Week of September 21st,2020

Shoutout

  • To Mrs. Might for starting the Spanish Honor Society for Drew students! They are super excited!
  • To Mrs. Stokes and Mrs. Diaz for jumping into Drew with shoes laced and for their continued push for meaningful experiences for the students at Drew!
  • To Mrs. Isbell for helping Ms. Abdur-Rahman w/cross country and for the grade level team for imparting technology knowledge to their new team member with patience!
  • To Ms. Young for the writing workshop held for Seniors! The work completed to carry out these services while in a virtual setting has been extraordinary!
  • To Ms. Wilder for facilitating the Senior voter registration drive!
  • To all teachers who persevere everyday teaching virtually as well as multitasking with home life while still pouring into others babies. SHOUTOUT for still creating and making a difference daily!
  • To Ms. Denard who is leading new visions for the students and facilitating emergency resources for our students!
  • To Dr. Allen for creating a virtual culture and normalizing the connections and interactions she has with others!
  • To Mr. Parker for still capturing the essence of Drew while in this space!
  • To Ms. McKenzie for all her assistance to Mrs. Webster-Whyte in the virtual classroom and becoming a strong support to lean on!
  • To Michelle McCurty for being fearless and open in sharing her awesome news in advisory!
  • To Mr. Kitchen for working on the freshmen STEAM portfolios and for always being willing to collaborate and help his fellow teachers!
  • To Morgan Walker and all of Ms. Klein’s 1A class for being responsible when her internet went out during class!
  • To Mrs. Garner for sending helpful reminders to her team!
  • To Mr. Gonzalez for a fun project brainstorming meeting about Greek Gods and plants and Gustav Holst!
  • To Mr. Parker for being a tastemaker!
  • To Ja’ala Hudson for making Ms. Klein’s day with her kindness!
  • To Gavin Chapman, Misihyia Pinkney, Tuashawn Williams for being ready to roll, “Dr. Kurt we’ve done A,B, and C, what’s next?”!
  • To Ja’Den Allen for taking initiative and arranging a time to work with Mrs. Isbell to catch up on Algebra 1 assignments!
  • To all of the geometry students who did a great job with their project animations and presentations this week!
  • To Mrs. Isbell for always being willing to lend a helping hand and jump in whenever needed!
  • To Mrs. Mayes for her continued work helping student authors write, edit, and publish their books!
  • To Mrs. Klein for creating and tracking helpful attendance data for 9th graders!
  • To Mrs. Tafari for jumping right in to catch up with all of the ELA curriculum and providing immediate support to students!
  • To Mrs. Hood and Mr. Morrison for helping administer the MAP test to 9th graders!

Nutrition

Information

Click here for more resources regarding Nutrition

This application is needed for all families.

Click here for a larger view
  • To apply for free or reduced nutrition status click here 
  • Regardless of whether your family may qualify or if you are not interested in free or reduced-price meals, please complete the Federal Eligibility Application any way to assist Drew in maintaining the Title I status and which qualifies the student body for other federal grants and resources. Your support is appreciated!
    • Click here to support Drew!
    • Note:  If you select the option “I do not wish to apply for free or reduced-priced meal benefits” on the FEA, your completion process will be brief and should only take approximately five minutes.
  • You will need to provide the following information on the application:
    • The school, grade, birthdate of every Atlanta Public Schools student in your household
    • The names and incomes of every member of your household*
    • Last 4 digits of your (parent/guardian) Social Security number* and electronic signature
    • An email address or phone number for district communication about the status of the application (optional)
  • *Note: If you select the option “I do not wish to apply for free or reduced-priced meal benefits”, you will not be asked for income information or for the last four digits of your social security number. However, you will be asked for the student’s information so that the school has a record of the application submission.

E-Learning Notices

**NEW INFORMATION**

Important Attendance Update

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has received many questions as it relates to attendance given the unique circumstances of the global pandemic and APS schools operating in a virtual learning model.

As such, the district has issued new guidance which requires Drew to change how we record attendance for students in our virtual learning model.  The new process for recording attendance will go into effect for Drew on September 9, 2020.

As we started our 2020-2021 school year virtually, we communicated that teachers would mark students present if they attended live sessions or chose asynchronous learning (viewing recorded teacher lessons at a time other than the student’s scheduled virtual class period).  However, based on new district guidance we will change attendance reporting as follows, effective September 9th:

•Teachers will mark students absent if they do not participate in live instruction no matter the reason.

•The Junior and Senior Academy teachers will continue to take attendance for each period.  However, all students who are not in attendance (not present in live virtual sessions) will be marked absent.

•On Wednesdays, SA student attendance will be based on participation in activities offered that day, ranging from clubs to assignment support. Please make sure that your student communicates with his or her advisor each Wednesday so that attendance can be captured accurately.

•Parents will need to notify teachers of their child’s absence from class within three (3) days of the absence in order for the absence to be recorded as excused in Infinite Campus.

Parent/Guardian Actions Under New Attending Reporting Process

If your child misses any live instruction virtual class period on their schedule, please send an email notifying your child’s teacher.  Once you notify the teacher of the absence, depending on the circumstances it will be coded as an excused absence.  (Note: In instances where there are technical difficulties (a Zoom outage), and the teacher is unable to conduct class, the teacher will record attendance for the entire classes and you do not need to notify the teacher of the absence. If your student has a technical challenge with logging into Zoom from home and misses a class, please notify the teacher.)

To ensure that your child’s virtual attendance is recorded properly, please note the following:

•Inform your child’s teacher of any absence as soon as possible and within three (3) days of the absence.  If notification of the absence is not received within this timeframe, the absence will convert to unexcused.

•For JA or SA students, you should email the teacher for each class period where your child is absent.  (If your student misses first, second, and third period, you should notify teachers for each of those periods).

•If your child has a planned absence, it is acceptable to notify the teacher, via email, in advance.

•If you have a medical excuse from a doctor/dentist/appointments, it is acceptable to take a photo of the notice and email it to your student’s teacher(s) although medical excuse notices are not required.

The district and Drew realize that there are many unusual circumstances for students and families in our current COVID environment.  The new way of recording attendance is intended to still provide families flexibility amid challenging situations, while at the same time providing the district with information about attendance patterns.  The district has been clear that there will not be adverse consequences for students or schools based on these procedures.  When your student’s situation calls for missing a class period or school day, please remember to contact your child’s teacher.  It is also important that you and your child continue working with the teacher(s) to ensure that assignments are completed.  Thank you for your ongoing patience, understanding, and cooperation in our virtual learning environment.  If you have any questions or concerns that cannot be addressed by your child’s teachers, please contact your academy principal or dean.

Zoom Best Practices

The safety and well being of our students and staff is a top priority. As we navigate the virtual learning space, we are finding more ways to make sure students have access to quality instruction with little to no interruption. 

In order to ensure the security of our class sessions and meetings, teachers will implement the Zoom Best Practices below.  

  • Waiting Room implemented for all meetings 
    • Students who are not on teacher’s rosters will not be admitted into the session.
    • Students’ display names should be first and last names
  • Participants will not be permitted to rename themselves
  • All classes/meetings will be recorded
    • Record active speaker with shared screen
    • settings → recordings
  • Students need to be authenticated users to join classes and meetings

Student Guidelines

  • Students follow their regular schedule
  • 9th-11th Grades
    • Monday/Thursday (A Day) Tuesday/Friday (B Day)
  • 12th Grade
    • All seniors
      • 1st period will follow the A/B day rotation above
      • 2nd-4th period MWF classes will occur on Mon and Fri. 
    • Tuesday and Thursday Schedule
      • Early College Students v
        • Attend Early College courses 2nd – 4th periods 
      • Non-Early College students
        • Follow Drew schedule 2nd – 4th periods

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

 This year Drew will use the virtual instructional model to begin the 2020-21 school year during the first quarter of school. It will also serve as the instructional model should school need to close for extended periods of time once the school reopens for face-to-face instruction.

To review the outline of the student schedule while virtually learning click here.


For more details on virtual instruction please click the link below:

Senior Academy Virtual Parent Guide

Google Classroom Training for Families

The links below will show you various settings and information for navigating Google Classroom

Video: Parent Orientation Presentation- click here 
Slides from Video- Parent Orientation to Google Classroom Presentation- click here

Guardian Announcements

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In an effort to give all parents an opportunity to engage in the Virtual Parent University, we are re-evaluating the time of the sessions. Once the new times have been established, we will communicate the date and time.

Free Internet Service Available – Apply by September 30th!

As Atlanta Public Schools continues to work through impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across Atlanta neighborhoods, the District is committed to supporting our students with technology for digital learning. For this reason, APS has launched Get Our Kids Connected in partnership with Comcast’s Internet Essentials program to provide you with high-speed internet at home. You have an opportunity to receive 12 months of free Internet Essentials service by using a unique promotion code when you enroll.  To obtain your promo code for this special opportunity, send an email to Getourkidsconnected@apsk12.org.  Click here for details.

The Parent C.A.F.E. above is hosted by APS for Guardians of students with disabilities

— Click Here to See Full Schedule —


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

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

  • – Slideshow Presentation Here

The next meeting will be

WEDNESDAY [10/21]

MAP Testing

It’s time for MAP testing! We appreciate your support and flexibility as we administer the MAP test virtually. All 9th and 10th grade and some 11th and 12th grade students will be testing  in Reading and students taking Algebra or Geometry will be tested in Math. Students will participate in two test sessions over the course of the testing window- shown below. 

To decrease the interruption of instructional time we are administering the MAP assessment on Wednesday’s. The dates and times for testing are below:

  • Wednesday September 23rd – Math
    • 9am-11am
    • 1pm-3

Clubs and Advisory will still occur at 11am on the date above. Please read here for more details.

Uniform Needs

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

 This year Drew will use the virtual instructional model to begin the 2020-21 school year during the first quarter of school. It will also serve as the instructional model should school need to close for extended periods of time once the school reopens for face-to-face instruction.

To review the outline of the student schedule while virtually learning click here.

Google Classroom Training for Families

Video: Parent Orientation Presentation- click here 
Slides from Video- Parent Orientation to Google Classroom Presentation- click here

General Activity Updates

The Media Services Eagle’s Nest

hOSTED ON Smore 

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]


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

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

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

Last school year, Drew Charter launched its inaugural annual fund campaign, the Drew Opportunity Fund, in honor of our retiring Head of School Don Doran.  Under Mr. Doran’s leadership Drew students had myriad opportunities to innovate, achieve, travel and compete, all of which help to close the opportunity gap and make Drew an exemplary learning community. 

The 2019-2020 Drew Opportunity Fund was a success! Thanks to the generosity of our school community we were able to raise over $41,000. Over half of the funds were collected since March and were designated to help families weather this challenging time. Now that school is back in session, funds will be used for a variety of evolving needs such as childcare, and mental health services.    Donations are tax-deductible and donors will be listed on the Drew website. Please continue to support the Opportunity Fund–we are making a difference. Make a secure, online donation here.


Calendar


Week of 09/21– 09/27

Monday

09/21

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period
3 – 6pm Nutrition pick up
Parents can secure meals that were ordered ahead of time
The confirmation email from your order will be needed at the time of pickup
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]

Tuesday

09/22

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

Wednesday

09/23

MAP Testing

TimeWednesday Schedule
9:00-11:00MAP TESTING [9th,10th, and other identified students]
11:00-11:45Clubs
11:00 – 12:00Break
12:00 – 12:30Lunch
1:00-3:00MAP TESTING [9th,10th, and other identified students]
12:30 – 4:00The following are available to students:
– Office Hours w/Teachers
– Small group (if selected by a Teacher) 
– 1:1 [if the selected by a Teacher]
– Study Skills [Required for select students]
2020-10-21T12:00:00

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until

Principal’s Coffee

12pm- Monthly Principal’s Coffee

Zoom Link here

Thursday

09/24

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period
7:00pmHBCU Night

Friday

09/25

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

09/26| 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].
09/27| Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


Week of 09/21- 09/27

  • 09/22
    • Community Forum – 9th grade [11am-12pm]
  • 09/23
    • MAP Testing
    • Advisory
  • 09/24
    • Community Forum – 10th/12th grade [11am-12pm]
  • 09/28
    • 11th Grade Level Night
  • 09/30
    • 12th Grade Level Night
  • 10/5
    • 9th Grade Level Night
  • 10/8
    • 10th Grade Level Night
  • 10/23 – STEAM Career Day: JA & SA [8am-11am]

The goal of Drew’s STEAM Career Days is to expose PreK-12 students to the many careers related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) fields. Presenters have the opportunity to share their best career advice and inspire the next generation of engineers, artists, researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators. Although we are excited to have all presenters, we recognize that representation is critical and are seeking to engage diverse presenters that may be underrepresented in their current fields.  We believe that an array of diverse experiences and perspectives is a vital step to inspire all of our students of the possibilities that exists for future generations as we look to cultivate a more equitable world.

Future Events

  • TBD- Senior Pictures for Class of 2021
    • Lifetouch [new picture vendor] will contact families directly to arrange appointments]

Household Resources

See the information below regarding the importance of communities achieving a “complete count” in the 2020 Census!


