The Eagle Review

New Life Academy of Excellence September 2021 Newsletter

New Life Academy of Excellence

4725 River Green Parkway

Duluth, GA 30096



Labor Day - No School Monday, September 6, 2021

In observance of the Labor Day Holiday, New Life Academy of Excellence, Inc. will be closed Monday, September 6, 2021.

Digital Learning Day Tuesday, September 14, 2021 (1 of 6) NO In-Person Learning

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New Life Academy of Excellence in accordance with Gwinnett County Public Schools follows the GCPS 2021-2022 School Calendar. This year's calendar has six (6) Asyncrohnus Digital Learning Days built into it. Students do not report to school on these designated days. There is no live/zoom instruction or face-to-face interaction with teachers. The first Digital Learning Day is Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Students will be given instructions on how to get their classroom work from their homeroom teachers. Please continue to monitor your email for more updates regarding Digital Learning Days.

2021-2022 Digital Learning Days

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Day #1

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, Day #2

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, Day #3

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, Day #4

Wednesday, March 2, 2022, Day #5

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Day #6

Please mark your calendars.

NED Show Yo-Yo's Sale Ends September 7th

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Our school has hosted The NED Show a live streaming all-school event. A world-class performer took our students on an interactive educational journey filled with storytelling, illusions, yo-yo tricks, and humor. NED’s message inspires students, promotes academic achievement, and supports our school goals. Never give up Encourage others Do your best®.

Our school received this program at no cost because another school community has paid it forward to us. Now it’s our turn—you can help by purchasing a NED-messaged yo-yo and accessories. A yo-yo is both a mindset tool and a tangible reminder of NED’s message. While learning to yo, children will make mistakes, try again, and improve. Read more at

Purchase a NED Yo-Yo today. A staff member will go around and sell between 8:30 am and 9:00 am. The sale will end on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

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2021-2022 Curriculum Night

Virtual Curriculum Night Thursday September 14, 2021

More information will come from your child's homeroom teacher.

Please monitor your emails for more information.

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Iowa Testing - 2nd Grade Only!

TESTING WINDOW: September 1 - September 3

About the Iowa Assessment

Schools administer the national Iowa Assessment to 2nd grade students to measure achievement in Reading, Language, and Mathematics. Testing will take approximately 100 minutes each day.

The test measures both basic skills and advanced skills so that teachers can learn more about each student’s academic strengths and potential learning gaps. The district also uses achievement scores on the Iowa Assessment as a part of the process for identification for the Gifted Education program.

2021 CogAT Testing for 1st, 2nd, 5th & 8th Grade

CogAT Testing

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a multiple-choice assessment that measures the way students think. The CogAT helps our teachers determine the best ways to instruct students. The district also uses achievement scores on the CogAT as a part of the process for identification for the Gifted Education program.

In GCPS, students in grades 1, 2, 5, and 8 take this assessment, which consists of three sections— verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal. Each section takes approximately 30-45 minutes.

CogAT Testing (Cognitive Abilities Test) will be administered to 1st, 2nd, 5th & 8th-grade students, Tuesday, September 21, 2021, through Thursday, September 23, 2021.

Testing Administration is as follows:

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1st, 2nd, 5th & 8th Grade

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1st, 2nd & 5th Grade

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1st, 2nd & 5th Grade

Progress Reports Sent Home 9/22/2021

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Spirit wear days are days where students may dress out of uniform with the appropriate spirit wear t-shirt and jeans. Spirit wear t-shirts can be purchased all year long at the link below or on or website under the Services Tab. Choose your favorite style, purchase it and it will be shipped directly to your home. Your child will be able to wear their spirit wear shirt and jeans on the following days:

2021-2022 Spirit Wear Days

Friday, October 29, 2021

Friday, December 17, 2021

Friday, April 1, 2022

Friday, May 20, 2022

*Please note that students who do not have spirit wear should wear their regular school uniform unless otherwise stated.

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All New Life Academy of Excellence spirit wear is 30% off, but time is running out! New designs have just been released and orders ship directly to your home via FedEx. Shop Now!

Featured savings:

  • Tees from $16.99 ($22.09)
  • Hoodies from $29.99 ($38.99)
  • Free Shipping on all orders over $100

Policies & Procedures Updates

Early Check-Out Ends at 2:00 PM Daily

Early Check-Out ends at 2:00 pm daily. We do understand that an emergency may occur at which it will be at the discretion of the administrative support staff to release after the cut-off time. Please keep this time in mind while scheduling appointments as multiple occurrences will result in a mandatory meeting with an administrator.
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COVid-19 protocols and procedures

Please visit our website to view the COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures tab. You can view the morning checklist and our monitoring and reporting data. Data is updated every Friday at the end of the school day. Please continue to check it as we make updates and issue new information.
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September Lunch Menu 2021

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In other news....

Congratulations 6th Grade!

We would like to congratulate our 6th-grade class as they are officially middle school students! We honored them with a video presentation that was emailed to their parents/guardians on Monday, August 30, 2021. We are so proud of this milestone. You will forever be remembered in our school history for your diligence and hard work during these unprecedented times.
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Library Permission Form

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Library Permission Form Due

Starting this month students will begin checking out books from the school library. Only those students whose parent/guardian has completed this permission form will be allowed to check out books. Don't wait, complete the form today.

Online Lunch Applications Available

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Online Free & Reduced Lunch Application

Remember, you can always complete the Free & Reduced Lunch Application. Visit our website or click the link below to apply.
Click Here to Apply!

New Life Academy of Excellence Free and Reduced Lunch Application!

School Messenger

Communication Update

Please remember to subscribe to School Messenger. School Messenger is the Rapid Response Notification System, it is also how you will receive important school updates and inclement weather notifications. Click the link below for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: For inclement weather days we are a part of GWINNETT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. In the event that GCPS is closed for inclement weather, New Life Academy of Excellence is also closed.

A Message from SWCC

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For the safety of all, we have suspended uniform donation acceptance and any used uniform sales until further notices. We understand that this is a huge inconvenience but believe it to be the best practice for our organization at this time. Thank you for your continued support.


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IOWA Testing 2nd Grade Only

Tuesday, September 1, 2021 - Thursday, September 3, 2021

Labor Day Holiday - No School

Monday, September 6, 2021

NED Show Yo-Yo Sale Ends

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair Ends

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Digital Learning Day 1 of 6

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Virtual Curriculum Night

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

CogAT Testing 1st, 2nd, 5th & 8th Grade

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - Thursday, September 23, 2021

Six Week Progress Reports Sent Home

Wednesday, September 22, 2021


Fall Break - No School

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - Monday, October 11, 2021

Fall Individual Picture Day - Regular School Uniform ONLY!

Friday, October 15, 2021

Digital Learning Day 2 of 6

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Early Release Days - 10/21/21 Carpool will begin at 11:30 am & end at 12:00 noon

Wednesday, October 20 & Thursday, October 21, 2021