Week of Mar 14th,2022

DREW WON STATE!!!

Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Basketball Team for winning the 1st basketball State Championship in Drew history! Go Eagles!

WE ARE STATE CHAMPIONS!!!

See a clip of some moments here.

[CURRENT] Drew Mask Policy

For more details and access to other resources related to COVID-19 > > > See Here


Phase 1 – 

  • A mask requirement remains in place for students and staff.  However, cloth masks will be allowed again, effective immediately. Retaining the mask requirement will allow us to improve student and family experiences in the following ways:
    • Expansion of in-school and out-of-school field trips
    • Expansion of capacity for sporting events, performances, and other programs
    • Resumption of key in-person parent programs, which will vary by academy.

Phase 2 –

Provided that the public health context continues to improve and CDC guidance remains the same, masks will be strongly recommended, but not required, for students, staff, and families beginning on Wednesday, April 13th.  In addition to facilitating the changes in Phase 1, this will allow us time to prepare students, staff, and families for this change and ensure that there is a climate that is respectful to those who decide to mask or not mask.


Lottery Application Notification

[Updated 03/14/22]

REMINDER!! Deadline to re-enroll for 2022-2023 is March 18th!!

Re-enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year ends on Friday, March 18. Re-enrollment MUST be completed by March 18st to secure your students’ seats for the 2022-2023 school year. 

The enrolling parent/guardian of rising 1st through 12th graders should have received an email with the subject line 2022-2023 online re-enrollment form for your Drew student(s)”. The email contained a link to the online re-enrollment forms for the Drew students in their household. If you did not receive this email, please first check your junk folder and then reach out to enrollment@drewcharterschool.org.

This year, only students in transition grades (rising 6th and rising 9th) as well as any student who has moved and requires an address update will be required to submit current proof-of-residency documents as a part of their re-enrollment. For these students, there will be an option to upload proof-of-residency documents when completing the online re-enrollment form.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in completing your student’s re-enrollment. This information helps us determine how many new student seats we are able to offer during our 2022-2023 lottery and ensure we have accurate, up-to-date information for all students. Additional re-enrollment information can be found here. Please contact the Enrollment Team at enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or 404-450-0567 with any questions.

Lottery Application Window for New Students Now Open:

February 1, 2022 through April 30, 2022


 
To provide opt-in consent for your Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Drew Students

ACTION REQUIRED –

Opt-In for Drew’s New Weekly Surveillance Testing Program

  • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.

  • To the Boys Varsity Basketball Team for winning the 1st basketball State Championship in Drew history!
    • See a clip of some moments here.
  • To Coach St. Clair and his leadership and vision for our boys team!
  • To the Senior Academy staff and students for earning STEAM certification!
    • To all of our SA students, especially those who represented Drew and showed the Georgia Department of Education our STEAM culture, and shared your own individual high school experience. 
    • The students who represented Drew during our practice walkthrough in December and March 8th. Thank you for taking time out of your class and for making everyone very proud to be a part of Drew! Click here to see student participants.
  • Special shout to our STEAM team for all their efforts throughout the process!
  • To the SA orchestra and Mr. Gonzalez for receiving straight superiors (highest rating) at Large Group Performance Evaluation! 
  • To the SA chorus students who  performed at Johns Creek High School for our annual Large Group Performance Evaluation!
  • To all our wonderful players, coaches and their families, friends, and fans who supported through it all, from the 9th grade students and teachers! 
    • To Dr. KM for orchestrating with 9th grade students and teachers, a well-deserved  celebration for our winning coach Mr. Bennett!
    • Checkout a few memories from this celebratory event, here
  • To Azriel Melvin who participated in Disney Dreamers Academy & Graduation! She was also featured on Magic 1075/975 morning radio show, Instagram page and there was a segment on Good Morning America. 
  • To Kenyatta Bennett for always giving his students and his players his all throughout this extended basketball season and for spreading spirit with the Eva Davis Way T-shirts!
  • To Ms. Cain for being nominated by a Drew family and winning the “Keep the Classroom Running” competition by Hot 107.9! 
  • To The AWESOME Writers of the Literary Competition team for their success at Regionals; we WON region runner ups AND 6 students placed in the top 3 for their respective events !
    • Our four students that placed first in their event, qualified for the State Competition on March 26th!  
      • 1st place Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking (for the second year) – Kashawn Myers 
      • 1st place Girls Solo (for the second year) – Kate Drueke 
      • 1st place Argumentative Essay – Byron Darnton 
      • 1st place Rhetorical Essay – Lucy Corkran 
      • 2nd place Boys Solo – D’Anjelo Taylor 
      • 2nd place Personal Essay – Falon Kelley 
  • To Fury Varsity Cheer for an amazing season!
  • Tto Micaiah Parland on her beautiful solo harp performance at the Black Lives Matter Mural Celebration!
  • To Nikolai George and Ethan Montgomery for dropping missing grades during Extended Learning Time in school!
  • To Ms. Livingston for being the extra strength gorilla glue that holds us All Together!
  • To Mr. Wynn for spearheading the 12th grade PBL project!
  • To Ms. Hood for being a constant safe space for students and even staff!
  • To Mrs Webster-Whyte for being everything to everybody. Always willing to go the extra mile!
  • To Mrs. Stokes and Mr. Richardson for organizing a beautiful Induction ceremony for Class of 2022 National Honor Society Inductees!

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 March 16th,2022 @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.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 03/1403/20

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

NEWS: The Difference between a 504 & IEP Talk about this! IEP vs. 504 Plan: What’s the Difference?

*UPDATED: 03/14/22*


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

03/14

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
      • Junior ACT prep 2:45
    • Flex Time Clubs, 3:05pm
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

03/15

Tuesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
      • Junior ACT prep 2:45
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

03/16

[“C” Day moved to Friday]

Wednesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
      • Junior ACT prep 2:45
    • 3:00 SA Equity Committee Meeting 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40 
    • 4:30 BME Affinity Session

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

03/17

Thursday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
      • Junior ACT prep 2:45
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

03/18

[“C Day Schedule]

Friday Schedule-

  • Dress Down Day – Drew Spirit Wear 
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 1A- 8:00-8:45 
    • 2A- 8:50-9:30 
    • 3A- 9:35-10:20 
    • 4A- 10:25-11:45 11/12 Lunch- 10:25-11:05 
    • 9/10  Lunch- 11:10-11:45  
    • 1B- 11:50-12:35 
    • 2B- 12:40- 1:25 
    • 3B- 1:30- 2:10 
    • 4B- 2:15-3:00 
      • 2:30 – PEP RALLY
        • Color Wars
          • 09th Grade – Green
          • 10th Grade – Yellow
          • 11th Grade – White
          • 12th Grade – Black
  • Dismissal 3:40

03/19| Saturday
  • 9am-12pm, Saturday School
03/20 | Sunday
  • COVID Testing 12pm – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot) ** CANCELLED FOR NOW **
    • ** WEEKEND TESTING WILL RESUME AT A LATER DATE**

Upcoming Events-

  • 03/23
    • Asynchronous Day
      • Parent – Teacher Conferences
    • 3:05 PM – 3:45 PM, Senior Community Forum [Zoom]
  • 03/25
    • Uniform Day
    • STEAM Workshop Day
  • 03/29
    • ACT School Day
  • 03/30
    • Women’s History Month Program
  • 04/01/22
    • Drama Performance
  • 04/4 – 04/08
    • Spring Break (Holiday) APRIL ‘22
  • Saturday – 04/16/22
    • Prom [FAQs / 165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303]
  • April 18-22: Theme Days / Flyer *Coming Soon*
    • College and Career Week
  • Saturday – 05/21/22
    • Tentative Graduation Date

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of: Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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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

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Week of Mar 07th,2022

DREW GOES TO STATE!!!

