Week of Nov 8th, 2021

  • To everyone that took the opportunity to volunteer at the polls, advocate for voting, or exercise your right to vote!
  • To students in Mrs. Ferguson’s Local Area Studies class for their commitment to community service!
  • To SGA and the Homecoming committee for their continuous preparation and planning for this year’s upcoming Homecoming!
  • To Ms. Weaver for her outreach and commitment to ensure we are meeting our students’ needs!
  • To Ms. Cusick for her support, knowledge, and communication with students and families!
  • To Ms. Alston-Davis for her support – engaging students in her class and supporting students beyond her classroom!
  • To our facilities staff for all of their work and resilience while maintaining our campus!
  • To Ms. Mills for her communication and work in collaboration with families, staff, and administration!
  • To the longtime fans, new fans, supporters and admirers of the World Champion Atlanta Braves!

Click Here for ALL
Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS!


Principal Coffee REMINDER:

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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

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

See You All on Jan 19th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

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

Calendar of Events

Week of 11/01 -11/07


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


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

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

Monday

11/08

  • 8:20 & 2:30-3:00 Early College Students COVID testing

Monday Schedule –

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

Join the Drew Board Meeting, via Zoom, by clicking this web link:Drew Board Meeting, November 8, 2021 – 11:30am

Meeting ID 948 7363 1021
Passcode: 476424


or via phone:
+1 646 558 8656


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

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


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

Tuesday

11/09

  • COVID Testing 

Tuesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [Next Meeting: 21-22 School Year Date TBA]

Wednesday

11/10

  • COVID Testing 

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


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

Thursday

11/11

Thursday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


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

Friday

11/12

[RESCHEDULED TO 11/12/21]

7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)

Friday Schedule-

  • 7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

11/13| 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 [inclusive of staff].
11/`14| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 11/15 – 11/21
    • Homecoming Week
      • Monday Nov. 15 – Friday Nov. 19 – Hall Decorations in SA PBLs
      • Wednesday, Nov. 17 – Coronation @ 2:30pm in Theater
        • (streamed with limited guests) – Zoom LINK
        • Students are allowed to invite 4 guest for this event [family and siblings]
          • Submit the names of guests who will be attending here.
        • Anyone who plans to attend will need to complete a COVID test prior to coming to campus.
          • Testing will be available on Sunday [11/14], the week of the event.
          • If you test with an outside vendor on Monday or Tuesday, results must be submitted too miram.denard@drewcharterschool.org
      • Thursday, Nov. 18 – Lantern Parade @6:30pm on SA Campus
        • all members of the community
      • Friday, Nov. 19 – Homecoming Tailgate, 3pm – 5pm on Athletic Field, Student Parking Lot
        • Audience: DREW STUDENTS
      • Friday, Nov. 19 – Homecoming Basketball game (with limited capacity), 6pm
Homecoming is quickly approaching! Get your outfits ready! A schedule of events will be shared next week.
  • 11/22-11/26
    • No School (Thanksgiving)
  • 11/29 – Asynchronous Day following Thanksgiving Break

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of:

Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees


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


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

Uniform Needs!

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

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

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


STEAM Portfolio Information

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

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

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

Portfolios Mission:

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

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


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

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

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

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

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

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

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

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


Week of Nov 1st, 2021

  • To Algebra 1 students for their excellent effort in collaborating to problem solve on graphing linear inequalities!
    • McKenzie Smith
    • Emma Davis
    • Ja’Mya Duckworth
    • Nadia Hendericks
    • Jordan Pinder
  • To the 10th students for doing an excellent job during the administration of the PSAT. They were focused and ready to test!
  • To Ms. Gilkey and her Spanish students for all the performances they presented during the celebration of the Spanish Heritage Month!
    • They were original and creative. KUDOS!
  •  To the 9th grade student leadership team (9thGrade SuperHeroes) for planning the Halloween Palooza Trick or Treat event  on behalf of their fellow students. You rock!
  • To the 9th grade team for supporting the 9th Grade Halloween Palooza by buying party bags and candies for the students!
  • To Ms. Klein for providing the questions for the 9th Grade Halloween Palooza activity!
  • To Mrs. Simmons and Mr. Kinney for an awesome alternative station co-taught lesson!
  •  to Mrs. Schaffer for co-planning with new teachers!
  • To Nadia Hendericks for being such an awesome classmate – she volunteered to help another student with graphing systems of equations and is not only committed to her own success but that of others too! 
  • Congratulations to the following students for making it to APS District Level Interviews for GHP for Engineering!
    • Justin Brown
    • Brian Darnton
    • Alexander Golubic
    • John Greene
    • Kayla Henderson-Simms
    • Niles Holt
    • Ezra Hsu
    • Brennon Jones
    • Steven Lewis
    • Felix Patterson
    • Olivia Pearson
    • Shannilea Schliffer
    • Miles Selles
  • Kamara Zackary for innovating several techniques that have made weaving activities much easier for everyone!
  • Congratulations to our Sophomore Becoming Agents Program Winners for August-September!
    • Agency- Khalil Paxton
    • Be Kind- Anthony Reed
    • Excited Eagle- Ka’Mara  Zachary
    • Renaissance- Kingsley Thirakul
    • Stepped it Up- Jerry Clay
  • To Ms. Gilkey for organizing and presenting the 10th Grade Community form in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month
  • To Dr. Kurt for engaging students in the art of papermaking this week. Students truly enjoyed the experience.
  • To Travis Abreu for being engaged in his classes this week and taking ownership of his learning!
  • To the 10th grade students for working on the community forum and overall being engaged in all of their courses this week. 
  • To Mr. Mayfield for providing students in his study skills pizza as an incentive!
  • To Hunter Smith for challenging himself in APUSH!
  • To Kaden Rogers for being a leader in US History!
  • To Avyion Jackson for always doing her best in APUSH!
  • To Thai Daniel for her sense of humor and positive attitude!
  • To Shawn Canney for his support and innovative ideas!
  •  To Eleanor Jones ’23 and Bryant Triplett ’22 for being selected to serve on the Atlanta Public Schools Student Advisory Council! 
  • To Kiah Clark for receiving the first college acceptance of Drew’s Class of 2022! Kiah was accepted to Georgia Southern University!

