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 —
Planning to Attend a School Event?
The following forms must be completed prior to school events for entrance to WCES:
School Access Form
District mandated for entrance to the school for any reason.
WCES Event Form
For specific school events – must be filled out for each separate event.
School supply lists
Click on the following links to access the supply list for the upcoming school year:
Wards Creek VPK
Our 2023-24 VPK program is full, we do not anticipate any openings. You can join our waitlist.
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
- Optional Teacher Planning Day on August 2, 2023
- Teacher Pre-Planning to include 7.5 hours of Teacher Inservice on August 3, 2023
- Teacher Pre-Planning to include 7.5 hours of Teacher Inservice on August 4, 2023
- Teacher Pre-Planning to include 7.5 hours of Teacher Inservice on August 7, 2023
- Teacher Pre-Planning to include 7.5 hours of Teacher Inservice on August 8, 2023
- Teacher Pre-Planning to include 7.5 hours of Teacher Inservice on August 9, 2023
- Students Report to Class on August 10, 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
Student/Parent Covid Information & Protocols for 2022-2023
REMINDER: Review the Health Questionnaire daily with your student.
For the 2022-2023 SY, please refer to the St. Johns County School District Illness Guidelines found here: https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/health/illness/ for general health concerns related to your child.
There is no longer a dedicated district COVID hotline. For all future COVID-related testing, questions, or concerns, please consult your child’s pediatrician for guidance and recommendations.
Should the pediatrician recommend your child stay home from school, please notify your child’s teacher(s) of their upcoming absence. Upon return to school, a parent or doctor’s note must be provided to excuse the absence.
St. Johns County School District will no longer provide exposure notifications for the upcoming school year.
Please refer to our district website for any covid-related information and updates: https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/covid-19
- Attendance email (notify the school if your student will be absent)
- Home Access Center
- Wards Creek Event Form
- Change of Information form (Make changes to personal information or Emergency Pick Up list)
- 21-22 School Year Parent Input Survey
- Census Information 2020-21
- Class Size Letter 2022-2023
- Economic Security Report Summary
- Elementary Choice Letter 22-23
- Equity Flyer
- Florida Standards Resource for Parent
- HS Volunteer Form
- Parent Handbook 2022-2023
- Parent Letter for Disability Awareness
- PBIS Handbook 2022-2023
- PK-K Orientation 2022-2023
- Required Instruction Letter
- School Safety Letter 2022-23
- Service Animal Policy
- Sheriff Hardwick Letter 2022-23
- SPAR Report
- Student Code of Conduct Letter 2022-2023
- Student Code of Conduct 2022-2023
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
ESE Parent Survey
Each year, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) conducts an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Parent Survey. The survey is open to all parents of children with an individual education plan (IEP) receiving ESE services from preschool age through grade 12.
2022-2023 Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption
The St. Johns County School District has begun the review process for the Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption. Once available for review, the digital resources will be posted on the Instructional Materials Adoption web page and available for review. The core resources that have been submitted for evaluation were selected from the state adoption consideration lists when available. Additional resources for advanced programs may be reviewed from materials listed as appropriate for the program indicated.
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.
We encourage parent and community participation in our adoption process. If you would like to serve on a school committee and formally review the resources as a part of the school review team, please contact any school or our office at 904.547.3947 by April 21, 2023. Committee membership is limited. School administrators will select the appropriate number of reviewers from the list of interested participants.
Request for Community Input
As a part of the adoption process for Social Studies Instructional Materials, all St. Johns County residents are invited to complete an evaluation of the instructional materials being considered for adoption recommendation from April 3rd through May 1st.
To submit your evaluation, you will need to create an account at EdCredible.com and select the Social Studies Adoption for St. Johns County School District.