Week of August 10th,2020

Senior Academy Virtual Parent Guide

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

Shoutouts

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

Nutrition

Information

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This application is needed for all families

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

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Announcements

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

Google Classroom Training for Families- Orientation Presentation, click here 

Click Here for the Google Classroom Presentation for Parents

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

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

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

Student Guidelines

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

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

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

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]

Uniform Needs

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

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

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

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

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

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


Calendar


Week of 08/10- 08/16

Monday

08/10

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

4:15 – Volleyball Tryouts

Requirement to Try Out

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

Tuesday

08/11

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

5:00- Softball Tryouts

Requirement to Try Out

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

Wednesday

08/12

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

Thursday

08/13

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

Friday

08/14

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

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

Upcoming Events:


Week of 08/17- 08/23

  • 08/19
    • Clubs

Future Events

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

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


Wifi and Internet Resources

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



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students:

Week of August 3rd,2020

Senior Academy Virtual Parent Guide

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

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year, 

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

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

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

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

K. Myers

Additional Shoutouts

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

Nutrition

Information

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This application is needed for all families

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

Important: Preparing for the First Day of School

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


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

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

Guardian

Announcements

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

Google Classroom Training for Families: Registration Link, click here 

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

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

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

Student Guidelines

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

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

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

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]

Uniform Needs

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

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

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

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

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

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


Calendar


Week of 08/03- 08/09

August 3rd, First Day of School

Monday

08/03

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

Tuesday

08/04

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

Wednesday

08/05

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

Open Gym Opportunity

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

Thursday

08/06

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

Open Gym Opportunity

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

Friday

08/07

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

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

Upcoming Events:


Week of 08/10 – 08/16

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

Future Events

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

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


Wifi and Internet Resources

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



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students:

Week of July 27th,2020

Thank you to all the Class of 2020 Seniors and Guardians who participated in our Diplomas drive-thru. We are always happy to see you and want to continue supporting you!

2021 Senior Pictures Information

[Most recent update as of 07/17/2020]

Good afternoon parents and students. 

As you know, we continue to advocate for the health and safety of our students and families. In alignment with the current public health status in Fulton County, the Mayor’s mandate to roll back to Phase 1, and the substantial spread of COVID-19 in the state of Georgia, Drew Charter School will postpone senior photos for the Class of 2021 to a later, safer date.  

While we understand that this decision comes with some disappointment, the safety of our students and families is of utmost importance. 

We truly look forward to starting the school year soon with you and your student. If you have any questions in the meantime, please reach out to administration or your senior sponsor at the email addresses listed below: 

Sincerely, 

Senior Academy Administration


Important: Preparing for the First Day of School

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

Guardians please complete this survey regarding student access to technology for the upcoming school year- survey here.


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

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

Guardian

Announcements

Senior Academy Virtual Learning Guide

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

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

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

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

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]

Message from Director of Athletics, click here for letter

Summer Reading

Attached, you will find a copy of the AP summer reading list for students who selected an AP course for school year 2020-2021.  The counselors have sent out an email to all those students who will need to complete the summer reading before the start of school in July.  If your child selected to take an AP course and did not receive an email, please contact your child’s counselor.

Rob Richardson (Grades 9 and 11):  rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Tara Davis (Grades 10 and 12): tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lteTmwQZE57xFLRXgHYmK2-mJRo7lDrzITxi54pTc5E/edit?usp=sharing

Uniform Needs

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

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

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

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

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

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


Calendar


Week of 07/27- 08/02

August 3rd, First Day of School

Monday

07/27

  • 5pm- DrewU

Tuesday

07/28

07/28 – Contactless Pick Up of Virtual Learning Resource Bags

  • All Academies [ Last Name, A-G]
  • 10 AM – 1 PM & 4 PM – 7:00 PM

Wednesday

07/29

07/29 – Contactless Pick Up of Virtual Learning Resource Bags

  • All Academies [Last Name, H-P]
  • 10 AM – 1 PM & 4 PM – 7 PM

Thursday

07/30

  • Contactless Pick Up of Virtual Learning Resource Bags
    • All Academies [Last Name, Q-Z]
    • 10 AM – 1 PM & 4 PM – 7 PM

