Week of Jan 17th,2022

  • Welcome Back for In-Person Learning this week, testing will be available at school starting today.
    • The testing dates over the weekend were cancelled due to the weather. If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus on January 18th, COVID-19 tests must be conducted no earlier than January 16th.  If you choose to test offsite, please submit test results via the link above.

Shoutouts !

  • Shoutout to the JV basketball team for Going 4-1 before the break. Way to represent the Culture! 
    • Emery Jones
    • Ty Selles
    • Sancho Hodges
    • Mike Robinson
    • Jason Thrash
    • Simeon Adams
    • Austin Williams
    • Kendrick Myers
    • Torrence Sturdivant
    • Tarrence Sturdivant
    • Kingsley Thirakul
    • Pierce Lindic
    • Nyles Dobson
    • Joshua Chivers
    • Gmo Holmes
      • Managers:
        • Keith Warren
        • Sanai Conoly
  • Shoutout to the Varsity basketball team for continuing to have a great winning season!
  • Shoutout to Dr. Whittington for organizing the Swagger panel conversation!
  • Shoutout to Israel Doby for ALWAYS bringing his amazing talents as a musician to his projects.
  • Shoutout to our Drew’s Got Talent: Science Edition winners for JA:
    •  1st Place and recipients of $100: Davis Dragon, David Hailey, and Christian Sayers for their Science Fair project, “The Water Chamber: Flood Control Mechanism”
      •  Their group will move on to the regional level of science fair which will take place in February. Congratulations!
  • Shoutout to Ariel Gray for always being engaged during Virtual Learning!
  • Shoutout to Zoe James for writing an excellent poem that modeled symbolism!
  • Shoutout to Ms. Wynne for an informative East Lake Foundation Scholarship workshop for seniors this week!
  • Shoutout to  Ms. Rahman for bringing energy and a focus on self-care to virtual learning!
  • Shoutout to Mikera Collins for her leadership and communication in class!
  • Shoutout to Deja Rashad and Genesis Bowie for their consistent effort in APUSH!
  • Shoutout to Kentrell Rollie for being an active participant of virtual learning and having all his assignments turned in!
  • Shoutout to  Keshawn Rashid, Jakaylah Roberts, Nikolai George, Eleanor Jones, Mustafah Mohammed, Sage Harrison-Conway and Isaiah Johnston for explaining how to solve math problems in class!
  • Shoutout to Sidni Haynes and Taylor Saddler for their excellent work in cooperative learning!
  • Shoutout to the Dr. Mafu’s 9th grade Algebra 1 students for their stellar engagement in class discussions on solving quadratics by square rooting, several also assumed the role of co-host for a portion of their lessons!

Click Here for ALL
Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS for the School Year !


Principal Coffee REMINDER:

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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All on Jan 19th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 01/17-01/23


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

01/17

MLK Holiday

In-Person Learning will Resume 01/18/22


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

01/18

Tuesday Schedule-

  • Return To In-Person Learning For Students And Staff
  • MAP TESTING (TUES/WED Math)
    • Schedule
      • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
      • 1st 8:00-9:30
      • 2nd 9:35-11:05
      • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
        • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
        • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
      • 4th 1:30-3:00 
      • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
        • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
      • Dismissal 3:40
    • 2nd Semester Eagles Connect Tutoring begins

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

01/19

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 12pm, Principal Coffee [Zoom]
  • MAP TESTING (TUES/WED Math)
    • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
      • 1st 8:00-9:30
      • 2nd 9:35-11:05
      • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:2511:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
      • 4th 1:30-3:00 
      • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
        • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
      • Dismissal 3:40
  • 5:30 PM – JV Boys Basketball v. South Atlanta High School (Away)

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

01/20

Thursday Schedule-

  • MAP TESTING (THURS/FRI ELA)
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

01/21

Friday Schedule-

  • Uniform Day
  • MAP TESTING (THURS/FRI ELA)
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 2nd 9:35-11:05
    • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
      • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
    • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Advisory 3:05-3:40
    • Dismissal 3:40
  • 6:00 PM – Varsity Girls basketball v. Trion High School (Home)
  • 7:30 PM – Varsity Boys basketball v. Trion High School (Home)

01/22| Saturday
  •   
  • 10:00 AM – JV Boys basketball v. Therrell High School (Away)
  • 1:00 PM – Varsity Girls basketball v. Heritage High School- Conyers (Away)
  • 7:30 PM – Varsity Boys basketball v. Fulton Leadership Academy (Away)
01/23| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 01/26 
    • Asynchronous Day  [CANCELLED]
    • In-Person Learning, “A” Day
  • 02/14-18 
    • No School (Winter  Break)

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of: Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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



For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

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Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

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Update for Week of Jan 17th,2022

Monday

01/17

MLK Holiday – No School

In-Person Learning will Resume 01/18/22


ALERT: Jan. 18th Return to In-Person Learning and Health/Safety Updates

CLICK HERE TO read about the ALERT: Jan. 18th Return to In-Person Learning and Health/Safety Updates »

  • We will return to in-person instruction on Tuesday, January 18th, the day after the Martin Luther King Holiday.  
    • In preparation for the return to campus on January 18th, Drew will provide testing on:
      • Sunday, January 16th (10am-4pm)

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Please note: For returning to campus on January 18th, COVID-19 tests must be conducted no earlier than January 16th.  If you choose to test offsite, please submit test results via the following link:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Week of Jan 10th,2022

Please be advised that Drew Charter School will remain in virtual learning for the week of January 10th – January 15th.  

