Week of November 09th,2020

Shoutouts

  • To everyone that participated in last week’s Cognia Accreditation visit!
  • To everyone that assisted and participated in the Q2 distribution on Wednesday and Friday!
  • To Mrs. Wilder for keeping students accountable and on track for the completion of their books!
  • To Mr. White for ensuring students are engaged and for including equity into the daily lessons!
  • To the Science department for awesome collaboration and innovation during Department planning!
  • To Mrs. Cain for an awesome Entry Event for her 10th grade PBL on The Intersection of Religion & Justice (view HERE)!
  • To Terra Gay and Shameka Williams for collaborating with world history on the “Intersection of Religion and Justice” entry event. Thank you for sharing your many connections and resources!
  • To Eleanor Jones and Kevious Shockley for hosting the 10th Grade Entry Event!
  • To the entire 11th grade team for being supportive of their colleagues!
  • To Mr. Bennett for continuously shining his light to the world!
  • To all parties who collaborated on the Election Day lesson plan!
  • To Mr. Mayfield for supporting his grade level special education colleague and for assisting with family needs! 
  • To Nadea Davis, Cheyenne George, Falon Kelley, and Idia Enadeghe for completing their Governor’s Honors Program interviews!
  • To Quindarius Grimes for advocating for himself on a consistent basis!
  • To Mikera Chapman for her consistent performance in class!


NEW OPPORTUNITY

Drew’s Got Talent: Science Edition

[3rd-12th GRADES]

This year win prize money for your Science or Engineering breakthrough! Register NOW to participate. Once registered, students will receive guidance from a mentor and will enter in our Science/Engineering Talent Development Program (SETDP).

  • The first session in the SETDP is Spreadsheets for Science with Georgia Tech–see description below.

Register for Drew’s Got Talent Science Edition and Science Fair here by Friday, November 13th.

For more information or to ask questions, please contact Alisha Hester: alisha.hester@drewcharterschools.org



Spreadsheets for Science with Georgia Tech Workshop

Technology has changed how students learn and some applications are confusing for students, parents, and teachers. But don’t worry, Georgia Tech students are here to help! 

The Spreadsheets for Science workshop will include a short presentation and a practice activity completed in breakout rooms of small groups of 3 or 4 students. The workshop will help you utilize basic Sheets functions, record and interpret data, and create graphs for science fair, STEM classes, and more. This workshop is for any student or adult looking to further their understanding of Google Sheets, although it will focus on skills needed for Science Fair participation.

For more information or to ask questions, please contact Alisha Hester: alisha.hester@drewcharterschools.org

Where: RSVP for a Zoom link

When: Wednesday –

November 18, 2020 at 3:30pm

E-Learning Notices

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

Thank you everyone for your participation and engagement in our grade level nights and parent conferences this year.

We wish to first acknowledge the tremendous work of students, families, and staff during this virtual school year. 

Parents thank you for patience and flexibility as we closed out this past week. Throughout the city families and businesses experienced power outage as well as some damage. I am hopeful that everyone is safe and has restored power. As we continue in our E-learning environment, please feel free to reach out to teachers, counselors, and/or administration if your student needs support with participating in the Virtual Learning environment. ~ K. Myers

Virtual Schedule

As a Drew community, our strength is in embracing the collective good and this decision for extending instructional time is indeed for the collective good.   We look forward to our families joining us in ensuring that ALL of our students thrive, as we seek to mitigate the learning losses unfortunately facing so many students and communities.

Therefore, effective October 26, the Senior Academy schedule will be as follows:

TimeMon/Thurs. (A Day) ; Tues/Fri. (B Day)
8:30 – 9:401st Period
9:50 – 11:002nd Period
11:05 – 11:35Lunch
11:40 – 12:50Break and/or Small Groups (for select students)
1:00 – 2:103rd Period
2:20 – 3:304th Period

In order to further prepare for virtual instruction, we will hold a *contactless drive-through pick-up of 2nd quarter instructional materials on Friday, October 30 and Monday, November 2nd. (*updated due to inclement weather forecast)

  • Wednesdays will incorporate a half day instructional schedule. This will be an alternating A/B Wednesday.  
TimeWed. Alternating (A Day) (B Day)
8:30-9:001st Period
9:05-9:352nd Period
9:35-9:50Break/Lunch
9:55-10:253rd Period
10:30-11:004th Period
11:05-11:45Clubs/Advisory
11:45-12:15Lunch
1:00 – 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]


To review the outline of the student schedule during Virtual Learning

click here.



Google Classroom Training for Families



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

Guardian Announcements from Drew


Updates from Teachers!

Teachers at each grade level have compiled a few general notes for you in regards to updates related to their classes.


 The link holds the updates for each grade level and it is organized by grade level, 9th-12th.  General Grade Level Class Updates


Please feel free to reach out to your grade level counselor should you have general questions about your student and/or need to connect for support.

