FAREWELL SUMMER, HELLO FALL!

It’s a Meet & Greet!

Drew Board of Directors Meet & Greet and Meeting

Dear Drew Parents and Guardians:

The Drew Board of Directors invites you to join them at a Meet and Greet on Monday, September 26, at 8:30 am, in the Drew Center for the Arts (Yates Campus). Board Chair Shannon Longino and members of the Board are pleased to provide a chance for Drew’s parents and guardians to meet and visit with those representing the school, especially with the new board officers and board members. This is an opportunity to put names with faces and see the work that supports our students and families of Drew Charter School.

Immediately following the Meet and Greet, the Drew Board of Directors Meeting will be held at 9:00 am in the Drew Center for the Arts. 

Parking for both events will be available in the lot near the Second Avenue entrance, and guests should follow the sidewalk that wraps behind the main building to access the Center for the Arts.

We hope you can join us!

Morning Drop-Off /Afternoon Pick-Up:

Please exercise cause to help keep everyone safe during morning drop-offs and afternoon pick-ups.

  • Please obey crossing guards and school police officers directing traffic
  • Please stop behind the crosswalk, leaving plenty of room for pedestrians to cross
  • Decrease your speed
  • Avoid passing other vehicles that are stopped for pedestrians
  • Remain focused on the road and avoid distracted driving
  • Check side mirrors and blind spots before making a right-hand turn
  • Allow bicyclists to pass you before turning left at an intersection
  • Leave at least 3 feet of distance between your vehicle and the bicycle when passing
  • Exercise caution and drive slowly near bicyclists, particularly children
  • Look in your side mirrors before opening your car door

Here’s how it will work:

The month of September will be broken into “attendance weeks,” starting with September 6th. Teachers, students, and parents who follow Drew’s School Attendance/Tardy Policies will qualify for a raffle ticket each week. Drawings will take place each Monday for prizes. Teachers who take attendance according to school policy, students who have complied with attendance policies, and parents/guardians who get their children to school daily and on time will be eligible for prizes! Prizes include gas cards, gift cards, grocery gift cards, movie tickets, etc.  Please note following the attendance policy means you are complying with the procedure, even if that means staying home when you are sick, quarantining when required, or having an excused absence/tardy. Those who make it through all four weeks will be eligible for a special social at the end of the month. You won’t want to miss it! 


ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH

Dear Drew Parents and Families,

The Eagle’s Nest

Highlights and Upcoming Events:

  • National Literacy Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Author Visit: Lamar Giles (Order Form)
  • Book Buddies Video
  • Accelerated Reader/MyON Digital Books
  • ACT and SAT Testing Dates
  • YA books by Hispanic authors
  • Clever
  • Scholastic Book Fair Flyer  Save the Date:  October 3-7, 2022 and much more…  
  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept 15-October 15, 2022
  • EL Novels for Grades 6-8th
  • Galileo -Tutorial for searching  ProQuest
  • Photos from JA Book Check out Days
  • Guest Author Lamar Giles -September 22, 2022 (Virtual visit for SA)  
  • Author visit with Lamar Giles: “The Getaway”
  • HRRB Team for Junior Academy
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Galileo- Password: Capture
  • Attendance Month Flyer (see at top of BLOG)
  • Drew Eagle Book Club: Book of the Month
Greetings everyone,
 
Young Adult author Lamar Giles is coming to share his latest novel, “The Getaway”.
Students that wish to purchase a copy of the book may complete the order form and return it to the Media Center before September 21st. NO CHECKS
 
Order Form:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l3M4mBnjaxOcvFGpr2oMlMg5qKq5UxmydZRu7PmpjxI/edit  
 
Audience:  
Tickets will be given for attendance to the students listed in your classroom.
Teachers, please add student names on the google sheet link below.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1P9q0Mwl0oqT63bHBM1H8DvNYCE1zDvQp3hF2aVlw_to/edit?usp=sharing
 
Drew Eagle Book Club Members will work as hosts for this events. Please respond if you have any question regarding this event.
 

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

COVID Policy Safety and Testing Updates:

Based on the current CDC guidance regarding local COVID-19 Community Levels, we will lift our mask requirement for visitors and staff. This change is based on the most current CDC guidance and information regarding transmission levels for Dekalb and Fulton counties, which can be viewed here.  Since both Fulton and DeKalb counties are at a medium Community Level, masks are strongly recommended but not required for students, staff, and families on Drew’s campus.

As we continue to interact in ways that feel more like our pre-pandemic environment, it’s important to remember that we all have different perspectives about relaxing our mitigation practices. Please respect and support one another as we move forward.

Thank you for continuing to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Take care, and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.

[Click Here to Opt in for FREE COVID Testing]

If your student has been testing with Viral Solutions over the past few weeks, they are already in the system and there is no need for them to opt-in again. Stay safe!

COVID TESTING SCHEDULE

  • Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm (EA Parent Pick-up lanes)

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew.

Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

For details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here

Please note: Returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above if using external testing site.


PTA Announcements

Did you know it only costs $10 to become a PTA member and support our school?

Your member dues help us provide more programs and fun activities for Drew teachers, families, and students.  We’re looking forward to hosting more in-person events this year, so every contribution makes a difference. 

Please join/renew today! 

The support and assistance of a room parent is invaluable!

Become a liaison who can provide extra support to our fantastic teachers. As a PTA representative, you’ll communicate teacher grants and classroom wish-list opportunities, as well as upcoming PTA community events.    

https://www.drewcharterschoolpta.com/room-parent-info

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Uso Sayers at usoAsayers@gmail.com.

G C S A

The Georgia Charter School Association (GCSA) is looking for parents interested in becoming Charter School Champions. Learn more about their program here.


Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

ADL Training and Registration

In partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Drew is excited to offer our parents A World of Difference anti-bias training.  As a leading provider of anti-bias education, ADL’s A World of Difference series provides both onsite and online anti-bias training.  

ADL’s anti-bias training and materials are designed to:

·         Promote respectful, inclusive, and safe learning environments and communities

·         Build an understanding of the value and benefits of diversity 

·         Improve intergroup relations

·         Eradicate antisemitism, racism, and all forms of bigotry

·         Encourage personal responsibility in the promotion of justice and equity

We will kick off our first in-person training on September 20th, 5:30-7:30 PM, in the Yates Theater (Upper Campus).  Due to the number of ADL trainers, space is limited to 30 parents.  We will also offer a virtual option on October 26th, 5:30 – 8:00 pm.  Please use the QR code to complete the registration form.


DREW COMMUNITY PICNIC

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The PTA is looking for volunteers to help plan a Drew community event on October 22nd. It would require 1-2 hours of work per week, with most hands on deck the day of event. Please email ptadrew@gmail.com.

SEEING WHITENESS FOR ANTI-RACIST ACTION

Training Opportunity Alert!

While you’re registering your kids for fall activities, consider signing yourself up for Drew’s fall cohort of Seeing Whiteness for Anti-Racist Action

Seeing Whiteness helps white people notice and explore our personal racial journeys while recognizing how racism is socialized within our communities. This six-session program (1.5 hours/week via Zoom) offers a learning circle experience that creates space for self-focus, reflection, and action practices to build skills and stamina on one’s anti-racist journey. 

Seeing Whiteness for Anti-Racist Action will be starting for Drew’s parents in September and is available on a sliding scale. Fill out the interest form here

R E M I N D


Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS for the School Year

CLICK HERE

YOU DESERVE IT!

  • Every Senior Academy teacher that continues to exude a positive attitude and build relationships with students highlighting our ups and navigating solutions in challenging situations!
  • The Drew Ambassadors and Peer Mentors for representing the Senior Academy at the HJ Russell Future Fest!
  • Emily Cusick and Charisse Richardson for facilitating the leadership field trip!
  • Mrs. B for being available and supportive in the coordination of several off campus events!
  • Mr. McCall for implementing small groups during Study Skills!
  • Mrs. Stokes and Mr. Mayfield, for great collaboration during station teaching – both teachers implemented an exemplar lesson providing opportunities for all students to actively engage in the lesson!
  • Ms. McIntyre for the stellar work she does to support students!
  • Ms. Gresham for her calming and caring professionalism!
  • Ms. Jess/JB and Ms. Jessica for the positive influence they have already had in Senior Academy!
  • Ms. Fernandez for her dedicated work not only as a member as SA but also to assist with the instruction of JA students this year!
  • Mr. Lonnie for effectively dealing with carpool always being so cheerful and acknowledging us all each day!
  • Dr. Pinder, Dr. Harris, & Ms. Hudson for a great Dreamers & Achievers Kick Off Event!
  • Ms. Richardson for donating uniforms to the senior academy!

Principal Coffee for 2022

New Dates

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here:

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

Book Buddies Sessions

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

Click the link above to see important dates and events for this week!

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 09/19/22 – 09/23/22

To Wear or Not To Wear? (use link to uniform policy below)

Senior Academy Uniform Policy


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

Click here to learn more about IEP and 504:
MTSS/504 Chronicles Vol 1, Issue 5

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

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

MONDAY’s SCHEDULE

09/19/2022

9th/10th Grade11th/12th Grade
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20 (ADVISORY)FLEX- 1:30-2:20 (ADVISORY)
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 

TUESDAY’s SCHEDULE

09/20/22

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade11th/12th Grade
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
POWER 45 – 1:30-2:20POWER 45 – 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

WEDNESDAY’s SCHEDULE

09/21/2022

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade11th/12th Grade
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
POWER 45 – 1:30-2:20POWER 45 – 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

THURSDAY’s SCHEDULE

09/22/2022

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade 11th/12th Grade
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
POWER 45 – 1:30-2:20POWER 45 – 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

FRIDAY’s SCHEDULE

C DAY

09/23/2022


Uniform Attire: All students should wear their khaki button downs, black polo or white button and their tie. 
9TH/10TH GRADE11TH/12TH GRADE
1A – 8:00 – 8:45 1A – 8:00 – 8:45
2A – 8:50 – 9:30 2A – 8:50 – 9:30
3A – 9:35 – 10:20 3A – 9:35 – 10:20
4A – 10:25 – 11:05L U N C H (10:25 – 11:05)
L U N C H (11:10 – 11:45) 4A – 11:10 – 11:45
1B – 11:50 – 12:351B – 11:50 – 12:35
2B – 12:40 – 1:252B – 12:40 – 1:25
C L U B S (1:30 – 2:15)C L U B S (1:30 – 2:15)
3B – 2:20 – 3:053B – 2:20 – 3:05
4B – 3:10 – 3:55 4B – 3:10 – 3:55
EVENTSTIME OF EVENT & LOCATION
SA Volleyball: 
Tuesday, 9/20/2022 – DREW vs. South Atlanta HS
Thursday, 9/22/2022 – DREW vs. Washington HS
6:30 PM
SOUTH ATLANTA

5:30 PM
WASHINGTON
SA Cross Country Meet: 
Saturday, 9/24/2022 – APS vs ATC (Wingfoot Classic)
 
8:00 AM
Sam Smith Park, Cartersville, GA 

S T A Y U P D A T E D

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates



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S T E A M C E R T I F I E D, E A G L E P R I D E !

STEAM CERTIFICATION ANNOUNCEMENT

On September 7th,  our Senior Academy was awarded the honorary STEAM Certification banner by State School Superintendent Richard Woods. Drew’s Senior Academy is now the first high school in the state to be officially certified as a STEAM School by the Georgia Department of Education. This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Drew’s Senior Academy received the “whole school” designation, which certifies that the entire student population is engaged in STEAM learning and confirms Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative equity-focused education. We are now STEAM certified from K-12!

Morning Drop-Off /Afternoon Pick-Up:

Please exercise cause to help keep everyone safe during morning drop-offs and afternoon pick-ups.

  • Please obey crossing guards and school police officers directing traffic
  • Please stop behind the crosswalk, leaving plenty of room for pedestrians to cross
  • Decrease your speed
  • Avoid passing other vehicles that are stopped for pedestrians
  • Remain focused on the road and avoid distracted driving
  • Check side mirrors and blind spots before making a right-hand turn
  • Allow bicyclists to pass you before turning left at an intersection
  • Leave at least 3 feet of distance between your vehicle and the bicycle when passing
  • Exercise caution and drive slowly near bicyclists, particularly children
  • Look in your side mirrors before opening your car door

Here’s how it will work:

The month of September will be broken into “attendance weeks,” starting with September 6th. Teachers, students, and parents who follow Drew’s School Attendance/Tardy Policies will qualify for a raffle ticket each week. Drawings will take place each Monday for prizes. Teachers who take attendance according to school policy, students who have complied with attendance policies, and parents/guardians who get their children to school daily and on time will be eligible for prizes! Prizes include gas cards, gift cards, grocery gift cards, movie tickets, etc.  Please note following the attendance policy means you are complying with the procedure, even if that means staying home when you are sick, quarantining when required, or having an excused absence/tardy. Those who make it through all four weeks will be eligible for a special social at the end of the month. You won’t want to miss it! 


ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH

Dear Drew Parents and Families,

The Eagle’s Nest

Highlights and Upcoming Events:

  • National Literacy Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Author Visit: Lamar Giles (Order Form)
  • Book Buddies September 13th 1:20-2:20 PM
  • Galileo
  • Accelerated Reader/MyON Digital Books
  • ACT and SAT Testing Dates
  • YA books by Hispanic authors
  • Scholastic Book Fair  flyer  Save the Date:  October 3-7, 2022 and much more…  
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Sept 15-October 15, 2022
  • EL Novels for Grades 6-8th
  • Galileo -Tutorial for searching  ProQuest
  • Photos from JA Book Check out Days
  • Guest Author Lamar Giles -September 22, 2022 (Virtual visit for SA)  
  • Dreamers and Achievers Application
  • 10th Grade Novels on display in Media Center
  • Scholastic Book Fair- October 3-7, 2022  
  • Author visit with Lamar Giles: “The Getaway”
  • HRRB Team for Junior Academy
  • Cleve
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Scholastic Book Fair October 3-7, 2022
  • Galileo- Password Capture
  • Attendance Month flyer (see at top of BLOG)
  • Drew Eagle Book Club: Book of the Month

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

COVID Policy Safety and Testing Updates:

Based on the current CDC guidance regarding local COVID-19 Community Levels, we will lift our mask requirement for visitors and staff. This change is based on the most current CDC guidance and information regarding transmission levels for Dekalb and Fulton counties, which can be viewed here.  Since both Fulton and DeKalb counties are at a medium Community Level, masks are strongly recommended but not required for students, staff, and families on Drew’s campus.

As we continue to interact in ways that feel more like our pre-pandemic environment, it’s important to remember that we all have different perspectives about relaxing our mitigation practices. Please respect and support one another as we move forward.

Thank you for continuing to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Take care, and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.

[Click Here to Opt in for FREE COVID Testing]

If your student has been testing with Viral Solutions over the past few weeks, they are already in the system and there is no need for them to opt-in again. Stay safe!

COVID TESTING SCHEDULE

  • Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm (EA Parent Pick-up lanes)

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew.

Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

For details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here

Please note: Returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above if using external testing site.


PTA Announcements

Drew PTA is thrilled to be a 2022 grant recipient of the Kirkwood Wine Stroll and Kirkwood Business Owners’ Association!

Please come out to sample wine, local food & music – and most importantly, to support the community that supports Drew!

Get tickets here

Did you know it only costs $10 to become a PTA member and support our school?

Your member dues help us provide more programs and fun activities for Drew teachers, families, and students.  We’re looking forward to hosting more in-person events this year, so every contribution makes a difference. 

Please join/renew today! 

The support and assistance of a room parent is invaluable!

Become a liaison who can provide extra support to our fantastic teachers. As a PTA representative, you’ll communicate teacher grants and classroom wish-list opportunities, as well as upcoming PTA community events.    

https://www.drewcharterschoolpta.com/room-parent-info

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Uso Sayers at usosayers@gmail.com.

PTA EAGLE NATION


PARENT EQUITY COMMITTEE

Drew Families, the Parent Equity Committee (PEC) members, would like to invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 14th @6pm for dinner and orientation. Come learn more about the work of the PEC and consider joining us as a member.  

We will be able to offer childcare for families, but we ask that you please use the QR Code to register for the event so that we can best account for attendance and childcare needs.  The orientation will be held in Yates Cafeteria on the JA/SA campus.


DREW COMMUNITY PICNIC

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The PTA is looking for volunteers to help plan a Drew community event on October 22nd. It would require 1-2 hours of work per week, with most hands on deck the day of event. Please email ptadrew@gmail.com.

SEEING WHITENESS FOR ANTI-RACIST ACTION

Training Opportunity Alert!

While you’re registering your kids for fall activities, consider signing yourself up for Drew’s fall cohort of Seeing Whiteness for Anti-Racist Action

Seeing Whiteness helps white people notice and explore our personal racial journeys while recognizing how racism is socialized within our communities. This six-session program (1.5 hours/week via Zoom) offers a learning circle experience that creates space for self-focus, reflection, and action practices to build skills and stamina on one’s anti-racist journey. 

Seeing Whiteness for Anti-Racist Action will be starting for Drew’s parents in September and is available on a sliding scale. Fill out the interest form here

R E M I N D


Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS for the School Year

CLICK HERE

YOU DESERVE IT!