Wifi and Internet Resources

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



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

Are you looking for ways to get involved with Drew? The PTA is looking for Fundraising Chair Person(s) and Communications Director to join our team! 

Fundraising Chair Person(s)

The PTA supports things such as Teacher Grants, Teacher Appreciation, Parent-Teacher Coffees, the Drew Opportunity Fund, and other programs to support our teachers and families. In order to support those initiatives, we need to raise money! The Fundraising Chair will be responsible for helping to organize Dine Out Nights, Box Tops, Mabel’s Labels, and Amazon Smile promotions; Drew Car Magnet and Spirit Gear sales and the Silent Auction along with bringing in other potential fundraising ideas. *The time commitment for this role depends on fundraising initiatives taking place, there will times when there is very little work, however, the auction and other initiatives will require several hours a week. 

Communications Director

Coordinate all communications for the PTA including email (MailChimp), Website (Wix.com), Social Media (Facebook), signs, fliers (print & digital), & posters. The Communications Director provides (or enlists/directs others to provide) graphics to use in the promotion of the fundraiser, events & initiatives of the Drew PTA in line with the Drew Charter School brand guidelines. The Communications Director works with the Drew PTA Executive Committee and Committee Chairs to develop strategies to best communicate their respective initiatives and works with them to execute those plans. *The time commitment for this role is approximately 2-3 hours per week on average. 

Thanks to the incredible work by Maggie Stewart as Fundraising Chair and Justin Schaeffer as Communications Director there are a huge set of resources available and a team of PTA board members to help! If you’re interested please email ptadrew@gmail.com. Thanks! 

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students:

Week of September 14th,2020

Shoutout

  • To Najm Muhammad, Shannilea Schliffer and Amishai Gardner for their enthusiastic and consistent participation in Spanish class!
  • To Amya Talley, Christian Aycock, Vaqeuriayah Fennell, Mason Alleyne, Calliope Dechant, John (Xander) Green, and Sage Harrison-Conaway for continuously and consistently taking the initiative, demonstrating interest, and engaging!
  • To Mark Mayfield for volunteering to take on an additional MAP testing session to help ensure we tested all 10th graders in small groups!
  • To Micah Warner for taking initiative and reaching out to Mrs. Isbell to arrange a make-up time for MAP testing—so responsible!
  • To Jeff Kitchen for designing an escape room for the entire 9th grade. The kids said it was a great activity!
  • To Kenyatta Bennett, Sr. for entertaining everyone with his jokes, and out to Kenyatta Bennett, Jr. for surviving his dad’s jokes!
  • To Akua Ducard for recording a special video for the 9th grade breakout room! 
  • To Winsome Morgan for leading the 9th grade team with style!
  • To the 9th graders who performed exceptionally well overall during the escape room, but these specific students demonstrated leadership skills and enthusiasm: Najm Muhammad, Calliope DeChant, Niles Holt, Analiesa Gomes, and Alana Nicolson!
  • To Elliot Hinton aka the Zoom MVP for his reliable and quick troubleshooting and constant support with technology! We appreciate you!
  • To Joshay Simmons for bringing endless creativity, positive energy, and generosity of spirit to her teaching practice, and for supporting the CCR Team to help the College Success Class become as student-centered and engaging as possible!
  • To Tarah McCoy, Scholarship Coordinator, for planning and leading an engaging and thorough Scholarship Lunch & Learn about the Questbridge and Gates Scholarships!

Nutrition

Information

Click here for more resources regarding Nutrition

This application is needed for all families.

Click here for a larger view
  • To apply for free or reduced nutrition status click here 
  • Regardless of whether your family may qualify or if you are not interested in free or reduced-price meals, please complete the Federal Eligibility Application any way to assist Drew in maintaining the Title I status and which qualifies the student body for other federal grants and resources. Your support is appreciated!
    • Click here to support Drew!
    • Note:  If you select the option “I do not wish to apply for free or reduced-priced meal benefits” on the FEA, your completion process will be brief and should only take approximately five minutes.
  • You will need to provide the following information on the application:
    • The school, grade, birthdate of every Atlanta Public Schools student in your household
    • The names and incomes of every member of your household*
    • Last 4 digits of your (parent/guardian) Social Security number* and electronic signature
    • An email address or phone number for district communication about the status of the application (optional)
  • *Note: If you select the option “I do not wish to apply for free or reduced-priced meal benefits”, you will not be asked for income information or for the last four digits of your social security number. However, you will be asked for the student’s information so that the school has a record of the application submission.

E-Learning Notices

**NEW INFORMATION**

Important Attendance Update

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has received many questions as it relates to attendance given the unique circumstances of the global pandemic and APS schools operating in a virtual learning model.

As such, the district has issued new guidance which requires Drew to change how we record attendance for students in our virtual learning model.  The new process for recording attendance will go into effect for Drew on September 9, 2020.

As we started our 2020-2021 school year virtually, we communicated that teachers would mark students present if they attended live sessions or chose asynchronous learning (viewing recorded teacher lessons at a time other than the student’s scheduled virtual class period).  However, based on new district guidance we will change attendance reporting as follows, effective September 9th:

•Teachers will mark students absent if they do not participate in live instruction no matter the reason.

•The Junior and Senior Academy teachers will continue to take attendance for each period.  However, all students who are not in attendance (not present in live virtual sessions) will be marked absent.

•On Wednesdays, SA student attendance will be based on participation in activities offered that day, ranging from clubs to assignment support. Please make sure that your student communicates with his or her advisor each Wednesday so that attendance can be captured accurately.

•Parents will need to notify teachers of their child’s absence from class within three (3) days of the absence in order for the absence to be recorded as excused in Infinite Campus.

Parent/Guardian Actions Under New Attending Reporting Process

If your child misses any live instruction virtual class period on their schedule, please send an email notifying your child’s teacher.  Once you notify the teacher of the absence, depending on the circumstances it will be coded as an excused absence.  (Note: In instances where there are technical difficulties (a Zoom outage), and the teacher is unable to conduct class, the teacher will record attendance for the entire classes and you do not need to notify the teacher of the absence. If your student has a technical challenge with logging into Zoom from home and misses a class, please notify the teacher.)

To ensure that your child’s virtual attendance is recorded properly, please note the following:

•Inform your child’s teacher of any absence as soon as possible and within three (3) days of the absence.  If notification of the absence is not received within this timeframe, the absence will convert to unexcused.

•For JA or SA students, you should email the teacher for each class period where your child is absent.  (If your student misses first, second, and third period, you should notify teachers for each of those periods).

•If your child has a planned absence, it is acceptable to notify the teacher, via email, in advance.

•If you have a medical excuse from a doctor/dentist/appointments, it is acceptable to take a photo of the notice and email it to your student’s teacher(s) although medical excuse notices are not required.

The district and Drew realize that there are many unusual circumstances for students and families in our current COVID environment.  The new way of recording attendance is intended to still provide families flexibility amid challenging situations, while at the same time providing the district with information about attendance patterns.  The district has been clear that there will not be adverse consequences for students or schools based on these procedures.  When your student’s situation calls for missing a class period or school day, please remember to contact your child’s teacher.  It is also important that you and your child continue working with the teacher(s) to ensure that assignments are completed.  Thank you for your ongoing patience, understanding, and cooperation in our virtual learning environment.  If you have any questions or concerns that cannot be addressed by your child’s teachers, please contact your academy principal or dean.

Zoom Best Practices

The safety and well being of our students and staff is a top priority. As we navigate the virtual learning space, we are finding more ways to make sure students have access to quality instruction with little to no interruption. 

In order to ensure the security of our class sessions and meetings, teachers will implement the Zoom Best Practices below.  

  • Waiting Room implemented for all meetings 
    • Students who are not on teacher’s rosters will not be admitted into the session.
    • Students’ display names should be first and last names
  • Participants will not be permitted to rename themselves
  • All classes/meetings will be recorded
    • Record active speaker with shared screen
    • settings → recordings
  • Students need to be authenticated users to join classes and meetings

Student Guidelines

  • Students follow their regular schedule
  • 9th-11th Grades
    • Monday/Thursday (A Day) Tuesday/Friday (B Day)
  • 12th Grade
    • All seniors
      • 1st period will follow the A/B day rotation above
      • 2nd-4th period MWF classes will occur on Mon and Fri. 
    • Tuesday and Thursday Schedule
      • Early College Students v
        • Attend Early College courses 2nd – 4th periods 
      • Non-Early College students
        • Follow Drew schedule 2nd – 4th periods

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

 This year Drew will use the virtual instructional model to begin the 2020-21 school year during the first quarter of school. It will also serve as the instructional model should school need to close for extended periods of time once the school reopens for face-to-face instruction.

To review the outline of the student schedule while virtually learning click here.


For more details on virtual instruction please click the link below:

Senior Academy Virtual Parent Guide

Google Classroom Training for Families

The links below will show you various settings and information for navigating Google Classroom

Video: Parent Orientation Presentation- click here 
Slides from Video- Parent Orientation to Google Classroom Presentation- click here

Guardian Announcements

Free Internet Service Available – Apply by September 30th!

As Atlanta Public Schools continues to work through impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across Atlanta neighborhoods, the District is committed to supporting our students with technology for digital learning. For this reason, APS has launched Get Our Kids Connected in partnership with Comcast’s Internet Essentials program to provide you with high-speed internet at home. You have an opportunity to receive 12 months of free Internet Essentials service by using a unique promotion code when you enroll.  To obtain your promo code for this special opportunity, send an email to Getourkidsconnected@apsk12.org.  Click here for details.
Pandemic – EBT Benefits
Apply for Pandemic – EBT Benefits by September 18th!
As a reminder, Pandemic – EBT Benefits are available through the State of Georgia for eligible families.  Please click here for the application.  If you apply for P –EBT benefits, you will need to include your student’s Georgia Testing ID (GTID) number. This number can be found in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal by following the steps below:

1-Login to the Parent Portal
2-Select More (on the left side of the screen in the black box)
3-Select GTID in the middle of the scree in the white box)
4-The GTID number will populate, and you can paste it into the P-EBT application
5-You can switch between students in your household in the upper right hand corner of the screen. 

If your child does not have a GTID number, contact your child’s respective academy. 
Elementary Academy – (404) 687-0001
Junior/Senior Academy – (470) 355-1200).

Apply today!  The P-EBT deadline has been moved to September 18th.

The Parent C.A.F.E. above is hosted by APS for Guardians of students with disabilities

— Click Here to See Full Schedule —


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

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

  • – Slideshow Presentation Here

The next meeting will be this WEDNESDAY [9/16]

MAP Testing

It’s time for MAP testing! We appreciate your support and flexibility as we administer the MAP test virtually. All 9th and 10th grade and some 11th and 12th grade students will be testing  in Reading and students taking Algebra or Geometry will be tested in Math. Students will participate in two test sessions over the course of the testing window- shown below. 

To decrease the interruption of instructional time we are administering the MAP assessment on Wednesday’s. The dates and times for testing are below:

  • Wednesday September 2nd – Reading
    • 9am-11am
    • 1pm-3
  • Wednesday September 9th – Reading
    • 9am-11am
    • 1pm-3
  • Wednesday September 16th – Math
    • 9am-11am
    • 1pm-3
  • Wednesday September 23rd – Math
    • 9am-11am
    • 1pm-3

Clubs and Advisory will still occur at 11am on the dates above. Please read here for more details.

Uniform Needs

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

 This year Drew will use the virtual instructional model to begin the 2020-21 school year during the first quarter of school. It will also serve as the instructional model should school need to close for extended periods of time once the school reopens for face-to-face instruction.

To review the outline of the student schedule while virtually learning click here.

Google Classroom Training for Families

Video: Parent Orientation Presentation- click here 
Slides from Video- Parent Orientation to Google Classroom Presentation- click here

General Activity Updates

The Media Services Eagle’s Nest

hOSTED ON Smore 

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]


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

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

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

Last school year, Drew Charter launched its inaugural annual fund campaign, the Drew Opportunity Fund, in honor of our retiring Head of School Don Doran.  Under Mr. Doran’s leadership Drew students had myriad opportunities to innovate, achieve, travel and compete, all of which help to close the opportunity gap and make Drew an exemplary learning community. 

The 2019-2020 Drew Opportunity Fund was a success! Thanks to the generosity of our school community we were able to raise over $41,000. Over half of the funds were collected since March and were designated to help families weather this challenging time. Now that school is back in session, funds will be used for a variety of evolving needs such as childcare, and mental health services.    Donations are tax-deductible and donors will be listed on the Drew website. Please continue to support the Opportunity Fund–we are making a difference. Make a secure, online donation here.


