Falcon's Nest

Alcova Elementary School

August 5, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Alcova Parents/Guardians,

We have had an amazing start to our school year! It has been a joy seeing all of our students return to the classrooms. They have been busy learning, creating, and being successful! Please remember to have your child read nightly for at least 20 minutes.

Thank you for all you did to prepare your students, they showed up excited and ready to learn!

With all of our students back this week we were able to review our traffic pattern and due to the number of car riders this year, we must adopt a new pattern. If you have a returning student who is a car rider this is different from previous year. Below are a few tips to help us keep traffic flowing well.

· From 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM, students should not be dropped off for any reason in the front. Buses are entering and exiting to drop off students and this area must remain available for them only. Our front entrance will open at 8:15AM when our car rider lane closes.

· If you arrive earlier than 7:45 AM, please have your student remain inside the car and be patient until the bell rings at 7:45AM for students to be released through the car rider lane.

· Please pull all the way down to the car rider sign/cone for drop off

· Make sure your student is sitting on the right side of the car with their backpacks ready to quickly exit the car

· When leaving the school, cars are only permitted to turn right

Below is our traffic pattern- please review the BLUE arrows on the map for Alcova ES Parent Drop off and Pick Off Plan.

Proud to Be Your Principal!

Cortina Harris

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Buses will arrive later than normal in the afternoon the first 5 to 7 days of school. Please be sure to be at the bus stop to receive your child.

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Parents and Guardians, Please do not park in the bus lane during school hours.

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.

Lunch after Labor Day

In an effort to get students acclimated to school and off to a good start, we are asking for parents to hold off on coming to lunch. Parents are welcomed to start having lunch with their child after Labor Day, September 5, 2022.


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.

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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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.

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.

Right At School Afterschool Program is coming!

Right At School Afterschool Program is coming to Alcova Elementary! Please see the information below or click the link below if you are interested!


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Alcova Falcon Scholars

Alcova ES School Calendar

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