Falcon's Nest

Alcova Elementary School

November 4, 2021

Principal's Message

Go Braves!!!!

It has been an exciting couple of weeks watching the Atlanta Braves play in the World Series! I hope it has brought some excitement to your family as it has to mine!

We are still looking for parent volunteers to assist with classroom activities as well as cafeteria supervision. If you are interested, please contact Billy Gibson in the Parent Center at 678-226-7996.

Thank you and enjoy your weekend!

Gwinnett Schools Closed on Friday, November 5th

Gwinnett County Public Schools joins the rest of Atlanta and Georgia in congratulating the Atlanta Braves on winning this year’s World Series. In celebration of our hometown team, Gwinnett County Public Schools is joining surrounding school districts in closing schools on Friday, November 5. We know that many of our students, families, and staff are planning to take part in this historic celebration and we foresee that special events on Friday could have a major impact on school district operations and attendance. Again, Friday will be a student holiday in Gwinnett County Public Schools. This will not be a digital learning day and there are no plans to make up this school day. In addition, all staff-- with the exception of 12-month employees-- will not report to work on Friday.

While we know this unplanned day off will be an inconvenience for some of our families, this decision was necessary to address the anticipated high absenteeism rates among students and staff.

This is an exciting time for Atlanta. We know that none of our students (and some of our staff) were not alive the last time the Atlanta Braves won a World Series. Enjoy this historic moment! Go Braves!

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Bus Dismissal Times

Starting Monday, 9/27th, families will be able to see when afternoon buses have left our school. Please go to the Alcova Quick links section from the homepage's navigation bar, then select Afternoon Bus Dismissal. **To see real-time updates, you will need to refresh that page every few miinutes..**
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Important Required Back To School Orientation Agreements for all students.

All parents, please visit mypaymentsplus.com to sign off on required orientation agreements for all students. Visit our website for helpful directions on setting up an account.

Ice Cream Sales

Ice cream will be sold on Fridays. All ice cream is $1.00.

School Hours

Please remember school hours are from 8:15am -2:45pm. Students may enter at 7:45am and car riders will begin dismissal at 2:40pm. Starting this year, announcements will begin 8:10am, so that instruction may begin promptly at 8:15am. Thanks in advance for getting your children here on time ready to learn.

Car Rider Info

Just a Reminder: The Car Rider Lane will close at 8:15 am. All students arriving after 8:15, must check in at the front office with the parent. Please do not drop your child off if the doors are closed.

Message for Digital Students

If you did not pick up your supplies or in need of a computer, please come to the school Monday- Friday between 9:00-2:00 for pick up. Parents may pick up a lunch for digital students between 11:00-12:00 in the bus lane directly infront of the school.

Empty Stocking Fund

We want to relieve some of your financial worries. Since 1927 The Empty Stocking Fund has remained committed to supporting parents and guardians who may be struggling financially by giving you an opportunity to choose gifts to give them during the holiday season. In 2019 we expanded our offering to include a Back to School supply distribution in partnership with metro area school dsitricts. Our goal is to relieve as many financial burdens related to providing for your children that we possibly can, allowing you to redirect any funds you may have spent on these items to supporting your family's needs in other ways. It takes a village, and ESF wants to be part of yours!

Click here for more information.

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Alcova ES School Calendar

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