Week of May 04th, 2020

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

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

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


Shoutouts!

  • Joshua Clemons on receiving the Karsh STEM Scholarship, which is a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to Howard University – his top choice school!
  • The CCR and Senior team, for continuing to push our seniors towards the finish line!
  • Ms. Dunard and Naiya Cunningham for competing in a DJ battle on Friday.
    • Naiya was declared the winner by the Class of 2020!
  • Gabe Briscoe has done an AMAZING job with his remote work. He attends every class and has submitted every assignment with great attention to detail. He is really excelling in this environment!
  • Muchas gracias a todos los estudiantes quienes participaron en el juego de 20 preguntas en español – especialmente a Andre, Jalon, Kiah, Nick, Jamari, Makiyah y Quinn por una ronda muy cómica y competitiva!
  • Destiny Hodges for helping the 10th grade teachers plan a virtual community forum!
  • Solomon Adams, Alexis Gaines, Dezmond Jack and Malik Mohammed for earning the International Skills Diploma Seal from the GaDOE!
  • Naiya Cunningham for her remarkable leadership in SGA this school year.
  • Amira Davis who has been diligently working on Geometry!
  • Ms. Simmons for exhibiting her DJ skills at the 10th grade Community Forum!
  • To Ms. Koriakin for her beautiful poem “Drew is not a Place”!

Next Blazer Day will be announced at a later date!

Blazer Days are Required for Special Events & will occur at least once a month**

**Blazer Days are subject to change.**
[They are currently projected to occur every 2nd Wednesday of the month]

Guardian

Announcements

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

The deadline to order a 2019-2020 yearbook has been extended until May 15th, 2020. While we won’t be back in our school building this spring, we are working on a plan for safe distribution once they arrive.


Week of 05/04 – 05/10

Teacher Appreciation Week

E-learning via Google Classrooms

  • Drew Media Resources available:
    • Please share and join the Media Services Google classroom7iy2jsh 
  • Please note: Google Hangouts will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    • Click here to view the Google Hangouts Appropriate Student Usage Guidelines.

Students will follow the A/B Day Rotation in the E-Learning setting. Therefore, students’ will be able to login and look for assignments based on the students’ regular schedule.


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.
05/04| Monday | "A" Day
 05/05| Tuesday | “B” Day
05/06| Wednesday| "A" Day
 05/07| Thursday| “B” Day
 05/08| Friday| “A” Day
  • Last Day for New Content (Grades 9-11)
  • E-Learning
    • Students use this day to review, check-in with teachers, receive feedback,and/or turn-in missing work etc.

 05/09 | Saturday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building for the next two weeks will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
05/10| Sunday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building for the next two weeks will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


  • Week of 05/11 – 05/17
    • 5/16/20 –  Senior Car Parade @ 4pm
  • Week of 5/18 -5/22
    • 5/18/20 – Virtual College Decision Day @ 5pm
    • 5/19/20 – Freshman Recognition Ceremony @12pm
    • 5/20/20 – Senior Zoom Bash @ 2pm
    • 5/21/20 Sophomore Recognition Ceremony @ 12pm
    • 5/21/20 Junior Recognition Ceremony @ 2pm
    • 5/22/20 – Virtual Awards Day @ 12pm
  • 05/21/2020-  Last Day of School

Food Resources during Closure


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

  • New Information Coming Soon

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 April 27th, 2020

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

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

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


Shoutouts!

  • Carrington Grant for being accepted into this summer’s Governor’s Honors Program for Engineering. 
    • He has curated his portfolio of work through his Engineering Pathway [Click here to see!]
  • Gavin Kelley for being accepted into the 2020 LEAD Summer Business Institute with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania!
  • Ms. Weaver, the CCR team, and everyone that contributed to creating a memorable virtual Senior Walk for the Class of 2020!
  • Shout out to Chance Minor who felt inspired by Gas Laws and Cloud Cities to go above and beyond in his research AND extra attendance in zoom critiques just so he could share and hear more ideas from classmates!
  • Shoutout to Tityonna Snead, Benjamin Bozman, and Erin Sweeny for their hard work and completing all of their tasks on time in our eLearning enviroment!
  • Shoutout to Marquesion Tribble, Justin Roberts, Adrian Rivera, Shakari Floyd, and Amiyah Carter for their Perseverance and College Acceptances!
  • Officer Shannon for remaining connected with students during this time. She delivered balloons and cupcakes to a student for her birthday! 
  • Ms.Ricks for connecting with staff and providing support and resources throughout the academies!
  • Ms.White for her communication and initiative with students and staff members!
  • Dr. Morgan and Ms. Wilder for their additional support and reaching out to families!
  • Senior Academy staff and students for the continued work and effort throughout E-learning!

