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January 22nd, 2021

Good afternoon, this is Steve Mares, principal of Athens Drive Magnet High School, with a message for Friday, January 22nd. A copy of this message will be posted on our school website (www.wcpss.net/athensdrivehs), tweeted on our school Twitter account, emailed to our students, and emailed and texted to our school families.

 

NEW OR UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

GREAT WEEK AT THE DRIVE! We have a lot to celebrate at The Drive, and this past week has been no exception to that! There are so many fantastic things going on each day that I often do not mention the good stuff happening in my weekly messages throughout the year. However, I do want to highlight just a few items that we can celebrate to give you all a glimpse of our great days of teaching and learning. We held our Mid-Year Graduation “walk-through” ceremony last night and we presented Diplomas to 54 students! We had a tremendous start to our Second Semester as students came to classes beginning on Wednesday and participated from Day 1. Today we had two Cross Country runners competing at the State Championship Meet. Last night we held our first athletic competition in Jaguar Stadium since last March. We had our Dance Team practice, Band practice, and Clubs continued to find ways to serve others in our remote reality. We even had our first staff member receive her COVID-19 vaccination. I appreciate the efforts of our staff, students, and families to continue to support our student’s achievements and allow them to find their passions while we continue in remote learning!

 

STUDENTS NEED TO BE READING THEIR WCPSS EMAILS EACH DAY: One of the main ways that we communicate with students is through their Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) email account. Every student has a WCPSS email account and information on How to Access A Student’s Email Account can be found at that link. Please be sure that your student is checking his/her email daily to receive important information from teachers and our school.

 

REPORT CARDS: Please remember that Second Quarter and First Semester Report Cards are finalized, and parents/guardians can see their students’ First Semester grades by viewing them in PowerSchool. If you do not have access to PowerSchool, please establish an account as it is imperative to have access to PowerSchool to monitor your student’s academic progress. Please visit this LINK to get access to PowerSchool on your computer, phone, etc. If you do not have access to PowerSchool to check First Semester grades or you would like to have a hard copy of your students Report Card, please email mcoreasposada@wcpss.net with your request and we will email you a copy of the Report Card.

 

FALL SEMESTER MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT IS NEXT THURSDAY, JANUARY 28TH—UPDATED TIMES: Please remember that our Virtual Fall Meet the Teacher Night will be held next Thursday, January 28th, beginning at 5:15 p.m. At 5:00 p.m., prior to our Meet the Teacher Night, we will host a Senior Parent Information Session. And, at 5:15 p.m., we will provide an opportunity for families to meet their students’ Drive Time (Homeroom) Teacher. Here is the schedule for the evening:

 

5:00   -     5:10             Senior Parent Information Session

5:15     -   5:25             Drive Time

5:30     -   5:45             First Period

5:50     -   6:05             Second Period

6:10     -   6:25             Third Period

6:30     -   6:45             Fourth Period

On Thursday afternoon, January 28th, we will post the links to each of the teacher’s Google Meets where families can attend their session. Please be sure to check the Athens Drive website Thursday afternoon to get this information and attend our Meet the Teacher event. We will also have a Help Desk that families can utilize if they are having difficulties and we will have staff who will be responding to those questions to provide the needed support and information. I look forward to having our families engage remotely with our teachers to ensure we are on the same page as we all work to support student learning and achievement!

 

SENIOR MEETING PRIOR TO OUR MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT—NEW TIME: Please remember that Mr. Remaley, our Senior Class Advisor, will be leading a Senior Parent Information Meeting prior to our Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, January 28th. The Senior Information Meeting will run from 5:00 p.m. until 5:10 p.m. Information on how to access this Google Meet meeting will be shared on our website on Thursday afternoon. Senior families, thank you for putting this meeting on your calendar!