  • We will return to in-person instruction on Tuesday, January 18th, the day after the Martin Luther King Holiday.  

Drew has made the tough decision to extend virtual learning by one week based on the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Fulton and DeKalb Counties, the increase in positive cases among Drew staff and students, and the timing of new positive cases continuing to unfold from the holiday break.  

In preparation for the return to campus on January 18th, Drew will provide testing on:

  • Sunday, January 16th (10am-4pm)

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus on January 18th, COVID-19 tests must be conducted no earlier than January 16th.  If you choose to test offsite, please submit test results via the following link:

Shoutouts !

  • To Chanel Harris, Lilian Martin, and Myah Crowell ’22 who have each been awarded the Posse Scholarship! Chanel and Lilian will attend College of Wooster in Ohio and Myah will attend Brandeis University in Massachusetts, each on a full-tuition scholarship!
  • To our new students to the Senior Academy!
  • To Ms. Hartigan, Ms. Davis, Mr. Richardson and everyone that has supported our new students!
  • To the new Algebra 1 students for their excellent online etiquette, focus and personality during instruction: Maddi Cooper, Jada Huff, Alex Yang.
  • To all teachers for engaging students and implementing virtual instruction this week!
  • To Dr. KM and Dr. Morgan for their support and advocacy for students!
  • To Rob Richardson for his outreach and student support this week for students!
  • To Mr. Rashid for his support for all academies working with students, staff and administration!
  • To Dr. Allen for her initiative and support of staff and students!
  • To our support staff who have been supporting families and students by checking in via phone calls when their / the students are absent to check in!
  • To Ms. Mills and Ms. Page for their support and assistance around Project Connect!

Click Here for ALL
Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS for the School Year !


Principal Coffee REMINDER:

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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All on Jan 19th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 01/10-01/16


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

01/10

Monday Schedule-

  • 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
  • Zoom links and class assignments can be found in student Google Classroom

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

01/11

Tuesday Schedule-

  • 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
  • Zoom links and class assignments can be found in student Google Classroom

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

01/12

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 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
  • Zoom links and class assignments can be found in student Google Classroom

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

01/13

Thursday Schedule-

  • 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
  • 6:00pm Prospective Parent Night (Zoom Link)
  • Zoom links and class assignments can be found in student Google Classroom

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

01/14

Friday Schedule-

  • 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
  • Zoom links and class assignments can be found in student Google Classroom

01/15 | 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].
01/16 | Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 01/17 
    • No School (MLK Day)
  • Follow up
    • STEAM Workshop Day…Spring
  • 01/26 
    • Asynchronous Day 
  • 02/14-18 
    • No School (Winter  Break)

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of: Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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



For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

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!


Week of Jan 3rd,2022

Welcome back from break!

I hope that everyone is well, I am hopeful that you had a refreshing break and a very Happy New Year! I want to start this year by saying thank you for being a part of this community and making a difference in our children’s lives every day.  I am definitely looking forward to getting started with 2nd semester and creating lasting memories.

  • Please be sure to take a look at our calendar – as a reminder we will have an alternate schedule this week...See Calendar Below
    • Students in the Senior Academy should have access to their own devices.
    • If your student left their device at school prior to break or if they are in need of a device for virtual learning, please complete this survey in order to receive a device. We will only be able to provide devices for families that complete the above survey. Device pick up will be at designated times on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

In alignment with APS current plans, we plan to return to in-person learning on January 10th

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

— K.Myers

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: External COVID Test Link

Shoutouts !

  • I would just like to send one huge shout out to the Senior Academy for an amazing semester ranging from quality teacher instruction, amazing student projects, expert audiences and authentic experiences, CCR support for students, STEAM integration, the individual student scholarships and ingenuity, Homecoming and spirit celebrations, athletic accomplishments, virtual support, community service and so much more that cannot be just captured in one sentence.
  • Here is to a great semester to come!

Click Here for ALL
Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS for the School Year !


Principal Coffee REMINDER:

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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All on Jan 19th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Calendar of Events

Week of 01/03-01/09

01/04 – Students Return to School for 2nd Semester


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

01/03

No School, Virtual Learning will Resume 01/04/22


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

01/04

  • COVID Testing 

Tuesday Schedule-

  • 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
  • Zoom links and class assignments can be found in student Google Classroom

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

01/05

  • COVID Testing 

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 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
  • Zoom links and class assignments can be found in student Google Classroom

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

01/06

Thursday Schedule-

  • 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
  • Zoom links and class assignments can be found in student Google Classroom

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

01/07

Friday Schedule-

  • 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
  • Zoom links and class assignments can be found in student Google Classroom

12/18| 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].
12/19| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 01/17 
    • No School (MLK Day)
  • Follow up
    • STEAM Workshop Day…Spring
  • 01/26 
    • Asynchronous Day 
  • 02/14-18 
    • No School (Winter  Break)

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of:

Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees


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


For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

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!


Week of Dec 13th, 2021

Please SUPPORT Drew Charter School’s first Product Design Class, you can see all products here –> see the link here to support!

—-
Did you miss a recap of Homecoming Week? Click here to take a look at some of the wonderful pictures from the Week of Homecoming

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: External COVID Test Link

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Shoutouts !

