Week of May 03rd, 2021

Shoutouts

  • To Ms. Allen and the Prom committee for all of their work and coordination to put on an amazing prom for our students!
  • To Mr.Parker for capturing and sharing the memories of this school year!
  • To our State Literary Meet team for competing at Georgia Military College on April 24th!
  • To our teachers and administrators for their attention to detail and working diligently to expand the services offered to students through the multiple transitions in the school year.
  • To leadership for breaking down the nuances of scheduling!
  • To the 10th grade team for breaking down a path to passing for all students and then sharing the workload for contacting and communicating with families as a collective unit!
  • To all sophomore students who participated in the Empowerment Conference!
  • To the 21 (!!) AP Language students that participated in the Mock AP Language Exam on last Wednesday.
    • Kate Drueke, Jordan Williams-Nance, Alexandria Girault, Kayla White, Joseph George, Lilian Martin, Caitlyn Smith, Aleks Sweeny, Myah Crowell, Skyla Victrum, Nyla Mayfield, Jayden Causey, Alexis Banks, Owen Grega Jayda Howard, Afiya Cave, Chanel Harris, Jasmyn Braziel, Syndi Hayes, Quinn Washington, Veronica Thompson.
  • To Dr. Whittington for facilitating a workshop with Drew, to discuss how the arts can be used to address black pain. Dr. Whittington has also presented this workshop recently at the National Arts Education Association annual conference! 
  • To Bailey Comeau-Hudson for protecting the privacy of another person while participating in virtual instruction!
  • To Ms. Davis and the 9th-grade team for holding an engaging and informative 9th grade Transition Night for the Class of 2025!
  • To Sage Harrison for representing the  9th grade students in her presentation to the parents of the rising 9th graders!
  • To Cortez Kitchens for being on top of his work from day 1 of 2021!
  • To Kimela Fongeh for her helpful tips with Tinkercad!

STEAM Portfolio Information

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


 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

Summer Opportunities!

Please find all available summer opportunities here!


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 05/03 – 05/09

Monday

05/03

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 cont. 
    • Algebra 1, Section 1&2
    • Make up Day
  • STAMP Testing 1pm – 
    • Spanish IV
    • AP Spanish 
    • Any seniors in Spanish II or III
  • 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

05/04

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 cont. 
    • U.S. History Section 1&2
    • Make Up Day
  • AP TESTING
    • 8 AM -Calculus AB
    • 12 PM -AP Human Geography
  • STAMP Testing 1pm – 
    • Spanish III
  • 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

05/05

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 [Next Meeting: 21-22 School Year Date TBA]

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 9:00 Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
  • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science)
  • 11:00 Advisory
  • 1:00 – 3:00
    • Office Hours/ Planning
    • Small Groups
    • 1:1 Support
    • Planning Time

Thursday

05/06

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 cont. 
    • Algebra 1, Section 1&2
    • Make up Day
  • AP TESTING
    • 8 AM -AP US History
    • 12 PM -Computer Science
  • 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

05/07

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 cont. 
    • U.S. History Section 1&2
    • 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

05/08 | 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].
05/09 | 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: 05/10
  • 05/10
    • Milestones cont. 
      • Biology Section 1&2
      • Make up Day
    • College Decision Day [Virtual]
  • 05/11 
    • Milestones cont. 
      • Make up Day
    • 1st & 3rd T/TH Exams or Final Projects
  • 05/12
    • 1st & 3rd MWF Exams or Final Projects
    • 9:00 Social Studies Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Math)
    • 10:00 Science Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be ELA)
    • Clubs
  • 05/13 
    • Milestones cont. 
      • Biology Section 1&2
    • 2nd & 4th T/TH Exams or Final Projects
  • 05/14 2nd & 4th MWF Exams or Final Projects
  • 05/14- 
    • Milestones cont. 
      • Make up Day
    • Senior Car Parade @7pm
    • Last Day for Senior Students
      • Senior Grades posted
  • Week of: 05/17
    • 05/17-05/21: Senior Week
    • 05/17
      • Senior Awards Ceremony [Virtual]
    • 05/19
      • Annual Poetry Slam 
      • 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
  • Week of:05/24
  • 05/26- 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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