Falcon's Nest

Alcova Elementary School

October 5, 2022

Principal's Message

Happy Friday Alcova Families!

It is hard to believe that we are already two months into the school year. Thank you for being such a great group of parents and community members. As we navigate through another year, it is imperative and important that we support the education of our children.

It was wonderful to see all of our loving Grandparents join us for breakfast on the 30th. Our students were so excited to share this time with you and get extra hugs to start their day!

We still have many parents that have not completed the required back to school agreements this year. Please click on the link below to visit MyPaymentsPlus and complete them this week. Thank you.

Please continue to check our website for calendar updates and events. We look forward to building a continued partnership with you!

We hope you enjoy your Fall break.

Proud to Be Your Principal!

Cortina Harris

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Important Parent/Guardian Information

Annual AKS Public Review

Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) invites GCPS families, Gwinnett County residents, students, and GCPS staff members to participate in the school district’s review of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum September 12 - October 6, 2022. The public may review proposed standards online, offering feedback on AKS that have been developed to align the curriculum with the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and/or Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). Click here for a list of the courses with AKS under review. To review the AKS and provide feedback, please click here to begin. Comments will be accepted through Thursday, October 6, 2022.

What: Annual AKS Public Review Opportunity

When: Now through October 6, 2022

Please post/ distribute information to parents, community, staff, and students.

Explore Your Future with Career and Technical Education Event

The Academies and CTE Department is hosting a community-wide, K-12 career and education exploration experience open to all GCPS families on Saturday, October 15 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM at Discovery High School. Please share the event’s details in your school-wide newsletters and communications to families, including the website address, event description, and flyer (EYF Student PDF attachment). If you have questions or would like to get more involved, please contact Brooke Shultis in the Academies and CTE office (brooke.shultis@gcpsk12.org; 678-301-7050).

What: Explore Your Future with Career and Technical Education

When: Saturday, October 15 @ 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Where: Discovery High School (1335 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046)

Who: All community members with students in Kindergarten to 12th grade are invited!

Event Description: Explore Your Future with Career and Technical Education is an open community event for each and every GCPS family with students in Kindergarten to 12th Grade. The event is on Saturday, October 15 at Discovery High School from 9AM to 1PM and will provide families rich encounters and hands-on experiences to explore Career and Technical Education course offerings, local employers and careers from all of the CTE career clusters, and Career and Technical Student Organizations such as DECA, FIRST Robotics, HOSA, FBLA, and more. Industry partners ranging from healthcare to information technology to manufacturing to construction and trades to arts and film and beyond will be represented! Students and families can learn more about the event and RSVP by visiting: https://sites.google.com/g.gcpsk12.org/explore-your-future/home

Required Orientation Agreements

All parents/guardians, Please click here to visit MyPaymentsPlus.com to sign off on required orientation agreements for all students. Visit our website for helpful directions on setting up an account.

Fall Break

Our Fall break is here! School will not be in session October 6th, 7th, and 10th. We hope you take time to enjoy your family and the beautiful weather.


The Alcova PTA needs YOUR HELP to make this year fun for everyone! We need volunteers and committee members. Please sign up at https://signup.com/go/ttnmoBO and come to the meeting on **October 12th at 6:30 pm ** in the cafeteria (please go directly to the cafeteria doors when you arrive).

We hope to see you there!

Volunteer and Committees Meeting


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All Pro Dad Meeting

We can't wait to see you at our next ALL Pro Dads meeting. Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 12. We will have a guest speaker in Troy Davis, a former NFL linebacker. He played with the New York Jets. He is a now a coach at Seckinger high school.
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Parent/Teacher conferences are coming.

Please click the link below to sign up for a conference with your child's teacher.

Our teachers can't wait to meet with you and discuss all the amazing things your student has accomplished so far this year.

Click here to go to our conference scheduling website

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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.


Each day we strive to dismiss students with a safe organized process to ultimately ensure the safety of each student. In order to keep our procedures accurate and maintain appropriate processes to ensure the safe release of our students, all check outs in the front office must be completed before 2:15pm and all transportation changes must be made in writing with the front office by the parent by 1:00pm. Thank you for helping us keep our students safe.

Emergency - "Day of" Transportation Change Requests


If you have a emergency transportation change request you must email 978.transportation@gcpsk12.org for the change to be processed. Please use this email only for "day of" emergency changes, where you were not able to send a note in with your student. Change request must be received no later than 1:30 pm to guarantee the change request will be processed.

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.

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Hi Parents/Guardians,

It is hard to believe that it is time to start thinking about the holiday season. Please check out the flyer below from the Salvation Army if you are in need of a little assistance this year.

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Alcova Falcon Scholars

Alcova ES School Calendar

Click here to see the calendar