Falcon's Nest

Alcova Elementary School

October 15, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,


It was wonderful to see students return to learning after Fall break. We look forward to meeting with you for parent/teacher conferences next week. Please sign up for a conference if you have not already had the opportunity. Our next digital learning day for all students is next Wednesday, October 20th, and early release is Wednesday October 20th and Thursday, October 21st. Students will be released at 12:15pm on October 21st, so please plan transportation arrangements and send a note to the office requesting any changes. Have a wonderful weekend.


Thank you,


Cortina Harris

Book Fair Opens October 15th

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conference week will take place the week of October 18th - 22nd. Conferences will be through Zoom or In-Person. Teachers will make arrangements based on an agreed method. On Wednesday, October 20th, there will be another county-wide Digital Learning Day for all students and on Thursday, October 21st, K-5 students will be released at 12:15 PM, so that teachers will be available to conference with parents. Please mark these dates on your calendars and if needed, make alternate child care plans for that Wednesday and Thursday, since we will not be on normal schedules those two days.


You will be able to sign up for conferences beginning on October 6th.

Online Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up Link

Alcova Elementary School is pleased to be able to offer parents the opportunity to schedule teacher conferences online. This will allow parents to select times that are convenient, as well as coordinate multiple conference times. Please refer to the following directions to schedule your time to meet and discuss your child's progress.


1. Go to https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Alcova


2. Please select your child's class/teacher. You will be asked to enter your email address, and then you will be sent an email with a link that will allow you to register for your conference time. Click the link and choose your time.


Please note: You must have a valid email address to use this system. If you do not have access to email, please contact your child's teacher to set up your conference.

You will get email reminders before the conference.


PLEASE register as soon as possible. Signups will close Friday, October 15.

Picture Makeup Day October 26th

October 26th, make up pictures will be taken for students who were absent on the first picture day. If you would like your student to have a retake, please let the teacher know before Oct 26th.
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DACULA HIGH SCHOOL PEER MENTOR PROGRAM

We welcome the Dacula High School Peer Mentor leaders to Alcova twice a week to spend time with our students to support them both academically and as a mentor buddy. Thank you DHS peer leaders for investing in our students.
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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.
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Alcova ES School Calendar

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