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 Welcome from the Superintendent

                                                                                                                                                102 State Road 13, Suite 1,

                                                                                                                                                 St. Johns, Florida 32259
                                                                                                                                                   (904) 886-4919
                                             n behalf of the St. Johns County School District, it is an honor to serve your          
                                             children and families. Aligning with our mission and vision, I am steadfast
                                             in my resolve to put children first. With the new school year on the horizon,            Publisher Mark Pettus
                                             district staff have worked tirelessly to make our schools a safe and clean     
                            place where your child wants to come each day to be inspired to have good character with                  Editor Martie Thompson
                            a passion for lifelong learning and to be educated and caring contributors to the world.        
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We are continuing to research the present data and utilize the expertise of healthcare professionals to determine the       
most appropriate response to the spread of COVID-19. As many of you are aware, this is a very fluid situation and will                Bookkeeper Emily Whitehead
continue to change during the school year. I believe it is important to recognize these changing conditions and prepare     
parents, students and staff for a school year that needs to be flexible and adaptable to the current circumstances.                   Advertising Sales Linda Gay
While the focus and primary goal of the school district is to have all students return to our school buildings, there will            (904) 607-5062 cell
likely be situations arise that could require short-term closure of schools or individual classrooms. We must keep the                Advertising Sales Rebecca Thomson
health and safety of all members of our school communities as the top priority.                                             
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In addition, we have made purchases of protective materials that will assist in maintaining a safe environment at our
schools and on buses. One of the most challenging issues is the use of facial coverings. We understand the benefit of
facial masks, but also the challenge this poses to young children and the wearing of masks for extended periods of
time. So, we ask for your support, patience and understanding as we work through this challenge together.                             The St. Johns County School Directory is a free
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  St. Johns County School Board

              District 1                            District 2                           District 3                       District 4                        District 5
    Beverly Slough, Board Chair                   Tommy Allen                           Bill Mignon                     Kelly Barrera            Patrick Canan, Board Vice Chair

   Tim Forson: Superintendent of Schools                          The St. Johns County School Board has earned              School Board
   (904) 547-7502                                                 the designation of Master Board.                          (as of July 31, 2020)
   TBD: Deputy Superintendent for Operations
                                                                                                                            District 1 – Beverly Slough, Chair
   TBD: Deputy Superintendent for Academic
   & Student Services (904) 547-7522                              School Board meetings are held on the                     District 2 – Tommy Allen
   Dawn Sapp: Associate Superintendent                            second Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. at the
                                                                                                                            District 3 – Bill Mignon
   Curriculum & Instruction (904) 547-7772                        School Board Administration Building at 40
                                                                  Orange Street, unless otherwise posted.                   District 4 – Kelly Barrera
   Kyle Dresback: Associate Superintendent
   for Student Support Services (904) 547-7724                    Workshops are held at 9 a.m. on the first and             District 5 – Patrick Canan, Vice Chair
   Cathy Hutchins: Associate Superintendent                       fourth Tuesday of the month as needed.
   of Human Resources (904) 547-7601

Dear St. Johns County Parents, Teachers and Students:

W                   e at Florida NewsLine,
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 community newspapers, are pleased to continue
 our annual tradition of publishing the St. Johns
                                                                  each St. Johns County school, including contact
                                                                  information, round out the publication.
                                                                  This directory is made possible through the
                                                                  assistance of St. Johns County School District
                                                                  Director of Communications Christina Langston
                                                                                                                           Mark Pettus, Publisher
                                                                                                                           Martie Thompson, Editor
                                                                                                                           Julie Gerona, Creative Director
                                                                                                                           Linda Gay, Advertising Sales
                                                                                                                           Rebecca Thomson, Advertising Sales
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 district, including a listing of the school board
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John A. Crookshank Elementary Grades K-5                                                           Cunningham Creek Elementary Grades K–5
                                                                    Principal                                                                                       Principal
                                                                    Marquez Jackson                                                                                 Edie Jarrell

