Week of November 18th, 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.


A Note About Homecoming 2019
Dear Drew SA Parents and Guardians:
Thank you for all of your support in making Homecoming 2019 a success.  We had a week filled with activities that displayed a strong sense of school pride.  If you attended Friday’s homecoming game, you saw Drew’s team spirit and support on full display.  Unfortunately, following the basketball game, a disturbance and altercation occurred in front of the JA/SA Main Campus building.  The disturbance was started by non-Drew students on campus from another school.  We would like to thank you for your cooperation in working with school staff and officers to ensure that everyone safely returned to their vehicles and left the campus.  Please know that our administrative team is in contact with the school of the students initiating the disturbance, and we are working to appropriately handle all aspects of the situation.  We are committed to doing all we can to ensure the safety of our students and their families. 

Again, thank you for your support during Homecoming at Drew.  We wish for you and your student(s) a productive last week of school before the Thanksgiving break. 

Shoutouts:

  • To Kenaria Benton and Rayven Day for being voted the 2019-2020 Homecoming Queen and King!
  • To the students on the Homecoming Court for their active involvement in the EA pep rally!
  • To all student and staff members that participated in last week’s themes creating memorable moments!
  • To Ms. Simmons, Davis, Wilder, McInyre, Mayes, Duffie and Mr. Powell for all of their hard work during homecoming week and all planning to coordinate Homecoming Week!
  • To Ms. McKenize for stepping in to help Mrs. Simmons with last minute homecoming duties.
  • To Ms. Allen, Might, and Ms. Cox for coming in on Saturday morning to help decorate for the dance!
  • To Officer Shannon and Officer Bridwell for their additional support this past weekend and week for our Drew Activities!
  • To Senior Academy students, Mr. Baker, Ms. Schaffer, Ms. Allen, Ms. Mayes, and Mr. Kurt, for staying late to decorate the PBL labs with their respective game themes!
  • To Ms. Whittington for curating student projects and art work throughout the Senior Academy and hallways of the first floor! – Our students are TALENTED!

Calendar: 

Week of 11/18 – 11/24

 11/18| Monday | “A” Day
  •  Flex Time- A week Clubs
    • Beta, Anime, Business Club, Chess Board Games and Cards, Debate, Football, GSA, Guitar, HRRB, Mentorship in Medicine, Peer Leadership, Student Government, Yoga, YBE
 11/19 | Tuesday | “B” Day 
  •  3:00- Flex Time – Extended Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
    • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Main Gym
    • 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Cafeteria
  •  5:30 SA Varsity Basketball vs. Alcovy [Main Gym]
    • Golf Team Ring Ceremony (Halftime)
 11/20 | Wednesday | “A” Day
  • 2nd STEAM Walkthrough GADOE
  • 3:00 – Flex Time: Study Hall, Pathways, EL
    • Senior Community Forum
    • 10th/11th Extended Learning or Main Gym
    • 9th Extended Learning or Cafeteria
 11/21 | Thursday | “B” Day
  • 8:00 – SA Science Fair
  • 8:15 – SA Parent Gathering (Principal’s Coffee) [Eva Davis Board Room]
  • 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]
  11/22| Friday |  “A” Day

Dress Down day
  • 1:30 – 2:20 Flex Time
  • 5:30 SA Varsity Basketball @ Cherokee Bluff (Boys Only)
 11/23| Saturday 
  • N/A
 11/24| Sunday
  • N/A

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 11/25 – 12/01 
    • Thanksgiving Break
  • Week of 12/02-12/08
    • 12/02/19
      • A Week Clubs
    • 12/05/19
      • Prospective Parent Night
    • 12/06/19
      • GSU Early College Info Session
  • Week of 12/09 – 12/15
    • 12/09/12
      • GSU Classes End
    • 12/14/19
      • SA Basketball v. Grady [Main Gym]
  • Week of 12/16-12/22
    • 12/19/19
      • Half Day
    • 12/20/19
      • Half Day
  • Future Events
    • 02/28- 2:30 – Spring Pep Rally [GYM]
    • 05/16- Graduation

  • Gifted Eligibility Interest

    Any Senior Academy parent who would like to request gifted eligibility testing for their child may fill out a Gifted Parent consent form at the front desk and return it to Ms. McKenzie by December 6, 2019.