  • To everyone who participated in Inclusive Schools Week! 
  • To Jason Lin, Drew’s class of 2022 STAR student with the highest SAT in the top ten 10% of the senior class!
  •  To Amber Nelms (8th), Noa Rollins (8th), D’Anjelo Taylor (10th), Calliope DeChant (10th), Tyrese Robinson (10th), and Simon Renjifo (10th) for making the 2021-2022 All-State Chorus! 
  • To Najm Muhammad and Thihinasha Negandran for their constant leadership in their perspective Rec Games classes!
  • To Dr. Kurt, Mrs. Gresham, Mrs. Simmons, and Mr. Richardson for their assistance with reviewing National Honor Society applications!
  • To Mrs. Weaver, Mr. Myers, and the CCR team in their assistance in reaching out to students and families to encourage students to submit applications for National Honor Society!
  • To Ariel Gray for her encouraging attitude and how she helps her classmates to ensure their success! 
  • To All Geometry and World History students for their hard work with their Stain Glass Mini Project!
  • To Mr. Richardson for being a constant trusted and safe space for students!
  • To Ms. McIntyre & Mr. Copp for continuously supporting students!
  • To Symara Ford for making good/responsible decisions!
  • To 11th grader Marcus Leonard for spearheading the Books for Africa initiative this school year. 
  • Student ambassadors from our JR Beta Club, Book Buddies Program, dedicated teachers, and administrators supported the collection of 11,000 books!
  • To the following Drew Scholars for their contribution to Drew’s Service Learning Program! They were wonderful volunteers and completed amazing work! 
    • Jason Lin +mom
    • Kayla White
    • Justin Coley
    • Destinie Johnson 
    • Nyla Mayfield
    • Jayden Causey
    • Drew Williams 
  • To Mrs. Alston-Davis, Dr. O’Roark, Dr. Betzer, Mr. Derringer, Mr. Gonzalez and Mr. Spencer for preparing students and conducting Holiday concerts!
  • To Mr. Parker for photographing our musicians and dancers at concerts!
  • To all Drew staff members who have been out to support the Performing Arts students at their concerts!
  • To Ms. Garner and Ms. Klein for orchestrating the 9th grade Fall Semester Awards event!
  • To the 9th team and the 9th Grade Superheroes for assisting with the December community forum and the holiday party!
  • To Mr. Kinney and Mr. Mayfield for going above and beyond with constantly being available to assist parents and teachers with students on their caseloads and for helping to develop a plan to assist a student in need!
  • To Ms. Gilkey for using a Spanish song as authentic input to get students in her Spanish 3 class to discuss the importance of resolving problems among family!

Click Here for ALL
Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS for the School Year !


Principal Coffee REMINDER:

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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All on Jan 19th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Calendar of Events

Week of 12/13– 12/19


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

12/13

  • 8:20 & 2:30-3:00 Early College Students COVID testing

Monday Schedule –

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Extended Learning (Clubs will resume 2nd semester)
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

12/14

  • COVID Testing 

Tuesday Schedule-

  • B DAY EXAMS
    • Exams or Final Project Presentations
      • 8:00-9:30, 1st Period – 1B midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
      • 9:35-11:05, 2nd Period
      • 3rd Period – 3B midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
        • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
          • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
          • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
      • 1:30-3:00, 4th Period
      • 3:00, Flex Time- Extended Learning
    • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • 6pm- Drew Charter School BKB G V Away Wilson Academy HS (SA Girls Basketball )
  • 6:30 PM – JA/SA Orchestra 
  • 730pm- Drew Charter School BKB B V Home Fulton Leadership Academy (SA Boys Basketball )

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

12/15

  • COVID Testing 

Wednesday Schedule-

  • A DAY EXAMS
    • Exams or Final Project Presentations
      • 8:00-9:30, 1st Period – 1A midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
      • 9:35-11:05, 2nd Period
      • 3rd Period – 3A midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
        • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
          • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
          • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
      • 1:30-3:00, 4th Period
      • 3:00, Flex Time- Extended Learning
  • 5:30pm- Drew Charter School BKB B JV Home Grady High School (JV Boys Basketball )

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

12/16

Thursday Schedule-

  • B DAY EXAMS
    • Exams or Final Project Presentations
      • 8:00-9:30, 1st Period – 45min (retake/makeup/finalize grade)/45 min. review
      • 9:35-11:05, 2nd Period – 2B midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
      • 3rd Period – 45min (retake/makeup/finalize grade)/45 min. Review
        • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
          • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
          • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
      • 1:30-3:00, 4th Period – 4B midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
      • 3:00, Flex Time- Extended Learning
    • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • 6pm- Drew Charter School BKB G V Away Therrell High School (SA Girls Basketball )

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

12/17

Friday Schedule-

  • HALF DAY EXAMS
    • 8:00 – 9:30 – 2A midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
    • 9:35 – 11:05 – 4A midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
  • The event previously listed at 2:30 is a STAFF EVENT, please disregard any previous notifications as it has since been removed.
  • 6pm- Drew Charter School BKB B V Away OPEN (SA Boys Basketball )
  • Drew Charter School BKB G V Away South Gwinnett High School (SA Girls Basketball )

Dress Down Instructions: Students can wear an UGLY Sweater for the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

UNIFORM NOTICE: Students are still expected to wear khaki pants each day while participating in each day’s theme.