Click Here for ALL
Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS!


Principal Coffee REMINDER:

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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

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

See You All on Oct 20th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

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

Calendar of Events

Week of 11/01 -11/07


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


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

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

Monday

11/01

  • 8:20 & 2:30-3:00 Early College Students COVID testing

Monday Schedule –

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


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

Tuesday

11/02

  • COVID Testing / No School (Election Day)

Tuesday Schedule-

  • No School (Election Day)

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

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


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [Next Meeting: 21-22 School Year Date TBA]

Wednesday

11/03

  • COVID Testing 

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


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

Thursday

11/04

Thursday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


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

Friday

11/05

[RESCHEDULED TO 11/12/21]

7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)

Friday Schedule-

  • No School

11/06| 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].
11/`07| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 11/08
Image preview
  • 11/12
    • 7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)
  • 11/22-11/26
    • No School (Thanksgiving)
  • 11/29 – Asynchronous Day following Thanksgiving Break

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of:

Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees


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


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

Uniform Needs!

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

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

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


STEAM Portfolio Information

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

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

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

Portfolios Mission:

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

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


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

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

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

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

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

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

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

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


Week of Oct 25th, 2021


Have you moved?

 
If your family has moved, please help us stay up-to-date by completing this Address Update Request Form. You’ll be prompted to upload your new proof-of-residency documents when submitting the form. Remember that a student must reside in the Atlanta Public School district to remain eligible to attend Drew. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Enrollment at enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or 404-450-0567.

Principal Coffee REMINDER:


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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

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

See You All on Jan 19th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

#1- p.s. NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast & Lunch


All meals (breakfast and lunch) will be consumed in both indoor and outdoor spaces, with 6 feet of social distancing in place. 

  • A pre-packaged breakfast option will be available for students.
  • A pre-packaged lunch option will also be available for students who don’t bring their own lunch.
  • Drew students will practice 6 feet social distancing for eating meals at school.
  • Microwave ovens and refrigerators will not be available for student use.
  • Food deliveries for students will not be accepted. (This includes services like UberEats, GrubHub, etc.)

K.Myers, Principal of Drew Senior Academy

Calendar of Events

Week of 10/25– 10/31

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates
  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

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


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

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

Monday

10/25

Monday Schedule –

  • 8:20 & 2:30-3:00 Early College Students COVID testing
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • 4:00pm- Eagles of Elegance Interest Meeting
  • 4:30pm to 5:45pm – SA Girls Basketball Tryouts
  • 6:00pm – SA Boys Basketball Tryouts

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

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


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

Tuesday

10/26

  • COVID Testing 

Tuesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
    •  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM=  PSAT 10/11
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • 4:30pm to 6:15pm – SA Girls Basketball Tryouts

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

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


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [Next Meeting: Jan 19th]

Wednesday

10/27

  • COVID Testing 

Wednesday Schedule-

  • Asynchronous Day & Conference Day
    • Students should check Google Classroom for any assignments or updates from teachers
    • 9:00 – 2:00 Conferences

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

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


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

Thursday

10/28

Thursday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
    • 8:00 AM – SAT School Day for Seniors
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • 4:00pm- 5:30pm, Eagles of Elegance Interest Meeting
  • 6:30 pm ET- FREE College Access Info Session for Students & Parents (middle and high school students are welcome to join!) 

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

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


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

Friday

10/29

Friday Schedule-

Virtual STEAM Career Day

  • 8:00-9:30= 1st
  • 9:35-11:05= 2nd
  • 11:10 – 1:25= 3rd
  • 11:10-11:40= 9th and 10th lunch
  • 12:50-1:25= 11th and 12th lunch
  • 1:30-3:00= 4th
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05-3:35= Flex time – Advisory
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • 4:00pm- 5:30pm, Eagles of Elegance Interest Meeting

Beta Club PINK OUT for Breast Cancer Awareness. Students must purchase a wristband from Mrs. McKenzie-Brown to participate.


10/30| 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].
10/`31| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 11/02 
    • No School (Election Day)
  • 11/12
    • 7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)
  • 11/22-11/26
    • No School (Thanksgiving)

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Drop off and Pick Up Information

SA Arrival – Entry thru Cafeteria doors (Yellow & Blue) for TSMC and walk down main hallway to stairwell #2

Late Entry – At 8:30am, main entrance into building will be only entrance for late arrivals

Dismissal Waves –  Please adhere to the following dismissal waves based on your students dismissal category.