Congratulations to the Drew Varsity Boys Basketball Team for their 70-66 overtime win over Social Circle in Valdosta!  Social Circle was undefeated and had not been in the state playoffs in 85 years.  

Drew has not made it past the second round of the playoffs in basketball and so we are tremendously excited to play for the state championship on Wednesday at 3:00 pm in Macon.

 In order to encourage and facilitate student, family and staff attendance at the game, all academies will dismiss at noon on Wednesday with some limited opportunities for care until 4:00 pm for Elementary and Junior Academy students.  There will be no after-care on Wednesday.  Specific details for parents and staff are forthcoming from academies and departments.  We hope that many of you will join us in Macon for this momentous game!  Details for streaming the game will be distributed as well.  Go Eagles!

[CURRENT] Drew Mask Policy

Mask Mandate Update Reminder!

Use of cloth masks and face coverings on their own is no longer allowed. 


NOTE: This also applies to Ski Masks and Gaitors


  • Effective January 18, 2022, anyone entering Drew’s buildings is required to wear non-cloth masks.  
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**Layering/Doubling Masks, with a cloth mask placed on top of a surgical mask, is also a recommended option.**

Lottery Application Notification

[Updated 02/28/22]

Lottery Application Window for New Students Now Open:

  • February 1, 2022 through April 30, 2022

If your student has a sibling who is interested in attending Drew, or if your student currently attends Cox Pre-K at Drew and would like to enroll in Drew’s kindergarten, the lottery application for the 2022-2023 school year is available here.  All qualifying applications received by April 30th will be included in an admissions lottery on May 5th, 2022. 

When you click on the application link from Drew’s website, you will be prompted to sign into your family’s existing SchoolMint account.  From there you will have the option to click “Edit New Student Application” for students who have submitted a lottery application in the past or “Add New Student”. When prompted, please make sure to indicate that you are applying for the 2022-2023 school year. For the purposes of the lottery, Drew defines a sibling as someone with a shared legal guardian and shared residence.

Please note that the lottery is for potential new students only. This includes students currently enrolled in the Cox Pre-K Program at Drew who would like to attend kindergarten at Drew. Re-enrollment for rising 1st through 12th graders at Drew will be March 4th through March 18th (more details coming soon).

Additional lottery information can be found on our website. Please contact Mary Hartigan at 404-450-0567 or enrollment@drewcharterschool.org with any questions.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!! Re-enrollment starts on March 4th!!

The enrolling parent/guardian of rising 1st through 12th graders will receive an email with the subject line 2022-2023 online re-enrollment form for your Drew student(s)” on Friday, March 4. The email will contain a link to the online re-enrollment forms for the Drew students in their household. Re-enrollment must be completed by March 18st to secure your students’ seats for the 2022-2023 school year.

This year, only students in transition grades (rising 6th and rising 9th) as well as any student who has moved and requires an address update will be required to submit current proof-of-residency documents as a part of their re-enrollment. For these students, there will be an option to upload proof-of-residency documents when completing the online re-enrollment form. Please note: Students currently in the Cox Pre-K Program should submit a 2022-2023 lottery application by April 30th to be included in the kindergarten lottery and do not complete re-enrollment.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in completing your student’s re-enrollment. This information helps us determine how many new student seats we are able to offer during our 2022-2023 lottery and ensure we have accurate, up-to-date information for all students.

Additional re-enrollment information can be found here. Please contact the Enrollment Team at enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or 404-450-0567 with any questions.


 
To provide opt-in consent for your Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Drew Students

ACTION REQUIRED –

Opt-In for Drew’s New Weekly Surveillance Testing Program

  • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.

  • To the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for 2022!
    • Valedictorian (highest GPA) for the class of 2022:
      • Myah Crowell
    • Salutatorian (2nd highest GPA) for the class of 2022:
      • Alexandria Sweeny
  • To our STAR Student (highest SAT score) and STAR Teacher (selected by the STAR student)
    • STAR Student (highest SAT score) for the class of 2022: 
      • Jason Lin
    • STAR Teacher – selected by the STAR student as the individual teacher having the largest impact on his/her education:
      • William Morrison
  • Congratulations to the following SA students on their success at the Regional Science Fair!
    • Andrew Botchwey won silver for his project, “A dexterous gripper for precise and delicate tasks,” and he will move on to compete at the state level of Science Fair.
    • Myah Crowell won silver for her project, “The Effect of Hydrogel Stiffness on Myogenesis.”
    • Kimela Fongeh won bronze for her project, “Studying the Effects of Anesthetics on QPPs in Rat Brain fMRI.”
  • To Mustafah Mohhamed for creating music and lyrics to explain what he has learned about chemical reactions in chemistry. Here is the link to the song. Excellent work! 
  • To the Senior Academy students that participated for Read Across Drew Day on March 2nd.  The SA students were amazing with the Little Eagles and received  many accolades from students and teachers. 
    • Readers also were requested from teachers in 2nd Grade to come to additional classes!
  • To Christian Solomon ’22 for being a great friend and encouraging his peers to make positive choices!
  • To Eleanor Jones ’23 and Bryant Triplett ’22 for planning and facilitating the Senior Academy Breakfast with the Board on Tuesday, and all of the students who attended the breakfast and engaged in constructive dialogue with board members!
  • To Ms. Livingston for always looking out for students and their mental health!
  • To Ms. Denard for facilitating a very smooth application process for early college and dual enrollment!

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 March 16th,2022 @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.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 03/07 – 03/13

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

NEWS: The Difference between a 504 & IEP Talk about this! IEP vs. 504 Plan: What’s the Difference?


