Week of May 09th,2022

[CURRENT] Drew Mask Policy

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


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 6:00pm *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!

The Drew Charter School PTA has restructured and renewed and is looking ahead to the 2022-2023 school year!  Click here to view the new committees and more details on the changes we’re implementing. 

We are looking for executive officers as well as members for all the committees. Please consider joining the PTA, as we are only as strong as our volunteers. We welcome your new energy and ideas! 

Please click here to share your interest in the PTA (short Google form).


 
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.

  • The Varsity Boys soccer team beat Dooly County 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals in the State Championship. First time ever for Drew soccer to get this far!
    • Shout out to our students on the team along with Mr. Rashid and other coaches!
  • To Miriam and the entire CCR team for organizing the return of Senior Walk!
  • To Mrs. O’Neil and all the elementary teachers and staff members for creating memorable doors for all the seniors!
  • To every staff member, student, parent, or community member that attended and cheered on the seniors as they walked our campus!
  • To the drummers for returning to bring back our tradition!
  • To all the students who are taking advantage of their earned extra credit in Spanish!
  • To all 9th graders taking Algebra 1 this year working hard to prepare for their Milestones Exam on Wednesday, April 27th! 
    • For many this will be their first Milestones since 6th grade. All the very best from their parents, teachers, coaches, and the Drew Community! Shine! Stay positive, work hard, be kind, do your best. We are proud of you!  
  • Emily and Ashley for their flexibility in working with the 11th grade team during CCR week!
  • All the Juniors who have attended after school and Saturday sessions!
  • Quindarius Grimes for encouraging his peers to attend study sessions!
  • Ms. Abdur-Rahman for hosting evening Zoom sessions to support students with study habits!
  • To London Almond for keeping his group on task painting!
  • To Jaylon and Chase for ignoring distractions and getting their work done!
  • To Eric Ayers for the incredible support he has provided for 10th grade PBL and Space is the New Place!
  • To Dr. Kurt for taking the time to recognize the great talents and achievements of our Drew Eagles!
  • To everyone that showed their school spirit and participated in CCR week!
    • To the CCR team for hosting numerous sessions!
    • To Alumni for their constant participation (hosting panels, taking over Insta, and much more)!
  • To Rachel and Tara for presenting at the Principal’s Coffee!

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 NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!

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 05/09- 05/15/22

Stay Updated! See the notes below:


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

05/09

  • BLAZER DAY 
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 8am AP Exam, Calculus
    • ELA MAP Testing – 9th & 10th
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12pm AP Exam, Computer Science Principle
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00
    • Flex Time, 3:05pm
      • ***Advisory 3:05-3:40***
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 6pm, Senior Award Ceremony [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

Tuesday

05/10

Tuesday Schedule-

  • [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 8am AP Exam, English Lang and Comp.
    • Math MAP Testing-9th & 10th  
    • MODA field trip
    • 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
    • 6pm, Equitable Dinners present One Million Talks [Register Here]

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

05/11

Wednesday Schedule-

  • BLAZER DAY 
  • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 8am AP Spanish Language & Culture 
    • 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

Thursday

05/12

Thursday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 8am AP Exam, World History
    • 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
    • SA Theater Performance: “Gangsters Over Harlem, Box, Scenes from a Quarantine” [Drew Theater] 

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

05/13

Friday Schedule-

  • UNIFORM DAY
  • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
  • 9th Grade Field Trip
  • 11th Grade Field Trip
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
      • 9am, In-Person Senior Community Forum [Cafeteria]
        • Senior Week & Graduation Practice Schedule [LINK]
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 12:55, All SA Students  on campus eat 2nd lunch
    • 1:00, Class of 2022 Final Parent Meeting [ZOOM]
    • Flex Time, 3:00pm
    • Dismissal 3:40

05/14 | Saturday
  • 2pm, Performance: Theater – Gangsters Over Harlem, Box, Scenes from a Quarantine [Zoom]
05/15 | 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-

  • 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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