Cultural Exchange Opportunity

Greetings Drew Families,

I am pleased to invite you to participate in this year’s Cultural Exchange to Colombia, South America during the first two weeks of June 2020, for students/parents, grades 6through 12. Parents and students are invited to participate. Attached are three options/proposals. If you are interested in participating, please join us for an organizational meeting Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 6pm in the main lobby on the wooden steps. We will vote on the package that is most desirable for the group.

  • Please feel free to email Reginald Colbert [Reginald.colbert@drewcharterschool.org] if you have questions before the December 3rd meeting.
  • Click here to view travel details and options for securing space if interested in this opportunity.

Presentations for Student and Guardian Reference

Senior Night Presentation – If you were unable to attend or if you would like to review the information covered at the Senior Parent Night, refer to this link for the full presentation.

Junior Grade Level & College Counseling Night Presentation –  If you were unable to attend or if you would like to review the information covered at the Senior Parent Night, refer to this link for the full presentation.



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!


Procedure Notification!

Continued Afterschool Protocol [Effective 09/02/19]

– To see letter click here


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.
  • 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.

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

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! 

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

  • 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…:

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 November 11th, 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.


Shoutouts:

  • To the Boys cross country team; they placed 6th overall at the state meet and Jayden Causey placed 4th overall.
  • To the boys basketball team managers Le’Qual Anthony, Jala Staples, Sarai Biggers, and Jada Roseberry for being selected managers for the boys basketball team and to the girls basketball team managers Jordan McCrary, Mylan Lowe, and Adreanna Harvey who were selected as managers for the girls team.
  • To Nya Foster, Ariel Adams, LeQual Anthony, Alanna Tookes, Jordan Leake, Brianna Griggs, TJ Robinson, and India Ingram for presenting “Visual Thinking Strategies and Arts” to 3rd grade students at the EA!
  • Dr. D wants to acknowledge the excellent work shown this past week by Takiya Terry, Ben Harper, Tobias Bryles, Bryant Triplett, Shelby Ross, Jayda Howard, Caleb Heath, Amon Aldred, Josiah Smith, Jayden Vickers, Sydni Hayes, Matthew Abram, Destiny Williams, Calvin Revere, Samuel Chaney, and Cedric Taylor in Spanish.  Brava/bravo!
  • To Kentrell Rollie, Kameron Cook, Amira Davis, Deanna Baker, and Tyra Jones for exhibiting kindness to a Drew staff member during a challenging day!
  • To Ms. Mayes and the Homecoming Committee for an excellent coronation program!
  • To the Sophomores for their excellent behavior and engagement while on their field trip to Medieval Times on Friday!
  • To Ms. McIntyre for organizing the Student vs. Faculty basketball game for the Homecoming kickoff activity!
  • To Ms. Duffie and the SGA for organizing the dress down days and Beat Shazam for Homecoming this week!
  • To Ms. Cain for organizing the field trip to Medieval Times for the sophomores!
  • To the 10th grade team(special shout out to Ms. Skokes and Ms. Hecht) for helping to organize the sophomore breakfast activity on Friday!
  • To Joshua Clemons, Nathaniel Dobson, Alvin-Wayne Stewart, and Bryce Zelazoski for being selected to attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Anaheim, CA as student representatives!

Calendar: 

Week of 11/04-11/10

HOMECOMING WEEK “LET THE GAMES BEGIN”
12th- Clue
11th- Candy Land
10th- Monopoly
9th- Operation
 11/11 | Monday | “B” Day MATCHING MONDAY 
  •  9:00 Royal Breakfast  [Wahoo Grill]
    • Homecoming Court
  • 3:00 Homecoming Activity [Beat Shazam- Theater]
 11/12 | Tuesday | “A” Day MEME TUESDAY
  • 3:00- Flex Time – Extended Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
    • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Practice Gym
    • 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Cafeteria
    • Select students may work on PBL lab themes
 11/13 | Wednesday | “B” Day WAY BACK WEDNESDAY
  • 3:00- Field Day [Main Gym]
 11/14 | Thursday | “A” Day
TMZ THURSDAY (CELEBRITY/CHARACTER DAY)
  • 3:00- Flex Time – Senior Academy Tailgate [Duty Roster]
    • 09th /10th – Athletic Field
    • 11th/12th- Athletic Field
    • Select students may work on PBL lab themes
  • 4pm – 5pm Tailgate (Athletic Parking Lot and Field)
    • Food Vendors will be in attendance  
    • Open to Drew Students, Families and Staff
 11/15 | Friday |  “B” Day 
SPIRIT DAY (12TH - BLACK, 11TH GOLD, 10TH WHITE, 9TH GREEN)
  • Dress Down day
  • 3:00 Homecoming Pep Rally [GYM]
  • 6:00 Varsity Basketball vs. McNair/Griffin
 11/16| Saturday 
  • 10:00 JV Boys @ B.E.S.T
  • 7:30 – 11:30 Homecoming Dance – “Just Dance – Sneaker Ball”
 11/17| Sunday
  • N/A

