Week of September 02nd, 2019

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

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

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


  • Thanks for a great school year thus far. As we continue to support our students and provide a safe and nurturing school environment, we ask that all parents be sure to read this communication regarding our continued after school process.
This Letter can be enlarged by clicking here

ATTENTION: JA/SA parents, if students arrive to school at 8am, that they should proceed to the cafeteria to get a late pass up until 8:30.

After 8:30 students will receive a late pass from the main office secretary- Ms. Edwards.

REMINDER: If you should bring a meal to the school for your student after the students’ lunch period, then the lunch is required to be placed inside the cafeteria in the designated lunch cubbies,

Instructional time cannot be interrupted. Moving forward administration will reinforce this policy as noted in the student/parent handbook.

Announcements

  • Kentrell Russell for showing Agency in Spanish.  He took his vocabulary home and studied so that he could be prepared and has since been excelling in the course. 
  • Kenya Little for scoring a high grade on her first Spanish Test. 
  • To the Varsity Volleyball Team for their win over Carver last week!
  • To Ms. Simmons for ensuring students are supported in their school work by pushing students towards extended learning!
  • The CCR Team for all the hard work in preparing rosters for student conferences during the first half day conference!
  • Ms. Shaffer for incorporating an interdisciplinary project entry event and encouraging students to present teaching/learning strategies!
  • Grade level teams for working through the parent conference day to ensure that families were able to have face-to-face meetings!
  • The CCR Team and Mr. White for participation and preparation of a successful Senior Night!
  • Ms. Bryant for her collaboration with the Science Department to prepare for Science Fair!
  • Mr. Johnson for his continuous involvement in restorative practices and culture building with staff!
  • Dr. Allen for engaging in proactive restorative practices to assist students and families!
  • Coach Davis for actively being involved in student monitoring and providing students with positive reinforcement and feedback
  • Coaches Wilder, A.Smith, and Livingston for bonding with the Volleyball team; the girls were able to meet the teams who played after watching the them play!

Calendar: 

Week of 09/02- 09/08

 09/02| Monday | NO SCHOOL
  • LABOR DAY
09/03| Tuesday | “B” Day 
  • 3:00 – Flex Time: B week Clubs
    • 3:10-3:30 – Tameka will assist students on the 3rd floor with club changes. 
    • 3:35-3:55 – Tameka will assist students on the 2nd floor with club changes. 
09/04| Wednesday | “A” Day
  • 9:15 Drew Babies Pictures
  • 3:00 – Flex Time: Study Hall, Pathways, EL
    • 10th/12th Extended Learning or Main Gym
    • 9th/11th Extended Learning or Cafeteria
  • 5:30 
    • SA Softball @ Tri-Cites [Tri-Cities High School]
    • SA Cross Country [Grant Park]
09/05| Thursday | “B” Day
  • 3:00- Flex Time – ELA, Science, Pathways
    • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Cafeteria
    • 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Practice Gym
  • 5:30 – SA Softball @ Grady [Grady High School]
09/06| Friday |  “A” Day
  • 1:30 – Advisory
  • 6:00 – Cocktails in the park [Zaban Center @ East Lake Park 241 Daniel Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30317]
    • ADULTS ONLY
    • ADDITIONAL DETAILS BELOW TO PTA SECTION
09/07-08| Saturday and Sunday
  • N/A

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 09/09 – 09/13
    • 09/09
      • 5:00 – JV/V Volleyball vs. Paideia [Paideia] 09/10
    • 09/10
      • 6pm- Junior Grade Level/College Counseling Night [Auditorium]09/11
    • 09/11
      • 5:30 – SA Softball @ N. Atlanta [North Atlanta High School], SA Cross Country [Grant Park]
    • 09/12- Blazer/Picture Day
      • Athletic Booster Club Meeting
      • SA Softball @ Westlake [Westlake High School]
      • SA Volleyball @ Maynard [Maynard Jackson High School PTSA]
  • Other Dates
    • 09/16- 5:30 – JV Volleyball @ S. Atlanta [South Atlanta High School]
    • 09/17-
      • SA Volleyball @ KIPP [Kipp Atlanta Collegiate]
      • SA Softball vs Druid Hills [Crim]
  • 09/19-
    • HBCU Night
    • PTA SA Parent Gathering
  • 09/26
    • Senior Night: Volleyball
    • 6pm – 9/10th Grade Parent Night [2nd Floor PBL]
  • 10/05 – Fall Festival [Date still Tentative]
  • 11/15- 2:30 -SA Homecoming Pep Rally [GYM]
  • 02/28- 2:30 – Spring Pep Rally [GYM]
  • 05/16- Graduation