3:35 Walkers to Villages of East Lake

                              3:40 Walkers to East Lake and Kirkwood

                              3:45 Car Riders

                              3:50 Student Drivers

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community


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

Uniform Needs!

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

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

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


STEAM Portfolio Information

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

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

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

Portfolios Mission:

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

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


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

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

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

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

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

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

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

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


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

Myschoolbucks.com


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

Week of Oct 18th, 2021


Have you moved?

 
If your family has moved, please help us stay up-to-date by completing this Address Update Request Form. You’ll be prompted to upload your new proof-of-residency documents when submitting the form. Remember that a student must reside in the Atlanta Public School district to remain eligible to attend Drew. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Enrollment at enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or 404-450-0567.

Principal Coffee REMINDER:


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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

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

See You All on Oct 20th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

#1- p.s. NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast & Lunch


All meals (breakfast and lunch) will be consumed in both indoor and outdoor spaces, with 6 feet of social distancing in place. 

  • A pre-packaged breakfast option will be available for students.
  • A pre-packaged lunch option will also be available for students who don’t bring their own lunch.
  • Drew students will practice 6 feet social distancing for eating meals at school.
  • Microwave ovens and refrigerators will not be available for student use.
  • Food deliveries for students will not be accepted. (This includes services like UberEats, GrubHub, etc.)

K.Myers, Principal of Drew Senior Academy

Calendar of Events

Week of 10/18– 10/24

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates
  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

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


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

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

Monday

10/18

Monday Schedule –

  • 8:20 & 2:30-3:00 Early College Students COVID testing
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time, Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


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

Tuesday

10/19

  • COVID Testing 

Tuesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [Next Meeting: 21-22 School Year Date TBA]

Wednesday

10/20

  • COVID Testing 

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


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

Thursday

10/21

Thursday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

[RESCHEDULED TO 11/12/21]

7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)

7:00 PM= HBCU Night 4th Annual Via Zoom


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

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


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

Friday

10/22

Friday Schedule-

  • 8:00-9:30= 1st
  • 9:35-11:05= 2nd
  • 11:10 – 1:25= 3rd
  • 11:10-11:40= 9th and 10th lunch
  • 12:50-1:25= 11th and 12th lunch
  • 1:30-3:00= 4th
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05-3:35= Flex time – Advisory
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

10/23| 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].
10/`24| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 10/25/2021
    • SA Girls Basketball Tryouts 4:15pm – 5:45pm
    • SA Boys Basketball Tryouts 6:00pm
  • 10/26/2021 
    •  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM=  PSAT 10/11
    • SA Girls Basketball Tryouts 4:15pm – 5:45pm
  • 10/27
  • 11/02 
    • No School (Election Day)
  • 11/12
    • 7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)
  • 11/22-11/26
    • No School (Thanksgiving)

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Drop off and Pick Up Information

SA Arrival – Entry thru Cafeteria doors (Yellow & Blue) for TSMC and walk down main hallway to stairwell #2

Late Entry – At 8:30am, main entrance into building will be only entrance for late arrivals

Dismissal Waves –  Please adhere to the following dismissal waves based on your students dismissal category.

3:35 Walkers to Villages of East Lake

                              3:40 Walkers to East Lake and Kirkwood

                              3:45 Car Riders

                              3:50 Student Drivers

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community


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

Uniform Needs!

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

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

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


STEAM Portfolio Information

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

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

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

Portfolios Mission:

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

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


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

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

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

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

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

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

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

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


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

Myschoolbucks.com


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

Week of Oct 11th, 2021


Have you moved?

 
If your family has moved, please help us stay up-to-date by completing this Address Update Request Form. You’ll be prompted to upload your new proof-of-residency documents when submitting the form. Remember that a student must reside in the Atlanta Public School district to remain eligible to attend Drew. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Enrollment at enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or 404-450-0567.

Principal Coffee REMINDER:


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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

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

See You All on Oct 20th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

#1- p.s. NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast & Lunch


All meals (breakfast and lunch) will be consumed in both indoor and outdoor spaces, with 6 feet of social distancing in place. 

  • A pre-packaged breakfast option will be available for students.
  • A pre-packaged lunch option will also be available for students who don’t bring their own lunch.
  • Drew students will practice 6 feet social distancing for eating meals at school.
  • Microwave ovens and refrigerators will not be available for student use.
  • Food deliveries for students will not be accepted. (This includes services like UberEats, GrubHub, etc.)

K.Myers, Principal of Drew Senior Academy

Calendar of Events

Week of 10/11– 10/17

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates
  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

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


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

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

Monday

10/11

Monday Schedule –

  • 8:20 & 2:30-3:00 Early College Students COVID testing
  • Virtual Quarantine Day, the first school day following the Fall Break.  
    • Schedule
      • 1st Period – 8:05 – 9:05 (Live Instruction)
      • 2nd Period- 9:10 -10:10 (Live Instruction)
      • Screen Break – 10:10 – 10:20
      • 3rd Period – 10:25 – 11:25 (Live Instruction)
      • 4th Period- 11:30 – 12:30 (Live Instruction)

COVID-19 Test Schedule for Returning to Campus (Fall Break)

Drive-through COVID-19 testing for students returning to campus on October 12th will be available onsite in the JA/SA Campus parking lot on:

