Week of August 24th,2020

Shoutout

  • Congrats to Ms. Mills on the birth of her healthy baby girl – Quinn Mills!
  • To all of our Senior Early College students at Georgia Piedmont Tech who just finished their first week of college classes and to the Early College students who begin college classes at Georgia State on Tuesday Aug. 25th.
    • We wish you all the best of luck for a great start and a successful semester!
  • To the 10th grade teachers and students for actively participating in the 10th grade entry event for Epic Elements!
  • To Mrs. Gresham, Mrs. Diaz, Ms. Cain, Ms. Mayes, and Mr. Mayfield for organizing and carrying out the Epic Elements Entry Event!
  • To Mikayla Arnold for always being an agent of her learning in Chemistry!
  • To Ms. Garner for her excitement and eagerness in creating engaging lessons for her students in physics and physical science!
  • To Ms. Williams for going above and beyond her call of duty to assist science and social studies teachers in both academies. She is always willing to drop in and assist when needed!
  • To Asanti Shakir for always being on point in Physical Science!
  • To Gabby Moran for showing persistence to get make-up work done!
  • To Calliope Dechant and Kenyatta Bennet for always being willing participants in class!
  • To Corian Echols for participating in a small group session!
  • To Taylor Jones for being her brothers and sisters keeper in class!
  • To Malik Ingram for his dedication to Forensic Science and Small Group. He is an excellent contributor and brings valuable information and insight to the class live sessions and breakout room discussions! 
  • To the Senior Academy for streamlining the communication in google classroom!
  • To R.Richardson and S.Diaz for assisting J. Bacote back into school from studying abroad!
  • To the Senior Academy for incorporating multiple opportunities for parents to offer feedback and an opportunity to address rising concerns quickly!
  • To Drew Teachers for keeping the students engaged in classwork!

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

If you missed the information from the Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

  • – Slideshow Presentation Here
  • The next meeting will be 9/16

MAP Testing

During the week of August 31st , we will begin to administer the Fall 2020 MAP® Growth™ assessment from NWEA®.  Each school year, Drew students in grades K-10 have historically taken the test in the fall, winter, and spring. Given the status of the pandemic, we will administer the Fall 2020 MAP Assessment remotely.  We will continue administering this assessment  throughout the month of September until we have assessed every student. Your child’s teacher will inform you of the date of their testing administration at least 48 hours in advance. Please read here for more details.

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 08/24- 08/30

Monday

08/24

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

08/25

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

08/26

TimeWednesday Schedule
10:00 – 10:45Advisory
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]

12pm- Monthly Principal’s Coffee [Slideshow Presentation Here]

—-> The next meeting will be 9/16

Zoom Link here

Thursday

08/27

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

08/28

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

 08/29| 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].
08/30| 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 08/31- 09/06

  • 9/02
    • MAP Testing
    • Clubs
  • 9/09
    • MAP Testing
  • 9/16
    • Monthly Principal’s Coffee
    • MAP Testing
  • 9/23
    • MAP Testing

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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