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Dear GLOBE Community,
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
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.Thank you to those of you who have already submitted your questions! We are doing our best to answer as many of these as we can each week. If you haven’t seen a response to your question yet, stay tuned for upcoming newsletters!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.
Considerations for Small Gatherings of Family and Friends
Celebrating virtually or with members of your own household (who are consistently taking measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19) poses the lowest risk for spread. Your household is anyone who currently lives and shares common spaces in your housing unit (such as your house or apartment). This can include family members, as well as roommates or people who are unrelated to you. People who do not currently live in your housing unit, such as college students who are returning home from school for the holidays, should be considered part of different households. In-person gatherings that bring together family members or friends from different households, including college students returning home, pose varying levels of risk.
Organizers and attendees of larger events should consider the risk of virus spread based on event size (number of attendees and other factors) and take steps to reduce the possibility of infection, as outlined in the Considerations for Events and Gatherings.
Our French Teaching Interns will be joining us in January!
For many of our interns, it is their first time in the United States, and of course, we would like to show them a warm welcome to the United States and to GLOBE!
Reach out to Robyn Brandman if you are interested in hosting a French intern from January - May 2021. We are looking for 5 amazing host families to bring French culture and language into their homes, and also share with our interns our warm GLOBE culture.
Save the Date! Fall Lower Campus Bookfair is coming up, and it's the perfect time to do some holiday shopping and have it delivered to your door! The book fair will be happening virtually from November 30th to December 4th. Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You'll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. Buy here.
If your student is having technical difficulties with connecting to Google Classroom, Google Meets, or other sources for academic learning, please contact Judy Limor, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be detailed in your communication so that she can help solve your issue as quickly as possible! For iPad-related issues (Kindergarten and first grade students only), please peruse THIS HELP DOCUMENT. If you have further questions after reading the document, email Cutia Blunt, email@example.com.
Our first deadline is rapidly approaching. We MUST have your child’s photograph by Monday, November 30. We will reserve a spot for your child until then. After that date, your child will be listed as “Photo not available.”
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, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for Second and Third grade, and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Fourth and Fifth grade. All classes are at LC. This care is intended for elementary age children whose parents need additional support for their students. The Aftercare workers will be providing a safe space using strict COVID-19 guidelines.
The GLOBE's In-Person Virtual Learning Care (IVLC) is designed to provide students a comfortable and safe environment to accomplish their virtual learning/digital assignments, grow and play in a safe space.
Space will be extremely limited. There will only be 6 openings per classroom. Availability will now be on a first come, first serve basis.
This year we are hosting tours virtually for both Lower and Upper Campus. We still need to get the word out! If you would like to share about GLOBE by placing a sign in your yard, or in a high traffic area near your neighborhood complete this form here to reserve a GLOBE yard sign.
Parent Volunteers, Translation services
Parents, we need your help! If you are interested in helping to translate admissions materials, please reach out to Admissions Director, Meg Brown firstname.lastname@example.org (Spanish, Mandarin, French. *Amharic translation help is desired, too). All materials will need to be complete by Tuesday, December 2.
Registration Requirements, Proof of Residence
Parents or Guardians of ALL GLOBE students are required to submit a current proof of residence for DeKalb County School District yearly regardless of the model (virtual or face-to-face).
If you have not submitted documentation, email a current POR to email@example.com. Include ALL of your children’s name and grade level within the body of the email. Failure to provide the required POR can result in your child being withdrawn from The GLOBE Academy.
Mortgage statement (No more than 30 days old)
Affidavit of Residence (if applicable)
Current utility bill (Gas, water, or electric ONLY)
In case of a Lease, provide 2 pieces of documentation:
(i) Current lease agreement
(ii) Current utility bill – gas, water or electric ONLY
4th-5th Grade students: There will be a Virtual Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus. Email Miss Quarterman for more information.
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 20th
Event Date: Saturday, February 13th
Time: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Recording: After working with the clinician the students will have until Saturday, February 20th, to submit a recording of themselves performing the song using the skills and techniques they learned during the event. The video will be included in a virtual choir that will be shared with the families.
Chorus: The chorus students have been studying the culture and music of Asia. We are looking for people who can help us with our studies. If you have expertise in this area please let us know. This may range from knowledge of Music, Dance, Recipes, Art, Fashion, Traditional Attire, Folktales, etc. Email Miss Quarterman for more information. You may also complete the interest form.
PTCC Events & Project Leadership Opportunities
Save the Date - December 7-18! Just Add Honey Tea Company will be hosting a Spirit “Night”.
Donate your used sneakers to Got Sneakers! Collection bins will be placed around Dekalb County for used sneakers and the program will donate money to GLOBE. Bins are now up and collecting! Sneakers only (no other types of shoes)! Reach out to the contact hosting the collection bins in your area of town:
GLOBE Parents and Teachers Community Council (PTCC) runs on volunteers. Without you, we cannot support our teachers, our children and our community with the many events that we have each year. PTCC is looking for one co-lead for two Parent Action Committees (PACs) - Fundraising and Global Awareness. Volunteers work with co-lead and leadership team to organize volunteers for events hosted by the PAC. GLOBE Awareness PAC hosts cultural awareness (i.e. heritage days) and Fundraising PAC oversees all fundraising events (i.e. Spirit Nights, spirit wear, auction). If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual GLOBE Trot Wrap Up
Don’t forget to turn in your checks for GLOBE Trot! You can drop them off at either campus’ front office during normal office hours or mail them to:
The GLOBE Academy
Attn: GLOBE Trot
4105 Briarcliff Rd
Atlanta, GA 30345
Please make sure to include a note on the check that the donation is for GLOBE Trot and write your child’s name and homeroom teacher so the donation is processed correctly.
Thank you to our GLOBE Trot Runner Level Sponsors! Support those who support GLOBE!
Support Our Teachers
There’s only 30 more days left in the Fall Semester, wow! Let’s show our staff how much we appreciate all the hard work they’ve done. The GLOBE PTCC Staff Gift Fund supports our passionate, hard-working, dynamic teachers and staff who help our children every day.