Week of July 26th, 2021

Welcome back! I hope your summer was restful and rejuvenating. Tomorrow is the First Day of the 2021-2022 School Year! I look forward to seeing you ALL!

Click here for a summary of information that may be helpful to reference.

K.Myers, Principal of Drew Senior Academy

p.s. NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast & Lunch


All meals (breakfast and lunch) will be consumed in both indoor and outdoor spaces, with 6 feet of social distancing in place. 

  • A pre-packaged breakfast option will be available for students.
  • A pre-packaged lunch option will also be available for students who don’t bring their own lunch.
  • Drew students will practice 6 feet social distancing for eating meals at school.
  • Microwave ovens and refrigerators will not be available for student use.
  • Food deliveries for students will not be accepted. (This includes services like UberEats, GrubHub, 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 success of in-person for the upcoming school year will require that all participating families and students commit to safety and health protocols that reduce the spread of COVID-19.   This includes following a mask mandate where all students and staff will wear masks on campus, practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, and staying home when ill.

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will have to be referred back to virtual learning.

• Families who chose not to transition to in-person learning will remain under a virtual instructional model. 

• 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


Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Drop off and Pick Up Information

SA Arrival – Entry thru Cafeteria doors (Yellow & Blue) for TSMC and walk down main hallway to stairwell #2

Late Entry – At 8:30am, main entrance into building will be only entrance for late arrivals

Dismissal Waves –  Please adhere to the following dismissal waves based on your students dismissal category.

3:35 Walkers to Villages of East Lake

                              3:40 Walkers to East Lake and Kirkwood

                              3:45 Car Riders

                              3:50 Student Drivers

Calendar of Events

Week of 05/24 – 05/30

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

07/26

Monday Schedule –

2021-07-27T07:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

First Day of School for Students


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

07/27

Tuesday Schedule-


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

07/28

Wednesday Schedule-

  • Student Orientation – Day 2 [Run Through of Full Schedule]
  • 28th -30th= Cheer Try Outs [Cheer Interest Participation Required]

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

07/29

Thursday Schedule-

  • Student Orientation – Day 3 – First Day of Instruction 
  • 28th -30th= Cheer Try Outs [Cheer Interest Participation Required]

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

Friday

07/30

Friday Schedule-

  • A Day
    • 1st 8:00-9:05
    • 2nd 9:10-10:15
    • 3rd 10:20-11:25
    • 4th 11:30-12:35 
    • Advisory/Lunch 12:40-1:00
  • Midday Madness
    • Rotation 1     1:05-1:35
    • Rotation 2     1:40-2:15
    • Rotation 3     2:20-2:55
    • Rotation 4      3:00-3:35
  • 28th -30th, Cheer Tryouts [Cheer Interest Participation Required]

07/31 | Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
08/01 | Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events-

  • Aug 06, Fall Registration Closes
  • 08/02 – Flex Time Advisory
  • 08/03-08/05 – Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 08/06 – Flex Time Advisory
  • 08/09 – Flex Time First day of Clubs 
  • 08/06 – Fall Athletic Registration Closes 
  • 08/18 – 12pm, Principal Coffee
  • 08/25- Asynchronous Day
2021-08-06T07:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Fall Registration Closes


Principal Coffee REMINDER:


If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Slideshow

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.

1st Principal Coffee for the 21-22 School Year will be

August 18th,2021 @12pm !

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

Other Concerns

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
click here >> https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634 << click here
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything…and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Myschoolbucks.com


Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..

Week of July 19th, 2021

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Two Reminders:

#1 – Testing must be completed prior to the first day of school

Testing dates for students returning to the building are posted below: 

If you have not completed the required forms prviosuly, please find them here.

Those who have previously tested with Priority Med Express (up the hill), will not need to complete these forms again.

  • Dates Available
    • Wednesday, 7/21, 11a – 5p
    • Thursday, 7/22, 11a – 5p
    • Friday, 7/23, 1p – 6p
    • Saturday, 10a – 2p
    • Sunday, 10a – 2p
    • Monday, 10a – 1p

#2 – Don’t forget about the upcoming events this week!

The Senior Academy has a few events approaching before this school year begins.  This blog will be the main source of communication and resource center to both students and parents.


*Virtual* DrewU – This will take place on July 21st at 5pm. All incoming Freshman and families new to Drew are welcome to attend this event!

  • *Virtual* Open House – This will take place on July 23rd. Parents will have the opportunity to be introduced to teachers and administration, sign-up for Remind and important Parent Portals.

Blazers are REQUIRED in the Senior Academy- Flynn O’Hara is the appointed vendor for all uniform needs moving forward. Parents looking for uniform options can now visit our online store with Flynn O’Hara. Students will be expected to be in uniform starting the first day of school. Be sure to review the dress code for this school year and take note of the uniform schedule.

As we continue the provide vital information to parents, students and the community, we encourage everyone to read the weekly blog update thoroughly.

K.Myers, Principal of Drew Senior Academy

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 success of in-person for the upcoming school year will require that all participating families and students commit to safety and health protocols that reduce the spread of COVID-19.   This includes following a mask mandate where all students and staff will wear masks on campus, practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, and staying home when ill.

