Week of April 26th, 2021

Shoutouts

  • To our Varsity Girls Soccer team on their First Round State Playoff win vs Georgia Military College (#4 in the State)!
    • Our girls finished ranked 3rd in the region and will compete in the 2nd round playoff match on Monday, April 26. 
      • Fans allowed. Details TBA.
  • To the following students for being selected to participate in the 2020 – 2021 APS Honor Band this week:
    • Jamari Aycock – Flute (11th Grade)
    • Israel Doby – Trumpet (10th Grade)
    • Najm Muhammad – Saxophone (9th Grade)
  • To the Varsity Boys Track Team for becoming the 20-21 REGIONAL CHAMPS at Gordon Central High School!!  
  • To the Varsity Girls Track Team who secured 3rd Overall!
    • Both teams earned several medals!  Our medalists were: 
      •  Gold
        • 400m Girls: Kameron Cook
        • 400m Boys: Eric White
        • 200m Boys: Eric White
        • 1600m Boys: Jayden Causey
        • 4×1 Girls: Charelle Green, Jakaylah Roberts, Destinee Cason, Nyla Rollins
        • 4×4 Boys: Israel Meggett, Jayden Causey, Isaiah Meggett, Eric White
        • High Jump Boys: Isaiah Meggett
      •   Silver
        • 200m Boys: Zachary Harris
        • 400m Boys: Zachary Harris
        • 800m Boys: Jayden Causey
        • 100mh Girls: Tuashawn Williams
        • 4×1 Boys: Israel Meggett, Michai Reid, Daniel Hayes, Eric White
      •   Bronze
        • 100m Girls: Jakaylah Roberts
        • 200m Girls: Charelle Green
        • 200m Boys: Israel Meggett
        • 400m Girls: Sidni Haynes
        • 400m Boys: Isaiah Meggett
        • 1600m Boys: Chance Minor
        • High Jump Boys: Michai Reid
        • Long Jump Boys: Michai Reid
    •  If you see these students,  please give them a shout out! We are very proud of the work they have been putting in this season! Off to Sectionals and then STATE!!!
  • To Ms. Livingston for her work and attention to detail to keep lines of communication open with students and families!
  • To the sophomore students for their excellent ChemVAS Cooks! projects. If you would like to see some of the videos, visit this YouTube link. Videos are being uploaded this week and next. Be sure to check out their digital portfolios for an extensive look into the project. 
  • To Chanel Harris, Dell Ballard, Kashawn Myers, Kate Drueke, Myah Crowell, Olando Palmer, Sayj Harris, Skye Holloway, Afiya Cave, Bianca Benton,  Desha Rogers Givens, Joseph George, Kayla White, Quinn Worley, Veronica Thompson, and Djene Edwards El for completing the Mock APUSH Exam!
  • To all teachers that returned that have reached out to families and began to communicate a “Path to Passing” for students!

STEAM Highlight of the Week

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to ….

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


Drew Reopening Update

 Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

Drew’s Hybrid Model, which is optional for students and remains conservative, will consist of a weekly schedule where students participate in two days of in-person learning on campus and three days of virtual learning. 

The success of our Hybrid Model will require that all participating families and students commit to safety and health protocols that reduce the spread of COVID-19.   This includes following a mask mandate where all students and staff will wear masks on campus, practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, and staying home when ill.

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will have to be referred back to virtual learning.

• Families who chose not to transition to hybrid learning will remain under a virtual instructional model.  Pending staffing, space and other considerations, there may be a second opportunity for families to opt in to hybrid learning in April.

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers information about what to expect with Drew’s Hybrid Model and overviews safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage

As the pandemic continues, we know there are many factors families must consider to determine the best option for their children at this time. With our expansion to two instructional models, know that we are taking extraordinary steps to limit risk and create an engaging environment for your student.  Whether you opt to remain virtual or participate in the hybrid model, rest assured that every member of our staff is committed to providing quality learning experiences for your student.  Thank you for your continued support, engagement and flexibility.  Most importantly, thank you for the opportunity to work with your students!

For the Love of Drew,

Peter McKnight

Head of School


Principal Coffee REMINDER:


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.

Thank you for your commitment&engagement this School Year. Be sure to look out for the next coffee for next School Year!

Directory for More Resources


We understand and 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).

Calendar

Week of 04/19 – 04/26

Prom May 1st @7pm

“A Night Under the Stars” will take place this upcoming Saturday. We look forward to seeing our students participate in this year’s prom. If your student is attending this year’s prom, you should have received a communication via email with details. If you have not received an email and believe you should have received communication, please reach out to your Dean of Students at Tameka.allen@drewcharterschool.org

Monday

04/26

2:00 – 5:30[Please note the time change]

 Nutrition pick up
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]
Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]

Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Monday Schedule –
  • Milestones start
    • American Lit., Section 1
      • 8:30-9:40 1st period
      • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
      • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
      • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
      • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Tuesday

04/27

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

  • Tuesday Schedule-
  • Milestones start
    • American Lit., Section 2&3
    • Make Up Day
      • 8:30-9:40 1st period
      • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
      • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
      • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
      • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Wednesday

04/28

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [COMING SOON ON 04/21/2021]
  • Wednesday Schedule-
    • Empowerment Conference [Zoom, 1pm-4pm]
      • Theme- See Me: Celebrating my Authentic Identity
    • 9:00 Social Studies Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Math)
    • 10:00 Science Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be ELA)
    • 11:00 Clubs
    • 1:00 – 3:00
    • 1:30-2:15pm-10th Grade Community Forum
      • Office Hours/ Planning
      • Small Groups
      • 1:1 Support
      • Planning Time

Thursday

04/29

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Thursday Schedule-
  • Milestones start
    • American Lit., Section 1
    • Make Up Day
      • 8:30-9:40 1st period
      • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
      • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
      • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
      • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Friday

04/30

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Friday Schedule-
  • Milestones start
    • American Lit., Section 2&3
    • Make Up Day
      • 8:30-9:40 1st period
      • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
      • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
      • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
      • 2:20-3:30 4th period
  • Weekly makerspace project Makerspace project
  • 4-4:45 pm
  • Join on zoom
    • Meeting ID: 991 2768 4261
    • Passcode: drewmake

05/01 | 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].
05/02 | 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- Week of:

  • 05/03
    • Milestones cont. 
      • Algebra 1, Section 1&2
      • Make up Day
  • 05/04
    • Milestones cont. 
      • U.S. History Section 1&2
      • Make up Day
  • 05/05
    • 9:00 Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
    • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science)
    • Advisory
  • 05/06 – 
    • Milestones cont. 
      • Algebra 1,  Section 1&2
      • Make up Day
  • 05/07- 
    • Milestones cont. 
      • U.S. History Section 1&2
      • Make up Day
  • 05/10
  • 05/12
    • 9:00 Social Studies Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Math)
    • 10:00 Science Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be ELA)
    • Clubs
  • 05/14- Senior Grades posted
  • 05/17-05/21: Senior Week
    • 05/19
      • 9:00 Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
      • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science)
      • Advisory
  • 05/22- Graduation @6pm
  • 05/28- Last Day of School

Household Resources


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

 
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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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