  • Monday, October 11th, 12:30 pm – 6 pm

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

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


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

Tuesday

10/12

Tuesday Schedule-

  • 9th and 10th grade COVID Testing 
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [Next Meeting: 21-22 School Year Date TBA]

Wednesday

10/13

  • 11th and 12th grade COVID Testing 

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


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

Thursday

10/14

Thursday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


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

Friday

10/15

Friday Schedule-

  • 8:00-9:30= 1st
  • 9:35-11:05= 2nd
  • 11:10 – 1:25= 3rd
  • 11:10-11:40= 9th and 10th lunch
  • 12:50-1:25= 11th and 12th lunch
  • 1:30-3:00= 4th
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05-3:35= Flex time – Advisory
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

10/16 | 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].
10/`17 | Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 10/20
    • 12pm- Principal’s Coffee
  • 10/21
    • 7:00 PM= HBCU Night 4th Annual Via Zoom
    • [RESCHEDULED TO 11/12/21]
      • 7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)
  • 10/26/2021 
    •  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM=  PSAT 10/11
  • 10/27
  • 11/02 
    • No School (Election Day)
  • 11/12
    • 7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)
  • 11/22-11/26
    • No School (Thanksgiving)

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Drop off and Pick Up Information

SA Arrival – Entry thru Cafeteria doors (Yellow & Blue) for TSMC and walk down main hallway to stairwell #2

Late Entry – At 8:30am, main entrance into building will be only entrance for late arrivals

Dismissal Waves –  Please adhere to the following dismissal waves based on your students dismissal category.

3:35 Walkers to Villages of East Lake

                              3:40 Walkers to East Lake and Kirkwood

                              3:45 Car Riders

                              3:50 Student Drivers

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community


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

Uniform Needs!

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

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

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


STEAM Portfolio Information

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

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

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

Portfolios Mission:

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

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


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

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

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

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

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

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

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

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


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

Myschoolbucks.com


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

Week of Oct 04th, 2021


Have you moved?

 
If your family has moved, please help us stay up-to-date by completing this Address Update Request Form. You’ll be prompted to upload your new proof-of-residency documents when submitting the form. Remember that a student must reside in the Atlanta Public School district to remain eligible to attend Drew. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Enrollment at enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or 404-450-0567.

Principal Coffee REMINDER:


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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

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

See You All on Oct 20th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

#1- p.s. NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast & Lunch


All meals (breakfast and lunch) will be consumed in both indoor and outdoor spaces, with 6 feet of social distancing in place. 

  • A pre-packaged breakfast option will be available for students.
  • A pre-packaged lunch option will also be available for students who don’t bring their own lunch.
  • Drew students will practice 6 feet social distancing for eating meals at school.
  • Microwave ovens and refrigerators will not be available for student use.
  • Food deliveries for students will not be accepted. (This includes services like UberEats, GrubHub, etc.)

K.Myers, Principal of Drew Senior Academy

Checkout Shoutouts at Drew!

Calendar of Events

Week of 10/04– 10/10

>>>FALL BREAK<<<

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates
  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

COVID Testing FOLLOWING Fall Break

  • Saturday, October 9th, 10 am – 2 pm (Yates Campus)
  • Sunday, October 10th, 10 am – 4 pm (Yates Campus)


10/09| Saturday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)
10/`10 | Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Checkout Shoutouts at Drew!

Upcoming Events-

  • 10/11
    • Virtual Instruction Day (Live Instruction)
  • 10/12
    • Students return to campus from Fall Break
  • 10/20
    • 12pm- Principal’s Coffee
  • 10/21
    • 7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)
    • 7:00 PM= HBCU Night 4th Annual Via Zoom
  • 10/26/2021 
    •  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM=  PSAT 10/11
  • 10/27
  • 11/02 
    • No School (Election Day)
  • 11/22-11/26
    • No School (Thanksgiving)

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Drop off and Pick Up Information

SA Arrival – Entry thru Cafeteria doors (Yellow & Blue) for TSMC and walk down main hallway to stairwell #2

Late Entry – At 8:30am, main entrance into building will be only entrance for late arrivals

Dismissal Waves –  Please adhere to the following dismissal waves based on your students dismissal category.

3:35 Walkers to Villages of East Lake

                              3:40 Walkers to East Lake and Kirkwood

                              3:45 Car Riders

                              3:50 Student Drivers

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community


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

Uniform Needs!

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

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

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


STEAM Portfolio Information

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

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

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

Portfolios Mission:

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

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


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

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

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

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

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

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

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

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


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

Myschoolbucks.com


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

Week of Sept 27th, 2021


Have you moved?

 
If your family has moved, please help us stay up-to-date by completing this Address Update Request Form. You’ll be prompted to upload your new proof-of-residency documents when submitting the form. Remember that a student must reside in the Atlanta Public School district to remain eligible to attend Drew. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Enrollment at enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or 404-450-0567.

Dear Senior Academy,
 
Mark your calendars! Grade Level Info Nights are here! Students and families are invited to attend their respective Grade Level Info Night during the month of September to receive important updates from their teachers and counselors about graduation requirements, events, community service, dues, and more! Please refer to the attached flyer for session dates and zoom link.
 
Please reach out to Grade Level Counselors, Mr. Richardson and Ms. Davis with any questions about Grade Level Nights.

