Week of April 11th,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 4:00pm until 5:30pm *UPDATED TIME* on Thursdays for JA and SA students!  

  • All students need to bring are their creative ideas and willing hands to make things. 
    • UPDATE: RESERVATIONS ARE *NOT* NEEDEED. Feel free to join on any Thursday if interested!
    • For more detail and information on Drew’s STEAM program visit the website here– > STEAM at Drew!

 
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 Olivia Pearson who has been selected to participate in the Governor’s Honors Program for Engineering!! 
  • To the Boys and Girls soccer teams for advancing to the State playoffs! 
    •  Girls play Tuesday away 
    • Boys play Wednesday at home 
  • To the Literary Competition team for their placements at the State Literary Competition!!! 
    • To Lucy Corkran and Byron Darnton each won 2nd Place; Byron competed in the Argumentative Essay category and Lucy competed in the Analysis Essay! 
    • To Kashawn Myers for placing 4th in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking  
    • To Kate Drueke for placing 5th in Girl’s Solo.  
      • Please congratulate all these individuals for their hard work and dedication!  We’re very proud of these young scholars representing us so well! 
  • To Mr. Derringer for leading the Literary Competition team! 
  • To Lindsey Smith for moderating the Women’s History Month Speaker Panel! 
  • To Thai Daniel and Kiah Clark for introducing the speakers on the Women’s History Month Speaker Panel! 
  • To Ms. Garner – for taking off her “Teacher Hat” to foster an empathetic connection with a stressed 9th grade parent during a conference!  
  • To Mrs. Stokes and Mr. Mayfield for their commitment to the craft of teaching and learning; their willingness to welcome observational visits from Ms. Palmer and Dr. Kenyon-Mafu this semester; thanks so much for all you do for all our students!  
    • To Mrs. Bufford-Duffie and Ms. Isbell for arranging the insightful opportunities and for covering co-taught classes!  
  • To Mrs. Gresham for her outstanding skills as an educator and co-teacher, her care for students, calming presence and expertise are truly exemplary! 

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 04/11- 04/17/22

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

04/11

  • BLAZER DAY
  • 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
      • ***Advisory 3:05-3:40***
    • 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

04/12

Tuesday 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

Wednesday

04/13

Wednesday Schedule-

  • BLAZER DAY
  • *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
      • SA Beta Induction [Theater]
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 3pm-3:45pm, Milestone Prep – Algebra 1 [with MS. ISBELL]
    • 6pm Varsity Boys Soccer v. Commerce High School [HOME]

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

04/14

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
    • 3:30 – 5:30, Maker Space [Reservation is NOT needed, Visit STEAM website for other resources- 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

04/15

Friday Schedule-

  • UNIFORM DAY
  • *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
    • 5:30 Varsity Boys Baseball v. Mt. Zion [HOME]

04/16 | Saturday
  • Saturday School, [9th -12th Grade]
  • Saturday School: Milestone Prep – Biology, AP Biology, US History & AP US History
  • PROM [FAQs / 165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303]
04/17 | Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Elementary Academy [Click Here to Opt in for FREE COVID Testing]
    • If your student has been testing with Viral Solutions over the past few weeks, they are already in the system and there is no need for them to opt-in again.
    • Stay safe!

Through Drew’s partnership with Viral Solutions, Drew resumed free weekend community COVID-19 testing on Sunday, April 3rd. 

 Each Sunday, the Community Testing will occur at the Elementary Academy pickup lanes between 10 am – 2 pm. This testing is open to all family members.  If you are a family member and would like to participate in the free testing, please complete the following form before arriving: Viral Solutions Family Member Consent Form

(Note: Persons can also opt-in onsite.)


Upcoming Events-

  • 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

Senior Parents

Graduation is almost here! If you have not done so already, please sign the Senior Contract below by clicking on the link. Once you fill out the form and click submit, the contract is complete.  

All senior parents will need to complete this contract, prior to graduation and cap/gown distribution.  

Senior Contract
Graduation is a special moment for students and their families. Drew Charter School is committed to providing all students with a memorable experience. Hence, we have outlined guidelines and shared with parents and families. This contract speaks specifically to those guidelines for the day of and days leading up to graduation. This contract is an agreement between parent, student, and school. All graduating seniors must sign this contract to participate. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Myers, Dr. Allen, or Mrs. Weaver.docs.google.com

If you missed the Senior parent meeting, here is the slide deck where this information was presented.

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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