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will have to be referred back to virtual learning.

• Families who chose not to transition to in-person learning will remain under a virtual instructional model. 

• 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


See graduation ceremony HERE 

CONGRATS, CLASS OF 2021!

Preparing for the 21-22 SY!

Month of July:

  • 26th, Laptop Pickup – Outside the cafeteria
  • 27th, First Day of School
  • 27th-30th, Student Orientation
  • 28th -30th, Cheer Try Outs [Cheer Interest Participation Required]
  • Aug 06, Fall Registration Closes
2021-07-27T07:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

First Day of School for Students

27th-30th, Student Orientation

2021-08-06T07:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Fall Registration Closes

Guardian Participation Welcomed!


Principal Coffee REMINDER:


If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Slideshow

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.

1st Principal Coffee for the 21-22 School Year will be

August 18th,2021 @12pm !

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

Other Concerns

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
click here >> https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634 << click here
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything…and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..

Week of July 12th, 2021

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Welcome back Drew family!

The Senior Academy has a few events approaching before this school year begins.  This blog will be the main source of communication and resource center to both students and parents.

Please share with your friends and/or family members. You will be able to find pertinent dates, events, and updates here on this site- weekly. Please be on the lookout for future events and make sure you check out the updates below for this school year. Checkout a few events that are coming up!

*Virtual* DrewU – This will take place on July 21st at 5pm. All incoming Freshman and families new to Drew are welcome to attend this event!

*Virtual* Open House – This will take place on July 23rd. Parents will have the opportunity to be introduced to teachers and administration, sign-up for Remind and important Parent Portals. (Zoom log-in information for each grade level session will be shared next week)

Blazers are REQUIRED in the Senior Academy- Flynn O’Hara is the appointed vendor for all uniform needs moving forward. Parents looking for uniform options can now visit our online store with Flynn O’Hara. Students will be expected to be in uniform starting the first day of school. Be sure to review the dress code for this school year and take note of the uniform schedule.

As we continue the provide vital information to parents, students and the community, we encourage everyone to read the weekly blog update thoroughly.

K.Myers, Principal of Drew Senior Academy

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.

Rising Seniors!

  • Senior Pictures are right around the corner!
  • Pictures will be taken here at Drew July 19-20th.  
    • Students must sit for these pictures in order to be included in the yearbook.
  • For more information, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

The success of in-person for the upcoming school year will require that all participating families and students commit to safety and health protocols that reduce the spread of COVID-19.   This includes following a mask mandate where all students and staff will wear masks on campus, practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, and staying home when ill.

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will have to be referred back to virtual learning.

• Families who chose not to transition to in-person learning will remain under a virtual instructional model. 

• 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


See graduation ceremony HERE 

CONGRATS, CLASS OF 2021!

Preparing for the 21-22 SY!

Month of July:

  • 26th, Laptop Pickup – Outside the cafeteria
  • 27th, First Day of School
  • 27th-30th, Student Orientation
  • 28th -30th, Cheer Try Outs [Cheer Interest Participation Required]
  • Aug 06, Fall Registration Closes
2021-07-27T07:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

First Day of School for Students

27th-30th, Student Orientation

2021-08-06T07:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Fall Registration Closes

Guardian Participation Welcomed!


Principal Coffee REMINDER:


If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Slideshow

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.

Be sure to look out for the 1st coffee for the 21-22 School Year…!

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

Other Concerns

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
click here >> https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634 << click here
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything…and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..

Week of July 5th, 2021

Greetings from the Senior Academy,

I hope each of you are enjoying your summer. I am excited for this upcoming school year and the opportunity to once again serve our students and the Drew Community as we transition back to the building. As the Senior Academy Principal, I wanted to send a sincere thank you to everyone that has been growing and learning with us in the Senior Academy. I also wanted to send a huge welcome to all of our rising ninth graders and new students to the Senior Academy.  This blog will be the main source of communication and resource center to both students and parents.

Please share with your friends and/or family members. You will be able to find pertinent dates, events, and updates here on this site- weekly. With that being said, be on the lookout for future events and make sure you check out the updates below for this school year.

K.Myers, Principal of Drew Senior Academy

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!

  • Parents looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Parents 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.

Rising Seniors!

  • Senior Pictures are right around the corner!
  • Pictures will be taken here at Drew July 19-20th.  
    • Students must sit for these pictures in order to be included in the yearbook.
  • For more information, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

The success of in-person for the upcoming school year will require that all participating families and students commit to safety and health protocols that reduce the spread of COVID-19.   This includes following a mask mandate where all students and staff will wear masks on campus, practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, and staying home when ill.

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will have to be referred back to virtual learning.

• Families who chose not to transition to in-person learning will remain under a virtual instructional model. 

• 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


See graduation ceremony HERE 

CONGRATS, CLASS OF 2021!

Preparing for the 21-22 SY!

Month of July:

21st, Drew U **Virtual**
23rd, Open House **Virtual**

2021-07-27T07:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

First Day of School for Students

27th-30th, Student Orientation

2021-08-06T07:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Fall Registration Closes

Guardian Participation Welcomed!


Principal Coffee REMINDER:


If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Slideshow

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.

Be sure to look out for the 1st coffee for the 21-22 School Year…!