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 11/18 – 11/24
    • 11/18
      • Drew Board Meeting
    • 11/21
      • Expanded Cabinet Meeting
      • SA Science Fair
      • SA Parent Gathering
  • Week of 11/25 – 12/01 
    • Thanksgiving Break\
  • Week of 12/02-12/08
    • 12/02/19
      • A Week Clubs
      • Staff Meeting
    • 12/05/19
      • Prospective Parent Night
    • 12/06/19
      • GSU Early College Info Session
  • Week of 12/09 – 12/15
    • 12/09/12
      • GSU Classes End
    • 12/14/19
      • SA Basketball v. Grady [Main Gym]
  • Week of 12/16-12/22
    • 12/19/19
      • Half Day
    • 12/20/19
      • Half Day
  • Future Events
    • 02/28- 2:30 – Spring Pep Rally [GYM]
    • 05/16- Graduation

Upcoming Auditions for Spring Musical


Presentations for Student and Guardian Reference

Senior Night Presentation – If you were unable to attend or if you would like to review the information covered at the Senior Parent Night, refer to this link for the full presentation.

Junior Grade Level & College Counseling Night Presentation –  If you were unable to attend or if you would like to review the information covered at the Senior Parent Night, refer to this link for the full presentation.



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!



Procedure Notification!

Continued Afterschool Protocol [Effective 09/02/19]

– To see letter click here


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.
  • 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.

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

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! 

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

  • 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…:

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 November 04th, 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.


Shoutouts:

  • To Mr. Garrett who officially joins the Senior Academy as a 9th grade Special Education Teacher. 
  • To  harpist Jabari Freeman for performing at the Georgia State Capitol as a tribute to Ms. Hairston at the Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities!
  • To Ms. Hecht’s Writers Workshop class on their first edition of ‘The Drewspaper!’
  • To the 9th grade team for their collaborative project and the visual display of ‘Our future is TOMORROW’!
  • To Ms. Stinson and Ms. Cox for creatively using half day conferences to complete a Junior Workshop for Early College applications!
  • To Mr. Baker for leading the Junior Team to develop a plan to support students’ mental health!
  • To Ms. Isbell, Mr. White, and the Senior team for planning the Senior Breakfast!
  • To Mr. Parker for taking Senior Superlative photos!
  • To our 10th grade PBL Lab Tutor Mr. Allen for covering classes whenever needed!
  • To Ms. Might who returned from Maternity Leave this week!
  • To all the staff members and students Payton Gunner, Alexis Gaines, Solomon Adams, and Ms. Cox for helping host the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation tour!
  • To Mr. Harris who took a group of students on a 4 day trip with Outward Bound!

Calendar: 

Week of 11/04-11/10

  11/04  | Monday |   “A” Day 
  • 3:00-Flex Time: A week Clubs
    • Club schedules are locked; students should report to designated location, clubs can no longer be adjusted.
      • Beta, Anime, Business Club, Chess Board Games and Cards, Debate, Football, GSA, Guitar, HRRB, Mentorship in Medicine, Peer Leadership, Student Government, Yoga, YBE
 11/05 | Tuesday |   “B” Day 
  •  3:00- Flex Time – Extended Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
    • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Practice Gym
    • 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Cafeteria
    • Community Forum – Sophomores [Theater]
  • 5:00- Edgewood Dine-out! [See Details Below]
 11/06 | Wednesday | “A” Day 
  • Blazer Day
  • 1:30 – 2:20 Flex Time
    • 2:20 11th and 12th grade Advisory dismissed to theater
    • 2:25 9th and 10th grade Advisory dismissed to theater
  • 2:30 – 4:00 Coronation [Theater]
 11/07 | Thursday |  “B” Day 
  • 3:00- Flex Time – ELA, Science, Pathways
    • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Cafeteria
    • 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Practice Gym
    • Community Forum – Juniors [Theater]
 11/08 | Friday | “A” Day 
  • 9:30 – 1:00 Sophomore Field Trip to Medieval Times
  • 3:00 Faculty v. Student Basketball Game 
 11/09 | Saturday 
  • Debate Tournament [Decatur High School]
  • 10:00 JV Basketball vs. Washington
 11/10 | Sunday
  • N/A

