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11 Jan 2021

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Position Open- | pprus@gisthailand.org 

The Educational Support department is looking for a Special Education Instructional Assistant. We are looking for a one to one aide for one of our students in the RISE classroom. Experience working with students with special needs preferred but not essential. This is a Non-Thai position Part time or Full time. Please contact Pilar Prus if you are interested.


Air Pollution Season| nurse@gisthailand.org

As we enter air pollution season, we recommend your student bring 2 masks to school: one surgical/cloth mask for COVID prevention and one N95 style for poor air quality.


2021-22 Re-enrollment Physical Exams | nurse@gisthailand.org

Physical exam forms are available here. We will not be able to do any physical exams at our January vaccine clinic this year. You will receive an email reminder if your student is due for TB testing this year. Please return completed forms to Health Services by January 29th. 




Welcome! | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Welcome and Happy New Year to our new families and also those returning to GIS after some time away!  We are so happy and excited to meet you and to serve alongside you as we work together to bring quality, God-centered education to your child(ren).  You should have already received class assignments for your elementary age child(ren) and an e-mail with many details.  If you have any questions, whatsoever, please do not hesitate to ask the elementary office, we are here to serve you. 


Reporting an absence | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Please report an absence as soon as possible to the elementary office by sending an e-mail to us at elementaryattendance@gisthailand.org.  A phone call to the office or a personal visit are also adequate ways of reporting absences.  If you know your child will be absent for more than two days, please use this Planned Absence Form to report it.


Tiger Pride Dress-Up Day | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Students are encouraged to dress up like an animal for this month’s Tiger Pride Dress-Up Day on Thursday, January 21.   Please remember to keep costumes modest and if your child doesn’t want to participate, they should wear their normal Grace uniform.  Looking forward to seeing how many creative animal costumes the students come up with.



Welcome Back & Reminder: Start of Semester 2 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Welcome back for those students who are new and some returning after a period away! We will come back to school for Semester 2 on Monday, January 11. As indicated last week, this first week of school will be online through Continuous Learning.


Continuous Learning Resources & Reminders | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

  • Attendance
    • For a short period, attendance will only be taken during live sessions which are offered by Secondary Teachers. If your students are going be absent, please follow the regular reporting procedures for reporting an absence. 
  • Student & Parent Continuous Learning Handbook
  • Communication
    • Students will receive an email every Monday of Continuous Learning. This will include launch information and any student announcements.
    • If you have questions about specific courses, please contact the teacher. 
    • If you have general questions about Continuous Learning, then please contact secondary.office@gisthailand.org and we direct your question to the appropriate person.
  • Website
    • For general information and tips regarding Continuous Learning, please check the Continuous Learning website found here
  • Campus Access
    • Library is closed.
    • Please contact the appropriate person to make an appointment to access the school campus.

Staffing Changes for Semester 2 | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

There will be some staffing changes coming up for Semester 2 and if your student has courses that are affected as a result of these changes, you will receive an email detailing these changes. Please keep an eye out for an email from Ms. Randolph regarding any changes affecting your child.


Senior Yearbook Tributes | yearbook@gisthailand.org

Would you like to honor a 2020-21 senior (G12) in the Yearbook? Find information here.  


G12 Weekly Academic Counselor Update | counselor@gisthailand.org

Seniors (G12) receive the Weekly Academic Counselor Update via Google Classroom on Monday mornings. Please encourage your senior to look at the Update or share it with you as it has NEW information each week about scholarships, applicant portals, deadlines, financial aid, webinars, sending transcripts, letters of recommendations, and more.



Mark your Calendars with Upcoming Events | secondary.office@gisthailand.org


  • January 11 – 15: Continuous Learning
  • January 22: Eligibility Check


For more information, please check our website athletics.gisthailand.org



Spiritual Life (Virtual Edition)| jkamphausen@gisthailand.org

We are here for you during these crazy times. This week, we will have guided prayer and a virtual chapel for secondary students. Mr. K and Mr. Meck will be hosting a guided prayer time on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-10:00 and then will be available until 11:00am if you would like further prayer or would like to talk. 

Click HERE for Tuesday Prayer link.
Click HERE for Thursday Prayer link..

There will be a link to the virtual chapel on Friday morning. 

Additionally, Mr. Meck and Mr. K are available if you need to set up another time to talk or pray, simply email jmeckfessel@gisthailand.org.