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

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

Other Concerns

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
click here >> https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634 << click here
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything…and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..

Week of May 24th, 2021

TOWN HALL Monday , MAY 24th AT 12:00 p.m.   Join us on Monday for our last Town Hall of the school year. We’ll discuss plans for the 2021-22 school year. The event will be recorded and distributed to families. You can find the Zoom link in your email or you can come to this site and click the weblink below.

Zoom Link– > https://drewcharterschool.zoom.us/j/95499375025?pwd=Qy9Ic01mcnk0ZUFLM1QvbmF0dkwvdz09

Shout Outs

  • To all the members of the Graduation Committee for executing the Senior Academy’s first outdoor graduation!
    • To Ms. McKenziz, Ms. Isbell, Dr. Allen, Ms. Weaver for their consistent leadership through planning and preparation!
  • To all of the volunteers and participants – teachers and leadership team members! 
  • To all of our student speakers at graduation – Andre Thomas, Alani Andrews, Sydney Berenson, Journey Hightower and Carrington Grant!
  • To Ms. Weaver and Ms. Cusick for organizing a very memorable and enjoyable Senior Awards day! 
  • To Ms. Davis and Mr. Morrison for hosting Senior Awards day!  
  • To Mr. Parker for always being there to capture Drew’s most important events!
  • To the Facilities team for continuing to organize, prepare, and work alongside the Senior Academy for all on-campus events – especially in these last few weeks!
  • To the Senior Team for all of their assistance and participation in Senior Week, especially at the fun-filled Senior Picnic!
  • To Ms. Denard for keeping the party going at the Senior Picnic and Mr. Morrison for being a good sport!
  • To Calvin Revere for his kindness and willingness to share!
  • To everyone that assisted with the Black Lives Matter Mural!

See graduation ceremony HERE 

CONGRATS, CLASS OF 2021!

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


 Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

Drew’s Hybrid Model, which is optional for students and remains conservative, will consist of a weekly schedule where students participate in two days of in-person learning on campus and three days of virtual learning. 

The success of our Hybrid Model will require that all participating families and students commit to safety and health protocols that reduce the spread of COVID-19.   This includes following a mask mandate where all students and staff will wear masks on campus, practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, and staying home when ill.

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will have to be referred back to virtual learning.

• Families who chose not to transition to hybrid learning will remain under a virtual instructional model. 

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers information about what to expect with Drew’s Hybrid Model and overviews 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

Finals/Project/Awards Week

During the final week of school (week of May 24th), students will engage in final assessments and final projects to culminate their learning experiences at each grade level, in each given subject area. Students will also have an opportunity to celebrate their success and their school year via Zoom at their grade level’s respective Celebration Ceremonies.

Please note that students in Cohort A will report to campus on May 24th for a full day and on May 25th for a half day. May 26th is virtual and is the final day of school. All Senior Academy students are encouraged to stop by campus from 2pm -5pm on May 26th to drop off devices and participate in our drive-thru Popcorn Palooza.

Summer Opportunities!

Please find all available summer opportunities here!


Principal Coffee REMINDER:


If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Slideshow

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.

Thank you for your commitment&engagement this School Year. Be sure to look out for the next coffee for next School Year!

Directory for More Resources


We understand and recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Calendar

Week of 05/24 – 05/30

Monday

05/24

2:00 – 5:30[Please note the time change]

 Nutrition pick up
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]
Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule –

TOWN HALL Monday , MAY 24th AT 12:00 p.m.   Join us on Monday for our last Town Hall of the school year. We’ll discuss plans for the 2021-22 school year. The event will be recorded and distributed to families. You can find the Zoom link in your email or you can come to this site and click the weblink above.

  • Finals 1A and 3A
    • 12:50 – 2:00 – 3A/3MWF final, summative assessment or project presentation
    • 4th Period 

Tuesday

05/25

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-

  • (Cohort A in-person):Half Day
  • Finals 2B and 4B) 
    • 8:30 – 9:40 –  2B/MWF final, summative assessment or project
    • 9:50 – 11:00 – 4B/4MWF final, summative assessment or project

Wednesday

05/26

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-

  • (VIRTUAL, for everyone): Half Day
  • inals 2A and 4A (Last Day of School for Students)
    • 8:30 – 9:40 – 2A/2TTh final, summative assessment or project
    • 9:50 – 11:00 – 4A/4TTh final, summative assessment or project
  • 1:00 – Teachers Report to Campus for Popcorn Palooza
  • Summer Kickoff and Material Drop Off/Pickup

Thursday

05/27

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-

  • School Closed

Friday

05/28

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-

  • School Closed

05/29 | Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
05/30 | Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events-

  • 06/01 – Summer Acceleration Academy Starts [Mon-Thurs Schedule,  partial day, apex curriculum, reach out to Rachel or Charlie]
    • June 1st – 24th Credit Recovery
    • June 14th – 17th Summer Bridge
    • June 14th – 24th Math/ELA Enrichment
    • June 21st – 24th AP Acceleration

Household Resources


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> 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

Other Concerns

 
Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything… and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students:

Week of May 17th, 2021

Shout Outs

  • To the Varsity Track Team for burning up the track at STATE!
    • Shout out to the athletes that represented Drew Charter SA: Charelle Green, Destinee Cason, Jakaylah Roberts, Kameron Cook, Nyla Rollins, Tuashawn Williams, Chancellor Minor, Daniel Hayes, Eric White, Isaiah Meggett, Israel Meggett, Jayden Causey, Miles Selles, Zachary Harris, Michai Reid
    • The following athletes ranked TOP (8) at State:
      • 1st Place Boys 4x400m: Zachary Harris, Israel Meggett, Isaiah Meggett, and Eric White
      • 3rd Place Girls 400m: Kameron Cook
      • 4th Place Boys High jump: Michai Reid & Isaiah Meggett (tied)
      • 5th Place Boys 4x100m: Israel Meggett, Michai Reid, Daniel Hayes, and Eric White
      • Girls 100 hurdles: Tuashawn Williams
      • Boys 1600: Jayden Causey
      • 6th Place Boys 200m: Eric White
      • Boys 800m: Jayden Causey
      • 8th Place Boys 400m: Zachary Harris
  • Varsity track also has the #1 Boys 4x400m Relay Team out of ALL (8) Regions in 1A Public!
  • To the admin. team, leadership team, CCR, facilities and all members that made the Senior Car Parade a success!
  • To all the community members that came to celebrate the Class of 2021 at the Senior Car Parade!
  • To everyone that has been involved in the planning, painting, and prepping for the Black Lives Matter mural in the front of Yates Campus!
  • To Mrs. Might for facilitating and working through STAMP testing!
  • To Mrs. Gardner who graciously cooked food for the entire 2nd floor! 
  • To Mr. Davis for recognizing the 9th grade team for all of the amazing work this school year!
  • To  the CCR team for an engaging, fun, and wonderful College Decision Day event!
  • To Ms. Tafari for navigating the Drew environment and becoming a part of the school culture in her first year!
  • To all STAFF, we are almost to the end of the school year! You’ve taught concurrently, facilitated small groups, tutorials and extended attention to students to ensure students have a path to passing and everything else!
  • To Mrs. Prather for an upcoming movie premiere at the Plaza Theater! She wrote, produced and directed this movie; the movie is an adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, where black culture, rhythm and dialogue are used to tell this classical story reimagined. 

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


 Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

Drew’s Hybrid Model, which is optional for students and remains conservative, will consist of a weekly schedule where students participate in two days of in-person learning on campus and three days of virtual learning. 

The success of our Hybrid Model will require that all participating families and students commit to safety and health protocols that reduce the spread of COVID-19.   This includes following a mask mandate where all students and staff will wear masks on campus, practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, and staying home when ill.

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will have to be referred back to virtual learning.

• Families who chose not to transition to hybrid learning will remain under a virtual instructional model. 

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers information about what to expect with Drew’s Hybrid Model and overviews 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

Finals/Project/Awards Week

During the final week of school (week of May 24th), students will engage in final assessments and final projects to culminate their learning experiences at each grade level, in each given subject area. Students will also have an opportunity to celebrate their success and their school year via Zoom at their grade level’s respective Celebration Ceremonies.

Please note that students in Cohort A will report to campus on May 24th for a full day and on May 25th for a half day. May 26th is virtual and is the final day of school. All Senior Academy students are encouraged to stop by campus from 2pm -5pm on May 26th to drop off devices and participate in our drive-thru Popcorn Palooza.

Summer Opportunities!

Please find all available summer opportunities here!


Principal Coffee REMINDER:


If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Slideshow

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.

Thank you for your commitment&engagement this School Year. Be sure to look out for the next coffee for next School Year!

Directory for More Resources


We understand and recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Calendar

Week of 05/17 – 05/23 – Senior Week!!!!

Monday

05/17

2:00 – 5:30[Please note the time change]

 Nutrition pick up
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]
Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule –

  • Golf State Championship
  • AP TESTING
    • 8am -AP Computer Science
  • 8:30-9:40 1st period
  • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
  • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
  • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
  • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
  • 2:20-3:30 4th period
  • 5:30 – College Decision Day [Virtual: Link Here]

Tuesday

05/18

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-

  • Golf State Championship
  • 8:30-9:40 1st period
  • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
  • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
  • 11:40-12:40 Break and/or small groups
  • 12:50-2:00 3rd period
  • 2:10-3:20 4th period
  • 12pm – 4pm Senior Material Return
    • COVID TESTING FOR SENIOR CLASS

Wednesday

05/19

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-

  • Annual Poetry Slam 
    • 9:00  Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
    • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science)
  • 11:00 – Advisory
  • 1:00 – 3:00 
    • Office Hours/ Planning
    • Small Groups
    • 1:1 Support
    • Planning Time

Thursday

05/20

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-

  • 9am Graduation Practice
  • 12:30 Senior Picnic
  • 8:30-9:40 1st period
  • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
  • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
  • 11:40-12:40 Break and/or small groups
  • 12:50-2:00 3rd period
  • 2:10-3:20 4th period

Friday

05/21

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-

  • 9am Graduation Practice 
  • 8:30-9:40 1st period (1B Finals and/or Projects)
  • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
  • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
  • 11:40-12:40 Break and/or small groups
  • 12:50-2:00 3rd period (3B Finals and/or Projects)
  • 2:10-3:20 4th period
  • Weekly makerspace project Makerspace project
  • 4-4:45 pm
  • Join on zoom
    • Meeting ID: 991 2768 4261
    • Passcode: drewmake

05/22 | Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
05/23 | Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events-

  • Week of: 05/24
    • 05/24
    • 05/25 – End of Year Awards to be Carried out via Zoom 
      • Finals 2B and 4B (Half Day)
    • 05/26- (Virtual Day)
      • Last Day of School
        • Finals 2A and 4A (Half Day)
        • Popcorn Palooza: Summer Kickoff and Material Drop Off/Pickup
Say farewell to this school year and pick up a treat or any summer learning information you need. All Senior Academy students welcome. This is a drive-thru event and families will remain in vehicles.

Household Resources


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> 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

Other Concerns

 
Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything… and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students:

Message from the Principal

Greetings Drew Family, 

It was a pleasure to be able to provide our students with devices for our virtual school year as we aim to maintain equity among all. As the end of the school year draws near, it is time for us to start collecting the devices (and chargers) checked out to our students. 

Early drop-offs are welcome starting Monday, May 17th through Friday May 21st between 1pm and 3:30pm at both campuses. Reminders for device return will be sent via Remind, Infinite Campus and our weekly blog.  

  • Please also keep in mind that your student (grades 9-11) may have finals or projects starting May 21st through May 26th.
    • Tuesday May 25th will be a half-day for all students (virtual and hybrid).
    • May 26th is the last day of school and will be virtual for all students .

If you turn in your device early, please be sure your student has what they need to close out the school year.

  • Note: Senior students MUST return their device as soon as possible. 
    • Seniors can start returns of their devices on-site at Drew, May 18th between 2p – 6p
    • **If a device is not returned by May 28, 2021, a charge of $300 will be applied to the student’s account for a full device replacement.** 

— K.Myers

Time Updated 5/13/21

Week of May 10th, 2021

Shoutouts

  • To Angelica Hairston for being awarded this year’s Star Teacher!
  • To Alani Andrews for being recognized as Star Student and the Class of 2021 Valedictorian!
  • To Sydney Berenson for being recognized as the Class of 2021 Salutatorian!
  • To our 2021 Golf Team who will be competing for another State championship this upcoming week!
  • To Lucy Corkran for being the first Drew author to take her place in the media center!
    • Mrs. Ricks has cataloged her book “…because of that night in glascow” (its all in lowercase on purpose) and it will be available for her peers to check out soon. 
  • To Christa Augustine for securing the second spot in the media center with her book “The Monarch Trials” which will also be available for her peers to check out soon.
  • To the titles mentioned above and several other student authors who have books available on Amazon right now!
  • To Nadea Davis, Myah Crowell, Alexandria Sweeny, Brianna Griggs, Chanel Harris,Kayla Henderson-Simms & Mason Alleyne for turning every assignment in before or on time the entire semester!
  • To Nyla Rollins, Nevada Rollins, Noa Rollins, Zed Dechant, Lillian Berney, Tallulah Moody, and all students who came to help set up the BLM mural this past Saturday!
  • To the Senior Team: Mr. Morrison, Ms. Hood, Mr. White, Ms. Might, Ms. Tarfari, Mr. Wynn, and Ms. Hecht-their hard work with all of the Seniors, providing a final push for Seniors to the finish line has been phenomenal!

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


 Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

Drew’s Hybrid Model, which is optional for students and remains conservative, will consist of a weekly schedule where students participate in two days of in-person learning on campus and three days of virtual learning. 

The success of our Hybrid Model will require that all participating families and students commit to safety and health protocols that reduce the spread of COVID-19.   This includes following a mask mandate where all students and staff will wear masks on campus, practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, and staying home when ill.

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will have to be referred back to virtual learning.

• Families who chose not to transition to hybrid learning will remain under a virtual instructional model.  Pending staffing, space and other considerations, there may be a second opportunity for families to opt in to hybrid learning in April.

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers information about what to expect with Drew’s Hybrid Model and overviews 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

Summer Opportunities!

Please find all available summer opportunities here!


Principal Coffee REMINDER:


If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

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.

Thank you for your commitment&engagement this School Year. Be sure to look out for the next coffee for next School Year!

Directory for More Resources


We understand and recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Calendar

Week of 05/10 – 05/16

Monday

05/10

2:00 – 5:30[Please note the time change]

 Nutrition pick up
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]
Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule –

  • Milestones cont. 
    • Biology Section 1&2
    • Make up Day
  • AP TESTING
    • 8AM -AP World History
  • MAP Testing
    • 9/10  Math 
  • 8:30-9:40 1st period
  • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
  • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
  • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
  • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
  • 2:20-3:30 4th period
  • 5:30 – College Decision Day [Virtual: Link Here]

Tuesday

05/11

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-

  • Milestones cont. 
    • Make up Day
  • AP TESTING
    •  8 AM -Spanish 
  • MAP Testing
    • 9/10  Math 
  • SENIORS ONLY 1st & 3rd T/TH Exams or Final Projects 
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
    • 11:40-12:40 Break and/or small groups
    • 12:50-2:00 3rd period
    • 2:10-3:20 4th period

Wednesday

05/12

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-

  • AP TESTING
    • 8AM -AP Lang
  • SENIORS ONLY 1st & 3rd MWF Exams or Final Projects
  • 9:00  Social Studies Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Math )
  • 10:00 Science Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be ELA )
  • 11:00 – Clubs
  • 1:00 – 3:00 
  • Office Hours/ Planning
  • Small Groups
  • 1:1 Support
  • Planning Time

Thursday

05/13

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-

  • Milestones cont. 
    • Biology Section 1&2
  • STAMP Testing 1pm –
    • Spanish II 
  • SENIORS ONLY 2nd & 4th T/TH Exams or Final Projects
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
    • 11:40-12:40 Break and/or small groups
    • 12:50-2:00 3rd period
    • 2:10-3:20 4th period

Friday

05/14

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-

  • Milestones cont. 
    • Make up Day
  • AP TESTING
    • 8am -AP biology 
  • STAMP Testing 1pm –
    • Spanish I
    • 8th Grade  
  • SENIORS ONLY 2nd & 4th MWF Exams or Final Projects
  • Last Day for Senior Students -Senior Grades posted
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
    • 11:40-12:40 Break and/or small groups
    • 12:50-2:00 3rd period
    • 2:10-3:20 4th period
  • Senior Car Parade @7pm
  • Weekly makerspace project Makerspace project
  • 4-4:45 pm
  • Join on zoom
    • Meeting ID: 991 2768 4261
    • Passcode: drewmake

05/08 | Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
05/09 | Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events-

  • Week of: 05/17
    • 05/17-05/21: Senior Week
    • 05/17
      • AP TESTING
        • 8am -AP Computer Science
      • Senior Awards Ceremony [Virtual]
    • 05/19
      • Annual Poetry Slam 
      • 9:00 Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
      • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science)
      • Advisory
    • 05/20
      • Graduation Practice 
      • Senior Picnic – East Lake Park
    • 05/21
      • Graduation Practice 
      • Finals 1B and 3B
    • 05/22- Graduation @6pm [Drew Charter @6pm]
  • Week of: 05/24
    • 05/24
    • 05/25 – End of Year Awards to be Carried out via Zoom 
      • Finals 2B and 4B (Half Day)
    • 05/26- (Virtual Day)
      • Last Day of School
        • Finals 2A and 4A (Half Day)
        • Summer Kickoff and Material Drop Off/Pickup

Household Resources


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> 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

Other Concerns

 
Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything… and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students:

Week of May 03rd, 2021

Shoutouts

  • To Ms. Allen and the Prom committee for all of their work and coordination to put on an amazing prom for our students!
  • To Mr.Parker for capturing and sharing the memories of this school year!
  • To our State Literary Meet team for competing at Georgia Military College on April 24th!
  • To our teachers and administrators for their attention to detail and working diligently to expand the services offered to students through the multiple transitions in the school year.
  • To leadership for breaking down the nuances of scheduling!
  • To the 10th grade team for breaking down a path to passing for all students and then sharing the workload for contacting and communicating with families as a collective unit!
  • To all sophomore students who participated in the Empowerment Conference!
  • To the 21 (!!) AP Language students that participated in the Mock AP Language Exam on last Wednesday.
    • Kate Drueke, Jordan Williams-Nance, Alexandria Girault, Kayla White, Joseph George, Lilian Martin, Caitlyn Smith, Aleks Sweeny, Myah Crowell, Skyla Victrum, Nyla Mayfield, Jayden Causey, Alexis Banks, Owen Grega Jayda Howard, Afiya Cave, Chanel Harris, Jasmyn Braziel, Syndi Hayes, Quinn Washington, Veronica Thompson.
  • To Dr. Whittington for facilitating a workshop with Drew, to discuss how the arts can be used to address black pain. Dr. Whittington has also presented this workshop recently at the National Arts Education Association annual conference! 
  • To Bailey Comeau-Hudson for protecting the privacy of another person while participating in virtual instruction!
  • To Ms. Davis and the 9th-grade team for holding an engaging and informative 9th grade Transition Night for the Class of 2025!
  • To Sage Harrison for representing the  9th grade students in her presentation to the parents of the rising 9th graders!
  • To Cortez Kitchens for being on top of his work from day 1 of 2021!
  • To Kimela Fongeh for her helpful tips with Tinkercad!

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


 Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

Drew’s Hybrid Model, which is optional for students and remains conservative, will consist of a weekly schedule where students participate in two days of in-person learning on campus and three days of virtual learning. 

The success of our Hybrid Model will require that all participating families and students commit to safety and health protocols that reduce the spread of COVID-19.   This includes following a mask mandate where all students and staff will wear masks on campus, practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, and staying home when ill.

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will have to be referred back to virtual learning.

• Families who chose not to transition to hybrid learning will remain under a virtual instructional model.  Pending staffing, space and other considerations, there may be a second opportunity for families to opt in to hybrid learning in April.

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers information about what to expect with Drew’s Hybrid Model and overviews 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

Summer Opportunities!

Please find all available summer opportunities here!


Principal Coffee REMINDER:


If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

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.

Thank you for your commitment&engagement this School Year. Be sure to look out for the next coffee for next School Year!

Directory for More Resources


We understand and recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Calendar

Week of 05/03 – 05/09

Monday

05/03

2:00 – 5:30[Please note the time change]

 Nutrition pick up
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]
Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule –

  • Milestones cont. 
    • Algebra 1, Section 1&2
    • Make up Day
  • STAMP Testing 1pm – 
    • Spanish IV
    • AP Spanish 
    • Any seniors in Spanish II or III
  • 8:30-9:40 1st period
  • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
  • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
  • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
  • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
  • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Tuesday

05/04

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-

  • Milestones cont. 
    • U.S. History Section 1&2
    • Make Up Day
  • AP TESTING
    • 8 AM -Calculus AB
    • 12 PM -AP Human Geography
  • STAMP Testing 1pm – 
    • Spanish III
  • 8:30-9:40 1st period
  • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
  • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
  • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
  • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
  • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Wednesday

05/05

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-

  • 9:00 Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
  • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science)
  • 11:00 Advisory
  • 1:00 – 3:00
    • Office Hours/ Planning
    • Small Groups
    • 1:1 Support
    • Planning Time

Thursday

05/06

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-

  • Milestones cont. 
    • Algebra 1, Section 1&2
    • Make up Day
  • AP TESTING
    • 8 AM -AP US History
    • 12 PM -Computer Science
  • 8:30-9:40 1st period
  • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
  • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
  • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
  • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
  • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Friday

05/07

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-

  • Milestones cont. 
    • U.S. History Section 1&2
    • Make up Day
  • 8:30-9:40 1st period
  • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
  • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
  • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
  • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
  • 2:20-3:30 4th period
  • Weekly makerspace project Makerspace project
  • 4-4:45 pm
  • Join on zoom
    • Meeting ID: 991 2768 4261
    • Passcode: drewmake

05/08 | Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
05/09 | Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events-

  • Week of: 05/10
  • 05/10
    • Milestones cont. 
      • Biology Section 1&2
      • Make up Day
    • College Decision Day [Virtual]
  • 05/11 
    • Milestones cont. 
      • Make up Day
    • 1st & 3rd T/TH Exams or Final Projects
  • 05/12
    • 1st & 3rd MWF Exams or Final Projects
    • 9:00 Social Studies Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Math)
    • 10:00 Science Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be ELA)
    • Clubs
  • 05/13 
    • Milestones cont. 
      • Biology Section 1&2
    • 2nd & 4th T/TH Exams or Final Projects
  • 05/14 2nd & 4th MWF Exams or Final Projects
  • 05/14- 
    • Milestones cont. 
      • Make up Day
    • Senior Car Parade @7pm
    • Last Day for Senior Students
      • Senior Grades posted
  • Week of: 05/17
    • 05/17-05/21: Senior Week
    • 05/17
      • Senior Awards Ceremony [Virtual]
    • 05/19
      • Annual Poetry Slam 
      • 9:00 Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
      • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science)
      • Advisory
  • 05/22- Graduation @6pm
  • Week of:05/24
  • 05/26- Last Day of School

Household Resources


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> 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

Other Concerns

 
Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything… and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students:

Week of April 26th, 2021

Shoutouts

  • To our Varsity Girls Soccer team on their First Round State Playoff win vs Georgia Military College (#4 in the State)!
    • Our girls finished ranked 3rd in the region and will compete in the 2nd round playoff match on Monday, April 26. 
      • Fans allowed. Details TBA.
  • To the following students for being selected to participate in the 2020 – 2021 APS Honor Band this week:
    • Jamari Aycock – Flute (11th Grade)
    • Israel Doby – Trumpet (10th Grade)
    • Najm Muhammad – Saxophone (9th Grade)
  • To the Varsity Boys Track Team for becoming the 20-21 REGIONAL CHAMPS at Gordon Central High School!!  
  • To the Varsity Girls Track Team who secured 3rd Overall!
    • Both teams earned several medals!  Our medalists were: 
      •  Gold
        • 400m Girls: Kameron Cook
        • 400m Boys: Eric White
        • 200m Boys: Eric White
        • 1600m Boys: Jayden Causey
        • 4×1 Girls: Charelle Green, Jakaylah Roberts, Destinee Cason, Nyla Rollins
        • 4×4 Boys: Israel Meggett, Jayden Causey, Isaiah Meggett, Eric White
        • High Jump Boys: Isaiah Meggett
      •   Silver
        • 200m Boys: Zachary Harris
        • 400m Boys: Zachary Harris
        • 800m Boys: Jayden Causey
        • 100mh Girls: Tuashawn Williams
        • 4×1 Boys: Israel Meggett, Michai Reid, Daniel Hayes, Eric White
      •   Bronze
        • 100m Girls: Jakaylah Roberts
        • 200m Girls: Charelle Green
        • 200m Boys: Israel Meggett
        • 400m Girls: Sidni Haynes
        • 400m Boys: Isaiah Meggett
        • 1600m Boys: Chance Minor
        • High Jump Boys: Michai Reid
        • Long Jump Boys: Michai Reid
    •  If you see these students,  please give them a shout out! We are very proud of the work they have been putting in this season! Off to Sectionals and then STATE!!!
  • To Ms. Livingston for her work and attention to detail to keep lines of communication open with students and families!
  • To the sophomore students for their excellent ChemVAS Cooks! projects. If you would like to see some of the videos, visit this YouTube link. Videos are being uploaded this week and next. Be sure to check out their digital portfolios for an extensive look into the project. 
  • To Chanel Harris, Dell Ballard, Kashawn Myers, Kate Drueke, Myah Crowell, Olando Palmer, Sayj Harris, Skye Holloway, Afiya Cave, Bianca Benton,  Desha Rogers Givens, Joseph George, Kayla White, Quinn Worley, Veronica Thompson, and Djene Edwards El for completing the Mock APUSH Exam!
  • To all teachers that returned that have reached out to families and began to communicate a “Path to Passing” for students!

