Week of July 27th,2020

Thank you to all the Class of 2020 Seniors and Guardians who participated in our Diplomas drive-thru. We are always happy to see you and want to continue supporting you!

2021 Senior Pictures Information

[Most recent update as of 07/17/2020]

Good afternoon parents and students. 

As you know, we continue to advocate for the health and safety of our students and families. In alignment with the current public health status in Fulton County, the Mayor’s mandate to roll back to Phase 1, and the substantial spread of COVID-19 in the state of Georgia, Drew Charter School will postpone senior photos for the Class of 2021 to a later, safer date.  

While we understand that this decision comes with some disappointment, the safety of our students and families is of utmost importance. 

We truly look forward to starting the school year soon with you and your student. If you have any questions in the meantime, please reach out to administration or your senior sponsor at the email addresses listed below: 

Sincerely, 

Senior Academy Administration


Important: Preparing for the First Day of School

Please click here for more information regarding the start of school.

Guardians please complete this survey regarding student access to technology for the upcoming school year- survey here.


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Guardian

Announcements

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

This year Drew will use the virtual instructional model to begin the 2020-21 school year during the first quarter of school. It will also serve as the instructional model should school need to close for extended periods of time once the school reopens for face-to-face instruction. Although we are starting virtually, we will remain connected. Students will have access to ongoing and consistent virtual social-emotional learning activities, instructional sessions, clubs, and meaningful school spirit events.  Here is a glimpse at the outline of the student schedule for the start of this school year.

TimeMon/Thurs. (A Day) ; Tues/Fri B Day
9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and small groups Required 45 small group session each day
12:30-1:00Break
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period
TimeWednesday Schedule (Starting 8/12)
10:00 – 10:45Alternating Clubs/Advisory
11:00 – 12:00PLC/Content Meetings
12:00 – 12:30Lunch
12:30 – 4:00Office Hours  Small group (as needed)  1:1 Open office hours Study Skills (Special Education Department) Planning 

For more details on virtual instruction please click the link below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pwJdZIRB0xg5st9fe-ISu1a1YoXxtuJ2xzZrccBHBCU/edit?usp=sharing

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 07/27- 08/02

August 3rd, First Day of School

Monday

07/27

  • 5pm- DrewU

Tuesday

07/28

07/28 – Contactless Pick Up of Virtual Learning Resource Bags

  • All Academies [ Last Name, A-G]
  • 10 AM – 1 PM & 4 PM – 7:00 PM

Wednesday

07/29

07/29 – Contactless Pick Up of Virtual Learning Resource Bags

  • All Academies [Last Name, H-P]
  • 10 AM – 1 PM & 4 PM – 7 PM

Thursday

07/30

  • Contactless Pick Up of Virtual Learning Resource Bags
    • All Academies [Last Name, Q-Z]
    • 10 AM – 1 PM & 4 PM – 7 PM

Friday

07/31

  • Contactless Pick Up of Virtual Learning Resource Bags
    • All Academies [ALTERNATE DAY- Last Name, A-Z]
    • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • 11am-12pm- Zoom Meeting: 9th Grade Meet and Greet
    • Join us online by clicking here
      • Meeting ID: 963 7241 8629
      • Passcode: 256736
    • or Call in 877 853 5257 US Toll-free
      • Meeting ID: 963 7241 8629
      • Passcode: 256736
  • 12pm-1pm- Zoom Meeting: 10th Grade Meet and Greet
    • Join us online by clicking here
      • Meeting ID: 917 3739 0658
      • Passcode: 429441
    • or Call in 877 853 5257 US Toll-free
      • Meeting ID: 917 3739 0658
      • Passcode: 429441
  • 1pm-2pm- Zoom Meeting: 11th Grade Meet and Greet
    • Join us online by clicking here
      • Meeting ID: 998 0060 7352
      • Passcode: 491007
    • or Call in 877 853 5257 US Toll-free
      • Meeting ID: 998 0060 7352
      • Passcode: 491007
  • 2pm-3pm- Zoom Meeting: 12th Grade Meet and Greet
    • Join us online by clicking here
      • Meeting ID: 998 1452 7797
      • Passcode: 417706
    • or Call in 877 853 5257 US Toll-free
      • Meeting ID: 998 1452 7797
      • Passcode: 417706

 08/01| 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].
08/02| Sunday
  • 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].

Upcoming Events:


  • 08/03 – Start Date for 2021-2022 School Year
    • Check student emails for invites to Google Classrooms (if not done prior)
  • 08/05 Student Opening Ceremony @9:00

Future Events

  • TBD- Senior Pictures for Class of 2021
    • Lifetouch [new picture vendor] will contact families directly to arrange appointments]

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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