12/18| 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].
    • 3:30pm- Drew Charter School BKB B V Away Forest Park High School (SA Boys Basketball )
12/19| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

12/20/21-01/03/22: No School (Holiday Break)

01/04 – Students Return to School for 2nd Semester

Upcoming Events-

  • 01/17 
    • No School (MLK Day)
  • Follow up
    • STEAM Workshop Day…Spring
  • 01/26 
    • Asynchronous Day 
  • 02/14-18 
    • No School (Winter  Break)

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of:

Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees


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


For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

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!


Week of Dec 06th, 2021

Please SUPPORT Drew Charter School’s first Product Design Class, you can see all products here –> see the link here to support!

—-
Did you miss a recap of Homecoming Week? Click here to take a look at some of the wonderful pictures from the Week of Homecoming

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: External COVID Test Link

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Shoutouts !

  • To Symara Ford for putting in additional effort and taking ownership of her success!
  • To all the students that participated in the mock interviews for the STEAM video – Destiny Hodges, Kiah Clark, Selena Cooper, Cheyenne George, Ezra Allen, Lucy Cockran, Calliope DeChant, Imari Ricks, Mustafah Mohammed, Caleb Martin, Jason Thrash, Jordan Scudder, McKenzie Smith, Melvin (Sancho) Hodges  !
  • To the boys and girls basketball teams for their undeniable wins this past week!
  • To Drew Charter School’s first Product Design Class that has come up with their own first products please visit the link here and support!
  • To Ms. Isbell and the senior team for putting on the Senior Waffle House Breakfast!
  • To our chorus ensemble for putting on their first piano concert!
  • To the EA, JA, and SA dancers for an amazing and purposeful performance led by Mrs. Alston-Davis and Mrs. White-Mitchell!
  • To Dr. Morgan, Ms. Simmons, Ms. Allen, Ms. Schaeffer and Ms. Hecht for advocating for their grade levels!
  • To Ms. Murray for supporting students and extending opportunities for success!
  • To Dr. Anderson for his support of the Arts department!
  • To Ms. Byrant and the STEAM team for preparing the lesson for Extended Learning this past Friday!
  • To Mr. Copp for his consistent support and advocacy for students!
  • To Mr. Mayfield for his support and wrap around services to encourage students in and out of the classroom!
  • To Coach Tracy for her student advocacy and outreach!
  • To the virtual teachers for their consistent support and communication with students and families!

Click Here for ALL
Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS for the School Year !


Principal Coffee REMINDER:

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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All on Jan 19th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Calendar of Events

Week of 12/06 – 12/12


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

12/06

  • 8:20 & 2:30-3:00 Early College Students COVID testing

Monday Schedule –

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

12/07

  • COVID Testing 

Tuesday Schedule-

STEAM CERTIFICATION WALKTHROUGH

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • 6:00 V. Girls & Boys (AWAY v. Trion)

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

12/08

  • COVID Testing 

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • 5:30 JV Boys Basketball (AWAY v. Douglass)

INCLUSIVE WEEK Theme Participation: Students can wear a Blue Shirt for the Day

UNIFORM NOTICE: Students are still expected to wear khaki pants each day while participating in each day’s theme.


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

12/09

Thursday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • 6:00 V. Girls & Boys (HOME v. Gordon Lee)

INCLUSIVE WEEK Theme Participation: Students can wear MisMatched Socks for the Day

UNIFORM NOTICE: Students are still expected to wear khaki pants each day while participating in each day’s theme.


Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

12/10

Friday Schedule-

  • 7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Advisory
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

INCLUSIVE WEEK Theme Participation: Students can wear Drew Spirit Wear for the Day

UNIFORM NOTICE: Students are still expected to wear khaki pants each day while participating in each day’s theme.


12/11| 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].
12/12| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 12/14-12/17
    • SA EXAMS/FINAL PROJECTS
      • 12/14/21 TUESDAY B DAY
        • Exams or Final Project Presentations
          • 1st Period – 1B midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
          • 2nd Period
          • 3rd Period – 3B midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
          • 4th Period
      • 12/15/21 WEDNESDAY A DAY
        • Exams or Final Project Presentations
          • 1st Period – 1A midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
          • 2nd Period
          • 3rd Period – 3A midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
          • 4th Period
      • 12/16/21 THURSDAY B DAY
        • Exams or Final Project Presentations
          • 1st Period – 45min (retake/makeup/finalize grade)/45 min. review
          • 2nd Period– 2B midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
          • 3rd Period – 45min (retake/makeup/finalize grade)/45 min. review
          • 4th Period– 4B midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
      • 12/17/21 FRIDAY A DAY
        • Half Day – Exams or Final Project Presentations
          • 8:00 – 9:30 – 2A midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
          • 9:35 – 11:05 – 4A midterm, summative assessment or project presentation
  • 12/20-31 
    • No School (Holiday Break)
  • 01/03 
    • No School (Holiday Break)
  • 01/17 
    • No School (MLK Day)
  • Follow up
    • STEAM Workshop Day…Spring
  • 01/26 
    • Asynchronous Day 
  • 02/14-18 
    • No School (Winter  Break)

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of:

Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees


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


For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

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!