  • Mrs. Klein and Mrs. Simmons for their equity work this summer with the iChangeCollaborative project and for their presentation on Radical Rubric Review last week to the cohort!
  • Ms. Seegars for her engaging Algebra tutorials during Power 45!
  • Ms. Lowe for always exuding positive energy and a smile to staff and students!
  • Ms. Garner for curating and sharing her weekly newsletter with parents to update them on all of the fun and learning happening in Physical Science and Physics. See links here and here!
  • Courtney Bryant for all of her effort, facilitation, and input to ensure that each Academy received STEAM certification!
  • Kimela Fongeh and Christian Aycock for presenting their portfolios during this week’s presentations!
  • All the engineering students, performing arts students, and instructors for thier participation in this week’s ceremony!
  • Gavin Chapman, Benjamin Harper, Sage Harrison, Imari Ricks, Melvin (Sancho) Hodges, William Causey, Sidney Gaines, and Brooklyn Caruth for representing their class!
  • Mr. McKnight, Dr. Kuhlman, Chairwoman Longino, East Lake Foundation, Superintendent Herring and everyone that continously supports Drew and our commitment to students!
  • Superintendent Woods and his office for their support and presentation!
  • Senior Academy teachers and staff for their continuous effort and feedback to ensure to students and families have what they need!
  • The girls volleyball team on their continued success and efforts!
  • Coach St. Clair for his commitment and accomplishments with Drew as well as his new endeavors as a college basketball coach!
  • Mr. Bennett for being announced Head Basketball coach for our Varsity boys!

Principal Coffee for 2022

New Dates

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here:

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

Click the link above to see important dates and events for this week!

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 09/12/22 – 09/16/22

To Wear or Not To Wear? (use link to uniform policy below)

Senior Academy Uniform Policy


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

Click here to learn more about IEP and 504:
MTSS/504 Chronicles Vol 1, Issue 5

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

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

MONDAY’s SCHEDULE

09/12/2022

9th/10th Grade11th/12th Grade
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20 (ADVISORY)FLEX- 1:30-2:20 (ADVISORY)
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 

TUESDAY’s SCHEDULE

09/13/22

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade11th/12th Grade
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
POWER 45 – 1:30-2:20POWER 45 – 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

WEDNESDAY’s SCHEDULE

09/14/2022

Uniform Attire: 90’S DRESS DOWN FROM A DIFFERENT WORLD

9th/10th Grade11th/12th Grade
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
POWER 45 – 1:30-2:20POWER 45 – 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

THURSDAY’s SCHEDULE

09/15/2022

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade 11th/12th Grade
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
POWER 45 – 1:30-2:20POWER 45 – 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

FRIDAY’s SCHEDULE

C DAY

09/16/2022


Uniform Attire: HBCU College Shirt & Jeans DRESS DOWN
9TH/10TH GRADE11TH/12TH GRADE
1A – 8:00 – 8:45 1A – 8:00 – 8:45
2A – 8:50 – 9:30 2A – 8:50 – 9:30
3A – 9:35 – 10:20 3A – 9:35 – 10:20
4A – 10:25 – 11:05L U N C H (10:25 – 11:05)
L U N C H (11:10 – 11:45) 4A – 11:10 – 11:45
1B – 11:50 – 12:351B – 11:50 – 12:35
2B – 12:40 – 1:252B – 12:40 – 1:25
C L U B S (1:30 – 2:15)C L U B S (1:30 – 2:15)
3B – 2:20 – 3:053B – 2:20 – 3:05
4B – 3:10 – 3:55 4B – 3:10 – 3:55
EVENTSTIME OF EVENT
SA Volleyball:
Tuesday, 9/13/2022 – Elite Scholars/McNair HS
(SENIOR NIGHT)
5:30 PM
DREW
SA Cross Country Meet: 
Saturday, 9/17/2022 – Cobb County Championship
7:45 AM
ALLATOONA CREEK PARK

S T A Y U P D A T E D

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FALL BREAK

RESTED & READY TO WORK!

Morning Drop-Off /Afternoon Pick-Up:

Please exercise cause to help keep everyone safe during morning drop-offs and afternoon pick-ups.

  • Please obey crossing guards and school police officers directing traffic
  • Please stop behind the crosswalk, leaving plenty of room for pedestrians to cross
  • Decrease your speed
  • Avoid passing other vehicles that are stopped for pedestrians
  • Remain focused on the road and avoid distracted driving
  • Check side mirrors and blind spots before making a right-hand turn
  • Allow bicyclists to pass you before turning left at an intersection
  • Leave at least 3 feet of distance between your vehicle and the bicycle when passing
  • Exercise caution and drive slowly near bicyclists, particularly children
  • Look in your side mirrors before opening your car door

Here’s how it will work:

The month of September will be broken into “attendance weeks,” starting with September 6th. Teachers, students, and parents who follow Drew’s School Attendance/Tardy Policies will qualify for a raffle ticket each week. Drawings will take place each Monday for prizes. Teachers who take attendance according to school policy, students who have complied with attendance policies, and parents/guardians who get their children to school daily and on time will be eligible for prizes! Prizes include gas cards, gift cards, grocery gift cards, movie tickets, etc.  Please note following the attendance policy means you are complying with the procedure, even if that means staying home when you are sick, quarantining when required, or having an excused absence/tardy. Those who make it through all four weeks will be eligible for a special social at the end of the month. You won’t want to miss it! 


ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH

Dear Drew Parents and Families,

The Eagle’s Nest

Highlights and Upcoming Events:

  • National Literacy Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Sept 15-October 15, 2022
  • EL Novels for Grades 6-8th
  • Galileo -Tutorial for searching  ProQuest
  • Photos from JA Book Check out Days
  • Guest Author Lamar Giles -September 22, 2022 (Virtual visit for SA)  
  • Dreamers and Achievers Application
  • 10th Grade Novels on display in Media Center
  • Scholastic Book Fair- October 3-7, 2022  
  • Author visit with Lamar Giles: “The Getaway”
  • HRRB Team for Junior Academy
  • Cleve
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Scholastic Book Fair October 3-7, 2022
  • Galileo- Password Capture
  • Attendance Month flyer (see at top of BLOG)
  • Drew Eagle Book Club: Book of the Month

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

COVID Policy Safety and Testing Updates:

Based on the current CDC guidance regarding local COVID-19 Community Levels, we will continue our mask requirement for staff and visitors.  Students are also strongly encouraged to wear masks since we are still in a high community transmission area.  This requirement is based on the most current CDC guidance and information regarding transmission levels for Dekalb and Fulton counties, which can be viewed here.

[Click Here to Opt in for FREE COVID Testing]

If your student has been testing with Viral Solutions over the past few weeks, they are already in the system and there is no need for them to opt-in again. Stay safe!

COVID TESTING SCHEDULE

  • Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm (EA Parent Pick-up lanes)

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew.

Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

For details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here

Please note: Returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above if using external testing site.


PTA Announcements

Did you know it only costs $10 to become a PTA member and support our school?

Your member dues help us provide more programs and fun activities for Drew teachers, families, and students.  We’re looking forward to hosting more in-person events this year, so every contribution makes a difference. 

Please join/renew today! 

The support and assistance of a room parent is invaluable!

Become a liaison who can provide extra support to our fantastic teachers. As a PTA representative, you’ll communicate teacher grants and classroom wish-list opportunities, as well as upcoming PTA community events.    

https://www.drewcharterschoolpta.com/room-parent-info

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Uso Sayers at usosayers@gmail.com.

PTA EAGLE NATION



DREW COMMUNITY PICNIC

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The PTA is looking for volunteers to help plan a Drew community event on October 22nd. It would require 1-2 hours of work per week, with most hands on deck the day of event. Please email ptadrew@gmail.com.

SEEING WHITENESS FOR ANTI-RACIST ACTION

Training Opportunity Alert!

While you’re registering your kids for fall activities, consider signing yourself up for Drew’s fall cohort of Seeing Whiteness for Anti-Racist Action

Seeing Whiteness helps white people notice and explore our personal racial journeys while recognizing how racism is socialized within our communities. This six-session program (1.5 hours/week via Zoom) offers a learning circle experience that creates space for self-focus, reflection, and action practices to build skills and stamina on one’s anti-racist journey. 

Seeing Whiteness for Anti-Racist Action will be starting for Drew’s parents in September and is available on a sliding scale. Fill out the interest form here

R E M I N D


Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS for the School Year

CLICK HERE

YOU DESERVE IT!

  • Benjamin Harper, Falon Kelley, Israel Doby, Kimela Fongeh, Morgan Cain, Mustafah Mohammed and Niles Holt for receiving the Collegeboard National African American Recognition Award, and Jillian Loux for receiving the Collegeboard National Hispanic Recognition Award.
  • Marcus Leonard, Eleanor Jones, Caleb Martin, Elsie Husted, and Nicholas Russell for serving as Media Correspondents at the TOUR Championship. They each represented Drew very well and had articles that they wrote published by the East Lake Foundation. Check out their stories here!
  • Mr. Parker for his assistance and visuals for the Senior Academy Town Hall!
  • Mrs. McKenzie-Brown for her facilitation and support with picutre day!
  • Dr. Anderson for all of his assistance in the theater for events during and after school!
  • Our SROs for the continuous support and outreach with students!
  • Mr. Canney for his support and implementation of new ideas!
  • Dr. Allen and Ms. Page for their work and facilitation of Kickboard training! 
  • Mr. Brewer for all of his work with students around attendance!
  • Mrs. Weaver for her work with the counseling team and our Early College students!
  • Mrs. Mills for her feedback and work with staff to ensure grades are updated in Infinite Campus!
  • Senior Academy teachers for being proactive, relational, and impactful in and out of the classroom!

Principal Coffee for 2022

New Dates

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here:

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

FIRST TEE FALL REGISTRATION

  
Drew Parents,

 If you are interested in registering your scholar for the First Tee Golf Program at the Charlie Yates Golf Course for the fall session, please email Jennifer McCrary at jmccrary@eastlakefoundation.org ASAP. Space is limited, but priority is given to families at Drew Charter School and residents at the Villages of East Lake. The program is for students age 7-18.      

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

Click the link above to see important dates and events for this week!

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 09/05/22 – 09/09/22

To Wear or Not To Wear? (use link to uniform policy below)

Senior Academy Uniform Policy


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

Click here to learn more about IEP and 504:
MTSS/504 Chronicles Vol 1, Issue 5

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

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

MONDAY’s SCHEDULE

09/05/2022

SENIOR ACADEMY CLOSED


TUESDAY’s SCHEDULE

09/06/22

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL


WEDNESDAY’s SCHEDULE

09/07/2022

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

THURSDAY’s SCHEDULE

09/08/2022

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

FRIDAY’s SCHEDULE

A DAY

09/09/2022


Uniform Attire: Black Polo
9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20 (CLUBS)FLEX- 1:30-2:20 (CLUBS)
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL
EVENTSTIME OF EVENT
SA Volleyball:
Tuesday, 9/6/2022 – Columbia/South Atlanta
5:30 PM
DREW
SA Cross Country Meet: 
Saturday, 9/10/2022 – APS/Atlanta Track Club
8:00 AM
Cheney Stadium

S T A Y U P D A T E D

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FALL BREAK

FALL IS AMONG US…

IT’S PICTURE TIME!

All students are to wear their BLAZERS & TIES!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30TH, 2022


ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH

Dear Drew Parents and Families,

The Eagle’s Nest Highlights and Upcoming Events:

  • National Literacy Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Sept 15-October 15, 2022
  • EL Novels for Grades 6-8th
  • Galileo -Tutorial for searching  ProQuest
  • Photos from JA Book Check out Days
  • Guest Author Lamar Giles -September 22, 2022 (Virtual visit for SA)  
  • Dreamers and Achievers Application
  • 10th Grade Novels on display in Media Center
  • Scholastic Book Fair- October 3-7, 2022  

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

COVID Policy Safety and Testing Updates:

Based on the current CDC guidance regarding local COVID-19 Community Levels, we will continue our mask requirement for staff and visitors.  Students are also strongly encouraged to wear masks since we are still in a high community transmission area.  This requirement is based on the most current CDC guidance and information regarding transmission levels for Dekalb and Fulton counties, which can be viewed here.

[Click Here to Opt in for FREE COVID Testing]

If your student has been testing with Viral Solutions over the past few weeks, they are already in the system and there is no need for them to opt-in again. Stay safe!

COVID TESTING SCHEDULE

  • Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm (EA Parent Pick-up lanes)

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew.

Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

For details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here

Please note: Returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above if using external testing site.


PTA EAGLE NATION


Please join us for a general body meeting on Tuesday, Aug 30th @ 6pm in the JA/SA Cafeteria (Yates Campus). PTA members are invited to vote on the proposed Executive Board Slate and the proposed budget for the 2022-2023 school year. You must be a current PTA member to vote.

Click here to join or renew in time to vote? 

DREW COMMUNITY PICNIC

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The PTA is looking for volunteers to help plan a Drew community event on October 22nd. It would require 1-2 hours of work per week, with most hands on deck the day of event. Please email ptadrew@gmail.com.

SEEING WHITENESS FOR ANTI-RACIST ACTION

Training Opportunity Alert!

While you’re registering your kids for fall activities, consider signing yourself up for Drew’s fall cohort of Seeing Whiteness for Anti-Racist Action

Seeing Whiteness helps white people notice and explore our personal racial journeys while recognizing how racism is socialized within our communities. This six-session program (1.5 hours/week via Zoom) offers a learning circle experience that creates space for self-focus, reflection, and action practices to build skills and stamina on one’s anti-racist journey. 

Seeing Whiteness for Anti-Racist Action will be starting for Drew’s parents in September and is available on a sliding scale. Fill out the interest form here

R E M I N D
IT”S COMPETITION TIME!
Parents,

Please take a moment and complete your child(ren) Lunch Application!

The Advisory that completes this task the FASTEST (all student in its entirety), wins a sweet treat and the choice of a gourmet dinner or a jeans day pass! Use the QR code above or click the link below:

Federal Eligibility Application

All FEA applications are due by Tuesday, August 30th, 2022Federal Eligibility Application.


Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS for the School Year

CLICK HERE

YOU DESERVE IT!

  • Senior Christian Aycock who received the 2022 Joseph R. Biden Presidential Volunteer Service Award. He was awarded alongside several business, community, civil rights and government leaders (he along with one other student were the youngest to receive the award)! See Images Here and Video Here
  • Mr. Rob and Mr. Tara for their collaboration and organization for parent conferences!
  • Mr. Lonnie, Mr. Don, and facilities for their constant engagement and work to ensure parking went smooth last week!
  • Peter McKnight, Ms. Edwards, and everyone that supported lunch for staff last week!
  • Ms. Thrash and the leadership team members that organized and distributed staff jerseys!
  • Instructional team for their constant support and feedback to staff!
  • Senior Academy staff for engaging and thought provoking lessons!
  • Ms. Hannah for her consistent feedback, analysis and insight!
  • Our Counselos for their facilitation and growth in the peer leadership class!
  • Ms. Terra and Mr. Theo for beginning to push into PLCs!
  • The Varsity Volleyball team for coming home with a win last week!

Principal Coffee for 2022

New Dates

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here:

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

FIRST TEE FALL REGISTRATION

  
Drew Parents,

 If you are interested in registering your scholar for the First Tee Golf Program at the Charlie Yates Golf Course for the fall session, please email Jennifer McCrary at jmccrary@eastlakefoundation.org ASAP. Space is limited, but priority is given to families at Drew Charter School and residents at the Villages of East Lake. The program is for students age 7-18.      

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

Click the link above to see important dates and events for this week!

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 08/29/22 – 09/2/22

To Wear or Not To Wear? (use link to uniform policy below)

Senior Academy Uniform Policy


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

Click here to learn more about IEP and 504:
MTSS/504 Chronicles Vol 1, Issue 5

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

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

MONDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/29/2022

  • Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.
9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

TUESDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/30/2022

PICTURE DAY!

  • Uniform Attire:

BLAZER DAY – THIS IS PICTURE DAY AND ALL STUDENTS SHOULD WEAR THEIR TIES AND BLAZERS! 

9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL


WEDNESDAY’s SCHEDULE

09/01/2022

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

THURSDAY’s SCHEDULE

09/02/2022

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

FRIDAY’s SCHEDULE

C DAY

09/3/2022


Uniform Attire: Black Polo
9th / 10 Grade Schedule11th / 12th Grade Schedule
1A – 8:00-8:451A – 8:00-8:45
2A – 8:50-9:302A – 8:50-9:30
3A – 9:35-10:203A – 9:35-10:20
4A – 10:25-11:05L U N C H – 10:25-11:05
L U N C H – 11:10-11:45 (35 min)4A- 11:10-11:45 35 min
1B – 11:50-12:351B – 11:50-12:35
2B – 12:40- 1:252B – 12:40- 1:25
FLEX -1:30- 2:15FLEX -1:30- 2:15
3B – 2:20-3:053B – 2:20-3:05
4B – 3:10-3:554B – 3:10-3:55

Upcoming Events

EVENTSTIME OF EVENT
PICTURE DAY – 8/30/202211:00 AM – 1:00 PM
SA Volleyball:  
Tuesday, 8/30/2022 – South Atlanta vs. Towers
5:30 PM
Towers High School
SA Cross Country Meet: 
Wednesday, 8/31, 2022 – APS vs. Atlanta Track Club
5:30 PM
Grant Park

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LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

A CHANGE IS COMING!

A WORD FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

Greetings Senior Academy,

To our students, teachers, and staff:

Thank you for a very productive week! Each person’s contribution and positive outlook makes a difference in how we serve our students, our parents, our families, our teachers, our staff , and our community. Please know that we appreciate how you show up every day with the aptitude and attitude to be a positive influence. Also, know that we appreciate your resilience, patience, and assistance as we work with our students to create positive alternatives and build a culture inside and outside of school that promotes connectedness. 

Kendrick L. Myers,

Senior Academy Principal

Asynchronous/ Conference Day at Drew Charter School

We want to remind you that Friday, August 26th, is an Asynchronous/ Conference Day at Drew Charter School.  There will be no in-person or live virtual learning on this day, so students should plan to work independently at home. 

To ensure a productive learning experience for your student on this Asynchronous Day, please be mindful of the following: 

  • Students in Pre-K through second grade will receive hardcopy assignments to complete at home;
  • Assignments for students in grades 3 through 12 will be posted on Google Classroom; 
  • Any technology devices distributed to students for use on this day must be returned to school on August 29th.

Pre-scheduled parent-teacher conferences will occur virtually on this day. If you haven’t received conference sign-up information from your student’s academy, please look for details in the next few days. 

If you have other questions or need additional information about Asynchronous/Conference Day, don’t hesitate to contact your student’s academy principal and deans.

A LETTER TO OUR PARENTS/GUARDIANS:


DREW PARENTS & FAMILY WE’RE IS EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU!

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT FAIR

Dear Drew Parents and Families,

We are very excited to invite you to join us for our Family Engagement Fair to learn more about how parents/families can be involved at Drew. The Family Engagement Fair is an in-person event that will take place on Thursday, August 25th, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the cafeteria of the Yates Campus (the JA/SA campus). 

Representatives from Drew’s PTA, Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), Drew Dads, and Parent Equity Committee (PEC) will be available to answer questions and help you get connected. We have also invited some of our new school partners to share other opportunities to get your families engaged this year at Drew.

If you have questions, please contact our Culture and Equity Family Liaison, Sherrie Charles—sherrie.charles@drewcharterschool.org

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Drew Mask and COVID-19 Policy

COVID Safety and Testing Update:

Based on the current CDC guidance regarding local COVID-19 Community Levels, we will continue our mask requirement for staff and visitors.  Students are also strongly encouraged to wear masks since we are still in a high community transmission area.  This requirement is based on the most current CDC guidance and information regarding transmission levels for Dekalb and Fulton counties, which can be viewed here.

[Click Here to Opt in for FREE COVID Testing]

If your student has been testing with Viral Solutions over the past few weeks, they are already in the system and there is no need for them to opt-in again. Stay safe!

COVID TESTING SCHEDULE

  • Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm (EA Parent Pick-up lanes)

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew.

Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

For details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here

Please note: Returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above if using external testing site.


DID YOU KNOW?


The Drew Charter School PTA has restructured and renewed and is looking ahead to the 2022-2023 school year!  Click here to view the new committees and more details on the changes we’re implementing. 

We are looking for executive officers as well as members for all the committees. Please consider joining the PTA, as we are only as strong as our volunteers. We welcome your new energy and ideas! 

Please click here to share your interest in the PTA (short Google form).


LET’S TALK PHOTOGRAPHY!

Over the last few weeks our students have been learning how to capture so many amazing moments behind the lense within the classroom and around our academy. Mr. Parker, our photography teacher and camera guru, has been instrumental in allowing our students to advocate their photographic autonomy, while facilitating his non-hands on instruction of every frame! Please take a moment and view some of the creative images our students have created. You’re sure to see the magic behind every CLICK!

IT’S PICTURE TIME!

R E M I N D
IT”S COMPETITION TIME!
Parents,

Please take a moment and complete your child(ren) Lunch Application!

The Advisory that completes this task the FASTEST (all student in its entirety), wins a sweet treat and the choice of a gourmet dinner or a jeans day pass! Use the QR code above or click the link below:

Federal Eligibility Application

All FEA applications are due by Tuesday, August 30th, 2022Federal Eligibility Application.


Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS for the School Year

CLICK HERE

YOU DESERVE IT!

  • Class of 2023 and the Class of 2035 for an amazing and memorable Kindergarten Walk!
  • CCR, leadership, facilities, and everyone that made the Kindergarten Walk!
  • Miss Cusick and everyone that assisted in making POSSE interviews a possibility on campus!
  • Miss Davis and Miss Garner for galvanizing support around the volleyball team!
  • Mr. O. for his purposeful engagement with students in film class and providing students with real life experiences!
  • Mrs. McKenzie-Brown and Ms. Schaffer’s for their presentation and work around Power 45!
  • Ms. Gay, Mr. Agnew, and Ms. Charles for their support and resources!
  • Miss Abdur-Rahman, Ms. West, Ms. Shavis, Ms. Laster-wood, and Ms. Brown for their constant support, follow-up and engagement with students!
  • Each teacher has purposefully engaged students in projects thus far (from Chemistry paints, vision boards, engaging science labs, to presentations and much more)!
  • Everyone that has made the extra effort to be relational – your understanding, communication, and intervention has made an impact on our students – Thank you!!

Principal Coffee for 2022

New Dates

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here:

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

FIRST TEE FALL REGISTRATION

  
Drew Parents,

 If you are interested in registering your scholar for the First Tee Golf Program at the Charlie Yates Golf Course for the fall session, please email Jennifer McCrary at jmccrary@eastlakefoundation.org ASAP. Space is limited, but priority is given to families at Drew Charter School and residents at the Villages of East Lake. The program is for students age 7-18.      

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

Click the link above to see important dates and events for this week!

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 08/15/22 – 08/19/22

To Wear or Not To Wear? (use link to uniform policy below)

Senior Academy Uniform Policy


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

Click here to learn more about IEP and 504:
MTSS/504 Chronicles Vol 1, Issue 5

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

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

MONDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/22/2022

  • Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.
9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

TUESDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/23/2022

  • Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.
9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL


WEDNESDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/24/2022

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

THURSDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/25/2022

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

FRIDAY’s SCHEDULE

C DAY

NO IN-PERSON LEARNING

08/26/2022


Uniform Attire: Black Polo
9th / 10 Grade Schedule11th / 12th Grade Schedule
1A – 8:00-8:451A – 8:00-8:45
2A – 8:50-9:302A – 8:50-9:30
3A – 9:35-10:203A – 9:35-10:20
4A – 10:25-11:05L U N C H – 10:25-11:05
L U N C H – 11:10-11:45 (35 min)4A- 11:10-11:45 35 min
1B – 11:50-12:351B – 11:50-12:35
2B – 12:40- 1:252B – 12:40- 1:25
FLEX -1:30- 2:15FLEX -1:30- 2:15
3B – 2:20-3:053B – 2:20-3:05
4B – 3:10-3:554B – 3:10-3:55

Upcoming Events

EVENTSTIME OF EVENT
Conference Day (Friday, 8/26/2022): NO IN-PERSON LEARNINGALL DAY
SA Volleyball: Tuesday, 8/23/20222 (Elite Scholars vs. Towers HS)5:30 PM
Location: Elite Scholars
SA Cross Country Meet: Wednesday, 8/24/2022 (APS vs. Atlanta Track Club) 5:30 PM
Location: Cheny Stadium
SA Cross Country Meet: Saturday, 8/27/2022 (North Georgia Championship – East Jackson HS) 8:05 AM
Location: Lamar Murphy Park

S T A Y U P D A T E D

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates



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LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

HOW SHALL IT BE IN…

A WORD FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

Greetings Senior Academy,

To our students, teachers, and staff:

Thank you for a very productive week! Each person’s contribution and positive outlook makes a difference in how we serve our students, our parents, our families, our teachers, our staff , and our community. Please know that we appreciate how you show up every day with the aptitude and attitude to be a positive influence. Also, know that we appreciate your resilience, patience, and assistance as we work with our students to create positive alternatives and build a culture inside and outside of school that promotes connectedness. 

Kendrick L. Myers,

Senior Academy Principal

THE DREW COMMUNITY IS EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU!

Lidl Open House
Lidl is opening a store on Memorial Drive, only 1 mile from Drew Charter School. The team at Lidl has invited the Drew community to tour the store and sample Lidl products on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. The open house will take place from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m and is located at 1855 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30030.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Drew Mask and COVID-19 Policy

COVID Safety and Testing Update:

Based on the current CDC guidance regarding local COVID-19 Community Levels, we will continue our mask requirement for staff and visitors.  Students are also strongly encouraged to wear masks since we are still in a high community transmission area.  This requirement is based on the most current CDC guidance and information regarding transmission levels for Dekalb and Fulton counties, which can be viewed here.

[Click Here to Opt in for FREE COVID Testing]

If your student has been testing with Viral Solutions over the past few weeks, they are already in the system and there is no need for them to opt-in again. Stay safe!

COVID TESTING SCHEDULE

  • Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm (EA Parent Pick-up lanes)

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew.

Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

For details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here

Please note: Returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above if using external testing site.


DID YOU KNOW?


The Drew Charter School PTA has restructured and renewed and is looking ahead to the 2022-2023 school year!  Click here to view the new committees and more details on the changes we’re implementing. 

We are looking for executive officers as well as members for all the committees. Please consider joining the PTA, as we are only as strong as our volunteers. We welcome your new energy and ideas! 

Please click here to share your interest in the PTA (short Google form).


IT’S PICTURE TIME!

R E M I N D
IT”S COMPETITION TIME!
Parents,

Please take a moment and complete your child(ren) Lunch Application!

The Advisory that completes this task the FASTEST (all student in its entirety), wins a sweet treat and the choice of a gourmet dinner or a jeans day pass! Use the QR code above or click the link below:

Federal Eligibility Application

All FEA applications are due by Tuesday, August 30th, 2022Federal Eligibility Application.


Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS for the School Year

CLICK HERE

YOU DESERVE IT!

  • Senior Academy staff and students for being able to pivot and make the adjustment when needed!
  • Mr. Harris, Coach Tate, and Ms. Powell for being flexible and providing activities for Senior Academy students!
  • Ms.Schaffers and Mrs. McKenzie-Brown for providing resources, guidance, and feedback for Power 45!
  • Seniors for continuing to be leaders in the Senior Academy and making wise choices!
  • CCR and the Advisory team for building out advisory lessons!
  • Each advisor that has worked hard to engage advisees!
  • Pathway teachers for assisting in ensuring that our shared vision is carried out and providing coverage as well as space!
  • Mr. Roberson for building out the Math website as a resource for parents! 
  • Dr. Allen for her consistent assistance with students and staff!
  • Miss Lowe for her consistent assistance with teacher coverage and ensuring the Senior Academy runs smoothly!
  • Tech team and Laurin McClung for the collaboration with SA administration to minimize interruptions to the school environment!
  • Mr. Copp, Mr. Davis, Mrs. Buford-Duffie, Ms. Karanja-Pinder, and each team member that continues to work with our students, be restorative, and never give up on making a difference!
  • Mr. Parker for his remarkable teachings on the inner workings of the camera and photography

Principal Coffee for 2022

New Dates

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here:

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

Click the link above to see important dates and events for this week!

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 08/15/22 – 08/19/22

To Wear or Not To Wear? (use link to uniform policy below)

Senior Academy Uniform Policy


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

Click here to learn more about IEP and 504:
MTSS/504 Chronicles Vol 1, Issue 5

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

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

MONDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/15/2022

  • Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.
9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

TUESDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/16/2022

  • Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.
9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL


WEDNESDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/17/2022

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

THURSDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/18/2022

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

FRIDAY’s SCHEDULE

C DAY

08/19/2022


Uniform Attire: Black Polo
9th / 10 Grade Schedule11th / 12th Grade Schedule
1A – 8:00-8:451A – 8:00-8:45
2A – 8:50-9:302A – 8:50-9:30
3A – 9:35-10:203A – 9:35-10:20
4A – 10:25-11:05L U N C H – 10:25-11:05
L U N C H – 11:10-11:45 (35 min)4A- 11:10-11:45 35 min
1B – 11:50-12:351B – 11:50-12:35
2B – 12:40- 1:252B – 12:40- 1:25
FLEX -1:30- 2:15FLEX -1:30- 2:15
3B – 2:20-3:053B – 2:20-3:05
4B – 3:10-3:554B – 3:10-3:55

Upcoming Events

IT’S GAME TIME

EVENTSTIME OF EVENT
Conference Day (Friday, 8/26/2022)ALL DAY
JV Volleyballs – Home Game (Wednesday, 8/17/2022)Decatur High vs. Drew
5:30 PM
Principal Coffee (Wednesday, 8/17/2022)
please see link under “PRINCIPAL COFFEE DATES
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Kindergarten Walk (Thursday, 8/18/2022)2:00 PM

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

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ANOTHER WEEK, CONQUERED!

The Eagles Nest Highlights

  • Summer Reading Celebration- August 11, 2022  JA/SA  “King of Pop”
  • Accelerated Reader/My On & EPIC
  • Galileo-  Georgia Virtual Library: Current password capture
  • Book Club/ HRRB Updates and more
  • Media Orientation 6th, 7th and 8th August
  • Senior Academy Book Club and Book Buddies Sign-up link
  • Destiny Library Manager

JOIN THE MEDIA SERVICE GOOGLE CLASSROOMS: 7iy2jsh  

Media Collection 

Please view the link below for a list of novel sets we have in our Media Collection for additional literacy options.

 

WE’RE JUST STARTING TO GET INTO THE SWING OF THINGS!

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Drew Mask and COVID-19 Policy

COVID Safety and Testing Update:

Based on the current CDC guidance regarding local COVID-19 Community Levels, we will continue our mask requirement for staff and visitors.  Students are also strongly encouraged to wear masks since we are still in a high community transmission area.  This requirement is based on the most current CDC guidance and information regarding transmission levels for Dekalb and Fulton counties, which can be viewed here.

[Click Here to Opt in for FREE COVID Testing]

If your student has been testing with Viral Solutions over the past few weeks, they are already in the system and there is no need for them to opt-in again. Stay safe!

COVID TESTING SCHEDULE

  • Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm (EA Parent Pick-up lanes)

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew.

Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

For details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here

Please note: Returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above if using external testing site.


DID YOU KNOW?


The Drew Charter School PTA has restructured and renewed and is looking ahead to the 2022-2023 school year!  Click here to view the new committees and more details on the changes we’re implementing. 

We are looking for executive officers as well as members for all the committees. Please consider joining the PTA, as we are only as strong as our volunteers. We welcome your new energy and ideas! 

Please click here to share your interest in the PTA (short Google form).


R E M I N D

Parents please use the highlighted link to ensure our students a fueled with knowledge and nutrients. Federal Eligibility Application

All FEA applications are due by Tuesday, August 30th, 2022Federal Eligibility Application


Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS for the School Year

CLICK HERE

BIG THANKS GO OUT TO SOME MEMBERS OF THE HOME TEAM!

  • CCR and Senior Team for senior activities this week!
  • Staff working hard serving on their daily post in the morning and in the afternoon!
  • The CLASS of 2023 for being engaged and involved right at the start of the school year!
  • Ms. Hannah Page for her multiple data contributions to SA! (Phew, Thank you!)
  • The attendance team for tending to any tardies that may arise, starting as early as 8:00 AM!
  • Mr. Rashid’s response to students’ needs has been remarkably amazing!
  • Dr. Hancock and Mrs. Weaver for their data presentations on Senior Academy at the Board meeting!
  • Everyone that continues to show awareness, care, and concern for our students as we push to actualize this year’s priorities!

SHOUT TO OUR LADIES FOR MAKING THE 22-23 GIRL’S VOLLEYBALL TEAM
VARSITYJUNIOR VARSITY
Maya Aquino
Ja’Mya Duckworth
Eleanor Jones
Mahasin Nashir
Alana Nicolson
Alex Price
Jakaylah Roberts
Taylor Saddler
Laila Shannon
Sanai Conoly
Sarah Phillips

Jasmine Allen
Pepper Badoud
Destinee Cason
Jade Chivers
Suri Cook
Destiney Downie
Claire Brown-Villian
Jadya Edwards
Madison Ford
Avery Moreland
Emery Osbourne
Mckenzie Smith
KJ Uhuru

SPECIAL SHOUTOUT!

Additional Shout Outs:

  • Senior Academy staff for an amazing second week of school!
  • Eleanor Jones for being nominated as Chair to the Student Advisory Council for the district!
  • Coach Davis, Mr. Harris, Mr. Rob and so many others who were instrumental in ensuring our hallways were clear and all of our students were redirected to positive opportunities in the building!

Principal Coffee for 2022

New Dates

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here:

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 08/01/22 – 08/05/22

To Wear or Not To Wear? (use link to uniform policy below)

Senior Academy Uniform Policy


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

Click here to learn more about IEP and 504:
MTSS/504 Chronicles Vol 1, Issue 5

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

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

MONDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/08/2022

  • Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.
9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

TUESDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/09/2022

  • Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.
9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL


WEDNESDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/10/2022

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

THURSDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/11/2022

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

FRIDAY’s SCHEDULE

C DAY

08/12/2022


Uniform Attire: Black Polo
9th / 10 Grade Schedule11th / 12th Grade Schedule
1A – 8:00-8:451A – 8:00-8:45
2A – 8:50-9:302A – 8:50-9:30
3A – 9:35-10:203A – 9:35-10:20
4A – 10:25-11:05L U N C H – 10:25-11:05
L U N C H – 11:10-11:45 (35 min)4A- 11:10-11:45 35 min
1B – 11:50-12:351B – 11:50-12:35
2B – 12:40- 1:252B – 12:40- 1:25
FLEX -1:30- 2:15FLEX -1:30- 2:15
3B – 2:20-3:053B – 2:20-3:05
4B – 3:10-3:554B – 3:10-3:55

Upcoming Events

Any questions or concerns? Contact the AD: tracy.edwards@drewcharterschool.org

EVENTSTIME OF EVENT
Kindergarten Walk (Thursday, 08/18/22)2:00 pm
Conference Day (Friday, 8/26/2022)ALL DAY
Engineering Field Trip (Wednesday, 8/09/2022)
Contact: beth.white@drewcharterschool.org
11:45 am – 3:45 pm
Cross Country Try Outs see flyer for more details
Sports Physical (Tuesday, 8/09/2022)4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

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WEEK ONE AND DONE!

WE HAD A TIME LAST WEEK!

A MESSAGE FROM MR. MYERS,

Good afternoon parents,

We are finally here and what a great week 1! Our teachers and students were excited to be back in the building and spent some time team building and getting acclimated to Senior Academy practices. As we welcomed students back into the building for learning, we also really got a chance to explore the building and beyond. Freshmen and Sophomores explored campus with an informative and fun scavenger hunt, Juniors took a trip to breakout rooms, and Seniors engaged in some teambuilding activities at a high ropes course.

We culminated this week with a great Opening Assembly followed by a fun-filled evening at Midnight Madness. I hope that your student had a memorable first week of school –above you will see some images from week 1. We look forward to having an amazing year and continuing to engage with all students. Please be sure to read through the blog for a summary of information.

Kendrick L. Myers,

Senior Academy Principal

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Drew Mask and COVID-19 Policy

COVID Safety and Testing Update:

Based on the current CDC guidance regarding local COVID-19 Community Levels, we will continue our mask requirement for staff and visitors.  Students are also strongly encouraged to wear masks since we are still in a high community transmission area.  This requirement is based on the most current CDC guidance and information regarding transmission levels for Dekalb and Fulton counties, which can be viewed here.

[Click Here to Opt in for FREE COVID Testing]

If your student has been testing with Viral Solutions over the past few weeks, they are already in the system and there is no need for them to opt-in again. Stay safe!

COVID TESTING SCHEDULE

  • Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm (EA Parent Pick-up lanes)

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew.

Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

For details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here

Please note: Returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above if using external testing site.


DID YOU KNOW?


The Drew Charter School PTA has restructured and renewed and is looking ahead to the 2022-2023 school year!  Click here to view the new committees and more details on the changes we’re implementing. 

We are looking for executive officers as well as members for all the committees. Please consider joining the PTA, as we are only as strong as our volunteers. We welcome your new energy and ideas! 

Please click here to share your interest in the PTA (short Google form).


R E M I N D

Parents please use the highlighted link to ensure our students a fueled with knowledge and nutrients. Federal Eligibility Application

All FEA applications are due by Tuesday, August 30th, 2022Federal Eligibility Application.

IT’S TIME TO SHOW SOME DREW LOVE!


Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS for the School Year

CLICK HERE

Let’s take a moment to celebrate our engineering students for seeking and garnering stellar summer learning and advancement opportunities!

Internship and Career Development Achievements

  • Niles Holt: Georgia Tech Research Institute in the area of Quantum Computing
  • Miles Selles: Georgia Tech Research Institute in the area of Radio Frequency Engineering
  • Kimela Fongeh: Georgia Tech Project studying the effects of Anesthesia on QPPs in Rat Brain MRI
  • Andrew Botchwey: Georgia Tech Project developing a more dexterous Robotic Arm Claw!
  • Jaylon Butler: Phillips Academy in Andover STEM program; participating in MS2.  
  • Olivia Pearson: Berry College Campus participating in the Governor’s Honors Program in Engineering!
  • Nethan Nagendran: for mentoring students in Seth Bonder Data Science and Coding Camp at Georgia Tech

SPECIAL SHOUTOUT!

Dr. Allen thank you for your phenomenal leadership and facilitation during this weeks Orientation!

Additional Shout Outs:

  • Senior Academy staff for an amazing first week of school!
  • Senior Academy students for their constant engagement and lively school spirit!
  • Mr. Parker for capturing so many of our moments!
  • Eleanor Jones for being nominated as Chair to the Student Advisory Council for the district!
  • The Orientation working group for putting together a memorable and fun-filled Orientation week!
  • Everyone that participated in our opening activities!
  • Coach Davis, Mr. Harris, Mr. Rob and so many others who were instrumental in ensuring our hallways were clear and all of our students were redirected to positive opportunities in the building!
  • To everyone that pitched in for Midnight Madness – your contribution, time, and commitment is immeasurable!
  • Mr. Kinney for being the DJ and bringing the party to life for students!
  • To Mrs. Shannon, Mrs. Koriakin, and Mr. McKnight for coming through in the clutch to ensure we had everything we needed to make the night successful!
  • To Coach Weems and the golf team for being sponsored by Jordan brand!

Principal Coffee for 2022

New Dates

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here:

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 08/01/22 – 08/05/22

To Wear or Not To Wear? (use link to uniform policy below)

Senior Academy Uniform Policy


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

Click here to learn more about IEP and 504:
MTSS/504 Chronicles Vol 1, Issue 5

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

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

MONDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/01/2022

  • Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.
9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

TUESDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/02/2022

  • Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.
9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL


WEDNESDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/03/2022

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

THURSDAY’s SCHEDULE

08/04/2022

Uniform Attire: All students are required to wear their button up shirt and tie with khaki bottoms.

9th/10th Grade Schedule11th/12th Grade Schedule 
1st- 8:00-9:30 1st- 8:00-9:30 
2nd- 9:35-11:052nd- 9:35-11:05
Lunch- 11:10-11:403rd-11:10-12:50
3rd- 11:45-1:25Lunch 12:55-1:25
FLEX- 1:30-2:20FLEX- 1:30-2:20
4th: 2:25-3:55 4th: 2:25-3:55 
DISMISSAL

FRIDAY’s SCHEDULE

C DAY

08/05/2022


Uniform Attire: Black Polo
9th / 10 Grade Schedule11th / 12th Grade Schedule
1A – 8:00-8:451A – 8:00-8:45
2A – 8:50-9:302A – 8:50-9:30
3A – 9:35-10:203A – 9:35-10:20
4A – 10:25-11:05L U N C H – 10:25-11:05
L U N C H – 11:10-11:45 (35 min)4A- 11:10-11:45 35 min
1B – 11:50-12:351B – 11:50-12:35
2B – 12:40- 1:252B – 12:40- 1:25
FLEX -1:30- 2:15FLEX -1:30- 2:15
3B – 2:20-3:053B – 2:20-3:05
4B – 3:10-3:554B – 3:10-3:55

Upcoming Events

Any questions or concerns? Contact the AD: tracy.edwards@drewcharterschool.org

EVENTSTIME OF EVENT
Conference Day (Friday, 8/26/2022)ALL DAY
Engineering Field Trip (Wednesday, 8/09/2022)
Contact: beth.white@drewcharterschool.org
11:45 am – 3:45 pm
Cross Country Try Outs see flyer for more details
Sports Physical (Tuesday, 8/09/2022)4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates



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Updates for Summer 2022

[Posted to Blog on 06/22/22] Hiring Opportunity

We have sold out of the 21-22 yearbooks! You can still order a 21-22 yearbook through the Entourage Yearbook website (link below).  It will be $45.25 (book + shipping) and it will be shipped directly to your home or the address you provide.

https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/drewcharterschool

[CURRENT] Drew Mask Policy

For more details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here


DID YOU KNOW?

Makerspace Hours are back!

Mr. Ayers, our new Makerspace Manager, will be opening the SA makerspace in room A103 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm *UPDATED TIME* on Thursdays for JA and SA students!  

  • All students need to bring are their creative ideas and willing hands to make things. 
    • UPDATE: RESERVATIONS ARE *NOT* NEEDEED. Feel free to join on any Thursday if interested!
    • For more detail and information on Drew’s STEAM program visit the website here– > STEAM at Drew!

The Drew Charter School PTA has restructured and renewed and is looking ahead to the 2022-2023 school year!  Click here to view the new committees and more details on the changes we’re implementing. 

We are looking for executive officers as well as members for all the committees. Please consider joining the PTA, as we are only as strong as our volunteers. We welcome your new energy and ideas! 

Please click here to share your interest in the PTA (short Google form).


 
To provide opt-in consent for your Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Drew Students

ACTION REQUIRED –

Opt-In for Drew’s New Weekly Surveillance Testing Program

  • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.


Principal Coffee REMINDER:

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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

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

See You All NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

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

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

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

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 05/23- 05/29/22

Stay Updated! See the notes below:


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

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


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

Thursday

05/26

Thursday Schedule-


Friday

05/27


Each Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Elementary Academy [Click Here to Opt in for FREE COVID Testing]
    • If your student has been testing with Viral Solutions over the past few weeks, they are already in the system and there is no need for them to opt-in again.
    • Stay safe!

Through Drew’s partnership with Viral Solutions, Drew resumed free weekend community COVID-19 testing on Sunday, April 3rd. 

 Each Sunday, the Community Testing will occur at the Elementary Academy pickup lanes between 10 am – 2 pm. This testing is open to all family members.  If you are a family member and would like to participate in the free testing, please complete the following form before arriving: Viral Solutions Family Member Consent Form

(Note: Persons can also opt-in onsite.)




Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community


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

>> HERE <<

>> HERE <<

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


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

Uniform Needs!

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

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

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


STEAM Portfolio Information

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

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

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

Portfolios Mission:

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

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


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

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

How are the PTA dues and fundraising funds applied to Drew Initiatives?

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

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

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

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

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


Week of May 23rd,2022

We have sold out of the 21-22 yearbooks! You can still order a 21-22 yearbook through the Entourage Yearbook website (link below).  It will be $45.25 (book + shipping) and it will be shipped directly to your home or the address you provide.

https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/drewcharterschool

Congrats Class of 2022!


This past weekend we graduated our largest graduating class with 119 students walking across the stage. We are forever grateful for the work that our Drew staff and our community has done to help students get to this stage in their educational journeys. 

[CURRENT] Drew Mask Policy

For more details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here


DID YOU KNOW?

Makerspace Hours are back!

Mr. Ayers, our new Makerspace Manager, will be opening the SA makerspace in room A103 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm *UPDATED TIME* on Thursdays for JA and SA students!  

  • All students need to bring are their creative ideas and willing hands to make things. 
    • UPDATE: RESERVATIONS ARE *NOT* NEEDEED. Feel free to join on any Thursday if interested!
    • For more detail and information on Drew’s STEAM program visit the website here– > STEAM at Drew!

The Drew Charter School PTA has restructured and renewed and is looking ahead to the 2022-2023 school year!  Click here to view the new committees and more details on the changes we’re implementing. 

We are looking for executive officers as well as members for all the committees. Please consider joining the PTA, as we are only as strong as our volunteers. We welcome your new energy and ideas! 

Please click here to share your interest in the PTA (short Google form).


 
To provide opt-in consent for your Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Drew Students

ACTION REQUIRED –

Opt-In for Drew’s New Weekly Surveillance Testing Program

  • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.

  • To THE CLASS OF 2022 ON A BEAUTIFUL AND WELL DESERVED GRADUATION! 
    • To the Graduation Committee for all of their work, attention to detail, and effort to organize the Class of 22 graduation ceremony!
    • To Ms. Koriakin, Mr. Evans, Mr. Grant and all of the facilities and maintenance staff for ensuring all logistics, materials, etc were in place for the smooth operation of graduation!
    • To everyone that participated, volunteered, or attended the graduation ceremony – your support is very much appreciated!
  • To Ms. Mayes and the students completing their Empowerment Conference!
  • To all Fine Arts students for your amazing performances, artwork and photography this spring!
  • To all classroom teachers for making it through an incredibly challenging year. Across the board the post-pandemic effects in student engagement, and civility are well documented!
  • To the CCR TEAM for pouring their time and effort into making College Decision Day happen!
    • This event was reintroduced after not being able to facilitate the event for two years! The event unfolded seamlessly and it was a testament to your collective effort and initiative on behalf of our students!
  • To the CCR Team for their creativity each year to honor our GRADUATES proudly by performing a uniquely crafted poem each year!
  • To Ms. Isbell for the organization and facilitation of senior activities during senior week!
    • To the senior team and CCR for their support of students throughout the week!
  • To Breyuana Walker for her support throughout the week ensuring that student and staff materials were in place for all events!
  • To the Fine Arts department for showcasing all the wonderful performances and events at Drew!
    • Youtube Channel here!
  • To Mr. Anderson for setting up a live streaming link and recording College Decision Day!
  • To our Performing Arts Directors – Ms. Alston-Davis, Ms. Betzer, Mr. Derringer, Mr. Gonzalez-Cruz, Mr. Ogunyode,  Ms. O’Roark, Mr. Spencer – for planning, preparing students, and directing great spring performances! We recognize and appreciate your efforts, flexibility, talent, and dedication to our students. 
  • To  Mr. Anderson for his tireless efforts in providing physical, audio and visual set-up and support for the MANY events/ceremonies throughout this extremely busy season!
  • To Ms. Whittington and Eric Ayers for your efforts in beautifying our building with student artwork!
  • To Mr. Canney and Lisa Whittington for setting up our NFT marketplace, showcasing the work of our students!
  • ​To the AIS’s for their consistent support and leadership throughout the school year!
  • To Ms. Livingston for her support of the Senior Academy faculty, staff and students!

Principal Coffee REMINDER:

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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

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

See You All NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

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

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

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

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 05/23- 05/29/22

Stay Updated! See the notes below:


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


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

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

Monday

05/23

  • BLAZER DAY 
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • 8:00 1A Exams or Final Project – Regular Class time
    • 9:35 2A Review/Refresh 
    • 9th grade will go to 2nd lunch
    • 10:30 9th Grade Awards
    • 11:10 (10th/11th) 
    • 11:45 3A Exams or Final Project – Regular Class time 
    • 1:30 4A Review/Refresh
    • 2:00 pm 10th Grade Awards
    • 3:00 pm
      • 9/10 Meet and Greet 3:00pm
      •  11th Grade Awards 
    • 3:40 Dismissal

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

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


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

Tuesday

05/24

Tuesday Schedule-

  • Senior Academy Uniform or Black Polo
  • [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • Half day Exams – school ends at 11:05 a.m. (Senior Academy ONLY)
    • 8:00 – 9:30 1B Exams or final project presentations 
    • 9:35 – 11:05 3B Exams or final project presentations 
    • 11:05 Lunch/Dismissal 
    • All students must be off campus by 12pm
    • 5:30pm – 7:00pm,  Parent Advisory and Parent Equity Committee [Cafeteria]

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

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


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

Wednesday

05/25

Wednesday Schedule-

  • BLAZER DAY 
  • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
    • Half day Exams- school ends at 11:05 a.m. (Senior Academy ONLY)
    • 8:00 – 9:30 2A Exams or final project presentations 
    • 9:35 – 11:05 4A Exams or final project presentations 
    • 11:05 Lunch/Dismissal
    • All students must be off campus by 12pm

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

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


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

Thursday

05/26

Thursday Schedule-

  • Last Day of School
  • Grade Level Spirit Wear or Color Wars
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • Half day – school ends at 11:00 a.m. (SA only)
    • 8:00 – 9:30 2B Exams or final project presentations 
    • 9:35 – 11:05 4B Exams or final project presentations 
    • 11:05 Lunch/Dismissal
    • All students must be off campus by 12pm

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

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


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

Friday

05/27


05/28| Saturday
  • None
05/29| Sunday
  • 7pm, Performance: Drama [Theater]
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Elementary Academy [Click Here to Opt in for FREE COVID Testing]
    • If your student has been testing with Viral Solutions over the past few weeks, they are already in the system and there is no need for them to opt-in again.
    • Stay safe!

Through Drew’s partnership with Viral Solutions, Drew resumed free weekend community COVID-19 testing on Sunday, April 3rd. 

 Each Sunday, the Community Testing will occur at the Elementary Academy pickup lanes between 10 am – 2 pm. This testing is open to all family members.  If you are a family member and would like to participate in the free testing, please complete the following form before arriving: Viral Solutions Family Member Consent Form

(Note: Persons can also opt-in onsite.)


Upcoming Events-

06/1 – 06/23SA Summer Academy
06/6 – 06/10SA Summer Bridge


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Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Senior Parents

Graduation is almost here! If you have not done so already, please sign the Senior Contract below by clicking on the link. Once you fill out the form and click submit, the contract is complete.  

All senior parents will need to complete this contract, prior to graduation and cap/gown distribution.  

Senior Contract
Graduation is a special moment for students and their families. Drew Charter School is committed to providing all students with a memorable experience. Hence, we have outlined guidelines and shared with parents and families. This contract speaks specifically to those guidelines for the day of and days leading up to graduation. This contract is an agreement between parent, student, and school. All graduating seniors must sign this contract to participate. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Myers, Dr. Allen, or Mrs. Weaver.docs.google.com

If you missed the Senior parent meeting, here is the slide deck where this information was presented.


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

>> HERE <<

>> HERE <<

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


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

Uniform Needs!

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

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

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


STEAM Portfolio Information

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

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

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

Portfolios Mission:

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

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


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

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

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

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

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

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

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