Week of Mar 21st,2022

1st Pep Rally !

 Drew Charter School celebrated the Boys Varsity Team winning the Basketball State Championship with a pep rally for grades 5 – 12.  We were extremely proud to recognize this momentous accomplishment.  It was an energizing opportunity for our student community to gather and celebrate. Entertainment for the pep rally was provided by local radio station 107.9 FM.

[CURRENT] Drew Mask Policy

For more details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here


Phase 1 – 

  • A mask requirement remains in place for students and staff.  However, cloth masks will be allowed again, effective immediately. Retaining the mask requirement will allow us to improve student and family experiences in the following ways:
    • Expansion of in-school and out-of-school field trips
    • Expansion of capacity for sporting events, performances, and other programs
    • Resumption of key in-person parent programs, which will vary by academy.

Phase 2 –

Provided that the public health context continues to improve and CDC guidance remains the same, masks will be strongly recommended, but not required, for students, staff, and families beginning on Wednesday, April 13th.  In addition to facilitating the changes in Phase 1, this will allow us time to prepare students, staff, and families for this change and ensure that there is a climate that is respectful to those who decide to mask or not mask.


Lottery Application Notification

[Updated 03/14/22]

REMINDER!! Deadline to re-enroll for 2022-2023 is March 18th!!

Re-enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year ends on Friday, March 18. Re-enrollment MUST be completed by March 18st to secure your students’ seats for the 2022-2023 school year. 

The enrolling parent/guardian of rising 1st through 12th graders should have received an email with the subject line 2022-2023 online re-enrollment form for your Drew student(s)”. The email contained a link to the online re-enrollment forms for the Drew students in their household. If you did not receive this email, please first check your junk folder and then reach out to enrollment@drewcharterschool.org.

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.

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 your Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Drew Students

ACTION REQUIRED –

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

  • 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.

  • Bianca Benton, Alexandria Sweeny, Kashawn Myers, Jason Lin, Kameron Cook, Misihyia Pinkney, Marcus Leonard, Zen Moss and Raven Wilson for doing a wonderful job as student speakers during their NHS Induction Ceremony!
  • Afiya Cave and Waverly Alcock for their beautiful harp performances during the NHS Induction Ceremony!
  • Ms. Cusick, Mr. Richardson and Ms. T. Davis for their time and assistance in making the NHS Induction Ceremonies possible!
    • Ms. Allen and Ms. Schaffer for their support of the Class of 2023 by attending their NHS Induction!
  • Ms. White and her 3B class period for making several Tangram puzzles for the geometry classes!
  • 107.9 for coming out and hosting our pep rally to celebrate our State Championship basketball team!
  • Dr. Hancock, Mrs. Bryant, Mrs. McKenzie, and Mrs. Isbell for providing parents with information and feedback during the Principal Coffee!
  • Dr. Allen, Mrs. O’Neill, Mrs. Thrash, and Mrs. Paquette for organizing the EA parade for the basketball team!
  • Officers Hamm and Hicks for their continuous support of our students and community!
  • CCR team for facilitating and organizing the mock ACT for our Juniors!
  • All of our teachers for supporting our students and galvanizing school spirit!

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 April 20th,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 03/2103/27

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

03/21

  • 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
      • Junior ACT prep 2:45
    • Flex Time Clubs, 3:05pm
      • 10th Grade Community Forum
  • 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

03/22

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 
      • Junior ACT prep 2:45
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • 9th Grade Community  Forum
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
  • Track Meet (Midtown HS)
  • 5:30 Varsity Baseball v. Trion (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

03/23

Wednesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
  • Asynchronous Day
    • Parent – Teacher Conferences
  • 9:00am- Virtual mock ACT for Juniors
  • 3:05 PM – Senior Community Forum

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

03/24

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 
      • Junior ACT prep 2:45
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 7:30 Varsity Soccer v. BEST (AWAY)

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

03/25

Friday Schedule-

  • Uniform Day
  • STEAM Workshop Day
    • 9th/10th Lunch 11:05-11:40
    • 11th/12th Lunch 12:50-1:25
  • Dismissal 3:40
  • Varsity Baseball v. Trion (HOME)

03/12| Saturday
  • 8:00 Track Meet (Lakewood)
  • 9am-12pm Saturday School
03/13| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 12pm – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot) ** CANCELLED FOR NOW **
    • ** WEEKEND TESTING WILL RESUME AT A LATER DATE**

Upcoming Events-

  • 03/29
    • ACT School Day
  • 03/30
    • Women’s History Month Program
  • 04/01/22
    • Drama Performance
  • 04/4 – 04/10
    • Spring Break (Holiday) APRIL ‘22
  • Saturday – 04/16
    • PROM [FAQs / 165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303]
  • April 18-22: Theme Days / Flyer *Coming Soon*
    • College and Career Week
  • 4/19/2022
    • Performance: Harp
  • 4/21/2022
    • Performance: 21 Chump St.
  • 4/22/2022
    • Space is the New Place– STEAM EVENT
  • 5/7/2022Performance: Dance
  • 5/17/2022
    • Performance: Piano
  • 5/18/2022
    • Performance: Orchestra
  • 5/19/2022
    • Performance: Chorus/ Band
  • Saturday – 05/21/22
    • Tentative Graduation Date
  • 5/22/2022
    • Performance: Drama

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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