Falcon's Nest

Alcova Elementary School

October 14, 2022

Principal's Message

Happy Friday Alcova Families!

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- (link below). Early release is Wednesday, October 19th and Thursday, October 20th. Students will be released at 12:15 pm on October 19th and 20th, so please plan transportation arrangements and send a note to your child's teacher requesting any changes.

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 weekend.

Proud to Be Your Principal!

Cortina Harris

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Please participate in the 2023-24 Calendar Feedback survey!

GCPS aims to create a school calendar that fosters student achievement, while at the same time meeting the needs of our students, families, and communities. GCPS values your input and feedback on the calendar options for the 2023-24 school year. The survey is open until Oct. 31.

Please click here to view the four calendar options and participate in the survey.

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.
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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Online conference sign-ups have ended. Please contact your child's teacher for a conference time if you need one.

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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