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

03/07

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Clubs, 3:05pm
  • Dismissal 3:40
  • 5pm, Class of 2022 (Seniors) NHS Induction  [ Auditorium at Charles R. Drew Charter 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

03/08

Tuesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
  • International Women’s Day
  • 8:00 STEAM Certification Visit
  • 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 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Junior ACT prep 2:45
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
  • 5:30 Varsity Soccer v. Bowden (Home)
  • 5:55 Varsity Baseball v. Gordon Lee (Home)

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

03/09

Wednesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
  • **Half Day – A Day Classes: 45 minute classes until 11:10**
    • To support and accommodate logistics for the State Playoffs Drew will dismiss students at 11:10am.
  • 1A- 8:00-8:45 
    • 2A- 8:50-9:30 
    • 3A- 9:35-10:20 
    • 4A- 10:25-11:05 
      • 1st Lunch- 10:25-11:05, 9th and 10th will eat lunch and dismiss
      • 2nd Lunch- 11:10-11:45, 11th and 12th will eat lunch and dismiss.
    • Dismissal 11:10AM
    • 3:00pm, 1st Round of Boys Basketball State Playoffs
      • The time was amended on 03/08/22 @1pm

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

03/10

Thursday Schedule-

  • Algebra Benchmark
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Junior ACT prep 2:45
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 5:30 Varsity Soccer v. Trion (Away) 

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

03/11

Friday Schedule-

  • Dress Down Day – Drew Spirit Wear 
  • Algebra Benchmark
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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
    • 12pm-4pm,Senior AMC Movie Event [SENIOR ONLY EVENT]
    • 4th 1:30-3:00 
    • Advisory 3:05-3:40
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 5:00 Varsity Baseball @ Gordon Lee

03/12| Saturday
  • NONE
03/13| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 12pm – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot) ** CANCELLED FOR NOW **
    • ** WEEKEND TESTING WILL RESUME AT A LATER DATE**

Upcoming Events-

  • Saturday – 05/21/22
    • Tentative Graduation Date

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of: Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

>> HERE <<

>> HERE <<

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 Feb 28th,2022

[CURRENT] Drew Mask Policy

Mask Mandate Update Reminder!

Use of cloth masks and face coverings on their own is no longer allowed. 


NOTE: This also applies to Ski Masks and Gaitors


  • Effective January 18, 2022, anyone entering Drew’s buildings is required to wear non-cloth masks.  
Image preview
**Layering/Doubling Masks, with a cloth mask placed on top of a surgical mask, is also a recommended option.**

JOIN US!

Thank You for Your Support!!

The Drew Opportunity Fund is excited to announce its latest round of support!  Thanks to your generosity, we are thrilled to provide:

  • Support for 13 students to attend winter break camp 
  • A snack reserve for JA/SA students 
  • Mental health counseling for students (95+ hours to date)
  • A student sock/underwear reserve for the Elementary Academy nursing department
  • Monthly teacher appreciation activities
  • Ongoing family assistance

We could not do this without you!  Let’s keep up the great work.  #WeAreDrew


Lottery Application Notification

[Updated 02/28/22]

Lottery Application Window for New Students Now Open:

  • February 1, 2022 through April 30, 2022

If your student has a sibling who is interested in attending Drew, or if your student currently attends Cox Pre-K at Drew and would like to enroll in Drew’s kindergarten, the lottery application for the 2022-2023 school year is available here.  All qualifying applications received by April 30th will be included in an admissions lottery on May 5th, 2022. 

When you click on the application link from Drew’s website, you will be prompted to sign into your family’s existing SchoolMint account.  From there you will have the option to click “Edit New Student Application” for students who have submitted a lottery application in the past or “Add New Student”. When prompted, please make sure to indicate that you are applying for the 2022-2023 school year. For the purposes of the lottery, Drew defines a sibling as someone with a shared legal guardian and shared residence.

Please note that the lottery is for potential new students only. This includes students currently enrolled in the Cox Pre-K Program at Drew who would like to attend kindergarten at Drew. Re-enrollment for rising 1st through 12th graders at Drew will be March 4th through March 18th (more details coming soon).

Additional lottery information can be found on our website. Please contact Mary Hartigan at 404-450-0567 or enrollment@drewcharterschool.org with any questions.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!! Re-enrollment starts on March 4th!!

The enrolling parent/guardian of rising 1st through 12th graders will receive an email with the subject line 2022-2023 online re-enrollment form for your Drew student(s)” on Friday, March 4. The email will contain a link to the online re-enrollment forms for the Drew students in their household. Re-enrollment must be completed by March 18st to secure your students’ seats for the 2022-2023 school year.

This year, only students in transition grades (rising 6th and rising 9th) as well as any student who has moved and requires an address update will be required to submit current proof-of-residency documents as a part of their re-enrollment. For these students, there will be an option to upload proof-of-residency documents when completing the online re-enrollment form. Please note: Students currently in the Cox Pre-K Program should submit a 2022-2023 lottery application by April 30th to be included in the kindergarten lottery and do not complete re-enrollment.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in completing your student’s re-enrollment. This information helps us determine how many new student seats we are able to offer during our 2022-2023 lottery and ensure we have accurate, up-to-date information for all students.

Additional re-enrollment information can be found here. Please contact the Enrollment Team at enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or 404-450-0567 with any questions.


 
To provide opt-in consent for Junior or Senior Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Junior/Senior Academy

ACTION REQUIRED –

Opt-In for Drew’s New Weekly Surveillance Testing Program

Please complete opt-in for one campus ONLY, PER CHILD.

  • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.

  • To our Boys basketball team for advancing to the THIRD round of the State playoffs!
  • To three of our Senior Academy students that were awarded medals at the Secondary Division Atlanta Public Schools Science Fair.
    • The trio represented Drew well! 
      • Kimela Fongeh won a bronze medal. 
      • Myah Crowell and Andrew Botchwey both won silver for their respective projects. 
        • Andrew has the special designation of being chosen to advance to the state competition [GSEF]. 
    • Excellent work Eagles!
    • Thank you Mrs. Hester for your work with the students!
  • To the ENTIRE class of ’23 for starting their ACT prep courses.
  • To Erin Howard for her first concert with the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra this week! (2/23)
  • To Sage Harrison for another successful concert with the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra! (2/27)
  • To the entire 11th grade team, administration, and the entire SPED department for all of their hard work and support to students!
  • To Dr. Morgan for a great 9th grade PLC meeting on Wednesday 2/23!
  • To Mr. Kitchen for sharing and exhibiting all of his talents and accomplishments with his students and team members!
  • To  Mrs. Fernandez for her supportive words and kindness!
  • To Mr. Parker’s class for making teachers feel like a celebrity for the day during their scavenger hunt!
    • Students requested to take a few pictures of teachers because as answers to items on the checklist activity!
  • To all the men that could make it to Saturday’s event – it was meaningful and inspiring!
  • To all participants and individuals involved in Drew’s Got Talent!
  • To Mr. Brown for closing the show and bringing the house down!!


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 March 16th,2022 @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.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 02/28- 03/06

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

NEWS: The Difference between a 504 & IEP Talk about this! IEP vs. 504 Plan: What’s the Difference?