Principal Coffee REMINDER:


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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

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

See You All on Oct 20th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

#1 – Message for Early College/Dual Enrollment Students 

Orientation continues this week for our Early College/Dual Enrollment students. As a reminder on Wednesdays throughout the school year seniors participating in Early College/Dual Enrollment have early release from Drew at 2:00 pm.  Please email rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org if your student does not have permission for early release on Wednesdays.  Students will check themselves out on Wednesdays moving forward.

#2- p.s. NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast & Lunch


All meals (breakfast and lunch) will be consumed in both indoor and outdoor spaces, with 6 feet of social distancing in place. 

  • A pre-packaged breakfast option will be available for students.
  • A pre-packaged lunch option will also be available for students who don’t bring their own lunch.
  • Drew students will practice 6 feet social distancing for eating meals at school.
  • Microwave ovens and refrigerators will not be available for student use.
  • Food deliveries for students will not be accepted. (This includes services like UberEats, GrubHub, etc.)

K.Myers, Principal of Drew Senior Academy

Calendar of Events

Week of 09/27- 10/03

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates
  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

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


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

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

Monday

09/27

Monday Schedule –

  • 8:20 & 2:30-3:00 Early College Students COVID testing
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


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

Tuesday

09/28

Tuesday Schedule-

  • 9th and 10th grade COVID Testing 
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [Next Meeting: 21-22 School Year Date TBA]

Wednesday

09/29

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


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

Thursday

09/30

Thursday Schedule-

  • 11th and 12th grade COVID Testing 
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • @530 – 11 Grade/College Counseling Night

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

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


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

Friday

10/01

Friday Schedule-

  • 8:00-9:30= 1st
  • 9:35-11:05= 2nd
  • 11:10 – 1:25= 3rd
  • 11:10-11:40= 9th and 10th lunch
  • 12:50-1:25= 11th and 12th lunch
  • 1:30-3:00= 4th
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05-3:35= Flex time – Advisory
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

10/02 | 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].
10/03 | Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 10/4-10/8
    • Fall Break
  • 10/20
    • 12pm- Principal’s Coffee
  • 10/21
    • 7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)
    • 7:00 PM= HBCU Night 4th Annual Via Zoom
  • 10/26/2021 
    •  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM=  PSAT 10/11
  • 10/27
  • 11/02 
    • No School (Election Day)
  • 11/22-11/26
    • No School (Thanksgiving)

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Drop off and Pick Up Information

SA Arrival – Entry thru Cafeteria doors (Yellow & Blue) for TSMC and walk down main hallway to stairwell #2

Late Entry – At 8:30am, main entrance into building will be only entrance for late arrivals

Dismissal Waves –  Please adhere to the following dismissal waves based on your students dismissal category.

3:35 Walkers to Villages of East Lake

                              3:40 Walkers to East Lake and Kirkwood

                              3:45 Car Riders

                              3:50 Student Drivers

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community


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

Uniform Needs!

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

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

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


STEAM Portfolio Information

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

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

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

Portfolios Mission:

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

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


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

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

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

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

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

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

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

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


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

Myschoolbucks.com


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

Week of Sept 20th, 2021


Dear Senior Academy,
 
Mark your calendars! Grade Level Info Nights are here! Students and families are invited to attend their respective Grade Level Info Night during the month of September to receive important updates from their teachers and counselors about graduation requirements, events, community service, dues, and more! Please refer to the attached flyer for session dates and zoom link.
 
Please reach out to Grade Level Counselors, Mr. Richardson and Ms. Davis with any questions about Grade Level Nights.

Principal Coffee REMINDER:


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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

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

See You All on Oct 20th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

#1 – Message for Early College/Dual Enrollment Students 

Orientation continues this week for our Early College/Dual Enrollment students. As a reminder on Wednesdays throughout the school year seniors participating in Early College/Dual Enrollment have early release from Drew at 2:00 pm.  Please email rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org if your student does not have permission for early release on Wednesdays.  Students will check themselves out on Wednesdays moving forward.

#2- p.s. NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast & Lunch


All meals (breakfast and lunch) will be consumed in both indoor and outdoor spaces, with 6 feet of social distancing in place. 

  • A pre-packaged breakfast option will be available for students.
  • A pre-packaged lunch option will also be available for students who don’t bring their own lunch.
  • Drew students will practice 6 feet social distancing for eating meals at school.
  • Microwave ovens and refrigerators will not be available for student use.
  • Food deliveries for students will not be accepted. (This includes services like UberEats, GrubHub, etc.)

K.Myers, Principal of Drew Senior Academy

Calendar of Events

Week of 09/20- 09/26

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates
  • Reminders
  • Scholarship Opportunities [as/when available]
  • Student Opportunities
  • etc.