College and Career Readiness Programming/Events:

Junior Grade Level/College Counseling Night: The College and Career Readiness Team will host Junior Grade Level and College Counseling Night on Tuesday, September 10th! We strongly encourage all juniors parents/guardians and students to attend. School Counselor, Ms. Davis will present information regarding HS graduation requirements, class dues and general class updates. Students will also have a formal opportunity to meet and get to know their College Counselors and Early College Counselor. College Counselors will provide an overview of college admissions timeline and upcoming junior college readiness programming.

  • Time: 6 pm
  • Date: September 10th
  • Location: Auditorium

For questions: please contact Ms. Davis, Ms. Herman, or Ms. Young


2ND ANNUAL HBCU NIGHT – On behalf of the College and Career Readiness Team at Charles R. Drew Charter School, we would like to invite your school district, grades 9-12 to HBCU Night Join us at Charles R. Drew Charter School for an admissions and scholarship presentation and an opportunity to meet college admissions representatives! To register, click here!

  • Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Location: 300 Eva Davis Way SE Atlanta GA 30317 at the Yates Campus (Junior/Senior Academy) in the Auditorium
  • Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm
  • Target Population: 9-12th grade students and families

The following colleges will be in attendance:

  1. Alabama State University
  2. Bethune-Cookman University
  3. Hampton University
  4. Morehouse College
  5. Savannah State University

Parking: We welcome you to park in any available space in any of our lots

**PLEASE NOTE** There is another high school called “Charles R. Drew High School” in Riverdale, GA. This school is unrelated to ours, and google maps often confuses us. Please make sure to double check your map before heading to the school. Please also be mindful that the elementary school campus is down the hill from the Senior Academy, and your map may take you there. Please use this destination for google maps here.



PTA UPDATES

YMCA - Childcare:  

$25 for one child as well a sibling discount of $10 off for each
additional child.  To receive the sibling discount, register in person at
the Eastlake YMCA instead of online. 

REGISTER ONLINE FOR YMCA PARENTS' NIGHT OUT HERE
  • October 5th | 12-4pm | Fall Festival: (date is tentative) 

Reflections Art Competition

For information or to order, visit our PTA website now through August 28

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 10/18
MORE INFORMATION & ENTRY FORM

National PTA’s Reflections program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life. Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is Look Within. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

Last year Drew Charter sent 12 students from all 3 Academies on to the State-wide competition in Literature, Photography, & Visual Arts!! 


Uniform Concerns!

Families who still have not received their orders:

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

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

– Khakis and button downs can be purchased outside of the Tommy Hilfiger.
– Ties will be onsite and for sell at the school store tomorrow morning!
  • Parents looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Tommy Hilfiger.
NOTE:
The School Store
Hours are 9:00 – 3:00 pm daily. 
The School Store is located in the Theater Box Office at the Yates/Upper Campus. 

- Stop by and get your Drew gear! 

