Week of Jan 31st,2022

Mask Mandate Update Reminder!

Use of cloth masks and face coverings on their own is no longer allowed. 


NOTE: This also applies to Ski Masks and Gaitors


  • Effective January 18, 2022, anyone entering Drew’s buildings is required to wear non-cloth masks.  
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**Layering/Doubling Masks, with a cloth mask placed on top of a surgical mask, is also a recommended option.**

Lottery Application Notification

Lottery Application Window for New Students Open February 1, 2022 through April 30, 2022

If your student has a sibling who is interested in attending Drew, or if your student currently attends Cox Pre-K at Drew and would like to enroll in Drew’s kindergarten, the lottery application for the 2022-2023 school year will be available on Drew’s website beginning February 1, 2022. All qualifying applications will be included in an admissions lottery on May 5th, 2022.

When you click on the application link from Drew’s website, you will be prompted to sign into your family’s existing SchoolMint account.  From there you will have the option to click “Edit New Student Application” for students who have submitted a lottery application in the past or “Add New Student”. When prompted, please make sure to indicate that you are applying for the 2022-2023 school year. For the purposes of the lottery, Drew defines a sibling as someone with a shared legal guardian and shared residence.

Please note that the lottery is for potential new students only. This includes students currently enrolled in the Cox Pre-K Program at Drew who would like to attend kindergarten at Drew. Re-enrollment for rising 1st through 12th graders at Drew will occur in March through a separate process (more details coming soon). 

Additional lottery information can be found on our website. Please contact Mary Hartigan at 404-450-0567 or enrollment@drewcharterschool.org with any questions.


Gifted Interest Application

  • Welcome Back for In-Person Learning this week, testing will be available at school starting today.
    • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.

  • To the following students for passing the 2nd Round of All-State Chorus Auditions last week!  Amber Nelms (8), Noa Rollins (8), Calliope DeChant (10), D’Anjelo Taylor (10), Tyrese Robinson (10), Simon Renifo (10) 
    • This is the highest number of students to EVER qualify from Drew Charter School for All-State Chorus! 
  • To Eleanor Jones ’23, Jillian Loux ’23, and Bryant Triplett ’22 for being the voices of Drew in the new virtual tour video!
  • To Byron Darnton who was accepted to the CET Global Perspectives: Italy Program!Byron will be staying in Siena, Italy where he will explore global issues such as power and privilege, public health, and environmental sustainability!
  • To Torrence Sturdivant for effectively leading his ELA class in a collaborative activity on “Sundiata”!
  • To Ms. Simmons for rallying the room together and keeping everyone calm after a distraction!
  • To Dr. Kurt for creating a lesson that had all students fully engaged!
  • To Dr. Allen – for her phenomenal work to keep peace and order this week! 
  • To Ms. Woods for always having engaging and creative visual lessons!
  • To ALL scholars in Ms. Fernandez Spanish class!
  • To Andre Barnes for being so attentive and focused in his classes!
  • To Buck Alford for supporting students in US History!
  • To Michai Reid for supporting his peers!
  • To Ms. Chaney Wynne for facilitating an informative “Financial Aid Next Steps” workshop in partnership with the Georgia Student Finance Commission for seniors!


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 March 16th,2022 @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 01/31-02/06


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

01/31

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Clubs, 3:00pm
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

02/01

Tuesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
  • 6:00 PM – Varsity Girls basketball v. Gordon Lee High School (Away)
  • 7:30 PM – Varsity Boys basketball v. Gordon Lee High School (Away)

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

02/02

Wednesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 1A- 8:00-8:45 
    • 2A- 8:50-9:30 
    • 3A- 9:35-10:20 
    • 4A- 10:25-11:05 
      • 1st Lunch- 10:25-11:05 
      • 2nd Lunch- 11:10-11:45  
    • 1B- 11:50-12:35 
    • 2B- 12:40- 1:25 
    • 3B- 1:30- 2:10 
    • 4B- 2:15-3:00 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

02/03

Thursday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

02/04

Friday Schedule-

  • Dress Down Day – Black Lives Matter 
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Advisory 3:05-3:40
    • Dismissal 3:40

02/05 | Saturday
  • 9:00 Food, Fellas, Fellowship (Theater)
02/06 | Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 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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