Week of Nov 29th, 2021

Dear Drew family,

Thank you for an amazing Homecoming week! It was truly exciting each day to see our students and staff participate in the themed days. Everyone really amazed us with some of the best theme day outfits. It was also great to see how many students and community members were willing to engage in our events this week. I wanted to take this time to say I truly hope that you are enjoying your week with family. I also wanted to share some visuals from this past week. Please take a look at some of the wonderful pictures and read through the Shout outs for this past week.  

II hope the break allowed you an opportunity enjoy your family! We look forward to welcoming the students back to the building from their break on 11/30/21!

  • K. Myers
    • Senior Academy Principal

REMINDER – Nov. 29th Virtual Day & COVID Testing

Drew Families:

We hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving Break.  We wanted to quickly remind you that Drew Charter School will reopen with a virtual day for all students and staff on Monday, November 29th.  On-campus, in-person learning will resume on Tuesday, November 30th.

Please take a moment to review other essential reminders below regarding Drew’s Travel Quarantine Guidelines, the Nov. 29th Virtual Day, and the COVID-19 Testing Schedule for returning to campus after Thanksgiving Break:

Families traveling with unvaccinated students during Fall Break should remain mindful of and adhere to Drew’s Travel Guidelines and unvaccinated person quarantine requirements, which can be viewed here and on Drew’s COVID-19 webpage. 

Nov. 29th is a Virtual Day for all students and staff.  Please note the following regarding this Virtual Day:

  • All instruction will occur virtually via Zoom, and all instruction will end by 12:30 pm.
  • Academies have provided technology device distribution information for this day. Remember, all devices must be returned to the school on Nov. 30th.
  • Starting at 12:30 pm on this virtual day, Drew will offer a final opportunity for COVID-19 onsite testing before the reopening of campus (see the full COVID-19 testing schedule below.) 


COVID-19 Test Schedule for Returning to Campus After Thanksgiving Break
Drive-through COVID-19 testing for students returning to campus November 30th will be available onsite in the JA/SA Campus parking lot on the following dates and times: 

11/29 (Monday) – 12:30p-5p, JA/SA Parking Lot
 

Families may also choose to have their students tested offsite before returning on November 30th. Families should submit offsite COVID-19 test results through the following link before November 30th: 

External COVID Test Link

Thank you in advance for adhering to these important reminders. Enjoy the rest of your break!

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Shoutouts !

  • To Mr. Parker for capturing all the Homecoming moments! Please click here to view!
  • To the Varsity Boys; they are ranked #1 in the state of Georgia!
    • MOST RECENT VICOTRY from 11/19, the Drew Charter School Senior Academy varsity basketball team won their home conference game against Atlanta Classical Academy (Atlanta, GA) by a score of 100-41.
  • To Ms. Denard, the Homecoming committee, and SGA for planning and executing a wonderful Homecoming Week!
  • To the young men in the 11th grade for escorting the members on the coronation court during coronation!
  • To ALL of the candidates on the Royal Court and participants in Coronation!
  • To the Royal Court!
    • Shelby Ross – Ms. Drew
    • Kashawn Myers – Mr. Drew
    • Selena Cooper – Ms. 12th Grade
    • Jerrel Franks – Mr. 12th Grade
    • Joss Harris – Ms. 11th Grade
    • Hunter Smith – Mr. 11th Grade
    • Vaqeuriayah Fennell – Ms. 10th Grade
    • Chase Hairston – Mr. 10th Grade
    • Isis Meggett – Ms. 9th Grade
    • Sancho Hodges – Mr. 9th Grade
      • Club King and Queens –
        • Nasir Benbow
        • Miles Selles
        • Kellsey Yarbrough
        • Isla Edwards
        • Colin Bachman
        • Shy’Ambria Riley
        • Amira Davis
        • Ariel Gray
  • To the 10th grade students for being Excited Eagles and participating during homecoming week!
  • To Cheyenne George for being an amazing photographer and leader in Photography 1. Thank you for always turning in your work on time then helping your classmates with their assignments!
  • To 9th graders JaMya Duckworth, Kristine Allen, McKenzie Smith, Emma Dixon and Jacob Kelley for putting in a splendid effort on their recent Algebra 1 assignment in their student portfolios. Well done!
  • To Niles Holt (10th) and Olivia Pearson (11th) who advanced to the State Round for Governor’s Honors!
  • To Taylor Jones, Tyrese Robinson, and Justin Brown for taking extra time at lunch and during flextime to help with homecoming activities!
  • To Olando for having such high integrity and personal moral code!
  • To SGA for planning a fun week of Themed Days and Events to celebrate Homecoming!
  • To Mr. Mayfield who has voluntarily reached out about students that are not on his caseload because of his concern for them!
  • To all of the teachers who helped students decorate the PBL Labs!
  • To Dr. Kurt, Mrs. Stokes, Ms. Mayes, and Ms. Gilkey for staying after school to help students finish up the decorations in the hallway!
  • To Courtney Bryant and the STEAM team for putting on a beautiful Lantern Parade for the Drew community!
  • To Ms. Palmer for having her students write thank you cards to teachers. The messages they wrote were very sweet!

Click Here for ALL
Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS!


