Week of July 06th,2020

2020 Graduation Ceremony Update!

Good Afternoon 2020 Graduates and loved ones of 2020 Graduates, 

I hope all is well with you during these unprecedented times. We know this has been a challenging few months and not what any of us wanted nor expected. Despite missed moments that are hard to replicate in the virtual world, we have worked diligently to develop new memories and plan events around your senior year – Virtual Spirit Week, Virtual Senior Walk, Senior Car parade, Virtual Senior Awards Ceremony, and especially your graduation ceremony. Please know that we are doing everything in our power to make your graduation celebration special and memorable for you and your families.

We agree that graduation in itself is a monumental event and that the graduates of 2020 deserve their day. That is why we have allocated resources to join Atlanta Public Schools graduation schedule at the Lakewood Stadium the week of July 20th. 

We hope graduates and families will participate in this opportunity to acknowledge and honor their work over their academic journey. With this in mind we must adhere to all guidelines and safety precautions in place. The safety and health of our graduates and their families are the primary motivation in delaying/limiting in-person events of this magnitude. With careful consideration and planning we will see you at 10:00am on July 24th, at the Lakewood Stadium. More information regarding guidelines for attending and other details will be released soon.

With Appreciation, 

Kendrick L. Myers

Senior Academy Principal

“Note: Dates are subject to change should safety conditions prevent the gathering of large events”

2021 Senior Pictures Announcement – UPDATE

Senior Pictures for the Class of 2021 will take place on:

Thursday, July 23rd

and

Wednesday July 29th

Lifetouch [the new picture vendor] will be contacting families directly to arrange appointment times and to communicate requirements in relation to social distancing.

Pictures will be taken in the Cafeteria of Drew’s Upper campus

Guardian

Announcements

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]

Message from Director of Athletics, click here for letter

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 07/06 – 07/12

Monday

07/06

  • None

Tuesday

07/07

  • None

Wednesday

07/08

  • None

Thursday

07/09

  • None

Friday

07/10

  • None

 07/11| 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 [inclusive of staff].
07/12| 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:


  • 07/19 – Equity Opportunity
  • 07/22- Senior Pictures for Class of 2021
    • Lifetouch [new picture vendor] will contact families directly to arrange appointments
  • 07/24- Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony [Lakewood Amphitheater]
    • Additional details and instructions will be released in the near future
  • 08/03 – Start Date for 2021-2022 School Year
    • more details coming soon..

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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