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Our school campus is closed for students until April 15th

The following message was released by the SJCSD school district on Tuesday, March 17th:

Dear SJCSD Parents and Guardians, 

We continue to receive updates and recommendations from the Florida Department of Education. As of now, students in the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) will not return to school campuses until Wednesday, April 15. SJCSD employees will report to work on Monday, March 23 and students will begin online learning on Monday, March 30.  Any adjustments to this plan will be relayed directly from the SJCSD and posted on our website at

Teachers and staff will receive direction for work next week to include preparation and planning to ensure instructional continuity. We will be assisting teachers and school administration so that they can relay teaching methods, platforms and expectations to you and your child(ren). We will be releasing the instructional continuity plan on our website in the coming days and will provide further communication when it is available. 

Tomorrow you will receive a call from our mass notification system to ask if you have a computer or tablet at home that has internet access.  Please follow the prompts on your phone to answer this question.  You should only respond once per household.  This will let us know more about your child(ren)’s capability to access digital resources as we move more instruction online due to COVID-19.

If you have not opted into text messaging, we encourage you to do so by texting “Yes” to 67587. This will only work for cell numbers attached to your child(ren)’s parent/guardian contact information. 

Thank you for continued support and patience as we work through COVID-19 as it relates to our students, staff and schools.


Tim Forson
St. Johns County School District

Meal Service

Crookshank will be providing lunches for all children under the age of 18 from 11:00am-1:00pm March 23rd- April 14th. Meals will be served drive-thru style  between 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Meals are free to youth 18 years and younger and they MUST be present to receive a meal.
Please see more information

60th Anniversary Celebration for Crookshank will be rescheduled

Due to recent events, the 60th Anniversary Celebration not be held on April 18th as originally scheduled. We plan to reschedule this event in the summer. We will update this site with more information as it becomes available.

Daily Schedule

School Hours

New start time for the 2019-2020 school year!

All students

Start Time: 8:25 am
Dismissal: 2:45 pm
Wednesday Dismissal: 1:45 pm


Check Out Procedures

Parents this is just a reminder, per SJCSD Policy:

If the person requesting the release of the student is a person other than a parent or guardian listed on the emergency contact form, we shall not release the student without the consent of the parent or guardian who is listed on the emergency contact form.

Office Hours

For the 2019-2020 school year, the Front Office will be open from 7:55 a.m. to 3:45 pm. Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:45 a.m. and will report to the cafeteria for breakfast.

Dismissal Changes

Dismissal changes & Early Checkouts must be completed by 2:00 PM (M ,T, TH, F) and by 1:00 PM (W). 

Your respect for our dismissal policy helps maintain safety and security as we complete attendance/dismissal change/check-out reports accurately before students prepare for and move to their dismissal stations. It is often very difficult to locate students or get them ready to leave early during the last minutes prior to dismissal bell. Teachers and students are completing lessons, packing up, or on the move to dismissal stations.    

Thank you for your understanding and compliance as we work together for all students’ scholastic success!

Upcoming Events

  • March 16th-March 27th- Spring Break NO SCHOOL!
Sebastian Middle School

Attention Parents of 5th Graders attending Sebastian Middle School:

  View more important dates coming up this spring.

The 2019-2020 CES Yearbook is currently on sale for $13.00. Please visit to order today. Access Code is C482411

District-Wide Registration

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on March 2nd.

New Students
District-wide registration for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on March 2nd. Starting on that date, you will be able to click the Register My Child For School button on our school website to complete an online registration form for your child.

Paperwork needed:

1. Child’s Official Birth Certificate
2. Social Security Card
3. Complete immunizations/ Shot Records
4. Current Physical
5. Three Proofs of residence

 For more information please contact Lisa Cogar at (904) 547-7846.

Returning Students
Beginning the week of March 23, parents/guardians of all current students will receive an email from PowerSchool to complete the annual Returning Student Verification Form for the upcoming school year. The email will contain the link and instructions needed to complete the verification.

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Robinson!

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Rookie Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Simpson-Stump!

Releasing Students from School

Bus Stop Safety

The Transportation Department has asked that we publicize the Guide to a Safe and Efficient Bus Stop.

Free Meal Provision

For the 2019-2020 school year, John A. Crookshank Elementary will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision. This means all students can be served breakfast and lunch for no charge. For more information, please view the official notification.

Math & Reading

How I can impact my child’s math and reading? Check out the PowerPoint, Academics and Me: How can I impact my child’s math and reading? for helpful links and information on how to help your child at home.

Join Us for Lunch

School Lunch
We encourage parents to come and have lunch with their students. The procedure is very easy:

Sign in at the Front Office and receive your badge. To get the badge, you must have been cleared through the “KeepnTrack” system.

  • Retrieve your child from the cafeteria, and then proceed to the screened in patio.
  • Return your child to the cafeteria when your lunch is finished, and sign out in the Front Office

For security, we do ask that if someone other than the parent will be having lunch with the student that the parent writes a quick note addressed to the office letting us know who is coming in, and that they have your permission to eat lunch with your student. Just send the note in with your student that morning.  If you realize later in the day that someone has time to come in and have lunch with your student, you can call the office at (904) 547-7840.

Student Records

Fax MachineIf you need to request student records from John A. Crookshank Elementary, you can now fax your request to (904) 547-7835.

School News

Helpful Links

School Access

In a continuing effort to provide safety and security to our students and staff we ask that you complete a School Access Form if you plan to enter a facility in the St. Johns County School District. This includes if you would like to participate in activities such as birthday parties for your child in their classroom, eating lunch with your child in the cafeteria, field trips, book fairs, field days, as well as readers, tutors, mentors, etc. It can take 4-6 weeks for the process to be complete. Start the process today.

If you are having trouble accessing the online form from home, our office is open from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Come and see us to start the process for access to our school.

FortifyFL App

FortifyFL is a website and app developed at the direction of the Florida Legislature. Any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or

School District News

Update from Superintendent Forson, March 26

Dear SJCSD Parents and Guardians,

I cannot thank you enough for your patience and understanding as we transition our instruction to online/remote learning for our students on Monday, March 30. We have created A Parent's Guide to Online Learning video presentation which can be viewed at We will continue to add resources, guides, and information to aid you and your child in this new environment.

Our teachers are excited to welcome their students into their virtual classrooms and restart their instruction. While I do not expect that everything will work perfectly, I know that we will get better and more comfortable in this environment each day.

We are in the process of distributing laptops/hotspots to those families who are in need of this technology support. All laptops/hotspots will not be distributed by Monday, but we will continue working to accomplish this task as quickly as our resources allow.

Again, I am infinitely proud of our teachers and administrations to plan and prepare for your child. I am extremely appreciative of you, your children and your families to support this new normal. We are excited to get started and continue this school year. We are all in this together. Stay safe and encourage and support one another.


Tim Forson
St. Johns County Schools

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