The Corley Cheer-Community Edition

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2022 - 2023 School Year!


Thank you for making Corley Elementary such an outstanding place for our students to learn! Our theme for the 2022-2023 school year is, “Belonging Begins With Us” This theme was inspired by YOU, our family-oriented community which makes EVERYONE feel a sense of belonging! Your commitment of love shown to our teachers, administrators, and staff is what makes Corley feel so special! Having this combined shared spirit of collaboration, enthusiasm, and supporting those in need, is what propels student achievement to even greater heights! As your principal, I VALUE each and every one of you!


We are so excited that your child will be returning to Corley! We know this school year will be amazing, thanks to YOU! As your proud principal, I am thrilled to partner with you for the upcoming school year. Please see information about our instructional focus for the school year. This is in partnership with the Curriculum and Instruction Department.


  1. EL Education is our new K-5 literacy curriculum. EL is grounded in research and strategies to address the five elements of literacy instruction (vocabulary, knowledge-building, syntax, fluency, and decoding) most critical for closing the literacy achievement gap.

  2. Balanced Numeracy, with a focus on small group instruction, will continue.

  3. Instructional Conversations, an approach to support language development through content areas. Instructional Conversations is parallel to the Quality-Plus Teaching Strategies (QPTS). Trained teachers will use this technique in Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies as part of instructional practices.


Blueprint for the Future: Building the Bridge from Empathy to Excellence will be our foundation for providing a Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS), Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and Opportunity and Access to high-quality and rigorous curriculum and enrichment activities.

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Open House Information

Corley Elementary will host Open House on Friday (July 29th) from 8:00-11:30. We can't wait to see each of you. Please read the important information below:


The deadline to complete registration prior to Open House is Wednesday (July 27th). Returning students do not have to re-register online but will need to verify enrollment information at Open House. New registration will take place before or after Open House. If you have moved, we will need a new proof of residency. This consists of the following:


  • A copy of a bill, lease or mortgage
  • A copy of a utility bill


At Open House you will be able to do the following:


  • Meet your teacher!
  • Verify enrollment information
  • Drop off school supplies
  • Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch services. This is based on each parent's choice to apply
  • Get your bus and/or car rider number.

My Payments Plus

Corley Elementary and Gwinnett County Schools will gradually move in the direction of ensuring that the majority of payments are made through My Payments Plus. My Payments Plus is a multi-purpose website for Gwinnett County Public Schools. Once you create an account, you can use the site to pay for school lunches and field trips or to review and sign important documents. Please make sure to register for this platform prior to Open House. Gwinnett County Schools will be releasing pertinent documents such as the GCPS Handbook, Corley Handbook, Inclement Weather Forms, Technology Device Document, and more.


Listed below are the directions for My Payments Plus.

How To Set Up A My Payments Plus Parent Account
How To Review Signed Documents in My Payments Plus

Back-To-School News

GCPS Return to School~ Staggered start


Gwinnett County Public Schools will have a staggered start to the 22-23 school year. The first day of school for ALL students will begin on Wednesday, August 3rd but ONLY K-1st will begin in person while 2nd-5th will begin the first day digitally. Please see GCPS 2022-23 school calendar and details below.


  • Wednesday, August 3rd - Students in grades K, 1, 6, 9, and students with special needs who are served in a small group will start in person. All other students will participate in digital learning at home. If your child is in need of a device in grades 2nd-5th, please see our website for details, prior to MYTD.
  • Thursday, August 4th - In-person instruction begins for all other grades.

School Lunch

GCPS Students will have access to a meal (breakfast and lunch) throughout the year. However, due to the expiration of USDA Covid-19 waivers, students will now be charged for meals based on their individual eligibility for 2022-2023 School Year.


Therefore, student meals will return to full price at this time, or if desire, please complete a free/reduced lunch application on-line via our school website or in person during Open House.


Meal prices for elementary students below:


Student breakfast -$1.50

Student lunch -$2.25

Adult Breakfast -$2.50

Adult Lunch -$3.75

Technology Updates

Access for students (devices & internet) in the digital platform is important as more students engage in the digital learning resources.


* Every 2nd-5th student will need a device in order to fully participate in digital learning for our staggered back-to-school days. If your child needs a device for digital learning, it will be available for pickup at Open House upon completion of a Device Distribution Form.

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