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Registration Requirements, Proof of Residence

Welcome back to the 2020-21 School year at The GLOBE Academy. Be sure to read the following information closely and reach out to registrar@theglobeacademy.net with any questions.

All GLOBE students are required to officially register for the 2020-21 school year regardless of the model (virtual, face-to-face, or hybrid). If you have not registered yet, you must do so immediately.
 
As a reminder, Parents or Guardians of ALL GLOBE students are required to submit a current proof of residence for DeKalb County School District every year to confirm enrollment. This means returning students. 

Email a current proof of residence document to enrollment@theglobeacademy.net . The original deadline was August 14, 2020. If you have not yet submitted the required documentation, you now have until Friday, September 25, 2020 to do so. Your student’s full name and grade level should be stated in the email subject line. (For siblings residing within the same household, include ALL of your children’s full names and grade levels within the body of the email.) Failure to provide the required proof of residency documentation can result in your child being withdrawn from TheGLOBE Academy. 

The following documents are acceptable:
Current mortgage statement (No more than 30 days old)
Current utility bill Gas, water, or electric only. (We cannot accept phone or cable bills).
In the case of a Lease, provide the following 2 pieces of documentation:
(i) Current lease agreement
(ii) Current utility bill – gas, water or electric ONLY
* If the parent or guardian is not the homeowner/lessee (the parents reside with someone else and do not have a mortgage or lease in their name, or do not have a utility bill in their name for a DeKalb County School District address, please click on the Affidavit of Residence category for registration).  
Should you have any questions, please contact registrar@theglobeacademy.net.
 
Please note that you will not receive a confirmation email upon submitting your required registration. If your paperwork is not correct, or additional information is needed, the Registrar will contact you. (We have close to 1,100 students at GLOBE! Thank you for understanding this request).
GLOBE Distance Learning ... A few things to keep in mind
Tech Troubles?

If your student is having technical difficulties with connecting to Google Classroom, Google Meets, or other sources for academic learning, please contact Judy Limor, jlimor@theglobeacademy.net. 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, cblunt@theglobeacademy.net

Responsive Classroom

At GLOBE, we believe the first few weeks of school should be spent laying the foundation for a successful school year. Most of our classrooms have transitioned to the second phase of the First Six Weeks of School. The students are becoming more and more independent. They know the routines and the expectations. The regular daily schedule should be in place now as they start diving deeper into content. The students have more responsibility and the tasks are becoming more complex. 

Attendance

We ask that students remain present as much as possible during Distance Learning. Students will be counted present on synchronous days when they are logged on and engaged in classes. On asynchronous days, students will be counted present when they submit the required work by the deadline indicated.

Please treat online classes as you would face-to-face classes. If your student has a doctor's appointment, please provide a copy of the doctor's note to the teacher(s) AND the front office staff at the respective campus to excuse the absence. If your student is sick, an email from the parent will suffice. If a student is out 3 or more consecutive days, a doctor's note is required. We cannot accept notes after two weeks from the date of absence.

Please keep in mind that teachers will take attendance for each class session. If the student joins after attendance is taken, then that student might be marked as "Tardy-Unexcused." However, if there is avalid reason for the tardy, an email can be sent to the front office staff.

Absences and tardies due to "technological difficulties" are still absences and tardies. An email to the front office staff and ccing school administration explaining the trouble may "excuse" the absence or tardy, but will not remove it.
A Friendly Communications Reminder
The GLOBE Academy Facebook pages provide a fantastic platform for parents to get to know one another and share information. However, please be reminded that official information regarding school events will be posted by school staff. If you need information about school activities, calendar dates, etc. please use email as your primary method for reaching out to teachers and school administrators in order to make sure all information is accurate and up-to-date. If you're not following GLOBE's official Facebook, please find us here.
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.

September 28, 2020
PTCC Speaker Series - Drew Reynolds

September 28 - October 2, 2020
UC Book Fair
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.