Week of Feb 28th,2022

[CURRENT] Drew Mask Policy

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.**

JOIN US!

Thank You for Your Support!!

The Drew Opportunity Fund is excited to announce its latest round of support!  Thanks to your generosity, we are thrilled to provide:

  • Support for 13 students to attend winter break camp 
  • A snack reserve for JA/SA students 
  • Mental health counseling for students (95+ hours to date)
  • A student sock/underwear reserve for the Elementary Academy nursing department
  • Monthly teacher appreciation activities
  • Ongoing family assistance

We could not do this without you!  Let’s keep up the great work.  #WeAreDrew


Lottery Application Notification

[Updated 02/28/22]

Lottery Application Window for New Students Now 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 is available here.  All qualifying applications received by April 30th 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 be March 4th through March 18th (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.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!! Re-enrollment starts on March 4th!!

The enrolling parent/guardian of rising 1st through 12th graders will receive an email with the subject line 2022-2023 online re-enrollment form for your Drew student(s)” on Friday, March 4. The email will contain a link to the online re-enrollment forms for the Drew students in their household. Re-enrollment must be completed by March 18st to secure your students’ seats for the 2022-2023 school year.

This year, only students in transition grades (rising 6th and rising 9th) as well as any student who has moved and requires an address update will be required to submit current proof-of-residency documents as a part of their re-enrollment. For these students, there will be an option to upload proof-of-residency documents when completing the online re-enrollment form. Please note: Students currently in the Cox Pre-K Program should submit a 2022-2023 lottery application by April 30th to be included in the kindergarten lottery and do not complete re-enrollment.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in completing your student’s re-enrollment. This information helps us determine how many new student seats we are able to offer during our 2022-2023 lottery and ensure we have accurate, up-to-date information for all students.

Additional re-enrollment information can be found here. Please contact the Enrollment Team at enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or 404-450-0567 with any questions.


 
To provide opt-in consent for Junior or Senior Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Junior/Senior Academy

ACTION REQUIRED –

Opt-In for Drew’s New Weekly Surveillance Testing Program

Please complete opt-in for one campus ONLY, PER CHILD.

  • 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 our Boys basketball team for advancing to the THIRD round of the State playoffs!
  • To three of our Senior Academy students that were awarded medals at the Secondary Division Atlanta Public Schools Science Fair.
    • The trio represented Drew well! 
      • Kimela Fongeh won a bronze medal. 
      • Myah Crowell and Andrew Botchwey both won silver for their respective projects. 
        • Andrew has the special designation of being chosen to advance to the state competition [GSEF]. 
    • Excellent work Eagles!
    • Thank you Mrs. Hester for your work with the students!
  • To the ENTIRE class of ’23 for starting their ACT prep courses.
  • To Erin Howard for her first concert with the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra this week! (2/23)
  • To Sage Harrison for another successful concert with the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra! (2/27)
  • To the entire 11th grade team, administration, and the entire SPED department for all of their hard work and support to students!
  • To Dr. Morgan for a great 9th grade PLC meeting on Wednesday 2/23!
  • To Mr. Kitchen for sharing and exhibiting all of his talents and accomplishments with his students and team members!
  • To  Mrs. Fernandez for her supportive words and kindness!
  • To Mr. Parker’s class for making teachers feel like a celebrity for the day during their scavenger hunt!
    • Students requested to take a few pictures of teachers because as answers to items on the checklist activity!
  • To all the men that could make it to Saturday’s event – it was meaningful and inspiring!
  • To all participants and individuals involved in Drew’s Got Talent!
  • To Mr. Brown for closing the show and bringing the house down!!


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 02/28- 03/06

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

NEWS: The Difference between a 504 & IEP Talk about this! IEP vs. 504 Plan: What’s the Difference?


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

02/28

  • 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, 3:05pm
  • 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

02/22

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, 3:05pm
      • 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
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [Next Meeting: 21-22 School Year Date TBA]

Wednesday

02/23

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 
      • 2:30 pm Black Art and Activism Program
        • Information to Prepare Students & Guests for Black History Month Program:
        • Required via zoom- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
        • Program Details: 
          • Artivism: the use of creative expression to cultivate awareness and social change spans various disciplines including visual art, poetry, photography, music, film, and theater. Students and artists are excited to share their vision and creative process behind our phenomenal “Black Lives Matter” mural! We will host highly acclaimed local social justice artists and facilitate discussion on how YOU can express yourself through artivism!
        • Questions: 
        • Please reach out to 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 7:00, 1st Round of Boys Basketball State Playoffs

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

02/24

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, 3:05pm
      • 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

02/25

Friday Schedule-

  • Dress Down Day – Drew Spirit Wear 
  • 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

02/26| Saturday
  • NONE
02/27| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 12pm – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot) ** CANCELLED FOR NOW **
    • ** WEEKEND TESTING WILL RESUME AT A LATER DATE**

Upcoming Events-

  • Wednesday, C Day – 03/02/22
    • 3:00 Student Equity Committee Meeting
    • Senior Community Forum
  • Saturday – 03/05/22
    • 10:00 BLM Mural Celebration
  • Monday, A Day – 03/07/22
    • 4:00 Senior NHS Induction
  • Friday, A Day – 03/11/22
    • Senior AMC Movie Event
  • Saturday – 05/21/22
    • Tentative Graduation Date

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of: Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

>> HERE <<

>> HERE <<

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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