Week of Aug 23rd, 2021

Principal Coffee REMINDER:


If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

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.

See You All on August 25th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

#1 -Town Hall Staff Meeting Recording from 08/02/21 → here [This video can ONLY be accessed via this link]

#2 – New School Year document to reference. Click here for a summary of information that may be helpful to reference.

#3 – Message for Early College/Dual Enrollment Students 

Orientation continues this week for our Early College/Dual Enrollment students. As a reminder on Wednesdays throughout the school year seniors participating in Early College/Dual Enrollment have early release from Drew at 2:00 pm.  Please email rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org if your student does not have permission for early release on Wednesdays.  Students will check themselves out on Wednesdays moving forward.

#4- p.s. NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast & Lunch


All meals (breakfast and lunch) will be consumed in both indoor and outdoor spaces, with 6 feet of social distancing in place. 

  • A pre-packaged breakfast option will be available for students.
  • A pre-packaged lunch option will also be available for students who don’t bring their own lunch.
  • Drew students will practice 6 feet social distancing for eating meals at school.
  • Microwave ovens and refrigerators will not be available for student use.
  • Food deliveries for students will not be accepted. (This includes services like UberEats, GrubHub, etc.)

K.Myers, Principal of Drew Senior Academy

Calendar of Events

Week of 08/23- 08/29


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

08/23

Monday Schedule –

  • 8:20
    • Early College Students COVID Testing
  • 2:00-3:00
    • 11th and 12th grade COVID Testing
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
  • 3:05= Clubs
    • Flex Time First day of Clubs, Club Roster – Students should and can review their club selections
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

08/24

Tuesday Schedule-

  • 9th and 10th grade COVID Testing 

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • Flex Time Extended Learning

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

08/25

Wednesday Schedule-

  • Asynchronous Day for Staff and Students
    • Students should check google classroom for instructional material for the day.
  • 12pm: Principal Coffee [Zoom Link]

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

08/26

Thursday Schedule-

  • GSU Clarkston on campus for orientation 
  • GSU downtown orientation on campus
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

08/27

Friday Schedule-

  • 8:00-9:30= 1st
  • 9:35-11:05= 2nd
  • 11:10 – 1:25= 3rd
  • 11:10-11:40= 9th and 10th lunch
  • 12:50-1:25= 11th and 12th lunch
  • 1:30-3:00= 4th
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05-3:35= Flex time – Advisory
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

08/28| 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].
08/29| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 09/06
    • Labor Day, NO SCHOOL

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Drop off and Pick Up Information

SA Arrival – Entry thru Cafeteria doors (Yellow & Blue) for TSMC and walk down main hallway to stairwell #2

Late Entry – At 8:30am, main entrance into building will be only entrance for late arrivals

Dismissal Waves –  Please adhere to the following dismissal waves based on your students dismissal category.

3:35 Walkers to Villages of East Lake

                              3:40 Walkers to East Lake and Kirkwood

                              3:45 Car Riders

                              3:50 Student Drivers

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community


For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

The success of in-person for the upcoming school year 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 in-person learning will remain under a virtual instructional model. 

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to 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


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


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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Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything…and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Myschoolbucks.com


Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..

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