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Staying Healthy

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This is a message from the Granville County Public School System.

GCPS is working closely with our partners at the NC Department of Health and Human Services, our local Health Department, GCPS School Nurses, local health care experts, and the Granville County Emergency Management Services to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), influenza, and common cold in our community.  GCPS is focused on keeping our schools extra-clean and healthy!  Please help us by following the guidelines listed below provided by the NCDHHS:

A North Carolina individual has tested presumptively positive for novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The person is doing well and is in isolation at home. This is an isolated case, and COVID-19 is currently not widespread in North Carolina.

It is important to make sure the information you are getting about COVID-19 is coming directly from reliable sources like the CDC and NCDHHS. To learn more about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website at and NCDHHS’ website at

Be aware and use everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses including the common cold, flu and COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Be thoughtful about what you read or hear about the virus and make sure you are separating rumor from fact before you act.  

As our GCEMS Safety Officer, Reba Duke, said, “Focus on prevention, not panic. And wash those hands! “

We Have Books!!!
               We Have Books!!!
While your student is home please have them read at least 20-30 minutes daily.


Oxford Owl-
This award-winning website from Oxford University Press is your online resource for children’s books and other reading activities.

It’s designed to support their learning at school and at home. Once you register for free, you can access more than 250 free Oxford ebooks for kids along with storytelling videos, games and guides that help them develop their reading skills.

Storyline Online-

Storyline Online is another award-winning, interactive children’s literacy site that features famous actors like Kevin Costner, Betty White, James Earl Jones, Eva Longoria, and others reading children’s books alongside minor animation elements.

Each video has a brief explanation below it showing details of the run time, book author, illustrator, and publisher, suggested grade level, and a plot summary.

International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL)-

ICDL is a nonprofit organization that provides access to the best children’s books of their culture, and cultures around the world regardless of where they live. There are over 4,000 titles in 59 languages to choose from, that you can read to your children.

If you want a personal bookshelf for your family, create a free account and save your favorite kids’ books, set personal preferences, and bookmark books you’d like to read later.

Amazon’s Free Kids eBooks-

Amazon isn’t just an online store to buy stuff from. It’s also a rich resource for kids’ books online.

You can find free Kindle books for kids categorized under the Children’s eBooks section. There are several subcategories like Action & Adventure, Animals, Early Learning, Sports & Outdoors, each with 100 free eBooks to pick from so you can read a different one each day to your kids.

Barnes & Noble Free Nook Books For Kids-

The site has a special Kids’ section with different categories to choose from such as age or subjects, and you can sort them by title, bestseller, new or old, and user ratings.

If you have the Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader, you can download free online books for kids from ages 0-12 years. Some children’s favorites like Disney characters Elsa and Anna, or Dr. Seuss, Peppa Pig, Dork Diaries, and many others are all in there.

Mrs. P’s Magic Library-

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Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

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Student arrival will begin at 7:05 a.m.  Staff supervision will be in place at that time to ensure student safety.  For teachers to be ready to begin instruction, all students who arrive between 7:05 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. will report to a designated area until the bell rings.  Students who wish to eat breakfast must be in the cafeteria by 7:20. Our instructional day begins at 7:30. Giving our teachers the opportunity to ensure they are ready for the instructional day is vital to the safety and academic success of our students.  While we know it may be convenient, morning arrival time is not the appropriate time to conference with teachers. Teachers are to be greeting all students and getting them settled in for their instructional day.  

  • Students may begin arriving at school no earlier than 7:05 a.m. 

  • All students arriving by car should be released in the turning circle in front of the cafeteria.  Please help us keep your child safe by only using the turning circle as a drop-off area.  

  • It is not safe to drop students off across the street or in the bus lot. 

  • At C.G. Credle, we encourage independence in our students and respectfully ask that you allow your child the independence of walking him/herself to class.  We realize many parents may desire to walk with their children at the beginning of the school year, but after two weeks, all students first grade and older should walk independently to class.  We encourage our kindergarteners to do the same, but recognize this may be difficult for some parents. If you are going to walk your child to class, you must sign in at the computer station in the main office and print a visitor’s sticker.  Students must be dropped off at the classroom door. As part of teaching responsibility and independence, students unpack and get themselves settled in within their classrooms.  

  • If you are walking your child into school, please park on the opposite side of the street and use the crosswalk. 

  • The lane in the front of the school is our Car Traffic Lane.  This lane is used to provide our students a quick and safe drop-off area in the turning circle.  Therefore no parking is permitted on the school side of the street during morning arrival. 

  • The Car Lane Drop-Off moves quickly.  Please make sure that your child is packed and ready to exit the car. 

  • All cars exiting the turning circle must turn right onto College Street.  Left turns are not permitted because it slows down the Car Lane Line and is not courteous to the other parents who choose to use the Car Lane. 


Dismissal Procedures 


School will dismiss beginning at 2:35 p.m. The following procedures are put in place to

ensure the safety of all of our children. 

  • Each grade level will have an assigned location to stand while waiting to be picked up. 

  • If you are walking up to the designated area to pick up your child, you will need to park across the street, use the crosswalk, and present your Pick-Up Pass to the teacher. 

  • During car dismissal, the teacher will not release any student until all students are safely at their designated area sitting down.  It is very difficult to release students to some parents while trying to seat others.   

  • A Pick-Up Pass must be presented at all times when picking up students.  Please make sure you provide a Pick-Up Pass to all family members/friends of the family who will pick up your child.  If you need additional passes, please notify Ms. Greenwood in the front office.

  • Adults without Pick-Up Passes will be required to come to the office and sign the student out using our computer check-out system. 

  • Please bring a valid ID to check out your child. 

  • All teachers will be on duty ensuring all students are picked up safely and will not be able to speak with you until dismissal is over.   


Car Pick-Up Lane 


  • If you choose to use this service, you will stay in your car and line up in front of the school. 

  • You will need to place your Pick-Up Pass in the car window. 

  • The Car Lane Line will start in the turning circle at Bear-Safe and will continue down College Street past the school; therefore, no one is allowed to park on this side of the street unless you are using the Car Pick-Up Lane. 

  • A staff member will come to your car and get the child's name that you are picking up and assign you a bear - Safe (Cone 1) -Dependable (Cone 2) Industrious (Cone 3) Kind (Cone 4) Welcome (Cone 5)  

  • The child(s) name will be called by Walkie-Talkie to the assigned cone. 

  • You will proceed to the assigned cone where your child will be waiting. 

  • A staff member will load your child in your car. 

  • You will then proceed out of the turning circle and turn right onto College Street. 

Check-In/Check-Out Procedures 


At C.G. Credle, we use a computer system to check students in and out of school.  Please be prepared to show proper ID and plan ahead for the time it takes for your child to come from class and for you to sign him/her out.  This system will also be used to record all visitors coming to our campus. Any student entering the building after 7:30 is considered tardy and must be signed in by a parent using our computer system.  Our staff will assist you in this. No checkout after 2:10 per county’s safety policy.

By Gina Morris