This is the best resource for staying in the know.
Shout out to everyone who has helped us raise MORE THAN $56,000, but there's still work to do!! If you haven't signed on yet to participate, it's not too late. The recommended minimum amount to raise is $50 per student, but we challenge students to exceed that goal via donations from grandparents, extended family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. Every amount helps and will be noted! There are big prizes, including a KONA ICE day on campus (Nov. 11th), if we receive 100% participation and for the students who raise the most money! All GLOBE Trot donations contribute to the school’s goal to raise $300,000 in unrestricted funds this school year. In addition to a big raffle, daily drawings will continue each day until the virtual GLOBE Trot event on Friday, Nov. 6!

Daily Raffle Prize Winners 11/2-11/3
Morgan Shepherd, Ollie Owl Face Mask (Adult)
Sophia Beaty, Ollie Acrylic Pin
Eric Jacobs, Ollie Eye Baseball Hat
Atticus Wade, GLOBE Logo Car Magnet

GLOBE Trot Temporary Password
Homeroom teachers sent each student’s GLOBE Trot login information last week to update their own fundraising page at http://globetrot.dojiggy.com/. The correct temporary password is Globetrot2020. Please make sure to update your password the first time you log in.
Reminder: Grab Your 2020 GLOBE Trot Buff
Families who did not pick up a buff for their student who's participating in GLOBE Trot may do so in either campus office during Office Hours, M-Thurs. from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
GLOBE Trot Schedule
Join GLOBE students and staff on Friday, November 6 for the 2020 GLOBE Trot! All sessions will take place on Zoom. Students will need access to a personal or parent device to join the Zoom. One teacher per grade level will be streaming the Zoom through a Google Meet for students who do not have access to a personal or parent device. Check with the teacher listed for the Meet code.

Upper Campus
Schedule of Events
9:10am - warm up 3 - 4th and 5th 
9:30am - warm up 4 - 6th
9:50am - warm-up 5 - 7th and 8th

11:10am - post celebration 3 - 4th and 5th
11:30am - post celebration 4 - 6th
11:50am - post celebration 5 - 7th and 8th

Teachers hosting Google Meets:
4th - Eckmann
5th - Whitelegg
6th - Horton
7th - McKinney
8th - Marks

Lower Campus
Schedule of Events
8:30am - warm up 1 - Kindergarten and 1st
8:50am - warm up 2 - 2nd and 3rd
10:30am - post celebration 1 - Kindergarten and 1st
10:50am - post celebration 2 - 2nd and 3rd

Teachers hosting Google Meets:
Kindergarten - Fite
1st - Datta
2nd - Holmes
3rd - Godicheau

*Make sure to take plenty of photos your child wearing this year’s buff as they exercise during the GLOBE Trot virtual event and share them with us here! We will share them with the community after the event.
The COVID Corner
Welcome back to The Covid Corner where you will find the most up-to-the-moment developments in GLOBE's return to campus planning. If you haven't already, we encourage you to review the recent presentation from the Board of Directors Meeting and the list of FAQs addressed in the presentation below. 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 this section 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. 

Look for a Return-to-Campus Survey next week.

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 Re-opening Committee to meet the needs of our community and academic dual-language immersion model.
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?

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
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What case count (e.g. in new cases per week per hundred thousand) triggers GLOBE's return-to-campus?

Like DeKalb County School District, GLOBE will be monitoring the pandemic conditions (reported as the average number of new infections over the previous 14-day period per 100,000 residents) to inform our reopening. GLOBE's position as a Public Charter school affords additional flexibility to make decisions in the best interest of our academics and operations, which includes the ability to take a different approach to reopening from DeKalb County. Additionally, we recognize that a cutoff of 100 cases per 100,000 does not capture the nuanced nature of the pandemic conditions (i.e. there is no meaningful difference between 98 and 102 cases per 100,000). 

For these reasons, GLOBE will not use a strict threshold for the average number of cases to trigger our return-to-campus. Instead, we will take a holistic approach of monitoring case counts, hospital bed capacity (an additional signal of the COVID burden in the community), and our ability to implement all of the essential prevention measures that are needed to keep our staff and students safe. 

Additional details about the required conditions for GLOBE to reopen and remain open will be made available as we get closer. 
***If you have questions for the Reopening Committee, please submit them here.

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 6, 2020

November 13, 2020

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.