October 2023 Newsletter
School in-session: 8:00am - 3:00pm
AM Carpool: 7:30am - 8:00am
PM Carpool: 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm
As a reminder, we strongly urge our families to arrive on time to school. Carpool ends at 8:00am, and classes begin promptly thereafter. Arriving late disrupts the classes, and students miss out on important academic time.
Students arriving after 8:15 am will need to be checked-in at the school office. Please park your vehicle and escort your child into the school to complete this process.
To ensure the safety of our students and staff, there will be a no-entry window during our afternoon carpool, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
Early Checkouts will not be allowed after 2:00 pm.
Please remember to have your permanent car rider tag or temporary tag visible on your windshield during your entire drive through carpool. We must see an official tag issued by New Life Academy of Excellence. Otherwise, we will need to verify your identification before a student can be released to your car. For our students' safety, we will not release students through verbal car rider number identification, or through pictures of the tag. Thank you for your understanding!
AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
Please arrive on-time to pick up your child after their activities have ended for the day. Extensive late pick-ups will result in your child being removed from the club.
*NLAE will follow GCPS emergency closure/cancellations. Families will be alerted if any clubs or activities are canceled for the day.
In the event that your child is sick, please do not send them to school. Your child must be free from fever for 24 hours before they may return.
If your student needs to take medication at school, the parent/guardian will need to transport the medication to the school office, along with a clinic form to be kept on file.
***Download the "Reasons to keep your child home" handout from GCPS below***
The New Life Academy of Excellence School Nutrition Program invites all families to submit a Free/Reduced Lunch Application every year.
Don't wait, apply now online!
It's never too late to fill out an application!
The online application is a quick and easy way to complete this process:
**Students will be allowed up to two (2) meal charges before an alternative meal is served.
Please check MyPaymentsPlus to confirm that your student's account has been replenished for the new school year to avoid any charges on your account.
Full Pay: $3.50
Students with a dietary restriction will need a form on file with the School Nutrition Department. Vegetarian meals are available daily through our new lunch service company. However, a document must be filed in order to receive these meals.
Please download the Dietary Restrictions form and instructions below.
Forms may be turned in to the front office
October 2023 Lunch Menu
District Assessments are coming up during the first two weeks of October for our 1st - 8th graders. Please look for information from your teachers regarding the dates for testing. These assessments will cover information taught during the first 9 weeks of school.
Have a fun and safe break!
Yearbooks are now on sale!
Head to the Lifetouch Yearbook Purchase WEBSITE
Enter Yearbook Code: 14806924 (or search for our school)
Deadline to purchase: March 31, 2024
We will have a very limited number of extra books on hand after all pre-ordered yearbooks have been delivered. To guarantee a yearbook purchase, please pre-order a copy.
Early Release Days are coming up!
Wednesday, October 18
Thursday, October 19
On Early Release Days, our students will be dismissed at 11:30am.
Please be sure to pick your students up by 12:00 pm.
**All afterschool activities for Wednesday, October 18 have been canceled.
All transportation changes should be communicated to the school office.
Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place on Early Release Days.
Your child's teacher(s) will communicate sign-up information for each class.
If you need an interpreter for your conference, please let us know!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 678.720.9870
Come one, come all!
The annual NLAE International Night will take place on
Friday, October 20, 2023 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Enjoy a night of traveling around the world and learning about the many different cultures that are represented right here at New Life Academy of Excellence!
We hope to see you there!
As New Life Academy of Excellence, in conjunction with Gwinnett County Public Schools, moves from School Messenger to the new Parent Square platform, there may be some questions or concerns.
Here are a few tips to help you navigate Parent Square:
- The Parent Square app is the most convenient way to receive all communication!
- Did you know? If you have multiple children in multiple GCPS schools, you can have all communication in one place.
- Be sure to check your parent portal for the most updated contact information. Parent Square will automatically generate your email and phone number from the GCPS Parent Portal.
- Each parent can have their own account - no more sharing and forwarding!
- Direct message your teacher with ease! The messaging system works like a chat. See your chat thread easily through the app.
- You get to choose how you are notified, and when. Choose one or all: app instant notification, email, text, phone call.
If you still need help or have additional questions, email email@example.com
October Staff Spotlight ✨
Our October Spotlight shines on the Department of the month:
The Special Education Resources Team!
Thank you for all you do,
Mrs. Gilda Nedelcu, Mrs. Eunmi Lee, and Mrs. Martha Wheeler-Fair!
We spy with our Eagle Eye... 🦅
4 ... United Way Campaign begins
5 - 9 ... Fall Break, No School
6 ... Parent Climate and Culture Survey closes
18 ... Early Release and Parent Conferences
19 ... Early Release and Parent Conferences
19 ... Spirit Wear Day & Schoolwide PBIS Day
20 ... International Night
23 ... Red Ribbon Week
1 ... Re-enrollment period begins (look our for communication from the school)
3 ... Digital Learning Day #2 (Asynchronous)
13 ... Principal for a Day
13 - 17 ... National Education Week
16 ... PBIS Day
16 ... Lifetouch Fall picture re-take
17 ... United Way campaign ends
20 - 25 ... Thanksgiving Break
Download a copy of the NLAE School Calendar below:
4725 River Green Parkway
Duluth, GA 30096
(678) 720-9870 phone
(678) 720-9875 fax