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


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

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

Monday

09/20

Monday Schedule –

  • 8:20 & 2:30-3:00 Early College Students COVID testing
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


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

Tuesday

09/21

Tuesday Schedule-

  • 9th and 10th grade COVID Testing 
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [Next Meeting: 21-22 School Year Date TBA]

Wednesday

09/22

Wednesday Schedule-

  • Asynchronous Day

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

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


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

Thursday

09/23

Thursday Schedule-

  • 11th and 12th grade COVID Testing 
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


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

Friday

09/24

Friday Schedule-

  • 8:00-9:30= 1st
  • 9:35-11:05= 2nd
  • 11:10 – 1:25= 3rd
  • 11:10-11:40= 9th and 10th lunch
  • 12:50-1:25= 11th and 12th lunch
  • 1:30-3:00= 4th
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05-3:35= Flex time – Advisory
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

09/25 | 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].
09/26 | Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 9/30 
    • @530 – 11 Grade/College Counseling Night
  • 10/6-10/8
    • Fall Break
  • 10/20
    • 12pm- Principal’s Coffee
  • 10/21
    • 7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)
    • 7:00 PM= HBCU Night 4th Annual Via Zoom
  • 10/26/2021 
    •  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM=  PSAT 10/11
  • 10/27
  • 11/02 
    • No School (Election Day)
  • 11/22-11/26
    • No School (Thanksgiving)

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Drop off and Pick Up Information

SA Arrival – Entry thru Cafeteria doors (Yellow & Blue) for TSMC and walk down main hallway to stairwell #2

Late Entry – At 8:30am, main entrance into building will be only entrance for late arrivals

Dismissal Waves –  Please adhere to the following dismissal waves based on your students dismissal category.

3:35 Walkers to Villages of East Lake

                              3:40 Walkers to East Lake and Kirkwood

                              3:45 Car Riders

                              3:50 Student Drivers

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community


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

Uniform Needs!

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

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

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


STEAM Portfolio Information

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

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

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

Portfolios Mission:

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

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


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

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

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

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

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

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

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

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


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

Myschoolbucks.com


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

Week of Sept 13th, 2021


Dear Senior Academy,
 
Mark your calendars! Grade Level Info Nights are here! Students and families are invited to attend their respective Grade Level Info Night during the month of September to receive important updates from their teachers and counselors about graduation requirements, events, community service, dues, and more! Please refer to the attached flyer for session dates and zoom link.
 
Please reach out to Grade Level Counselors, Mr. Richardson and Ms. Davis with any questions about Grade Level Nights.

Principal Coffee REMINDER:


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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

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

See You All on Sept 15th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

#1 – Message for Early College/Dual Enrollment Students 

Orientation continues this week for our Early College/Dual Enrollment students. As a reminder on Wednesdays throughout the school year seniors participating in Early College/Dual Enrollment have early release from Drew at 2:00 pm.  Please email rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org if your student does not have permission for early release on Wednesdays.  Students will check themselves out on Wednesdays moving forward.

#2- p.s. NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast & Lunch


All meals (breakfast and lunch) will be consumed in both indoor and outdoor spaces, with 6 feet of social distancing in place. 

  • A pre-packaged breakfast option will be available for students.
  • A pre-packaged lunch option will also be available for students who don’t bring their own lunch.
  • Drew students will practice 6 feet social distancing for eating meals at school.
  • Microwave ovens and refrigerators will not be available for student use.
  • Food deliveries for students will not be accepted. (This includes services like UberEats, GrubHub, etc.)

K.Myers, Principal of Drew Senior Academy

Calendar of Events

Week of 09/06- 09/13


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


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

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

Monday

09/13

Monday Schedule –

  • 8:20 Early College Students COVID testing
  • 2:30-3:00 11th grade COVID Testing.
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Clubs
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


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

Tuesday

09/14

Tuesday Schedule-

  • 9th and 10th grade COVID Testing 
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [Next Meeting: 21-22 School Year Date TBA]

Wednesday

09/15

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
    • 2:45pm – 10th Grade Community Forum
    • 3:00pm – 11th Grade Community Forum
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • 12:00 Principal Coffee

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

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


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

Thursday

09/16

Thursday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • @530 – 9/10 Grade Night

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

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


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

Friday

09/17

Friday Schedule-

  • Senior Photo Makeup (Practice Gym)
    • Only for Seniors who missed the original Senior Picture Dates over the Summer

  • 8:00-9:30= 1st
  • 9:35-11:05= 2nd
  • 11:10 – 1:25= 3rd
  • 11:10-11:40= 9th and 10th lunch
  • 12:50-1:25= 11th and 12th lunch
  • 1:30-3:00= 4th
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05-3:35= Flex time – Advisory
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

09/18| 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].
09/19| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 9/30 
    • @530 – 11 Grade/College Counseling Night
  • 10/6-10/8
    • Fall Break
  • 10/20
    • 12pm- Principal’s Coffee
  • 10/21
    • 7:00 AM – 2:00 = Retakes and Class Photos for Yearbook (Pre-K-11th)
    • 7:00 PM= HBCU Night 4th Annual Via Zoom
  • 10/26/2021 
    •  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM=  PSAT 10/11
  • 10/27
    • Parent Teacher Conference Day [Asynchronous Day for Students]
  • 11/02 
    • No School (Election Day)
  • 11/22-11/26
    • No School (Thanksgiving)

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Drop off and Pick Up Information

SA Arrival – Entry thru Cafeteria doors (Yellow & Blue) for TSMC and walk down main hallway to stairwell #2

Late Entry – At 8:30am, main entrance into building will be only entrance for late arrivals

Dismissal Waves –  Please adhere to the following dismissal waves based on your students dismissal category.

3:35 Walkers to Villages of East Lake

                              3:40 Walkers to East Lake and Kirkwood

                              3:45 Car Riders

                              3:50 Student Drivers

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community


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

Uniform Needs!