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

02/28

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Clubs, 3:05pm
  • Dismissal 3:40

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

02/22

Tuesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

02/23

Wednesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 1A- 8:00-8:45 
    • 2A- 8:50-9:30 
    • 3A- 9:35-10:20 
    • 4A- 10:25-11:05 
      • 1st Lunch- 10:25-11:05 
      • 2nd Lunch- 11:10-11:45  
    • 1B- 11:50-12:35 
    • 2B- 12:40- 1:25 
    • 3B- 1:30- 2:10 
    • 4B- 2:15-3:00 
      • 2:30 pm Black Art and Activism Program
        • Information to Prepare Students & Guests for Black History Month Program:
        • Required via zoom- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
        • Program Details: 
          • Artivism: the use of creative expression to cultivate awareness and social change spans various disciplines including visual art, poetry, photography, music, film, and theater. Students and artists are excited to share their vision and creative process behind our phenomenal “Black Lives Matter” mural! We will host highly acclaimed local social justice artists and facilitate discussion on how YOU can express yourself through artivism!
        • Questions: 
        • Please reach out to 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 7:00, 1st Round of Boys Basketball State Playoffs

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

02/24

Thursday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

02/25

Friday Schedule-

  • Dress Down Day – Drew Spirit Wear 
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Advisory 3:05-3:40
    • Dismissal 3:40

02/26| Saturday
  • NONE
02/27| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 12pm – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot) ** CANCELLED FOR NOW **
    • ** WEEKEND TESTING WILL RESUME AT A LATER DATE**

Upcoming Events-

  • Wednesday, C Day – 03/02/22
    • 3:00 Student Equity Committee Meeting
    • Senior Community Forum
  • Saturday – 03/05/22
    • 10:00 BLM Mural Celebration
  • Monday, A Day – 03/07/22
    • 4:00 Senior NHS Induction
  • Friday, A Day – 03/11/22
    • Senior AMC Movie Event
  • Saturday – 05/21/22
    • Tentative Graduation Date

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of: Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

>> HERE <<

>> HERE <<

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 Feb 21st,2022

Post Break Reminders

Greetings Senior Academy Parents and Students,

We hope everyone enjoyed their Winter Break. 

As we return from break, I’d like to give a couple of quick reminders to ensure the rest of the school year goes smoothly 

Health and Safety

All students and staff are required to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth while in the building.

Only non-cloth masks are permitted on campus. Students arriving at school without a non-cloth mask will be provided with a disposable non-cloth mask to wear on their own or in addition to their cloth mask (double-masking)

Students also are no longer able to wear full face/ski masks even if they double mask. It is difficult to identify students when their whole head is covered. 

*** See Drew Mask Policy for a visual flyer below ***

Uniforms

Please make sure that students are adhering to the guidelines/uniform schedule below. This works best if students are fully dressed before they get out of the car. This includes wearing the proper shoes. 

  • Monday and Wednesday: White shirt, tie, and khaki bottoms
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Black polo and khaki bottoms OR white shirt and tie and khaki bottoms
  • Friday:
    • Students WITH jeans passes: Permitted to wear a t-shirt (no holes, slits, etc.) and jeans. All other clothing is prohibited.
    • Students WITHOUT jeans passes: Black polo and khaki bottoms OR white shirt and tie and khaki bottoms
  • All students will be permitted to dress down on theme and/or spirit days. An announcement will be sent out via Remind if any of those days are scheduled. 

Only Drew branded outerwear (jackets, sweatshirts, hoodies etc.) can be worn in the building. All other outerwear needs to be removed upon entering in the morning. 

Students may however, wear solid forest green, black, or white knit sweaters if they tend to get cold during the day. 

Additionally, students should only wear closed toed shoes to school. Slides, flip flops, sandals, Crocs, etc. are not permitted. Some students have also begun to wear backless Ugg slippers. These are also NOT permitted. 

Students who do not follow these guidelines will be required to change before going to class. In some cases this may involve students contacting parents to bring them what they need. 

We will continue offering uniform support to students who need it. Please email me at tameka.allen@drewcharterschool.org for more information. 

We appreciate your support as we continue to support our students in making good choices. Thank you for your time and dedication to the Drew Community. 

Dr. Allen

Senior Academy Dean of Students

Drew Mask Policy [Effective After: 01/03/2022]

Mask Mandate Update Reminder!

Use of cloth masks and face coverings on their own is no longer allowed. 


NOTE: This also applies to Ski Masks and Gaitors


  • Effective January 18, 2022, anyone entering Drew’s buildings is required to wear non-cloth masks.  
Image preview
**Layering/Doubling Masks, with a cloth mask placed on top of a surgical mask, is also a recommended option.**

Signature Black History Program: Artivism 101


Dear Drew Families:
 
On behalf of the Senior Academy’s Black History Month Committee, we invite you to celebrate this year’s theme: “Artivism 101.” Join us as we discuss the power of artivism and how students at Drew are using their artistic expression to make social change! We look forward to all of our academies joining us for our 2022 Black History Month Program (See the information below). Registration is required for attendance.
  • Date: Wednesday, February 23rd  
  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Program Details: Artivism: the use of creative expression to cultivate awareness and social change. It spans various disciplines including visual art, poetry, photography, music, film, and theater. Students and artists are excited to share their vision and creative process behind our phenomenal “Black Lives Matter” mural! We will host highly acclaimed local social justice artists and facilitate discussion on how YOU can express yourself through artivism!

Information to Prepare Students & Guests for Black History Month Program: What is Artivism?:

Audience: Open to the entire Drew community!


Lottery Application Notification

Lottery Application Window for New Students Now Open:

  • February 1, 2022 through April 30, 2022

If your student has a sibling who is interested in attending Drew, or if your student currently attends Cox Pre-K at Drew and would like to enroll in Drew’s kindergarten, the lottery application for the 2022-2023 school year is available here.  All qualifying applications received by April 30th will be included in an admissions lottery on May 5th, 2022. 

When you click on the application link from Drew’s website, you will be prompted to sign into your family’s existing SchoolMint account.  From there you will have the option to click “Edit New Student Application” for students who have submitted a lottery application in the past or “Add New Student”. When prompted, please make sure to indicate that you are applying for the 2022-2023 school year. For the purposes of the lottery, Drew defines a sibling as someone with a shared legal guardian and shared residence.

Please note that the lottery is for potential new students only. This includes students currently enrolled in the Cox Pre-K Program at Drew who would like to attend kindergarten at Drew. Re-enrollment for rising 1st through 12th graders at Drew will be March 4th through March 18th (more details coming soon).

Additional lottery information can be found on our website. Please contact Mary Hartigan at 404-450-0567 or enrollment@drewcharterschool.org with any questions.


Deadline: 02/25/22

Gifted Interest Application


Opt-In for Drew’s New Weekly Surveillance Testing Program

ACTION REQUIRED –

 
To provide opt-in consent for Junior or Senior Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Junior/Senior Academy

Please complete opt-in for one campus ONLY, PER CHILD.

  • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.