Next Blazer Day will be announced at a later date!

Blazer Days are Required for Special Events & will occur at least once a month**

**Blazer Days are subject to change.**
[They are currently projected to occur every 2nd Wednesday of the month]

Guardian

Announcements

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!


Lottery Application Window for **New Students** Open 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 7, 2020 at 6 p.m. Log in and dial in information will be available here. Results will be  posted to Drew’s website no later than close of business on May 8, 2020. 

  • Please note that the lottery is for potential new students only
  • This includes students currently enrolled in the Cox Pre-K Program at Drew.

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.

The Re-enrollment Process for 2020-2021 Updates

  • Re-enrollment Updates: Deadline for rising 6th and 9th graders and anyone who has moved to upload proof-of-residency documents is Friday, May 1

Students in transition grades (rising 6th and rising 9th graders) and any student who has moved and requires an address update in our system are required to submit current proof-of-residency documents as a part of re-enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year. They may do so electronically (step-by-step instructions), by May 1, 2020, or in-person at a later, to-be-determined time. Parent/guardians of all students who fall into these categories have been notified. Thank you to those who have already completed this!

For parents/guardians of students who do not fall into one of the above categories, there are no next steps to re-enroll your child beyond completing the online re-enrollment form and you should have already received your re-enrollment verification email.

Details regarding these process changes for the 2020-2021 school year can be found here. Please email enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or call 404-450-0567 with any questions. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding with these process changes.

Please email enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or call 404-450-0567 with any questions. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding with these process changes.


Calendar

The deadline to order a 2019-2020 yearbook has been extended until May 15th, 2020. While we won’t be back in our school building this spring, we are working on a plan for safe distribution once they arrive.


Week of 04/27- 05/03

School Library Month

E-learning via Google Classrooms

  • Drew Media Resources available:
    • Please share and join the Media Services Google classroom7iy2jsh 
  • Please note: Google Hangouts will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    • Click here to view the Google Hangouts Appropriate Student Usage Guidelines.

Students will follow the A/B Day Rotation in the E-Learning setting. Therefore, students’ will be able to login and look for assignments based on the students’ regular schedule.


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.
04/27| Monday | "A" Day
 04/28| Tuesday | “B” Day
04/29| Wednesday| "A" Day
 04/30| Thursday| “B” Day
  • Lottery Reminder
    • Lottery application for  Kindergarten program DUE
    • Applications for potential new students DUE
 05/01| Friday| “A” Day
  • Last Day for Seniors in Good Standing
  • Lottery Reminder
    • Submission of documentation for rising 6th/9th graders & students/families who recently moved, DUE on 5/1 [see section for Guardian Announcements ABOVE for more details]
  • E-Learning
    • Students use this day to review, check-in with teachers, receive feedback,and/or turn-in missing work etc.

 05/02| Saturday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building for the next two weeks will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
05/03| Sunday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building for the next two weeks will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


  • 04/30
    • Lottery application for  Kindergarten program DUE
    • Applications for potential new students DUE
  • 05/01- Lottery DEADLINE
    • Submission of documentation for rising 6th/9th graders & students/families who recently moved DUE [see section for Guardian Announcements ABOVE for more details]
  • Week of 5/4 -5/10 – Teacher Appreciation Week
    • 5/5/20 – 9th Grade Parent Meeting
    • 5/6/20 – 10th Grade Parent Meeting
    • 5/7/20 – 11th Grade Parent Meeting
    • 5/8/20 – Last Day for New Content (Grades 9-11)
  • Week of 5/11 – 5/17
  • Week of 5/18 -5/22
    • 5/18/20 – Virtual College Decision Day
    • 5/22/20 – Virtual Awards Day
  • 05/21/2020-  Last Day of School

Food Resources during Closure


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

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.