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

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

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


STEAM Portfolio Information

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

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

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

Portfolios Mission:

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

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


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

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

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

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

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

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

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

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


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

Myschoolbucks.com


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

Week of Sept 06th, 2021


FROM August- Shoutout TO:

  • Marcus Leonard for representing Drew by hitting the Ceremonial Hope shot at the PGA tour! (see Marcus being invited here)
  • Zanaya Benbow, Jordan Williams-Nance, and Jayda Howard for participating in a video tribute to the  Class of 2034!
  • CCR Team, EA staff, Mr. Spencer, and everyone that participated in the Kindergarten Walk! 
  • Ms. Schaffer for her collaboration with coaches and colleagues to meet students’ needs!
  • Everyone that participated in Picture Day!
  • Everyone who wore red on Eva Davis Day!        
  • Ms. Richardson and the Drew team that successfully worked to submit our Charter Renewal Petition – the complete GaDOE submission is over 600 pages!  
  • Instructional Coaches for leading sessions and providing teachers with needed resources!
  • Every teacher that participated in Critical Friends and provided valuable feedback and introduced authentic projects!
  • Ms. Williams for facilitating Critical Friends across multiple grade levels!
  • Ms. Duffie and Dr. Pinder for their continuous work to ensure that we are appropriately servicing and meeting the needs of our students!
  • Dr. Mafu for taking the time to listen to her advisee to help him navigate the Senior Academy!
  • Ms. Cain for helping a student deescalate themselves and talking her through making good decisions! 
  • Jamari Aycock for finishing the (MS)2 summer, STEM program!
  • Senior Academy Teachers for being flexible and welcoming to all of our students fostering a nurturing and loving school culture!
  • Senior Academy Students that assisted by following COVID safety protocols and reminding their peers to do the same!
  • Ms. Weaver for all of her assistance and effort this week to ensure that we finished the week strong!
  • Dr. Allen for bringing some joy to the Opening Ceremony and for leading the team that planned Orientation!
  • CCR team for stepping in throughout the week, collaborating with the senior team, subbing in classrooms, and providing assistance and counseling where needed!
  • Instructional Coaches Alicia, Emily, Shameka for stepping into classrooms, facilitating lessons, and supporting teachers!
  • Nurse Bello for her constant communication and outreach to ensure all staff and students are provided with appropriate mitigation strategies!
  • Ms. Shannon for keeping staff, students, and families in mind and organizing testing for Drew staff and for families!
  • Mr. McKnight for his consistent leadership and voice for our students, staff, and community!
  • Peer leaders for holding their first session with Freshman – many students are excited about the opportunity!
  • Seniors who represented Drew with pride starting Early College this semester!
  • All of our parents that continue to support our staff including bringing King of Pops to campus!
  • Young Life for their support of our staff and students including partnering to ensure doughnuts were delivered to campus for staff!
  • Mr. Wynn for his diligence during a task/project and work over the summer  to make his Personal Finance class meaningful for students!
  • CCR staff, Instructional Coaches, and Support Staff for assisting with class coverage!
  • Mr. Martin and Ms. Makiba Williams for consistently delivering lunches to all grade levels at the Yates Campus!  
  • Terra and Sherri for their work with parents and collaboration to ensure that the Senior Academy is meeting the needs of families!
  • Emma Davis for teaching a concept to a student who was absent. She was on fire!
  • Students in Mrs. Stokes Advisory for being open, honest, positive, and an overall fun group!
  • Mr. Stephens’ AP Comp. Sci. as well as Web development students for their work with coding and incorporation of the STEAM Learning journal!
  • Mr. Meneese for building relationships with students and working so well with our 11th grade students!
  • Mr. Kinney for stepping in to cover numerous classes (many times without being asked) throughout the first few weeks of school!
  • 9th grade team for transitioning all students to virtual learning and back to in-person learning. This was only possible with the team’s hard work and preparation early in the year!
  • Every teacher, counselor, and staff member that provided classroom support throughout the week!
  • Officer Hamm and Officer Hicks for their collaboration and support of our students and parents!
  • Congratulations to Sayj Harris and Jillian Loux who were among few selected to deliver a heartfelt tribute to the late Hank Aaron! (see video tribute here)
  • Ms. Mayes for her work and efforts to organize and select the 21-22 cheer team!
  • CCR team for continuing to lead programming for senior students and assist where needed!
  • The STEAM team, Coach Davis, Mrs. Knox, Mrs. Martinez, and everyone that stepped up and assisted with classroom facilitation/instruction!
  • Mr. Martin and Mrs. Makiba for their flexibility and organization to ensure that all students are provided with lunch throughout the week!
  • Senior Academy teachers and students for navigating virtual and concurrent instruction!
  • To Mr. Grant and Ms. Koraikin and the facilities team for their consistent round the clock work to ensure that we are prepared to start school!
  • To the tech team for all of their work to ensure students will receive their devices and be ready to go on day 1!
  • To the CCR team for their input, initiative, and support!
  • To AIS’s for their continued leadership and facilitation of informative Open House sessions for parents and students!
  • To Ms. Luczynski for organizing Drew U and being sure that everyone was prepared!
  • To everyone that participated in Drew U!
  • To Ms. Richardson for all of her communication and assistance ensuring that families are connected!
  • To Ms. Mills and the counselors for all of their commitment and effort into creating final schedules for students and teachers!
  • To Ms. Hartigan for all of her work with enrollment!
  • Dailyn Minter was recognized as a POSSE scholar
  • Chorus and Dance held amazing virtual performances
  • Senior Academy’s first Student Equity Committee
  • Senior Academy’s second Lemelson MIT InvenTeam – Myah Crowell, Chanel Harris, Lilian Martin, Owen Grega, Drew Williams, Alexandria Sweeny, Dailyn Minter, Quinn Worley, Sayj Harris, Jason Lin, Zachary Harris, Alexandria Girault, Toren Mosley, Veronica Thompson, Brandon Abram, Taylor Hill, Caitlyn Smith
  • Senior Academy’s first and Inaugural Atlanta Urban Debate Speech Bowl Champion – Kashawn Myers
  • Senior Academy’s Literary Competition State Competitors and Champions- Kashawn Myers (4th in State), Calliope DeChant, Alexandria Girault, Kate Drueke
  • Senior Academy Athletic Region Champs-  Basketball, Golf, Track, Soccer, Tennis
  • Senior Academy Athletic State Competitors- Basketball, Track, Golf, Soccer, Tennis
  • Senior Academy top ranked or recognized athletes – Jakobe Strozier, JaQuez Thornton, Zachary Harris, Israel Meggett, Isaiah Meggett, Eric White, Kameron Cook, Tuashawn Williams
  • 9th– 12th Grade amazing and authentic student projects
  • Numerous 10th Grade students became published authors facilitated and guided by Mrs. Mayes
  • 12th grade for their amazing perseverance, academic excellence, and high graduation rate and college acceptance
  • Nearly 6 million dollars in scholarships
  • Graduating all 97 attending Drew Seniors
  • Our entire school community supported the Black Lives Matter installation on the Yates Campus

