Message to the Drew Community

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it…” – Muhammad Ali

In this time of hurt, sorrow and anger, I encourage this community to throw away impossible and seek the change we wish to see. I encourage families of this community and every surrounding community to embrace each other, hold each other accountable, and stand up for change. In this time, it is even more salient that we cannot ignore systematic oppression, we cannot ignore institutional racism. I know that there are so many hurt and so many confused and/or conflicted as am I. Our job as adults is to reflect, learn, grow, act and guide or get out of the way. My everyday wish is that as much as you cry as much as you may be saddened – you find strength to remain encouraged, you remain engaged, knowing that you and your surrounding support system will always be a part of change.

Understanding that our community needs a voice and a listening ear, we are offering two listening sessions. Please see the link below for a student listening session that we will hold Wednesday afternoon, 6/3/20, at 12pm for students and another that we will hold Thursday afternoon, 6/4/20, at 12pm for parents.

Student Session https://drewcharterschool.zoom.us/j/94920298185?pwd=WkZLMEQ5YkVtNUJoSXRuOTdlTTRUdz09

Parent Session https://drewcharterschool.zoom.us/j/91097666654?pwd=NWREaW5NT1hzcWhLS0w3eDhrTmN5dz09

K. Myers, Senior Academy Principal

Guardian

Announcements

Rising Ninth Grade Parent Meeting

Date: June 8, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

https://drewcharterschool.zoom.us/j/96356270656
Meeting ID: 963 5627 0656

AP Testing (Makeup Dates)

Date: June 1, 2020 – June 5, 2020

If you’re student did not take the AP exam in the spring, they were automatically rolled over to take the makeup exams. Please see the makeup dates and info in the link below: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/exam-dates-and-fees/late-testing-dates

Summer Reading

Attached, you will find a copy of the AP summer reading list for students who selected an AP course for school year 2020-2021.  The counselors have sent out an email to all those students who will need to complete the summer reading before the start of school in July.  If your child selected to take an AP course and did not receive an email, please contact your child’s counselor.

Rob Richardson (Grades 9 and 11):  rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Tara Davis (Grades 10 and 12): tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lteTmwQZE57xFLRXgHYmK2-mJRo7lDrzITxi54pTc5E/edit?usp=sharing

Uniform Needs

  • In the interest of best serving our community, Drew has moved forward with Flynn O’Hara as our new uniform vendor. Thank you to Dr. Allen for all of her work to find a company to best serve our community. Please see the flyer and link below for more information:

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!


Calendar


Week of 06/1 – 06/07

Summer School via E-Learning

  • Students and parents requested to participate in summer school should already have communication:
    • Please reach out to Kendrick Myers, Rachel Weaver, or Tameka Allen if you feel you should have received communication and have not as of today.

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.

Monday

06/01

Tuesday

06/02

Wednesday

06/03

Thursday

06/04

Friday

06/05


 06/06| Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice.
06/07| Sunday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:



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


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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