                                                                    1455 N. Whitney Street,                                                                         1205 Roberts Road
                                                                    St. Augustine FL 32084                                                                          St. Johns, FL 32259
                                                                    P (904) 547-7840                                                                                P (904) 547-7860
                                                                    Year Opened: 1959                                                                               Year Opened: 1995
                                                                    Mascot: Cougars                                                                                 Mascot: Cardinal
  Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District                                                    Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster,
                                                                                                    St. Johns County School District

                     Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios                                                                Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios

Located in historical St. Augustine, John A. Crookshank Elementary serves a diverse community of   Cunningham Creek Elementary’s school colors are red, white and black and the mascot is the car-
learners. The school fosters challenging academic curriculum, character education opportunities,   dinal. The school is approximately 80,000 sq. ft. on roughly 37 acres. Cunningham Creek Elementary
and after school programs focusing on the arts and physical development.                           serves the community students as well as many students participating in the Exceptional Student
                                                                                                   Education programs in Northwest St. Johns County. Cunningham Creek Elementary is also home to
The school’s mission statement is, “Our professional learning community at John A. Crookshank
                                                                                                   the Little Cardinal’s Nest, a stand-alone preschool program.
Elementary School is dedicated to the development of students’ academic, social, and emotional
well-being. We will plan purposeful lessons and instruct standards using best practices, so all    The school’s mission statement is, “Cunningham Creek Elementary School is a community of Caring
students are equipped with a growth mind-set and the skills necessary to address and overcome      Cardinals, committed to creating an atmosphere that encourages students to develop to their
challenges they may face in their future.”                                                         greatest potential. Through our commitment to Communicating, Caring and achieving Excellence,
                                                                                                   all Cardinals will soar with a passion for lifelong learning."

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                                                                                                                         2019 Golden School Awards –
                                                                                                                   38 schools for parent volunteer programs
                                                                                                                          2019 Silver School Awards –
                                                                                                         17 schools for student volunteerism (secondary schools only)
                                                                                                                        2019 Five Star School Awards –
                                                                                                              13 schools for outstanding community involvement
                                                                                                                  2019 American Youth Character Awards –
                                                                                                     39 seniors received $400 and 56 juniors honored for exemplifying the
                                                                                                                              Six Pillars of Character
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                                                                                                                        Pursuing Victory with Honor –
          (904) 230-8080                                                                 only school district in the state to implement the David Mathis PVWH
                                                                                                          Award given annually to an outstanding high school athlete.
                                                                                                           2020 Winner – Maegan O’Brien, Bartram Trail High School
             2020 Election Dates                                                                              The Dr. Joseph G. Joyner Sportsmanship Award –
                                                                                                      Awarded to an adult individual in the community or school system
         Primary Election - August 18, 2020                                                          who recognizes that athletics is an important part of the total school
        General Election - November 3, 2020                                                                              program in St. Johns County.
                                                                                                     2020 Winner – The Late Wendell McCraw, St. Augustine High School
   For voter registration and election information call or visit:                                       2018-2019 Learning Legacy Lifetime Achievement Awards
                   (904) 823-2238 •                                                             Nancay Pellicer, graduate of St. Augustine High School
                                                                                                               Jeb Smith, graduate of St. Augustine High School
                                                                                                     2020 American Youth Character Awards – 41 seniors received $400
                                                                                                      and 54 juniors honored for exemplifying the Six Pillars of Character.
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Durbin Creek Elementary Grades K–5                                                                    W. D. Hartley Elementary Grades K-5
                                                                  Principal                                                                                              Principal
                                                                  Angela Fuller                                                                                          Dr. Paul Goricki

                                                                  4100 Race Track Road                                                                                   260 Cacique Drive
                                                                  St. Johns, FL 32259                                                                                    St. Augustine, FL 32086
                                                                  P (904) 547-3880                                                                                       P (904) 547-8400
                                                                  Year Opened: 2003                                                                                      Year Opened: 1981
                                                                  Mascot: Explorers                                                                                      Mascot: Hawks
 Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster,                                                               Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District
 St. Johns County School District

                       Photo credit: Cady Studios                                                                         Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios

Durbin Creek Elementary, home of the Explorers, displays planet Earth as their school logo. The       W. D. Hartley Elementary School, home of the Hawks, is located in the quiet neighborhood com-
school’s history dates back to the opening of Fruit Cove School in 2001; Durbin Creek Elementary      munity of The Shores in south St. Augustine. Hartley Elementary was founded in 1981, and currently
was, at the time, part of the K-8 grade student body. Current enrollment at Durbin Creek Elementary   serves 570 students. The vision statement of Hartley Elementary is that it will grow a community
is approximately is 830 students. At Durbin Creek Elementary, we offer a variety of enrichment        of responsible, confident, caring and educated citizens. Hartley’s mission is to provide a safe and
opportunities through clubs such as Girls on the Run, Art Club, Student Council, Safety Patrol, and   caring environment where every student’s academic, emotional and social needs are nurtured.
Chorus.                                                                                               Parents, teachers, and staff work together to create a community in which children are inspired and
                                                                                                      empowered to attain their full potential and embrace lifelong learning.
The school’s mission statement is, “Making positive contributions to society by expanding minds to
explore our expanding world.”

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                                                                                     Hickory Creek Elementary Grades K-5

    Discover the                                                                                                                                         Principal
                                                                                                                                                         Dr. Joy Reichenberg
                                                                                                                                                         235 Hickory Creek Trail
                                                                                                                                                         St. Johns, FL 32259
                                                                                                                                                         P (904) 547-7450
                                                                                                                                                         Year Opened: 2005
                                                                                                                                                         Mascot: Hawks
                                                                                      Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, St.
                                                                                      Johns County School District

                                                                                                         Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios

                                                                                     Hickory Creek Elementary is the “Home of the Hawks.”
                                                                                     Hickory Creek Elementary shares a larger campus with Switzerland Point Middle School and the
      At    Deerwood Academy, we prepare young minds                                 two schools collaborate academically and socially throughout the school year. By identifying the
                                                                                     way individual students learn, teachers prioritize academic rigor in an exciting atmosphere that
      and hearts for lifelong success. We are recognized by                          emphasizes creativity and growth, and places children at the center of their learning experience.
      the National Accreditation Commission (NAC) and                                The mission of Hickory Creek Elementary is to inspire in all students a passion for learning and for
      Florida’s Gold Seal Quality Care Program. Plus, our St.                        achieving their maximum social and academic potential.

      Johns campus features enriching before and after school
      programs for elementary students, as well as as bus service
      to and from surrounding schools. (Please call for details.)

      C   ontact us today to learn how our holistic approach to
      early education can help your child succeed in elementary
      school and beyond — and discover the Deerwood                                  R. B. Hunt Elementary Grades K-5
      difference for yourself.
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                                                                                                                                                         Augustine, FL 32080
                                                                                                                                                         P (904) 547-7960
                                                                                                                                                         Year Opened: 1959
                                                                                                                                                         Mascot: Islanders
                                                                                      Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District

                                                                                                         Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios

                       Where Learning Comes First                                    R. B. Hunt Elementary School is built on a belief that all children can learn. The staff works to
                                                                                     provide children with a supportive, caring environment that develops self-esteem, self-motivation,
                       – –                                       and a sense of responsibility. The school also strives to provide every opportunity for maximum
                                                                                     student achievement and to recognize and stimulate special talents in all students. The educational
              ST. JOHNS                              TOWN CENTER                     environment and the teaching strategies are designed to meet the goals and objectives of a strong
                                                                                     curriculum. The overall vision is to prepare students to become responsible citizens and to take
             904.230.8200                             904.807.9550                   their place as productive members of the community. Education is a cooperative effort among
          990 Flora Branch Boulevard                    7575 Centurion Parkway       home, school, and community and the administration at R.B. Hunt strive to build this partnership.
            St. Johns, Florida 32259                   Jacksonville, Florida 32256
          Preschool: 6 Weeks – VPK                    Preschool: 6 Weeks – VPK
      Before/After School Programs: K –5