Dear Senior Academy,
 
Mark your calendars! Grade Level Info Nights are here! Students and families are invited to attend their respective Grade Level Info Night during the month of September to receive important updates from their teachers and counselors about graduation requirements, events, community service, dues, and more! Please refer to the attached flyer for session dates and zoom link.
 
Please reach out to Grade Level Counselors, Mr. Richardson and Ms. Davis with any questions about Grade Level Nights.

Principal Coffee REMINDER:


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

Recordings/Presentation/& Zoom Link Here

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

See You All on Sept 15th,2021 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

#1 – Message for Early College/Dual Enrollment Students 

Orientation continues this week for our Early College/Dual Enrollment students. As a reminder on Wednesdays throughout the school year seniors participating in Early College/Dual Enrollment have early release from Drew at 2:00 pm.  Please email rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org if your student does not have permission for early release on Wednesdays.  Students will check themselves out on Wednesdays moving forward.

#2- p.s. NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast & Lunch


All meals (breakfast and lunch) will be consumed in both indoor and outdoor spaces, with 6 feet of social distancing in place. 

  • A pre-packaged breakfast option will be available for students.
  • A pre-packaged lunch option will also be available for students who don’t bring their own lunch.
  • Drew students will practice 6 feet social distancing for eating meals at school.
  • Microwave ovens and refrigerators will not be available for student use.
  • Food deliveries for students will not be accepted. (This includes services like UberEats, GrubHub, etc.)

K.Myers, Principal of Drew Senior Academy

Calendar of Events

Week of 09/06- 09/13


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


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

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

Monday

09/06

Monday Schedule –

  • NO SCHOOL

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

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


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

Tuesday

09/07

Tuesday Schedule-

  • 9th and 10th grade COVID Testing 
  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal
  • Flex Time Extended Learning

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

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


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [Next Meeting: 21-22 School Year Date TBA]

Wednesday

09/08

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


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

Thursday

09/09

Thursday Schedule-

  • 1st 8:00-9:30
  • 2nd 9:35-11:05
  • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:25
    • 11:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
    • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
  • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05= Flex Time Extended Learning
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

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

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


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

Friday

09/10

Friday Schedule-

  • 8:00-9:30= 1st
  • 9:35-11:05= 2nd
  • 11:10 – 1:25= 3rd
  • 11:10-11:40= 9th and 10th lunch
  • 12:50-1:25= 11th and 12th lunch
  • 1:30-3:00= 4th
    • Students stay in 4th Period for extended learning
  • 3:05-3:35= Flex time – Advisory
  • 3:35-3:55= Dismissal

09/11| 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].
09/12| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 2pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 9/16 
    • @530 – 9/10 Grade Night
  • 9/30 
    • @530 – 11 Grade/College Counseling Night
  • 10/21
    • 7:00 PM= HBCU Night 4th Annual Via Zoom

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

>> Click Link Above or Click Here <<

Drop off and Pick Up Information

SA Arrival – Entry thru Cafeteria doors (Yellow & Blue) for TSMC and walk down main hallway to stairwell #2

Late Entry – At 8:30am, main entrance into building will be only entrance for late arrivals

Dismissal Waves –  Please adhere to the following dismissal waves based on your students dismissal category.

3:35 Walkers to Villages of East Lake

                              3:40 Walkers to East Lake and Kirkwood

                              3:45 Car Riders

                              3:50 Student Drivers

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community


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Uniform Needs!

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

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

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


STEAM Portfolio Information

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

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

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

Portfolios Mission:

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

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


PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

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

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

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

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

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Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

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