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS DISTRIBUTION: Thank you to all the families who came to campus for our Instructional Materials Distribution event to pick-up materials that students need to support their learning. If you were unable to attend, but still need Instructional Materials that we have, you will need to come to the Front Entrance of the school between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. any day and request the materials that you need. We will then get the materials for you and bring them to you outside of the Front Entrance to the school. If you cannot make it to school during these hours, please email Ms. Gattens (emgattens@wcpss.net) and we will work with you to find a time for you to pick-up those materials. Thank you for your assistance in helping us get these materials to you but continuing to do so in a safe manner while our school is closed for remote learning.

 

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK: As we begin our first full week of school for the Second Semester, I wanted to remind you about a few changes in our “regular” Remote Learning Bell Schedule:

 

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, January 25th, 27th, 28th, and 29th: We will follow the regular Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Bell Schedule. Please note that on Wednesday, we do not have an Asynchronous Day for students to work on assignments. WCPSS has scheduled various Remote Learning Days (February 3rd and 24th; March 10th and 11th; April 14th, and May 5th and 26th) throughout the Semester that will be utilized as Asynchronous Days. We are not able to implement our usual Wednesday schedule at this time.
  • Tuesday, January 26th: We will operate under our Tuesday Drive Time Bell Schedule. This will be our first Drive Time class of the Semester and students are expected to join the Google Meet for their Homeroom from 12:30 p.m. until 12:50 p.m. Students can find their Drive Time Google Meet link by going to the Faculty Directory on the Athens Drive webpage and clicking on the Drive Time link. The link will be loaded on the Teacher’s Faculty Directory slide by Tuesday morning, January 26th. All other class Periods during the day on Tuesday are being held at their regular time.

 

DRIVE TIME CLASS INFORMATION: For our Freshmen and new students, I wanted to share what Drive Time is and why we have made space for it in our Bell Schedule for this Semester. Our Drive Time classes operate on the premise that every student should have a teacher on campus who students can also rely on to support their academic and social emotional progress. Each Counselor we have supports over 500 students, and Drive Time allows us to support student progress and help students connect to our school and each other. During Drive Time we utilize lessons for students to get to know each other, offer lessons on “soft” skills (e.g., studying, goal setting, prioritizing, etc.), have special lessons to promote a specific event (e.g., African History Month, Disabilities Awareness Month, etc.), have conferences with students to discuss their grades, and other activities to build a small community of learners. I believe that we need for our students to have time during the week to learn and grow in an environment that is not first and foremost academically focused. I look forward to our students having this opportunity this Semester to connect to other students and our school in meaningful ways during the school day.

 

PSAT ADMINISTRATION ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 26TH: We will be administering the PSAT on campus on Tuesday, January 26th to those Juniors who registered for this Test. Please be sure to be on time to school that day so that we can begin testing on time. Thank you!

 

PTSA MEETING ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 26TH AT 6:30 P.M.: Please join us for our monthly PTSA meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. All families are welcome to attend! Information on this meeting, and all things PTSA, can be found on the PTSA website.

 

SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS IN THE TIME OF SCHOOL CLOSURE DUE TO COVID-19: Dealing with uncertainty and the unknown has an impact on our well-being. Anxiety during this time is an understandable reaction, whether you have been dealing with anxiety all along or this is a new development in your life. We understand that not being able to connect to others makes this time more difficult. Please know that all our students and families are on our minds during this unprecedented time in our lives. Please visit the ADMHS Student Services Website for a list of resources to support students and families. Please use the resources listed if your student needs emotional support during their time at home. Please also remember that if you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 immediately.