Calendar


Week of 09/14– 09/20

Monday

09/14

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period
3 – 6pm Nutrition pick up
Parents can secure meals that were ordered ahead of time
The confirmation email from your order will be needed at the time of pickup
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]

Tuesday

09/15

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

Wednesday

09/16

MAP Testing

TimeWednesday Schedule
9:00-11:00MAP TESTING [9th,10th, and other identified students]
11:00-11:45Clubs
11:00 – 12:00Break
12:00 – 12:30Lunch
1:00-3:00MAP TESTING [9th,10th, and other identified students]
12:30 – 4:00The following are available to students:
– Office Hours w/Teachers
– Small group (if selected by a Teacher) 
– 1:1 [if the selected by a Teacher]
– Study Skills [Required for select students]
2020-09-16T12:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Principal’s Coffee

12pm- Monthly Principal’s Coffee

Zoom Link here

Thursday

09/17

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period
Register for the Women in Tech Speaker Series!

This fall we will be hosting a Women in Tech Virtual After School Program where students will hear from our corporate partners & female STEM professionals on topics such as career journeys, setting SMART goals, and mentorship!

Students will also have an opportunity to learn more about HYPE’s programs, internships, and career-building opportunities so they’re ready for the next HYPE @Home Virtual Program.The series will begin on September 17th, 2020 with setting SMART goals, so be sure to secure your spot soon! 

Register Here

The series will begin on September 17th, 2020 with setting SMART goals, so be sure to secure your spot soon! 

Friday

09/18

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

09/19| 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].
09/20| Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


Week of 09/21- 09/27

  • 09/22
    • Community Forum – 9th/11th grade [11am-12pm]
  • 09/23
    • MAP Testing
    • Advisory
  • 09/24
    • Community Forum – 10th/12th grade [11am-12pm]
    • HBCU Night
  • 09/28
    • 11th Grade Level Night
  • 09/30
    • 12th Grade Level Night
  • 10/5
    • 9th Grade Level Night
  • 10/8
    • 10th Grade Level Night
  • 10/23 – STEAM Career Day: JA & SA [8am-11am]

The goal of Drew’s STEAM Career Days is to expose PreK-12 students to the many careers related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) fields. Presenters have the opportunity to share their best career advice and inspire the next generation of engineers, artists, researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators. Although we are excited to have all presenters, we recognize that representation is critical and are seeking to engage diverse presenters that may be underrepresented in their current fields.  We believe that an array of diverse experiences and perspectives is a vital step to inspire all of our students of the possibilities that exists for future generations as we look to cultivate a more equitable world.

Future Events

  • TBD- Senior Pictures for Class of 2021
    • Lifetouch [new picture vendor] will contact families directly to arrange appointments]

Household Resources

See the information below regarding the importance of communities achieving a “complete count” in the 2020 Census!


Wifi and Internet Resources

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



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

Are you looking for ways to get involved with Drew? The PTA is looking for Fundraising Chair Person(s) and Communications Director to join our team! 

Fundraising Chair Person(s)

The PTA supports things such as Teacher Grants, Teacher Appreciation, Parent-Teacher Coffees, the Drew Opportunity Fund, and other programs to support our teachers and families. In order to support those initiatives, we need to raise money! The Fundraising Chair will be responsible for helping to organize Dine Out Nights, Box Tops, Mabel’s Labels, and Amazon Smile promotions; Drew Car Magnet and Spirit Gear sales and the Silent Auction along with bringing in other potential fundraising ideas. *The time commitment for this role depends on fundraising initiatives taking place, there will times when there is very little work, however, the auction and other initiatives will require several hours a week. 

Communications Director

Coordinate all communications for the PTA including email (MailChimp), Website (Wix.com), Social Media (Facebook), signs, fliers (print & digital), & posters. The Communications Director provides (or enlists/directs others to provide) graphics to use in the promotion of the fundraiser, events & initiatives of the Drew PTA in line with the Drew Charter School brand guidelines. The Communications Director works with the Drew PTA Executive Committee and Committee Chairs to develop strategies to best communicate their respective initiatives and works with them to execute those plans. *The time commitment for this role is approximately 2-3 hours per week on average. 

Thanks to the incredible work by Maggie Stewart as Fundraising Chair and Justin Schaeffer as Communications Director there are a huge set of resources available and a team of PTA board members to help! If you’re interested please email ptadrew@gmail.com. Thanks! 

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students:

Week of September 7th,2020

Shoutout

  • To the 9th grade team for their flexibility in accommodating the MAP test among additional requests!
  • To Ms. Klein and Mr. Bennet for adjusting their planning  to attend a meeting in such short notice!
  • Ms. Klein would like to thank her first period class for teaching her a new meme!
  • To Oji Pecou and Toren Mosley for their active engagement in Forensic Science and for asking great questions!
  • To Jaala Hudson for her continued perseverance!
  • To Azha Mosley for being a leader in class!
  • To Isla Edwards for being engaged every day of class!
  • To Destinie Johnson for sharing awesome poetry in WRITE Club!
  • To Kayla White, Afiya Cave, and Owen Grega for displaying amazing artistic and creative talent in “This I Believe Videos” in AP Lang!
  • To Kayla Bell for awesome participation in US History and for sharing poetry in LIFE!
  • Shelby Ross for always being present, being on time, and having her camera on in all classes!
  • To Javin Walker and Chance Minor for excellent effort in class!
  • To Carrington Grant and Kashawn Myers for leading Debate Practice this week!
  • To Desha Rogers-Givens for his dedication to growth and academic excellence in APUSH!
  • To Bryant Triplett for going the extra mile in APUSH!
  • To Keshawn Rashid, Tyler Harte, Hunter Smith, and Amya Talley for always being engaged in Chemistry class!
  • To the ChemVAS students for putting so much effort into their project research as well as their first atom animation!

Nutrition

Information

Click here for more resources regarding Nutrition

This application is needed for all families.

Click here for a larger view
  • To apply for free or reduced nutrition status click here 
  • Regardless of whether your family may qualify or if you are not interested in free or reduced-price meals, please complete the Federal Eligibility Application any way to assist Drew in maintaining the Title I status and which qualifies the student body for other federal grants and resources. Your support is appreciated!
    • Click here to support Drew!
    • Note:  If you select the option “I do not wish to apply for free or reduced-priced meal benefits” on the FEA, your completion process will be brief and should only take approximately five minutes.
  • You will need to provide the following information on the application:
    • The school, grade, birthdate of every Atlanta Public Schools student in your household
    • The names and incomes of every member of your household*
    • Last 4 digits of your (parent/guardian) Social Security number* and electronic signature
    • An email address or phone number for district communication about the status of the application (optional)
  • *Note: If you select the option “I do not wish to apply for free or reduced-priced meal benefits”, you will not be asked for income information or for the last four digits of your social security number. However, you will be asked for the student’s information so that the school has a record of the application submission.

Guardian

Announcements

The Parent C.A.F.E. above is hosted by APS for Guardians of students with disabilities

— Click Here to See Full Schedule —

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

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

  • – Slideshow Presentation Here
  • The next meeting will be 9/16

Zoom Best Practices

The safety and well being of our students and staff is a top priority. As we navigate the virtual learning space, we are finding more ways to make sure students have access to quality instruction with little to no interruption. 

In order to ensure the security of our class sessions and meetings, teachers will implement the Zoom Best Practices below.  

  • Waiting Room implemented for all meetings 
    • Students who are not on teacher’s rosters will not be admitted into the session.
    • Students’ display names should be first and last names
  • Participants will not be permitted to rename themselves
  • All classes/meetings will be recorded
    • Record active speaker with shared screen
    • settings → recordings
  • Students need to be authenticated users to join classes and meetings

MAP Testing

It’s time for MAP testing! We appreciate your support and flexibility as we administer the MAP test virtually. All 9th and 10th grade and some 11th and 12th grade students will be testing  in Reading and students taking Algebra or Geometry will be tested in Math. Students will participate in two test sessions over the course of the testing window- shown below. 

To decrease the interruption of instructional time we are administering the MAP assessment on Wednesday’s. The dates and times for testing are below:

  • Wednesday September 2nd – Reading
    • 9am-11am
    • 1pm-3
  • Wednesday September 9th – Reading
    • 9am-11am
    • 1pm-3
  • Wednesday September 16th – Math
    • 9am-11am
    • 1pm-3
  • Wednesday September 23rd – Math
    • 9am-11am
    • 1pm-3

Clubs and Advisory will still occur at 11am on the dates above. Please read here for more details.

Uniform Needs

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

 This year Drew will use the virtual instructional model to begin the 2020-21 school year during the first quarter of school. It will also serve as the instructional model should school need to close for extended periods of time once the school reopens for face-to-face instruction.

To review the outline of the student schedule while virtually learning click here.

Google Classroom Training for Families

Video: Parent Orientation Presentation- click here 
Slides from Video- Parent Orientation to Google Classroom Presentation- click here

Student Guidelines

  • Students follow their regular schedule
  • 9th-11th Grades
    • Monday/Thursday (A Day) Tuesday/Friday (B Day)
  • 12th Grade
    • All seniors
      • 1st period will follow the A/B day rotation above
      • 2nd-4th period MWF classes will occur on Mon and Fri. 
    • Tuesday and Thursday Schedule
      • Early College Students v
        • Attend Early College courses 2nd – 4th periods 
      • Non-Early College students
        • Follow Drew schedule 2nd – 4th periods

For more details on virtual instruction please click the link below:

Senior Academy Virtual Parent Guide

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]


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

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

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

Last school year, Drew Charter launched its inaugural annual fund campaign, the Drew Opportunity Fund, in honor of our retiring Head of School Don Doran.  Under Mr. Doran’s leadership Drew students had myriad opportunities to innovate, achieve, travel and compete, all of which help to close the opportunity gap and make Drew an exemplary learning community. 

The 2019-2020 Drew Opportunity Fund was a success! Thanks to the generosity of our school community we were able to raise over $41,000. Over half of the funds were collected since March and were designated to help families weather this challenging time. Now that school is back in session, funds will be used for a variety of evolving needs such as childcare, and mental health services.    Donations are tax-deductible and donors will be listed on the Drew website. Please continue to support the Opportunity Fund–we are making a difference. Make a secure, online donation here.


Calendar


Week of 09/07 – 09/13

See the Upcoming Events section for more details regarding a Women in Tech Virtual After School Program for students hosted by Drew’s HYPE Program

Monday

09/07 LABOR DAY

Tuesday

09/08

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period
3 – 6pm Nutrition pick up
Parents can secure meals that were ordered ahead of time
The confirmation email from your order will be needed at the time of pickup
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]

Wednesday

09/09

MAP Testing

TimeWednesday Schedule
9:00-11:00MAP TESTING [9th,10th, and other identified students]
11:00-11:45Advisory
11:00 – 12:00Break
12:00 – 12:30Lunch
1:00-3:00MAP TESTING [9th,10th, and other identified students]
12:30 – 4:00The following are available to students:
– Office Hours w/Teachers
– Small group (if selected by a Teacher) 
– 1:1 [if the selected by a Teacher]
– Study Skills [Required for select students]

Thursday

09/10

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

Friday

09/11

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

09/12| 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].
09/13| Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


Week of 09/07 – 09/13

  • 09/16
    • Monthly Principal’s Coffee
    • MAP Testing
    • Clubs
  • 09/17 – HYPE will be hosting a Women in Tech Virtual After School Program for students
Register for the Women in Tech Speaker Series!
This fall we will be hosting a Women in Tech Virtual After School Program where students will hear from our corporate partners & female STEM professionals on topics such as career journeys, setting SMART goals, and mentorship!

Students will also have an opportunity to learn more about HYPE’s programs, internships, and career-building opportunities so they’re ready for the next HYPE @Home Virtual Program.The series will begin on September 17th, 2020 with setting SMART goals, so be sure to secure your spot soon! —> Register Here
  • 09/23
    • MAP Testing
    • Advisory
  • 09/24
    • Community Forum – Seniors
  • 10/23 – STEAM Career Day: JA & SA [8am-11am]

The goal of Drew’s STEAM Career Days is to expose PreK-12 students to the many careers related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) fields. Presenters have the opportunity to share their best career advice and inspire the next generation of engineers, artists, researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators. Although we are excited to have all presenters, we recognize that representation is critical and are seeking to engage diverse presenters that may be underrepresented in their current fields.  We believe that an array of diverse experiences and perspectives is a vital step to inspire all of our students of the possibilities that exists for future generations as we look to cultivate a more equitable world.

Future Events

  • TBD- Senior Pictures for Class of 2021
    • Lifetouch [new picture vendor] will contact families directly to arrange appointments]

See the information below regarding the importance of communities achieving a “complete count” in the 2020 Census!


Wifi and Internet Resources

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



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

Are you looking for ways to get involved with Drew? The PTA is looking for Fundraising Chair Person(s) and Communications Director to join our team! 

Fundraising Chair Person(s)

The PTA supports things such as Teacher Grants, Teacher Appreciation, Parent-Teacher Coffees, the Drew Opportunity Fund, and other programs to support our teachers and families. In order to support those initiatives, we need to raise money! The Fundraising Chair will be responsible for helping to organize Dine Out Nights, Box Tops, Mabel’s Labels, and Amazon Smile promotions; Drew Car Magnet and Spirit Gear sales and the Silent Auction along with bringing in other potential fundraising ideas. *The time commitment for this role depends on fundraising initiatives taking place, there will times when there is very little work, however, the auction and other initiatives will require several hours a week. 

