Summer Slide Summer 2 Summer Sun

As summer vacation begins, we would like to remind parents that the single best way to keep your child sharp with their reading skills this summer, is daily reading. Research has proven a “Summer Slide”, or drop in students’ reading achievement, occurs when children do not read during the summer months. Like any other skill, reading requires practice, practice, practice. Students who use summer hours to read books that interest them and are on their Lexile level have tremendous benefits when returning to school in the fall. Let's make sure our students have a good book this summer when they're not in the classroom!

Here are some resources for Ebook access this summer:

1. The Camden County Public Library; ERead Kids electronic books, and online Book Buddy summer reading program offered there this summer. Follow their Facebook page for updates. *you will need a library card to access

2. MyOn - e-books; ask your child’s teacher for his/her username/password.

3. Tumble Books Library
Username: Tumble735
Password: books

4. Capstone Interactive eBooks:
o Visit and click "Log In"
o Username: continue
o Password: reading      
*** This link is only free until June 30th

Click the image below for some helpful tips on how to talk with your little ones about Covid-19.


Military Luncheon

School Messengar

Our school system utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.

You can participate in this free service just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.

On Friday, August 30th at 5 PM, you will also receive a text message that will also allow you to Opt In to our text messaging service. If you wish to start receiving our messages, just reply Y or Yes to the message you receive.

This is just one more way we are working to keep you informed!

Click here for more information. 


Military Flagship Award

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, 2017

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 SAFE

Crooked River Elementary
3570 Charlie Smith Sr. Hwy
St. Marys, GA 31558
Phone: 912-673-6995
Fax: 912-882-2761

School Hours:
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Mrs. Shawny Thorpe
Mrs. Shawny Thorpe

Dr. Mark Lang
Teaching and Learning Specialist
Dr. Mark Lang

Mrs. Ellen Graw
Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Ellen Graw
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