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

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

Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY as of 08.06.19

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


Update for Students:

Week of August 26th, 2019

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

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

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


Announcements

  • Ms. Edwards who joins at the Upper Campus as our new secretary in the main office!
  • Payton Gunner, Skye Holloway, Miles Selles, Carrington Grant, Kamea Alleyne, and Terron Joiner for doing a fantastic job representing Drew as student ambassadors at the PGA TOUR breakfast on Wednesday last week.
  • Amanda Carter, Connor Mason, Amian Smart-Browne and Bryce Zelazoski for serving as Media Correspondents at the PGA TOUR last week! Each correspondent attended the tournament, interviewed golfers, and wrote articles about the tour.
  • Mr. Copp for enthusiastically jumping in to provide a personalized campus tour of Emory University to seniors!
  • Nakeera Stewart, Desha Rogers-Givens, Biance Cox and Carrington Grant for crafting and delivering powerful speeches at the 2019 Blazer Ceremony last week. 
  • Lucy Corkran and Bryles for soaring on their first AP quiz!
  • Israel Meggett for focusing on his academics.
  • Tamya Evers and Mahasin Nasir for being great in GeoTech !
  • Afiyah Cave for her greatly improved perspective drawing.
  • Brock for his leadership in the group Project.
  • Jakobe Strozier for being on task and making great drawings.
  • Payton Gunner, Skye Holloway, Miles Selles, Carrington Grant, Kamea Alleyne, and Terron Joiner for doing a fantastic job representing Drew as student ambassadors at the PGA TOUR breakfast on Wednesday.  
  • Amanda Carter, Connor Mason, Amian Smart-Browne and Bryce Zelazoski for serving as Media Correspondents at the PGA TOUR! Each correspondent attended the tournament, interviewed golfers, and wrote articles about the tour. 
  • Mr. Copp for enthusiastically jumping in to provide a personalized campus tour of Emory University to seniors!
  • Nakeera Stewart, Desha Rogers-Givens, Ms. Cox and Carrington Grant for crafting and delivering powerful speeches at the 2019 Blazer Ceremony.  
  • Ms. Livingston, Ms. Green, Alumni Nazjaa Hughson, and Ms. Cox for organizing blazers, calling parents, and doing anything else that was needed to prepare for the Blazer Ceremony. 
  • Ms. Herman for helping student speakers prepare for the Blazer Ceremony, prepping media correspondents for the Tour Championship, and working with the students who attended the Tour Opening Breakfast. 
  • Ms. Schaffer for facilitating her first impromptu conversation with a group of 11th grade students. 

Calendar: 

Week of 08/26 – 09/01

 08/26  | Monday | “A” Day
  • 3:00 – Flex Time [A week Clubs]
    • 3:10-3:30 – Dr.Allen will assist students on the 3rd floor with club changes. 
    • 3:35-3:55 – Dr.Allen will assist students on the 2nd floor with club changes. 
  • 5:00 – JV Volleyball vs. Paideia [Home]
08/27 | Tuesday | “B” Day 
  • 3:00- Flex Time – Extended Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
    • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Practice Gym
    • 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Cafeteria
  • 5:00 – SA Volleyball @ Washington
  • 5:00 – SA Softball @ Galloway
08/28 | Wednesday | “A” Day
  • 1:30 – Advisory
  • 5:00 – SA Softball @ Stockbridge
  • 6:00 pm Senior Night
08/29 | Thursday | “B” Day
  • 3:00- Flex Time – ELA, Science, Pathways
    • 09th /10th – Extended Learning or Cafeteria
    • 11th/12th- Extended Learning or Practice Gym
  • 5:00 – SA Volleyball vs. Carver [Home]
08/30| Friday |  “A” Day
  • Half-day (Conferences)
    • 8:00-8:45 – 1st Period
    • 8:50-9:35 – 2nd Period
    • 9:40-10:25 – 3rd Period
    • 10:30-11:15 – 4th Period
    • 11:15 – 9/10 Lunch/Student Dismissal
    • 11:30 – 11/12  Lunch/Student Dismissal

August 30th – Half-day (Conferences)**

Grade Level Counselors will reach out to targeted families for appointments.

Parents without appointments are encouraged to attend the grade level information session for updates and crucial information. Typically from 1:00 pm- 1:30 pm; be on the lookout for more details as the date gets closer.