Friday

07/31

  • Contactless Pick Up of Virtual Learning Resource Bags
    • All Academies [ALTERNATE DAY- Last Name, A-Z]
    • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • 11am-12pm- Zoom Meeting: 9th Grade Meet and Greet
    • Join us online by clicking here
      • Meeting ID: 963 7241 8629
      • Passcode: 256736
    • or Call in 877 853 5257 US Toll-free
      • Meeting ID: 963 7241 8629
      • Passcode: 256736
  • 12pm-1pm- Zoom Meeting: 10th Grade Meet and Greet
    • Join us online by clicking here
      • Meeting ID: 917 3739 0658
      • Passcode: 429441
    • or Call in 877 853 5257 US Toll-free
      • Meeting ID: 917 3739 0658
      • Passcode: 429441
  • 1pm-2pm- Zoom Meeting: 11th Grade Meet and Greet
    • Join us online by clicking here
      • Meeting ID: 998 0060 7352
      • Passcode: 491007
    • or Call in 877 853 5257 US Toll-free
      • Meeting ID: 998 0060 7352
      • Passcode: 491007
  • 2pm-3pm- Zoom Meeting: 12th Grade Meet and Greet
    • Join us online by clicking here
      • Meeting ID: 998 1452 7797
      • Passcode: 417706
    • or Call in 877 853 5257 US Toll-free
      • Meeting ID: 998 1452 7797
      • Passcode: 417706

 08/01| Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
08/02| Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


  • 08/03 – Start Date for 2021-2022 School Year
    • Check student emails for invites to Google Classrooms (if not done prior)
  • 08/05 Student Opening Ceremony @9:00

Future Events

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

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


Wifi and Internet Resources

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



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students:

Week of July 20th,2020

After deliberation and consideration of student and public health safety, we have developed a schedule for diploma pickup on July 24th while adhering to specified guidelines. Students and families will be able to sign up for available time slots for pickup. Diplomas will be delivered to students by Senior Academy administration in a drive-thru format.

Please complete this form in relation to receiving your Diploma

2021 Senior Pictures Announcement – UPDATE

[as of 07/17/2020]

Good afternoon parents and students. 

As you know, we continue to advocate for the health and safety of our students and families. In alignment with the current public health status in Fulton County, the Mayor’s mandate to roll back to Phase 1, and the substantial spread of COVID-19 in the state of Georgia, Drew Charter School will postpone senior photos for the Class of 2021 to a later, safer date.  

While we understand that this decision comes with some disappointment, the safety of our students and families is of utmost importance. 

We truly look forward to starting the school year soon with you and your student. If you have any questions in the meantime, please reach out to administration or your senior sponsor at the email addresses listed below: 

Kendrick Myers, Senior Academy Principal kendrick.myers@drewcharterschool.org

Tameka Allen, Dean of Students tameka.allen@drewcharterschool.org

Rachel Weaver, Dean of College and Career Readiness rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org

Emily Isbell, Math Coach/Senior Sponsor emily.isbell@drewcharterschool.org

Sincerely, 

Senior Academy Administration


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


Important: Preparing for the First Day of School

Guardians please complete the survey below if a student is in need of a tech device for the school year. survey here.

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

Guardian

Announcements

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]

Message from Director of Athletics, click here for letter

Summer Reading

Attached, you will find a copy of the AP summer reading list for students who selected an AP course for school year 2020-2021.  The counselors have sent out an email to all those students who will need to complete the summer reading before the start of school in July.  If your child selected to take an AP course and did not receive an email, please contact your child’s counselor.

Rob Richardson (Grades 9 and 11):  rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Tara Davis (Grades 10 and 12): tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lteTmwQZE57xFLRXgHYmK2-mJRo7lDrzITxi54pTc5E/edit?usp=sharing

Uniform Needs

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

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

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

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

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

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


Calendar


Week of 07/20- 07/26

Monday

07/20

  • None

Tuesday

07/21

  • None

Wednesday

07/22

  • None

Thursday

07/23

  • None

Friday

07/24

  • None

 07/25| Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
07/26| Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


  • 07/28 – Contactless Pick Up of Virtual Learning Resource Bags
    • All Academies [ Last Name, A-G]
    • 10 AM – 1 PM
    • 4 PM – 7:00 PM
  • 07/29 – Contactless Pick Up of Virtual Learning Resource Bags
    • All Academies [Last Name, H-P]
    • 10 AM – 1 PM
    • 4 PM – 7 PM
  • 0730 – Contactless Pick Up of Virtual Learning Resource Bags
    • All Academies [Last Name, Q-Z]
    • 10 AM – 1 PM
    • 4 PM – 7 PM
  • 07/31 – Contactless Pick Up of Virtual Learning Resource Bags
    • All Academies [ALTERNATE DAY- Last Name, A-Z]
    • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • 08/03 – Start Date for 2021-2022 School Year
    • more details coming soon..

Future Events

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

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


Wifi and Internet Resources

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



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students:

Week of July 13th,2020

As you know, we continue to advocate for the health and safety of our students and families. Many of you have received the most recent communication from APS stating: 

“In alignment with the current public health status in Fulton County and the substantial spread of COVID-19 in the state of Georgia, Atlanta Public Schools will no longer host the 2020 in-person graduations the week of July 20th. The ceremonies will be postponed to a later safe date.

While we understand that this decision is a disappointment to the Class of 2020 and their loved ones, the safety of our graduates, families and district employees remains a top priority.”

“In the previous announcement we made a note stating: Dates are subject to change should safety conditions prevent the gathering of large events”

Unfortunately, the recent spike in cases of COVID-19 have resulted in the suspension of this previously mentioned event.

Kendrick L. Myers

Senior Academy Principal

2021 Senior Pictures Announcement – UPDATE

[as of 07/17/2020]

Good afternoon parents and students. 

As you know, we continue to advocate for the health and safety of our students and families. In alignment with the current public health status in Fulton County, the Mayor’s mandate to roll back to Phase 1, and the substantial spread of COVID-19 in the state of Georgia, Drew Charter School will postpone senior photos for the Class of 2021 to a later, safer date.  

While we understand that this decision comes with some disappointment, the safety of our students and families is of utmost importance. 

We truly look forward to starting the school year soon with you and your student. If you have any questions in the meantime, please reach out to administration or your senior sponsor at the email addresses listed below: 

Kendrick Myers, Senior Academy Principal kendrick.myers@drewcharterschool.org

Tameka Allen, Dean of Students tameka.allen@drewcharterschool.org

Rachel Weaver, Dean of College and Career Readiness rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org

Emily Isbell, Math Coach/Senior Sponsor emily.isbell@drewcharterschool.org

Sincerely, 

Senior Academy Administration

Guardian

Announcements

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]

Message from Director of Athletics, click here for letter

Summer Reading

Attached, you will find a copy of the AP summer reading list for students who selected an AP course for school year 2020-2021.  The counselors have sent out an email to all those students who will need to complete the summer reading before the start of school in July.  If your child selected to take an AP course and did not receive an email, please contact your child’s counselor.

Rob Richardson (Grades 9 and 11):  rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Tara Davis (Grades 10 and 12): tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lteTmwQZE57xFLRXgHYmK2-mJRo7lDrzITxi54pTc5E/edit?usp=sharing

Uniform Needs

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

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

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

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

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

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


Calendar


Week of 07/13 – 07/19

Monday

07/13

  • None

Tuesday

07/14

  • None

Wednesday

07/15

  • None

Thursday

07/16

  • None

Friday

07/17

  • None

 07/18| Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
07/19 | Sunday
  • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


  • 08/03 – Start Date for 2021-2022 School Year
    • more details coming soon..

