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Dear GLOBE Community,

The deadline for submitting Intent to Return Surveys is quickly approaching. Current GLOBE students must complete the Intent to Return Survey letting us know if they plan to re-enroll for next school year. This is due this Friday, February 5. Click here to complete it. This is extremely important, so help us out! Having an accurate count for the school year allows us to plan and budget appropriately or allows a student from our waiting list to fill the open spot.

Open Enrollment for NEW applicants is taking place now (Jan. 25-Feb. 19). Click here if you have a new student to enter into GLOBE’s lottery. Siblings must apply.

*This week's newsletter is chock full of new information. Be sure to click the link at the bottom of your message to be sure you're seeing the entire newsletter.
The COVID Corner
(click the image to access our COVID dashboard)
Check here each week for updates from GLOBE's Reopening Committee on guidance to inform a safe return, and for responses to your questions and concerns about The GLOBE Academy's COVID-19 response. GLOBE's COVID-19 tracker is updated each Wednesday at www.theglobeacademy.org. Please visit our site and click the graphic for daily updates on the pandemic conditions with more detailed information about these data. If you have questions about GLOBE's Return-to-Campus Plan, please submit them here. We will do our best to answer as many questions as possible.


Q: How does DeKalb returning to in-person affect GLOBE's position?
A: We cannot open The GLOBE Academy before the DeKalb County School District opens for students. Once DCSD opens for students we will look at our Venn diagram (see graphic below) to determine what is best for our students and staff. Please see our explanation below of the considerations and factors we are weighing weekly to inform our decision making and determine our re-opening timeline.
Making Decisions
  • The decision to return is informed by 1) health and safety concerns, 2) student wellbeing, and 3) community context. 
  • No single factor is a determining factor in GLOBE’s decision to return to in-person learning. 
  • We are continuing to use and prioritize our thresholds as defined by our committee to understand community spread and risk to our community. However, these current thresholds are not determining factors in reopening. 
  • We are flexible and adapting to ongoing updates in CDC guidance and the science of COVID-19
  • Our decision to return will be rooted in science, be evidence-based, and will be responsive to the unique needs of our DLI model and GLOBE community. 

In Case You Missed The Community Town Hall

The GLOBE Academy Community Town Hall from Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 is now available for viewing on YouTube.

Visit Our COVID Corner
A quick way to stay up to date on GLOBE's COVID-19 response is to bookmark The COVID Corner page at www.theglobeacademy.com.

Here you can review our COVID-19 Dashboard, an FAQ section where questions from our community have been addressed, details about the Reopening Committee and any current communications that have gone out with updates on our planning.


Congratulations to GLOBE’s Elementary Reading Bowl team who, under the leadership of 4th grade French teacher Caitlin Roe, came in 2nd place in DeKalb’s first ever virtual reading bowl competition! The team will be moving on to compete in the Regional Competition on Saturday, February 20.

MAP Testing for School Choice Magnet Program Applicants
Parents who completed the form requesting in-person MAP testing for school choice magnet program applications should have received an email from Mrs. Limor with information about testing sessions. If you did not receive this email or have further questions, please reach out to Mrs. Limor directly jlimor@theglobeacademy.net.

GLOBE Re-Opening Playbook
Need a refresher on what to expect as we prepare to re-open GLOBE for on-campus learning, our Reopening Playbook is available on our website under the For Parents tab for your convenience. Click the button below for quick access.
Chromebook Troubles?
Is your student having trouble with his/her Chromebook? We have recently installed a new extension that will help to monitor and clean Chromebook CPU and RAM usage. If your student is having trouble getting or staying connected to classes, or finds that new tabs just keep “loading,” please check this extension for more information. If the memory and CPU usage is close to 100%, try restarting the Chromebook and opening fewer tabs at a time. Reach out to Mrs. Limor (jlimor@theglobeacademy.net), if you need a service appointment.

From Our Nurses
This year more than ever, it is important for students to receive the flu vaccine. Because symptoms of the flu can mimic those of COVID, it is important to try to lessen the confusion. Also, with hospitals filling up with COVID patients, it is prudent to stay out of hospitals and doctor’s offices as much as possible. 
Lower Campus
LC Materials Pick-Up Day Feb. 3

Parents of Lower Campus students can come to Lower Campus between 8 AM and 3:45 PM on Wednesday, February 3 to pick up teacher-provided materials. Teachers will notify parents directly whether they will have materials available that day and what specific materials will be provided. Ms. Cottrell will have art supply kits for all K-3 students! We encourage families to coordinate with others in their class or neighborhood to help as many students as possible get the materials they need! Please email your child's teacher if you have any questions. Thank you!

Upper Campus
Virtual Language Field Trip for 8th grade

Eighth grade students will have the opportunity to participate in a full-day language immersion program hosted by Concordia Language Villages on Friday, March 5. Please look for information from Dr. Hertz and the 8th grade team to remit payment for this “trip”.
Tour Season is still underway!

There are limited Virtual Tours remaining! 
Lower Campus tour (K-3) February 9, 6:30-7:30 PM
Upper Campus tour (4-8) February 10, 6:30-7:30 PM
Register for an online tour by clicking here.

Chorus News

Welcome to a new month of music at The GLOBE Academy.

Read the latest Chorus Newsletter.
LC Science

This week, 2nd graders will start their properties of matter unit in science. Each 2nd grader will have items available for them to pick-up at Materials Pick Up Day on February 3rd. If by chance you are not able to come to GLOBE to get the items for your 2nd grader, the items for the first class will be: a brown paper bag, a sheet of paper towel, a piece of aluminum foil and a paper plate.
Get ready to celebrate Chinese New Year!
Join us for a watch party on Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. to see the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company perform for Chinese New Year. Be sure to kick off the morning of Chinese New Year on Friday, February 12 by posting pictures of your children in traditional Chinese dress clothes. Later that evening, post pictures and videos on the Parents and Teachers of GLOBE facebook page of your children replicating the dance. #GLOBECNYOXCHALLENGE

Black History Month: Celebrating The Black Family

We want to share your family story. Submit written stories, videos, poetry, readings, recipes that reflect your family story to bhmglobe@gmail.com. Look out for Black History facts throughout the month and stay tuned for a special spirit night, virtual artist visit and more.

We’re Halfway There!

This school year, GLOBE is facing significant budget cuts. We are currently halfway to our goal of raising $300,000 in unrestricted funding for GLOBE this school year. We still need your help to make sure we reach our goal, so please consider making a one-time or recurring gift to the Annual Fund. Every dollar counts and we appreciate your support!  

Vikings Water Polo — Wanna give it a try??
Water Polo is a great conditioning sport for swimming and the spring season is just in time for preparation for Summer League swimming. We are now inviting any student from all schools grades 6-12 to join our team. Practice will be Monday and Wednesday nights at Dynamo. We offer a “try-out” period for students wanting to check out Water Polo the first week of practice. Spring Conditioning season runs February 15 – April 28th. If interested, please visit our website www.vikingwaterpolo.com for more information. Contact William Higgins at william@augusthiggins.com with questions and to be added to the Group Email distribution list. 

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

Feb. 3, 2021
LC Materials Pickup 8 AM to 3 PM

Feb. 8-12, 2021
MAP Testing at Upper Campus

March 5, 2021
8th Grade Virtual Language Trip

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.