Weekly Roar

08 Nov 2021

GENERAL

As of Monday, 11/8 at 8am, the CMT is aware of 2 positive PCRs currently among GIS students and staff.

ELEMENTARY

Continuous Learning Art Site | vavera@gisthailand.org

Need a creative outlet?  Here is a link to the Continuous Learning Art Site. It can be accessed through your student’s GIS google account. These activities are not part of the required homework but are intended to refresh and inspire.  Questions? Contact:  vavera@gisthailand.org

Pictures Wanted | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

The elementary yearbook wants your pictures!  Please send high-quality pictures of your child learning at home to Mrs. Kennedy at mkennedy@gisthailand.org.  These can be pictures of them reading in unusual places, on a video call with their teacher, doing math with their pet, playing PE games outside, playing a musical instrument, etc.  Look for your picture in this year’s yearbook!

Attendance | elementary.attendance@gisthailand.org

During this time of Continuous Learning, an attendance form is sent to all elementary families every Friday morning.  We appreciate your assistance in helping us keep our attendance records as accurate as possible.

Subs and Recess Monitors Needed | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Please contact Mrs. Kennedy at mkennedy@gisthailand.org if you are interested in being a substitute teacher or a recess monitor once we return to on-campus learning.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

Elementary Calendar Changes | elementary.office@gisthailand.org

  • November 11 & 12 – normal Continuous Learning school days

(Parent-Teacher Conferences will be during Quarter 3).

  • LIFT Week has been rescheduled for January 31 – February 4

(chapel every day -except Wednesday- with a special speaker/dramas)

SECONDARY

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 today. Live session classes are Monday to Thursday afternoons. 

Parent Teacher Conferences – Sign Up Now Open | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

We are continuing to plan for Parent Teacher Conferences (PTC) to be held on 22 November. If you would like to meet with your child(ren)’s teachers, this is a great opportunity.

  1. Sign up starts today, Monday, 8 November.
  2. Time slots available from 8:00-11:45 am and 12:45-4:00 pm on the 22 November.
  3. Click  Tutorial in English  or  Tutorial in Korean  for instructions on how to log in and schedule appointments.
  4. Sign ups will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, 17 November.
  5. If the government approves our return to campus, we will have in PTC in person on campus. You will be notified by Thursday 18 November if this event is unable to proceed as planned.
  6. For questions, please email secondary.office@gisthailand.org.

Reserve Your 2021-22 Secondary Yearbook by November 12 | gkauffman@gisthailand.org 

EXPIRES THIS WEEK! The yearbook staff is offering a pre-sale of the 2021-22 Secondary Yearbook, which will be released in May of 2022. Pre-order due this week, by November 12th!

Why should you order your Secondary yearbook(s) now?  Because the price will increase later!

Pre-order Price: 1200 THB

Release Price: 1500 THB

Order Your Copy Here

Eligibility Grade Check Friday, November 12 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org  

This Friday there will be an eligibility grade check. Any student who has two grades below 70 or one below 60 will be ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities and competitions. This would remain in effect until the next grade check. 

Attendance | attendance@gisthailand.org 

Attendance will be taken in Advisory and all scheduled live classes (communicated on teacher weekly checklists). Please email attendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence during Continuous Learning or a student’s inability to complete the week’s coursework. See CL Handbook and PSMO Handbook for more info on attendance. 

Materials from Campus | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

Secondary Students: If you need to come on campus to pick up necessary items from your locker, please reach out to secondary.office@gisthailand.org to schedule a time. Only the student will be allowed on campus. Please do not show up at the guardhouse unannounced. 

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? 

Upcoming Dates:

Nov. 12: Eligibility Grade Check

Nov. 22: Parent Teacher Conferences

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Spiritual Life Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

Madde Mauck and Jack Meckfessel in the Spiritual Life Department are hosting a new podcast called Getting There with Jack and Madde. This week’s episode (released on Friday, Nov. 5) is a conversation around the question How do I know who I am? Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Connect and Pray with Us | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

We know how hard it has been for students and families in this season. If you or your student would like to process with us and pray with us, we would love to schedule a time! Please email us through our Spiritual Life email. 

Resources for Students’ Faith Journeys| spirituallife@gisthailand.org

We’ve made some guided reflections available to help students connect with Jesus. They can find these resources on our Spiritual Life Website under “Student Tools.”

ATHLETICS

(Please see last week’s Roar)