Week of May 17th, 2021

Shout Outs

  • To the Varsity Track Team for burning up the track at STATE!
    • Shout out to the athletes that represented Drew Charter SA: Charelle Green, Destinee Cason, Jakaylah Roberts, Kameron Cook, Nyla Rollins, Tuashawn Williams, Chancellor Minor, Daniel Hayes, Eric White, Isaiah Meggett, Israel Meggett, Jayden Causey, Miles Selles, Zachary Harris, Michai Reid
    • The following athletes ranked TOP (8) at State:
      • 1st Place Boys 4x400m: Zachary Harris, Israel Meggett, Isaiah Meggett, and Eric White
      • 3rd Place Girls 400m: Kameron Cook
      • 4th Place Boys High jump: Michai Reid & Isaiah Meggett (tied)
      • 5th Place Boys 4x100m: Israel Meggett, Michai Reid, Daniel Hayes, and Eric White
      • Girls 100 hurdles: Tuashawn Williams
      • Boys 1600: Jayden Causey
      • 6th Place Boys 200m: Eric White
      • Boys 800m: Jayden Causey
      • 8th Place Boys 400m: Zachary Harris
  • Varsity track also has the #1 Boys 4x400m Relay Team out of ALL (8) Regions in 1A Public!
  • To the admin. team, leadership team, CCR, facilities and all members that made the Senior Car Parade a success!
  • To all the community members that came to celebrate the Class of 2021 at the Senior Car Parade!
  • To everyone that has been involved in the planning, painting, and prepping for the Black Lives Matter mural in the front of Yates Campus!
  • To Mrs. Might for facilitating and working through STAMP testing!
  • To Mrs. Gardner who graciously cooked food for the entire 2nd floor! 
  • To Mr. Davis for recognizing the 9th grade team for all of the amazing work this school year!
  • To  the CCR team for an engaging, fun, and wonderful College Decision Day event!
  • To Ms. Tafari for navigating the Drew environment and becoming a part of the school culture in her first year!
  • To all STAFF, we are almost to the end of the school year! You’ve taught concurrently, facilitated small groups, tutorials and extended attention to students to ensure students have a path to passing and everything else!
  • To Mrs. Prather for an upcoming movie premiere at the Plaza Theater! She wrote, produced and directed this movie; the movie is an adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, where black culture, rhythm and dialogue are used to tell this classical story reimagined. 

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. 

• 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

Finals/Project/Awards Week

During the final week of school (week of May 24th), students will engage in final assessments and final projects to culminate their learning experiences at each grade level, in each given subject area. Students will also have an opportunity to celebrate their success and their school year via Zoom at their grade level’s respective Celebration Ceremonies.

Please note that students in Cohort A will report to campus on May 24th for a full day and on May 25th for a half day. May 26th is virtual and is the final day of school. All Senior Academy students are encouraged to stop by campus from 2pm -5pm on May 26th to drop off devices and participate in our drive-thru Popcorn Palooza.

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:

Slideshow

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 05/17 – 05/23 – Senior Week!!!!

Monday

05/17

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 –

  • Golf State Championship
  • AP TESTING
    • 8am -AP 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
  • 5:30 – College Decision Day [Virtual: Link Here]

Tuesday

05/18

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-

  • Golf State Championship
  • 8:30-9:40 1st period
  • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
  • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
  • 11:40-12:40 Break and/or small groups
  • 12:50-2:00 3rd period
  • 2:10-3:20 4th period
  • 12pm – 4pm Senior Material Return
    • COVID TESTING FOR SENIOR CLASS

Wednesday

05/19

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-

  • 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)
  • 11:00 – Advisory
  • 1:00 – 3:00 
    • Office Hours/ Planning
    • Small Groups
    • 1:1 Support
    • Planning Time

Thursday

05/20

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-

  • 9am Graduation Practice
  • 12:30 Senior Picnic
  • 8:30-9:40 1st period
  • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
  • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
  • 11:40-12:40 Break and/or small groups
  • 12:50-2:00 3rd period
  • 2:10-3:20 4th period

Friday

05/21

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-

  • 9am Graduation Practice 
  • 8:30-9:40 1st period (1B Finals and/or Projects)
  • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
  • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
  • 11:40-12:40 Break and/or small groups
  • 12:50-2:00 3rd period (3B Finals and/or Projects)
  • 2:10-3:20 4th period
  • Weekly makerspace project Makerspace project
  • 4-4:45 pm
  • Join on zoom
    • Meeting ID: 991 2768 4261
    • Passcode: drewmake

05/22 | 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].
05/23 | 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: 05/24
    • 05/24
    • 05/25 – End of Year Awards to be Carried out via Zoom 
      • Finals 2B and 4B (Half Day)
    • 05/26- (Virtual Day)
      • Last Day of School
        • Finals 2A and 4A (Half Day)
        • Popcorn Palooza: Summer Kickoff and Material Drop Off/Pickup
Say farewell to this school year and pick up a treat or any summer learning information you need. All Senior Academy students welcome. This is a drive-thru event and families will remain in vehicles.

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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