Principal Coffee REMINDER:

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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All on Jan 19th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Calendar of Events

Week of 11/29-12/05


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

11/29

  • COVID testing, 12:30pm-4:30pm, JA/SA Parking Lot

Monday Schedule –

  • Asynchronous Day
    • See table below for schedule
1st Period8:05 – 9:05
2nd Period9:10 -10:10
Screen Break10:10 – 10:20
3rd Period10:25 – 11:25
4th Period11:30 – 12:30

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

Tuesday

11/30

Tuesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

12/01

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

12/02

Thursday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • HYPE NIGHT

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

12/03

Friday Schedule-

  • 7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

12/04| Saturday
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Founders’ Day
  • N/A for School Activities
    • 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].
12/05| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 12/7/21
    • STEAM WALKTHROUGH
  • 12/8/21
    • *Schedule Change* B DAY, NOT a C Day
  • 12/14-12/17
    • SA EXAMS/FINAL PROJECTS
  • 12/15/21
    • A DAY EXAMS
  • 12/20-31 
    • No School (Holiday Break)
  • 01/03 
    • No School (Holiday Break)
  • 01/17 
    • No School (MLK Day)
  • Follow up
    • STEAM Workshop Day…Spring
  • 01/26 
    • Asynchronous Day 
  • 02/14-18 
    • No School (Winter  Break)

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of:

Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees


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


For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

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!


Week of Nov 22nd, 2021

Dear Drew family,

Thank you for an amazing Homecoming week! It was truly exciting each day to see our students and staff participate in the themed days. Everyone really amazed us with some of the best theme day outfits. It was also great to see how many students and community members were willing to engage in our events this week. I wanted to take this time to say I truly hope that you are enjoying your week with family. I also wanted to share some visuals from this past week. Please take a look at some of the wonderful pictures and read through the Shout outs for this past week.  

Enjoy your family and know that I am truly grateful for the opportunity to work with you and your family!”

  • K. Myers
    • Senior Academy Principal

REMINDER – Nov. 29th Virtual Day & COVID Testing

Drew Families:

We hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving Break.  We wanted to quickly remind you that Drew Charter School will reopen with a virtual day for all students and staff on Monday, November 29th.  On-campus, in-person learning will resume on Tuesday, November 30th.

Please take a moment to review other essential reminders below regarding Drew’s Travel Quarantine Guidelines, the Nov. 29th Virtual Day, and the COVID-19 Testing Schedule for returning to campus after Thanksgiving Break:

Families traveling with unvaccinated students during Fall Break should remain mindful of and adhere to Drew’s Travel Guidelines and unvaccinated person quarantine requirements, which can be viewed here and on Drew’s COVID-19 webpage. 

Nov. 29th is a Virtual Day for all students and staff.  Please note the following regarding this Virtual Day:

  • All instruction will occur virtually via Zoom, and all instruction will end by 12:30 pm.
  • Academies have provided technology device distribution information for this day. Remember, all devices must be returned to the school on Nov. 30th.
  • Starting at 12:30 pm on this virtual day, Drew will offer a final opportunity for COVID-19 onsite testing before the reopening of campus (see the full COVID-19 testing schedule below.) 


COVID-19 Test Schedule for Returning to Campus After Thanksgiving Break
Drive-through COVID-19 testing for students returning to campus November 30th will be available onsite in the JA/SA Campus parking lot on the following dates and times: 

11/27 (Saturday) – 10a-2p

11/28 (Sunday) – 10a-4p

11/29 (Monday) – 12:30p-5p
 

Families may also choose to have their students tested offsite before returning on November 30th. Families should submit offsite COVID-19 test results through the following link before November 30th: 

External COVID Test Link

Thank you in advance for adhering to these important reminders. Enjoy the rest of your break!

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Shoutouts !

  • To the Varsity Boys; they are ranked #1 in the state of Georgia!
    • MOST RECENT VICOTRY from 11/19, the Drew Charter School Senior Academy varsity basketball team won their home conference game against Atlanta Classical Academy (Atlanta, GA) by a score of 100-41.
  • To Ms. Denard, the Homecoming committee, and SGA for planning and executing a wonderful Homecoming Week!
  • To the young men in the 11th grade for escorting the members on the coronation court during coronation!
  • To ALL of the candidates on the Royal Court and participants in Coronation!
  • To the Royal Court!
    • Shelby Ross – Ms. Drew
    • Kashawn Myers – Mr. Drew
    • Selena Cooper – Ms. 12th Grade
    • Jerrel Franks – Mr. 12th Grade
    • Joss Harris – Ms. 11th Grade
    • Hunter Smith – Mr. 11th Grade
    • Vaqeuriayah Fennell – Ms. 10th Grade
    • Chase Hairston – Mr. 10th Grade
    • Isis Meggett – Ms. 9th Grade
    • Sancho Hodges – Mr. 9th Grade
      • Club King and Queens –
        • Nasir Benbow
        • Miles Selles
        • Kellsey Yarbrough
        • Isla Edwards
        • Colin Bachman
        • Shy’Ambria Riley
        • Amira Davis
        • Ariel Gray
  • To the 10th grade students for being Excited Eagles and participating during homecoming week!
  • To Cheyenne George for being an amazing photographer and leader in Photography 1. Thank you for always turning in your work on time then helping your classmates with their assignments!
  • To 9th graders JaMya Duckworth, Kristine Allen, McKenzie Smith, Emma Dixon and Jacob Kelley for putting in a splendid effort on their recent Algebra 1 assignment in their student portfolios. Well done!
  • To Niles Holt (10th) and Olivia Pearson (11th) who advanced to the State Round for Governor’s Honors!
  • To Taylor Jones, Tyrese Robinson, and Justin Brown for taking extra time at lunch and during flextime to help with homecoming activities!
  • To Olando for having such high integrity and personal moral code!
  • To SGA for planning a fun week of Themed Days and Events to celebrate Homecoming!
  • To Mr. Mayfield who has voluntarily reached out about students that are not on his caseload because of his concern for them!
  • To all of the teachers who helped students decorate the PBL Labs!
  • To Dr. Kurt, Mrs. Stokes, Ms. Mayes, and Ms. Gilkey for staying after school to help students finish up the decorations in the hallway!
  • To Courtney Bryant and the STEAM team for putting on a beautiful Lantern Parade for the Drew community!
  • To Ms. Palmer for having her students write thank you cards to teachers. The messages they wrote were very sweet!
  • To Lindsey, the PTA and Drew Opportunity Fund for coordinating and providing LUNCH before break! Lunch was delicious! This treat was right on time for many staff members!

