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November 12th is the Final Day to upload Art to Square1art.com !!!
All Students this year were invited to create their own artwork on a square of paper. Once uploaded, families can immediately begin purchasing customized products with student's artwork. This art makes great holiday gifts and a portion of the proceeds comes back to GLOBE.


For questions or assistance, please contact Ms. Cottrell at mcottrell@theglobeacademy.net
The COVID Corner
As we prepare guidance to inform a safe return, we want to hear from you and address your questions in this section each week. If you have questions that have not been addressed, please submit them here.  We will do our best to provide as many answers as we can in The COVID Corner over the coming weeks. Please understand that due to the dynamic nature of the pandemic, there may be questions for which we do not yet have answers, or situations that may change between now and January. 
 
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.
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YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Question 
My entire family has had COVID and feel safe resuming regular activities, while wearing masks and maintaining physical distance. We feel safer than ever and we’re wondering if anyone else is in the same boat?

Answer
We are sorry to hear that your family was infected, but grateful that everyone has recovered. Given that COVID-19 is a relatively new disease, there is still much that scientists are learning about long-term complications and immunity. The CDC notes that, although rare, reinfection with COVID-19 is possible; it is unknown just how much protection antibodies might have against reinfection. While some individuals experience mild or no symptoms, others have much more severe complications, some of which are life threatening. For this reason, we encourage all members of the GLOBE community to follow the CDC’s guidance for COVID prevention, regardless of whether you have previously tested positive.

Question
What will the hybrid model look like?

Answer
GLOBE's Reopening Committee continues to meet weekly, with ongoing work between meetings, to finalize the reopening plan. Once it is safe to return to campus, we anticipate that the hybrid model will have students attending two days each week, with no more than half of the class attending on a given day. Students attending in-person would either be on campus on Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday. All students will continue to have virtual learning on Wednesdays. We anticipate that there will be a proportion of families who choose to continue with virtual learning, thus further decreasing the size of the in-person classes. We anticipate that there will be ample space for all families who wish to return to in-person instruction. In the unlikely event that there are not enough in-person seats to accommodate interest, we will work with families and teachers to ensure that students with academic or other situational needs that require them to attend in-person will be able to do so. Please note that the plan has not yet been finalized and that the model is likely to look different for different grades, and the start dates will be staggered. Considerations are being made for families with siblings, both at the same campus and on both campuses. 

The instructional sub-committee is continuing discussions about the method of instruction for the students who will continue with virtual learning. It has yet to be decided whether the students learning virtually will "zoom" into the traditional classroom or whether there will be teachers assigned specifically to this group. It is possible that the virtual instruction will look different from what is currently in place; please stay tuned for these additional details as they become available. 

Students who will attend in person will be expected to wear a mask at all times (except when eating), practice physical distancing, and keep their hands clean. GLOBE has ample cleaning supplies in stock, and a plan to keep ahead of the orders to ensure that we retain an adequate supply. As in the past, families may be asked to supply paper towels, boxes of tissue, and sanitizing wipes as they are able. 
***If you have questions for the Reopening Committee, please submit them here.
FAQs Addressed in the Presentation to the GLOBE Board of Directors 

When will GLOBE return to on-campus instruction?
GLOBE will return to campus no sooner than January 5, 2021. We anticipate a staggered re-entry throughout the month of January that may vary by grade level and/or campus. 

Will there be an opportunity to continue virtual instruction for families who do not wish to return to campus?
Yes. 

What prevention measures will GLOBE take to ensure a safe return to campus for staff and students?
The Reopening Committee has begun investigating the prevention measures that must be in place for us to safely reopen. Additional details are forthcoming, but at a minimum, these will include: 
  • HVAC modifications
  • Mask requirement for staff and students 
  • Physical distancing
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Ample access to hand soap and hand sanitizer
  • Temperature checks
  • Updated visitor policies
  • Health messaging
What information can we expect to receive in the coming weeks and months?
With a target date for a return-to-campus, the Reopening Committee will begin the granular planning that is required to safely bring staff and students back in our buildings. Forthcoming information will include:
  • Exact date(s) for expected reentry 
  • Detailed information about the mitigation strategies that GLOBE will employ
  • Pandemic and operational factors that would prevent GLOBE from reopening in January
  • Pandemic and operational factors that would cause GLOBE to transition back to full remote instruction
  • Details about what the hybrid model will look like and how many in-person spaces will be available
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.

November 11, 2020
Lunch Break Q & A - High School Language Credit, 12:30 p.m.

November 13, 2020

November 18, 2020

November 19, 2020
PTCC Speaker Series with Sandra Daniel, 8:30 p.m.





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.