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Dear GLOBE Community,

On December 15th, DeKalb County School District communicated a change to their re-opening plan, updating its metrics to make decisions about face-to-face learning with COVID-19 positivity rates rather than cases per 100,000 residents for 14-days straight.

We just received this information and we are trying to gain clarification about whether or not we are bound to the county’s plan. In light of DeKalb’s decision, we are reviewing our plan against DeKalb’s to inform whether we need to make any modifications. Communication with further details will be provided by Friday. If you have not already submitted the GLOBE Parent Return to In-Person Survey, please do fill it out. If our plans change, you will have another chance to complete a new survey.
The COVID Corner
As we prepare guidance to inform a safe return, we will continue to address your questions and concerns in this section. Please see our COVID-19 tracker at www.theglobeacademy.org for today's update. We will provide weekly updates on the pandemic conditions via the graphic with more detailed information about these data by clicking on the image. If you have questions about GLOBE's Return-to-Campus Plan, please submit them here. If you haven’t seen a response to your question yet, stay tuned for upcoming newsletters.
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YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Question: Does GLOBE have the equipment needed to support physical distancing?

Answer: Yes GLOBE is prepared to be able to maintain physical distancing between students and staff on-campus. Students' workspaces will be spaced 4-6 feet apart. There is variation in the style of furniture in the classrooms (i.e. tables vs. individual desks) however, since we are limiting class sizes during hybrid instruction, we will have the ability to ensure that students are appropriately distanced from one another. In areas where it is challenging for individuals to remain six feet apart, such as at reception desks, physical barriers such as plexiglass partitions will be installed.

Question: In last week's COVID Corner, it was mentioned that in the event there is a COVID case in a classroom, the cohort model will allow only that classroom to close. What about siblings of those potentially exposed students?

Answer: If a sibling's class has been asked to quarantine, any other students in the home should quarantine as well.
YEARBOOK
Celebrations: Many of our GLOBE families participate in all kinds of celebrations around this time of the year. The celebrations may be religious, seasonal, or just for fun. We want to feature these in the yearbook. Please send us high resolution photos of any celebration your GLOBE family has. Please identify the GLOBE students in the photo and include a sentence or two telling us what you are celebrating and its meaning. 

Portraits: Thank you to all parents who submitted portraits for the yearbook. The pages for K-5 have been submitted. If you have a Middle Schooler and haven’t submitted their photo, we are still accepting them. Email the full resolution photo to yearbook@theglobeacademy.net.
UPCOMING

Below you will find the important dates to remember for the next two weeks. You can also sync the GLOBE calendar to your own digital calendar.


December 18, 2020
Last day of 1st semester - 12 PM Dismissal
Remote reset of all Chromebooks

Dec. 21-31, 2020
Winter Break

January 7, 2021
UC Materials pickup, 9:00 - 2:00

January 13, 2021
Last day of 1st semester

January 15, 2021
Report Cards sent home
The GLOBE Academy Office Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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What's on the Menu?
The DeKalb County School District has released details on where to pick up lunch for your children Monday, Wednesday and Friday courtesy of DCSD. Click the link below for more details.
Meal Pickups

School Nutrition Services during Distance Learning will be available through the DeKalb County School District. Find out the details about Meal Distributions here.