Falcon's Nest

Alcova Elementary School

January 21, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,


This has been a short but busy week at Alcova. As we celebrate the 100th Day of School, we realize every day of school is so important for our students' to be learning and growing. I appreciate your continued support at home by reading daily with your student, by asking your student what they learned at school each day, and by encouraging them to show you their schoolwork or homework. Please take a moment to look at the newsletter for all that is coming up soon at Alcova and have a wonderful weekend.



Cortina Harris

Principal

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Devices Will Be Sent Home Daily Beginning 1/7/22

Beginning Friday, January 7th, Alcova students who need a school-issued Chromebook for home use will take their Chromebook home each afternoon. The students will return it to school the next morning for use at school. This is like having a textbook or other learning material that a student brings back and forth to school each day. If your student does not need a device to use at home, they will not be bringing one home.


The goal of this instructional practice is to make sure all our students have a Chromebook at home or school when they need it for completing homework, working on school projects, completing assigned online readings, or accessing Zoom meetings with teachers (such as on synchronous Digital Learning Days).


This plan is part of a new county practice for all schools as we begin the second semester so that students will have equitable access to a device for studies and daily homework if needed. We believe it is important that all our students have access to a computer to support learning at school or at home.

If you have not read and signed the device agreement, please do so by clicking the blue Device Agreement Button below. Please complete and send the form to your student's teacher.

Report Cards

December 17th marked the end of semester 1. Student Report Cards will be mailed beginning Friday, January 14th. After this date, the report card will also be available to view in parent portal, in ParentVUE, under the documents tab.

Girls on the Run is for EVERY Girl

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Girls on the Run is so much more than running. Their tested curriculum blends physical activity with skill development that enables girls to adapt to whatever comes their way. Girls on the Run understands the important connection between physical activity and overall emotional health. Trained volunteers guide girls through research-based lessons which creatively integrate movement in a fun and motivating way. By signing your girl up for Girls on the Run, you are giving her the opportunity to connect, grow and learn how to navigate difficult situations.


The spring season registration lottery is open through Tuesday, January 25.


Our team is meeting in-person this season. Our meeting days and times are: 2:45-4:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Our first practice will be Tuesday, February 15th. The program is for girls in 4th and 5th grade.


Click here for more information and to register.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Adriane Grey - 678-376-8521 or adriane.grey@gcpsk12.org

I look forward to working with your amazing girl!


Sincerely,

Adriane Grey

Head Coach

School Counselor

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Hello, wonderful Alcova Community!


Are you staying in town during our upcoming Winter Break? Maybe you're wanting to get out with your family for an exciting afternoon of hockey fun? What if I told you that you can do BOTH of these, AND come out to support our Alcova Community?


On Sunday, February 20th, the Alcova Singers have been given the honor of performing our National Anthem before the Atlanta Gladiators take on the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at 3:00 PM. We've reserved a section just for us, and we've got to get our families and students out to support our hard-working Alcova Singers.


Below you will find a link and flyer that provides more information regarding purchasing tickets and our discounted group rate. Not only do you get the tickets at a cheaper cost, but a portion of the proceeds will come back to support our music program at Alcova. Send out that flyer to your friends, family members, neighbors, and everybody else who would love to support our Singers.


If there are any questions regarding purchasing tickets or anything else, feel free to send me an email at daniel.holder@gcpsk12.org. I hope to see you and your students at our game on February 20th!


Thank you,

Mr. Holder

Alcova is Proud of our December Falcon Scholars

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Celebrating December SOAR Students

USPS Free At Home Covid-19 Tests

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:



  • Limit of one order per residential address
  • One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
  • Orders will ship free starting in late January

Bus Dismissal Times

Families can 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 minutes..**
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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.
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Alcova ES School Calendar

Click here to see the calendar