September 2023 Newsletter
School in-session: 8:00am - 3:00pm
AM Carpool: 7:30am - 8:00am
PM Carpool: 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm
As a reminder, we strongly urge our families to arrive on time to school. Carpool ends at 8:00am, and classes begin promptly thereafter. Arriving late disrupts the classes, and students miss out on important academic time.
Students arriving after carpool hours will need to be check-in at the office. Please park your vehicle and escort your child into the school to complete this process.
To ensure the safety of our students and staff, there will be a no-entry window during our afternoon carpool.
Early Checkouts will not be allowed after 2:00 pm.
Please remember to have your permanent car rider tag or temporary tag visible on your windshield during your entire drive through carpool. We must see an official tag issued by New Life Academy of Excellence. Otherwise, we will need to verify your identification before a student can be released to your car. For our students' safety, we will not release students through verbal car rider number identification, or through pictures of the tag. Thank you for your understanding!
In the event that your child is sick, please do not send them to school. Your child must be free from fever for 24 hours before they may return.
If your student needs to take medication at school, the parent/guardian will need to transport the medication to the school office, along with a clinic form to be kept on file.
Parents, please make sure your student arrives to school in dress code. Violations will be noted and communicated home. We are seeing violations mostly with the use of non-uniform outerwear (hoodies) and shoes.
We strongly recommend purchasing uniforms now to ensure your student has the uniform items needed for the school year!
At New Life Academy of Excellence, a uniform policy is in place to maintain our goal of consistency.
Uniform items may be purchased through our preferred vendor:
Sandy Springs Plaza
6311 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
Shop in-store or Order Online
**In the event that your student does not have the New Life Academy of Excellence school uniform due to vendor backorders, students may wear a white or burgundy polo (unmonogrammed), khaki bottoms, black belt, black shoes, with solid white/black/burgundy socks.
All students should be in dress code NLAE uniforms by September 30, 2023.
The New Life Academy of Excellence School Nutrition Program invites all families to submit a Free/Reduced Lunch Application every year.
If you have not received a written letter (email or paper) from the New Life Academy of Excellence School Nutrition Department regarding Direct Certification for your household, we strongly encourage you to fill out a Free/Reduced Lunch application.
The New Life Academy of Excellence School Nutrition Program operates independently from Gwinnett County Public Schools Nutrition Program. Please make sure your eligibility letter is from New Life Academy of Excellence, not Gwinnett.
Don't wait, apply now online!
It's never too late to fill out an application! Paper applications have been mailed out and will be available at the school office.
However, the online application is a quick and easy way to complete this process:
*Once school has started, charges to the student meal accounts will continue until the application has been submitted and, if applicable, changes the eligibility of the student. All charges until the application is processed is the responsibility of the parent/guardian of the student and must be paid to the school nutrition program.
**Students will be allowed up to two (2) meal charges before an alternative meal is served.
Please check MyPaymentsPlus to confirm that your student's account has been replenished for the new school year to avoid any charges on your account.
Full Pay: $3.50
- Students may always choose to bring a packed lunch to school.
- Please do not send lunches that require heating. We recommend using insulated lunch boxes/bags with ice packs, as we cannot provide refrigeration for student use.
- Soda cans and glass containers are not permitted.
Students with a dietary restriction will need a form on file with the School Nutrition Department. Vegetarian meals are available daily through our new lunch service company. However, a document must be filed in order to receive these meals.
Please download the Dietary Restrictions form and instructions below.
Forms may be turned in to the front office
September 2023 Lunch Menu
Be ready for the school year and don't delay setting up your account today!
- Head to mypaymentsplus.com OR download the app
- Register your student: GA >> New Life Academy of Excellence
- Create account!
Families may set a threshold for account balances to notify you, or automatically replenish your account. No more worrying about your student lunch account!
When registering, please choose our school, New Life Academy of Excellence, NOT Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS). Accounts under GCPS will not transfer to New Life Academy of Excellence, and a refund will have to be processed by contacting GCPS.
There will be specified dates on our school calendar when students may wear Spirit Wear T-shirts. These shirts may be worn with black or blue jean pants/shorts.
Purchase at school ...or
We would like to thank all of our families for participating in our fundraisers, and the SWCC team for their hard work last school year in raising the funds to update our playground!
Next time you drive through carpool, checkout our colorful and updated playground equipment!
This was made possible by our amazing families, thank you!
Join us for Spirit Night at Zaxby's on Thursday, September 14th!
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Make sure to check-in when you order!
4850 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Berkley Lake 30071
Our first Digital Learning Day will take place on Friday, September 15th.
All students will report virtually to their teachers. Students should not report to the school building for Digital Learning Days.
More information regarding assignments will be sent home from your teacher.
School Pictures are scheduled for Friday, September 29th.
Please send your student in full school uniform, no P.E. attire.
Ordering information will be sent home soon!
4... Labor Day, No School
14... Spirit Night at Zaxby's
15... Digital Learning Day #1
29... Fall Pictures
4 ... United Way Campaign begins
5 - 9 ... Fall Break, No School
18 ... Early Release and Parent Conferences
19 ... Early Release and Parent Conferences
19 ... Spirit Wear Day
20 ... International Night
23 ... Red Ribbon Week
Download a copy of the NLAE School Calendar below:
4725 River Green Parkway
Duluth, GA 30096
(678) 720-9870 phone
(678) 720-9875 fax