Crooked River Elementary School
September Word of the Month

September Character Trait


Using your words and actions to show others you care.


2017-2018 School Calendar

Click on the image above to view the 2017-2018 School Calendar.

Helpful Information
Teacher of the Year & Support Staff Person of the Year!

Promotion & Retention Information

  • C.R.E.S. is on Facebook!

    Click HERE to subscribe to the Crooked River Elementary Facebook page and keep informed about upcoming events, news and announcements.  You must have a Facebook account and be logged in to the account to access the link.

  • Camden County Schools Facebook Page

    Follow Camden County to keep up with the latest CCS news, photos, and videos.  To access the Camden County Schools Facebook page, click HERE
  • 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.
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.

  • Attention Mobile App Subscribers!


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.

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
  • Parent Conference Night
    *Each conference night is from 4:15 - 5:15 PM

    Sept. 25 - 4th grade

    Sept. 26 - 1st grade

    Sept. 27 - 2nd grade

    Sept. 28 - Kindergarten

    Oct. 2 - 3rd grade

    Oct. 3 - 5th grade

  • Papa John's Pizza Night
    Sept. 21st
  • Picture Orders/Money Due
    Sept. 22nd
  • Teacher Workday - No School for Students
    Oct. 9th
  • Report Cards Go Home
    Oct. 11th
  • Fall Book Fair
    Oct. 16th - 20th

    8:00-3:00 daily*

    *Closing at 2:00 on Friday

  • Fall Picture Make-Up Day
    Nov. 1st
Important! New School Hours

Parents, please be aware of our new school hours for the 2017-2018 school year
*Daycare will be open for drop off at 6:30 AM
            *The building will be open for all students at 8:00 AM
                  *Our school day begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 3:30 PM.


2017-2018 Student Handbook

Click the image below to read the 2017-2018 Student Handbook.

Instructional Day Begins at 8:30 AM


Attention Parents

Please remember that the instructional day begins at 8:30 AM.  All teachers begin teaching promptly at 8:30 AM; therefore it is very important that students be in their classroom, seated, and ready to go at 8:30 AM.  Students who are not in the classroom by 8:30 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.

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.