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Dear GLOBE Community, 

As you prepare for the return to in-person, hybrid learning on March 15, please take a moment to review all of the information provided via the Reopening Playbook, in our Parent Sessions and on The COVID Corner. If you have further questions, please feel free to email us via our website or submit general queries via the The COVID Corner form.

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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. 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.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Question: Will parents have the option to change their decision from virtual to 2-day Hybrid or Virtual to 4 day a week? Are the decision periods every 4.5 weeks or 9 weeks? 

Answer: It is possible, though not guaranteed that families who have selected virtual instruction will have an opportunity to transition to the 2-day hybrid model later in the academic year. If GLOBE increases the number of in-person days of instruction, families who are currently attending virtually will have an opportunity to update their preferences at that time. 

Question: Can you also share the GLOBE COVID cases in addition to the DeKalb County case numbers?

Answer: GLOBE's Data Dashboard will be updated to include a tab that tracks any cases that might occur, separately for Lower and Upper Campuses. 

Question: What (if anything) would or could lead to going back to an all-virtual model? I’m thinking about the potential for things to become worse again in March and beyond, due to the potential influence of new variants. 

Answer: Once GLOBE initiates a hybrid instructional model, our ability to continue with in-person instruction will be driven by two factors. First and foremost, we cannot operate in any in-person capacity if DeKalb County Schools are closed. Thus, if DeKalb transitions to hybrid instruction and then returns to a fully virtual model, we will need to do the same.
 
Assuming that DeKalb is allowing any in-person instruction, GLOBE will continue hybrid instruction so long as there remains good COVID-19 control at both campuses. This is why it is critically important for all of us – families, students, and staff – to be mindful about our exposures and behavior both on and off campus. A temporary or extended transition back to all virtual instruction will be made in consultation with local health officials and will consider a range of factors including the number of COVID-19 cases, the number of affected classrooms, and whether there is evidence of transmission occurring in school. Once hybrid instruction begins, GLOBE’s COVID-19 data dashboard will be updated to include de-identified information about any cases of COVID-19 that might occur. 

Question: What will happen to the ECP virtual support program when the school opens for hybrid learning? Will there be any school based virtual support options for the 3 days/week of virtual learning?

Answer: We are not sure at the current moment. We are hopeful that we can secure spots for these students. Stay tuned; information will go directly to families who are already participating in the program.
GENERAL UPDATES

The Board of Directors is recruiting new members for the 2021-22 School Year!
 
The GLOBE Academy Board of Directors is seeking to fill 2-3 seats for the upcoming school year. Each member of the board leads or supports a Board Committee and volunteers between 8-10 hours of time each month fulfilling board and committee duties. Our current needs include individuals with project management skills and a passion for The GLOBE Academy and its community. We are looking for a Strategic Planning Committee Chair and a Charter Renewal Committee Chair as well an individual to support our current Development Committee. 
Normal Front Office Hours Resume

Next week, GLOBE's regular office hours will resume: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Beginning the week of March 8, 2021, the front office will be closed on Wednesdays at both campuses. 

Info Session: STAMP Testing 2nd-8th grade

GLOBE students in grades 2nd through 8th will be participating in the STAndards based Measure of Proficiency in March.
Please join our Language Coordinator, Ms. Daniel, March 11th from 8pm-9pm to know what to expect. Read more here

The Parent Teacher Facebook Group is Seeking Parent and Teacher Moderators

If you are interested in being considered to join the moderating team of the Parent and Teacher group on Facebook, please send an email to communications@theglobeacademy.net.
Lower Campus

STAMP Testing Grades 2nd-3rd *NEW DATE*
April 14th
Upper Campus

STAMP Testing 4th-5th 
March 22nd-26th

STAMP Testing MS
March 29-April 2nd

ADMISSIONS

GLOBE families with new siblings enrolling, be sure to hit “confirm” on your Lotterease application to accept your child’s seat in the lottery. All initial offers from our February 26 lottery will expire this Friday, March 12. Families have 21 days to submit paperwork after confirming their spot. Questions? Reach out to megan.brown@theglobeacademy.net or registrar@theglobeacademy.net .
CONNECTIONS
Chorus News

Join the chorus on March 11th at 6:30 p.m. The Chorus Newsletter has details about the next chorus presentation. It’s sure to be the tastiest chorus presentation you’ve experienced. We’ll see you Thursday. 
FUNDRAISING
Thank you to our 2020-2021 Annual Fund Global Benefactor Level Donors!

Arslanian Plastic Surgery
Nancy and Gary Fayard

Visit our Annual Fund page to learn more about donor designations this school year. Thank you to all of our Annual Fund supporters!
PTCC
Asking for GLOBE Auction Donations 101:
Explain that:
-You are a parent/guardian/friend of GLOBE Academy, a K-8 dual-language charter school formed in 2013.
-The GLOBE PTCC is a nonprofit which relies on community support to fund school events, cultural celebrations, and teacher grants.
-All monetary and in-kind donations are viewed by the family and friends of over 1,000 students, thus great publicity for their business.
All donations are tax-deductible.
Email auction@theglobeacademy.net if you would like to help solicit businesses for donations. If you want to approach your favorite business, email us and we will send you the Auction solicitation letter. And don’t forget to save the date for the Auction: May 15-16. Registration is FREE and begins soon.

Francophone Day is coming March 20! To celebrate, we need your help. Please reach out to globepac@gmail.com if you are interested in creating and submitting content to be viewed among our GLOBE families and staff. We’re looking for all things Fracophone, including cuisine, customs, and culture. Hit us with your favorite French inspiration!
UPCOMING

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.


March 11, 2021
Middle School Chorus Presentation

March 11, 2021
Info Session: STAMP Testing 2nd-8th grade

March 20, 2021
Francophone Day
The GLOBE Academy Office Hours are Monday, Tuesday Thursday & Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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What's on the Menu?
The School Nutrition program has partnered with Simply Elegant to provide lunch for the remainder of the school year. All students are eligible to receive a free school lunch. Lunch will be delivered directly to the classroom and eaten in the classroom. To ensure the safety of the students, the vendor will follow CDC guidelines by delivering no-contact grab-and-go meals during their assigned lunch period. All meals will be prepackaged prior to arriving at school. If a student forgets their lunch at home, they will receive a school lunch for the day. To guarantee the safety of students with allergies, please review daily menu items below.
Monday
MARCH 15
Baked Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce,
Sweet Peas, Pineapple Tidbits, Milk

Tuesday
MARCH 16
Breaded Chicken Tenders, 
Corn, Orange Slices, Milk
Thursday
MARCH 18
Chicken Bites, Sweet Peas,
Pineapple Tidbits, Milk


Friday
MARCH 19
Fish Sticks, Waffle Fries, 
Peaches, Milk
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.