Week of April 13th, 2020

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.


Shoutouts!

  • Senior Academy students who reached out to counselors and administrators as advocates for their peers!
  • To Dr.Allen who has done an amazing job in her first year as Dean of Students – this past week was National Assistant Principal’s week. Please send her a note of gratitude!
  • To Ms. Weaver[Kaney] for organizing our Virtual Spirit Week!
  • Senior Academy staff for the amazing post, comments, and interactions with students during Virtual Spirit Week!
  • Senior Academy students for all of the comments, posts, smiles, and stories they shared on social media! 
  • 9th Grade team for hosting a Virtual Kickback before we head out for Spring Break!
  • Anna West for helping get information out about Spirit Week and communication with the senior class!
  • Naiya Cunningham for communication with the senior class and ensuring everyone was able to participate in the meeting!
  • Senior Academy staff that remained connected with students, provided support, and encouraging statements!
  • Class of 2020 for an amazing meeting and connecting with teachers and peers before Spring Break!

Next Blazer Day will be announced at a later date!

Blazer Days are Required for Special Events & will occur at least once a month**

**Blazer Days are subject to change.**
[They are currently projected to occur every 2nd Wednesday of the month]

Guardian

Announcements


Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

Thank you for another amazing week of E-learning before Spring Break. I hope that last week provided our students with time to rest, engage with friends, and spend time with family. We truly appreciate your consistent support and feedback. We are looking forward to an amazing week and finishing this semester out strong! Again, thanks for all your continued support!
K. Myers
 
I recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

Last school year, Drew Charter launched its inaugural annual fund campaign, the Drew Opportunity Fund, in honor of our retiring Head of School Don Doran.  Under Mr. Doran’s leadership Drew students had myriad opportunities to innovate, achieve, travel and compete, all of which help to close the opportunity gap and make Drew an exemplary learning community. 

As this is a new initiative for Drew, please encourage others to participate, feel free to share ideas for support, and join me in making a donation to this year’s campaign if you haven’t already.  The more we raise, the more we can do!


Lottery Application Window for **New Students** Open Through April 30, 2020

If your student has a sibling who is interested in attending Drew for the 2020-2021 school year, the lottery application for potential new students is available now through April 30, 2020. The online application is also available on Drew’s website. All qualifying applications will be included in the lottery on May 7th. Drew is not participating in Atlanta Public Schools’ pilot “Enroll APS Charter” project for the 2020-2021 school year. All Drew lottery applications must be submitted via Drew’s online process.

  • Please note that the lottery is for potential new students only
  • This includes students currently enrolled in the Cox Pre-K Program at Drew.

The Re-enrollment Process for 2020-2021

**Re-enrollment Process Updates**

Please visit our re-enrollment webpage for important updates to our 2020-2021 re-enrollment process. All rising 1st through 12th graders must complete the online re-enrollment form which was due on March 31. Thank you for completing these! Only students in transition grades (rising 6th and rising 9th grades) and any student who has moved and requires an address update in our system will be required to submit current proof-of-residency documents as a part of re-enrollment. They may do so electronically (click here for step-by-step instructions), submission of this documentation must be submitted by May 1, 2020, or in-person at a later date this information is to-be-determined.

For parents/guardians of students who do not fall into one of the above categories, there are no next steps to re-enroll your child beyond completing the online re-enrollment form. You will receive an email indicating final re-enrollment status by Friday, May 1, 2020. 

Please email enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or call 404-450-0567 with any questions. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding with these process changes.


Calendar

The deadline to order a 2019-2020 yearbook has been extended until Wednesday, April 22, 2020. While we won’t be back in our school building this spring, we are working on a plan for safe distribution once they arrive.


Week of 04/13 – 04/19

School Library Month

E-learning via Google Classrooms

  • Drew Media Resources available:
    • Please share and join the Media Services Google classroom7iy2jsh 
  • Please note: Google Hangouts will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    • Click here to view the Google Hangouts Appropriate Student Usage Guidelines.

Students will follow the A/B Day Rotation in the E-Learning setting. Therefore, students’ will be able to login and look for assignments based on the students’ regular schedule.


Please be advised that our School Norms still apply in our E-Learning Environments. 

Students should participate in online class activities with the same respect and decorum that would be displayed in the classroom. Please refer the Student Code of Conduct for specific information on appropriate technology use.
Language and/or actions that violate our Student Code of Conduct in the virtual setting will have similar consequences.
04/13| Monday | "A" Day
 04/14| Tuesday | “B” Day
04/15| Wednesday| "A" Day
 04/16| Thursday| “B” Day
  • Scholarship Deadlines – Please email Mrs. Jaeger for more information at Julianna.Jaeger@drewcharterschool.org 
    • Percy Julian Award* – Deadline April 16, 2020
    • St. Elmo Brady Award – Deadline April 16, 2020
 04/17| Friday| “A” Day
  •  E-Learning
    • Students use this day to review, check-in with teachers, receive feedback,and/or turn-in missing work etc.

 04/18| Saturday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building for the next two weeks will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
04/19| Sunday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building for the next two weeks will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


  • 04/30- Lottery application for  Kindergarten program due
  • 05/21/2020-  Last Day of School

Food Resources during Closure


See the information below regarding the importance of communities achieving a “complete count” in the upcoming 2020 Census!


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> CLICK HERE .



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

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.

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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