A CHANGE IS COMING!

A WORD FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

Greetings Senior Academy,

To our students, teachers, and staff:

Thank you for a very productive week! Each person’s contribution and positive outlook makes a difference in how we serve our students, our parents, our families, our teachers, our staff , and our community. Please know that we appreciate how you show up every day with the aptitude and attitude to be a positive influence. Also, know that we appreciate your resilience, patience, and assistance as we work with our students to create positive alternatives and build a culture inside and outside of school that promotes connectedness. 

Kendrick L. Myers,

Senior Academy Principal

Asynchronous/ Conference Day at Drew Charter School

We want to remind you that Friday, August 26th, is an Asynchronous/ Conference Day at Drew Charter School.  There will be no in-person or live virtual learning on this day, so students should plan to work independently at home. 

To ensure a productive learning experience for your student on this Asynchronous Day, please be mindful of the following: 

  • Students in Pre-K through second grade will receive hardcopy assignments to complete at home;
  • Assignments for students in grades 3 through 12 will be posted on Google Classroom; 
  • Any technology devices distributed to students for use on this day must be returned to school on August 29th.

Pre-scheduled parent-teacher conferences will occur virtually on this day. If you haven’t received conference sign-up information from your student’s academy, please look for details in the next few days. 

If you have other questions or need additional information about Asynchronous/Conference Day, don’t hesitate to contact your student’s academy principal and deans.

A LETTER TO OUR PARENTS/GUARDIANS:


DREW PARENTS & FAMILY WE’RE IS EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU!

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT FAIR

Dear Drew Parents and Families,

We are very excited to invite you to join us for our Family Engagement Fair to learn more about how parents/families can be involved at Drew. The Family Engagement Fair is an in-person event that will take place on Thursday, August 25th, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the cafeteria of the Yates Campus (the JA/SA campus). 

Representatives from Drew’s PTA, Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), Drew Dads, and Parent Equity Committee (PEC) will be available to answer questions and help you get connected. We have also invited some of our new school partners to share other opportunities to get your families engaged this year at Drew.

If you have questions, please contact our Culture and Equity Family Liaison, Sherrie Charles—sherrie.charles@drewcharterschool.org

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Drew Mask and COVID-19 Policy

COVID Safety and Testing Update:

Based on the current CDC guidance regarding local COVID-19 Community Levels, we will continue our mask requirement for staff and visitors.  Students are also strongly encouraged to wear masks since we are still in a high community transmission area.  This requirement is based on the most current CDC guidance and information regarding transmission levels for Dekalb and Fulton counties, which can be viewed here.

[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!

COVID TESTING SCHEDULE

  • Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm (EA Parent Pick-up lanes)

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew.

Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

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

Please note: 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 if using external testing site.


DID YOU KNOW?


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).


LET’S TALK PHOTOGRAPHY!

Over the last few weeks our students have been learning how to capture so many amazing moments behind the lense within the classroom and around our academy. Mr. Parker, our photography teacher and camera guru, has been instrumental in allowing our students to advocate their photographic autonomy, while facilitating his non-hands on instruction of every frame! Please take a moment and view some of the creative images our students have created. You’re sure to see the magic behind every CLICK!

IT’S PICTURE TIME!

R E M I N D
IT”S COMPETITION TIME!
Parents,

Please take a moment and complete your child(ren) Lunch Application!

The Advisory that completes this task the FASTEST (all student in its entirety), wins a sweet treat and the choice of a gourmet dinner or a jeans day pass! Use the QR code above or click the link below:

Federal Eligibility Application

All FEA applications are due by Tuesday, August 30th, 2022Federal Eligibility Application.


Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS for the School Year

CLICK HERE

YOU DESERVE IT!

  • Class of 2023 and the Class of 2035 for an amazing and memorable Kindergarten Walk!
  • CCR, leadership, facilities, and everyone that made the Kindergarten Walk!
  • Miss Cusick and everyone that assisted in making POSSE interviews a possibility on campus!
  • Miss Davis and Miss Garner for galvanizing support around the volleyball team!
  • Mr. O. for his purposeful engagement with students in film class and providing students with real life experiences!
  • Mrs. McKenzie-Brown and Ms. Schaffer’s for their presentation and work around Power 45!
  • Ms. Gay, Mr. Agnew, and Ms. Charles for their support and resources!
  • Miss Abdur-Rahman, Ms. West, Ms. Shavis, Ms. Laster-wood, and Ms. Brown for their constant support, follow-up and engagement with students!
  • Each teacher has purposefully engaged students in projects thus far (from Chemistry paints, vision boards, engaging science labs, to presentations and much more)!
  • Everyone that has made the extra effort to be relational – your understanding, communication, and intervention has made an impact on our students – Thank you!!

Principal Coffee for 2022

New Dates

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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.

FIRST TEE FALL REGISTRATION

  
Drew Parents,

 If you are interested in registering your scholar for the First Tee Golf Program at the Charlie Yates Golf Course for the fall session, please email Jennifer McCrary at jmccrary@eastlakefoundation.org ASAP. Space is limited, but priority is given to families at Drew Charter School and residents at the Villages of East Lake. The program is for students age 7-18.      

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

Click the link above to see important dates and events for this week!

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 08/15/22 – 08/19/22

To Wear or Not To Wear? (use link to uniform policy below)

Senior Academy Uniform Policy


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

Click here to learn more about IEP and 504:
MTSS/504 Chronicles Vol 1, Issue 5

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’s SCHEDULE

08/22/2022

  • Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.
9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

TUESDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/23/2022

  • Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.
9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL


WEDNESDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/24/2022

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

THURSDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/25/2022

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

FRIDAY’s SCHEDULE

C DAY

NO IN-PERSON LEARNING

08/26/2022


Uniform Attire: Black Polo
9th / 10 Grade Schedule11th / 12th Grade Schedule
1A – 8:00-8:451A – 8:00-8:45
2A – 8:50-9:302A – 8:50-9:30
3A – 9:35-10:203A – 9:35-10:20
4A – 10:25-11:05L U N C H – 10:25-11:05
L U N C H – 11:10-11:45 (35 min)4A- 11:10-11:45 35 min
1B – 11:50-12:351B – 11:50-12:35
2B – 12:40- 1:252B – 12:40- 1:25
FLEX -1:30- 2:15FLEX -1:30- 2:15
3B – 2:20-3:053B – 2:20-3:05
4B – 3:10-3:554B – 3:10-3:55

Upcoming Events

EVENTSTIME OF EVENT
Conference Day (Friday, 8/26/2022): NO IN-PERSON LEARNINGALL DAY
SA Volleyball: Tuesday, 8/23/20222 (Elite Scholars vs. Towers HS)5:30 PM
Location: Elite Scholars
SA Cross Country Meet: Wednesday, 8/24/2022 (APS vs. Atlanta Track Club) 5:30 PM
Location: Cheny Stadium
SA Cross Country Meet: Saturday, 8/27/2022 (North Georgia Championship – East Jackson HS) 8:05 AM
Location: Lamar Murphy Park

S T A Y U P D A T E D

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates



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