                   Florida Department of Children and Families
                      License # C07SJ0083 and C04DU053
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Julington Creek Elementary Grades K-5                                                                  Ketterlinus Elementary Grades K-5
                                                                   Principal                                                                                               Principal
                                                                   Jeanette Murphy                                                                                         Kathy Tucker

                                                                   2316 Race Track Road                                                                                    67 Orange Street,
                                                                   St. Johns, FL 32259                                                                                     St. Augustine, FL 32084
                                                                   P (904) 547-7980                                                                                        P (904) 547-8540
                                                                   Year Opened: 1972                                                                                       Year Opened: 1924
                                                                   Mascot: Jaguars                                                                                         Mascot: Dolphins
 Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster, St.                                                            Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District
 Johns County School District

                   Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios                                                                         Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios

Opening on Sept. 8, 1972, the school was first known as Julington Creek School and served grades       Ketterlinus was named after Elizabeth Warden Ketterlinus, the oldest daughter of William Grey War-
one through eight. Six years later, a multi-purpose room was added. During the 1970s, kindergarten     den. She lived in Castle Warden, which is now known as Ripley’s Museum. Ketterlinus Elementary
and ninth grade were added. When Allen D. Nease High School opened in 1980, Julington Creek            originally opened in 1924 as St. Augustine High School on land donated by Mrs. Ketterlinus. In 1928,
sent its seventh, eighth and ninth graders to Nease and the school became a K-6. Once Switzerland      the school board renamed the school from St. Augustine High School to The Elizabeth Ketterlinus
Point Middle School was opened in 1991, the sixth graders moved there, making Julington Creek          High School. In 1981, Ketterlinus became a middle school serving sixth through eighth graders.
Elementary its present K-5 elementary.                                                                 Finally, in 1991, after major renovations were completed, it became Ketterlinus Elementary School,
                                                                                                       home of the Dolphins. The school currently services students VPK-5. The mission of Ketterlinus
The mission of JCE is to enhance the development of the total child by providing quality instruction
                                                                                                       Elementary School is to accomplish the highest academic achievement possible for each student
in the core academics, related arts, technology/engineering and overall wellness. This is possible
                                                                                                       in a safe learning environment that is staffed by caring, highly qualified teachers and staff. Ket-
through rigorous academics, high expectations, continuous teacher professional development,
                                                                                                       terlinus Elementary School is founded on a belief that “all children can learn and succeed,” but not
various extracurricular student activities, collaboration with Fruit Cove Middle school, and strong
                                                                                                       on the same day in the same way. Ketterlinus Elementary School believes that increased student
community support.
                                                                                                       achievement, along with school safety, should be top priority and high achievement can happen
                                                                                                       through the initiatives on campus including the Character Counts! initiative, professional learning
                                                                                                       communities, connection between home and school, and challenging academic curriculum.

                                                     RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN
A safe and healthy return to learning                                                   Temperature Checks:
The St. Johns County School District Return to School Instructional Continuity Plan     • All families are asked to check the temperature of their child each day prior to
 provides for teachers and principals to work with students and families to provide       leaving their home for school.
 standards-aligned learning opportunities. All students will have access to these       • St. Johns County School District will check the temperature of each student every
 learning opportunities. During this time, the district is empowering teachers, fami-     day.
 lies, and students to have time and space to manage this new reality.                  • A teacher or staff member should check the student’s temperature prior to instruc-
                                                                                          tion beginning each day.
Arrival:                                                                                • Students with a temperature below 100.4° Fahrenheit will be permitted to stay in
• Multi-entry points and controlled bus offloading will be in place.                      school; any student with a temperature at or above 100.4° Fahrenheit will be re-
• Schools will provide increased supervision to maintain directional flow, awareness of ferred to the front office and/or nurse based on health and safety protocol. Parent/
  social distancing, and decrease opportunities for large gatherings of students.         guardian will be responsible for picking up their student.
• Masks to be worn until temperature check is complete (before instruction begins).     • The student will be brought to an isolation space at their school until the parent/
• Masks will be provided to students if needed. Breakfast will be provided using          guardian picks up the student.
  distance protocols. Extended Day program will follow safety/temperature protocols.
                                                                                        Classroom Protocols:
Public Common Areas:                                                                    • When unable to social distance, masks will be required.
• St. Johns County School District will limit use of shared spaces and materials in     • Shields/dividers will be available in classrooms.
  commons areas.                                                                        • Hand sanitizer will be available in class rooms.
• Efforts will be made to give students access to learning resources in such a manner • Frequent visual and verbal hygiene reminders.
  that provides the appropriate degree of safety and sanitation.                        • To the greatest degree possible, separate student desks.
                                                                                        • Limit sharing of supplies, books, toys, etc.; any sharing requires disinfecting prior
Are Masks Required?                                                                       to passing from one student to another.
• Students will be required to wear face coverings while changing classes or using      • Increased opportunities (weather and space permitting) for students to go
  common areas of the school including bathrooms.                                         outside.
• They will not be required to wear face coverings if able to social distance in the    • Use of disposable bathroom/hall passes.
• Masks will be required on arrival until temperature is taken prior to first period.   School Meals (Breakfast and Lunch):
• Masks will be required for students on school buses where social distancing is not • To the greatest degree possible, school meals will be served in the cafeteria.
  possible.                                                                             • Alternative seating areas utilized to promote social distancing options.
• Students with disabilities or medical conditions that prevent any type of face cover-
  ing will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.                                        * This plan is subject to change as state, local and CDC guidelines are updated.
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        Otis A. Mason Elementary Grades K-5                                                                  Ocean Palms Elementary Grades K-5

                                                                         Principal                                                                                             Principal
                                                                         Monique Keaton                                                                                        Tiffany Cantwell

                                                                         207 Mason Manatee Way, St.                                                                            355 Landrum Lane
                                                                         Augustine, FL 32086                                                                                   Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
                                                                         P (904) 547-8440                                                                                      32082
                                                                                                                                                                               P (904) 547-3760
                                                                         Year Opened: 1992
                                                                         Mascot: Manatees                                                                                      Year Opened: 1996
         Photo Credit: St. Johns County School District                                                                                                                        Mascot: Otters
                                                                                                              Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster,
                                                                                                              St. Johns County School District

                            Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios                                                                     Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios                        Ocean Palms
                                                                                                                                                                                    Elementary School:
                                                                                                                                                                                      St. Johns County
        The mission of Otis Mason Elementary School states, “We believe student success is fostered by       Ocean Palms Elementary opened with the vision shared by area             Family and Com-
                                                                                                             students, parents, and the teachers of “Our focus is the child,         munity Involvement
        a continuous commitment to improvement, which ensures well-rounded and motivated learners.                                                                                   Award, 2019 – 2020
        We do this by maintaining a safe and dynamic learning environment, promoting high expectations       diversity is the strength and assessment is the cornerstone to
        for all students, nurturing determination, developing personal relationships, and involving our      both learning and teaching.”
        community.” At Otis Mason Elementary the goal is to maintain a safe and dynamic learning environ-    Ocean Palms, the home of the Otters, opened with Michael
        ment, promoting high expectations for all students, nurturing determination, developing personal     Parrish as its first principal and approximately 600 students. Mr.
        relationships, and involving our community.                                                          Parish stayed until his retirement in 2011 and became legendary
        The vision statement for Otis Mason Elementary School states, “The Mason Way is one that nurtures    for knowing every child by name and something specific about them. He was the founder of this
        a passion in every child for personal success, good character, and a desire to learn, explore, and   unique learning community that had a strategic focus on the "whole child," a decentralized struc-
        better themselves as they grow to be responsible members of our community.”                          ture, and tremendous parental support that continues today. Each and every student is the focus,
                                                                                                             because at Ocean Palms, every day, everyone, and everything matters.

