Week of May 24th, 2021

TOWN HALL Monday , MAY 24th AT 12:00 p.m.   Join us on Monday for our last Town Hall of the school year. We’ll discuss plans for the 2021-22 school year. The event will be recorded and distributed to families. You can find the Zoom link in your email or you can come to this site and click the weblink below.

Zoom Link– > https://drewcharterschool.zoom.us/j/95499375025?pwd=Qy9Ic01mcnk0ZUFLM1QvbmF0dkwvdz09

Shout Outs

  • To all the members of the Graduation Committee for executing the Senior Academy’s first outdoor graduation!
    • To Ms. McKenziz, Ms. Isbell, Dr. Allen, Ms. Weaver for their consistent leadership through planning and preparation!
  • To all of the volunteers and participants – teachers and leadership team members! 
  • To all of our student speakers at graduation – Andre Thomas, Alani Andrews, Sydney Berenson, Journey Hightower and Carrington Grant!
  • To Ms. Weaver and Ms. Cusick for organizing a very memorable and enjoyable Senior Awards day! 
  • To Ms. Davis and Mr. Morrison for hosting Senior Awards day!  
  • To Mr. Parker for always being there to capture Drew’s most important events!
  • To the Facilities team for continuing to organize, prepare, and work alongside the Senior Academy for all on-campus events – especially in these last few weeks!
  • To the Senior Team for all of their assistance and participation in Senior Week, especially at the fun-filled Senior Picnic!
  • To Ms. Denard for keeping the party going at the Senior Picnic and Mr. Morrison for being a good sport!
  • To Calvin Revere for his kindness and willingness to share!
  • To everyone that assisted with the Black Lives Matter Mural!

See graduation ceremony HERE 

CONGRATS, CLASS OF 2021!

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 05/24 – 05/30

Monday

05/24

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 –

TOWN HALL Monday , MAY 24th AT 12:00 p.m.   Join us on Monday for our last Town Hall of the school year. We’ll discuss plans for the 2021-22 school year. The event will be recorded and distributed to families. You can find the Zoom link in your email or you can come to this site and click the weblink above.

  • Finals 1A and 3A
    • 12:50 – 2:00 – 3A/3MWF final, summative assessment or project presentation
    • 4th Period 

Tuesday

05/25

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-

  • (Cohort A in-person):Half Day
  • Finals 2B and 4B) 
    • 8:30 – 9:40 –  2B/MWF final, summative assessment or project
    • 9:50 – 11:00 – 4B/4MWF final, summative assessment or project

Wednesday

05/26

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-

  • (VIRTUAL, for everyone): Half Day
  • inals 2A and 4A (Last Day of School for Students)
    • 8:30 – 9:40 – 2A/2TTh final, summative assessment or project
    • 9:50 – 11:00 – 4A/4TTh final, summative assessment or project
  • 1:00 – Teachers Report to Campus for Popcorn Palooza
  • Summer Kickoff and Material Drop Off/Pickup

Thursday

05/27

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

Thursday Schedule-

  • School Closed

Friday

05/28

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

Friday Schedule-

  • School Closed

05/29 | 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].
05/30 | 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-

  • 06/01 – Summer Acceleration Academy Starts [Mon-Thurs Schedule,  partial day, apex curriculum, reach out to Rachel or Charlie]
    • June 1st – 24th Credit Recovery
    • June 14th – 17th Summer Bridge
    • June 14th – 24th Math/ELA Enrichment
    • June 21st – 24th AP Acceleration

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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