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 11/11 – 11/17
  • Homecoming Week – “Let the Games Begin”
    • 11/11 – Meme Monday
      • 9:00 Royal Breakfast (Homecoming Court)
      • 3:00 Homecoming Activity [Beat Shazam- Theater]
    • 11/12 – Twin Tuesday
    • 11/13 – Way Back Wednesday (Decades Edition)
      • 3:00 Field Day for Homecoming (Main Gym)
      • 4:00- AUDITIONS FOR DREW’S SPRING MUSICAL
    • 11/14 – TMZ Day (Celebrity/Character Day)
      • 4pm – 5pm Tailgate (Athletic Parking Lot and Field)
        • Vendors 
        • Drew Families and Staff
      • 4:00- AUDITIONS FOR DREW’S SPRING MUSICAL
    • 11/15 – Spirit Day
      • Grade Level Colors
        • 12th – Black
        • 11th – Gold
        • 10th – White
        • 9th – Green
      • 3:00 Homecoming Pep Rally [GYM]
      • 4:00- AUDITIONS FOR DREW’S SPRING MUSICAL
      • 6:00 Varsity Basketball vs. McNair/Griffin
    • 11/16 
      • 7:30 – 11:30 Homecoming Dance –
        • “Just Dance – Sneaker Ball”
  • Week of 11/18 – 11/24
    • 11/18
      • Drew Board Meeting
    • 11/21
      • Expanded Cabinet Meeting
      • SA Science Fair
      • SA Parent Gathering
  • Week of 11/25 – 12/01 
    • Thanksgiving Break
  • Future Events
    • 02/28- 2:30 – Spring Pep Rally [GYM]
    • 05/16- Graduation

HOMECOMING WEEK [11/11-11/17]

Upcoming Auditions for Spring Musical


Presentations for Student and Guardian Reference

Senior Night Presentation – If you were unable to attend or if you would like to review the information covered at the Senior Parent Night, refer to this link for the full presentation.

Junior Grade Level & College Counseling Night Presentation –  If you were unable to attend or if you would like to review the information covered at the Senior Parent Night, refer to this link for the full presentation.



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!


Edgewood Dine-out! – Dine-out at Willy’s and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Drew Charter School PTA!

Tuesday, Nov 5th [5-8pm]
Willy’s Mexican Grill in the Edgewood Retail District!

Procedure Notification!

Continued Afterschool Protocol [Effective 09/02/19]

– To see letter click here


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.
  • 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.

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

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! 

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

  • 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…:

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 October 21st, 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.


Procedure Notification!

Continued Afterschool Protocol [Effective 09/02/19]

– To see letter click here

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.
  • 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.

Shoutouts:

  • To the Volleyball team and Ms. Wilder for traveling to Savannah this past weekend to play in the State Playoffs! 
  • To the Debate Team for being awarded 1st place in this weekend’s AUDL tournament!
  • To Ms. Ray who officially joins the Senior Academy this week!
  • To Mr. Baker and Mr. Canney for leading a brilliant and inspirational seminar last week on creativity!
  • To Nakeera Stewart Featured in Hers Magazine October Issue (Online) modeling a jewelry designers art!
  • To Justin Roberts for offering feedback on the blog post!
  • To Adrian Banks, Marquesion Tribble, Christian Dowdy, Khalil Bray and Keeley Shepherd for doing so well with their reading parts in ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ in Advanced Composition!
  • To Ms. Fulton for finding ways to connect with students; she’s assisted with SGA and supports 11th grade students in station activities!
  • To Mr. K.Allen for building relationships with students and not being discouraged by challenges!
  • To Mr. Prince for inviting Atlanta City Council Representative, Natalyn Archibong to speak with 11th graders about social justice issues!
  • To Ms. Bryant for her consistent support of STEAM working with Senior Academy administration and the STEAM cohort!
  • To Mr. Slaughter who has been instrumental in the collaboration with Emory to begin placing art installations from the Billops-Hatch exhibition throughout the building!