  • To Olivia Pearson and Lucy Corkran for advancing to Semi-Finals in the Governor’s Honors Program. Olivia for Mechanical Design/Engineering and Lucy for Visual Arts!
  • To our Drew Eagles who won 1st Place in the APS Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl!
    • Myah Crowell, Alexandria Sweeney, Chanel Harris, Jason Lin, and Miles Selles 
    •  We are headed to regionals at Clayton State! ! !
  • To Mrs. Ricks for her leadership and guidance for our HRRB team!
  • To Drew Charter chorus students who participated in the District V Honor Chorus event this past weekend at Milton High School;  See some of the amazing work they were able to accomplish with other singers from our district!  
    • Members: Gavin Chapman, Hannah Melvin, Kate Drueke, Rachel Parks-Selmon, Tyra Jones, Camille Richardson, Calliope DeChant, Thia Daniel, Christian Aycock, D’Anjelo Taylor, Jayla Smith, Jayda Howard, Byron Darnton, Simon Renjifo, Tyrese Robinson, Benjamin Schaeffer, Jordan Williams-Nance!
  • To the Boys Varsity Basketball team for a winning season and becoming back-to-back Region Champs!!
    • 18-0 in the Region and 26-1 overall
    • State Playoffs start this week!
  • To 9th grader McKenzie Smith for sharing her own written weekly reflections of timely homespun wisdom on the classroom board in math classroom 201 – swing by to see the latest thought provoking installment!
  • To all spring sports and players that started their seasons over the past few weeks!
  • To all the students thriving in Spanish!
  • To 9th grader Dawn Rahmaan for her wonderful spirit of giving, enthusiasm, readiness to learn and her willingness to do her level best and offer help to others!
  • To 9th grader Jaylen Paul for his level of focus and intellectual curiosity in working on factoring and solving quadratic equations this week!
  • To the students who have attended Extended Learning Time in school!
  • To Justin Brown for staying on top of all his assignments and consistently using his free time to take his projects beyond expectations!
  • To Michael Robinson for working carefully on his plaster mold and having creative ideas for his ReARTions project!
  • To Corey Harrison for always advocating for himself and trying to improve!
  • To Kaniah Robinson for getting work done with efficiency!
  • To Ms. McIntyre for her dedication and excellence as a supportive teacher and advocate!
  • To Senora Ana Fernandez for her resiliency, wisdom, spirit of optimism and dedication to her students and all the stellar yet unobtrusive behind the scenes practical support, mentoring and wise counsel that she gives to her colleagues – and students alike. Gracias Sra!
  • To Ms. Palmer for her tireless advocacy for students, seasoned insights and endless support as a math and science co-teacher and 9th grade team member!
  • To Ms. Gresham for her wisdom, grace and poise as a co-teacher in always modeling calm and consideration in meeting the needs of students in Algebra 1 support!
  • To Ms. Garner for her kindness, tech-savvy know-how and the endless ways she gives and shares her creative solutions in support of her students and fellow team members!
  • To Mr. Lonnie the security officer who always manages to remember everyone’s names and offer a friendly welcome while still doing a stellar job of controlling the morning rush hour drop off traffic!
  • To Coach Davis for all he does to help foster agency, calm, orderliness, self-accountability and purposeful learning environments for the 9th grade students he is truly appreciated!
  • To Dr. Kenyon-Mafu for her kind and thoughtful recognition of colleagues throughout the semester!
  • To Ms. Cusick for her extraordinary planning of SACAC Georgia Legislative Day!
  • To Mrs. Simmons for leading the 10th grade team in the Critical Friends presentation!
  • To Ms. Mayes for overcoming huge adversity these past few months and executing for students both before [academic enrichment] and after school [extra-curricular enrichment]!
  • To Dr. Morgan for organizing the Valentines cupcake and juice event for 9th graders!
  • To Ms. Fernadez for arriving early to help set it up for the Valentine Social!
  • To Ms. Palmer for representing faculty in the impromptu dance off, it was another joyous social event/occasion!


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 March 16th,2022 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

The next Virtual Parent University, is Wednesday, February 23rd from 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm. In this session, you will Meet the PAC members and learn more about the Parent Advisory Committee. We look forward to your participation.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 969 3587 5412
Passcode: 270041

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

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

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 02/21- 02/27

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

NEWS: The Difference between a 504 & IEP Talk about this! IEP vs. 504 Plan: What’s the Difference?


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

02/21

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Clubs, 3:05pm
  • Dismissal 3:40

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

02/22

Tuesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

02/23

Wednesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 1A- 8:00-8:45 
    • 2A- 8:50-9:30 
    • 3A- 9:35-10:20 
    • 4A- 10:25-11:05 
      • 1st Lunch- 10:25-11:05 
      • 2nd Lunch- 11:10-11:45  
    • 1B- 11:50-12:35 
    • 2B- 12:40- 1:25 
    • 3B- 1:30- 2:10 
    • 4B- 2:15-3:00 
      • 2:30 pm Black Art and Activism Program
        • Information to Prepare Students & Guests for Black History Month Program:
        • Required via zoom- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
        • Program Details: 
          • Artivism: the use of creative expression to cultivate awareness and social change spans various disciplines including visual art, poetry, photography, music, film, and theater. Students and artists are excited to share their vision and creative process behind our phenomenal “Black Lives Matter” mural! We will host highly acclaimed local social justice artists and facilitate discussion on how YOU can express yourself through artivism!
        • Questions: 
        • Please reach out to 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
    • 7:00, 1st Round of Boys Basketball State Playoffs

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

02/24

Thursday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:05pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

02/25

Friday Schedule-

  • Dress Down Day – Drew Spirit Wear 
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Advisory 3:05-3:40
    • Dismissal 3:40

02/26| Saturday
  • NONE
02/27| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 12pm – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot) ** CANCELLED FOR NOW **
    • ** WEEKEND TESTING WILL RESUME AT A LATER DATE**

Upcoming Events-

  • Wednesday, C Day – 03/02/22
    • 3:00 Student Equity Committee Meeting
    • Senior Community Forum
  • Saturday – 03/05/22
    • 10:00 BLM Mural Celebration
  • Monday, A Day – 03/07/22
    • 4:00 Senior NHS Induction
  • Friday, A Day – 03/11/22
    • Senior AMC Movie Event
  • Saturday – 05/21/22
    • Tentative Graduation Date

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of: Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

>> HERE <<

>> HERE <<

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!


Winter Break!

02/14/22-02/20/22: No School (Winter Break)

02/21- Students Return to School for In-Person Learning

I’d like to take a moment to remind the community to participate in available COVID testing on campus or offsite prior to returning to in-person learning next week.

ACTION REQUIRED –

Opt-In for Drew’s New Weekly Surveillance Testing Program

Dear Drew Families:

Effective the week of 2/21/2022, Viral Solutions will become Drew’s new vendor for weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing.  Similar to Atlanta Public Schools’ testing program, all students and staff who opt-in will be tested twice per week at no cost.  This new testing partnership is made possible through the Georgia Department of Public Health via a grant from the CDC that has been made available to every school in Georgia. 

While there is no cost for testing and no insurance information is needed, you are required to complete a new opt-in form before your student can be tested.  To ensure your student can be tested the week we return from Winter Break, please complete the opt-in form no later than February 20th.  You can opt-in via the links below.  (Please note: there are separate links of participation for each campus.)  A separate opt-in consent form must be completed for each student.

To provide opt-in consent for Elementary Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Elementary Academy

Please complete opt-in for one campus only, PER CHILD.

 
To provide opt-in consent for Junior or Senior Academy students, click below:
COVID-19 Testing for Junior/Senior Academy

Thank you for your patience as we have been working to resolve testing issues and continue to do our best to keep staff and students safe.  Please remember to complete the opt-in form by Sunday, February 20th, as you must complete the opt-in consent form for each of your students before they can participate in the new testing program. 

Enjoy your Winter Break!

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: External COVID Test Link

Week of Feb 07th,2022

Mask Mandate Update Reminder!

Use of cloth masks and face coverings on their own is no longer allowed. 


NOTE: This also applies to Ski Masks and Gaitors


  • Effective January 18, 2022, anyone entering Drew’s buildings is required to wear non-cloth masks.  
Image preview
**Layering/Doubling Masks, with a cloth mask placed on top of a surgical mask, is also a recommended option.**

Lottery Application Notification

Lottery Application Window for New Students Now Open:

  • February 1, 2022 through April 30, 2022

If your student has a sibling who is interested in attending Drew, or if your student currently attends Cox Pre-K at Drew and would like to enroll in Drew’s kindergarten, the lottery application for the 2022-2023 school year is available here.  All qualifying applications received by April 30th will be included in an admissions lottery on May 5th, 2022. 

When you click on the application link from Drew’s website, you will be prompted to sign into your family’s existing SchoolMint account.  From there you will have the option to click “Edit New Student Application” for students who have submitted a lottery application in the past or “Add New Student”. When prompted, please make sure to indicate that you are applying for the 2022-2023 school year. For the purposes of the lottery, Drew defines a sibling as someone with a shared legal guardian and shared residence.

Please note that the lottery is for potential new students only. This includes students currently enrolled in the Cox Pre-K Program at Drew who would like to attend kindergarten at Drew. Re-enrollment for rising 1st through 12th graders at Drew will be March 4th through March 18th (more details coming soon).

Additional lottery information can be found on our website. Please contact Mary Hartigan at 404-450-0567 or enrollment@drewcharterschool.org with any questions.


Gifted Interest Application

  • Testing information for this week will be released to students and families via REMIND.
    • To Sign up click here.
  • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.

  • To our Drew Eagles who won 1st Place in the APS Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl!
    • Myah Crowell, Alexandria Sweeney, Chanel Harris, Jason Lin, and Miles Selles 
    •  We are headed to regionals at Clayton State! ! !
  • To Mrs. Ricks for her leadership and guidance for our HRRB team!
  • To the following students for participating in this year’s District V Honor Chorus this weekend!  
    • (Gavin Chapman, Hannah Melvin, Kate Drueke, Rachel Parks-Selmon, Tyra Jones, Camille Richardson, Calliope DeChant, Thia Daniel, Christian Aycock, D’Anjelo Taylor, Jayla Smith, Jayda Howard, Byron Darnton, Simon Renjifo, Tyrese Robinson, Benjamin Schaeffer, Jordan Williams-Nance)!
  • To Dillan Haywood, Kingsley Thirakul, Cameron Jackson, Keith Warren, and Imani Harris for being agents of their learning! 
  • To  Ms. Stokes for an amazing entry event extension idea for our sophomore fourth quarter project!
  • To Boys and Girls Basketball for this week’s Senior Night!  It was good to see them in action and see the support from the Drew Community!
  • To Mr. Kitchen for being the singular Mr. Kitchen and for being an inspiration to students and colleagues!
  • To  Ms. Garner for collaborating with students and making the Black History Month Periodic Table of Elements in the 9th grade PBL lab!
  • To Dr. Morgan for supporting 9th grade students!
  • To all the men that participated in Saturday mornings program!
  • To Ms. Gay for her continuous support and advocacy for our school community!
  • To our long term subs and support staff Ms. Webster-Whyte, Ms. Ballard, Ms. Green, Ms. Clark, Mr. Alford, Ms. Palmer and Coach Davis for their flexibility and willingness to assist whenever needed. !


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 March 16th,2022 @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.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 02/07 – 02/14

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

NEWS: The Difference between a 504 & IEP Talk about this! IEP vs. 504 Plan: What’s the Difference?


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

02/07

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Clubs, 3:00pm
  • Dismissal 3:40

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

02/08

Tuesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
  • 6:00 PM – Varsity Girl6:00 Varsity Boys v. Fulton Leadership Academy (Home)

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

02/09

Wednesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 1A- 8:00-8:45 
    • 2A- 8:50-9:30 
    • 3A- 9:35-10:20 
    • 4A- 10:25-11:05 
      • 1st Lunch- 10:25-11:05 
      • 2nd Lunch- 11:10-11:45  
    • 1B- 11:50-12:35 
    • 2B- 12:40- 1:25 
    • 3B- 1:30- 2:10 
    • 4B- 2:15-3:00 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

02/10

Thursday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

02/11

Friday Schedule-

  • Dress Down Day – Charles R. Drew Theme 
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Advisory 3:05-3:40
    • Dismissal 3:40

02/12| Saturday
  • Varsity Region Playoffs @ Armuchee High School 
02/13| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 12pm – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 02/14-18 
    • No School (Winter  Break)

Additional Announcements and Opportunities for Drew Community

Inclusive of: Access to Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

>> HERE <<

>> HERE <<

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 Jan 31st,2022

Mask Mandate Update Reminder!

Use of cloth masks and face coverings on their own is no longer allowed. 


NOTE: This also applies to Ski Masks and Gaitors


  • Effective January 18, 2022, anyone entering Drew’s buildings is required to wear non-cloth masks.  
Image preview
**Layering/Doubling Masks, with a cloth mask placed on top of a surgical mask, is also a recommended option.**

Lottery Application Notification

Lottery Application Window for New Students Open February 1, 2022 through April 30, 2022

If your student has a sibling who is interested in attending Drew, or if your student currently attends Cox Pre-K at Drew and would like to enroll in Drew’s kindergarten, the lottery application for the 2022-2023 school year will be available on Drew’s website beginning February 1, 2022. All qualifying applications will be included in an admissions lottery on May 5th, 2022.

When you click on the application link from Drew’s website, you will be prompted to sign into your family’s existing SchoolMint account.  From there you will have the option to click “Edit New Student Application” for students who have submitted a lottery application in the past or “Add New Student”. When prompted, please make sure to indicate that you are applying for the 2022-2023 school year. For the purposes of the lottery, Drew defines a sibling as someone with a shared legal guardian and shared residence.

Please note that the lottery is for potential new students only. This includes students currently enrolled in the Cox Pre-K Program at Drew who would like to attend kindergarten at Drew. Re-enrollment for rising 1st through 12th graders at Drew will occur in March through a separate process (more details coming soon). 

