Week of October 21st, 2019

Purpose – Drew Charter School serves as a key component of the cradle-to-college pipeline within the holistic East Lake neighborhood revitalization. Appreciating our unique status as a mixed-income school, Drew Charter School’s primary purpose is to provide an excellent education to all children living in the Villages of East Lake so that each student reaches his or her full potential and is launched on a pathway to health, impact and prosperity.

Vision – Drew Charter School students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and passion to create positive change in the world.

Mission – Drew Charter School is an exemplary, innovative education community that empowers all students to achieve their full potential.


Procedure Notification!

Continued Afterschool Protocol [Effective 09/02/19]

– To see letter click here

ATTENTION: JA/SA parents, if students arrive to school at 8am, then they should proceed to the cafeteria to get a late pass up until 8:30.

After 8:30 students will receive a late pass from the main office secretary- Ms. Edwards.
  • Parents/Guardians, Atlanta Public Schools has introduced a new way to record movement throughout the school on a daily basis. The new protocol is in effort to enhance Atlanta Public School’s student, staff and campus security. Once the system is installed parents/guardians will need to bring in their state ID, regardless of how long they have been a parent/guardian at Drew, to conduct any school business.

Shoutouts:

  • To the Volleyball team and Ms. Wilder for traveling to Savannah this past weekend to play in the State Playoffs! 
  • To the Debate Team for being awarded 1st place in this weekend’s AUDL tournament!
  • To Ms. Ray who officially joins the Senior Academy this week!
  • To Mr. Baker and Mr. Canney for leading a brilliant and inspirational seminar last week on creativity!
  • To Nakeera Stewart Featured in Hers Magazine October Issue (Online) modeling a jewelry designers art!
  • To Justin Roberts for offering feedback on the blog post!
  • To Adrian Banks, Marquesion Tribble, Christian Dowdy, Khalil Bray and Keeley Shepherd for doing so well with their reading parts in ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ in Advanced Composition!
  • To Ms. Fulton for finding ways to connect with students; she’s assisted with SGA and supports 11th grade students in station activities!
  • To Mr. K.Allen for building relationships with students and not being discouraged by challenges!
  • To Mr. Prince for inviting Atlanta City Council Representative, Natalyn Archibong to speak with 11th graders about social justice issues!
  • To Ms. Bryant for her consistent support of STEAM working with Senior Academy administration and the STEAM cohort!
  • To Mr. Slaughter who has been instrumental in the collaboration with Emory to begin placing art installations from the Billops-Hatch exhibition throughout the building!

Calendar: 

Week of 10/21-10/27

10/21-10/29 [Fall Benchmarks]
 10/21| Monday |   “A” Day 
  • 3:00-Flex Time: A week Clubs
    • Club schedules are locked; students should report to designated location, clubs can no longer be adjusted.
10/22| Tuesday |   “B” Day 
  • 10/21-10/29 [Fall Benchmarks] 
  •  3:00- Flex Time – Extended Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
    • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Practice Gym
    • 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Cafeteria
    • Community Forum [Freshman]
    • Gifted Seminar [11th Grade]-MAC Lab
  •  6:00 – Early College Parent Night [11th Grade PBL]
10/23| Wednesday | “A” Day 
  • 10/21-10/29 [Fall Benchmarks] 
  • Walk and Bike to School
  • PSAT 8th/9th Grade
    • 11th and 12th Grade report to 1st lunch
    • 9th and 10th Grade report to 2nd lunch
  • 3:00 – Flex Time: Study Hall, Pathways, EL
    • 10th/12th Extended Learning or Practice Gym
    • 9th/11th Extended Learning or Cafeteria
10/24| Thursday |  “B” Day 
  • 10/21-10/29 [Fall Benchmarks] 
  • SA Cross Country- Area Meet [Darlington HS, Rome, GA]
  • 3:00- Flex Time – ELA, Science, Pathways
    • UPDATED as of 10.24.19
    • 09th/11th grade – EL or Practice Gym
    • 10th/12th grade – EL or Cafeteria
    • DISREGARD –> 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Cafeteria
    • DISREGARD –> 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Practice Gym
10/25| Friday | “A” Day 
  • 10/21-10/29 [Fall Benchmarks]
  • STEAM Career Day [BLAZER DAY]
    • 8:00 – Students report to Advisory (take attendance)
      • 8:10 11th/12th grade escorted to Theater 
      • 8:15 9th/10th grade escorted to Theater
    • 8:20 – 9:20 STEAM performance
      • 9:30 (transition to session 1)
    • 9:30 First session begins (transition at 9:55)
    • 10:00 Second session begins (transition at 10:25)
    • 10:30 Third session begins (remain until 11:05 transition)
    • 11:05 9th/10th grade transition to lunch –11th/12th transition to 3rd period
    • 11:10 – 1:25 3rd period
  • 1:30 – 2:20
    • Flex Time
  • 2:25 – 3:55
    • 4th Period
10/26| Saturday 
  • N/A
10/27| Sunday
  • N/A

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 10/27 – 11/2
    • 10/28
      • B Week Clubs
    • 10/30
      • Community Forum [Seniors]
      • Advisory 
    • 11/01
      • Half Day Conferences
      • 8:00 – 12:30: MOCK ACT
      • 8:00 – Senior Breakfast [TBD]
      • Empowerment Conference [Theater]
    • 11/02
      • Empowerment Conference
  • Week of 11/3 – 11/9
    • 11/4
      • A Week Clubs
    • 11/05
      • Community Forum – Sophomores [Theater] 
    • 11/07
      • Community Forum – Juniors [Theater]
    • 11/08
      • Faculty v. Student Basketball Game
  • Future Events
    • 11/15- 2:30 -SA Homecoming Pep Rally [GYM]
    • 11/21 – SA Science Fair
    • 02/28- 2:30 – Spring Pep Rally [GYM]
    • 05/16- Graduation

Upcoming Auditions for Spring Musical


Presentations for Student and Guardian Reference

Senior Night Presentation – If you were unable to attend or if you would like to review the information covered at the Senior Parent Night, refer to this link for the full presentation.

Junior Grade Level & College Counseling Night Presentation –  If you were unable to attend or if you would like to review the information covered at the Senior Parent Night, refer to this link for the full presentation.



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!



Edgewood Dine-out! – Dine-out at Willy’s and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Drew Charter School PTA!

Tuesday, Nov 5th [5-8pm]
Willy’s Mexican Grill in the Edgewood Retail District!


School Procedure Reminders

REMINDER: If you bring a meal to the school for your student before your student’s lunch period, then the lunch is required to be placed inside the cafeteria in the designated lunch cubbies.

Instructional time cannot be interrupted. Moving forward administration will reinforce this policy as noted in the student/parent handbook.
Message from Dean of Students
CONCERNING: Food delivery and Item Drop-off Policy
Hello SA families,

Due to recent safety concerns, we would like to reiterate our policy on food deliveries and item drop offs during the school day.

Students are not permitted to order food to be delivered to the school at any time. This includes but is not limited to pizza, Uber Eats, GrubHub, etc. Any student order that is intercepted by staff will be disposed of immediately and students/parents will not be reimbursed.

Also, any student that is caught in the process of accepting food from a vehicle will be directed to dispose of it immediately.
In the event that a parent/guardian must bring a lunch to the school, please follow these guidelines:
  • Bring the lunch prior to the designated lunch period to the main office to sign in (students will not be called out of class)
    • 9th/10th grade lunch is 11:10-11:40 and 11th/12th grade lunch 12:50-1:25.
    • Meal drop off will not be permitted after the student’s scheduled lunch time.
  • Pack and label lunch in a closed container (sack or lunch box/bag)
  • Bring lunch only for students for which you are a contact
    • Please do not send unauthorized individuals with food for your student. They will not be permitted to drop it off.
  • Lunches must be placed in cubby in cafeteria
  • Parents/guardians are not permitted to meet their student in front of the school to deliver food, but must park, enter the building and sign in
  • Please note that the lunch cubbies are not secure and we are not responsible for any lost items. Students should do their best to bring their lunches to school with them as the lunch cubbies should be used in emergency situations only.
Lastly, students are not permitted to walk out to a car or accept anything from a person outside of the school building during the school day for any reason. Students found doing this will face disciplinary action regardless of the item accepted. All items should be dropped off at the front desk for pick up and food items should be dropped off via the procedure above.

Thank you for following this protocol and working with Drew staff to ensure that our students receive a wonderful education in a safe environment.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Dr. Allen
Senior Academy Dean of Students

Uniform Concerns!

Families who still have not received their orders:

Please forward a copy or screenshot of the confirmation information to Kendrick.Myers@drewcharterschool.org and Tameka.Allen@drewcharterschool.org with the students’ name in the subject line.

Note: Students are still expected to be in uniform: Khakis, white button-down and tie are required.

– Khakis and button downs can be purchased outside of the Tommy Hilfiger.
– Ties will be onsite and for sell at the school store tomorrow morning!
  • Parents looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Tommy Hilfiger.
NOTE:
The School Store
Hours are 9:00 – 3:00 pm daily. 
The School Store is located in the Theater Box Office at the Yates/Upper Campus. 

- Stop by and get your Drew gear! 

For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

  • Parents are encouraged to join this platform, to receive updates for your student:
  • Students are encouraged to join this platform, to receive updates for daily announcements within the Senior Academy [flex time updates/ A and B day rotation, etc…:

Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students:

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