Communications Director

Coordinate all communications for the PTA including email (MailChimp), Website (Wix.com), Social Media (Facebook), signs, fliers (print & digital), & posters. The Communications Director provides (or enlists/directs others to provide) graphics to use in the promotion of the fundraiser, events & initiatives of the Drew PTA in line with the Drew Charter School brand guidelines. The Communications Director works with the Drew PTA Executive Committee and Committee Chairs to develop strategies to best communicate their respective initiatives and works with them to execute those plans. *The time commitment for this role is approximately 2-3 hours per week on average. 

Thanks to the incredible work by Maggie Stewart as Fundraising Chair and Justin Schaeffer as Communications Director there are a huge set of resources available and a team of PTA board members to help! If you’re interested please email ptadrew@gmail.com. Thanks! 

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students:

Week of August 31st,2020

Dear Drew Family,

Thank you for another amazing week of learning. It takes focus and fortitude for all of us to engage in the virtual learning environment. It takes just that much more focus as we battle racial injustice and mourn the loss of those we love and those that inspire us.

With so much to mourn, there is so much to celebrate and so much change we still have the opportunity to make. We trust that together we will continue in this labor of love to learn from and empower one another.

Each day brings a new opportunity for us all to be a part of the solution – I know that this community will continue to take a stand and honor those who have paved the way.

Have an amazing, life-changing week!

K. Myers

Shoutout

  • To all of our Early College students at Georgia Piedmont Tech who just finished their second week of college classes and the Early College students at GSU for finishing their first week of college classes!
  • To Ms. Wilder for helping with kicking off Voter Registration for Seniors!
  • To Sydney Berenson for starting the Environmental Club!
  • To Xander Green for starting the NBA Club!
  • To Ms. McKenzie and Ms. Isbell for working out MAP testing logistics!
  • To Cheyenne George for her creativity and going way beyond the call of duty in making her “Stop Motion”!
  • To these Foundations of Engineering students for their patience, and persistence in dealing with the new process of downloading software so that we can start programming our project: Justin Brown, George Christy, Quavon Cross, River Davis, Carter Gould-Sheinin, Ziya Holt, Warren Ferguson, Zya Nowell, Ze’Naya Rosser, Shannilea Schliffer, Aaliyah Scott, Kingsley Thirakul, Brian Warren, Kellsey Yarbrough, Chase Yelverton!
  • To Kayla Lewis, Miles Richardson, Elizabeth Hammock, Kashawn Myers, and Jordan Williams-Nance for engaging in feedback and being proactive in reaching out with questions!  From Señora Díaz
  • To the 10th graders for starting their first PBL project off with a bang. Thank you all for your engagement in class as you researched your elements, and created animations!
  • To Calliope DeChant, Taylor Jones,Najm Muhammad, Sage Harrison, Mason Alleyne for consistently participating and spurring discussions in AP Geography and Technology!
  • To Destiney Shockley & Asanti Shakir for giving other students motivating and supportive feedback!
  • To Destiney Shockley, Asanti Shakir, Gabby Moran, Corey Harrison, Chase Hairston for displaying a high level of mathematical and scientific perseverance!
  • To all 9th graders for pushing through virtual learning challenges. We see you!
  • To the 9th-grade instructional team for always being student-centered, having great teamwork, and positive relationships!

Nutrition

Information

Click here for more resources

This application is needed for all families.

Click here for a larger view
  • To apply for free or reduced nutrition status click here 
  • Regardless of whether your family may qualify or if you are not interested in free or reduced-price meals, please complete the Federal Eligibility Application any way to assist Drew in maintaining the Title I status and which qualifies the student body for other federal grants and resources. Your support is appreciated!
    • Click here to support Drew!
    • Note:  If you select the option “I do not wish to apply for free or reduced-priced meal benefits” on the FEA, your completion process will be brief and should only take approximately five minutes.
  • You will need to provide the following information on the application:
    • The school, grade, birthdate of every Atlanta Public Schools student in your household
    • The names and incomes of every member of your household*
    • Last 4 digits of your (parent/guardian) Social Security number* and electronic signature
    • An email address or phone number for district communication about the status of the application (optional)
  • *Note: If you select the option “I do not wish to apply for free or reduced-priced meal benefits”, you will not be asked for income information or for the last four digits of your social security number. However, you will be asked for the student’s information so that the school has a record of the application submission.

Guardian

Announcements

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

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

  • – Slideshow Presentation Here
  • The next meeting will be 9/16

MAP Testing

It’s time for MAP testing! We appreciate your support and flexibility as we administer the MAP test virtually. All 9th and 10th grade and some 11th and 12th grade students will be testing  in Reading and students taking Algebra or Geometry will be tested in Math. Students will participate in two test sessions over the course of the testing window- shown below. 

To decrease the interruption of instructional time we are administering the MAP assessment on Wednesday’s. The dates and times for testing are below:

  • Wednesday September 2nd – Reading
    • 9am-11am
    • 1pm-3
  • Wednesday September 9th – Reading
    • 9am-11am
    • 1pm-3
  • Wednesday September 16th – Math
    • 9am-11am
    • 1pm-3
  • Wednesday September 23rd – Math
    • 9am-11am
    • 1pm-3

Clubs and Advisory will still occur at 11am on the dates above. Please read here for more details.

Uniform Needs

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

 This year Drew will use the virtual instructional model to begin the 2020-21 school year during the first quarter of school. It will also serve as the instructional model should school need to close for extended periods of time once the school reopens for face-to-face instruction.

To review the outline of the student schedule while virtually learning click here.

Google Classroom Training for Families

Video: Parent Orientation Presentation- click here 
Slides from Video- Parent Orientation to Google Classroom Presentation- click here

Student Guidelines

  • Students follow their regular schedule
  • 9th-11th Grades
    • Monday/Thursday (A Day) Tuesday/Friday (B Day)
  • 12th Grade
    • All seniors
      • 1st period will follow the A/B day rotation above
      • 2nd-4th period MWF classes will occur on Mon and Fri. 
    • Tuesday and Thursday Schedule
      • Early College Students v
        • Attend Early College courses 2nd – 4th periods 
      • Non-Early College students
        • Follow Drew schedule 2nd – 4th periods

For more details on virtual instruction please click the link below:

Senior Academy Virtual Parent Guide

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]


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

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

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

Last school year, Drew Charter launched its inaugural annual fund campaign, the Drew Opportunity Fund, in honor of our retiring Head of School Don Doran.  Under Mr. Doran’s leadership Drew students had myriad opportunities to innovate, achieve, travel and compete, all of which help to close the opportunity gap and make Drew an exemplary learning community. 

The 2019-2020 Drew Opportunity Fund was a success! Thanks to the generosity of our school community we were able to raise over $41,000. Over half of the funds were collected since March and were designated to help families weather this challenging time. Now that school is back in session, funds will be used for a variety of evolving needs such as childcare, and mental health services.    Donations are tax-deductible and donors will be listed on the Drew website. Please continue to support the Opportunity Fund–we are making a difference. Make a secure, online donation here.


Calendar


Week of 08/31 – 09/06

Monday

08/31

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period
3 – 6pm Nutrition pick up
Parents can secure meals that were ordered ahead of time
The confirmation email from your order will be needed at the time of pickup
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]

Tuesday

09/01

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

Wednesday

09/02

MAP Testing

TimeWednesday Schedule
9:00-11:00MAP TESTING [9th,10th, and other identified students]
11:00-11:45Clubs
11:00 – 12:00Break
12:00 – 12:30Lunch
1:00-3:00MAP TESTING [9th,10th, and other identified students]
12:30 – 4:00The following are available to students:
– Office Hours w/Teachers
– Small group (if selected by a Teacher) 
– 1:1 [if the selected by a Teacher]
– Study Skills [Required for select students]

Thursday

09/03

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

Friday

09/04

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

09/05| 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].
09/06| Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


Week of 09/07 – 09/13

  • 9/09
    • MAP Testing
    • Advisory
  • 9/16
    • Monthly Principal’s Coffee
    • MAP Testing
    • Clubs
  • 9/23
    • MAP Testing
    • Advisory

Future Events

  • TBD- Senior Pictures for Class of 2021
    • Lifetouch [new picture vendor] will contact families directly to arrange appointments]

See the information below regarding the importance of communities achieving a “complete count” in the 2020 Census!


Wifi and Internet Resources

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



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

Are you looking for ways to get involved with Drew? The PTA is looking for Fundraising Chair Person(s) and Communications Director to join our team! 

Fundraising Chair Person(s)

The PTA supports things such as Teacher Grants, Teacher Appreciation, Parent-Teacher Coffees, the Drew Opportunity Fund, and other programs to support our teachers and families. In order to support those initiatives, we need to raise money! The Fundraising Chair will be responsible for helping to organize Dine Out Nights, Box Tops, Mabel’s Labels, and Amazon Smile promotions; Drew Car Magnet and Spirit Gear sales and the Silent Auction along with bringing in other potential fundraising ideas. *The time commitment for this role depends on fundraising initiatives taking place, there will times when there is very little work, however, the auction and other initiatives will require several hours a week. 

Communications Director

Coordinate all communications for the PTA including email (MailChimp), Website (Wix.com), Social Media (Facebook), signs, fliers (print & digital), & posters. The Communications Director provides (or enlists/directs others to provide) graphics to use in the promotion of the fundraiser, events & initiatives of the Drew PTA in line with the Drew Charter School brand guidelines. The Communications Director works with the Drew PTA Executive Committee and Committee Chairs to develop strategies to best communicate their respective initiatives and works with them to execute those plans. *The time commitment for this role is approximately 2-3 hours per week on average. 

Thanks to the incredible work by Maggie Stewart as Fundraising Chair and Justin Schaeffer as Communications Director there are a huge set of resources available and a team of PTA board members to help! If you’re interested please email ptadrew@gmail.com. Thanks! 

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students:

Week of August 24th,2020

Shoutout

  • Congrats to Ms. Mills on the birth of her healthy baby girl – Quinn Mills!
  • To all of our Senior Early College students at Georgia Piedmont Tech who just finished their first week of college classes and to the Early College students who begin college classes at Georgia State on Tuesday Aug. 25th.
    • We wish you all the best of luck for a great start and a successful semester!
  • To the 10th grade teachers and students for actively participating in the 10th grade entry event for Epic Elements!
  • To Mrs. Gresham, Mrs. Diaz, Ms. Cain, Ms. Mayes, and Mr. Mayfield for organizing and carrying out the Epic Elements Entry Event!
  • To Mikayla Arnold for always being an agent of her learning in Chemistry!
  • To Ms. Garner for her excitement and eagerness in creating engaging lessons for her students in physics and physical science!
  • To Ms. Williams for going above and beyond her call of duty to assist science and social studies teachers in both academies. She is always willing to drop in and assist when needed!
  • To Asanti Shakir for always being on point in Physical Science!
  • To Gabby Moran for showing persistence to get make-up work done!
  • To Calliope Dechant and Kenyatta Bennet for always being willing participants in class!
  • To Corian Echols for participating in a small group session!
  • To Taylor Jones for being her brothers and sisters keeper in class!
  • To Malik Ingram for his dedication to Forensic Science and Small Group. He is an excellent contributor and brings valuable information and insight to the class live sessions and breakout room discussions! 
  • To the Senior Academy for streamlining the communication in google classroom!
  • To R.Richardson and S.Diaz for assisting J. Bacote back into school from studying abroad!
  • To the Senior Academy for incorporating multiple opportunities for parents to offer feedback and an opportunity to address rising concerns quickly!
  • To Drew Teachers for keeping the students engaged in classwork!

Nutrition

Information

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This application is needed for all families

  • To apply for free or reduced nutrition status click here 
  • If you do not wish to apply for free/reduced or if you believe you do not qualify complete the following steps to opt out.
    •  Click here
    • Fill in Student Information
    • Select the opt-out option
    • Fill in the student information so your family is counted for completing the application

Are you a student or Parent for Class of 2024 [9th Grade]

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Announcements

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

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

  • – Slideshow Presentation Here
  • The next meeting will be 9/16

MAP Testing

During the week of August 31st , we will begin to administer the Fall 2020 MAP® Growth™ assessment from NWEA®.  Each school year, Drew students in grades K-10 have historically taken the test in the fall, winter, and spring. Given the status of the pandemic, we will administer the Fall 2020 MAP Assessment remotely.  We will continue administering this assessment  throughout the month of September until we have assessed every student. Your child’s teacher will inform you of the date of their testing administration at least 48 hours in advance. Please read here for more details.

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

Google Classroom Training for Families

Video: Parent Orientation Presentation- click here 
Slides from Video- Parent Orientation to Google Classroom Presentation- click here

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

This year Drew will use the virtual instructional model to begin the 2020-21 school year during the first quarter of school. It will also serve as the instructional model should school need to close for extended periods of time once the school reopens for face-to-face instruction. Although we are starting virtually, we will remain connected. Students will have access to ongoing and consistent virtual social-emotional learning activities, instructional sessions, clubs, and meaningful school spirit events.  Here is a glimpse at the outline of the student schedule for the start of this school year.

