Week of August 17th,2020

Shoutout

  • To the members of the 10th grade team for continuing to be flexible and working hard for students!
  • To Mrs. Stokes, Senora Diaz, and Mrs. Cain for working tirelessly on keeping the sophomore accounts up to date!
  • To La’Quavious Lawson for his hard work and participation in geometry!
  • To Junior Fred Mitchell for being very engaged and making positive contributions to instructional time!
  • To Aryka DeRosa for her hard work and effort in all her classes; all of your teachers see it!
  • To Calvin Revere for contributing positively to class!
  • To Kevious Shockley for the enthusiasm he brings to geometry!
  • To Kayla Bell  for being the voice of reason for her peers!
  • ¡Muchísimas gracias a Morgan Cain, Kahyel Eaton, Erin Howard, Justin Coley, Amira Davis, Jordan Williams-Nance, Kimela Fongeh, Desha Rogers-Givens, Mackenzie Hodo, Bryant Triplett, Kimoni Gray, Asia Shakir, Raven Wilson, Zen Moss, Thai Daniel, Olivia Pearson, Andrew Botchwey, Mahasin Nasir, y Layla Williams por ser buenísimos voluntarios y colaboradores en las clases de Señora Díaz!
  • To Symara Ford and Skila Daniel for their positive attitude and participation in geometry!
  • To Ameer Nuriddin for  always participating in class!

Nutrition

Information

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This application is needed for all families

  • To apply for free or reduced nutrition status click here 
  • If you do not wish to apply for free/reduced or if you believe you do not qualify complete the following steps to opt out.
    •  Click here
    • Fill in Student Information
    • Select the opt-out option
    • Fill in the student information so your family is counted for completing the application

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Guardian

Announcements

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

Google Classroom Training for Families

Video: Parent Orientation Presentation- click here 
Slides from Video- Parent Orientation to Google Classroom Presentation- click here

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/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period
TimeWednesday Schedule (Starting 8/12)
10:00 – 10:45Alternating Clubs/Advisory
11:00 – 12:00Break
12:00 – 12:30Lunch
12:30 – 4:00The following are available to students:
– Office Hours w/Teachers
– Small group (if selected by a Teacher) 
– 1:1 [if the selected by a Teacher]
– Study Skills [Required for select students]

Student Guidelines

  • Students follow their regular schedule
  • 9th-11th Grades
    • Monday/Thursday (A Day) Tuesday/Friday (B Day)
  • 12th Grade
    • All seniors
      • 1st period will follow the A/B day rotation above
      • 2nd-4th period MWF classes will occur on Mon and Fri. 
    • Tuesday and Thursday Schedule
      • Early College Students v
        • Attend Early College courses 2nd – 4th periods 
      • Non-Early College students
        • Follow Drew schedule 2nd – 4th periods

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]

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. 

The 2019-2020 Drew Opportunity Fund was a success! Thanks to the generosity of our school community we were able to raise over $41,000. Over half of the funds were collected since March and were designated to help families weather this challenging time. Now that school is back in session, funds will be used for a variety of evolving needs such as childcare, and mental health services.    Donations are tax-deductible and donors will be listed on the Drew website. Please continue to support the Opportunity Fund–we are making a difference. Make a secure, online donation here.


Calendar


Week of 08/17- 08/23

Monday

08/17

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period
3 – 6pm Nutrition pick up
Parents can secure meals that were ordered ahead of time
The confirmation email from your order will be needed at the time of pickup
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]

Tuesday

08/18

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

Wednesday

08/19

TimeWednesday Schedule
10:00 – 10:45Clubs
11:00 – 12:00Break
12:00 – 12:30Lunch
12:30 – 4:00The following are available to students:
– Office Hours w/Teachers
– Small group (if selected by a Teacher) 
– 1:1 [if the selected by a Teacher]
– Study Skills [Required for select students]
3pm-5pmFinal Opportunity for Families to Pick Up Resource Bag
[Upper Campus]

12pm- Monthly Principal’s Coffee

Zoom Link here

Thursday

08/20

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

Friday

08/21

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

 08/22| 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].
08/23| 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:


Week of 08/24- 08/30

  • 08/26
    • Advisory

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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