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 April 20th, 2020

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

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

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


Shoutouts!

  • Carrington Grant for being accepted into this summer’s Governor’s Honors Program for Engineering. 
    • He has curated his portfolio of work through his Engineering Pathway [Click here to see!]
  • Gavin Kelley for being accepted into the 2020 LEAD Summer Business Institute with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania!
  • Ms. Weaver, the CCR team, and everyone that contributed to creating a memorable virtual Senior Walk for the Class of 2020!
  • Officer Shannon for remaining connected with students during this time. She delivered balloons and cupcakes to a student for her birthday! 
  • Ms.Ricks for connecting with staff and providing support and resources throughout the academies!
  • Ms.White for her communication and initiative with students and staff members!
  • Dr. Morgan and Ms. Wilder for their additional support and reaching out to families!
  • Senior Academy staff and students for the continued work and effort throughout E-learning!

Next Blazer Day will be announced at a later date!

Blazer Days are Required for Special Events & will occur at least once a month**

**Blazer Days are subject to change.**
[They are currently projected to occur every 2nd Wednesday of the month]

Guardian

Announcements


Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

Thank you for another amazing week of E-learning before Spring Break. I hope that last week provided our students with time to rest, engage with friends, and spend time with family. We truly appreciate your consistent support and feedback. We are looking forward to an amazing week and finishing this semester out strong! Again, thanks for all your continued support!
K. Myers
 
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!


Lottery Application Window for **New Students** Open 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.

The Re-enrollment Process for 2020-2021

**Re-enrollment Process Updates**

Please visit our re-enrollment webpage for important updates to our 2020-2021 re-enrollment process. All rising 1st through 12th graders must complete the online re-enrollment form which was due on March 31. Thank you for completing these! Only students in transition grades (rising 6th and rising 9th grades) and any student who has moved and requires an address update in our system will be required to submit current proof-of-residency documents as a part of re-enrollment. They may do so electronically (click here for step-by-step instructions), submission of this documentation must be submitted by May 1, 2020, or in-person at a later date this information is to-be-determined.

For parents/guardians of students who do not fall into one of the above categories, there are no next steps to re-enroll your child beyond completing the online re-enrollment form. You will receive an email indicating final re-enrollment status by Friday, May 1, 2020. 

Please email enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or call 404-450-0567 with any questions. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding with these process changes.


Calendar

The deadline to order a 2019-2020 yearbook has been extended until Wednesday, April 22, 2020. While we won’t be back in our school building this spring, we are working on a plan for safe distribution once they arrive.


Week of 04/20- 04/26

School Library Month

E-learning via Google Classrooms

  • Drew Media Resources available:
    • Please share and join the Media Services Google classroom7iy2jsh 
  • Please note: Google Hangouts will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    • Click here to view the Google Hangouts Appropriate Student Usage Guidelines.

Students will follow the A/B Day Rotation in the E-Learning setting. Therefore, students’ will be able to login and look for assignments based on the students’ regular schedule.


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.
04/20| Monday | "B" Day
 04/21| Tuesday | “A” Day
04/22| Wednesday| "B" Day
 04/23| Thursday| “A” Day
  • 4:15 Class of 2020 Parent Meeting via Zoom
    • [click here for information]
 04/24| Friday| “B” Day
  •  E-Learning
    • Students use this day to review, check-in with teachers, receive feedback,and/or turn-in missing work etc.

 04/25| Saturday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building for the next two weeks will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
04/26| Sunday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building for the next two weeks will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


  • 04/30
    • Lottery application for  Kindergarten program DUE
    • Applications for potential new students DUE
  • 05/01- Lottery DEADLINE
    • Submission of documentation for rising 6th/9th graders & students/families who recently moved] DUE [see section for Guardian Announcements ABOVE for more details]
  • 05/21/2020-  Last Day of School

Food Resources during Closure


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

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.

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 April 13th, 2020

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

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

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


Shoutouts!