TimeMon/Thurs. (A Day) ; Tues/Fri B Day
9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period
TimeWednesday Schedule (Starting 8/12)
10:00 – 10:45Alternating Clubs/Advisory
11:00 – 12:00Break
12:00 – 12:30Lunch
12:30 – 4:00The following are available to students:
– Office Hours w/Teachers
– Small group (if selected by a Teacher) 
– 1:1 [if the selected by a Teacher]
– Study Skills [Required for select students]

Student Guidelines

  • Students follow their regular schedule
  • 9th-11th Grades
    • Monday/Thursday (A Day) Tuesday/Friday (B Day)
  • 12th Grade
    • All seniors
      • 1st period will follow the A/B day rotation above
      • 2nd-4th period MWF classes will occur on Mon and Fri. 
    • Tuesday and Thursday Schedule
      • Early College Students v
        • Attend Early College courses 2nd – 4th periods 
      • Non-Early College students
        • Follow Drew schedule 2nd – 4th periods

For more details on virtual instruction please click the link below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pwJdZIRB0xg5st9fe-ISu1a1YoXxtuJ2xzZrccBHBCU/edit?usp=sharing

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]

Uniform Needs

  • In the interest of best serving our community, Drew has moved forward with Flynn O’Hara as our new uniform vendor. Thank you to Dr. Allen for all of her work to find a company to best serve our community. Please see the flyer and link below for more information:

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

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

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

Last school year, Drew Charter launched its inaugural annual fund campaign, the Drew Opportunity Fund, in honor of our retiring Head of School Don Doran.  Under Mr. Doran’s leadership Drew students had myriad opportunities to innovate, achieve, travel and compete, all of which help to close the opportunity gap and make Drew an exemplary learning community. 

The 2019-2020 Drew Opportunity Fund was a success! Thanks to the generosity of our school community we were able to raise over $41,000. Over half of the funds were collected since March and were designated to help families weather this challenging time. Now that school is back in session, funds will be used for a variety of evolving needs such as childcare, and mental health services.    Donations are tax-deductible and donors will be listed on the Drew website. Please continue to support the Opportunity Fund–we are making a difference. Make a secure, online donation here.


Calendar


Week of 08/24- 08/30

Monday

08/24

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period
3 – 6pm Nutrition pick up
Parents can secure meals that were ordered ahead of time
The confirmation email from your order will be needed at the time of pickup
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]

Tuesday

08/25

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

Wednesday

08/26

TimeWednesday Schedule
10:00 – 10:45Advisory
11:00 – 12:00Break
12:00 – 12:30Lunch
12:30 – 4:00The following are available to students:
– Office Hours w/Teachers
– Small group (if selected by a Teacher) 
– 1:1 [if the selected by a Teacher]
– Study Skills [Required for select students]

12pm- Monthly Principal’s Coffee [Slideshow Presentation Here]

—-> The next meeting will be 9/16

Zoom Link here

Thursday

08/27

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

Friday

08/28

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

 08/29| Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
08/30| Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


Week of 08/31- 09/06

  • 9/02
    • MAP Testing
    • Clubs
  • 9/09
    • MAP Testing
  • 9/16
    • Monthly Principal’s Coffee
    • MAP Testing
  • 9/23
    • MAP Testing

Future Events

  • TBD- Senior Pictures for Class of 2021
    • Lifetouch [new picture vendor] will contact families directly to arrange appointments]

See the information below regarding the importance of communities achieving a “complete count” in the 2020 Census!


Wifi and Internet Resources

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



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students:

Week of August 17th,2020

Shoutout

  • To the members of the 10th grade team for continuing to be flexible and working hard for students!
  • To Mrs. Stokes, Senora Diaz, and Mrs. Cain for working tirelessly on keeping the sophomore accounts up to date!
  • To La’Quavious Lawson for his hard work and participation in geometry!
  • To Junior Fred Mitchell for being very engaged and making positive contributions to instructional time!
  • To Aryka DeRosa for her hard work and effort in all her classes; all of your teachers see it!
  • To Calvin Revere for contributing positively to class!
  • To Kevious Shockley for the enthusiasm he brings to geometry!
  • To Kayla Bell  for being the voice of reason for her peers!
  • ¡Muchísimas gracias a Morgan Cain, Kahyel Eaton, Erin Howard, Justin Coley, Amira Davis, Jordan Williams-Nance, Kimela Fongeh, Desha Rogers-Givens, Mackenzie Hodo, Bryant Triplett, Kimoni Gray, Asia Shakir, Raven Wilson, Zen Moss, Thai Daniel, Olivia Pearson, Andrew Botchwey, Mahasin Nasir, y Layla Williams por ser buenísimos voluntarios y colaboradores en las clases de Señora Díaz!
  • To Symara Ford and Skila Daniel for their positive attitude and participation in geometry!
  • To Ameer Nuriddin for  always participating in class!

Nutrition

Information

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This application is needed for all families

  • To apply for free or reduced nutrition status click here 
  • If you do not wish to apply for free/reduced or if you believe you do not qualify complete the following steps to opt out.
    •  Click here
    • Fill in Student Information
    • Select the opt-out option
    • Fill in the student information so your family is counted for completing the application

Are you a student or Parent for Class of 2024 [9th Grade]

  • Be sure to subscribe to this blog by clicking here and submitting the email address you’d like for notifications
  • Subscribe to remind

Are you a student or Parent for Class of 2023 [10th Grade]

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  • Subscribe to remind

Are you a student or Parent for Class of 2022 [11th Grade]

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  • Subscribe to remind

Are you a student or Parent for Class of 2021 [12th Grade]

  • Be sure to subscribe to this blog by clicking here and submitting the email address you’d like for notifications
  • Subscribe to remind

Be sure to ALSO join this remind for updates specific to Senior Activities for the Class of 2021

Guardian

Announcements

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

Google Classroom Training for Families

Video: Parent Orientation Presentation- click here 
Slides from Video- Parent Orientation to Google Classroom Presentation- click here

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

This year Drew will use the virtual instructional model to begin the 2020-21 school year during the first quarter of school. It will also serve as the instructional model should school need to close for extended periods of time once the school reopens for face-to-face instruction. Although we are starting virtually, we will remain connected. Students will have access to ongoing and consistent virtual social-emotional learning activities, instructional sessions, clubs, and meaningful school spirit events.  Here is a glimpse at the outline of the student schedule for the start of this school year.

TimeMon/Thurs. (A Day) ; Tues/Fri B Day
9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period
TimeWednesday Schedule (Starting 8/12)
10:00 – 10:45Alternating Clubs/Advisory
11:00 – 12:00Break
12:00 – 12:30Lunch
12:30 – 4:00The following are available to students:
– Office Hours w/Teachers
– Small group (if selected by a Teacher) 
– 1:1 [if the selected by a Teacher]
– Study Skills [Required for select students]

Student Guidelines

  • Students follow their regular schedule
  • 9th-11th Grades
    • Monday/Thursday (A Day) Tuesday/Friday (B Day)
  • 12th Grade
    • All seniors
      • 1st period will follow the A/B day rotation above
      • 2nd-4th period MWF classes will occur on Mon and Fri. 
    • Tuesday and Thursday Schedule
      • Early College Students v
        • Attend Early College courses 2nd – 4th periods 
      • Non-Early College students
        • Follow Drew schedule 2nd – 4th periods

For more details on virtual instruction please click the link below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pwJdZIRB0xg5st9fe-ISu1a1YoXxtuJ2xzZrccBHBCU/edit?usp=sharing

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]

Uniform Needs

  • In the interest of best serving our community, Drew has moved forward with Flynn O’Hara as our new uniform vendor. Thank you to Dr. Allen for all of her work to find a company to best serve our community. Please see the flyer and link below for more information:

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

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

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

Last school year, Drew Charter launched its inaugural annual fund campaign, the Drew Opportunity Fund, in honor of our retiring Head of School Don Doran.  Under Mr. Doran’s leadership Drew students had myriad opportunities to innovate, achieve, travel and compete, all of which help to close the opportunity gap and make Drew an exemplary learning community. 

The 2019-2020 Drew Opportunity Fund was a success! Thanks to the generosity of our school community we were able to raise over $41,000. Over half of the funds were collected since March and were designated to help families weather this challenging time. Now that school is back in session, funds will be used for a variety of evolving needs such as childcare, and mental health services.    Donations are tax-deductible and donors will be listed on the Drew website. Please continue to support the Opportunity Fund–we are making a difference. Make a secure, online donation here.


Calendar


Week of 08/17- 08/23

Monday

08/17

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period
3 – 6pm Nutrition pick up
Parents can secure meals that were ordered ahead of time
The confirmation email from your order will be needed at the time of pickup
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]

Tuesday

08/18

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

Wednesday

08/19

TimeWednesday Schedule
10:00 – 10:45Clubs
11:00 – 12:00Break
12:00 – 12:30Lunch
12:30 – 4:00The following are available to students:
– Office Hours w/Teachers
– Small group (if selected by a Teacher) 
– 1:1 [if the selected by a Teacher]
– Study Skills [Required for select students]
3pm-5pmFinal Opportunity for Families to Pick Up Resource Bag
[Upper Campus]

12pm- Monthly Principal’s Coffee

Zoom Link here

Thursday

08/20

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

Friday

08/21

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

 08/22| Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
08/23| Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


Week of 08/24- 08/30

  • 08/26
    • Advisory

Future Events

  • TBD- Senior Pictures for Class of 2021
    • Lifetouch [new picture vendor] will contact families directly to arrange appointments]

See the information below regarding the importance of communities achieving a “complete count” in the 2020 Census!


Wifi and Internet Resources

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



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students:

Week of August 10th,2020

Senior Academy Virtual Parent Guide

Important notes from Zoom Open House/Meet&Greet [on 07/31/2020]

Shoutouts

  • To Terra Gay who has been selected to serve as the new Director of Culture and Equity of Charles R. Drew Charter School
  • To Hannah Page and Emily Desprez-Isbell for getting the rosters together and uploaded for various Technology Platforms!!!!!
  • To the 9th grade team for their wonderful collaborative effort as a team!
  • To the Freshman class, they are such an awesome bunch!
  • To Ms. Fernadez’s classes for participation and the great level of engagement students have already demonstrated. The high quality students in Drew Charter Senior Academy are a blessing to work with during this exceptional school year!
  • To all Grade Levels for curating engaging and creative videos for the Opening Ceremony!
  • To the students that participated and won prizes from being actively engaged during the Opening Ceremony!
  • To Dr. Allen for planning and facilitating the Opening Ceremony!
  • To Mrs. Davis and Mr. Richardson for all of their work correcting student schedules, supporting students needing additional resources, and connecting with Parents!
  • To the Technology team for consistent support to families and students!
  • Junior Kahyel Eaton for his supportive efforts during resource bag distribution at Drew Charter School!
  • To Senior Andre Thomas for his address to the student body in the Opening Assembly!

Nutrition

Information

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This application is needed for all families

  • To apply for free or reduced nutrition status click here 
    • School Code “0515”
  • If you do not wish to apply for free/reduced or if you believe you do not qualify complete the following steps to opt out.
    •  Click here
      • GA –> Atlanta Public Schools
    • Fill in requested information
    • Select the box that reads “I do not wish to apply for free or reduced-priced meal benefits

Are you a student or Parent for Class of 2024 [9th Grade]

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Are you a student or Parent for Class of 2021 [12th Grade]

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  • Subscribe to remind

Be sure to ALSO join this remind for updates specific to Senior Activities for the Class of 2021

Guardian

Announcements

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

Google Classroom Training for Families- Orientation Presentation, click here 

Click Here for the Google Classroom Presentation for Parents

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

This year Drew will use the virtual instructional model to begin the 2020-21 school year during the first quarter of school. It will also serve as the instructional model should school need to close for extended periods of time once the school reopens for face-to-face instruction. Although we are starting virtually, we will remain connected. Students will have access to ongoing and consistent virtual social-emotional learning activities, instructional sessions, clubs, and meaningful school spirit events.  Here is a glimpse at the outline of the student schedule for the start of this school year.

