The Corley Cheer-Community Edition

September 16, 2022

Greetings Corley Community,

September is off to a wonderful start! Usually, you will receive the community version of The Corley Cheer at the beginning of each month. However, there are exciting updates that we wanted to get to you. I look forward to seeing you at our Title I Family Engagement Night on Thursday, September 29th (5:00-6:30).

Please review the exciting updates below. We are #CorleyStrong! We can't wait to see you soon!

~Mrs. Duckworth


  • September 15th: Hispanic Heritage Month Begins!

  • September 16th-Digital Learning Day

  • September 22nd-Title I Parent Meeting (9:00 AM)

  • September 29-Family Engagement Night (5:00 PM-6:30 PM)

Administrative And Counseling Team

Principal- Ms. Aleshia Duckworth

Assistant Principal- Ms. Jacquetta Baldwin, Grades 2 & 5

Assistant Principal- Mr. Gregory Jackson, Grades K, 4, and Special Needs

Assistant Principal- Ms. Tammy Knox, 1, 3, & English Language Learners

Assistant Principal- Dr. Leslie Retchko- Pre-K & Specials

Counselors- Ms. Joanie Huston & Ms. Dilanie Lewis


A variety of Corley Spiritwear shirts will be available on our school website. The wonderful shirts are available for parents, staff and students. This will include t-shirts, long sleeved tops, hoodies and more! There are also options to select a variety of colors, based on your preference.

The company will send your purchased shirts to the school within three weeks of the purchase date. The digital spiritwear shop will be available on a 2 week cycle, resulting in the first day of purchasing beginning on October 3rd and concluding on October 17th.

Purchases can be made via the school website or through the flyer that will be sent home with your students on September 29th. Your purchases will be delivered to the school and sent home with your students after three weeks has passed since your purchase date. We can't wait to see you in your Corley attire!

School Store Prizes

Corley Elementary and other GCPS schools are partnering with the School Store platform. Within this program are opportunities for students to win prizes, based on instructions for the program. Participation in this program is not a requirement. Flyers and more information will be sent home next week!

AKS At Home

You are invited to the AKS At Home sessions. Please call the school if you need more information about this wonderful opportunity.

College and Career Readiness

In conjunction with Goal 4.B from Our Blueprint For The Future, Corley Elementary will celebrate college and career readiness throughout the school year. This will range from educating our Corley Scholars about the many opportunities for colleges and careers after graduating high school. Our focus will be to work to ensure that we prepare our Corley Scholars with the skills that are necessary for being prepared for postsecondary and workforce readiness. The Blueprint indicates the importance of ensuring that our students have multiple pathways to success based on their demonstrated knowledge, skills, abilities, and interests.

We encourage your wonderful students to join our staff as we dress up in an attire that supports a college that we love or attended. Please see the dates for this initiative.

  • November 7th
  • December 5th
  • January 9th
  • February 6th
  • March 6th
  • April 10th
  • May 8th

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Health And Wellness

GCPS schools have established reasonable and precautionary practices within the school to minimize the risk of infection and/or spread of COVID-19 and Monkeypox.

Guidance is subject to change based on updated recommendations from CDC/Department of Public Health and will be communicated to local school HRT members.

  • Provide opportunities for regular handwashing.
  • Implement the custodial schedule/processes to clean high-touch areas during the school day. ​​​​​​​
  • Clearly communicate and follow COVID-19/Monkeypox criteria for return to work/school in consultation with county nurses.
  • As of August 18th, masks are strongly recommended, but optional for staff in all GCPS facilities. In addition, at this time mask coverings are OPTIONAL for students, and visitors. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Action Items for School Plan

  • Ensure each common area and classroom will have hand sanitizer available for use.
  • Continue to provide ample time for restroom and handwashing opportunities.
  • A custodial schedule will be utilized to ensure cleaning of high-touch areas is occurring throughout the school day.

*Protocols for reporting COVID-19/Monkeypox contact exposure will be followed and reported immediately to administrators/district health officials. Please see additional information regarding Monkeypox procedures and CDC Guidelines from GCPS.