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Dear GLOBE Community,

While we are closely following DeKalb County School District’s planning, GLOBE’s plans for a return-to-campus will be based on the recommendations of our independently run reopening committee to meet the needs of our community and academic dual-language immersion model. Please watch your email tomorrow for a communication directly from GLOBE about reopening and continued instructional plans.
The COVID Corner
(click the image to access our COVID dashboard)
For the past few months, we have used this special section to share updates from GLOBE's Reopening Committee on guidance to inform a safe return, and we will continue to address your questions and concerns here. GLOBE's COVID-19 tracker is updated each Wednesday at www.theglobeacademy.org. Please visit our site and click the graphic for weekly 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. If you haven’t seen a response to your question yet, stay tuned for upcoming newsletters.

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.

GENERAL UPDATES

Important Survey!

On Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, you will receive GLOBE’s Intent to Return survey for the 2021-2022 school year. This form is for Re-Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year, letting us know if your GLOBE student(s) will be returning in August, 2021. The form MUST be complete by Friday, February 5, 2021.
No Winter Map Tests

During these unprecedented times, we find ourselves constantly trying to adjust and make decisions that are in the best interest of student learning. We analyzed the Fall administration of MAP and identified two main challenges due to our virtual setting: 

*Fidelity of scoring 
*The amount of lost instructional time 

For these reasons, we have decided not to administer the Winter MAPs. Teachers will use this time to continue to instruct students.
ECP
In-Person Virtual Learning Assistance for Kindergarten-5th Grade

The ECP Program is offering childcare from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Kindergarten and First grade, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Second and Third grade, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Fourth and Fifth grade.There are a few spaces in each class, Grades K-5. Our contact email is ECP@theglobeacademy.net. Read more.

ADMISSIONS
Tour Season is here!

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.
CONNECTIONS
Science LC

We are starting off many new units of science and to keep you connected to what is happening in class, here are the current units for each grade:
3rd - We are studying soils and will learn about fossils next. 
2nd - Ask your 2nd grader what they know about the life cycles of a frog, chicken and butterfly (or insect). We will learn about plant life cycles and pollination next. 
1st - Ask your 1st grader to draw you a model of the earth that includes the north pole and south pole. Our next unit will cover magnets.
K - Ask your Kindergartner to show you the results of our sink and float experiment. Then if you need a fun activity, do your own sinking and floating experiment at home.
FUNDRAISING
Got connections to a company or organization that can benefit GLOBE? There are many ways that you can support GLOBE, including helping us make connections with supporters in the community. If you have any connections at companies that can provide grants or sponsorships to support GLOBE’s Annual Fund, please email Meghann Adams at madams@theglobeacademy.net

Remember that corporate donation matches that are linked to your name count towards your family’s total Annual Fund giving! Click here for more information: https://theglobeacademy.org/company-matching-gifts. Thank you for your support of GLOBE!
Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021

Enjoy free entrance day at National Parks in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some local sites include Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

Special virtual programs to honor MLK.

Explore the life and legacy of MLK with activities on the stage, at the science bar and in the creativity café. Advance ticket purchase required: $16.95-$18.95; ages 11 months and younger, free.

For this year's King Holiday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University will host a free, four-day webinar and film festival. On the eve of the presidential inauguration, the festival will feature twenty documentaries as well as musical performances and conversations that speak to Dr. King's unanswered question: "Where do we go from here?" 

immersed in music, culture, and community. This year’s virtual festival highlights MLK’s dedication to labor and workers’ rights, and these movements’ continued importance today. Jan. 18, 1 p.m. EST.


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.


January 13, 2021
Last day of 1st semester

January 15, 2021
Report Cards sent home

January 18, 2021
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
No School and Offices Closed
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.