STEAM Highlight of the Week

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


Drew Reopening Update

 Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

Drew’s Hybrid Model, which is optional for students and remains conservative, will consist of a weekly schedule where students participate in two days of in-person learning on campus and three days of virtual learning. 

The success of our Hybrid Model will require that all participating families and students commit to safety and health protocols that reduce the spread of COVID-19.   This includes following a mask mandate where all students and staff will wear masks on campus, practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, and staying home when ill.

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will have to be referred back to virtual learning.

• Families who chose not to transition to hybrid learning will remain under a virtual instructional model.  Pending staffing, space and other considerations, there may be a second opportunity for families to opt in to hybrid learning in April.

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers information about what to expect with Drew’s Hybrid Model and overviews 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

As the pandemic continues, we know there are many factors families must consider to determine the best option for their children at this time. With our expansion to two instructional models, know that we are taking extraordinary steps to limit risk and create an engaging environment for your student.  Whether you opt to remain virtual or participate in the hybrid model, rest assured that every member of our staff is committed to providing quality learning experiences for your student.  Thank you for your continued support, engagement and flexibility.  Most importantly, thank you for the opportunity to work with your students!

For the Love of Drew,

Peter McKnight

Head of School


Principal Coffee REMINDER:


If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

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.

Thank you for your commitment&engagement this School Year. Be sure to look out for the next coffee for next School Year!

Directory for More Resources


We understand and recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Calendar

Week of 04/19 – 04/26

Prom May 1st @7pm

“A Night Under the Stars” will take place this upcoming Saturday. We look forward to seeing our students participate in this year’s prom. If your student is attending this year’s prom, you should have received a communication via email with details. If you have not received an email and believe you should have received communication, please reach out to your Dean of Students at Tameka.allen@drewcharterschool.org

Monday

04/26

2:00 – 5:30[Please note the time change]

 Nutrition pick up
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]
Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule –
  • Milestones start
    • American Lit., Section 1
      • 8:30-9:40 1st period
      • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
      • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
      • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
      • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Tuesday

04/27

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-
  • Milestones start
    • American Lit., Section 2&3
    • Make Up Day
      • 8:30-9:40 1st period
      • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
      • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
      • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
      • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Wednesday

04/28

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 [COMING SOON ON 04/21/2021]
  • Wednesday Schedule-
    • Empowerment Conference [Zoom, 1pm-4pm]
      • Theme- See Me: Celebrating my Authentic Identity
    • 9:00 Social Studies Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Math)
    • 10:00 Science Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be ELA)
    • 11:00 Clubs
    • 1:00 – 3:00
    • 1:30-2:15pm-10th Grade Community Forum
      • Office Hours/ Planning
      • Small Groups
      • 1:1 Support
      • Planning Time

Thursday

04/29

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-
  • Milestones start
    • American Lit., Section 1
    • Make Up Day
      • 8:30-9:40 1st period
      • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
      • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
      • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
      • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Friday

04/30

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@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 Schedule-
  • Milestones start
    • American Lit., Section 2&3
    • Make Up Day
      • 8:30-9:40 1st period
      • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
      • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
      • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
      • 2:20-3:30 4th period
  • Weekly makerspace project Makerspace project
  • 4-4:45 pm
  • Join on zoom
    • Meeting ID: 991 2768 4261
    • Passcode: drewmake

05/01 | Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
05/02 | Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events- Week of:

  • 05/03
    • Milestones cont. 
      • Algebra 1, Section 1&2
      • Make up Day
  • 05/04
    • Milestones cont. 
      • U.S. History Section 1&2
      • Make up Day
  • 05/05
    • 9:00 Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
    • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science)
    • Advisory
  • 05/06 – 
    • Milestones cont. 
      • Algebra 1,  Section 1&2
      • Make up Day
  • 05/07- 
    • Milestones cont. 
      • U.S. History Section 1&2
      • Make up Day
  • 05/10
  • 05/12
    • 9:00 Social Studies Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Math)
    • 10:00 Science Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be ELA)
    • Clubs
  • 05/14- Senior Grades posted
  • 05/17-05/21: Senior Week
    • 05/19
      • 9:00 Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
      • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science)
      • Advisory
  • 05/22- Graduation @6pm
  • 05/28- Last Day of School

Household Resources


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> 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

Other Concerns

 
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Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students: