Lottery Application Window for New Students

Lottery Application Window for New Students Open Now Through April 30, 2020

If your student has a sibling who is interested in attending Drew for the 2020-2021 school year, the lottery application for potential new students is available now through April 30, 2020. The online application is also available on Drew’s website. All qualifying applications will be included in the lottery on May 7th. Drew is not participating in Atlanta Public Schools’ pilot “Enroll APS Charter” project for the 2020-2021 school year. All Drew lottery applications must be submitted via Drew’s online process.

Please note that the lottery is for potential new students only. This includes students currently enrolled in the Cox Pre-K Program at Drew. All current rising 1st through 12th grade Drew students will have the opportunity to re-enroll in March (more details to come). Additional lottery information can be found at www.drewcharterschool.org/enrollment. Please contact Mary Hartigan at 404-450-0567 or enrollment@drewcharterschool.org with any questions.

Spring 2020 Calendar Reminder



Dear Drew Families:

Happy New Year!  We hope your family had a peaceful holiday, and your student is rejuvenated and off to a great start for the new semester.  We are looking forward to a productive 2020 for Drew’s students and staff.
As we start this new semester, we wanted to remind you of the Drew Student Calendar for the remainder of the 2019 – 2020 School Year.  Please note, based on the testing schedule for the Atlanta Public School District, May 1st, which was previously designated as a Parent-Teacher Conference Day, will now be a regular school day.  The last Parent-Teacher Conference Day for the school year has been moved to April 24th, meaning April 24th will now be a half-day for students. Click here to view the updated Spring of 2020 Calendar.
 
Spring Semester Student Calendar Holidays/School Closures are listed below:
January 20:  Martin Luther King National Holiday – School Closed
February 7:  Half Day of School and Parent/Teacher Conferences – All Academies Dismiss by Noon
February 14 – February 17:  Winter Break –  School Closed for Students
 
April 6 – April 10:  Spring Break – School Closed
April 24:  Half Day of School and Parent/Teacher Conferences – All Academies Dismiss by Noon
May 21:  Last Day of School for Students
 
Best Wishes for 2020!
Peter McKnight
Head of School
 

Week of August 19th 2019

Purpose – Drew Charter School serves as a key component of the cradle-to-college pipeline within the holistic East Lake neighborhood revitalization. Appreciating our unique status as a mixed-income school, Drew Charter School’s primary purpose is to provide an excellent education to all children living in the Villages of East Lake so that each student reaches his or her full potential and is launched on a pathway to health, impact and prosperity.

Vision – Drew Charter School students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and passion to create positive change in the world.

Mission – Drew Charter School is an exemplary, innovative education community that empowers all students to achieve their full potential.


Announcements

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

Save the Dates

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

Calendar of Events

Week of 08/19 – 08/23

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

Upcoming Events:

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

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

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

Uniform Concerns!

Families who still have not received their orders:

Please forward a copy or screenshot of the confirmation information to Kendrick.Myers@drewcharterschool.org and Tameka.Allen@drewcharterschool.org with the students’ name in the subject line.

Note: Students are still expected to be in uniform: Khakis, white button-down and tie are required.

– Khakis and button downs can be purchased outside of the Tommy Hilfiger.
– Ties will be onsite and for sell at the school store tomorrow morning!
  • Parents looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Tommy Hilfiger.
    • Parents be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • Ordering Instructions for Tommy Hilfiger
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.
      • 9th Grade ONLY: Students are expected to bring their blazers on the first day of school, July 31st.
        • Students should bring their blazers to school inside of a plastic bag with their names on the outside of the bag.
        • It will also be helpful to write the students name on a sheet of paper to include inside the bag.
  • The BLAZER will be required for the Blazer Day Ceremony [DATE: 8/19/19].
NOTE
The School Store
Hours are 9:00 – 3:00 pm daily. 
The School Store is located in the Theater Box Office at the Yates/Upper Campus. 

- Stop by and get your Drew gear! 

Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY as of 08.06.19

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

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

Update for Students:

A Message from the Head of School

Drew Parents/Guardians:

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

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

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

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

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

Peter McKnight

Head of School

Blazer Ceremony Update


As many of you know, we have scheduled a Blazer Ceremony for this upcoming Monday, August 5th, to honor our students.

This occasion should be a special event that all students have an opportunity to enjoy. We understand, however, that some families are still awaiting their orders for blazers and ties.

With that understanding, we have decided to move the Blazer Ceremony to a later date. We will continue to work with students and families as they await for their items to arrive.

If any family has not yet ordered your uniform attire (tie and/or blazer), please visit www.globalschoolwear.com to get the items you need. We look forward to celebrating your student throughout this school year.

In addition, please see the instructions below for us to assist in speeding up the processing of your order.

Uniform Concerns!

Families who still have not received their orders:

Please forward a copy or screenshot of the confirmation information to Kendrick.Myers@drewcharterschool.org and Tameka.Allen@drewcharterschool.org with the students’ name in the subject line.

Note: Students are still expected to be in uniform: Khakis, white button-down and tie are required.

– Khakis and button downs can be purchased outside of the Tommy Hilfiger.
– Ties will be onsite and for sell at the school store!

  • Parents looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Tommy Hilfiger.
    • Parents be sure to order as soon as possible; the estimated time of delivery is 2-3 weeks from the day you order.
    • Ordering Instructions for Tommy Hilfiger
    • To reference the dress code for the Senior Academy, click here.
      • 9th Grade ONLY: Students are expected to bring their blazers as soon as they receive them.
        • Students should bring their blazers to school inside of a plastic bag with their names on the outside of the bag.
        • It will also be helpful to write the students name on a sheet of paper to include inside the bag.
  • The BLAZER will be required for the Blazer Day Ceremony at this time a new date will be determined by administration.Be on the look out for that date!
    • NOTE: Parents are welcome to come to this event!

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

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

Seniors!

  • Students must sit for pictures in order to be included in the yearbook.
  • Please note the scheduled picture day has passed.
    • To be photographed You must call SCORE to secure a make-up session from there they will be able to provide more details regarding logistics on the day of your appointment.
    • You can reach SCORE at 770-516-5880. 
  • See the attachment for more information.

Update for Students:

  • Summer Reading List –  Attached is the link to access summer reading materials for students who signed up for AP classes next school year.  https://tinyurl.com/APSummer19
  • Drew Opportunity Fund – In recognition of Mr. Don Doran, Head of School, and his decade of leadership we are delighted to announce the launch of the Drew Opportunity Fund. Join us in thanking Mr. Doran for his years of service by making a donation in his honor today! Learn more

URGENT UPDATE!!!

School Lunch is now FREE for both JA & SA students! Students will be offered breakfast and lunch at no charge to the student; students will only have to pay for meals if they choose to receive additional meals.

Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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




Notification: Community Incident

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

As you may be aware from local news reports, an unfortunate incident occurred early this morning in the neighborhood resulting in the injury of a Drew student.   

Due to the proximity of the incident to our school, there was an increased police presence on campus today. We are actively working to support the family of the injured student and other affected members of the community. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or your academy principal.

Kendrick Myers