 

ACCESS TO STUDENT SERVICES AND COUNSELOR APPOINTMENTS: Due to building closure, the Student Services Staff and School Counselors are working virtually. The best way to get in touch is through email. Questions related to record requests, transcripts, withdrawal, and enrollment should be directed to our registrar, Ms. Sidney, at psidney@wcpss.net. If a student/parents/guardian needs to speak to their Counselor, you may email your Counselor with questions from your school email or schedule a Google Meet via the Calendly links below:

 

Student Last Name

Begins With

Counselor

Name

Counselor

Email

Counselor

Calendy

A – Di

Ms. Telfair

stelfair@wcpss.net

https://calendly.com/stelfair/counseling-advisement-appointment

 

Do – La

Ms. Boothe

kboothe@wcpss.net 

calendly.com/bootheadhs

Le – Ri

Mr. Wright

jwright@wcpss.net

https://calendly.com/d_wright-athens/student-parent-conference

Ro – Z

Ms. Hegarty

chegarty@wcpss.net

https://calendly.com/chegarty

SAP Counselor

Ms. Burnette

pburnette@wcpss.net

 

Dean of Students

Ms. Brown

tbrown3@wcpss.net

https://calendly.com/tbrown3-1

 

Our Counselors are available to support the academic, social emotional, and college/career goals of all students. As such, there may be times when the Counselors need to connect with individual students or groups of students to provide resources or to address specific questions/concerns. All communication with students is in accordance with WCPSS policies and guidelines. ​What can I talk about with my counselor virtually?

 

  • Academics 
  • College and career planning 
  • “Well-being” checkup 
  • Due to lack of confidentiality in a virtual meeting, the Counselors cannot discuss sensitive and private personal issues. If these issues arise during a conversation with the counselor, steps will be taken to direct you to the appropriate resources.
  • If you are in a crisis, please inform your parents/guardians or a trusted adult. If necessary, call 911. 
  • Resources for support can be found on our Social Emotional Support page. 

 

WCPSS SUBSTITUTE TEACHER: WCPSS has recently launched a campaign to recruit Substitute Teachers. Substitute Teachers receive training, work flexible hours, and earn bi-weekly pay and incentives based on the number of jobs they pick up. If you have an interest in supporting our schools and shaping bright futures, visit wcpss.net/subs to learn more.

 

SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: Our Science National Honor Society (SNHS) is looking for new members. Please visit the Science National Honor Society website,  and look under the new member tab for all the information needed. There you can find the requirements for SNHS, as well as the application form, teacher recommendation form, and how to pay your SNHS dues. All applications for our National Science Honor Society are due by January 31st. If you have any questions, feel free to email them at athenssnhs@googlegroups.com. This is a great way to connect with other Science-minded scholars!

 

SAT PREP COURSE STARTING SOON: Students who are planning on taking the SAT on Saturday, March 13th may want to sign up for the SAT Prep Course offered at Athens Drive. The Third Quarter SAT Prep Course is starting on Tuesday, February 2nd to prepare students for that SAT Test administration. Please contact Mr. Remaley (cremaley@wcpss.net) for more information.

 

ATHLETIC TICKET REQUESTS: All tickets to athletic events for the remainder of the 2021 school year will be handled through the digital ticketing platform GoFAN. Please know that tickets for all events this year are only for immediate family members of athletes that are on one of the competing teams. We will not offer the option to purchase a ticket at the gate using cash for any event the remainder of the year. If you have a son or daughter that will be competing this year in Lacrosse, Soccer, Football, Basketball, Track, Cheer, Baseball, and/or Softball, please complete the Future Tickets Form if you are interested in purchasing tickets for any game throughout the season. If your son or daughter is competing in more than one sport or you would like to have more than one email address on the distribution list, please fill out the form for each sports season/email address. Once you have completed the form, you will get an email approximately one week prior to when games are set to begin with instructions outlining how tickets can be purchases and what restrictions are in place for spectators during the season. Thank you for your support!

 

STUDENT ACCOUNTABILITY AND HEALTH PROTOCOLS FORM: The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) has created a Student Accountability and Required Health Protocols Form requiring parents to sign and submit it to our school. By signing this form, students and families are certifying that they have read and understand the Student Accountability standards that WCPSS has created for In-Person instruction. We will need every student returning to campus for In-Person learning to complete this form and return it to school. I would ask that you please complete the signature page and email it to Ms. Coreas-Posada, our new Student Services Receptionist, at mcoreasposada@wcpss.net. We will keep a record of who has submitted this information. Please know that if you are not able to complete this now, we will provide paper copies for students when they return for In-Person learning and this form can be completed at that time. However, we would like to get as many forms completed and done prior to any students returning to campus. Thank you for your help in completing this mandate.

 

BUS ATTESTATION FORM: Every WCPSS student who will ride District-provided transportation will have to complete a one-time Online Health Attestation Form. If you are planning on returning to school for In-Person learning when it begins this Semester, you must have this form completed prior to being able to ride the bus. Please know that you can complete this form now or you can wait and submit it prior to riding the bus at the start of In-Person learning. Students who cannot complete the form electronically can submit a paper copy to us.

 

PARKING REGISTRATION FOR THE SECOND SEMESTER: Even though we have moved to Remote learning to start the Second Semester, we are still moving forward with the Registration process for students who want to park on campus when we begin In-Person learning. Please know that we have now opened the Registration process for students to apply to receive a Parking Pass for the Second Semester. The Student Parking Permit Application for the 2020 – 2021 school year is posted on our website. Students must complete the online Parking Application, scan their NC Driver’s License and Registration, and attach them to an email with the Subject Line: “Parking Application” to Ms. Gattens (egattens@wcpss.net). Applications will also be accepted in person between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. via the Front Entrance of our school. Please know that a decision has been made that WCPSS will waive student parking fees for the 2020 – 2021 school year if we are in plan B or plan C status. When we move to plan A status, the District will charge the students for parking tags by prorating the costs for the remaining time left in the school year based upon the previously approved $200.00 fee. Please also know that all students will be parking in either the Senior Lot or the Stadium Lot. The Junior Lot will now be used for Carpool and there will be no student parking in that parking lot. Students who drive must not linger in their cars or in the parking lot. Once on campus, they must immediately enter the building. And, at the end of the day, all drivers and their passengers must go immediately to their cars and exit campus. Students must not park in any other space than their assigned space.

 

CLOSING MESSAGE AND THANK YOU! Thank you for your support as we started our new Semester! It is hard to believe that we are just over halfway done with our school year. I appreciate the focused efforts of our students to start the Semester in a positive manner and work to finish the school year strong! Please continue to check the Athens Drive website for general information and to help you stay informed. I hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend! As always, please continue to be safe and take care of yourselves, your loved ones, and each other. GO JAGS!

 

 

REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKLY MESSAGES:

 

PROCESS FOR OBTAINING A DRIVER’S ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATE (DEC): DECs are only valid for 30 days; therefore, students are only eligible to receive a DEC during this time if they have a confirmed appointment with the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) within 30 days of the date of the request. Parents/students will start by sending an email request to Ms. Coreas-Posada (mcoreasposada@wcpss.net) and include the email from NCDMV confirming the date/time of the appointment. You will then receive an email confirming the date/time you can come to Athens Drive to receive the DEC. Once your appointment is confirmed with us, the following steps will be taken:

 

  • Step 1: Scan or take a photo of the following:
    • Student’s birth certificate or passport
    • Completed Driver’s Education Certificate (if it has not been emailed ahead of time)
    • Proof of address if the current address is different than the one listed on the Driver’s Education Certificate or the address listed in PowerSchool. Address must be verified for the NC Real ID.
    • Email this information to Mr. Coreas-Posada, our designated contact at the school. This will limit the amount of paper that has to be exchanged by staff and students. If you are unable to scan or take a photo of the document, then you will need to bring all these documents with you to the appointment.
  • Step 2: Bring the following documents to the appointment:
    • Student’s birth certificate or passport
    • Completed Driver’s Education Certificate (if it has not been emailed ahead of time)
    • Proof of address if the current address is different than the one listed on the Driver’s Education Certificate or the address listed in PowerSchool. Address must be verified for the NC Real ID.
  • Step 3: Receiving the DEC:
    • Once you arrive for your appointment, a staff member will meet you at the front door of the school (entrance by the flagpole) to receive the DEC. It is important that we limit the amount of direct contact and maintain at least 6 feet of social distance. For this reason, please limit the number of family members (preferably just the student and a parent or guardian) who attend the appointment. Please arrive at the school promptly for your scheduled appointment to ensure that we can follow the social distancing guidelines that have been established.
    • Staff will check the student’s grades for adequate progress. The student must have passed 70% of the courses taken in the prior semester to receive a DEC.
    • Once grades have been verified and all other documents are in place, the DEC can be issued to the student.

