Week of August 19th 2019

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.


Announcements

  • PLEASE READ- PARKING PASS REQUIRED FOR JA/SA CAMPUS 8/21 – 8/23

Save the Dates

  • August 19th – Blazer Ceremony
  • August 30th – Half-day (Conferences)**
    • Grade Level Counselors will reach out to targeted families for appointments.
    • Parents without appointments are encouraged to attend the grade level information session for updates and crucial information. Typically from 1:00 pm- 1:30 pm; be on the lookout for more details as the date gets closer.
      • NOTE: If you wish to have a meeting, it will be scheduled after this date. To schedule the meeting send an email to the grade level counselor requesting for the meeting. Address the subject line as “Request for Parent Conference
  • September 12th – Picture Day
  • Graduation: TBD

Calendar of Events

Week of 08/19 – 08/23

  • 08/19 | Monday | “B” Day
    • BLAZER DAY
    • 3:00 – Blazer Ceremony
    • 4:15 – No Meeting 
    • 5:30 – Peach State Tour [Drew Auditorium]
    • 5:30 – JV Volleyball v. N. Atlanta
  • 08/20 | Tuesday | “A” Day
    • Tuesday/Thursday classes begin for seniors
    • 3:00- Flex Time – Extended Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
    • 5:00 – Volleyball @ Cross Keys
    • 5:30 – Softball @ Maynard
  • 08/21 | Wednesday | “B” Day
    • 7:00 – 9:30 PGA Tour Championship Breakfast [Practice Gym] Parking will be affected (please see above correspondence)
    • 3:00 – Flex Time: Study Hall, Pathways, EL
    • 5:30 – Volleyball @ Therrell
    • 5:30 – Softball @ Miller Grove
  • 08/22 | Thursday | “A” Day
    • Tour Championship Opening Ceremony
    • 5th Annual Arts Night
    • 3:00- Flex Time – ELA, Science, Pathways
  • 08/23 | Friday | “B” Day
    • Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Course
    • 1:30 – 2:20 Flex Time: Advisory 
    • 5:30 – Softball @ Maynard
  • 08/24 | Saturday
    • Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Course
  • 08/25 | Sunday
    • Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Course

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 8/26 – 09/01
    • 08/30
      • Half-day (Conferences)
  • Week of 09/02 – 09/06
    • 09/02
      • Holiday – No School
  • Week of 09/09 – 09/13
    • Blazer/Picture Day

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  • Parents are encouraged to join this platform, to receive updates for your student:
  • Students are encouraged to join this platform, to receive updates for daily announcements within the Senior Academy [flex time updates/ A and B day rotation, etc…:

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.
    • Parents be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • Ordering Instructions for Tommy Hilfiger
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.
      • 9th Grade ONLY: Students are expected to bring their blazers on the first day of school, July 31st.
        • Students should bring their blazers to school inside of a plastic bag with their names on the outside of the bag.
        • It will also be helpful to write the students name on a sheet of paper to include inside the bag.
  • The BLAZER will be required for the Blazer Day Ceremony [DATE: 8/19/19].
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.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY as of 08.06.19

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

  • Drew Opportunity Fund – In recognition of Mr. Don Doran, Head of School, and his decade of leadership we are delighted to announce the launch of the Drew Opportunity Fund. Join us in thanking Mr. Doran for his years of service by making a donation in his honor today! Learn more

Update for Students:

A Message from the Head of School

Drew Parents/Guardians:

In an effort to keep everyone informed, I wanted to share the following summary with you regarding what occurred at Drew today. 

Earlier today, Drew Charter School received a communication that prompted the school to administer its safety protocol. 

As a result, the school was on heightened alert and entered a soft, and later a hard lockdown. 

During this process, the school’s school resource officers and local police initiated an investigation.  Following the investigation, school operations returned to normal.  All precautions were taken to ensure the safety of our students and staff.  At no time were students and staff considered to be in imminent danger. 

Please know that Drew Charter School continues to keep the safety and security of its students and staff top priority.

Peter McKnight

Head of School