TRANSITIONING TO IN-PERSON LEARNING AT DREW:
DREW PHASES IN HYBRID LEARNING OPTION STARTING MARCH 1, 2021
FAMILY GUIDELINES AND RESOURCES

The hybrid learning model will be offered in addition to the virtual model, which the school has been operating under since the beginning of the school year. 

Drew Charter School appreciates families taking the time to complete the Intent to Return Survey in early February following the announcement of the option to transition to a Hybrid Instructional Model. The below survey results provide a summary of students opting to remain virtual or participate in Drew’s Hybrid:

INTENT TO RETURN SURVEY RESULTS

The current timeline for transitioning to the hybrid learning model is as indicated below:

Phase 1 - Week of March 1st: 

Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 6th, 9th and 12th grade participating students return to campus

Phase 2 - Week of March 8th:

3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th grade participating students return to campus

Important Calendar Notes: 

  • Drew Charter School is closed for all students on Monday, March 15th, and Tuesday, March 16th.  There will be no classes on those two days.  For the remainder of the week of March 15th (Wednesday through Friday, March 17th – March 19th), Drew will operate under a Virtual Quarantine Schedule.  All instruction will be virtual on those three days.
     
  • Drew will hold Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, March 16th, and Wednesday, March 17th. Sign up information and details are forthcoming from teachers and/or each academy.
     
  • Drew Charter School will observe a Virtual Quarantine Week April 12th - April 16th (the week after Spring Break) .  All instruction will be virtual that week.  

The following information serves as Drew’s guide to re-opening campus as we transition to a hybrid learning model.  The information is intended to assist families with understanding the procedures, protocols, and practices Drew has established as we strive to maintain a safe, clean learning environment on our campus during this global pandemic.  Additionally, the guide outlines important resources--from counseling to technology support and free meal information--available to all of our Drew students and families regardless of whether they choose the virtual or hybrid instructional model.   

In preparation for a return to in-person learning, our facilities, operations and instructional teams have thoroughly researched and carefully implemented numerous preventive measures and made many modifications, all designed to protect our students and staff.   With the safety and wellbeing of our Drew community top of mind, we encourage all of our families to closely read this guidance.  At the same time, we also strongly advise each of our families to take precautions and do your part at home to keep everyone safe. In your daily lives, beyond Drew, remember to always wear a mask, socially distance from others, wash your hands frequently, stay home when you or a family member is ill, and, as much as possible, limit contact with those persons outside of your household.  Drew is committed to constantly and consistently doing all we can to preserve the health of our school family.  Ultimately, however, the wellbeing of our community is as strong as the members who comprise it.  We must all be vigilant for the sake of everyone, yet flexible for bumps that may be on the road ahead.  We are depending on each other! Let’s work together to keep everyone healthy and safe!

 FEVER?

Temperature checks will be conducted daily for everyone entering Drew's buildings.  Individuals with a temperature over 100.4°F are not permitted on campus. Medication may not be given to reduce or mask a fever.

MASK MANDATE!

Individuals must wear masks/face coverings except when eating or drinking. Two school branded, re-usable masks will be distributed to each student on the first day of Hybrid classes. Don’t leave home without it!

 FEELING SICK?

Individuals exhibiting any symptoms of illness are not permitted on campus. Click here for indications on when you should keep your student at home.