Crooked River Elementary School
Attention Parents!

 April 20, 2017


Dear Parent (s)/Guardian (s),

Please accept this as a reminder;  All students who are car riders must be dropped off out back from 7:10 a.m. to 7:40 a.m.  Parents who walk their children into the building need to park in the designated parking area and walk their child/children into the building.  We have had several near accidents out front which is for bus traffic only in the mornings and afternoons.  We want everyone to arrive and depart safely from Crooked River Elementary.  Also, students who are tardy should be escorted into the building.  I want to extend a special “Thank you” to everyone for following our early morning and afternoon dismissal procedures.  Your cooperation is appreciated.  Feel free to contact me (912-673-6995) if you have any questions.



Dr. Sheila Sapp


School Calendar Update

3rd, 4th and 5th grade parents:  End of Grade Georgia Milestone Testing

April 18th, 19th , 20th, 24th and 25th

Fifth grade only - the 26th and 27th

Promotion & Retention Information

Please Participate!

Safety Alert

 Attention parents! Please remember that the school building, base gate, and car rider gates open for students at 7:10 AM and no sooner. Please DO NOT drop off children at school any earlier than 7:10 because there will be no adult supervision. Our students’ safety is the utmost importance here at Crooked River Elementary School! Thank you!

2016-2017 School Calendar

Click on the image above to view the 2016-2017 School Calendar.

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  • Healthy Food Choices
    We would like to remind you of the Camden County Guidelines for Food Being Brought to School and share with you The Camden County School System list of Healthy Snack Choices for your students.
Teacher of the Year & Paraprofessional of the Year!

Title I Reward School Fourth Year in a Row!

Press Release from the GA Dept. of Education:  Crooked River has been named a Highest Performing Title I School again this year, for the FOURTH year in a row!  Just goes to show what we already know, Crooked River Elementary is an OUTSTANDING school with the best faculty, staff, students, and parents! 

Click here to read the official press release. 

Welcome to C.R.E.S.!

Welcome to Crooked River Elementary School!

We are excited to have you!  Click HERE for some helpful information to assist you and your child.

Common Sense Media - Digital Citizenship

Teaching our students to be safe and smart online is very important to us at CRES.  Our Digital Citizenship Vision is that all students will be equipped with the tools, knowledge, and character to be respectful and responsible while navigating the internet, even when no one is watching.  Click HERE for The Family Tip Sheet or the image above, to view the Common Sense Media website.

Helpful Information
School Success
The ABC's of School Success
Attendance - Be on time, all day, every day!
Behavior - Follow school expectations!
Course performance - Every class counts!
Upcoming Events
  • End of Grade Georgia Milestones Testing
    April 18th, 19th, 20th, 24th, and 25th

    for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders

    *April 26th and 27th for 5th grade only

  • Progress Reports Go Home
    April 26th
  • Spring Book Fair
    May 1st - 5th
  • Field Day
    May 11th - Kindergarten-2nd

    May 12th - 3rd-5th

  • Last Day of School for Students
    May 19th
  • Post Planning for Teachers
    May 22nd & 23rd
Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certification

Instructional Day Begins at 7:40 AM


Attention Parents

Please remember that the instructional day begins at 7:40 AM.  All teachers begin teaching promptly at 7:40 AM; therefore it is very important that students be in their classroom, seated, and ready to go at 7:40 AM.  Students who are not in the classroom by 7:40 will be marked tardy.  Thank you for ensuring your child is here on time every day!

National Anthem Ettiquette

In an effort to model and teach our students the correct etiquette for the pledge of allegiance and the national anthem, we will adhere to the following guidelines from the U.S. Congress.  If you, parents and community members, are in the building during the morning pledge and anthem, please stop and follow these guidelines also in an effort to assist us in modeling the proper etiquette.

      In 2007, the U.S. Congress addressed etiquette for the pledge of allegiance and the    national anthem in 36 USC 301. When saying the pledge of allegiance, citizens of all ages should stand at attention, face the flag, and salute by placing the right hand over the heart. Men should remove their hats, and women any sports caps. When in uniform, military personnel, firefighters, and law enforcement officers give a military salute.  Veterans and service personnel out of uniform may give the military salute or place the right hand over the heart.

     Everyone, even very young children, should rise, remain standing, and salute by placing the right hand over the heart during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner—first note to last. The anthem isn't easy to sing, and you need not do so if you don't have the necessary range. But you must stand quietly until  "O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave" has rung out and the music ends.

Information for New Tests in Georgia
  • Georgia Milestones

     Do you have questions about the new Georgia Milestones Assessment? Click here to view The Parent's Guide to New Tests in Georgia created by the National PTA or click here to read information from the Georgia Department of Education. These two resources provide lots of helpful information about the new Georgia Milestones Assessment System. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact your child's school. We are always here to help!

    Grade 3 EOG Assessment Guide

    Grade 4 EOG Assessment Guide

    Grade 5 EOG Assessment Guide

    Sample Test Questions

Safety at C.R.E.S.


Information on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI)


Georgia was one of 10 states granted a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act in February 2012. The state created a new accountability system called the College and Career Ready Performance Index, which will roll out for the first time on May 7th. Please see the links below for more information on how our schools will now be scored.

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Title I
Home of the Dolphins and a 2002 Georgia School of Excellence because of their exemplar history of academics, extracurricular programs and community involvement, Crooked River Elementary School (CRES) first opened its doors to students on August 29, 1986.  Named for its proximity to the Crooked River on the northern border of St. Marys, CRES provides a  motivating learning environment for Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade with an average enrollment of 520 students.  Serving students from the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base and surrounding area, the CRES faculty is composed of 42 certified professionals, 12 paraprofessionals, 3 clerical employees and a registered nurse.
If it is to be, it is up to me.  If I believe, I can achieve.