 

Thank you for your understanding and adherence to these procedures.

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER GUIDELINES: All WCPSS families should have received an email from WCPSS last night sharing the new Inclement Weather Guidelines. Please understand that if we do have any inclement weather this Winter, we will operate on an Asynchronous Day. Thus, students will have an opportunity to interact with their teacher during Student Hours and may have assignments to complete. Because we will be offering this instruction, a make-up day will not be necessary.

 

EFFORTS TO INCREASE COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION DISSEMINATION: Athens Drive parents have set up Facebook groups for each Grade Level to help other parents get involved in the Athens Drive school family. If you are interested in connecting with other parents at Athens Drive you can find the link to each of the Facebook groups below.

 

 

 

 

 

I am thankful for the willingness of these parents to help us keep families “in the know” and please look for additional ways for parents to connect to Grade Level specific information.

 

ATHLETICS UPDATE: It was great to welcome families back to our Gym last night for the first-time last night to watch a Volleyball game! I appreciated how our school families followed all safety protocols and the 3 W’s while on campus! It worked out very well, and they saw a determined Jaguar Volleyball team play hard, but not quite pull out a victory against Green Level. I am thankful for the hard work of our coaches, athletic department, and student athletes to be safe and follow all protocols so that our athletic programs can continue to operate! I am sharing this additional athletic information again with you all to keep you updated:

 

Spectators at Events

WCPSS has determined we will be able to allow immediate family at games within certain guidelines. While we do not have all those guidelines yet, we will be sharing them with each of our teams as soon as we receive them. Throughout this year guidelines have changed quickly, so I want to remind you that as different sports begin their season, guidelines could change again. Please know that we strive to get the most up-to-date information to you as quickly as possible.

 

Live Streaming

All events at Jaguar Stadium and in our Upper Gym will be live streamed throughout the year. You can find additional information about our live streaming program here.

 

Registration Paperwork

All student athletes must submit a registration packet and COVID-19 pre-participation form prior to any workout or practice. Each student athlete only needs to complete this paperwork once for the entire year. If an athlete has contracted COVID-19 at any point, please email our Athletic Director, Coach Seese (tseese@wcpss.net), as there is an additional form the doctor will need to complete prior to participating in athletics.  

 

Communication

Communication is vital this year to make sure everyone has the most up-to-date information regarding athletics. Please make sure you are on our email list, follow us on Twitter and Instagram (both @athensjags), and are part of the communication platform for your specific program/sport. You can join our Athletic Department email list by visiting the athletics webpage and enrolling at the top of the page.

 

THE ATHENS ORACLE—OUR SCHOOL NEWSPAPER—IS AVAILABLE! Since we aren't printing our school newspaper, The Oracle, physically this Semester, we have been placing our articles all on our website. The staff wants to make sure that our school family is reading it! Check out The Athens Oracle at their website: www.athensoracle.com. I am proud of the efforts of our students in continuing their hard work in this remote environment!

 

SUPPORT FOR OUR STUDENTS DURING THIS REMOTE LEARNING AND COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Dealing with uncertainty and the unknown influences our well-being. Anxiety during this time is an understandable reaction, whether you have been dealing with anxiety all along or this is a new development in your life. We understand that not being able to connect to others as we would normally connect makes this time more difficult. Please know that all our students and families are on our minds during this unprecedented time in our lives. If you need support or assistance, please visit the ADMHS Student Services Website for a list of resources to support students and school families. Please use the resources listed if your student needs emotional support during their time at home. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 immediately.