  • Senior Academy students who reached out to counselors and administrators as advocates for their peers!
  • To Dr.Allen who has done an amazing job in her first year as Dean of Students – this past week was National Assistant Principal’s week. Please send her a note of gratitude!
  • To Ms. Weaver[Kaney] for organizing our Virtual Spirit Week!
  • Senior Academy staff for the amazing post, comments, and interactions with students during Virtual Spirit Week!
  • Senior Academy students for all of the comments, posts, smiles, and stories they shared on social media! 
  • 9th Grade team for hosting a Virtual Kickback before we head out for Spring Break!
  • Anna West for helping get information out about Spirit Week and communication with the senior class!
  • Naiya Cunningham for communication with the senior class and ensuring everyone was able to participate in the meeting!
  • Senior Academy staff that remained connected with students, provided support, and encouraging statements!
  • Class of 2020 for an amazing meeting and connecting with teachers and peers before Spring Break!

Next Blazer Day will be announced at a later date!

Blazer Days are Required for Special Events & will occur at least once a month**

**Blazer Days are subject to change.**
[They are currently projected to occur every 2nd Wednesday of the month]

Guardian

Announcements


Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

Thank you for another amazing week of E-learning before Spring Break. I hope that last week provided our students with time to rest, engage with friends, and spend time with family. We truly appreciate your consistent support and feedback. We are looking forward to an amazing week and finishing this semester out strong! Again, thanks for all your continued support!
K. Myers
 
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!


Lottery Application Window for **New Students** Open 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.

The Re-enrollment Process for 2020-2021

**Re-enrollment Process Updates**

Please visit our re-enrollment webpage for important updates to our 2020-2021 re-enrollment process. All rising 1st through 12th graders must complete the online re-enrollment form which was due on March 31. Thank you for completing these! Only students in transition grades (rising 6th and rising 9th grades) and any student who has moved and requires an address update in our system will be required to submit current proof-of-residency documents as a part of re-enrollment. They may do so electronically (click here for step-by-step instructions), submission of this documentation must be submitted by May 1, 2020, or in-person at a later date this information is to-be-determined.

For parents/guardians of students who do not fall into one of the above categories, there are no next steps to re-enroll your child beyond completing the online re-enrollment form. You will receive an email indicating final re-enrollment status by Friday, May 1, 2020. 

Please email enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or call 404-450-0567 with any questions. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding with these process changes.


Calendar

The deadline to order a 2019-2020 yearbook has been extended until Wednesday, April 22, 2020. While we won’t be back in our school building this spring, we are working on a plan for safe distribution once they arrive.


Week of 04/13 – 04/19

School Library Month

E-learning via Google Classrooms

  • Drew Media Resources available:
    • Please share and join the Media Services Google classroom7iy2jsh 
  • Please note: Google Hangouts will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    • Click here to view the Google Hangouts Appropriate Student Usage Guidelines.

Students will follow the A/B Day Rotation in the E-Learning setting. Therefore, students’ will be able to login and look for assignments based on the students’ regular schedule.


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.
04/13| Monday | "A" Day
 04/14| Tuesday | “B” Day
04/15| Wednesday| "A" Day
 04/16| Thursday| “B” Day
  • Scholarship Deadlines – Please email Mrs. Jaeger for more information at Julianna.Jaeger@drewcharterschool.org 
    • Percy Julian Award* – Deadline April 16, 2020
    • St. Elmo Brady Award – Deadline April 16, 2020
 04/17| Friday| “A” Day
  •  E-Learning
    • Students use this day to review, check-in with teachers, receive feedback,and/or turn-in missing work etc.

 04/18| Saturday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building for the next two weeks will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
04/19| Sunday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building for the next two weeks will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


  • 04/30- Lottery application for  Kindergarten program due
  • 05/21/2020-  Last Day of School

Food Resources during Closure


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

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.

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 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

Breaking News Update: School Closed for Remainder of School Year

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

Governor Brian Kemp announced today that all K-12 schools in Georgia will remain closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of this school year.  In keeping with this order, Drew Charter School will remain closed for the remainder of this school year and will continue implementing e-learning Days for the duration of the closure.  

As this closure was just announced, we will work on the specific impact of this decision as it relates to considering alternatives to celebrate our Drew 2020 graduates and to address the loss of comprehensive instructional learning time for the school year.  Once we have had the opportunity to consider all aspects of this closure extension, we will follow up with families and staff to communicate more details. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these developments.  In the meantime, please do all you can to take care of yourself, your family and your loved ones.  We will be back in touch soon. 

