Week of May 04th, 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.


  • Joshua Clemons on receiving the Karsh STEM Scholarship, which is a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to Howard University – his top choice school!
  • The CCR and Senior team, for continuing to push our seniors towards the finish line!
  • Ms. Dunard and Naiya Cunningham for competing in a DJ battle on Friday.
    • Naiya was declared the winner by the Class of 2020!
  • Gabe Briscoe has done an AMAZING job with his remote work. He attends every class and has submitted every assignment with great attention to detail. He is really excelling in this environment!
  • Muchas gracias a todos los estudiantes quienes participaron en el juego de 20 preguntas en español – especialmente a Andre, Jalon, Kiah, Nick, Jamari, Makiyah y Quinn por una ronda muy cómica y competitiva!
  • Destiny Hodges for helping the 10th grade teachers plan a virtual community forum!
  • Solomon Adams, Alexis Gaines, Dezmond Jack and Malik Mohammed for earning the International Skills Diploma Seal from the GaDOE!
  • Naiya Cunningham for her remarkable leadership in SGA this school year.
  • Amira Davis who has been diligently working on Geometry!
  • Ms. Simmons for exhibiting her DJ skills at the 10th grade Community Forum!
  • To Ms. Koriakin for her beautiful poem “Drew is not a Place”!

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]



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!


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 05/04 – 05/10

Teacher Appreciation Week

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.
05/04| Monday | "A" Day
 05/05| Tuesday | “B” Day
05/06| Wednesday| "A" Day
 05/07| Thursday| “B” Day
 05/08| Friday| “A” Day
  • Last Day for New Content (Grades 9-11)
  • E-Learning
    • Students use this day to review, check-in with teachers, receive feedback,and/or turn-in missing work etc.

 05/09 | 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].
05/10| 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:

  • Week of 05/11 – 05/17
    • 5/16/20 –  Senior Car Parade @ 4pm
  • Week of 5/18 -5/22
    • 5/18/20 – Virtual College Decision Day @ 5pm
    • 5/19/20 – Freshman Recognition Ceremony @12pm
    • 5/20/20 – Senior Zoom Bash @ 2pm
    • 5/21/20 Sophomore Recognition Ceremony @ 12pm
    • 5/21/20 Junior Recognition Ceremony @ 2pm
    • 5/22/20 – Virtual Awards Day @ 12pm
  • 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 .



Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!

  • New Information Coming Soon

Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees


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

Update for Students:

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