Message to Families from Mr. Myers

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians,

As you may be aware, Atlanta Public Schools announced that APS will be virtual for students and staff the week of January 3rd – January 7th.  In keeping with APS as a district charter school, Drew will also be all-virtual for the coming week.  Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 4th, through virtual learning and will remain virtual for the duration of the week. Please see the virtual schedule for SA students listed below:

1st Period8:30-9:40
2nd Period9:50-11:00
Lunch11:05-11:35
Break or Small Groups11:40-12:40
3rd Period12:50-2:00
4th Period2:10-3:20
*Zoom links and class assignments can be found in student Google Classroom

Students in the Senior Academy should have access to their own devices. If your student left their device at school prior to break or if they are in need of a device for virtual learning, please complete this survey in order to receive a device. We will only be able to provide devices for families that complete the above survey. Device pick up will be at designated times on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

As a convenience to families, Drew will still offer drive through COVID-19 testing on campus today, January 2nd, between 10am and 4pm, as originally planned.  Student/Family COVID-19 testing for Monday, January 3rd, has been cancelled.

In alignment with APS current plans, we plan to return to in-person learning on January 10th.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

K. Myers

Senior Academy Principal

Notification to Seniors and Senior Families

DEADLINE FOR INPUT IS MONDAY [03/29 @12PM]

Please take a few minutes to fill out this Google Form with your graduation preferences:

  • 1 graduation ceremony at 6pm with 2 guest tickets per student
  • 2 graduation ceremonies (split cohorts at 10am and 6pm) with 5 guest tickets per student

Google Form Link: https://forms.gle/Z93Fsw829cgBnC4g8

**This letter was sent via Remind on 3/24.**

Are you a student or Parent for Class of 2021 [12th Grade]??? To join REMIND see instructions below:

Racist Disruption to Rising 9th Grade Zoom Parent Meeting

Dear Drew Community,

This afternoon, Drew’s Senior Academy held a virtual Rising 9th Grade Parent meeting on our Zoom platform. Unfortunately, during this meeting there were several racial outbursts, including use of the “N” word, from unidentified participants, which disrupted the meeting and required us to abruptly end it. Drew is working with our technology team to determine the identities of the perpetrators in the meeting.   We are sharing this information with you as it impacts our entire Drew community. Drew administrators and staff are totally devastated by what occurred during this meeting.   This is the third time in two weeks that I have had to write to you about racism and its impact on our immediate community and the larger world.  As I have said before, Drew Charter School will not tolerate racism of any kind, and we will continue to weed it out as it presents itself.  As infuriating and disheartening as this is, nothing will shake our unwavering commitment to and affirmation of Drew’s black students, staff, and families.  

Sincerely,

Peter McKnight
Drew Head of School

A Message from the Senior Academy

June 3, 2020

Good evening Drew Community,

It has come to my attention that a Senior Academy student posted an offensive, inappropriate and discriminatory post on social media. First, I want to say that I am deeply saddened and disappointed. I appreciate every student and parent that has brought awareness to this issue and as such, we have already begun the follow-up with the family. I want to reassure this community that we have high expectations for our parents, staff, and our students. There should be a clear understanding that this is not a community that will stand by and condone discrimination, racism, systematic oppression, and/or institutional racism. It is our responsibility to hold every member of our community accountable and respond immediately and appropriately.

I express this in all transparency but want to be clear that due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) the school cannot  share with anyone the details, specifics, consequences of an incident with anyone other than the offending party in any situation. 

While some of these incidents may be met with restorative practices, education, and corrective requirements or policies, it is important to understand that certain actions will not be tolerated. Drew administrators and staff will take all appropriate steps to eradicate actions that threaten the safety and security of the people in our community.

Please reach out to me with any concerns or further questions. 

K. Myers

Week of April 06th, 2020

Spring Break: April 6-12

E-Learning will resume on April 13th,2020

Shoutout to Senior Academy students for all of the comments, posts, smiles, and stories they shared on social media last week! Thank you for the amazing memories; I am very thankful for our time together virtually, it was a week full of fun.

As we go into Spring Break, I encourage everyone to use this time to rest and relax. Please use this time to indulge in your favorite hobby or to simply rest, and put your computer to the side!

You deserve this time – enjoy it. Have a great break!

  • K.Myers