  • Rob Richardson (9th & 11th, rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org)
  • Tara Davis (10th & 12th, tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org)

 


If you missed the information from the last 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 meeting will be on

WEDNESDAY [11/18]


Uniform Needs


Announcements from

ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Parent C.A.F.E. is hosted by APS

its designed for Guardians of students with disabilities

— Click Here to See Full Schedule —

General Activity Updates

The Media Services Eagle’s Nest

hOSTED ON Smore, Click the Link above

Message from JA/SA Media Center Specialist

Greetings,

Please view  The Eagle’s Nest Media Newsletter for upcoming events and online resources for literacy/researching.   

  • Social Emotional Learning Resources
  • Galileo (password: lever)
  • Reading Counts/Beanstack  (Student ID num/Drewcharter3)
  • EPIC Digital books ( Mrs. Ricks class code dvc1703)  
  • HRRB book titles   
    • Pick up- Monday, November 9th  4-5:00 pm
  • Check out the Top Readers for October
  • Media Services Bitmoji classroom 7iy2jsh
  • Save the Date: November 12th   
    • Meet Author Alan Gratz    

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]


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

While COVID-19 put a wrinkle in our plans to sell a special, 18-month celebration calendar in honor of Drew’s 20th birthday, we’ve recently received several inquiries indicating that there is still interest!

The school holidays/breaks indicated in the calendar may no longer be correct, but the artwork provided by students and staff is still spot-on. The perfect addition to brighten up anyone’s home or office!

Calendars can be purchased here for $10 and all proceeds will benefit the Drew Opportunity Fund.

“When Drew launched the Opportunity Fund, I had no idea how pivotal it would be in supporting our families. The relief that we have been able to provide our community through support with groceries, utilities, mental health services and childcare has been wonderful. It has truly shown that while we may be separate right now, we are never disconnected from one another. The Drew Opportunity Fund keeps the continuum of care thriving beyond the walls of the school. I love to see it!”

-Ronitia Hodges, Project Facilitator, Student Services

When you make a tax-deductible donation to the Drew Opportunity Fund, you help to ensure we can continue to respond to the ever-changing needs of our students, teachers, and families. Let’s keep up the great work. #WeAreDrew

Link for button: https://www.drewcharterschool.org/support-drew

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 11/09- 11/15

Register for Drew’s Got Talent Science Edition and Science Fair here 
by Friday, November 13th

Monday

11/09

Senior Pictures for Class of 2021
– Please be sure to arrive at your SCHEDULED time
-Also remember to practice social distancing and to wear a mask/face covering
8:30-9:401st Period
9:50-11:002nd Period
11:05-11:35Break/Lunch
11:40-12:50Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
1:00-2:103rd Period
2:20-3:304th Period
2:30 – 4:00[Please note the time change]

 Nutrition pick up
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]
4-5:00 pmHRRB book titles Pick up
If you have any questions reach out to
Tonya.ricks@drewcharterschool.org

Tuesday

11/10

Senior Pictures for Class of 2021
– Please be sure to arrive at your SCHEDULED time
-Also remember to practice social distancing and to wear a mask/face covering
8:30-9:401st Period
9:50-11:002nd Period
11:05-11:35Break/Lunch
11:40-12:50Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
1:00-2:103rd Period
2:20-3:304th Period
3pmMaker Space Office Hours – Zoom makerspace hours!

Tuesday will be office hours where students can ask questions and get help –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Wednesday

11/11

TimeWednesday Schedule – A DAY ROTATION
8:30-9:001st Period
9:05-9:352nd Period
9:35-9:50Break/Lunch
9:55-10:253rd Period
10:30-11:004th Period
11:05-11:45CLUBS
11:45-12:15Lunch
1:00 – 4:00The following are available to students:
– Office Hours w/Teachers
– 1:1 [if the selected by a Teacher]
– Study Skills [Required for select students]
2020-11-18T12:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Principal’s Coffee

12pm- Monthly Principal’s Coffee

Zoom Link here

Thursday

11/12

8:30-9:401st Period
9:50-11:002nd Period
11:05-11:35Break/Lunch
11:40-12:50Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
1:00-2:103rd Period
2:20-3:304th Period
3pmMakerSpace Office Hours

The zoom links can be found here–> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

11/13

DEADLINE to Register for:

Drew’s Got Talent Science Edition and Science Fair here 

8:30-9:401st Period
9:50-11:002nd Period
11:05-11:35Break/Lunch
11:40-12:50Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
1:00-2:103rd Period
2:20-3:304th Period

11/14| 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].
11/15| 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 11/16-11/22
    • 11/18-
      • Monthly Principal’s Coffee
  • 11/23-27 Holiday Week
  • 11/30- 12/04
    • **QUARANTINE WEEK – ALL CAMPUSES WILL BE VIRTUAL** 

Check this out

The Decatur Maker Space is building desks for students – nothing fancy (see photo) but very functional. Here is a link to the article. https://decaturmakers.org/building-free-desks-youth/

THIS IS NOT SPONSORED BY DREW AND WE DON’T HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS PROCESS.

Household Resources

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!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

● Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
● Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
● Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning

Some past examples include:

Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level

Class set of guitars

iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom

Beekeeping materials and bees

Drones for a robotics club 

Materials and choreography for a choral performance

This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

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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