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                                                                                                                                               K-12 Total: 44,248
                    Experience                                                                                                                Elementary: 18,918
                                                                                                                                             Middle School 10,283
                    the Joy of                                                                                                                High School: 13,266
                    Becoming                                                                                                               Alternative Schools: 434
                        Adult, Best Self!
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         Board-Certified   Child/Adolescent, Adult,                                                                         speaking 79 different languages.
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                        PVB    (Sawgrass/Nocatee)
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                            (Sawgrass/Nocatee)                                                                 disabilities, emotional/behavioral or autism spectrum
         and        in PVBplus
              San Marco,    (Sawgrass/Nocatee)
                               Tele-Psychiatry!                                                               disorders, speech/language or sensory impairments and
           in PVB (Sawgrass/Nocatee)
          Offices     in PVB (Sawgrass/Nocatee)
                                                                                                              developmental delays. An additional 2,149 students with
                                                                                    disabilities receive accommodations through 504 plans. | 2020 - 2021 St. Johns County School Directory | 11

Osceola Elementary Grades K-5                                                                              Palencia Elementary Grades K-5

                                                                     Principal                                                                                                 Principal
                                                                     Tina Waldrop                                                                                              Catherine Goodrich

                                                                     1605 Osceola Elemetary
                                                                     Road, St. Augustine, FL                                                                                   355 Palencia Village Drive
                                                                     32084                                                                                                     St. Augustine, FL 32095
                                                                     P (904) 547-3780                                                                                          P (904) 547-4010


                                                                     Year Opened: 1991                                                                                         Year Opened: 2012
                                                                     Mascot: Wildcats                                                                                          Mascot: Pirates
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                                                                                                             St. Johns County School District

                    Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios                                                                            Photo credit: Leonard’s Studios

Osceola Elementary is located just outside the historic district of St. Augustine. Osceola Elementary      Palencia Elementary School has been constructed to Green Building Standards and includes many
is a Title 1 School that serves students from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. The school prides itself    unique qualities. Since the school opened, students have used technology seamlessly throughout
on having an exceptionally committed and dedicated staff, parents and community/business part-             the school day to enhance their understanding of core instruction and practice academic skills.
ners. Osceola Elementary provides its students with one-to-one contact with caring adults, a safe          The school’s mission statement routinely comes to life, as Palencia Pirates (students, staff, and even
place to learn and grow, opportunities to give back to the community, and a healthy start. The mis-        School Advisory Council members) use much gusto to chant and act out with hand motions: “We
sion is “Osceola Elementary will be a family of learners working to become successful in academic          are a C.R.E.W setting S.A.I.L. into tomorrow’s world.” Pirate staff teach young pirate students that
and social settings. By nurturing determination, grit, and a growth mindset in every student, we           C.R.E.W. stands for Creative, Responsible, Engaged, and Worthy, while the letters in S.A.I.L. represent
will create life-long learners.” This belief reflects the vision that “Better Never Quits!” The teachers   Successful, Adventurous, Innovative Leaders.
and staff strive to fulfill this mission statement through rigorous instruction and participation in the
AVID college and career readiness program. In addition, Osceola Elementary offers resource classes         Two core values resound at Palencia Elementary: we are lifelong learners, and we take care of each
in art, music, media, and physical education as well as many extracurricular activities that include       other.
multiple music performance groups, Robotics Club, Green Team, K-Kids and Girls on the Run.

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                                                                                                                                       Leading faculty, programs
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  Picolata Crossing Elementary Grades K-5                                                                   PV/PV - Rawlings Elementary Grades K-5

                                                                       Principal                                                                                             Principal
                                                                       Ken Goodwin                                                                                           Dr. Jesse Gates

                                                                       2675 Pacetti Road                                                                                     610 A1A North
                                                                       St. Augustine, FL 32092                                                                               Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
                                                                       P (904) 547-4161                                                                                      32082
                                                                                                                                          P (904) 547-3820 (PVPV)
                                                                                                                                                                             P (904) 547-8570 (Rawlings)
                                                                       Year Opened: 2017
                                                                       Mascot: Pumas                                                                               
                                                                                                            Photo Credit: Michael Clark, Webmaster,
   Photo Credit: Florida NewsLine                                                                           St. Johns County School District                                 Year Opened:
                                                                                                                                                                             PV/PV: 1959
                                                                                                                                                                             Marjorie K. Rawlings: 1992
        Photo credit: St. Johns County School District                                                          Photo credit: St. Johns County School District.              Mascot: Sea Turtles