Click Here for ALL
Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS!


Principal Coffee REMINDER:

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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All on Jan 19th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Calendar of Events

Week of 11/29-12/05


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

11/29

  • COVID testing, 12:30pm-4:30pm, JA/SA Parking Lot

Monday Schedule –

  • Asynchronous Day
    • See table below for schedule
1st Period8:05 – 9:05
2nd Period9:10 -10:10
Screen Break10:10 – 10:20
3rd Period10:25 – 11:25
4th Period11:30 – 12:30

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

Tuesday

11/30

Tuesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

12/01

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

12/02

Thursday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • HYPE NIGHT

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

12/03

Friday Schedule-

  • 7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

12/04| Saturday
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Founders’ Day
  • N/A for School Activities
    • 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].
12/05| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 12/7/21
    • STEAM WALKTHROUGH
  • 12/8/21
    • *Schedule Change* B DAY, NOT a C Day
  • 12/14-12/17
    • SA EXAMS/FINAL PROJECTS
  • 12/15/21
    • A DAY EXAMS
  • 12/20-31 
    • No School (Holiday Break)
  • 01/03 
    • No School (Holiday Break)
  • 01/17 
    • No School (MLK Day)
  • Follow up
    • STEAM Workshop Day…Spring
  • 01/26 
    • Asynchronous Day 
  • 02/14-18 
    • No School (Winter  Break)

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of:

Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees


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


For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

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!


Week of Nov 15th, 2021

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Shoutouts !

  • To Ashley Young who published an article, entitled, “What Burns Your Biscuits?” in the National Association for College Admission Counseling Journal!
  • To Mrs. Simmons for putting together a great PBL Showcase presenting to 2nd grade students at the EA!
  • To all students that have actively engaged in the learning environment and demonstrated ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE!
  • To the 9th grade team for creating an Extended Learning schedule for students that allows them to get work done or take a mental break if needed!  
  • To The Homecoming Committee for work through logistics for Homecoming!
  • To Dr. Kurt, Ms. Simmons, and Mr. Kinney for helping students make clear connections between art and chemistry!
  • To Mr. Morrison for incorporating film in his Pre-Calculus classes!
  • To Ms. Stokes and her 3A class for making sure everyone got to see Mr. Myer’s birthday posters!

Click Here for ALL
Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS!


Principal Coffee REMINDER:

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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All on Jan 19th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Calendar of Events

Week of 11/15-11/21

Homecoming Week

Homecoming Events:

I am hopeful that everyone will take time to engage and have fun with our student body! The Homecoming committee has planned some wonderful events in partnership with SGA.

All major events will be held in the afternoon. As a reminder we are still implementing safety protocols on our campus. There will be limited guests for certain events.

Coronation (invite only to limited guest of court members)

Lantern Car Parade – all families and students are encouraged to attend

Homecoming Tailgate – for students only; parents and visitors are not able to participate

Homecoming Game – limited guests (tickets sold on GoFan)

Spectator Policy: We are allowing spectators, but with limited capacity. Spectators are only allowed in the primary competitive area. All spectators are expected to wear masks and social distance when possible. Please do not attend if you have been quarantined or tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days

Students are expected to dress school appropriate and adhere to school policies and procedures (check with administrators for any additional details)

All spectators must purchase tickets online via GoFan, in advance by going to https://gofan.co and searching for Drew Charter School. No cash will be accepted at the gate and NO RE-ENTRY.

GHSA passes will admit the pass holder and one guest.

NO REFUNDS unless the game is canceled.

Live-Streaming – https://score-sports.com/drew-charter-basketball/ All regular season home games are available through live streaming.

Again, we are excited for your participation and the opportunity to celebrate our students. We are committed to sharing pictures/videos from all 2021 Homecoming events with parents via Instagram and our next blog posts.