Future Events

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

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


Wifi and Internet Resources

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



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students:

Week of July 06th,2020

2020 Graduation Ceremony Update!

Good Afternoon 2020 Graduates and loved ones of 2020 Graduates, 

I hope all is well with you during these unprecedented times. We know this has been a challenging few months and not what any of us wanted nor expected. Despite missed moments that are hard to replicate in the virtual world, we have worked diligently to develop new memories and plan events around your senior year – Virtual Spirit Week, Virtual Senior Walk, Senior Car parade, Virtual Senior Awards Ceremony, and especially your graduation ceremony. Please know that we are doing everything in our power to make your graduation celebration special and memorable for you and your families.

We agree that graduation in itself is a monumental event and that the graduates of 2020 deserve their day. That is why we have allocated resources to join Atlanta Public Schools graduation schedule at the Lakewood Stadium the week of July 20th. 

We hope graduates and families will participate in this opportunity to acknowledge and honor their work over their academic journey. With this in mind we must adhere to all guidelines and safety precautions in place. The safety and health of our graduates and their families are the primary motivation in delaying/limiting in-person events of this magnitude. With careful consideration and planning we will see you at 10:00am on July 24th, at the Lakewood Stadium. More information regarding guidelines for attending and other details will be released soon.

With Appreciation, 

Kendrick L. Myers

Senior Academy Principal

“Note: Dates are subject to change should safety conditions prevent the gathering of large events”

2021 Senior Pictures Announcement – UPDATE

Senior Pictures for the Class of 2021 will take place on:

Thursday, July 23rd

and

Wednesday July 29th

Lifetouch [the new picture vendor] will be contacting families directly to arrange appointment times and to communicate requirements in relation to social distancing.

Pictures will be taken in the Cafeteria of Drew’s Upper campus

Guardian

Announcements

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]

Message from Director of Athletics, click here for letter

Summer Reading

Attached, you will find a copy of the AP summer reading list for students who selected an AP course for school year 2020-2021.  The counselors have sent out an email to all those students who will need to complete the summer reading before the start of school in July.  If your child selected to take an AP course and did not receive an email, please contact your child’s counselor.

Rob Richardson (Grades 9 and 11):  rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Tara Davis (Grades 10 and 12): tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lteTmwQZE57xFLRXgHYmK2-mJRo7lDrzITxi54pTc5E/edit?usp=sharing

Uniform Needs

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

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

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

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

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

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


Calendar


Week of 07/06 – 07/12

Monday

07/06

  • None

Tuesday

07/07

  • None

Wednesday

07/08

  • None

Thursday

07/09

  • None

Friday

07/10

  • None

 07/11| Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
07/12| Sunday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


  • 07/19 – Equity Opportunity
  • 07/22- Senior Pictures for Class of 2021
    • Lifetouch [new picture vendor] will contact families directly to arrange appointments
  • 07/24- Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony [Lakewood Amphitheater]
    • Additional details and instructions will be released in the near future
  • 08/03 – Start Date for 2021-2022 School Year
    • more details coming soon..

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


Wifi and Internet Resources

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



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students:

Week of June 29th,2020

School Reopening Survey Deadline Extended to 7/3– Please Respond!

Drew Parents/Guardians,

Last week, we emailed you a Drew Reopening Update and Family Survey.  To ensure that all families have an opportunity to take the Reopening Survey, we are extending the response deadline to Friday, July 3rd, at 5pm.  If you are yet to take the survey, we encourage you to complete it now.  Please click here to take the survey.  (To view the most recent reopening update, which was sent last week, please click here.)

Your feedback is vitally important to us, and we hope to hear from you soon.  If you have already taken the survey, thank you!    

2020 Graduation Ceremony Update!

Good Afternoon 2020 Graduates and loved ones of 2020 Graduates, 

I hope all is well with you during these unprecedented times. We know this has been a challenging few months and not what any of us wanted nor expected. Despite missed moments that are hard to replicate in the virtual world, we have worked diligently to develop new memories and plan events around your senior year – Virtual Spirit Week, Virtual Senior Walk, Senior Car parade, Virtual Senior Awards Ceremony, and especially your graduation ceremony. Please know that we are doing everything in our power to make your graduation celebration special and memorable for you and your families.

We agree that graduation in itself is a monumental event and that the graduates of 2020 deserve their day. That is why we have allocated resources to join Atlanta Public Schools graduation schedule at the Lakewood Stadium the week of July 20th. 