TimeMon/Thurs. (A Day) ; Tues/Fri (B Day)
9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period
TimeWednesday Schedule (Starting 8/12)
10:00 – 10:45Alternating Clubs/Advisory
11:00 – 12:00Break
12:00 – 12:30Lunch
12:30 – 4:00The following are available to students:
– Office Hours w/Teachers
– Small group (if selected by a Teacher) 
– 1:1 [if the selected by a Teacher]
– Study Skills [Required for select students]

Student Guidelines

  • Students follow their regular schedule
  • 9th-11th Grades
    • Monday/Thursday (A Day) Tuesday/Friday (B Day)
  • 12th Grade
    • All seniors
      • 1st period will follow the A/B day rotation above
      • 2nd-4th period MWF classes will occur on Mon and Fri. 
    • Tuesday and Thursday Schedule
      • Early College Students v
        • Attend Early College courses 2nd – 4th periods 
      • Non-Early College students
        • Follow Drew schedule 2nd – 4th periods

For more details on virtual instruction please click the link below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pwJdZIRB0xg5st9fe-ISu1a1YoXxtuJ2xzZrccBHBCU/edit?usp=sharing

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]

Uniform Needs

  • In the interest of best serving our community, Drew has moved forward with Flynn O’Hara as our new uniform vendor. Thank you to Dr. Allen for all of her work to find a company to best serve our community. Please see the flyer and link below for more information:

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

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

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

Last school year, Drew Charter launched its inaugural annual fund campaign, the Drew Opportunity Fund, in honor of our retiring Head of School Don Doran.  Under Mr. Doran’s leadership Drew students had myriad opportunities to innovate, achieve, travel and compete, all of which help to close the opportunity gap and make Drew an exemplary learning community. 

As this is a new initiative for Drew, please encourage others to participate, feel free to share ideas for support, and join me in making a donation to this year’s campaign if you haven’t already.  The more we raise, the more we can do!


Calendar


Week of 08/10- 08/16

Monday

08/10

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period
3 – 6pm Nutrition pick up
Parents can secure meals that were ordered ahead of time
The confirmation email from your order will be needed at the time of pickup
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]

4:15 – Volleyball Tryouts

Requirement to Try Out

Prior to try-outs please make sure you have an updated physical on Family ID: https://hello.familyid.com/

Tuesday

08/11

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

5:00- Softball Tryouts

Requirement to Try Out

Prior to try-outs please make sure you have an updated physical on Family ID: https://hello.familyid.com/

Wednesday

08/12

TimeWednesday Schedule
10:00 – 10:45Advisory
11:00 – 12:00Break
12:00 – 12:30Lunch
12:30 – 4:00The following are available to students:
– Office Hours w/Teachers
– Small group (if selected by a Teacher) 
– 1:1 [if the selected by a Teacher]
– Study Skills [Required for select students]

Thursday

08/13

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

Friday

08/14

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and/or small groups [for selected students]
12:30-1:00Break/ Lunch
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

 08/15| 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].
08/16| Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


Week of 08/17- 08/23

  • 08/19
    • Clubs

Future Events

  • TBD- Senior Pictures for Class of 2021
    • Lifetouch [new picture vendor] will contact families directly to arrange appointments]

See the information below regarding the importance of communities achieving a “complete count” in the 2020 Census!


Wifi and Internet Resources

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



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students:

Week of August 3rd,2020

Senior Academy Virtual Parent Guide

Important notes from Zoom Open House/Meet&Greet [on 07/31/2020]

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year, 

I hope that you have had an opportunity to enjoy your family, learn new things, and reflect during this summer. I enjoyed seeing so many faces during the Meet and Greets this past Friday. If you missed out any of the sessions, please feel free to visit the links included in this blog. We are extremely proud to be starting this school year with you and your student. As we move forward, I would be remiss to not highlight just a few of our accomplishments closing out the 2019-2020 School Year:

  • Largest graduating class in Drew history!
  • First Male Valedictorian in school history Solomon Adams (also STAR Student)!
  • First Male Salutatorian in school history Gary Sheppard (Also first ever in school history to receive Horatio Alger Scholarship)!
  • Drew (all academies) was awarded the 2020 Charter School of the Year by the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA)!
  • Two-time State Debate Championship team!

Each of these accomplishments, along with so many more, speak to the skills, passion and commitment you bring to our school each day. I look forward to continuing the work with our students and our families for years to come. This year Drew will use the virtual instructional model to begin the 2020-21 school year during the first quarter of school. It will also serve as the instructional model should school need to close for extended periods of time once the school reopens for face-to-face instruction. Although we are starting virtually, we will remain connected. Students will have access to ongoing and consistent virtual social-emotional learning activities, instructional sessions, clubs, and meaningful school spirit events.  Please be sure to look at our calendar for this week as we will engage in learning as well as culture building.

This is going to be an amazing school year for our students and families. We thank you for being a part of the Drew experience as we all play a role in making this a blossoming community. Let’s continue to build the future together.

K. Myers

Additional Shoutouts

  • All staff for actively engaging in all sessions during pre-planning, thinking of innovative ways to engage students, and reassessing their practices to make sure all student needs are met in the virtual setting
  • The facilities and tech teams for assisting with student bags and technology. Because of you our students will be prepared for day 1 of instruction.
  • Mrs. Simmons and Mrs. Schaffer for hosting creative and useful PD sessions
  • Mr. Canney for making sure all staff are well versed in Zoom, Google Classroom, and other instructional technology
  • Dr. Hancock for organizing pre-planning and providing consistent feedback on instructional needs
  • Drew leadership team and staff that organized and assisted with student virtual kit and schedule pickup
  • Hannah Page for gathering of data and consistent communication with families
  • Drew parents and families for consistent feedback and patience during this transition to virtual learning
  • AISs and department heads for leading their teams and making sure they had the information they needed throughout the week
  • Mrs. Mills and Mrs. Griffin for their persistence and communication to ensure that Infinite Campus was up and running.
  • Mrs. Davis, Mr. Richardson, and the rest of the counseling team for their work with scheduling and communicating with families.
  • Shoutout to all the new and transitional teachers who join the Senior Academy this school year:
    • Kristina Garner
    • Ana Fernandez
    • Jovan Davis
    • Amani Abdur-Rahman
    • Nathaniel Spencer
    • Candis Alson-Davis
    • Akua Ducard
    • Ryan Martin 
    • Miriam Denard
    • Tareh McCoy

Nutrition

Information

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This application is needed for all families

  • To apply for free or reduced nutrition status click here 
  • If you do not wish to apply for free/reduced or if you believe you do not qualify complete the following steps to opt out.
    •  Click here
    • Fill in Student Information
    • Select the opt-out option

Important: Preparing for the First Day of School

Please click here for more information regarding the start of school.


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Guardian

Announcements

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

Google Classroom Training for Families: Registration Link, click here 

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

This year Drew will use the virtual instructional model to begin the 2020-21 school year during the first quarter of school. It will also serve as the instructional model should school need to close for extended periods of time once the school reopens for face-to-face instruction. Although we are starting virtually, we will remain connected. Students will have access to ongoing and consistent virtual social-emotional learning activities, instructional sessions, clubs, and meaningful school spirit events.  Here is a glimpse at the outline of the student schedule for the start of this school year.

TimeMon/Thurs. (A Day) ; Tues/Fri B Day
9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and small groups Required 45 small group session each day
12:30-1:00Break
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period
TimeWednesday Schedule (Starting 8/12)
10:00 – 10:45Alternating Clubs/Advisory
11:00 – 12:00PLC/Content Meetings
12:00 – 12:30Lunch
12:30 – 4:00Office Hours  Small group (as needed)  1:1 Open office hours Study Skills (Special Education Department) Planning 

Student Guidelines

  • Students follow their regular schedule
  • 9th-11th Grades
    • Monday/Thursday (A Day) Tuesday/Friday (B Day)
  • 12th Grade
    • All seniors
      • 1st period will follow the A/B day rotation above
      • 2nd-4th period MWF classes will occur on Mon and Fri. 
    • Tuesday and Thursday Schedule
      • Early College Students v
        • Attend Early College courses 2nd – 4th periods 
      • Non-Early College students
        • Follow Drew schedule 2nd – 4th periods

For more details on virtual instruction please click the link below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pwJdZIRB0xg5st9fe-ISu1a1YoXxtuJ2xzZrccBHBCU/edit?usp=sharing

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]

Uniform Needs

  • In the interest of best serving our community, Drew has moved forward with Flynn O’Hara as our new uniform vendor. Thank you to Dr. Allen for all of her work to find a company to best serve our community. Please see the flyer and link below for more information:

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

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

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

Last school year, Drew Charter launched its inaugural annual fund campaign, the Drew Opportunity Fund, in honor of our retiring Head of School Don Doran.  Under Mr. Doran’s leadership Drew students had myriad opportunities to innovate, achieve, travel and compete, all of which help to close the opportunity gap and make Drew an exemplary learning community. 

As this is a new initiative for Drew, please encourage others to participate, feel free to share ideas for support, and join me in making a donation to this year’s campaign if you haven’t already.  The more we raise, the more we can do!


Calendar


Week of 08/03- 08/09

August 3rd, First Day of School

Monday

08/03

  • Start Date for 2021-2022 School Year
    • Check student emails for invites to Google Classrooms if you haven’t already completed this task
9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and small groupsRequired 45 small group session each day
12:30-1:00Break
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period
3 – 6pm Nutrition pick up
Parents can secure meals that were ordered ahead of time
The confirmation email from your order will be needed at the time of pickup
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]

Tuesday

08/04

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and small groupsRequired 45 small group session each day
12:30-1:00Break
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

Wednesday

08/05

9:00 – 10:00Opening Ceremony
10:00 – 11:00Advisory
12:30 – 1:309/11 Community Forum
1:30 – 2:3010/12 Community Forum 

Open Gym Opportunity

You must email Coach Wilder to be on campus, see flyer below

Thursday

08/06

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and small groupsRequired 45 small group session each day
12:30-1:00Break
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

Open Gym Opportunity

You must email Coach Wilder to be on campus, see flyer below

Friday

08/07

9:00-9:501st period
10:00- 10:502nd Period
11:00 – 12:30Break and small groupsRequired 45 small group session each day
12:30-1:00Break
1:00 – 1:503rd period
2:00 – 2:504th period

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

Upcoming Events:


Week of 08/10 – 08/16

  • 08/10
    • 4:15pm – Volleyball Tryouts
  • 08/11
    • 5:00pm – Volleyball Tryouts

Future Events

  • TBD- Senior Pictures for Class of 2021
    • Lifetouch [new picture vendor] will contact families directly to arrange appointments]

See the information below regarding the importance of communities achieving a “complete count” in the 2020 Census!


Wifi and Internet Resources

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



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students:

Week of March 02nd, 2020

Purpose – Drew Charter School serves as a key component of the cradle-to-college pipeline within the holistic East Lake neighborhood revitalization. Appreciating our unique status as a mixed-income school, Drew Charter School’s primary purpose is to provide an excellent education to all children living in the Villages of East Lake so that each student reaches his or her full potential and is launched on a pathway to health, impact and prosperity.

Vision – Drew Charter School students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and passion to create positive change in the world.

Mission – Drew Charter School is an exemplary, innovative education community that empowers all students to achieve their full potential.


Shoutouts!

  • Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Valedictorian Solomon Adams and our Salutatorian Gary Sheppard!!
  • Maddox Gates for being selected as one of four students to represent the state of Georgia at the National Urban Debate League Championship in Dallas, TX in April, 2020!
  • SGA President, Naiya Cunningham for her leadership in orchestrating the SGA sock drive!
  • Ashley Young for spearheading a moving Black History Month program and inaugurating a new tradition at Drew!
  • CCR team and members of the 9th grade team that chaperoned the 9th grade students to Tuskegee and Auburn Universities over a 3 day period!
  • SA ACE members for collaborating with the AIS’s to host follow-up equity discussions
  • Senior Academy Debate Team members Terron Joiner, Marissa Payne Owens, Solomon Adams, Johnathan Bush, Kendall Bush, Kashawn Myers, Justin Yarborough, Peyton Gunner, Maddox Gates, Alvin Wayne Stewart, and Malik Muhammed for receiving 2nd place in this weekend’s student led AUDL competition
  • JV Baseball Team for the 20 – 2 win over Fulton Leadership Academy
  • All of the staff members that participated in the co-teaching sessions with Dr. Marilyn Friend. 
  • Okorie for hosting the Drew Dinner Series: True Justice
  • Ariel McIntyre for implementing purposeful, thoughtful, and engaging stations in her classroom.
  • Heather Stokes for her continuous initiative and feedback with students in the classroom and in the hallway
  • Sarah Diaz for her communication and involvement with students during and after school

Next Blazer Day will be on 03/11/2020

Blazer Days are Required for Special Events & will occur at least once a month**

**Blazer Days are subject to change.**
[They are currently projected to occur every 2nd Wednesday of the month]
Next Blazer Day will be on 03/11/2020

Guardian

Announcements


Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

Last school year, Drew Charter launched its inaugural annual fund campaign, the Drew Opportunity Fund, in honor of our retiring Head of School Don Doran.  Under Mr. Doran’s leadership Drew students had myriad opportunities to innovate, achieve, travel and compete, all of which help to close the opportunity gap and make Drew an exemplary learning community. 

As this is a new initiative for Drew, please encourage others to participate, feel free to share ideas for support, and join me in making a donation to this year’s campaign if you haven’t already.  The more we raise, the more we can do!


Lottery Application Window for **New Students** Open Now Through April 30, 2020

If your student has a sibling who is interested in attending Drew for the 2020-2021 school year, the lottery application for potential new students is available now through April 30, 2020. The online application is also available on Drew’s website. All qualifying applications will be included in the lottery on May 7th. Drew is not participating in Atlanta Public Schools’ pilot “Enroll APS Charter” project for the 2020-2021 school year. All Drew lottery applications must be submitted via Drew’s online process.

