RESTED & READY TO WORK!

Morning Drop-Off /Afternoon Pick-Up:

Please exercise cause to help keep everyone safe during morning drop-offs and afternoon pick-ups.

  • Please obey crossing guards and school police officers directing traffic
  • Please stop behind the crosswalk, leaving plenty of room for pedestrians to cross
  • Decrease your speed
  • Avoid passing other vehicles that are stopped for pedestrians
  • Remain focused on the road and avoid distracted driving
  • Check side mirrors and blind spots before making a right-hand turn
  • Allow bicyclists to pass you before turning left at an intersection
  • Leave at least 3 feet of distance between your vehicle and the bicycle when passing
  • Exercise caution and drive slowly near bicyclists, particularly children
  • Look in your side mirrors before opening your car door

Here’s how it will work:

The month of September will be broken into “attendance weeks,” starting with September 6th. Teachers, students, and parents who follow Drew’s School Attendance/Tardy Policies will qualify for a raffle ticket each week. Drawings will take place each Monday for prizes. Teachers who take attendance according to school policy, students who have complied with attendance policies, and parents/guardians who get their children to school daily and on time will be eligible for prizes! Prizes include gas cards, gift cards, grocery gift cards, movie tickets, etc.  Please note following the attendance policy means you are complying with the procedure, even if that means staying home when you are sick, quarantining when required, or having an excused absence/tardy. Those who make it through all four weeks will be eligible for a special social at the end of the month. You won’t want to miss it! 


ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH

Dear Drew Parents and Families,

The Eagle’s Nest

Highlights and Upcoming Events:

  • National Literacy Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Sept 15-October 15, 2022
  • EL Novels for Grades 6-8th
  • Galileo -Tutorial for searching  ProQuest
  • Photos from JA Book Check out Days
  • Guest Author Lamar Giles -September 22, 2022 (Virtual visit for SA)  
  • Dreamers and Achievers Application
  • 10th Grade Novels on display in Media Center
  • Scholastic Book Fair- October 3-7, 2022  
  • Author visit with Lamar Giles: “The Getaway”
  • HRRB Team for Junior Academy
  • Cleve
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Scholastic Book Fair October 3-7, 2022
  • Galileo- Password Capture
  • Attendance Month flyer (see at top of BLOG)
  • Drew Eagle Book Club: Book of the Month

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

COVID Policy Safety and Testing Updates:

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.


PTA Announcements

Did you know it only costs $10 to become a PTA member and support our school?

Your member dues help us provide more programs and fun activities for Drew teachers, families, and students.  We’re looking forward to hosting more in-person events this year, so every contribution makes a difference. 

Please join/renew today! 

The support and assistance of a room parent is invaluable!

Become a liaison who can provide extra support to our fantastic teachers. As a PTA representative, you’ll communicate teacher grants and classroom wish-list opportunities, as well as upcoming PTA community events.    

https://www.drewcharterschoolpta.com/room-parent-info

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Uso Sayers at usosayers@gmail.com.

PTA EAGLE NATION



DREW COMMUNITY PICNIC

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The PTA is looking for volunteers to help plan a Drew community event on October 22nd. It would require 1-2 hours of work per week, with most hands on deck the day of event. Please email ptadrew@gmail.com.

SEEING WHITENESS FOR ANTI-RACIST ACTION

Training Opportunity Alert!

While you’re registering your kids for fall activities, consider signing yourself up for Drew’s fall cohort of Seeing Whiteness for Anti-Racist Action

Seeing Whiteness helps white people notice and explore our personal racial journeys while recognizing how racism is socialized within our communities. This six-session program (1.5 hours/week via Zoom) offers a learning circle experience that creates space for self-focus, reflection, and action practices to build skills and stamina on one’s anti-racist journey. 

Seeing Whiteness for Anti-Racist Action will be starting for Drew’s parents in September and is available on a sliding scale. Fill out the interest form here

R E M I N D


Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS for the School Year

CLICK HERE

YOU DESERVE IT!

  • Benjamin Harper, Falon Kelley, Israel Doby, Kimela Fongeh, Morgan Cain, Mustafah Mohammed and Niles Holt for receiving the Collegeboard National African American Recognition Award, and Jillian Loux for receiving the Collegeboard National Hispanic Recognition Award.
  • Marcus Leonard, Eleanor Jones, Caleb Martin, Elsie Husted, and Nicholas Russell for serving as Media Correspondents at the TOUR Championship. They each represented Drew very well and had articles that they wrote published by the East Lake Foundation. Check out their stories here!
  • Mr. Parker for his assistance and visuals for the Senior Academy Town Hall!
  • Mrs. McKenzie-Brown for her facilitation and support with picutre day!
  • Dr. Anderson for all of his assistance in the theater for events during and after school!
  • Our SROs for the continuous support and outreach with students!
  • Mr. Canney for his support and implementation of new ideas!
  • Dr. Allen and Ms. Page for their work and facilitation of Kickboard training! 
  • Mr. Brewer for all of his work with students around attendance!
  • Mrs. Weaver for her work with the counseling team and our Early College students!
  • Mrs. Mills for her feedback and work with staff to ensure grades are updated in Infinite Campus!
  • Senior Academy teachers for being proactive, relational, and impactful in and out of the classroom!

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 09/05/22 – 09/09/22

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

09/05/2022

SENIOR ACADEMY CLOSED


TUESDAY’s SCHEDULE

09/06/22

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

09/07/2022

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

09/08/2022

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

A DAY

09/09/2022


Uniform Attire: Black Polo
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- 1:30-2:20 (CLUBS)FLEX- 1:30-2:20 (CLUBS)
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL
EVENTSTIME OF EVENT
SA Volleyball:
Tuesday, 9/6/2022 – Columbia/South Atlanta
5:30 PM
DREW
SA Cross Country Meet: 
Saturday, 9/10/2022 – APS/Atlanta Track Club
8:00 AM
Cheney Stadium

S T A Y U P D A T E D

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates



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