  Picolata Crossing Elementary is the “Home of the Pumas.” The students, staff, and community have          Year Opened: Ponte Vedra-Palm Valley Elementary School – 1959; Marjorie K. Rawlings Elementary
  created a caring environment where “students come first.” We believe that a positive climate and          School - 1992
  culture helps all students learn. Picolata Crossing Elementary will inspire good character and a pas-     Ponte Vedra-Palm Valley Elementary (K-2 grades) and Marjorie K. Rawlings Elementary (3-5
  sion for lifelong learning in all students, creating educated and caring contributors to the world. The   grades) merged into one school in 2008. Both campuses are located on 40 acres of land in the
  goal is to build positive, powerful relationships between students and teachers by creating a strong      northeast pocket of St. Johns County. Current programs offered include full time Exceptional Student
  learning environment and a lasting commitment to the community that supports them.                        Education (ESE), both resource and inclusion for students with specific learning disabilities,
                                                                                                            gifted blended classrooms in grades second through fifth, speech and language services and an
                                                                                                            extended day enrichment program.
                                                                                                            The school motto is Work Hard, Be Kind, Be Awesome!

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                           First in state in reading:
                3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grades
                            First in state in math:
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South Woods Elementary Grades K-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Timberlin Creek Elementary Grades K-5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Principal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Principal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Randy Kelley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Linda Edel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4750 State Road 206 W.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    555 Pine Tree Lane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Elkton, FL 32033                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          St. Augustine, FL 32092
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      P (904) 547-8610                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          P (904) 547-7400
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Year Opened: 2005                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Year Opened: 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mascot: Eagles                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mascot: Eagles
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       St. Johns County School District

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Originally named Hastings Elementary School, South Woods Elementary is “Home to the Eagles.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Timberlin Creek Elementary is “Home to the Eagles” and its mission statement is, “We are a com-
South Woods Elementary has a vision shared by the administration, teachers and parents which                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   munity, together creating excellence, using tools of the information age to inspire personal growth,
states, “Our school will create a secure community that will instill in all students a desire for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              creative thinking, and exemplary character.” Timberlin Creek Elementary is a state-of-the-art school
academic excellence, fostering the development of caring, productive citizens.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                located in a rural setting in NW St. Johns County. The school is built on a 39-acre plot of land and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               consists of an administration building, five houses with eight classrooms in each, two playgrounds
Each and every student is our focus. That’s why the motto at South Woods Elementary is, “Where                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and a video production area. Timberlin Creek Elementary fosters a positive school culture by
every child counts!”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           combining the Character Counts! strategies with other academic, social, emotional, and character
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               development domains.