 

ACCESS TO STUDENT SERVICES AND APPOINTMENTS WITH COUNSELORS: Our Student Services Staff and Counselors are working virtually to support our students and school families. The best way to get in touch with a Student Staff member or Counselor is through email. Questions related to Records, Transcripts, Withdrawal, and Enrollment should be directed to our Registrar, Ms. Sidney (psidney@wcpss.net). If you need to speak with a Counselor, please email your Counselor with questions using your school email account. They will respond to your questions or set up a virtual meeting, if necessary. Contact for our Counselors is as follows:

 

 

Our Counselors are available to support the academic, social emotional, and college/career goals of all students. As such, there may be times when the Counselors need to connect with individual students or groups of students to provide resources or to address specific questions/concerns. All communication with students is in accordance with WCPSS policies and guidelines. You can I talk to your Counselor about a myriad of topics: Academics, College and Career Planning, “Well-being” Checkups, etc. If a student is in a crisis, they should inform their parents/guardians or a trusted adult immediately. If necessary, please call 911 for assistance. Additional Resources for support can be found on our Social Emotional Support page. Please know that we care and want to help!

 

ATHENS DRIVE MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL TUTORING CLUB: Just a reminder that the ADMHS Tutoring Club is up and running! Please keep this in mind for your students if they need support in a subject. Information can be found at this link. Students can request a tutor from this site, and students that are interested in becoming a tutor can fill that request on this site as well. We hope this is a great opportunity for our students!

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS:  Please remember that we have many Colleges and Universities that we have worked with to set up Virtual College Visits for our students. We will be hosting these Virtual College Visits throughout the school year. These Virtual sessions will allow students the opportunity to meet with Admission Counselors from various Colleges and Universities. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about the various programs available, admission requirements, Financial Aid, etc. Please visit our College Visit Website to access these sessions. These visits have already started, and we have several more next week and in the future. Please keep an eye on this website to “visit” schools that your student may be interested in attending.

 

NEW ATTENDANCE EMAIL ACCOUNT: We have created a new email account, athenshs-attendance@wcpss.net for parents to email doctor’s notes, questions about attendance, etc. Please use this email account to communicate with us and know that we will take care of your attendance matters. Thank you!

 

CLASS OF 2021 GRADUATION: The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) has announced the Graduation schedule for the District! The Athens Drive Magnet High School Class of 2021 will Graduate on Thursday, June 10th, at 12:00 p.m. at the Raleigh Convention Center! Please know that this Ceremony is pending the COVID-19 pandemic status and the ability of us to gather in large groups. It is certainly my hope that we can celebrate the Class of 2021 on June 10th at the Raleigh Convention Center! Please understand that at this point we cannot give any information to families regarding how many tickets will be allotted for each Senior, as capacity determinations have not been solidified. But I am fired up that we do have a date and a time for our Commencement Exercises!

 

SENIOR INFORMATIONAL WEBSITE CREATED BY OUR COUNSELORS: Please visit our new website to support our Seniors and their transition to life after The Drive. The website contains information and resources regarding the College Application Process, SAT, Letters of Recommendations, etc. and can be found at this link: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/adhscollegeapps. Our Student Services Department is here to assist our students as our Seniors move towards the goal of Graduation! Please know that our Senior Conferences and College advising will be Virtual this year, so we hope that this website will answer questions until your Senior Conference can be scheduled with your Counselor. Thank you!