Additional lottery information can be found on our website. Please contact Mary Hartigan at 404-450-0567 or enrollment@drewcharterschool.org with any questions.


Gifted Interest Application

  • Welcome Back for In-Person Learning this week, testing will be available at school starting today.
    • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.

  • To the following students for passing the 2nd Round of All-State Chorus Auditions last week!  Amber Nelms (8), Noa Rollins (8), Calliope DeChant (10), D’Anjelo Taylor (10), Tyrese Robinson (10), Simon Renifo (10) 
    • This is the highest number of students to EVER qualify from Drew Charter School for All-State Chorus! 
  • To Eleanor Jones ’23, Jillian Loux ’23, and Bryant Triplett ’22 for being the voices of Drew in the new virtual tour video!
  • To Byron Darnton who was accepted to the CET Global Perspectives: Italy Program!Byron will be staying in Siena, Italy where he will explore global issues such as power and privilege, public health, and environmental sustainability!
  • To Torrence Sturdivant for effectively leading his ELA class in a collaborative activity on “Sundiata”!
  • To Ms. Simmons for rallying the room together and keeping everyone calm after a distraction!
  • To Dr. Kurt for creating a lesson that had all students fully engaged!
  • To Dr. Allen – for her phenomenal work to keep peace and order this week! 
  • To Ms. Woods for always having engaging and creative visual lessons!
  • To ALL scholars in Ms. Fernandez Spanish class!
  • To Andre Barnes for being so attentive and focused in his classes!
  • To Buck Alford for supporting students in US History!
  • To Michai Reid for supporting his peers!
  • To Ms. Chaney Wynne for facilitating an informative “Financial Aid Next Steps” workshop in partnership with the Georgia Student Finance Commission for seniors!


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 March 16th,2022 @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.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 01/31-02/06


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

01/31

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Clubs, 3:00pm
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

02/01

Tuesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
  • 6:00 PM – Varsity Girls basketball v. Gordon Lee High School (Away)
  • 7:30 PM – Varsity Boys basketball v. Gordon Lee High School (Away)

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

02/02

Wednesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 1A- 8:00-8:45 
    • 2A- 8:50-9:30 
    • 3A- 9:35-10:20 
    • 4A- 10:25-11:05 
      • 1st Lunch- 10:25-11:05 
      • 2nd Lunch- 11:10-11:45  
    • 1B- 11:50-12:35 
    • 2B- 12:40- 1:25 
    • 3B- 1:30- 2:10 
    • 4B- 2:15-3:00 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

02/03

Thursday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

02/04

Friday Schedule-

  • Dress Down Day – Black Lives Matter 
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Advisory 3:05-3:40
    • Dismissal 3:40

02/05 | Saturday
  • 9:00 Food, Fellas, Fellowship (Theater)
02/06 | Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 02/14-18 
    • No School (Winter  Break)

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 Jan 24th,2022

Mask Mandate Update Reminder!

Use of cloth masks and face coverings on their own is no longer allowed. 


NOTE: This also applies to Ski Masks and Gaitors


  • Effective January 18, 2022, anyone entering Drew’s buildings is required to wear non-cloth masks.  
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**Layering/Doubling Masks, with a cloth mask placed on top of a surgical mask, is also a recommended option.**

Lottery Application Notification

Lottery Application Window for New Students Open February 1, 2022 through April 30, 2022

If your student has a sibling who is interested in attending Drew, or if your student currently attends Cox Pre-K at Drew and would like to enroll in Drew’s kindergarten, the lottery application for the 2022-2023 school year will be available on Drew’s website beginning February 1, 2022. All qualifying applications will be included in an admissions lottery on May 5th, 2022.

When you click on the application link from Drew’s website, you will be prompted to sign into your family’s existing SchoolMint account.  From there you will have the option to click “Edit New Student Application” for students who have submitted a lottery application in the past or “Add New Student”. When prompted, please make sure to indicate that you are applying for the 2022-2023 school year. For the purposes of the lottery, Drew defines a sibling as someone with a shared legal guardian and shared residence.

Please note that the lottery is for potential new students only. This includes students currently enrolled in the Cox Pre-K Program at Drew who would like to attend kindergarten at Drew. Re-enrollment for rising 1st through 12th graders at Drew will occur in March through a separate process (more details coming soon). 

Additional lottery information can be found on our website. Please contact Mary Hartigan at 404-450-0567 or enrollment@drewcharterschool.org with any questions.


Gifted Interest Application

  • Welcome Back for In-Person Learning this week, testing will be available at school starting today.
    • If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus tests must be conducted no earlier than 2 days from when you plan to be present on campus, please submit test results via the link above.

  • To the following students who competed in the APS Academic Decathlon last Friday!
    • Miles Selles (Honors-1st place Music, 2nd place Math, 2nd place Science)
    • Kenneth Williams (Varsity-1st place Art, 3rd place Economics, 3rd place Math)
    • Ezra Allen (Scholastic-2nd place Literature, 3rd place Art)
    • Sayj Harris (Scholastic-3rd place Art)
    • Tyra Jones (Varsity-3rd place Social Science)
    • Beli Infantry-Johnson (Honors Division)
    • Jayda Howard (Honors Division)
  • To Ms. Klein and Dr. Morgan for their dynamic collaboration and consistency with planning documents!
  • To Ms. Hecht for stepping up to teach 2 new senior classes this semester!
  • To Ms. Gay and Ms. Charles for all of their outreach and collaboration with our community!
  • To representatives of our parent organizations for presenting during this week’s Principal’s Coffee!
    • Brittany Molenero (Opportunity Fund)
    • Sholon Rucker (Drew Dads)
    • Miesha Lanes (Parent Advisory Committee)
    • Alexis Upshaw (Parent Equity Committee)
    • Luana  Slaughter (Parent Teachers Association)
    • To Taylor Jones for recording a great video of a class demonstration to be used as an edpuzzle for years to come!
  • To Ms. Palmer for coming up with Survivor Science for Physical Science.; this semester will be epic!
  • To Coach Davis for his support and intervention with students in the Senior Academy!
  • To Officers Hamm and Hicks for their consistent presence and support for our students!
  • To the 9th grade team for hosting the 9thgrade PBL Showcase/Trailer Awards. Thanks for all the hard work that you have put in leading up to the culmination of the presentation; students and parents were elated!


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 March 16th,2022 @12pm !

