Week of April 27th, 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!

  • Carrington Grant for being accepted into this summer’s Governor’s Honors Program for Engineering. 
    • He has curated his portfolio of work through his Engineering Pathway [Click here to see!]
  • Gavin Kelley for being accepted into the 2020 LEAD Summer Business Institute with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania!
  • Ms. Weaver, the CCR team, and everyone that contributed to creating a memorable virtual Senior Walk for the Class of 2020!
  • Shout out to Chance Minor who felt inspired by Gas Laws and Cloud Cities to go above and beyond in his research AND extra attendance in zoom critiques just so he could share and hear more ideas from classmates!
  • Shoutout to Tityonna Snead, Benjamin Bozman, and Erin Sweeny for their hard work and completing all of their tasks on time in our eLearning enviroment!
  • Shoutout to Marquesion Tribble, Justin Roberts, Adrian Rivera, Shakari Floyd, and Amiyah Carter for their Perseverance and College Acceptances!
  • Officer Shannon for remaining connected with students during this time. She delivered balloons and cupcakes to a student for her birthday! 
  • Ms.Ricks for connecting with staff and providing support and resources throughout the academies!
  • Ms.White for her communication and initiative with students and staff members!
  • Dr. Morgan and Ms. Wilder for their additional support and reaching out to families!
  • Senior Academy staff and students for the continued work and effort throughout E-learning!

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

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 7, 2020 at 6 p.m. Log in and dial in information will be available here. Results will be  posted to Drew’s website no later than close of business on May 8, 2020. 

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

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.

The Re-enrollment Process for 2020-2021 Updates

  • Re-enrollment Updates: Deadline for rising 6th and 9th graders and anyone who has moved to upload proof-of-residency documents is Friday, May 1

Students in transition grades (rising 6th and rising 9th graders) and any student who has moved and requires an address update in our system are required to submit current proof-of-residency documents as a part of re-enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year. They may do so electronically (step-by-step instructions), by May 1, 2020, or in-person at a later, to-be-determined time. Parent/guardians of all students who fall into these categories have been notified. Thank you to those who have already completed this!

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 and you should have already received your re-enrollment verification email.

Details regarding these process changes for the 2020-2021 school year can be found here. 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.

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 May 15th, 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 04/27- 05/03

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.
04/27| Monday | "A" Day
 04/28| Tuesday | “B” Day
04/29| Wednesday| "A" Day
 04/30| Thursday| “B” Day
  • Lottery Reminder
    • Lottery application for  Kindergarten program DUE
    • Applications for potential new students DUE
 05/01| Friday| “A” Day
  • Last Day for Seniors in Good Standing
  • Lottery Reminder
    • Submission of documentation for rising 6th/9th graders & students/families who recently moved, DUE on 5/1 [see section for Guardian Announcements ABOVE for more details]
  • E-Learning
    • Students use this day to review, check-in with teachers, receive feedback,and/or turn-in missing work etc.

 05/02| 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].
05/03| 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
    • Applications for potential new students DUE
  • 05/01- Lottery DEADLINE
    • Submission of documentation for rising 6th/9th graders & students/families who recently moved DUE [see section for Guardian Announcements ABOVE for more details]
  • Week of 5/4 -5/10 – Teacher Appreciation Week
    • 5/5/20 – 9th Grade Parent Meeting
    • 5/6/20 – 10th Grade Parent Meeting
    • 5/7/20 – 11th Grade Parent Meeting
    • 5/8/20 – Last Day for New Content (Grades 9-11)
  • Week of 5/11 – 5/17
  • Week of 5/18 -5/22
    • 5/18/20 – Virtual College Decision Day
    • 5/22/20 – Virtual Awards Day
  • 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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