Week of Nov 22nd, 2021

Dear Drew family,

Thank you for an amazing Homecoming week! It was truly exciting each day to see our students and staff participate in the themed days. Everyone really amazed us with some of the best theme day outfits. It was also great to see how many students and community members were willing to engage in our events this week. I wanted to take this time to say I truly hope that you are enjoying your week with family. I also wanted to share some visuals from this past week. Please take a look at some of the wonderful pictures and read through the Shout outs for this past week.  

Enjoy your family and know that I am truly grateful for the opportunity to work with you and your family!”

  • K. Myers
    • Senior Academy Principal

REMINDER – Nov. 29th Virtual Day & COVID Testing

Drew Families:

We hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving Break.  We wanted to quickly remind you that Drew Charter School will reopen with a virtual day for all students and staff on Monday, November 29th.  On-campus, in-person learning will resume on Tuesday, November 30th.

Please take a moment to review other essential reminders below regarding Drew’s Travel Quarantine Guidelines, the Nov. 29th Virtual Day, and the COVID-19 Testing Schedule for returning to campus after Thanksgiving Break:

Families traveling with unvaccinated students during Fall Break should remain mindful of and adhere to Drew’s Travel Guidelines and unvaccinated person quarantine requirements, which can be viewed here and on Drew’s COVID-19 webpage. 

Nov. 29th is a Virtual Day for all students and staff.  Please note the following regarding this Virtual Day:

  • All instruction will occur virtually via Zoom, and all instruction will end by 12:30 pm.
  • Academies have provided technology device distribution information for this day. Remember, all devices must be returned to the school on Nov. 30th.
  • Starting at 12:30 pm on this virtual day, Drew will offer a final opportunity for COVID-19 onsite testing before the reopening of campus (see the full COVID-19 testing schedule below.) 


COVID-19 Test Schedule for Returning to Campus After Thanksgiving Break
Drive-through COVID-19 testing for students returning to campus November 30th will be available onsite in the JA/SA Campus parking lot on the following dates and times: 

11/27 (Saturday) – 10a-2p

11/28 (Sunday) – 10a-4p

11/29 (Monday) – 12:30p-5p
 

Families may also choose to have their students tested offsite before returning on November 30th. Families should submit offsite COVID-19 test results through the following link before November 30th: 

External COVID Test Link

Thank you in advance for adhering to these important reminders. Enjoy the rest of your break!

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Shoutouts !

  • To the Varsity Boys; they are ranked #1 in the state of Georgia!
    • MOST RECENT VICOTRY from 11/19, the Drew Charter School Senior Academy varsity basketball team won their home conference game against Atlanta Classical Academy (Atlanta, GA) by a score of 100-41.
  • To Ms. Denard, the Homecoming committee, and SGA for planning and executing a wonderful Homecoming Week!
  • To the young men in the 11th grade for escorting the members on the coronation court during coronation!
  • To ALL of the candidates on the Royal Court and participants in Coronation!
  • To the Royal Court!
    • Shelby Ross – Ms. Drew
    • Kashawn Myers – Mr. Drew
    • Selena Cooper – Ms. 12th Grade
    • Jerrel Franks – Mr. 12th Grade
    • Joss Harris – Ms. 11th Grade
    • Hunter Smith – Mr. 11th Grade
    • Vaqeuriayah Fennell – Ms. 10th Grade
    • Chase Hairston – Mr. 10th Grade
    • Isis Meggett – Ms. 9th Grade
    • Sancho Hodges – Mr. 9th Grade
      • Club King and Queens –
        • Nasir Benbow
        • Miles Selles
        • Kellsey Yarbrough
        • Isla Edwards
        • Colin Bachman
        • Shy’Ambria Riley
        • Amira Davis
        • Ariel Gray
  • To the 10th grade students for being Excited Eagles and participating during homecoming week!
  • To Cheyenne George for being an amazing photographer and leader in Photography 1. Thank you for always turning in your work on time then helping your classmates with their assignments!
  • To 9th graders JaMya Duckworth, Kristine Allen, McKenzie Smith, Emma Dixon and Jacob Kelley for putting in a splendid effort on their recent Algebra 1 assignment in their student portfolios. Well done!
  • To Niles Holt (10th) and Olivia Pearson (11th) who advanced to the State Round for Governor’s Honors!
  • To Taylor Jones, Tyrese Robinson, and Justin Brown for taking extra time at lunch and during flextime to help with homecoming activities!
  • To Olando for having such high integrity and personal moral code!
  • To SGA for planning a fun week of Themed Days and Events to celebrate Homecoming!
  • To Mr. Mayfield who has voluntarily reached out about students that are not on his caseload because of his concern for them!
  • To all of the teachers who helped students decorate the PBL Labs!
  • To Dr. Kurt, Mrs. Stokes, Ms. Mayes, and Ms. Gilkey for staying after school to help students finish up the decorations in the hallway!
  • To Courtney Bryant and the STEAM team for putting on a beautiful Lantern Parade for the Drew community!
  • To Ms. Palmer for having her students write thank you cards to teachers. The messages they wrote were very sweet!
  • To Lindsey, the PTA and Drew Opportunity Fund for coordinating and providing LUNCH before break! Lunch was delicious! This treat was right on time for many staff members!

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 11/29-12/05


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

11/29

  • COVID testing, 12:30pm-4:30pm, JA/SA Parking Lot

Monday Schedule –

  • Asynchronous Day
    • See table below for schedule
1st Period8:05 – 9:05
2nd Period9:10 -10:10
Screen Break10:10 – 10:20
3rd Period10:25 – 11:25
4th Period11:30 – 12:30

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

11/30

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, 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
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [Next Meeting: 21-22 School Year Date TBA]

Wednesday

12/01

Wednesday 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

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

12/02

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
  • HYPE NIGHT

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

12/03

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, Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

12/04| Saturday
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Founders’ Day
  • N/A for School Activities
    • 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].
12/05| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 12/7/21
    • STEAM WALKTHROUGH
  • 12/8/21
    • *Schedule Change* B DAY, NOT a C Day
  • 12/14-12/17
    • SA EXAMS/FINAL PROJECTS
  • 12/15/21
    • A DAY EXAMS
  • 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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