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.
Letter from our Principal
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 —
School supply lists
Click on the following links to access the supply list for the upcoming school year:
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.
Learn more or place your order here.
Schedule & Events
- Spirit day – Farmers & Flannels on December 1, 2023
- Spirit Day – Ugly Sweater Day on December 8, 2023
- PTO – Holiday Grams on December 11, 2023
- Spirit Day – Pajama Day on December 15, 2023
- PTO – Faculty Soup & Grilled Cheese Day on December 15, 2023
- PTO – Holiday Movie Night/Chorus – 5:30pm on December 15, 2023 5:30 pm
- All schools will be dismissed 1 hour early on December 21, 2023
- 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
- Census Information 2020-21
- Class Size Letter 2023-2024
- Economic Security Report Summary
- Elementary Choice Letter 23-24
- Equity Flyer
- Florida Standards Resource for Parent
- HS Volunteer Form
- Parent Handbook 2023-2024
- Parent Letter for Disability Awareness
- PBIS Handbook 2023-2024
- PK-K Orientation 2023-2024
- Required Instruction Letter
- School Safety Letter 2023-24
- Service Animal Policy
- Sheriff Hardwick Letter 2023-24
- SPAR Report
- Student Code of Conduct Letter 2023-2024
- Student Code of Conduct
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
Instructional Materials Adoption Update
The adoption review of Social Studies resources for the St. Johns County School District has ended. Resources that were selected by adoption committees for submission to the School Board for adoption consideration are available online. All selected resources have been approved and adopted by the Florida Department of Education. Updates will be posted when appropriate.
Some print materials may be available for review. If you would like access to the available printed materials or require assistance reviewing the online resources, please call the Instructional Resources and Media Services office at 904.547.3947. Materials are available for review from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM when district offices are open.
For more information about the textbook adoption process, please visit the Florida Department of Education Instructional Materials web page.
"Strategies Parents and Caregivers Can Implement to Address Anxiety Related Symptoms in Their Students" Online Discussion on December 5
Please join us on December 3, 2023, from 6pm to 7:30pm for a virtual discussion titled "Strategies Parents and Caregivers Can Implement to Address Anxiety Related Symptoms in Their Students." The discussion will be presented by guest speaker Marlena Jenkins.