We hope graduates and families will participate in this opportunity to acknowledge and honor their work over their academic journey. With this in mind we must adhere to all guidelines and safety precautions in place. The safety and health of our graduates and their families are the primary motivation in delaying/limiting in-person events of this magnitude. With careful consideration and planning we will see you at 10:00am on July 24th, at the Lakewood Stadium. More information regarding guidelines for attending and other details will be released soon.

With Appreciation, 

Kendrick L. Myers

Senior Academy Principal

“Note: Dates are subject to change should safety conditions prevent the gathering of large events”

2021 Senior Pictures Announcement:

Senior Pictures for the Class of 2021 will take place on Wednesday, July 22nd. Lifetouch [the new picture vendor] will be contacting families directly to arrange appointment times and to communicate requirements in relation to social distancing.

Guardian

Announcements

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]

Message from Director of Athletics, click here for letter

Summer Reading

Attached, you will find a copy of the AP summer reading list for students who selected an AP course for school year 2020-2021.  The counselors have sent out an email to all those students who will need to complete the summer reading before the start of school in July.  If your child selected to take an AP course and did not receive an email, please contact your child’s counselor.

Rob Richardson (Grades 9 and 11):  rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Tara Davis (Grades 10 and 12): tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lteTmwQZE57xFLRXgHYmK2-mJRo7lDrzITxi54pTc5E/edit?usp=sharing

Uniform Needs

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

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

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

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

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

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


Calendar


Week of 06/29- 07/05

Monday

06/29

  • None

Tuesday

06/30

  • None

Wednesday

07/01

  • None

Thursday

07/02

  • None

Friday

07/03

  • None

 07/04| Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
07/05| Sunday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


  • 07/22- Senior Pictures for Class of 2021
    • Lifetouch [new picture vendor] will contact families directly to arrange appointments
  • 07/24- Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony [Lakewood Amphitheater]
    • Additional details and instructions will be released in the near future
  • 08/03 – Start Date for 2021-2022 School Year
    • more details coming soon..

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


Wifi and Internet Resources

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



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students:

Week of June 22nd,2020

 Drew Reopening Plan Updates

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Last week, we announced a revised 2020 – 2021 Drew Charter school year calendar with a new start date of August 3, 2020, for students. In this follow-up communication regarding Drew’s 2020 – 2021 reopening plan, we are sharing:

  1. Updates regarding reopening models under consideration, and
  2. A Family Survey (The survey link is included here and later in this letter.)

UPDATE TO REOPENING MODELS

At this point, it seems highly unlikely that public health guidance will allow for a traditional Face-to-Face reopening model.  Based on current information, Drew is focusing on planning the following two reopening models:

  • Virtual/e-Learning Model 
  • Hybrid Model (combination of Face-to-Face and Virtual learning)

As we continue building detailed implementation plans for both models, below please find a high-level summary of key components that each model’s plan will address once completed.

All Virtual Model

If Drew reopens under an all virtual model, key components of the model will include:

  • Instruction – standardized daily student instruction on Zoom for core contents classes and enrichment/pathways including the introduction of new content, academy specific schedules, attendance tracking, and assigning grades
  • Student Social Emotional and Academic Supports – the incorporation of social emotional learning supports and Special Education, RTI, and Gifted programming
  • Technology Support – ensuring all students are equipped with necessary devices, internet access, and technical support for success
  • STEAM/PBL – a re-implementation of and emphasis on STEAM and PBL with student collaboration and projects.

