Weekly Roar

06 Sept 2021


ACTION REQUIRED by 3 PM Sept. 6, 2021
All parents, students, and staff are required to fill two forms for our application with the CCDC and MOE. You should have received an email already with detailed information. Please go here https://www.gisthailand.org/sas/ to fill out the forms. 

We also sent a LINE app Alert this morning. If you did not receive a LINE alert, please visit this page to sign up: https://parents.gisthailand.org/information/gis-alerts/

Coffee with the DSds.office@gisthailand.org
We will be hosting a virtual Coffee with the Deputy Superintendent. During this season of Continuous Learning, we want to provide a space for parents to connect with Joe Crain and ask any questions they might have and/or provide any feedback about the Continuous Learning experience.

We will do this once every week for this season of Continuous Learning and will alternate between Secondary and Elementary parents. We started with Secondary the first week, then Elementary last week, and back to Secondary this week. Thanks to all the Elementary parents who joined us for coffee, and for all of your valuable feedback. We appreciate your time and energy.

Note: Coffee not provided!

“Coffee with the DS – Secondary Edition,” Tuesday, September 7th, from 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 884 452 5897
Passcode: GIS2021


(Please see last week’s Roar)


GIS Yearbook | yearbook@gisthailand.org
Calling all Secondary (7th-12th) Parents! The Yearbook needs you! The Secondary yearbook staff would like a picture of you and the workspace you are utilizing while we are doing Continuous Learning. Don’t be afraid to make it fun! Have a pet that is keeping you on track while you work? Snap a picture! Have a ridiculous amount of books open on your desk? Snap a picture! Having to use an unconventional chair or desk? Snap a picture! The more photos the yearbook staff can collect, the better our yearbook will be! Submit your photos (or questions) to yearbook@gisthailand.org.

Accessing Grades in RenWeb | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Click on this link  to go to GIS Family Web  Login [or you can go to the GIS Parents website at https://parents.gisthailand.org/ and click on the Ren Web banner]. After logging in, you will have access to your students’ grades. For more information, click here.

New Student and Grade 7 Orientation | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
We hope to have an opportunity for new students and Grade 7 students ahead of returning to campus. Please watch your emails for this announcement. 

Preparation for On-campus Learning | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Some things to think about as we aspire to return to campus:

  • Enough polos and dress-code approved pants/shorts
  • School supplies are purchased
  • Transportation to/from school has been arranged
  • Read fully the PSMO Handbook (updates are in blue)
  • Update your parent emails and personal information in RenWeb (access through Parents Portal)
  • Updated printed schedule for your student (if they made any changes)
  • Make note of upcoming events from Secondary Calendar

Continuous Learning Continues | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Teachers will have weekly checklists posted in their Google Classrooms by 9am this morning. Advisory Groups start @ 11am on Monday morning. Live session classes are Monday to Thursday afternoons. Attendance will be taken in Advisory and all live session classes. Please email attendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence during CL and on campus classes. See PSMO Handbook for more info on attendance.

Continuous Learning Tips for Parents | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Suggestions for parents to engage their child(ren) during Continuous Learning (Continuous Learning Handbook):

  • Have you made a schedule for the week based on scheduled class times and Advisory?
  • Tell me about your live classes…
  • Are you using your checklists to track your progress?
  • What class work might you be avoiding?
  • Tell me about what you accomplished for school today…
  • Are you communicating with teachers when you need to? (suggest office hours) Asking for help or clarification? 

School Uniforms at the Tiger Shop | uniformshop@gisthailand.org
School polos and PE uniforms are available at the Tiger Shop every Monday from 2:00-4:00 pm. Get your uniforms to be ready for on-campus activities. 


Secondary Chapel Band Auditions | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Is your secondary student interested in serving in our chapel band? We have auditions coming up on September 18th! All secondary students received an email on Friday with more information. 

Parent Resource Page | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
The Spiritual Life Department wants to come alongside and help fuel discipleship that is happening at home. We’ve created a site with some of our favorite resources that can help you confidently walk with your students through these formative years. Click HERE to check it out!

Student Tools | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Our mission in the Spiritual Life Department is to equip GIS students to choose a whole-person, habit-fueled, everyday relationship with Jesus for life. To this end, we’ve compiled some basic resources on key spiritual practices like Scripture reading, prayer, and silence and solitude to help students begin to put them into practice. Click HERE to check it out!

We’re Here for You! | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We know that parenting is hard! If you ever need prayer or would like to process with someone about your student, please feel free to reach out to us in the Spiritual Life Department. We are committed to loving and serving our families and students in whatever way we can! 


This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, Sept. 6
NIC’s Night (@ Nic’s Playground & Restaurant on Night Safari Road) — not only will 25% of your bill go back to Grace Athletics, but with every order you will also receive a FREE Mango-mint smoothie!

Tuesday, Sept. 7
NIC’s Night — not only will 25% of your bill go back to Grace Athletics, but with every order you will also receive a FREE Mango-mint smoothie!