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    August 2018

    Dear Pirate Community;

    Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! This is your Back-to-School informational email. Please visit our website often to get the most up to date information available.

    All “Back-to-School” information can be found at:  http://www.tamdistrict.org/drake  click on Parents and then Back to School Information.  

    There are many links on that page of useful information and also forms that must be turned in on the first day of school. If you need a hard copy of the Back to School information you may pick one up in the Main Office or the Counseling Office.


    Before the Start of School: 




    August 11


    Physicals for athletics available at Drake High

    For information, see the Athletic Participation letter within the Back-to-School information.  You may also contact Athletic Director, Nate Severin,  at nseverin@tamdistrict.org or 415-458-3445

    August 13

    Fall Sports begin

    For information, see the Athletic Participation letter within the Back-to-School information.  You may also contact Athletic Director, Nate Severin,  at nseverin@tamdistrict.org or 415-458-3445


      August 22

    First DAY of School!


    (School Pictures will be

    taken on first day of school.)


    Freshmen report to the gym at 8:30 a.m. 

    10th through 12th graders report to their Advisory/Crew at 8:30.  School pictures will be taken during day.  Students shall return required paperwork to their Crew teacher.


    A few notes about the start of school:


    • Drake Day One: At Drake, our first day of school is an important and special event. All students will participate in this amazing culture building day where we have students explore important current topics, take their pictures, engage in a school-wide motivational speaker and have a BBQ! Please have your student bring all forms to school this day, as they will be collected in their Crews (advisory) first thing in the morning.


    • Drake 101- Freshmen and “New to Drake” parent information night: Parents who are new to Drake are invited to join us on Monday August 20th at 6:30 in our student center for an informational evening. We are focusing on the people and topics that you need to know to be a part of our Pirate community.


    • The ASB Activity Card: Being an active Pirate is important for a student’s success.  Purchasing an ASB activity Card provides students with an activities pass to attend dances, our athletic events and other events at a reduced rate.  This package supports our Associated Student Body (ASB) program and your purchase is MUCH appreciated by our ASB Leadership students! Information on the Yearbook will be coming soon!


    • Freshman Orientation: Freshmen will be welcomed on the first day of school by our DRAKE ASB Leaders in the gym at 8:30 a.m. We will get to know each other better, sign up for Drake clubs, and get a campus tour. Freshmen will also have their pictures taken on the first day.


    • Attendance Procedures: (Included in Back-to-School Information) Please review with your student as attendance is an important factor of academic success. To report an absence, the direct number to the attendance office is 415-458-3418


    • Student Lockers: All 9th and 10th graders will be assigned a locker. The locker number will appear on their class schedule.  All 11th and 12th graders can request a locker on Day One.  We ask all students to bring their own padlock for their locker.  The school will provide one on Day One if needed. 


    • Student Planners: All 9th graders will receive their planner on Day One.  10th-12th may pick up a planner on Day One during their school picture rotation station while supplies last.


    • Get involved in our Drake Fund!  Please also look at our website, under Community for more information.


    • BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: August 30st at 6:30 in the gym, immediately following Counselor’s Frosh Night for parents of 9th graders at 5:15 in the Student Center.


    • Drake Direct: Our community newsletter, the Drake Direct, will be emailed soon. Please read for more in-depth information about DHS!


    Welcome back and REACH for the best at Drake!


    Liz Seabury, Principal

    1) Required to print, complete, and return on Day One (August 22, 8:30am):
    Annual Parental Notice Signature Page ( must be returned on Day One to student's Crew teacher or Crew leader (9th graders) 
    District Form: Authorization to Administer Medicine -- these must be on file (with all signatures) for any student to receive acetaminophen or any medication at school -- please read carefully
    Student Dance Attendance Agreement -- for any student who will attend any dance in the 2018-19 school year
    2018 Welcome to Online Student Information Update for TUHSD families - All returning families must complete through parent's Home Access (not incoming 9th graders) request was emailed home from the district office on 8/3/18


    2) Parents/Guardians, we need your help! 

    4) Student Nutrition Forms:
    Please see our district Student Nutrition Information on this site: https://www.tamdistrict.org/Page/5857  
    Meal Application 2018-19
    On-line Pre-Payment system for meals at the Drake Cafeteria - You can pre-pay for meals for your student.  They use their student ID number to purchase.
    5) Very important information for everyone:
    ASB Activity Card 2018-19  -- click to order an ASB Activity Discount Sticker. Free entry to all home league football/basketball games, discounts on dances, etc. (Yearbook information coming soon!) 
    Drake Jolly Roger  -- information on supporting our student magazine
     Important Dates 2018-19  - mark your calendars now!  
    Drake High School Calendar 2018-19  - annual academic calendar with all holidays, minimum days, etc - REVISED June 2018
    Drake Bell Schedule - listing of the bell schedules for every day of the week - Monday schedulee updated for 2018-19
    Drake Wellness - Familiarize yourself with our Wellness program
    Attendance Procedures  - please review with your student
    Remix Program - New Information for any student enrolled in Algebra or Physics in the Universe (most freshman students)
    Picture Order information  - pictures will be taken on Day One.  This is a pricing sheet for your information - order forms are online at the link provided
    DLC Information  - Drake Leadership Council: information on becoming a part of Drake's site council (students and parents)
    Drake Fund - Information  - What is the Drake Fund? and how you can get involved
    District Internet Letter to Families - how the internet is used and filtered in our district