Family Engagement Month

Nov. Family Engagement Month
Family Engagement Month

Did you know that November is Family Engagement Month?  Click here to read the official proclamation from Governor Deal.   We thank you parents and families for all you do to help your children succeed!  Click here to read a thank you letter from Richard Woods, the state superintendent.  For the Spanish version of the letter click here.

Holidays for Heroes

Presents   Connections Club

Holidays for Heroes

November 1 – December 1, 2017

             For a limited time, the Connections Clubs Ambassadors and students of this school are collecting personal hygiene items for veterans served by area Veterans Administration hospitals.  As one of our school’s families you are asked to supply ONE gallon-sized zippered bag filled with the following full-sized items:

  • One toothbrush (in the original packaging),

  • One tube of tooth paste,

  • One bottle of body wash, or

  • One bottle of shampoo

Feel free to include a holiday card for the veteran in the gift bag.

Thank you for making “Holidays for Heroes” a success!

Important Information

Camden County Schools Make-Up Plan for Hurricane Irma and Possible Future Closings

Camden County Schools were closed September 8 – 15, 2017 as a result of Hurricane Irma. After careful consideration by district and school-level administrators, the following make-up plan has been developed giving consideration to the importance of high student achievement, the local flexibility offered by our Strategic Waiver, and to minimize the negative impact on families:

• Students and staff will not make up four of the six days.

• All staff will document the remaining two days through timesheets after receiving supervisor approval. Student needs will be a priority during the approval process.

• Students will complete online or traditional 2-hour assignments for each class during a two week window - November 13-27. All assignments will be monitored and evaluated.

Future closings during the 2017-2018 school year will require staff to document time via timesheets and students will complete assignments in the manner described above.

Please click hereto read more about the make-up plans.

About Us

Crooked River Elementary

me to Crooked River Elementary

Home of the Dolphins

Title I Reward School

Title I Highest Performing School
2012,2013,2014,2015, 2016

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 585 students.  Serving students from the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base and surrounding area, the CRES faculty is composed of approximately 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. 

      Three Dolphin

At Crooked River, we have three school-wide behavioral expectations:
We are READY

Crooked River Elementary
3570 Charlie Smith Sr. Hwy
St. Marys, GA 31558
Phone: 912-673-6995
School Hours:
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Mrs. Shawny Thorpe
Mrs. Shawny Thorpe

Mrs. Karen Jones
Teaching and Learning Specialist
Mrs. Karen Jones

Mrs. Ellen Graw
Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Ellen Graw