Week of Jan 10th,2022

Please be advised that Drew Charter School will remain in virtual learning for the week of January 10th – January 15th.  

  • We will return to in-person instruction on Tuesday, January 18th, the day after the Martin Luther King Holiday.  

Drew has made the tough decision to extend virtual learning by one week based on the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Fulton and DeKalb Counties, the increase in positive cases among Drew staff and students, and the timing of new positive cases continuing to unfold from the holiday break.  

In preparation for the return to campus on January 18th, Drew will provide testing on:

  • Sunday, January 16th (10am-4pm)

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus on January 18th, COVID-19 tests must be conducted no earlier than January 16th.  If you choose to test offsite, please submit test results via the following link:

Shoutouts !

  • To Chanel Harris, Lilian Martin, and Myah Crowell ’22 who have each been awarded the Posse Scholarship! Chanel and Lilian will attend College of Wooster in Ohio and Myah will attend Brandeis University in Massachusetts, each on a full-tuition scholarship!
  • To our new students to the Senior Academy!
  • To Ms. Hartigan, Ms. Davis, Mr. Richardson and everyone that has supported our new students!
  • To the new Algebra 1 students for their excellent online etiquette, focus and personality during instruction: Maddi Cooper, Jada Huff, Alex Yang.
  • To all teachers for engaging students and implementing virtual instruction this week!
  • To Dr. KM and Dr. Morgan for their support and advocacy for students!
  • To Rob Richardson for his outreach and student support this week for students!
  • To Mr. Rashid for his support for all academies working with students, staff and administration!
  • To Dr. Allen for her initiative and support of staff and students!
  • To our support staff who have been supporting families and students by checking in via phone calls when their / the students are absent to check in!
  • To Ms. Mills and Ms. Page for their support and assistance around Project Connect!

Click Here for ALL
Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS for the School Year !


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.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 01/10-01/16


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

01/10

Monday Schedule-

  • 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
  • Zoom links and class assignments can be found in student Google Classroom

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

01/11

Tuesday Schedule-

  • 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
  • Zoom links and class assignments can be found in student Google Classroom

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

01/12

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 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
  • Zoom links and class assignments can be found in student Google Classroom

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

01/13

Thursday Schedule-

  • 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
  • 6:00pm Prospective Parent Night (Zoom Link)
  • Zoom links and class assignments can be found in student Google Classroom

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

01/14

Friday Schedule-

  • 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
  • Zoom links and class assignments can be found in student Google Classroom

01/15 | 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].
01/16 | Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 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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