  • Please note that the lottery is for potential new students only
    • This includes students currently enrolled in the Cox Pre-K Program at Drew.
  • All current Drew students will have the opportunity to re-enroll in March (more details to come).
  • Additional lottery information can be found at www.drewcharterschool.org/enrollment. Please contact Mary Hartigan at 404-450-0567 or enrollment@drewcharterschool.org with any questions.

**Current Student** Re-enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year

Re-enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is from March 17 to March 27, 2020. All current Drew Charter School students (rising 1st -12th) who are returning for the 2020-2021 school year must complete the re-enrollment process. Please note that students currently attending the Cox Pre-K Program at Drew who are interested in attending Drew for kindergarten do not go through the re-enrollment process; they must submit a lottery application by April 30, 2020.

New this year: In an effort to streamline the process, the primary or enrolling parent/guardian will receive an email with a unique link to their household’s online re-enrollment account. By clicking the link to access your account you will be able to review/verify information for your student/s rather than completing each form from scratch.

There are three parts to re-enrollment:

  1. Online Re-enrollment Form

Instructions for completing the online re-enrollment form along with a unique link will be emailed to the primary/enrolling parent/guardian no later than March 13. Be on the lookout for an email titled “Drew Online Re-enrollment Form”. If you are unable to complete the form ahead of time, computers will be available during in-person re-enrollment.

  • In-person Re-enrollment Period

Next, parents/guardians must come onsite to the Practice Gym at the Junior/Senior Academy located at 300 Eva Davis Way during the dates/times listed below to provide updated proof of residence (and any other applicable) documents in person. The 2020-2021 Re-enrollment Checklist outlines the required proof of residence documents. We will collect residency verification documents on the following dates/times. Parking is available in the athletic parking lot (next to Drew’s soccer field).

WEEK 1

Tuesday, March 172 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 188 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 198 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, March 208 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WEEK 2

Monday, March 237:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. & 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, March 2411 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 257:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. & 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 2611 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, March 277:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. & 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Verification of Documents

Your re-enrollment will not be considered complete until submitted documents have been verified by Drew staff.  Following verification, a letter will be emailed indicating final re-enrollment status.           

All current Drew Charter School students are required to re-enroll during the re-enrollment period in order to return to Drew next year.  If you do not re-enroll your child, your child’s seat for the 2020-2021 school year may be forfeited. We look forward to seeing you during in-person enrollment. In the meantime, please visit the re-enrollment section of our website or contact the Enrollment Team at enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or 404-450-0567 if you have any questions.


Calendar


Week of 03/02/20 – 03/08/20:

Spring Benchmarks
Women’s History Month
03/ 02| Monday | "B" Day
  • Spring Benchmarks
  • 3:00 – Flex Time
    • B week Clubs – 
      • By invitation only: Beta Club, National Honor Society
      • Bee Keeping,  Book Club, Debate, Football,  Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) , Guitar,  Horizons, Mandarin, Peer Leadership, Student Government Association,  UNICEF, Vlogging, & CBC (Chess, board games, and cards)
 03/03| Tuesday | “A” Day
  • 3:00- Flex Time – Extended Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
    • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Practice Gym
    • 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Cafeteria
  • 4:00 JV Golf vs. Atlanta International
  • 5:30 JV Boys Baseball @ Mays
  • 5:30 Varsity Girls Soccer @ Clarkston High School
  • 5:30 Varsity Track @ Grady Stadium
  • 7:30 Varsity Boys Soccer @ Clarkston High School
03/04| Wednesday | “B” Day
  • SAT School Day [ Juniors Only]
  • Spring Benchmarks
  • 9:00 Drew Leadership Team Meeting
  • 3:00- Flex Time: Study Hall, Pathways EL, Community Forum
    • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Cafeteria
    • 11th- Community Forum
    • 12th – Extended Learning or Gym
03/05| Thursday | “A” Day
  • Spring Benchmarks
  • 3:00- Flex Time – ELA, Science, Pathways
    • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Practice Gym
    • 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Cafeteria
  • 4:30 Putnam County Musical [Theater]
03/06| Friday | “B” Day 
  • Spring Benchmarks
  • Dress Down day
    • Students should be dressed in their class colors
      • 9th – Green
      • 10th – White
      • 11th – Gold/Yellow
      • 12th – Black
  • Senior Field Trip – Studio Movie Grill
  • 3:00 Pep Rally
  • 6:30 Putnam County Musical
  • 5:30 Varsity Girls Soccer @ Arabia Mountain High School
  • 7:30 Varsity Boys Soccer @ Arabia Mountain High School
 03/07| Saturday
  • 8:00 Debate State Championship [Rockdale County High School]
  • 9:00 Varsity Track @ Lakewood Stadium
  • 2:00 JV Baseball @ Grady
03/01| Sunday
  • None

Upcoming Events:

Future Events

  • Week of 03/09/20 – 03/15/20 
    • 03/10 
      • Gifted Testing [ends 03/11]
      • 3:00
        •  Community Forum [Freshman]
        • Chemvas Cooks 
  • Wednesday
    • 03/11
      • Gifted Testing [ends 03/11]
      •  BLAZER DAY
      • Advisory
    • 03/12 
      •  Community Forum [Sophomores]
    • 3/13 
      • Access code to Re-enrollment form sent out TODAY
      •  STEAM Workshop Day 
    • 3/14 – DesignORama
  • Week of 03/16/20 – 03/22/20 – College and Career Week [ends 03/20], Re-enrollment [03/17 til 03/27]
    • 03/16 
      • College Fair
    • 03/17 – District Milestone Simulation
    • 03/18 – Community Forum [Seniors]
    • 03/20 – 3:00 – Beta Club Induction
  • Week of 03/23/20 – 03/29/20
    • 03/25- SAT School Day – Make Up Exam
    • 3/26 – 3:45 – 5:45: Farm Stand [EA]

Future Dates
  • 4/3-
    • SGA Day of Play
    •  Senior Walk
  • 4/6 – 4/10 – Spring Break
  • 4/14- Potential STEAM Walkthrough [TBD]
  • 04/18 – Prom
  • 4/24 – Half Day Conferences
    • 8:00-8:45 – 1st Period
    • 8:50-9:35 – 2nd Period
    • 9:40-10:25 – 3rd Period
    • 10:30-11:15 – 4th Period
    • 11:15 – 9/10 Lunch/Student Dismissal
    • 11:30 – 11/12  Lunch/Student Dismissal
  • 04/30- Lottery application for  Kindergarten program due
  • 05/11- College Decision Day
  • 05/16- Graduation
  • 05/21/2020-  Last Day of School

Student Opportunity

  • None at this time

Media Announcement



Arts


  • Thank you for your support on January 22nd, 2020 for the

    Speak What Must Be Spoken Tour!!!

    Traveling art exhibit funded by Emory University

    An amazing honor has been bestowed upon Senior Academy through a traveling art exhibit funded by Emory University.

    Check out the traveling exhibit recently installed at Drew. The exhibit is called Speak What Must Be Spoken.

    • The theme of the exhibit is activism through the lens of art.
    • The message to be received spotlights the importance of speaking truth which can correlate to power. A shared belief is that when injustice exists, it must be called out.
    • The exhibit hopes to empower students to recognize that they have a voice and to learn to use it in a manner that will be effective to bring about positive change.
      • The vision for the exhibit will be for students to learn about African American artists and others who spoke out against injustice in the United States and how that led to progress towards equal rights. 
      • We all know that injustice is alive in the US and the world at large. There is still a long way to go to address issues of racism, sexism, ageism, and poverty. Even though some progress has occurred over the years, concerned citizens must continue to speak up, just as those who came before us have done.
      • Speak What Must Be Spoken  uses materials from the Billops-Hatch: Still Raising Hell exhibit that was installed at Emory.
     The exhibit was sponsored by Emory University's:
    -Graduation Generation in the Center for Civic and Community Engagement, the Rose Library, and Woodruff Library 

Sports

  • Please Note

    Spring Sports Registration is NOW CLOSED!!!

    Please see the list below of active winter sports team(s):

    • Senior Academy E-Sports
    • Senior Academy Golf (Girls & Boys)
    • Senior Academy Track (Girls & Boys)
    • Senior Academy Golf (Girls & Boys)
    • Senior Academy Tennis (Girls & Boys)
    • Senior Academy Soccer (Girls & Boys)
    • Senior Academy Baseball  (Boys)
    • Middle School Track & Field (Girls & Boys)
    • Middle School Golf (Girls & Boys)
    • Middle School Soccer (Girls & Boys)
    • Middle School Baseball ( Boys)

    PLEASE NOTE: The deadline has passed to register your student.

    For any questions or concerns contact: Tracy Edwards,Director of Athletics


Opportunities

Adult Opportunity


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PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!


Procedure Notification!

  • Avoid Charges to Student Accounts.

    Continued Afterschool Protocol [Effective 09/02/19]

    – To see letter click here

    This expectation is fully enforced and can result in the withholding of student records. Please read to be well informed
  • Running Late?

    ATTENTION: JA/SA parents, if students arrive to school at 8am, then they should proceed to the cafeteria to get a late pass up until 8:30.

    After 8:30 students will receive a late pass from the main office secretary- Ms. Edwards.
  • Need to Visit a student/teacher?

    • Parents/Guardians, Atlanta Public Schools has introduced a new way to record movement throughout the school on a daily basis. The new protocol is in effort to enhance Atlanta Public School’s student, staff and campus security. Once the system is installed parents/guardians will need to bring in their state ID, regardless of how long they have been a parent/guardian at Drew, to conduct any school business.
  • Dropping off Food?

    REMINDER: If you bring a meal to the school for your student before your student’s lunch period, then the lunch is required to be placed inside the cafeteria in the designated lunch cubbies.

    Instructional time cannot be interrupted. Moving forward administration will reinforce this policy as noted in the student/parent handbook.

Message from Dean of Students
CONCERNING: Food delivery and Item Drop-off Policy
Hello SA families,

Due to recent safety concerns, we would like to reiterate our policy on food deliveries and item drop offs during the school day.

Students are not permitted to order food to be delivered to the school at any time. This includes but is not limited to pizza, Uber Eats, GrubHub, etc. Any student order that is intercepted by staff will be disposed of immediately and students/parents will not be reimbursed.

Also, any student that is caught in the process of accepting food from a vehicle will be directed to dispose of it immediately.
In the event that a parent/guardian must bring a lunch to the school, please follow these guidelines:
  • Bring the lunch prior to the designated lunch period to the main office to sign in (students will not be called out of class)
    • 9th/10th grade lunch is 11:10-11:40 and 11th/12th grade lunch 12:50-1:25.
    • Meal drop off will not be permitted after the student’s scheduled lunch time.
  • Pack and label lunch in a closed container (sack or lunch box/bag)
  • Bring lunch only for students for which you are a contact
    • Please do not send unauthorized individuals with food for your student. They will not be permitted to drop it off.
  • Lunches must be placed in cubby in cafeteria
  • Parents/guardians are not permitted to meet their student in front of the school to deliver food, but must park, enter the building and sign in
  • Please note that the lunch cubbies are not secure and we are not responsible for any lost items. Students should do their best to bring their lunches to school with them as the lunch cubbies should be used in emergency situations only.
Lastly, students are not permitted to walk out to a car or accept anything from a person outside of the school building during the school day for any reason. Students found doing this will face disciplinary action regardless of the item accepted. All items should be dropped off at the front desk for pick up and food items should be dropped off via the procedure above.

Thank you for following this protocol and working with Drew staff to ensure that our students receive a wonderful education in a safe environment.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Dr. Allen
Senior Academy Dean of Students

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!

Families who still have not received their orders:

Please forward a copy or screenshot of the confirmation information to Kendrick.Myers@drewcharterschool.org and Tameka.Allen@drewcharterschool.org with the students’ name in the subject line.

Note: Students are still expected to be in uniform: Khakis, white button-down and tie are required.

– Khakis and button downs can be purchased outside of the Tommy Hilfiger.
– Ties will be onsite and for sell at the school store tomorrow morning!
  • Parents looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Tommy Hilfiger.

NOTE:
The School Store
Hours are 9:00 – 3:00 pm daily. 
The School Store is located in the Theater Box Office at the Yates/Upper Campus. 

- Stop by and get your Drew gear! 

Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students:

Week of February 24th, 2020

Purpose – Drew Charter School serves as a key component of the cradle-to-college pipeline within the holistic East Lake neighborhood revitalization. Appreciating our unique status as a mixed-income school, Drew Charter School’s primary purpose is to provide an excellent education to all children living in the Villages of East Lake so that each student reaches his or her full potential and is launched on a pathway to health, impact and prosperity.

Vision – Drew Charter School students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and passion to create positive change in the world.

Mission – Drew Charter School is an exemplary, innovative education community that empowers all students to achieve their full potential.


Shoutouts!

  • Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Valedictorian Solomon Adams and our Salutatorian Gary Sheppard!!
  • Ms. Young and YBE for putting on an amazing Black History Program with speaker Mr. Charles Black!
    • Kimela Fongeh, Kahyel Eaton, Evyn Harris, and Adrian Rivera for interviewing Mr. Charles Black!
    • Kamea Alleyne for welcome and introduction during the Black History Program!
  • Shoutout to Ms. Vaughn, Senior Academy Dancers for their performance during the YBE Black History Program!
  • Shoutout to the following students on their spoken word performances during the YBE Black History Program:
    • Reno Teasley
    • Jamie Alexander
    • Jamila El – Amin
    • Malik Mohammed !!
  • The Senior Academy Chorus students and Mr. Derringer for earning all Superiors at LGPE on Friday!
  • Ms. Mayes for an outstanding display of book covers outside of her classroom made by 10th grade literature students who will soon be published authors!
  • Yasmine Briscoe for compassion and creativity. She completed a beautiful project for her Purple Hibiscus collage in Ms. Klein’s Literature class! 
  • Nadea Davis, Jakaylah Roberts, Joss Harris, and Ayvion Jackson also did a great job in Ms. Klein’s class last week! 
  • Thai Daniel, Idia Endagehe, Jillian Loux, and Hunter Smith also produced a very creative project and worked great as a team!
  • Ms. Herman, Ms. Young, Ms. Jaeger, Dr. Allen, and Mr. Martin for chaperoning the Junior College Trip and creating an amazing experience for students.
    • Alumnus Omari Elliot for guiding Juniors on a tour of Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Cedric Taylor for putting in extra effort and doing a great job!
  • Mr. Bennett for always inspiring his peers, students, and athletes to, “Go for broke.”
  • Ms. Schaffer for a wonderful co-taught STEAM/Black History lesson on WWII/D-Day, students learned about the impact and casualties by using an AR Maker, supplied by Instructional Technology Coach Mr. Canney.
    • Instructional Coach Ms. Williams then highlighted the significance of Charles R. Drew’s contributions to science which aided soldiers!
  • Mr. Prince for stepping in and helping the senior team transition their Voices of East Lake project!
  • Black History Month Themed Weeks sponsored by Young Black Excellence (YBE)
    • Week 1:Charles R. Drew 
    • Week 2: Black Lives Matter
    • Week 3: Intergenerational Conversations on Student Activism 
    • Week 4: Black Businesses 

Next Blazer Day will be on 03/11/2020

Blazer Days are Required for Special Events & will occur at least once a month**

**Blazer Days are subject to change.**
[They are currently projected to occur every 2nd Wednesday of the month]
Next Blazer Day will be on 03/11/2020

Guardian

Announcements


Lottery Application Window for New Students Open Now Through April 30, 2020

If your student has a sibling who is interested in attending Drew for the 2020-2021 school year, the lottery application for potential new students is available now through April 30, 2020. The online application is also available on Drew’s website. All qualifying applications will be included in the lottery on May 7th. Drew is not participating in Atlanta Public Schools’ pilot “Enroll APS Charter” project for the 2020-2021 school year. All Drew lottery applications must be submitted via Drew’s online process.

  • Please note that the lottery is for potential new students only
    • This includes students currently enrolled in the Cox Pre-K Program at Drew.
  • All current Drew students will have the opportunity to re-enroll in March (more details to come).
  • Additional lottery information can be found at www.drewcharterschool.org/enrollment. Please contact Mary Hartigan at 404-450-0567 or enrollment@drewcharterschool.org with any questions.

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

Last school year, Drew Charter launched its inaugural annual fund campaign, the Drew Opportunity Fund, in honor of our retiring Head of School Don Doran.  Under Mr. Doran’s leadership Drew students had myriad opportunities to innovate, achieve, travel and compete, all of which help to close the opportunity gap and make Drew an exemplary learning community. 

As this is a new initiative for Drew, please encourage others to participate, feel free to share ideas for support, and join me in making a donation to this year’s campaign if you haven’t already.  The more we raise, the more we can do!


School

Announcements

& Alerts


  • No Announcements to report this week.

Calendar


Week of 02/24/20 – 03/01/20:

Week 4: Black Businesses 

Black History Month!!
Week 1: Charles R. Drew 
 Week 2: Black Lives Matter
Week 3: Intergenerational Conversations on Student Activism 
Week 4: Black Businesses
 02/24| Monday | "A" Day
  • Freshman College Trip
  •  A week Clubs –
    • Please go through the following Info slides during the last 10 minutes of your 4th period class
      • A week Clubs –  Beta, Anime, Business Club, Chess Board Games and Cards, Cooking Club, Debate, Football, GSA, Guitar, HRRB, Mentorship in Medicine, Peer Leadership, Student Government, Yoga, YBE
 02/25| Tuesday | “B” Day
  • Freshman College Trip
  •  3:00- Flex Time – Extended Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
    • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Practice Gym
    • 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Cafeteria
02/26| Wednesday | “A” Day
  • Freshman College Trip
  • 3:00 – Flex Time: Study Hall, Pathways, EL
    • 9th Extended Learning or Cafeteria
    • 11th Extended Learning or Practice Gym
    • Community Forum [Seniors]
    • Black History Month Trivia Game [Sophomores Only]
02/27| Thursday | “B” Day
  • 8:00 – SA Gifted Testing
  • 3:00- Flex Time – ELA, Science, Pathways
    • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Cafeteria
    • 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Practice Gym
  • 3:45 – 5:45: Farm Stand [EA]
02/28| Friday | “A” Day 
  • 1:30 – 2:20 – Flex Time:
 02/29| Saturday
  • None
03/01| Sunday
  • None

Upcoming Events:

Future Events

  • Week of 03/02/20 – 03/08/20 – Spring Benchmarks, Women’s History Month
    • 03/04 – Community Forum [Juniors]
    • 03/06- Studio Movie Grill [Seniors]
  • Week of 03/09/20 – 03/15/20 
    • 03/10 
      • Gifted Testing [ends 03/11]
      • 3:00
        •  Community Forum [Freshman]
        • Chemvas Cooks 
  • Wednesday
    • 03/11
      • Gifted Testing [ends 03/11]
      •  BLAZER DAY
    • 03/12 
      •  Community Forum [Sophomores]
    • 3/13 
      • Access code to Re-enrollment form sent out TODAY
      •  STEAM Workshop Day 
    • 3/14 – DesignORama
  • Week of 03/16/20 – 03/22/20 – College and Career Week [ends 03/20], Re-enrollment [03/17 til 03/27]
    • 03/16 
      • College Fair
    • 03/17 – District Milestone Simulation
    • 03/18 – Community Forum [Seniors]
    • 03/20 – 3:00 – Beta Club Induction

Future Dates
  • 4/3-
    • SGA Day of Play
    •  Senior Walk
  • 4/6 – 4/10 – Spring Break
  • 4/14- Potential STEAM Walkthrough [TBD]
  • 04/18 – Prom
  • 4/24 – Half Day Conferences
    • 8:00-8:45 – 1st Period
    • 8:50-9:35 – 2nd Period
    • 9:40-10:25 – 3rd Period
    • 10:30-11:15 – 4th Period
    • 11:15 – 9/10 Lunch/Student Dismissal
    • 11:30 – 11/12  Lunch/Student Dismissal
  • 04/30- Lottery application for  Kindergarten program due
  • 05/11- College Decision Day
  • 05/16- Graduation
  • 05/21/2020-  Last Day of School

Student Opportunity

Media Announcement



Arts


  • Thank you for your support on January 22nd, 2020 for the

    Speak What Must Be Spoken Tour!!!

    Traveling art exhibit funded by Emory University

    An amazing honor has been bestowed upon Senior Academy through a traveling art exhibit funded by Emory University.

    Check out the traveling exhibit recently installed at Drew. The exhibit is called Speak What Must Be Spoken.

    • The theme of the exhibit is activism through the lens of art.
    • The message to be received spotlights the importance of speaking truth which can correlate to power. A shared belief is that when injustice exists, it must be called out.
    • The exhibit hopes to empower students to recognize that they have a voice and to learn to use it in a manner that will be effective to bring about positive change.
      • The vision for the exhibit will be for students to learn about African American artists and others who spoke out against injustice in the United States and how that led to progress towards equal rights. 
      • We all know that injustice is alive in the US and the world at large. There is still a long way to go to address issues of racism, sexism, ageism, and poverty. Even though some progress has occurred over the years, concerned citizens must continue to speak up, just as those who came before us have done.
      • Speak What Must Be Spoken  uses materials from the Billops-Hatch: Still Raising Hell exhibit that was installed at Emory.
     The exhibit was sponsored by Emory University's:
    -Graduation Generation in the Center for Civic and Community Engagement, the Rose Library, and Woodruff Library 

Sports

  • Please Note

    Spring Sports Registration is NOW CLOSED!!!

    Please see the list below of active winter sports team(s):

    • Senior Academy E-Sports
    • Senior Academy Golf (Girls & Boys)
    • Senior Academy Track (Girls & Boys)
    • Senior Academy Golf (Girls & Boys)
    • Senior Academy Tennis (Girls & Boys)
    • Senior Academy Soccer (Girls & Boys)
    • Senior Academy Baseball  (Boys)
    • Middle School Track & Field (Girls & Boys)
    • Middle School Golf (Girls & Boys)
    • Middle School Soccer (Girls & Boys)
    • Middle School Baseball ( Boys)

    PLEASE NOTE: The deadline has passed to register your student.

    For any questions or concerns contact: Tracy Edwards,Director of Athletics


Opportunities

Adult Opportunity


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PTA UPDATES

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Procedure Notification!

  • Avoid Charges to Student Accounts.

    Continued Afterschool Protocol [Effective 09/02/19]

    – To see letter click here

    This expectation is fully enforced and can result in the withholding of student records. Please read to be well informed
  • Running Late?

    ATTENTION: JA/SA parents, if students arrive to school at 8am, then they should proceed to the cafeteria to get a late pass up until 8:30.

    After 8:30 students will receive a late pass from the main office secretary- Ms. Edwards.
  • Need to Visit a student/teacher?

    • Parents/Guardians, Atlanta Public Schools has introduced a new way to record movement throughout the school on a daily basis. The new protocol is in effort to enhance Atlanta Public School’s student, staff and campus security. Once the system is installed parents/guardians will need to bring in their state ID, regardless of how long they have been a parent/guardian at Drew, to conduct any school business.
  • Dropping off Food?

    REMINDER: If you bring a meal to the school for your student before your student’s lunch period, then the lunch is required to be placed inside the cafeteria in the designated lunch cubbies.

    Instructional time cannot be interrupted. Moving forward administration will reinforce this policy as noted in the student/parent handbook.

Message from Dean of Students
CONCERNING: Food delivery and Item Drop-off Policy
Hello SA families,

Due to recent safety concerns, we would like to reiterate our policy on food deliveries and item drop offs during the school day.

Students are not permitted to order food to be delivered to the school at any time. This includes but is not limited to pizza, Uber Eats, GrubHub, etc. Any student order that is intercepted by staff will be disposed of immediately and students/parents will not be reimbursed.

Also, any student that is caught in the process of accepting food from a vehicle will be directed to dispose of it immediately.
In the event that a parent/guardian must bring a lunch to the school, please follow these guidelines:
  • Bring the lunch prior to the designated lunch period to the main office to sign in (students will not be called out of class)
    • 9th/10th grade lunch is 11:10-11:40 and 11th/12th grade lunch 12:50-1:25.
    • Meal drop off will not be permitted after the student’s scheduled lunch time.
  • Pack and label lunch in a closed container (sack or lunch box/bag)
  • Bring lunch only for students for which you are a contact
    • Please do not send unauthorized individuals with food for your student. They will not be permitted to drop it off.
  • Lunches must be placed in cubby in cafeteria
  • Parents/guardians are not permitted to meet their student in front of the school to deliver food, but must park, enter the building and sign in
  • Please note that the lunch cubbies are not secure and we are not responsible for any lost items. Students should do their best to bring their lunches to school with them as the lunch cubbies should be used in emergency situations only.
Lastly, students are not permitted to walk out to a car or accept anything from a person outside of the school building during the school day for any reason. Students found doing this will face disciplinary action regardless of the item accepted. All items should be dropped off at the front desk for pick up and food items should be dropped off via the procedure above.

Thank you for following this protocol and working with Drew staff to ensure that our students receive a wonderful education in a safe environment.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Dr. Allen
Senior Academy Dean of Students

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!

Families who still have not received their orders:

Please forward a copy or screenshot of the confirmation information to Kendrick.Myers@drewcharterschool.org and Tameka.Allen@drewcharterschool.org with the students’ name in the subject line.

Note: Students are still expected to be in uniform: Khakis, white button-down and tie are required.

– Khakis and button downs can be purchased outside of the Tommy Hilfiger.
– Ties will be onsite and for sell at the school store tomorrow morning!
  • Parents looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Tommy Hilfiger.

NOTE:
The School Store
Hours are 9:00 – 3:00 pm daily. 
The School Store is located in the Theater Box Office at the Yates/Upper Campus. 

- Stop by and get your Drew gear! 

Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students: