Week of Nov 15th, 2021

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Shoutouts !

  • To Ashley Young who published an article, entitled, “What Burns Your Biscuits?” in the National Association for College Admission Counseling Journal!
  • To Mrs. Simmons for putting together a great PBL Showcase presenting to 2nd grade students at the EA!
  • To all students that have actively engaged in the learning environment and demonstrated ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE!
  • To the 9th grade team for creating an Extended Learning schedule for students that allows them to get work done or take a mental break if needed!  
  • To The Homecoming Committee for work through logistics for Homecoming!
  • To Dr. Kurt, Ms. Simmons, and Mr. Kinney for helping students make clear connections between art and chemistry!
  • To Mr. Morrison for incorporating film in his Pre-Calculus classes!
  • To Ms. Stokes and her 3A class for making sure everyone got to see Mr. Myer’s birthday posters!

Click Here for ALL
Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS!


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 Jan 19th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Calendar of Events

Week of 11/15-11/21

Homecoming Week

Homecoming Events:

I am hopeful that everyone will take time to engage and have fun with our student body! The Homecoming committee has planned some wonderful events in partnership with SGA.

All major events will be held in the afternoon. As a reminder we are still implementing safety protocols on our campus. There will be limited guests for certain events.

Coronation (invite only to limited guest of court members)

Lantern Car Parade – all families and students are encouraged to attend

Homecoming Tailgate – for students only; parents and visitors are not able to participate

Homecoming Game – limited guests (tickets sold on GoFan)

Spectator Policy: We are allowing spectators, but with limited capacity. Spectators are only allowed in the primary competitive area. All spectators are expected to wear masks and social distance when possible. Please do not attend if you have been quarantined or tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days

Students are expected to dress school appropriate and adhere to school policies and procedures (check with administrators for any additional details)

All spectators must purchase tickets online via GoFan, in advance by going to https://gofan.co and searching for Drew Charter School. No cash will be accepted at the gate and NO RE-ENTRY.

GHSA passes will admit the pass holder and one guest.

NO REFUNDS unless the game is canceled.

Live-Streaming – https://score-sports.com/drew-charter-basketball/ All regular season home games are available through live streaming.

Again, we are excited for your participation and the opportunity to celebrate our students. We are committed to sharing pictures/videos from all 2021 Homecoming events with parents via Instagram and our next blog posts.


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

11/15

  • 8:20 & 2:30-3:00 Early College Students COVID testing

Monday Schedule –

  • 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, Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • Decades Day
  • Monday Nov. 15 – Friday Nov. 19 – Hall Decorations in SA PBLs

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

11/16

  • COVID Testing 

Tuesday Schedule-

  • 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, Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • Twin Day

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

11/17

  • COVID Testing 

Wednesday Schedule- Omega Psi Phi Founders’ Day

  • 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
  • Senior Citizen Day
  • Wednesday, Nov. 17 – Coronation @ 2:30pm in Theater
    • (streamed with limited guests) – Zoom LINK
    • Students are allowed to invite 4 guest for this event [family and siblings]
      • Submit the names of guests who will be attending here.
    • Anyone who plans to attend will need to complete a COVID test prior to coming to campus.
      • Testing will be available on Sunday [11/14], the week of the event.
      • If you test with an outside vendor on Monday or Tuesday, results must be submitted too miram.denard@flyhigheratdrew
  • 5:30 JV Boys Basketball v. Norcross (Home Game) 
    • Limited Tickets on GoFan

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

11/18

Thursday Schedule-

  • 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
  • Character Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 18 – Lantern Parade @6:30pm on SA Campus
    • all members of the community
  • 6:30pm Lantern Parade on Yates Campus
    • *Families encouraged to attend

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th 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

11/19

Friday Schedule-

  • 7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)
  • 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, Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • Color Wars
    • Green, 9th grade
    • Gold, 10th grade
    • White, 11th grade
    • Black, 12th grade
  • Friday, Nov. 19 – Homecoming Tailgate, 3pm – 5pm on Athletic Field, Student Parking Lot
    • Audience: DREW STUDENTS
  • Friday, Nov. 19 – Homecoming Basketball game (with limited capacity), 6pm
    • (Limited Tickets on GoFan)
      • Varsity Girls v. Carver
      • Varsity Boys v. Atlanta Classical
      • *Game will also be streamed

11/20| 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].
11/`21| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 11/22-11/26
    • No School (Thanksgiving)
  • 11/29 – Asynchronous Day following Thanksgiving Break
  • 12/2 
    • HYPE NIGHT
  • 12/04, Alpha Phi Alpha Founders’ Day
  • 12/20-31 
    • No School (Holiday Break)
  • 01/03 
    • No School (Holiday Break)
  • 01/17 
    • No School (MLK Day)
  • Follow up
    • STEAM Workshop Day…Spring
  • 01/26 
    • Asynchronous Day 
  • 02/14-18 
    • No School (Winter  Break)

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of:

Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees


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


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 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

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