Peter McKnight
Head of School

Week of March 30th, 2020

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

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

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


Shoutouts!

  • Kacy Caldwell for being accepted into University of Georgia!
  • To all parents and families for their continued support and feedback as we embark on this E-learning journey as a community!
  • Zanaya Benbow and Kayla Lewis for their engagement in E-learning!
  • Mr. Rashid, Ms.Davis, Mr. Richardson for their support of students and families throughout the past few weeks!
  • SA teachers for their engagement and support through live instruction and constant feedback!
  • Ms. Isbell, Ms.Williams, and Ms.McKenzie for working with content teams on planning and instruction!
  • Ms. Simmons, Dr. Morgan, Ms. Schaffer, Ms. Allen, Mr. White,and Ms. Isbell for working with grade level teams to develop a schedule for live instruction and office hours!
  • Dr. Kurt for his Freestyle Friday session on Instagram!
  • CCR Team for continuing to transition counseling sessions and working to meet student needs!
  • Mr. Copp for continually searching for best practices and ways to support struggling students!

Next Blazer Day will be announced at a later date!

Blazer Days are Required for Special Events & will occur at least once a month**

**Blazer Days are subject to change.**
[They are currently projected to occur every 2nd Wednesday of the month]

Guardian

Announcements


Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

Thank you for another amazing week of E-learning. I am hopeful that this past week provided our students with time to learn, engage with friends, and spend time with family. We truly appreciate your consistent support and feedback. We are looking forward to a week of fun and learning as we engage in our Virtual Spirit Week. Students and families can share their school spirit on social media at #DrewPrideStayInside and #DrewSpiritLetsHearIt. Students can also post pictures in Google Classroom. We are looking forward to an amazing week before Spring Break. Again, thanks for all your continued support!
K. Myers
 

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!


Lottery Application Window for **New Students** Open 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.

The Re-enrollment Process for 2020-2021

The deadline to complete the online re-enrollment form, which was originally March 27, 2020, has been extended to March 31, 2020. Thank you to all the families who have already completed this!

If you have yet to do so, please look for an email with the subject line “Drew Online Re-enrollment Form: Now due March 31”, which was resent on March 24 to the enrolling/primary parent/guardian of any student for whom we have not yet received a completed form. Click the link in the email and follow the prompts to create a password for your account. Once signed in, click on the green “Re-enroll” button to the right of your student’s name to complete the form. 

If you did not receive this email or are unable to complete the form online, let us know at enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or 404-450-0567. Please be sure to include your student’s name in your communication. If you do NOT plan on your student returning to Drew for the 2020-2021 school year, email enrollment@drewcharterschool.org. You do not need to complete the online form.

At this time, the on-site and in-person portion of re-enrollment remains postponed. We will distribute new directions for the submission of proof-of-residency documents at a later date. Thank you so much for your cooperation and understanding.

  • Information will be sent through Remind, this Blog,and emails on file with the school.

Calendar


March 30th – April 3rd:

Virtual Spirit Week! 

Use the hashtags: #DrewPrideStayInside and #DrewSpiritLetsHearIt

Tag @drewchartercc, @Principal_Myers, and @drallen1220 in your photos on Instagram so we can repost!


Week of 03/30- 04/05

Women’s History Month

E-learning via Google Classrooms

  • Drew Media Resources available:
    • Please share and join the Media Services Google classroom7iy2jsh 
  • Please note: Google Hangouts will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    • Click here to view the Google Hangouts Appropriate Student Usage Guidelines.

Students will follow the A/B Day Rotation in the E-Learning setting. Therefore, students’ will be able to login and look for assignments based on the students’ regular schedule.


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.

03/30| Monday | "B" Day
  • Record a 30 second lip syncing your favorite song
    • (or singing for real if you have the skill).
  •  E-Learning
 03/31| Tuesday | “A” Day
  • Virtual Spirit Week: Tik Tok Tuesday
    • Share your dance moves with us!
04/01| Wednesday| "B" Day
  •  Virtual Spirit Week: Way Back Wednesday
    • Share a picture of you as a kid or what your favorite toy or TV show was as a kid!
 04/02| Thursday| “A” Day
  •  Virtual Spirit Week: Thankful Thursday
    • Write a note of appreciation to your parent, family member, teacher, or co-worker
 04/03| Friday| “B” Day
  • Virtual Spirit Week: What’s Your Future Friday
    • Wear a college t-shirt and take a virtual campus tour.
  •  E-Learning
    • Students use this day to review, check-in with teachers, receive feedback,and/or turn-in missing work etc.
  • Class of 2020 Virtual Meeting

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

Upcoming Events:


Future Dates – All dates are tentative concluding the current school closure.

  • 4/6 – 4/10 – Spring Break
  • 05/09 – Prom [A Tentative Date]
  • 04/30- Lottery application for  Kindergarten program due
  • 05/11- College Decision Day
  • 05/16- Graduation
  • 05/21/2020-  Last Day of School

Food Resources during Closure


See the information below regarding the importance of communities achieving a “complete count” in the upcoming 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 .

Student Opportunity

  • None at this time

Media Announcement


Arts


  • Thank you for your support on January 22nd, 2020 for the

    Speak What Must Be Spoken Tour!!!

    Traveling art exhibit funded by Emory University

    An amazing honor has been bestowed upon Senior Academy through a traveling art exhibit funded by Emory University.

    Check out the traveling exhibit recently installed at Drew. The exhibit is called Speak What Must Be Spoken.

    • The theme of the exhibit is activism through the lens of art.
    • The message to be received spotlights the importance of speaking truth which can correlate to power. A shared belief is that when injustice exists, it must be called out.
    • The exhibit hopes to empower students to recognize that they have a voice and to learn to use it in a manner that will be effective to bring about positive change.
      • The vision for the exhibit will be for students to learn about African American artists and others who spoke out against injustice in the United States and how that led to progress towards equal rights. 
      • We all know that injustice is alive in the US and the world at large. There is still a long way to go to address issues of racism, sexism, ageism, and poverty. Even though some progress has occurred over the years, concerned citizens must continue to speak up, just as those who came before us have done.
      • Speak What Must Be Spoken  uses materials from the Billops-Hatch: Still Raising Hell exhibit that was installed at Emory.
     The exhibit was sponsored by Emory University's:
    -Graduation Generation in the Center for Civic and Community Engagement, the Rose Library, and Woodruff Library 

Sports

  • Please Note

    Spring Sports Registration is NOW CLOSED!!!

    Please see the list below of active winter sports team(s):

    • Senior Academy E-Sports
    • Senior Academy Golf (Girls & Boys)
    • Senior Academy Track (Girls & Boys)
    • Senior Academy Golf (Girls & Boys)
    • Senior Academy Tennis (Girls & Boys)
    • Senior Academy Soccer (Girls & Boys)
    • Senior Academy Baseball  (Boys)
    • Middle School Track & Field (Girls & Boys)
    • Middle School Golf (Girls & Boys)
    • Middle School Soccer (Girls & Boys)
    • Middle School Baseball ( Boys)

    PLEASE NOTE: The deadline has passed to register your student.

    For any questions or concerns contact: Tracy Edwards,Director of Athletics


Opportunities

Adult Opportunity


Want a RECAP of Homecoming?? Click here



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

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.

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:

Breaking Update: Message from Head of School [HoS]

School Closed Until April 24th

Drew Parents and Guardians:

As you may have seen in the local news, earlier today Governor Brian Kemp announced the continued closure of schools in Georgia until at least April 24th in the ongoing battle against the coronavirus.  In keeping with the Governor’s order, Drew Charter School will remain closed until at least Friday, April 24th, until further notice. 

During this closure, Drew will continue to implement e-learning Days.  Drew will observe Spring Break during the week of April 6th – April 10th as originally scheduled.  Drew will not hold e-learning Days during the week of Spring Break. 

For information updates and resources available to your family during this crisis, please visit Drew’s Coronavirus webpage on Drew’s website.

We continue to keep the safety and well-being of you and your family in our thoughts as we collectively work our way through this monumental crisis.

Peter McKnight
Drew Head of School