Hybrid Model

If Drew reopens under a Hybrid model, each student would come onsite two days a week for face-to-face instruction and would have virtual instruction (home-based) three days a week.  Key components of the Hybrid Model, would include:

  • Instructional Model Design – two (2) cohorts of students (Cohort A and Cohort B) divided as follows:
    • Students assigned to Cohort A would report to school on Mondays and Tuesdays and would receive instruction virtually on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays via Google Classroom
    • Students assigned to Cohort B would report to school on Thursdays and Fridays and would receive instruction virtually on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays via Google Classroom
    • Siblings would be grouped in the same cohort to ensure on-campus and virtual days are the same 
    • Onsite class sizes would be limited to 12 students per classroom
  • School Operations – protocols for social distancing (6 feet at all times), cleaning/sanitizing the buildings, morning drop off/afternoon dismissal, meals, classroom design, and transitions 
  • Safety Precautions – protocols for PPE requirements (wearing masks and/or face shields), visitors, early pickup procedures and increased hygiene and safety measures 
  • Health/Wellbeing – protocols for handling student illness, daily screenings/temperature checks and potential outbreaks/quarantine plans
  • Technology Support – ensuring all students are equipped with devices and technical support to be successful on virtual days 
  • Before and After School Care of Students on Onsite Learning Days –  considerations for if/how this care could be provided safely
  • Offering a full-time virtual learning model for students unable to participate in a Hybrid Model. 

FAMILY SURVEY

As we move forward with our planning process, it is critical that we hear from you.  Please take the following survey now or no later than Friday, June 26th, at 6pm:

FAMILY REOPENING SURVEY 

Your input will help us better evaluate how we can support you as we continue planning our reopening.  Thank you in advance for participating in the survey.

Please be assured that the reopening model we ultimately implement will focus on ensuring the health and safety of our students and staff in light of the most current public health data and guidance.  We will notify you by mid-July of our decision on which reopening model we will implement.  In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy.

For the Love of Drew,

Peter McKnight

Head of School

Shoutout to Rising 11th Grader

We would like to thank and highlight A. Cave for sharing her expression of art about the Alabama church bombing which took place September 15, 1963 that escalated a lot of emotions, especially within the African American community. Feel free to click the link above.

Guardian

Announcements

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]

Message from Director of Athletics, click here for letter

Update: Cheerleading

Summer Reading

Attached, you will find a copy of the AP summer reading list for students who selected an AP course for school year 2020-2021.  The counselors have sent out an email to all those students who will need to complete the summer reading before the start of school in July.  If your child selected to take an AP course and did not receive an email, please contact your child’s counselor.

Rob Richardson (Grades 9 and 11):  rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Tara Davis (Grades 10 and 12): tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lteTmwQZE57xFLRXgHYmK2-mJRo7lDrzITxi54pTc5E/edit?usp=sharing

Uniform Needs

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

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

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

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

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

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


Calendar


Week of 06/22- 06/28

Monday

06/22

  • None

Tuesday

06/23

  • None

Wednesday

06/24

  • Times were assigned by Coach Mayes

Thursday

06/25

  • Times were assigned by Coach Mayes

Friday

06/26

  • None

 06/27| Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice.
06/28| Sunday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


  • 09/03 – Start Date for 2021-2022 School Year
    • more details coming soon..

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


Wifi and Internet Resources

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



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students:

Week of June 15th,2020

Updated 06/16/2020: Drew Changes 2020 – 2021 Calendar & School Start Date

Dear Drew Families:

We hope that you are safe and well.  As we continue planning our reopening for the upcoming school year, we wanted to notify you of changes to Drew’s school calendar.  Yesterday, Drew’s Board of Directors approved a revised 2020-2021 school calendar, including pushing back the first day of school. The first day of school for students has been changed to August 3, 2020.  (The original start date was July 27, 2020.) The amended calendar also includes updates to school breaks and holidays. 

Please click here to view the amended 2020-2021 student calendar, and note that the amended calendar dates will be reflected on Drew’s website soon.

Drew Charter School is continuing to evaluate the following three possible 2020-2021 reopening models, which were previously communicated to families:

·       Face-to-Face Model

·       Hybrid Model (combination of Face-to-Face and Virtual)

·       Virtual/e-Learning Model

While the school has not reached a decision regarding which of the three reopening models it will implement, delaying the first day of school provides administrators and staff with essential time to adequately plan for restarting under any of the proposed scenarios, particularly in terms of safety and wellness, operations, instruction, facilities and other critical reopening components.  We continue to carefully evaluate the latest federal, state and local reopening guidance and are considering extenuating factors in making our decision. 

As our decision has the potential to tremendously impact our families and staff, we hope to provide as much advance notice as possible of the specific reopening model Drew will implement.  Please stay tuned for additional updates.  

We look forward to embarking on a new year of learning with your student on August 3, 2020!  

For the Love of Drew,

Peter McKnight

Head of School

Shoutout to Rising 11th Grader

We would like to thank and highlight A. Cave for sharing her expression of art about the Alabama church bombing which took place September 15, 1963 that escalated a lot of emotions, especially within the African American community. Feel free to click the link above.

Guardian

Announcements

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]

Message from Director of Athletics, click here for letter

Update: Cheerleading

Summer Reading

Attached, you will find a copy of the AP summer reading list for students who selected an AP course for school year 2020-2021.  The counselors have sent out an email to all those students who will need to complete the summer reading before the start of school in July.  If your child selected to take an AP course and did not receive an email, please contact your child’s counselor.

Rob Richardson (Grades 9 and 11):  rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Tara Davis (Grades 10 and 12): tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lteTmwQZE57xFLRXgHYmK2-mJRo7lDrzITxi54pTc5E/edit?usp=sharing

Uniform Needs

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

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

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

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

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

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


Calendar


Week of 06/15 – 06/20

Monday

06/15

  • None

Tuesday

06/16

  • None

Wednesday

06/17

  • 6pm- Virtual Interest Meeting for Cheer

Thursday

06/18

  • 3pm-5pm: Final Opportunity for Senior to Return and Retrieve items at Drew [inclusive of Senior Sign Displayed during Car Parade]
    • Families of Seniors who have items at Drew were emailed last week.

Friday

06/19

  • None

 06/20| Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice.
06/21| Sunday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


  • 06/24 – Virtual Cheer Tryouts
  • 06/25 – Virtual Cheer Tryouts
  • 09/03 – Start Date for 2021-2022 School Year
    • more details coming soon..

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


Wifi and Internet Resources

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



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students:

Week of June 8th,2020

Shoutout to Rising 11th Grader

We would like to thank and highlight A. Cave for sharing her expression of art about the Alabama church bombing which took place September 15, 1963 that escalated a lot of emotions, especially within the African American community. Feel free to click the link above.

Guardian

Announcements

Intent to Play [In Relation to All Sports]

Message from Director of Athletics, click here for letter

Budget Hearing

Date: June 9, 2020 06:00 PM

https://drewcharterschool.zoom.us/j/93195552864
If you wish to call in- 888 475 4499
Meeting ID: 931 9555 2864

Summer Reading

Attached, you will find a copy of the AP summer reading list for students who selected an AP course for school year 2020-2021.  The counselors have sent out an email to all those students who will need to complete the summer reading before the start of school in July.  If your child selected to take an AP course and did not receive an email, please contact your child’s counselor.

Rob Richardson (Grades 9 and 11):  rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Tara Davis (Grades 10 and 12): tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lteTmwQZE57xFLRXgHYmK2-mJRo7lDrzITxi54pTc5E/edit?usp=sharing

Uniform Needs

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

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

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

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

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

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


Calendar


Week of 06/08 – 06/14

Summer School via E-Learning

  • Students and parents requested to participate in summer school should already have communication:
    • Please reach out to Kendrick Myers, Rachel Weaver, or Tameka Allen if you feel you should have received communication and have not as of today.

Please be advised that our School Norms still apply in our E-Learning Environments. 

Students should participate in online class activities with the same respect and decorum that would be displayed in the classroom. Please refer the Student Code of Conduct for specific information on appropriate technology use.
Language and/or actions that violate our Student Code of Conduct in the virtual setting will have similar consequences.

Monday

06/08

Tuesday

06/09

Wednesday

06/10

  • PBL/STEAM- for New Staff (K-12)

Thursday

06/11

  • None

Friday

06/12

  • None

 06/13| Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice.
06/14| Sunday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


  • 07/27 – Tentative Start Date for 2021-2022 School Year
    • more details soon..

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


Wifi and Internet Resources

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



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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


Update for Students: