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Our School Vision

Knight Vision: To share in the commitment of rigorous and high-quality instruction to meet the needs of every child.

Our 2022-23 school theme "TEAM KNIGHT...ALL IN!" is directly aligned with our continued vision and instructional expectations for Knight: to share in the commitment of rigorous and high-quality instruction to meet the needs of every child.

Knight Mission: To provide a positive, stimulating, and secure environment that empowers the individual to grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually in order to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.

Knight Belief: We believe all kids can learn…

…and we will establish high standards of learning that we expect all students to achieve. It is our job to create an environment in our classrooms that engages students in academic work that results in a high level of achievement. We are confident that with our support and help, students can master challenging curricula, and we expect them to do so. We are prepared to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and parents to achieve this shared educational purpose (DuFour, 1997a).


I am so PROUD to be your principal at Knight Elementary! The students, teachers, and support staff work very hard to ensure every minute of the school day is meaningful for students! Families, thank you for all you do to partner with us to support your children. Your partnership helps to make the following message a reality: Great Schools Build Great Communities and in turn, Great Communities Build Great Schools! Thank you to the entire Knight/Parkview Community for supporting our sweet school. We could not do this without you! #TeamKnight!

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences/Early Release Days are near - Wednesday, October 19th and Thursday, October 20th. Conferences will be held in-person or via Zoom. We understand the importance of frequent communication about grades and want to ensure you have the information you need about your child’s progress. An interim progress report was emailed/sent to parents on Friday, September 23rd.

Current grades for students in grades 2-5 can be accessed on the GCPS Parent Portal at any time during the school year. If you do not have access to the Parent Portal, please contact our office for assistance.

In addition, I would like to remind you to contact your child’s teacher—at any time during the school year— if you have any questions about your child’s academic progress. Working together, we can better support our students!

I look forward to our continued partnership to ensure the very best for our students and school community!

If there is anything I can do to support you, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at 770-921-2400 or

Your Proud Principal,

Dr. Toni Ferguson

Knight Elementary School

Knight Family Talk

Dr. Ferguson will hold Knight Family Talks throughout the school year for families to drop by, ask questions, and share ideas for improvements. Update: the first Knight Family Talk is Monday, October 17, from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM in the Knight Parent Center.

Parents, please take the time to review the Gwinnett County Promotion Criteria so that you and your child understand what is expected of them. If you have questions, please contact your child’s teacher. for 3-5 students!

The Gwinnett County Public Library is partnering with Gwinnett County Public Schools to provide online tutoring support to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Gwinnett students through Students will need a library account to access the service. They will be able to sign on for individual tutoring sessions daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and for 24/7 “drop-off” support (uploading a document for tutor review/feedback to be returned at a later time).

Find all the information you need to take advantage of this program by logging into eCLASS. Look for the box pictured below!

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Parent Vue App - Now Available

The Synergy Parent mobile app, ParentVUE, is now available for use. The app is available in the Apple App Store, as well as the Google Play Store. An active Parent Portal account is required to log in to ParentVUE.

  • It will allow parents, who have a parent portal account, to view schedules, grades, see when assignments are due, view graduation requirements, find missing assignments, and view other important student information.
  • If you have a Parent Portal account you will use the same log in username (email) and password that you use online.
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October 6 - 10

  • Fall Break
Saturday, October 8
  • Lilburn Daze
Wednesday, October 12
  • 5th Grade Field Trip to GA Aquarium
Thursday, October 13
  • College Awareness Day ~ Wear Your Favorite College Shirt
  • 1st Grade Field Trip to Washington Farms
Friday, October 14
  • Fall Picture Day
October 17- 21
  • Fall Book Fair Week
  • Great Days of Service Week
  • Bus Driver Appreciation Week
Monday, October 17
  • Knight Familly Talk 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM in the Knight Parent Center

Tuesday, October 18

  • PTA Spirit Night at Skate Along USA 5 PM - 7 PM
Wednesday, October 19
  • Early Release at 12:50 PM

Thursday, October 20

  • Early Release at 12:50 PM

Friday, October 21

  • House Challenge Day

October 24 - 28

  • Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 24

  • PTA General Meeting/International Knight 6 PM - 8 PM

Friday, October 28

  • House Color Day
Monday, October 31
  • United Way PJ Day ~ $1 United Way donation
  • Native American Heritage Month
Thursday, November 3
  • College Awareness Day
Friday, November 4
  • 4th Grade Field Trip to Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center
  • Progress Reports Go Home
Monday, November 7
  • Mock Election Day
Tuesday, November 8
  • Election Day / Digital Learning Day #2
Friday, November 11
  • Veterans Day Celebration 9 AM
Thursday, November 17
  • KDG Field Trip to Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary
Friday, November 18
  • House Color Day
  • School Council 7:30 AM
November 21 - 25
  • Thanksgiving Break

Let's Talk @ Knight Elementary

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Please join us for International Knight on October 24th, from 6 PM - 8 PM. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are looking for families to share their cultural traditions through storytelling, music, song, dance, art, or food. If you or anyone in your family are able to share, please sign up here:

We are also looking for volunteers to help set up and break down the event. If you are able to help, please also sign up using the link above.


Monday, October 31 will be United Way Pajama Day at Knight Elementary School (no costumes, please). Students may donate a dollar to United Way and wear their pajamas to school. All pajamas worn must be school appropriate.


In Gwinnett County Public Schools (CPS), we aim to create a school calendar that fosters student achievement while at the same time meeting the needs of our students, families, and communities. We design our school calendar around requirements codified in state law (180 school days for students and 190 days for teachers). In addition, staff and community preferences drive the various breaks throughout the school year.

While it is still early in this school year, we are seeking your valuable input and feedback on the calendar options for the 2023-24 school year. The calendar options were built based on feedback we have received from students, staff, families, and our community from previous school calendars. In these options, you will find an option that is very similar to the current 2022-23 calendar, as well as options with different features like the removal of staggered start days, the removal of some or all digital learning days, and the addition of holidays that are inclusive of the rich diversity we have here in Gwinnett County.

Please use this link to review and then share your thoughts on the 2023-24 School Calendar options.

We value your feedback on the calendar options provided for the 2023-24 school year. Thank you in advance for taking the time to review these options and share your thoughts with us.


Our third, fourth and fifth graders will participate in mock elections. They will vote using the student portal on November 7th. All voting participates will receive their very own "I Voted" sticker.

Transportation - important reminders!


Car Rider

  • Students will begin entering at 8:20 am.
  • Drop off ends promptly at 8:50 am.
  • Students arriving after 8:50 am will need to be checked in at the front desk by a parent/guardian.
  • Morning announcements will begin at 8:50 am.

Bus Rider

  • Buses will unload at 8:20 am.

Day Care

  • Students will enter the building beginning at 8:20 am.


  • Please contact the Parent Center from 9:00am - 3:00pm at 770-806-3887 if you are interested in volunteering.


Car Rider

  • Students will be released starting at 3:20 pm.
  • Pick up ends promptly at 3:50 pm.
  • Students not picked up after 3:50 pm will need to be checked out at the front desk by a parent/guardian with a photo ID.

Bus Rider

  • Buses will load at staggered times based upon their arrival.

Day Care

  • Students will be released starting at 3:20 pm.

CHANGE OF TRANSPORTATION: If your child needs a temporary alternate transportation route for the afternoon, please call the front office prior to 10 AM.



At Knight ES, all students will receive breakfast at no charge. (This year in GCPS all Title I schools will not charge students for breakfast). All students will be charged for lunch based on their current eligibility status (Free, Reduced, Full Pay).

Please complete a Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application for added benefits. Confirmed eligibility establishes a number of benefits for individual students, such as free or discounted college-admissions tests, AP exams, and college applications; scholarship opportunities; and no- and low-cost access to technology and internet plans. In addition, the percentages of qualifying students at a school are used as a measure to secure additional federal funding (Title I) to support students and their education, promote family engagement, and provide additional technology and internet access. Title I funds pay for additional teachers, Parent Centers, additional learning opportunities for students, extra resources, added technology, and more. Please complete an application today by scanning the QR code or clicking the link - GCPSMealApp.


  • Parents/families are welcome to enjoy lunch with their child(ren).
  • After checking in the office with an ID and securing a visitor badge, parents/families will meet their child(ren) at the entrance to the cafeteria.
  • Please allow your child to follow his/her normal routine in the cafeteria line. Feel free to bring a lunch with you or to purchase lunch at the salad/potato bar ($3.75).
  • Parents/families will utilize the bistro tables in the hallway outside the cafeteria.
  • When leaving the cafeteria parents should not escort students back to the classroom. Parents must sign out before leaving.
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Many thanks to all visitors for utilizing our Visitor Management System (VMS) and for submitting identification through RAPTOR. This increased security means that visitors have been screened prior to entering the rest of the building.

A new security feature is being installed in the foyer of the school. This new security feature is called, the "glass vestibule" which will be an additional layer for visitor check-in at the front door.

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 Health Response Team 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, 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 is being utilized to ensure cleaning of high-touch areas 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.

* In addition, if you or anyone in your home is sick and has tested positive for COVID-19/Monkeypox, please contact our clinic coordinator, Majonna Garcia, immediately.

Knight PTA News!

Please join PTA this year!

Knight PTA's ultimate goal is to benefit our children and support their learning experience. Membership is an opportunity to connect with other parents and to support our school. Our goal is one membership for each student. Membership is only $5 per person! Please join at:

Membership is $5 per individual adult (not per household or per student as GA PTA does not allow household memberships).

Thank you for supporting PTA!

Knight Elementary (KES) PTA Officers for the 2022-23 school year!

Co-President ~ Vanessa Estremadoyro

Co-President ~ Jocabed Montoya

Vice President ~ Kelly Morgan

Secretary ~ Denise Carter

Treasurer ~ Cherie Peck

If you are interested in volunteering to help support KES PTA and Knight Elementary, please send an email to

2022-2023 yearbook!

Order your 2022-2023 Knight Elementary Yearbook TODAY! Don’t Delay, Order Today! Price is $35. Order online at
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GCPS Updates

Be sure to visit the GCPSWebsite for all updates regarding the start of school.

Need More Help?

Please feel free to contact Allison Morant Dallas, , or Kelli Sheffield, , in our Parent Center. You can also reach them by phone from 9:00am - 3:00pm at 770-806-3887.

Please visit the Knight website often for information and updates at KnightESHomepage. Thank you for your generosity and support as we continue to ensure learning for all students at Knight Elementary!