 

SENIORS NEED TO JOIN MR. REMALEY’S SENIOR REMIND MESSAGE GROUP! Seniors, this year more than ever, YOU NEED TO JOIN Mr. Remaley's Senior Remind group! Mr. Remaley serves as our Senior Class Advisor and keeps Seniors and their families updated on all things Senior. The best way to stay connected and up to date on Senior information is through his daily messages. Seniors and their families can download the Remind App and enter class code: @theremaley  If you don't want the app, and prefer a SMS text message, then text the message:  @theremaley  to the number:   81010. If you have any Senior related questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Remaley (cremaley@wcpss.net). Please be sure you do this today so that you are up-to-speed on Senior events and happenings—Mr. Remaley does an outstanding job of communicating with our Seniors and Senior families!

 

$30.00 SENIOR GRADUATION FEE: Please know that all Seniors are required to pay their Senior Graduation Fee to pay for costs associated with Graduation. These fees go to pay for the Diploma, Diploma Cover, Graduation Program, Senior Awards, reduced costs for Senior Shirts and Sportswear, and other Senior events that are hosted throughout the year. The fee is normally $60.00, but this year we have reduced that cost to $30.00 due to the potential limits on the Senior events that we can host. Please go to the Online Payment link on our website to make this payment. Thank you for taking care of this required fee for all Seniors.

 

STAY CONNECTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR: To stay connected to my messages and get other updates from WCPSS and Athens Drive Magnet High School, please make note of the following: 

  • SchoolMessenger: This is the system that we use to get messages to our school families. School families can set their contact preferences with their SchoolMessenger account. Please visit https://www.wcpss.net/schoolmessenger to update your preferences, read FAQ document, and read instructions on how to create a parent SchoolMessenger account.
  • Text messages: You can also opt-in to receive text messages through our SchoolMessenger system. Please visit  https://www.wcpss.net/schoolmessenger as well to get this information. 
  • Emails: We will automatically send you an email if we have your correct information on file. If you are not receiving this message via email, please email Ms. Gattens (emgattens@wcpss.net), our School Receptionist, with your correct email address.
  • Athens Drive Magnet High School Website:My weekly (or more often…) Principal Messages are posted and archived on our website. You can access these Principal Messages by clicking on the link in the banner towards the top of the website or scroll down our website for another banner across the webpage with icons and click on the Principal’s Message link.
  • PowerSchool Accounts:  In High School, all students need an NCEdCloud account, and parents are encouraged to maintain their own parent PowerSchool account. If you need to open a student and/or parent PowerSchool account, please follow the directions on the WCPSS website.

Thank you for your efforts to keep updated on all that is happening at The Drive!

 

SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS: Athens Drive Magnet High School has a variety of Social Media Accounts that students, staff, school families, and the community can follow to stay abreast of what is happening at The Drive. This is an updated list from the list I sent out earlier in the week:

 

  • Instagram:
    • School Instagram: @AthensHSMagnet
    • Student Services: @athensdrive_studentservices
    • The Torch (Yearbook): @athens_torch
    • The Oracle (Newspaper): @athensoracle
    • ATV (Morning News Program): @atvjagnews
    • Athens Athletics: @athensjags
    • Athens Jag Club: @adhsjaguars

 

  • Twitter:
    • School Twitter: @AthensHSMagnet
    • Student Services: @ADHSStudentSvcs
    • PTSA: @AthensDrivePTSA
    • The Torch (Yearbook): @athenstorch
    • The Oracle (Newspaper): @athensoracle
    • ATV (Morning News Program): @atvjagnews
    • Athens Athletics: @athensjags
    • Athens Drive Student Government: @ADHSExecBoard
    • STEM Academy: @AthensSTEM
    • Health Science Career Academy: @ADHS_HSA

 

  • Facebook:
    • School Facebook: Athens Drive Magnet High School

 

  • Remind: text to 81010

 

  • Senior Class Messages from Mr. Remaley, Senior Class Advisor: @theremaley

 

  • Remind Class information from our Student Services Team:
    • Class of 2021 is @fae99c
    • Class of 2022 is @admhscl
    • Class of 2023 is @c44694k
    • Class of 2024 is @haghfb

 

Please know that you can find this information on our website with active links to these sites. Thank you for keeping up-to-speed with everything that happens at The Drive!