The Corley Cheer-Community Edition
October 3, 2022
October has arrived! I am very excited to begin another month with you as the very proud principal of Corley Elementary School! The students, teachers, and support staff here work very hard to make every minute of the school day count! Parents, thank you for all you do to support our work. It is truly a team effort!
It was great to see so many of you during our Family Engagement Night! Each and every participant had the opportunity to work with members of our staff with fun and informative activities! I look forward to seeing you during the Conferences this month. Our partnership ensures the success of your students at Corley!
Please review the exciting updates below. We are #CorleyStrong! We can't wait to see you soon!
Celebrating Ms. Blythers!
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
The early release dates for Gwinnett County Public Schools are October 19th and October 20th, 2022. During these days Corley will conduct parent teacher conferences.
Wednesday, October 19th and Thursday, October 20th, Corley Elementary students will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m. If your student is a car rider/day-care rider, please make any necessary transportation arrangements for your child. Buses will drop students off at their stop at an earlier time.
Conferences can be held in-person or virtually. We will offer the convenience of online conference scheduling that allows you to make and change your conference appointments more easily and choose times that best match your family’s schedule. If you will need translation, please bring a translator with you.
We will be utilizing an online scheduling system for this session of conferences. The online sign-up window will open on Monday, October 3rd at 4:00 PM and close on Thursday, October 13th at 4:00 PM. At 4:00 PM on Monday, October at 4:00 PM the parent-teacher conference sign-up link will be listed on the Corley Elementary home page.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Gwinnett County Public Schools Calendars (2023-2024)
The company will send your purchased shirts to the school within three weeks of the purchase date. The digital spirit wear 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 have passed since your purchase date. We can't wait to see you in your Corley attire!
College and Career Readiness
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.
- October 3rd
- November 7th
- December 5th
- January 9th
- February 6th
- March 6th
- April 10th
- May 8th
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.