Calendar: 

Week of 10/21-10/27

10/21-10/29 [Fall Benchmarks]
 10/21| Monday |   “A” Day 
  • 3:00-Flex Time: A week Clubs
    • Club schedules are locked; students should report to designated location, clubs can no longer be adjusted.
10/22| Tuesday |   “B” Day 
  • 10/21-10/29 [Fall Benchmarks] 
  •  3:00- Flex Time – Extended Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
    • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Practice Gym
    • 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Cafeteria
    • Community Forum [Freshman]
    • Gifted Seminar [11th Grade]-MAC Lab
  •  6:00 – Early College Parent Night [11th Grade PBL]
10/23| Wednesday | “A” Day 
  • 10/21-10/29 [Fall Benchmarks] 
  • Walk and Bike to School
  • PSAT 8th/9th Grade
    • 11th and 12th Grade report to 1st lunch
    • 9th and 10th Grade report to 2nd lunch
  • 3:00 – Flex Time: Study Hall, Pathways, EL
    • 10th/12th Extended Learning or Practice Gym
    • 9th/11th Extended Learning or Cafeteria
10/24| Thursday |  “B” Day 
  • 10/21-10/29 [Fall Benchmarks] 
  • SA Cross Country- Area Meet [Darlington HS, Rome, GA]
  • 3:00- Flex Time – ELA, Science, Pathways
    • UPDATED as of 10.24.19
    • 09th/11th grade – EL or Practice Gym
    • 10th/12th grade – EL or Cafeteria
    • DISREGARD –> 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Cafeteria
    • DISREGARD –> 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Practice Gym
10/25| Friday | “A” Day 
  • 10/21-10/29 [Fall Benchmarks]
  • STEAM Career Day [BLAZER DAY]
    • 8:00 – Students report to Advisory (take attendance)
      • 8:10 11th/12th grade escorted to Theater 
      • 8:15 9th/10th grade escorted to Theater
    • 8:20 – 9:20 STEAM performance
      • 9:30 (transition to session 1)
    • 9:30 First session begins (transition at 9:55)
    • 10:00 Second session begins (transition at 10:25)
    • 10:30 Third session begins (remain until 11:05 transition)
    • 11:05 9th/10th grade transition to lunch –11th/12th transition to 3rd period
    • 11:10 – 1:25 3rd period
  • 1:30 – 2:20
    • Flex Time
  • 2:25 – 3:55
    • 4th Period
10/26| Saturday 
  • N/A
10/27| Sunday
  • N/A

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 10/27 – 11/2
    • 10/28
      • B Week Clubs
    • 10/30
      • Community Forum [Seniors]
      • Advisory 
    • 11/01
      • Half Day Conferences
      • 8:00 – 12:30: MOCK ACT
      • 8:00 – Senior Breakfast [TBD]
      • Empowerment Conference [Theater]
    • 11/02
      • Empowerment Conference
  • Week of 11/3 – 11/9
    • 11/4
      • A Week Clubs
    • 11/05
      • Community Forum – Sophomores [Theater] 
    • 11/07
      • Community Forum – Juniors [Theater]
    • 11/08
      • Faculty v. Student Basketball Game
  • Future Events
    • 11/15- 2:30 -SA Homecoming Pep Rally [GYM]
    • 11/21 – SA Science Fair
    • 02/28- 2:30 – Spring Pep Rally [GYM]
    • 05/16- Graduation

Upcoming Auditions for Spring Musical


Presentations for Student and Guardian Reference

Senior Night Presentation – If you were unable to attend or if you would like to review the information covered at the Senior Parent Night, refer to this link for the full presentation.

Junior Grade Level & College Counseling Night Presentation –  If you were unable to attend or if you would like to review the information covered at the Senior Parent Night, refer to this link for the full presentation.



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!



Edgewood Dine-out! – Dine-out at Willy’s and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Drew Charter School PTA!

Tuesday, Nov 5th [5-8pm]
Willy’s Mexican Grill in the Edgewood Retail District!


School Procedure Reminders

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

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! 

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

  • 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…:

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 October 14th, 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.


Procedure Notification!

Continued Afterschool Protocol [Effective 09/02/19]

– To see letter click here

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.
  • 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.

Shoutouts:

  • To the Cross Country team for qualifying in the regional meet!
    • 28 students from the team will be competing on 10/24!
  • To Tyra Wise, Toren Mosley, Terron Joiner, Sarai Dobbs, Jaquez Moore, Lilly Nunnally, Alana Cason, Jayla Staples, and Malik Ingram for leading a Professional Development for teachers on teacher work day!
  • To students Tyra Jones, Destiny Terry, Myah Crowell, and others who have stayed after and offered their extra time into help clean the art room!
  • To the Sopmore clsss, CCR team, Mr. Harris, and Dr. Allen for a successful overnight sophomore trip to visit schools in South Georgia and Florida
  • To Ms. Simmons for being an advocate for students and staff!
  • To Ms. Klein for utilizing the 9th grade PBL Lab for students to actively engage in learning and display their projects!
  • To Ms. Hood for finding creative ways to actively engage students in Forensic Science content!

Calendar: 

Week of Week of 10/14-10/20

 10/14| Monday |  NO SCHOOL
10/15| Tuesday | “A” Day 
  • 11:00 -1:00 Purpose Built Communities Tour
  • 3:00- Flex Time – Extended Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
    • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Main Gym
    • 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Cafeteria
10/16| Wednesday | “B” Day
  • 8:00 – 10th/11th PSAT testing 
    • 9th and 12th grade 1st lunch
    • 10th and 11th grade 2nd lunch
  • 3:00 – Flex Time: Study Hall, Pathways, EL
    • 10th/12th Extended Learning or Main Gym
    • 9th/11th Extended Learning or Cafeteria
10/17| Thursday
  • Blazer Day
  • 8:00- Makeup Picture Day
  • 3:00- Flex Time – ELA, Science, Pathways
    • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Cafeteria
    • 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Practice Gym
  • 5:30- Annual Title I Informational Meeting
10/18| Friday |  
  • 1:30 – 2:20 Flex Time
  • 3:30 – Dismiss Volleyball players to compete in State playoffs
10/12| Saturday 
  • N/A
10/13| Sunday
  • N/A

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 10/20 -10/26
    • 10/21 – 10/29
      • Fall Benchmarks
    • 10/22
      • Community Forum [Freshman]
    • 10/23
      • PSAT 8th/9th Grade
    • 10/25
      • STEAM Career Day
  • Week of 10/27 – 11/2
    • 10/30
      • Community Forum [Seniors]
      • Advisory 
    • 11/01
      • Half Day Conferences
      • 8:00 – Senior Breakfast [TBD]
    • 11/02
      • Empowerment Conference
    • Week of 11/3 – 11/9
    • 11/4
      • Staff Meeting
    • 11/8
      • Faculty v. Student Basketball Game
  • 11/15- 2:30 -SA Homecoming Pep Rally [GYM]
  • 11/21 – SA Science Fair
  • 02/28- 2:30 – Spring Pep Rally [GYM]
  • 05/16- Graduation

ATTN: Current or Future Athletes

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians: Winter Sports Registration is NOW OPEN!!!

If your student is interested in participating in winter sports at Drew, online registration, through a new system known as FamilyID, is required to try-out for and/or to play on the following winter sports team(s):

  • Senior Academy E-Sports
  • Senior Academy Dance Team
  • Varsity Girls Basketball
  • Varsity Boys Basketball
  • JV Boys Basketball
  • Middle School Boys Basketball
  • Middle School Girls Basketball

Online registration through FamilyID is open now through Friday, October 18th. (Please note, if you completed registration for Fall Sports, your information have been saved in your FamilyID account and will auto-populated when you register for Winter Sports.

To complete the online registration process, you will need the following:

  • A copy of your student’s current sports physical that was completed by a medical professional. 

Note:  You will need to upload the completed sports physical form during the registration process.  Instructions for how to upload the form will be provided when you register. (If you do not have a current Sports Physical, please obtain one from a medical professional prior to registering.  The sports physical is valid for one year.)

  • Doctor’s Information (name, address, phone number)
  • Health Insurance information
  • Emergency Contact Information

For step-by-step instructions and to complete the registration process, click the link HERE.

Thank you.  Please be sure to register your student by the Friday, October 18th deadline. 


Presentations for Student and Guardian Reference

Senior Night Presentation – If you were unable to attend or if you would like to review the information covered at the Senior Parent Night, refer to this link for the full presentation.

Junior Grade Level & College Counseling Night Presentation –  If you were unable to attend or if you would like to review the information covered at the Senior Parent Night, refer to this link for the full presentation.



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Reflections Art Competition

For information or to order, visit our PTA website now through August 28

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 10/18
MORE INFORMATION & ENTRY FORM

National PTA’s Reflections program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life. Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is Look Within. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

Last year Drew Charter sent 12 students from all 3 Academies on to the State-wide competition in Literature, Photography, & Visual Arts!! 


Edgewood Dine-out! – Dine-out at Willy’s and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Drew Charter School PTA!

Tuesday, Nov 5th [5-8pm]
Willy’s Mexican Grill in the Edgewood Retail District!


School Procedure Reminders

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

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! 

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

  • 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…:

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 October 07th, 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.


Procedure Notification!

Continued Afterschool Protocol [Effective 09/02/19]

– To see letter click here

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.
  • 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.

Announcements

  • To the Varsity Volleyball team for making school history by advancing to the Area Finals and the 1st round of The State Tournament!
  • To Mr. Garrett for joining the Senior Academy as the 9th grade special education teacher!
  • To Mr. Baker for assisting students and facilitating a thoughtful grand gesture to Ms. Willaims on her last day at Drew!
  • To Iyana Haynes, senior and amazing softball pitcher, and her dad, softball coach, who have completed an amazing run here at Drew.
  • To Mr. Davis’ Spanish 2B, 3A, and 3B classes for their enthusiasm and intelligence!  The students are masters of Kahoots and Quizlets and they have presented professionally,which is a testament to the respect held towards the core values of Drew!
  • To Sydney Berenson for her Leadership at Drew; your help in Ms. Whittington’s class was greatly appreciated!
  • To the CCR Team for hosting many Parent Nights, College Nights, Case Studies and making sure information reaches families!
  • To Mr. Parker for collaborating with science classes and hosting a photography workshop!
  • To Mr. Martin and Copp for making an extra effort to assist students in the learning lab!
  • To Drew Staff who went out to Clayton County Performing Arts Center to support the production “Black Matter” which featured several of our students! 

Calendar: 

Week of Week of 10/07 -10/13

 10/07| Monday |  “B” Day  
  • 3:00- Flex Time: B week Clubs
    • Club schedules are locked; students should report to designated location, clubs can no longer be adjusted.
10/08| 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
  • 5:30 p.m. Achieve Atlanta Author Series with Author Paul Tough-All invited! 
10/09| Wednesday | “B” Day
  • 9:30 – Atlanta Braves Tour of East Lake and Drew
  • 3:00- Flex Time: Study Hall, Pathways EL, Community Forum
    • 3:00 – 3:05 Students in grades 9-11 will report to Advisory to pick up report cards. 12th grade will report straight to the theater and receive reports.
      • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Cafeteria
      • 11th- Extended Learning or Practice Gym
      • Senior Community Forum [Theater]
  • 5:00- SA Cross Country [Grant Park]
  • Sophomore College Tour-10/09-10/10

SA Cross Country

10/10| Thursday
  • NO SCHOOL [Fall Break]
  • Scholastic Book Fair [From 10/10 until 10/18]
  • Sophomore College Tour-10/09-10/10
10/11| Friday |  
  • NO SCHOOL [Fall Break]
  • Scholastic Book Fair [From 10/10 until 10/18]
10/12| Saturday 
  • N/A
10/13| Sunday
  • N/A

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 10/14 – 10/19
    • 10/14
      • Fall Break – NO SCHOOL
    • 10/15
      • Purpose Built Community Tours
    • 10/16
      • PSAT for Juniors/Sophomores
    • 10/17
      • BLAZER DAY
      • Make Up Picture Day
      • PTA Meeting, Annual Title I Informational
  • Week of 10/20 -10/26
    • 10/22
      • Community Forum [Freshman]
    • 10/23
      • PSAT 8th/9th Grade
    • 10/25
      • STEAM Career Day
  • 11/15- 2:30 -SA Homecoming Pep Rally [GYM]
  • 11/21 – SA Science Fair
  • 02/28- 2:30 – Spring Pep Rally [GYM]
  • 05/16- Graduation

ATTN: Current or Future Athletes

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians: Winter Sports Registration is NOW OPEN!!!

If your student is interested in participating in winter sports at Drew, online registration, through a new system known as FamilyID, is required to try-out for and/or to play on the following winter sports team(s):

  • Senior Academy E-Sports
  • Senior Academy Dance Team
  • Varsity Girls Basketball
  • Varsity Boys Basketball
  • JV Boys Basketball
  • Middle School Boys Basketball
  • Middle School Girls Basketball

Online registration through FamilyID is open now through Friday, October 18th. (Please note, if you completed registration for Fall Sports, your information have been saved in your FamilyID account and will auto-populated when you register for Winter Sports.

To complete the online registration process, you will need the following:

  • A copy of your student’s current sports physical that was completed by a medical professional. 

Note:  You will need to upload the completed sports physical form during the registration process.  Instructions for how to upload the form will be provided when you register. (If you do not have a current Sports Physical, please obtain one from a medical professional prior to registering.  The sports physical is valid for one year.)

  • Doctor’s Information (name, address, phone number)
  • Health Insurance information
  • Emergency Contact Information

For step-by-step instructions and to complete the registration process, click the link HERE.

Thank you.  Please be sure to register your student by the Friday, October 18th deadline. 

Presentations for Student and Guardian Reference

Senior Night Presentation – If you were unable to attend or if you would like to review the information covered at the Senior Parent Night, refer to this link for the full presentation.

Junior Grade Level & College Counseling Night Presentation –  If you were unable to attend or if you would like to review the information covered at the Senior Parent Night, refer to this link for the full presentation.

New Opportunity for Male Students

[Deadline EXTENDED]

The Grove CDC, Inc. and The Truth Tellers, Inc. are excited to present the East Lake Male Youth Initiative (EMYI) here at The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church. This initiative is a 9-month leadership immersion program, designed for African-American males ages 10 – 16 who reside in DeKalb County (and neighboring zip codes). We are recruiting 25 young men who will be paired with a mentor as well as a village of supporters and leaders, to help mold them into the leaders they are destined to be!

Registration for this inaugural class has been extended . Those not selected for the inaugural program will have the opportunity to be in the pool for the next class of scholars.

The registration packet is attached here for your review. Again, this program is completely FREE; however, parents/guardians must commit to the Retreat and 2nd Saturday monthly sessions.

Submit form ASAP

PHYSICAL cOPIEs ARE AVAILABLE OUTSIDE
OF THE PRINCIPALS OFFICE ON THE 2ND FLOOR.

For more information about this program, please contact the Youth Pastor, Rev. DeMarcus Preyer, at dpreyer@greaterpineygrove.org or to the Outreach Pastor, Rev. Chianti Harris, at charris@greaterpineygrove.org.

PreSeason Basketball Workout Opportunity




PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Reflections Art Competition

For information or to order, visit our PTA website now through August 28

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 10/18
MORE INFORMATION & ENTRY FORM

National PTA’s Reflections program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life. Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is Look Within. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

Last year Drew Charter sent 12 students from all 3 Academies on to the State-wide competition in Literature, Photography, & Visual Arts!! 



School Procedure Reminders

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

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! 

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

  • 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…:

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:

Optional Survey

Survey to determine eligibility for financial assistance

Drew Parents/Guardians:

In order to ensure an equitable experience for all of our students and families, Drew seeks to provide financial assistance and access to free/reduced-price programs, services, and/or goods to students who qualify as economically disadvantaged. Please complete this brief, optional survey by Tuesday, October 15, to inform us if your student may be eligible for assistance when available. If we do not receive a response from your family, we will assume that your student/s do not currently meet any of the eligibility criteria. Any information provided will be protected as confidential pursuant to state and federal law and will be used only as you consent to within the survey.

Note: If you have more than one child at Drew and you choose to complete this survey, you only need to complete one per family.