Week of Mar 28th,2022

[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.


DID YOU KNOW?

Makerspace Hours are back!

Mr. Ayers, our new Makerspace Manager, will be opening the SA makerspace in room A103 from 3:30pm until 5:30pm on Thursdays for JA and SA students!  

  • On Thursday March 31st we will spend some time learning to use the 3D printers, or you can work independently on your own projects.  All students need to bring are their creative ideas and willing hands to make things. 

 
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.

  • To Jason Lin for being selected as a semifinalist for the National Beta Scholarship!
  • To Ciera Hayes ’22 for her acceptance to Savannah State University!
  • To Eleanor Jones ’23 for being named Chair of the Social Justice and Equity Committee for the APS Board of Education Student Advisory Council.
  • To Sophie Gallagher ’22 for being admitted and receiving a huge merit scholarship to her top choice college!
  • To the cast of 21 Chump Street for an amazing start to our rehearsals for the show!   
    • Zoe James, Jillian Loux, D’Anjelo Taylor, Calliope DeChant, Christian Aycock, Alana Nicholson, and Analisa Gomes.   
  • To Ruby Schattenberg and Annabelle An for working very hard in Spanish and obtaining a 100% ​average grade by Mid-point.
  • To all the students who worked creatively making the poster “El parque de diversiones” in Spanish class!
  • To Samaya Alexander, Mariyah Davis and Makyla Price for being diligent and using their time wisely!
  • To Ms. Klein for being selected by the GADOE to serve on the Teacher ELA Standards Committee! 
    • This group will be responsible for writing the new ELA standards for the state of Georgia.
  • To Mr. Kitchen and Dr. Kurt for their presentations at the STEAM Leadership Conference at Georgia Tech this week! 
    • Mr Kitchen presented twice–owning his leadership role.
  • To Mrs. Simmons for organizing a well-deserved sophomore field trip!
  • To Dr. Morgan for always going above and beyond to communicate with parents!
  • To Ms. Palmer for creating this encouraging assignment for 9th graders preparing for the Algebra 1 Milestone on April 27th!
  • To Ms. Mayes and the cheerleaders for sharing their talents with the EA at the Champions parade last Monday!
  • To Mrs. Klein and her 9th grade ELA students with Sundiata project displayed in the PBL lab!
    • Please pass by to view PBL showcase
  • To Mrs. Stokes for going above and beyond, building relationships with students!
  • To 9th grade for a great community forum to celebrate Women’s History Month! 
  • To  our guest speaker Ms. Adia Kitchens, a former Drew parent for her engaging and highly interactive presentation! 
  • To Ms. Young and the Black History Committee for an amazing showcase “I AM SOMEBODY: The Celebration of Art, Artivism and Justice”!
  • To all of the artists (students and teachers) that participated in the showcase!
  • To poet and host Sunni Patterson for being amazing! 
  • Thanks to Ms. Terra Gay for engagement, referrals, and connections bringing experts and flavor to our community forums and schoolwide events!
  • To Ms. Bryant and the STEAM team for facilitating a very successful STEAM Workshop Day!
  • To all of our expert visitors and presenters (including Drew Alumni)!

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 03/28- 04/03/22

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

03/28

  • 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

03/29

Tuesday Schedule-

  • ACT School Day
    • Juniors Dismiss After Exam
  • [*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

03/30

Wednesday Schedule-

  • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 1A- 8:00-8:45 
    • 2A- 8:50-9:30 
    • 3A- 9:35-10:20 
    • 4A- 10:25-11:45 
      • 11/12 Lunch- 10:25-11:05 
      • 9/10  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
      • Hold your 4B students. They will not transition!
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
      • 3:00, Student Equity Committee Meeting
      • 3:00, Women’s History Month Program [ZOOM]
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 5:00, Senior Parent Meeting [Zoom

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

03/31

Thursday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • 3:30 – 5:30, Maker Space [Reserve Space- here]
    • 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

04/01

Friday Schedule-

  • Drama Performance
  • DRESS DOWN: DREW Swagg / Drew Colors ONLY
  • *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 
    • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM,  Kona Ice Event, Athletic Field Parking Lot [SENIORS ONLY] 
    • Advisory 3:05-3:40
    • Dismissal 3:40

04/02 | Saturday
  • 8:00 Track Meet (Lakewood)
  • Saturday School, [9th -12th Grade]
04/03 | Sunday
  • COVID Testing 12pm – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot) ** CANCELLED FOR NOW **
    • ** WEEKEND TESTING WILL RESUME AT A LATER DATE**

Upcoming Events-

  • 04/4 – 04/10
    • Spring Break (Holiday) APRIL ‘22
  • Saturday – 04/16
    • Saturday School: Milestone Prep – Biology, AP Biology, US History & AP US History
    • 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
    • Senior Walk
    • 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

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Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

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

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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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