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

11/15

  • 8:20 & 2:30-3:00 Early College Students COVID testing

Monday Schedule –

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • Decades Day
  • Monday Nov. 15 – Friday Nov. 19 – Hall Decorations in SA PBLs

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

11/16

  • COVID Testing 

Tuesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • Twin Day

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

11/17

  • COVID Testing 

Wednesday Schedule- Omega Psi Phi Founders’ Day

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • Senior Citizen Day
  • Wednesday, Nov. 17 – Coronation @ 2:30pm in Theater
    • (streamed with limited guests) – Zoom LINK
    • Students are allowed to invite 4 guest for this event [family and siblings]
      • Submit the names of guests who will be attending here.
    • Anyone who plans to attend will need to complete a COVID test prior to coming to campus.
      • Testing will be available on Sunday [11/14], the week of the event.
      • If you test with an outside vendor on Monday or Tuesday, results must be submitted too miram.denard@flyhigheratdrew
  • 5:30 JV Boys Basketball v. Norcross (Home Game) 
    • Limited Tickets on GoFan

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

11/18

Thursday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • Character Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 18 – Lantern Parade @6:30pm on SA Campus
    • all members of the community
  • 6:30pm Lantern Parade on Yates Campus
    • *Families encouraged to attend

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

11/19

Friday Schedule-

  • 7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • Color Wars
    • Green, 9th grade
    • Gold, 10th grade
    • White, 11th grade
    • Black, 12th grade
  • Friday, Nov. 19 – Homecoming Tailgate, 3pm – 5pm on Athletic Field, Student Parking Lot
    • Audience: DREW STUDENTS
  • Friday, Nov. 19 – Homecoming Basketball game (with limited capacity), 6pm
    • (Limited Tickets on GoFan)
      • Varsity Girls v. Carver
      • Varsity Boys v. Atlanta Classical
      • *Game will also be streamed

11/20| 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].
11/`21| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 11/22-11/26
    • No School (Thanksgiving)
  • 11/29 – Asynchronous Day following Thanksgiving Break
  • 12/2 
    • HYPE NIGHT
  • 12/04, Alpha Phi Alpha Founders’ Day
  • 12/20-31 
    • No School (Holiday Break)
  • 01/03 
    • No School (Holiday Break)
  • 01/17 
    • No School (MLK Day)
  • Follow up
    • STEAM Workshop Day…Spring
  • 01/26 
    • Asynchronous Day 
  • 02/14-18 
    • No School (Winter  Break)

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of:

Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees


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


For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

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!


Week of Nov 8th, 2021

  • To everyone that took the opportunity to volunteer at the polls, advocate for voting, or exercise your right to vote!
  • To students in Mrs. Ferguson’s Local Area Studies class for their commitment to community service!
  • To SGA and the Homecoming committee for their continuous preparation and planning for this year’s upcoming Homecoming!
  • To Ms. Weaver for her outreach and commitment to ensure we are meeting our students’ needs!
  • To Ms. Cusick for her support, knowledge, and communication with students and families!
  • To Ms. Alston-Davis for her support – engaging students in her class and supporting students beyond her classroom!
  • To our facilities staff for all of their work and resilience while maintaining our campus!
  • To Ms. Mills for her communication and work in collaboration with families, staff, and administration!
  • To the longtime fans, new fans, supporters and admirers of the World Champion Atlanta Braves!

Click Here for ALL
Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS!


Principal Coffee REMINDER:

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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

See You All on Jan 19th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

Calendar of Events

Week of 11/01 -11/07


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

11/08

  • 8:20 & 2:30-3:00 Early College Students COVID testing

Monday Schedule –

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

Join the Drew Board Meeting, via Zoom, by clicking this web link:Drew Board Meeting, November 8, 2021 – 11:30am

Meeting ID 948 7363 1021
Passcode: 476424


or via phone:
+1 646 558 8656


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

11/09

  • COVID Testing 

Tuesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

11/10

  • COVID Testing 

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

11/11

Thursday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
09th and 11th- tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday

11/12

[RESCHEDULED TO 11/12/21]

7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)

Friday Schedule-

  • 7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

11/13| 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].
11/`14| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 11/15 – 11/21
    • Homecoming Week
      • Monday Nov. 15 – Friday Nov. 19 – Hall Decorations in SA PBLs
      • Wednesday, Nov. 17 – Coronation @ 2:30pm in Theater
        • (streamed with limited guests) – Zoom LINK
        • Students are allowed to invite 4 guest for this event [family and siblings]
          • Submit the names of guests who will be attending here.
        • Anyone who plans to attend will need to complete a COVID test prior to coming to campus.
          • Testing will be available on Sunday [11/14], the week of the event.
          • If you test with an outside vendor on Monday or Tuesday, results must be submitted too miram.denard@drewcharterschool.org
      • Thursday, Nov. 18 – Lantern Parade @6:30pm on SA Campus
        • all members of the community
      • Friday, Nov. 19 – Homecoming Tailgate, 3pm – 5pm on Athletic Field, Student Parking Lot
        • Audience: DREW STUDENTS
      • Friday, Nov. 19 – Homecoming Basketball game (with limited capacity), 6pm
Homecoming is quickly approaching! Get your outfits ready! A schedule of events will be shared next week.
  • 11/22-11/26
    • No School (Thanksgiving)
  • 11/29 – Asynchronous Day following Thanksgiving Break

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of:

Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees


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


For Updates that occur more frequently subscribe to Remind! Instructions for the respective cohorts can be found below, feel free to join multiple.

Uniform Needs!

  • Guardians looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Flynn O’hara
    • Guardians be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is typically 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers more detailed information about what to expect, general guidelines/procedures. In addition to safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage


STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

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