At WCES we ensure Achievement, Learning, and Leadership for ALL.
To build and sustain a culture that provides a safe environment where all stake holders collaborate to ensure growth and achievement for all.
Building a Legacy of Leadership
Brick by Brick
Wards Creek Elementary is building a legacy of leadership and we want you to be a part of our ongoing history! We are offering commemorative bricks on our Legacy Walkway in front of our school building. Buy one to honor your current or former student, your family, a great teacher, a community member, alumni, your business or civic organization, or just to support our school. We want all friends and family to be included, so please spread the word!
School Supply Lists are available below in our Featured Links section or on the Registration Page.
Please contact Michael Taylor if interested in partnering with WCES. Email: [email protected]
Our 2021-22 VPK program is full. You can join our waitlist on the VPK page. However, please note that we do not anticipate any openings.
Find all relevant and need to know information in our Wards Creek Brochure (linked above) — Contains Information about the follow: School Hours and Contact, Numbers, Cafeteria, HAC/SAC, PTO, and Extended Day —
Important Student/Parent Covid Information & Protocols for 2021-2022
REMINDER: Review the Health Questionnaire daily with your student. Students MUST stay home from school when they are ill, awaiting COVID-19 test results, or if anyone in the household is COVID-19 positive. Thank you for partnering with us to help protect the safety of all students and staff.
PARENTS: To report a positive case of COVID-19, please first call the Department of Health at (904) 506-6081 for guidance on next steps.
To report either a student’s positive test result or that your student needs to quarantine since they are a close contact, please click on the appropriate link below to complete a short online reporting questionnaire. Our nursing staff will contact you if they need additional information:
Please refer to our district website for any covid-related information and updates: https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/covid-19
Schedule & Events
- Literacy Week on January 24, 2022
- PTO-Takeout Tuesday on January 25, 2022
- 4 & 5 grade Field Day on January 31, 2022
- KG & 1 Field Day on February 1, 2022
- 2 & 3 grade Field Day on February 3, 2022
- PTO – Valentines Spirit Sticks on February 4, 2022
- Teacher Inservice Day – Student Holiday on February 7, 2022
- Arrival – 8:00 am
- Classes Begin – 8:25 am
- Dismissal –
» 2:45 pm – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
» 1:45 pm – Wed (early release)
Our Core Values
We believe that:
The Character Counts Pillars of Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship are essential qualities to model and instill in our students.
All individuals are valuable and can make meaningful contributions.
A caring and compassionate learning environment will support the needs of the whole child and inspire all to reach their full potential.
Leaders are life-long learners
- Student Code of Conduct 2021-2022
- Student Code of Conduct Letter 2021-2022
- Parent Handbook 2021-2022
PBS Handbook 2021-2022
- Equity Flyer 2021-2022
- Florida Standards Resource for Parent
- Observation Policy
- Service Animal Policy
- Shared Parental Responsibility Policy
- SPAR Report
- HS Volunteer Form
- 21-22 Elementary Choice Letter
- Class Size Letter 2021-2022
- School Safety Letter 2021-22
- Sheriff Hardwick Letter 2021-22
- Economic Security Report Summary
- PK-K Orientation 2021-22
- Census Information 2020-21
- Parent Letter for Disability Awareness
- Spring Testing Window 2020-21
This is just a reminder that anyone (parent, guardian, friend, neighbor, aunt, uncle) must have school access to attend an event at Wards Creek Elementary, have lunch with a student and/or attend an awards assembly. If you have not already done so, please complete the School Access Form. The process for approval may take up to 4 weeks, so please fill out the application sooner than later for any guests that would like to have school access. Once the application is approved, school access will be valid for three years.
FortifyFL is a website and app developed at the direction of the Florida Legislature. Any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or getfortifyfl.com.
School District News
2021-2022 Instructional Materials Adoption for Mathematics UPDATE
St. Johns County School District curriculum department representatives and adoption committee members have completed the review process for the Instructional Materials Adoption for Math. On January 25, 2022, the School Board will conduct a public hearing to receive comment from the community regarding the final list of recommendations for instructional resources for this adoption. The public is invited to attend this hearing. The hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the District Administrative Building located at 40 Orange Street in St. Augustine.
We encourage parent and community participation in our adoption process. Please visit our Instructional Materials Adoption web page to:
- View the resources that are being considered for adoption.
- Find out how to serve on a school committee and formally review the resources as a part of the school review team.
- Learn more about the policies and procedures for textbook adoption.
B.E.S.T. Standards Presentation
The purpose of the video is to provide parents and community members with information about the new B.E.S.T. Standards for English Language Arts and math. The video also explains the timeline for the implementation of the new standards.
Apply Now for the SJCCA Program at R.J. Murray Middle School
Families of Current SJCSD 5th Graders,
All rising 6th grade students are eligible to apply for admission to the award-winning St. Johns County Center for the Arts (SJCCA) at R.J. Murray Middle School. For over 20 years, SJCCA has been a county and state leader in arts instruction. SJCCA students consistently receive the highest ratings and awards at regional and state competitions. Students who attend SJCCA programs have the opportunity to learn and perform at prestigious locations including the St. Augustine Amphitheater, Broadway, and Walt Disney World. SJCCA students often continue to future arts success at prestigious post-secondary institutions.
To learn more about SJCCA, please visit the MMS SJCCA website or attend one of the following informational sessions:
- Tuesday, January 18th at 6pm - Virtual Meeting
- Wednesday, January 19th at 6pm at Allen D. Nease High School
- Thursday, January 27th at 6pm at R.J. Murray Middle School