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 Wards Creek Elementary Grades K-5                                                                                 The Webster School Grades K-5
                                                                              Principal                                                                                                      Principal
                                                                              Bethany Mitidieri                                                                                              Bethany Groves
                                                                                                                                                                                             420 N. Orange Street,
                                                                              6555 S.R. 16                                                                                                   St. Augustine, FL 32084
                                                                              St. Augustine, FL 32092                                                                                        P (904) 547-3860
                                                                              P (904) 547-8730                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                          Year Opened: 1959
                                                                              Year Opened: 2007                                                                                              Mascot: Wolverines
                                                                              Mascot: Warriors
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  St. Johns County School District                                                                                                                                                                  2020 St. Johns
                                                                                                                                                                                                    County Teacher
                                                                                                                                                                                                      of the Year:
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lori Price,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Webster
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 Named after the Wards family, Wards Creek Elementary opened in 2007. The inaugural class had the                  The Webster School was built in 1959 as a small neighborhood
 distinct honor of selecting the school mascot which became the "Warriors" as well as the school                   school consisting of two hallways. The school’s namesake,
 colors of black and gold.                                                                                         James Webster, served as the first principal. From 1971 to 1982,
                                                                                                                   Webster was a sixth-grade center. Many parents of our current students attended then and were
 Wards Creek Elementary opened its doors to 680 students. The current enrollment is approximately                  known as the Webster Warriors. In 1982, Webster Elementary began serving students in full-time
 700 students. The school provides services for students from pre-K to fifth grade. The mission                    Exceptional Student Education classes and children in grades pre-K through fifth grade. Four more
 statement is, "At Wards Creek Elementary, we ensure Achievement, Learning, and Leadership for                     wings were added that year, along with some permanent outbuildings.
 ALL." The vision for Wards Creek Elementary is to build and sustain a culture that provides a safe
 environment where all stakeholders collaborate to ensure growth and achievement for all.                          The school continues to pride itself on its diversity and the ability to meet the needs of our children
                                                                                                                   and families. In 2017, The Webster School became a Community Partnership School, striving to
 Wards Creek believes that all people can be leaders. They pride themselves on helping children                    serve the needs, not only of our students, but of our community. The Webster School is also an AVID
 build and develop a growth mindset and the belief that with hard work, all things are possible.                   elementary school, which emphasizes the importance of college and careers and the skills needed
                                                                                                                   to be successful in the 21st century. The staff strives to instill in all of their students the intrinsic
                                                                                                                   motivation to succeed and always do their best.
                                                                                                                   This past year school administration has challenged their staff, students and school community to

                                                                               UncertainTimes, SillyFaces          participate in Rachel’s Challenge. The goal is to create an awareness of how kindness can make our
                                                                                                                   world a better place to learn and grow and to put a Stop to Bullying. “Success for ALL. No Excuses!”

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Freedom Crossing Academy Grades K–7                                                                      Liberty Pines Academy Grades K–8
                                                                     Principal                                                                                               Principal
                                                                     Allen Anderson                                                                                          Traci Hemingway

                                                                     1365 Shetland Drive                                                                                     10901 Russell Sampson Rd.
                                                                     St. Johns, FL 32259                                                                                     St. Johns, FL 32259
                                                                     P (904) 547-4232                                                                                        P (904) 547-7900
                                                                     Year Opened: 2018                                                                                       Year Opened: 2008
                                                                     Mascot: Falcons                                                                                         Mascot: Wolves
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Freedom Crossing Academy, home of the Falcons, is one of the district's newest K-8 schools.              Liberty Pines Academy houses grades K–8 and is located in a suburban area in NW St. Johns
Located in the Aberdeen community, Freedom Crossing Academy can house approximately 1,490                County. The school is designed to provide each child with an education appropriate for academic,
students at full capacity. The design of Freedom Crossing Academy was a modification of Patriot          emotional, and social growth in the rapidly changing world. This goal will be achieved by creating
Oaks and Valley Ridge Academies with the addition of a third floor that houses eight classrooms,         positive, child-centered instructional opportunities for our students.
three science labs, ESE classrooms, a Technology Lab, Business Lab, Skills Lab and Resource Room.
                                                                                                         Liberty Pines Academy will open a new building at the beginning of the 2020 – 2021 school year to
Freedom Crossing Academy’s mission statement is “Falcons take FLIGHT!” The letters in FLIGHT             support the growth in our community. This new building will serve students in third through fifth
encompass qualities that we want for students and staff. FLIGHT stands for Focus, Leadership,            grade.
Imagination, Grit, Heart, and Team! Our school vision statement is “Breaking Barriers.” It is our goal
                                                                                                         The mission of Liberty Pines Academy is “All children are: respectful, responsible, and ready to
for our students, staff and school to break the barriers that are holding us from the next step in our
                                                                                                         learn.” The vision at Liberty Pines Academy is to ensure high levels of learning and expectations for
dreams and achievements.
                                                                                                         all students and staff. Through our continuous collaborative efforts, students will have character,
                                                                                                         knowledge, and skills essential to pursuing their goals and dreams successfully throughout their

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