NOTE: If you wish to have a meeting, it will be scheduled after this date. To schedule the meeting send an email to the grade level counselor requesting for the meeting. Address the subject line as “Request for Parent Conference

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 09/02 – 09/06
    • 09/02
      • Holiday – No School
  • Week of 09/09 – 09/13
    • 09/10
      • 6pm- Junior Grade Level/College Counseling Night [Auditorium]
    • 09/12- Blazer/Picture Day
  • Other Dates
    • 09/19- HBCU Night
    • 11/15- 2:30 -SA Homecoming Pep Rally [GYM]
    • 02/28- 2:30 – Spring Pep Rally [GYM]
    • 05/16- Graduation

College and Career Readiness Programming/Events:

Junior Grade Level/College Counseling Night: The College and Career Readiness Team will host Junior Grade Level and College Counseling Night on Tuesday, September 10th! We strongly encourage all juniors parents/guardians and students to attend. School Counselor, Ms. Davis will present information regarding HS graduation requirements, class dues and general class updates. Students will also have a formal opportunity to meet and get to know their College Counselors and Early College Counselor. College Counselors will provide an overview of college admissions timeline and upcoming junior college readiness programming.

  • Time: 6 pm
  • Date: September 10th
  • Location: Auditorium

For questions: please contact Ms. Davis, Ms. Herman, or Ms. Young


On behalf of the College and Career Readiness Team at Charles R. Drew Charter School, we would like to invite your school district, grades 9-12 to HBCU Night Join us at Charles R. Drew Charter School for an admissions and scholarship presentation and an opportunity to meet college admissions representatives! To register, click here!

The following colleges will be in attendance:

  1. Alabama State University
  2. Bethune-Cookman University
  3. Hampton University
  4. Morehouse College
  5. Savannah State University
  • Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Location: 300 Eva Davis Way SE Atlanta GA 30317 at the Yates Campus (Junior/Senior Academy) in the Auditorium
  • Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm
  • Target Population: 9-12th grade students and families

Parking: We welcome you to park in any available space in any of our lots

**PLEASE NOTE** There is another high school called “Charles R. Drew High School” in Riverdale, GA. This school is unrelated to ours, and google maps often confuses us. Please make sure to double check your map before heading to the school. Please also be mindful that the elementary school campus is down the hill from the Senior Academy, and your map may take you there. Please use this destination for google maps here.



PTA UPDATES

YMCA - Childcare:  

$25 for one child as well a sibling discount of $10 off for each
additional child.  To receive the sibling discount, register in person at
the Eastlake YMCA instead of online. 

REGISTER ONLINE FOR YMCA PARENTS' NIGHT OUT HERE
  • October 5th | 12-4pm | Fall Festival: (date is tentative) 

Support the PTA’s Fall Flower Sale!

For information or to order, visit our PTA website now through August 28

https://www.drewcharterschoolpta.com/

 Fall is on the way so get ready with the autumn colors of chrysanthemums at Drew PTA’s Fall Plant Sale. These beautiful flowers also make great gifts!

Grown in a local nursery, these mums are available in 3 different sizes and 5 different colors. The live plants will arrive heavily budded so that they bloom after you take them home. The mums will be delivered to the school in late September or early October, and you will be informed of the delivery date well in advance to make plans.

Reflections Art Competition

For information or to order, visit our PTA website now through August 28

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 10/18
MORE INFORMATION & ENTRY FORM

National PTA’s Reflections program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life. Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is Look Within. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

Last year Drew Charter sent 12 students from all 3 Academies on to the State-wide competition in Literature, Photography, & Visual Arts!! 


Uniform Concerns!

Families who still have not received their orders:

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

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

– Khakis and button downs can be purchased outside of the Tommy Hilfiger.
– Ties will be onsite and for sell at the school store tomorrow morning!
  • Parents looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Tommy Hilfiger.
NOTE:
The School Store
Hours are 9:00 – 3:00 pm daily. 
The School Store is located in the Theater Box Office at the Yates/Upper Campus. 

- Stop by and get your Drew gear! 

