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10 Aug 2020


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Registrar Announcements | registrar@gisthailand.org

Welcome to the 2020-2021 academic year at Grace International School (GIS)!

  • GIS Handbook: Our Parent/Student Handbooks for 2020-2021 are at these links. Elementary, Secondary   
  • Student Visas: All non-Thai students are required to submit their NON-IMMIGRANT visa number and date to the registrar. Please send a photocopy or an e-mail with that information to: registrar@gisthailand.org.
  • Student Photo ID Card: GIS will issue photo ID cards after new student photos are taken in September. Students will receive discounts from many local businesses when they show their card. Cards expire after the academic term. Only students who withdraw must return ID cards to the Registrar. Replacing a lost ID card costs 100 baht.
  • Release of Information: For students who are not living with their parents during the school year, this form needs to be signed by both parents and guardians and emailed to the registrar by August 31, 2020.
  • Emergency Contact: For a family who has updated information, please fill out this Update Emergency Contacts.

Thank you for your help, as we work together for a successful school year at GIS! As always, call us for help: 052-088-777.

We are here to serve you!

Photography Services Opportunity | communications@gisthailand.org

During September 7th-11th, U Smile, a professional photo company will be coming to take photos of our students to use in the yearbook and other projects needed in the school. This company will also extend its services to families who will need good quality photos such as prayer cards, newsletters, family photos, siblings, group photos of any kind, and more. The service hours will be opened from Monday 7th to Thursday 11th between 15.30-17.30 p.m. at the school campus (location to be announced). There is no photography fee except when you purchase the product of the print-out or digital file. Click the link attached for some idea of the product fee.

We will provide more detail when it’s closer to the time as well as taking reservations. Any question please contact the Communications office or write to communications@gisthailand.org.


Elementary Attendance | mkennedy@gisthailand.org 
Please report any absences or pick-up changes to elementaryattendance@gisthailand.org.

Family RenWeb | mkennedy@gisthailand.org 
Our school information system is called RenWeb.  To learn all about Family RenWeb and get log- in information please go to https://parents.gisthailand.org/renweb-instruction/.

School Aides Wanted | mkennedy@gisthailand.org 
Elementary is looking for classroom helpers, recess monitors, and substitute teachers.  If you’d like to help in any of these ways, please contact Michelle Kennedy at mkennedy@gisthailand.org for more information and to get started on the process. 

Elementary Yearbooks for Sale | mkennedy@gisthailand.org 
If you reserved a 2019-2020 Elementary Yearbook, feel free to pick it up in the elementary office or send 360 baht with your child to pick it up.  A few unreserved copies are available for 400 baht.


New Students & 1:1 Chromebook Program | secprincipal@gisthailand.org 
In Ms. Randolph’s August 5 email, a link was included for families new to the GIS Secondary (new to GIS and rising grade 7) with an introduction to the 1:1 Chromebook Program. Please check your email to find out more. Forms need to be completed in order to obtain a required Chromebook.

Back to School Website | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
As communicated previously, this new website was created as a resource for students and parents. Please do keep in mind our new hires will be arriving from their home countries at some point and thus there are several long-term subs teaching in their absence. 

Back to School Reminders | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Here are some resources you might find helpful as get back to campus and start a new school year:

  1. For up to date information about Secondary events (including class rotation – Day A, B, etc.), check out this Calendar using the “Secondary Only” tab.
  2. We do our best to keep the GIS website up to date with information for the school year. 
  3. Please refresh your memory on the absence policy for Secondary students HERE (use the Secondary tab).
  4. Secondary Contacts:
    • Academic Counselors: counselor@gisthailand.org
    • Attendance: attendance@gisthailand.org
    • Questions & Misc.: secondary.office@gisthailand.org
    • Scheduling: scheduling@gisthailand.org
    • Secondary Principal: secprincipal@gisthailand.org

Attention all Advanced Placement Students & Parents | counselor@gisthailand.org 
Starting in 2019, the AP® Program introduced new resources and processes designed to help students earn college credit and placement. REQUIRED – all AP students need to sign up for an online College Board account. All College Board programs are connected through one account, so if your student created one for AP courses last year or the SAT®, they’re all set. They’ll just need to have their username and password available. Learn more at parents.collegeboard.org

Student Schedule Correction Deadline | scheduling@gisthailand.org 
Students may request a schedule correction for the first eight days of a new semester only; after the eighth day, schedule corrections are rarely granted and result in a Withdraw grade on the transcript. Students may pick up a copy of the Schedule Correction Form: First Eight Days in the Secondary Office or print and complete this form, Schedule Correction Form: First Eight Days, to make a request. You must obtain all of the *signatures required on this form before you turn it into the Secondary Office.


This week in athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

If you haven’t already, make sure you join our Athletics Facebook Group to get the latest updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/graceathletics/

Monday, Aug. 10 

V. Boys Volleyball Tryouts 3:30 – 5:15pm

First day of Running Club (for all ages)!

⚽️ JV Girls Soccer Tryouts @ Grace 3:30 – 5:15pm

⚽️ JV Boys Soccer Tryouts @ Grace 3:30 – 5:15pm

⚽️ V. Girls Soccer Tryouts @ Grace 3:30 – 5:15pm

⚽️ V. Boys Soccer Tryouts @ Grace 3:30 – 5:15pm

‍♀️ There is NO Senior Swim Team Tryouts (it was on the calendar, but we will only have one tryout TOMORROW). Please note that it will be at Kad Farang and that there is NO transportation arranged for this week. Songtaews will be arranged starting next week! If you have any questions, please email Coach Bethany Mowad bethanymowad4@gmail.com

Tuesday, Aug. 11

Rec League Registration & Payment for Soccer is DUE!! For more information, checkout our website: https://athletics.gisthailand.org/sports/intramural-clubs-and-rec-league/rec-league

Senior (secondary students) Swim Team  Tryouts @ Kad Farang 3:30 – 5:30pm

V. Boys Volleyball Tryouts 3:30 – 5:15pm

⚽️ JV Girls Soccer Tryouts @ Grace 3:30 – 5:15pm

⚽️ JV Boys Soccer Tryouts @ Grace 3:30 – 5:15pm

⚽️ V. Girls Soccer Tryouts @ Grace 3:30 – 5:15pm

⚽️ V. Boys Soccer Tryouts @ Grace 3:30 – 5:15pm

U12 Boys & Girls Basketball Tryouts @ El. Courts 3:30 – 5:15pm

U14 Boys & Girls Basketball Tryouts @ Outdoor Courts 3:30 – 5:15pm

Wednesday, Aug. 12

No school // Happy Mother’s day to all our Mamas out there!!

Thursday, Aug. 13

U12 Boys & Girls Basketball Tryouts @ El. Courts 3:30 – 5:15pm

U14 Boys & Girls Basketball Tryouts @ Outdoor Courts 3:30 – 5:15pm

Team Rosters:
Team rosters of who made each team will be posted on the bulletin board by the stairs/bathroom on the first floor of the administration building.

For more information, please head over to our website, athletics.gisthailand.org