August Newsletter

2020-2021 School Year

First day of school Photos!

First Week of School


The first week of school went very well. We have had a few glitches but overall we feel good about moving forward and continually improving our Virtual Blended Classroom.

We APPRECIATE how flexible and understanding our Parents have been for Opening Up Remotely!

PTO NEWS CORNER

Hello Creekside Parents!

The CES PTO is gathering parent information to be able to communicate with parents throughout the entire 20/21 school year. We would like to communicate with you both during digital learning and as we are hopefully able to return to face to face learning. Our weekly email will inform you of school information, PTO events, volunteer opportunities and more. Please take a moment to fill out the google form. Also, please mark your calendar for September 8th at 5:30pm. We will have our first meeting of the year via Zoom. The link will be posted in the coming week. Thank you from your Creekside PTO!

Change from 12 Week Grading Period to 9 Week Grading Period

9- Week Grading Period

Hello to our Creekside Families,

Craven County Schools district and schools are working very hard to keep parents informed about their child’s progress. This communication has never been more important. Currently, Craven County Schools reports student progress to parents on separate grading cycles. Students in grades 6-12 receive report cards every nine weeks. In Kindergarten - 5th grades, students’ report cards are provided every 12 weeks. There are numerous reasons to adjust the reporting schedule for our youngest students to a 9-week grading cycle, including but not limited to, alignment to a systematic approach to improvement.

  • Teachers can provide more formalized feedback to parents before retention recommendations are made. In the current situation, students may only have one grading period to make adjustments, which is unfair and does not represent what we know about the cognitive development of children.

  • Educators will have an additional opportunity to share strategies with families for interventions that may aid students in a blended learning environment.

  • Craven LIVE students in grades K -5 will receive two report cards before winter break when their commitment to Craven LIVE is over, and at which time they may elect to return to Plan A, B, or C.

  • Our system will be aligned to one grading cycle to allow schools to “share” teachers due to allotment concerns.

  • All K- 12 Schools will be on a 9-week grading cycle.

First Day of School for our Creekside Crocs!

Welcome Back to Creekside!

We are so excited to begin our new Remote Digital Journey for the 2020-2021 School Year!


For your convenience we will have links to all our teachers Zoom classrooms that will start on Monday, August 17th. We are all so excited to start this new journey with our Creekside Crocs and cannot wait to see them in ZOOM Monday morning!


Our Creekside Staff would like to Thank You for your patience with our New Journey to our Creekside "FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL REMOTE LEARNING"!

First Day Pictures

Please send First Day Pictures and others of your child in the Virtual Remote Learning. Send Pictures to Mrs. Franks angie.franks@cravenk12.org so we can continue to add pictures to our Newsletter each week! (Collages, Slide Shows, and more)


  • Put name and grade in email
  • Make sure you have completed the Media Release Form

Thank You! Cannot wait to add all these Great First Day Pictures!

Information about Virtual and Blended Learning for Craven County Schools

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Croc Parent Landing Page

This page is a WORK IN PROGRESS! As we continue to find various resources and self help steps for you as we journey into our new Remote Learning Adventure we will continue to add and update this site.


We are currently working on a link in this site to add that you can complete a Help Request that we will monitor continually each day to better serve your needs.

Chrome Book & IPad Return Information

Hello Creekside Families,


We are grateful for each of you as we continue to process and plan for the change from plan B to plan C. Please know that we are doing everything we can to make this process as easy as possible for all families.


We need all families to return chromebooks or iPads that were checked out to them.

Please return the device to the school starting:


Monday, August 3 through Wednesday, August 5 from 9:00-4:30.


All students will be issued a Craven County Ipad that will be required for digital learning. Your child’s classroom teacher will be calling you to set up a date and time for a One on One Open House no later than Monday, August 10th. During these One to One Meetings your child will receive and set up their new device.


Creekside Beginning of School Year Newsletter

Hello to all our Creekside Parents and Students,

Please make sure you continually visit this Newsletter to be provided information about the various processes and procedures for this school year.