Zoom Link for the Principal Coffee

Virtual Parent University REMINDER: **THIS WEEK**

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Please plan to join us for our first Virtual Parent University of the year, Wednesday, January 26th from 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Ms. Theresa Cartwright will lead us in a discussion on Financial Literacy. We look forward to your participation.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 969 3587 5412

Passcode: 270041

Stay Updated! See the notes below:

For ONGOING Announcements/Updates

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

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 01/24-01/30


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

01/24

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

01/25

Tuesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
  • 6:00 PM – Varsity Girls basketball v. Gordon Lee High School (Away)
  • 7:30 PM – Varsity Boys basketball v. Gordon Lee High School (Away)

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

01/26

Wednesday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*]
    • 1A- 8:00-8:45 
    • 2A- 8:50-9:30 
    • 3A- 9:35-10:20 
    • 4A- 10:25-11:05 
      • 1st Lunch- 10:25-11:05 
      • 2nd Lunch- 11:10-11:45  
    • 1B- 11:50-12:35 
    • 2B- 12:40- 1:25 
    • 3B- 1:30- 2:10 
    • 4B- 2:15-3:00 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40
  • 5:30pm, Virtual Parent University [Zoom]
    • Meeting ID: 969 3587 5412
    • Passcode: 270041
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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

01/27

Thursday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

01/28

Friday Schedule-

  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Advisory 3:05-3:40
    • Dismissal 3:40
  • 6:00 PM – Varsity Girls basketball v. Trion High School (Home)
  • 7:30 PM – Varsity Boys basketball v. Trion High School (Home)

01/29| Saturday
  •   8:30 – Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition 
01/30| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 01/26 
    • Asynchronous Day  [CANCELLED]
    • In-Person Learning, “C” Day
  • 02/14-18 
    • No School (Winter  Break)

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 Jan 17th,2022

  • Welcome Back for In-Person Learning this week, testing will be available at school starting today.
    • The testing dates over the weekend were cancelled due to the weather. If you completed testing somewhere else be sure to submit results in the link below:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link 

Please note: For returning to campus on January 18th, COVID-19 tests must be conducted no earlier than January 16th.  If you choose to test offsite, please submit test results via the link above.

Shoutouts !

  • Shoutout to the JV basketball team for Going 4-1 before the break. Way to represent the Culture! 
    • Emery Jones
    • Ty Selles
    • Sancho Hodges
    • Mike Robinson
    • Jason Thrash
    • Simeon Adams
    • Austin Williams
    • Kendrick Myers
    • Torrence Sturdivant
    • Tarrence Sturdivant
    • Kingsley Thirakul
    • Pierce Lindic
    • Nyles Dobson
    • Joshua Chivers
    • Gmo Holmes
      • Managers:
        • Keith Warren
        • Sanai Conoly
  • Shoutout to the Varsity basketball team for continuing to have a great winning season!
  • Shoutout to Dr. Whittington for organizing the Swagger panel conversation!
  • Shoutout to Israel Doby for ALWAYS bringing his amazing talents as a musician to his projects.
  • Shoutout to our Drew’s Got Talent: Science Edition winners for JA:
    •  1st Place and recipients of $100: Davis Dragon, David Hailey, and Christian Sayers for their Science Fair project, “The Water Chamber: Flood Control Mechanism”
      •  Their group will move on to the regional level of science fair which will take place in February. Congratulations!
  • Shoutout to Ariel Gray for always being engaged during Virtual Learning!
  • Shoutout to Zoe James for writing an excellent poem that modeled symbolism!
  • Shoutout to Ms. Wynne for an informative East Lake Foundation Scholarship workshop for seniors this week!
  • Shoutout to  Ms. Rahman for bringing energy and a focus on self-care to virtual learning!
  • Shoutout to Mikera Collins for her leadership and communication in class!
  • Shoutout to Deja Rashad and Genesis Bowie for their consistent effort in APUSH!
  • Shoutout to Kentrell Rollie for being an active participant of virtual learning and having all his assignments turned in!
  • Shoutout to  Keshawn Rashid, Jakaylah Roberts, Nikolai George, Eleanor Jones, Mustafah Mohammed, Sage Harrison-Conway and Isaiah Johnston for explaining how to solve math problems in class!
  • Shoutout to Sidni Haynes and Taylor Saddler for their excellent work in cooperative learning!
  • Shoutout to the Dr. Mafu’s 9th grade Algebra 1 students for their stellar engagement in class discussions on solving quadratics by square rooting, several also assumed the role of co-host for a portion of their lessons!

Click Here for ALL
Senior Academy SHOUTOUTS for the School Year !


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.

Directory of All Senior Academy Resources

Use the following link if you obtain COVID test results from outside of Drew. Submit results here: Submit External COVID Test Results – Link

Calendar of Events (below):

Week of 01/17-01/23


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

01/17

MLK Holiday

In-Person Learning will Resume 01/18/22


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

01/18

Tuesday Schedule-

  • Return To In-Person Learning For Students And Staff
  • MAP TESTING (TUES/WED Math)
    • Schedule
      • *Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
      • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
        • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
      • Dismissal 3:40
    • 2nd Semester Eagles Connect Tutoring begins

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

01/19

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 12pm, Principal Coffee [Zoom]
  • MAP TESTING (TUES/WED Math)
    • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual Schedule*
      • 1st 8:00-9:30
      • 2nd 9:35-11:05
      • 3rd Period 11:10 – 1:2511:10-11:40 9th and 10th lunch
      • 12:50-1:25 11th and 12th lunch
      • 4th 1:30-3:00 
      • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
        • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
      • Dismissal 3:40
  • 5:30 PM – JV Boys Basketball v. South Atlanta High School (Away)

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

01/20

Thursday Schedule-

  • MAP TESTING (THURS/FRI ELA)
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Flex Time Extended Learning, 3:00pm
      • Students will complete extended learning via zoom
    • Dismissal 3:40

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

01/21

Friday Schedule-

  • Uniform Day
  • MAP TESTING (THURS/FRI ELA)
  • Schedule [*Virtual Teachers/Students Follow Normal Virtual 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 
    • Advisory 3:05-3:40
    • Dismissal 3:40
  • 6:00 PM – Varsity Girls basketball v. Trion High School (Home)
  • 7:30 PM – Varsity Boys basketball v. Trion High School (Home)

01/22| Saturday
  •   
  • 10:00 AM – JV Boys basketball v. Therrell High School (Away)
  • 1:00 PM – Varsity Girls basketball v. Heritage High School- Conyers (Away)
  • 7:30 PM – Varsity Boys basketball v. Fulton Leadership Academy (Away)
01/23| Sunday
  • COVID Testing 10am – 4pm – Yates Campus (Teacher Parking Lot)

Upcoming Events-

  • 01/26 
    • Asynchronous Day  [CANCELLED]
    • In-Person Learning, “A” Day
  • 02/14-18 
    • No School (Winter  Break)

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

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Update for Week of Jan 17th,2022

Monday

01/17

MLK Holiday – No School

In-Person Learning will Resume 01/18/22


ALERT: Jan. 18th Return to In-Person Learning and Health/Safety Updates

CLICK HERE TO read about the ALERT: Jan. 18th Return to In-Person Learning and Health/Safety Updates »

  • We will return to in-person instruction on Tuesday, January 18th, the day after the Martin Luther King Holiday.  
    • In preparation for the return to campus on January 18th, Drew will provide testing on:
      • Sunday, January 16th (10am-4pm)

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Please note: For returning to campus on January 18th, COVID-19 tests must be conducted no earlier than January 16th.  If you choose to test offsite, please submit test results via the following link:

Student/Staff Document/Self-Report Link