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

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

Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY as of 08.06.19

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

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

Update for Students:

Week of August 19th 2019

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

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

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


Announcements

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

Save the Dates

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

Calendar of Events

Week of 08/19 – 08/23

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

Upcoming Events:

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

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

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

Uniform Concerns!

Families who still have not received their orders:

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

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

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

- Stop by and get your Drew gear! 

Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY as of 08.06.19

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

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

Update for Students:

A Message from the Head of School

Drew Parents/Guardians:

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

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

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

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

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

Peter McKnight

Head of School

Week of August 05th, 2019

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

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

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


Announcements

Save the Dates

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

**Note update to half-day conferences date to 8/30/19

Calendar of Events

Week of 08/05 – 08/11

  • 08/05 | Monday | “B” Day
    • 1:30 – 2:20, Flex Time – Students Report to Advisory
  • 08/06 | Tuesday | “A” Day
    • Seniors College Success Classes
      • 2nd period
        • College Success Class-CCR
        • Math Enrichment- Led by Senior Teachers—Morrison and Allen
      • 3rd period
        • College Success Class-CCR
        • ACT (Math, Science, English) Enrichment-Led by Applerouth Tutor
      • 4th period
        • College Success Class-CCR
        • ACT (Math, Science, English) Enrichment-Led by Applerouth Tutor
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning: Math, Social Studies, Spanish
  • 08/07 | Wednesday | “B” Day
    • 3:10 – STEAM Portfolio Meeting
    • Flex Time: Study Hall, Pathways EL
  • 08/08 | Thursday | “A” Day
    • MAP Testing 9th and 10th ELA
    • Seniors to UGA
      • Depart at 8:30 [meet in 12th PBL at 8:15]
      • Return at 3:55
    • 10:00 – School Performance Committee Meeting
    • Flex Time – Extended Learning: ELA, Science
    • 5:00 – SA Volleyball vs. KIPP
  • 08/09 | Friday | “B” Day
    • First day Laptops available for all students 9-12
      • Password Welcome19
      • Students will be prompted to change the password after signing in with the password above
    • MAP Testing 9th and 10th ELA
    • Flex Time, 1:30-2:20 – Advisory
  • 08/10 | Saturday [Senior Makeup Photos (9:00 AM)]
    • MAP Testing 9th and 10th ELA
    • Flex Time, 1:30-2:20 – Advisory

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 08/12 – 08/18
    • 08/12 [Dr. Alveraz for Physicals, $30, Need to play sports at Drew –> Click here for flyer]
      • MAP Testing Alg. 1/Geometry
      • A Week Clubs
    • 8/13
      • MAP Testing Alg. 1/Geometry
      • Senior Essay Writing Workshop at Agnes Scott
        • Depart at 9:15
    • 8/15
      • Kindergarten Walk 2:00 pm. 
  • Week of 8/18 -8/25
    • 8/20 
      • Tuesday/Thursday classes begin for seniors
  • Week of 8/26 – 09/01
    • 08/30
      • Half-day (Conferences)

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

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

Uniform Concerns!

Families who still have not received their orders:

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

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

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

- Stop by and get your Drew gear! 




URGENT UPDATE!!!

SCHOOL LUNCH IS NOW FREE FOR BOTH JA & SA STUDENTS!

STUDENTS WILL BE OFFERED BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AT NO CHARGE TO THE STUDENT; STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

See announcement below to load your students account
Letter can be enlarged by clicking here

Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY as of 08.06.19

Sports Physicals Rescheduled to Monday, August 12th

Please be advised that the Sports Physicals scheduled for Wednesday, August 7th, have been rescheduled for Monday, August 12th (4:30pm – 6:00pm).  We apologize for any inconvenience but the physician conducting the physicals had to reschedule.  Thank you. [See Updated Flyer here]

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

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

Update for Students:


Blazer Ceremony Update


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

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

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

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

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

Uniform Concerns!

Families who still have not received their orders:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seniors!

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

Update for Students:

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

URGENT UPDATE!!!

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

Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

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




Notification: Community Incident

Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

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

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

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

Kendrick Myers