Weekly Roar

12 September 2022

GENERAL

Health Office | nurse@gisthailand.org 

Uniforms needed: If you have extra uniforms to give away (especially elementary sizes), please consider donating to the nurses. We keep them on hand for students that need a change of clothes during the day and we are running low. If your student has not returned borrowed clothes, please send them our way. Thank you! 

Masks!: Please help us by sending your student to school with their own mask. We are giving away many throughout the day. We would prefer to keep them available as needed and not have to begin charging a fee. Thank you for your understanding! 

ELEMENTARY

Elementary Library Announcement | enew@gisthailand.org
The Elementary Library will be CLOSED on September, Thursday 15th – Friday 16th. We will be open again on Monday the 19th.

Elementary After School Clubs | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary After School Clubs (3rd – 6th grades only) are scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 22.  We will NOT be doing electronic sign-ups this year.  Permission slips were sent home last week explaining what clubs are being offered this semester and instructions on how to sign up. The last day for permission slips to be turned in to the elementary office is Wednesday, September 14. Club members will be posted in the atrium on September 19 and parents will receive an email 

Elem. Parent Teacher Conferences Important Information | elementary.office@gisthailand.org

Sign-ups for Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16 will close tonight at midnight.

If you have not already done so and would like to meet with your child’s teacher, please click on one of the tutorial links below for instructions to get logged in and start scheduling appointments today:      English InstructionsKorean Instructions

If you have any questions, please contact elementary.office@gisthailand.org.  For any Korean parents who have questions, please contact mihm@gisthailand.org.

TRANSLATOR:  If you would like to have a translator present at your Parent Teacher Conference and CANNOT provide one yourself, please contact the teacher as soon as possible so that one can be made available.  Our resources are limited so if you could provide a translator of your own, that would be helpful.  

CHILDCARE: We will have supervised activities for students that need to come along with their parents while parents are meeting with teachers.  Pre-school age children will stay with parents during their scheduled parent/teacher conference. Due to our limited resources, we do not have the capacity to watch all elementary children during this time.  If you have another option for childcare, we encourage you to take advantage of that opportunity.

SECONDARY

College Visit: Boston University Representative | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Friday, September 16 from 11:45 am – 12:15 pm in Secondary S120
  • All 11th and 12th graders, bring your LUNCH in for this first in-person college visit of the year
  • Boston University Representative’s will give a presentation and have a Q&A

Student Council presents Candygrams! gthomas@gisthailand.org 

  • Students can send a note of encouragement and candy to friends/teachers during the school day!
  • During lunches from September 26-30, students can buy and write a note that will be delivered with gummy candies the following week! 
  • More details have been emailed to students in their weekly Secondary email
  • If there is enough Parent / Guardian interest, StuCo would like to open this Fundraising opportunity to Parent/Guardian purchases… email gthomas@gisthailand.org if you’d be interested in sending your kids some sugary treat surprises!

Class of 2023 Parents: Post-High School Student Information Meetings secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Academic counselors met on August 29 and September 2 with your 12th-grade students to provide information about post-high school options. This included when and how to research your options, how to plan for your future, and how to make sure you attain your goals. 
  • Additional very valuable information about college applications, GAP years, military, and employment can also be found on this resource page which was made available to the students in early July. 
  • We would like parents to have the same information as your students have received during their recent meetings with the academic counselors plus the opportunity to ask questions. Therefore, we are planning a Parent Equipping meeting with a special focus on the college application process and financial aid in October (date to be determined).

Piano Accompanist Wanted | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

  • Secondary Choirs are in need of a PIano Accompanist!
  • Please contact us if you are interested in making music with some talented teenagers (and enthusiastic choir director)! We are happy to discuss more details!

Attendance: Absences and Late Arrivals | attendance@gisthailand.org

  • Absences: See the PSMO for more information.
  • Morning of Absence: Call or email Secondary office between 7:45 and 8:15 AM
  • All absences not reported by 8:15 am on the day your child is absent, will be unexcused.
  • Communication with Teachers: Students should email their teachers about makeup work / missing classwork
  • Late Arrival: Students are required to check in at the Secondary Office if late (excused or unexcused)

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Miscellaneous Info:
Letter Jackets: For the first time ever, our high school varsity athletes (along with Chanson and Jazz Band students) have the option to purchase our brand new Letterman jackets! For more information, please refer back to the Secondary’s section on these jackets.

CMAC Covid Guidelines: As we start competing against CMAC schools again, be sure to check the Covid guidelines for the various schools.

GAME SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, Sept. 13
** NIS is one of the stricter CMAC schools so please see above document for guidelines
🏀 U12 Boys Basketball vs. NIS @ NS 4:00pm
🏀 U12 Girls Basketball vs. NIS @ NIS 4:00pm
⚽️ V. Boys Soccer vs. NIS @ NIS 4:00pm
⚽️ V. Girls Soccer vs. NIS @ NIS 4:00pm

Wednesday, Sept. 14
🏀 U14 Boys Basketball vs. NIS @ Grace 4:00pm
🏀 U14 Girls Basketball vs. NIS @ Grace 4:00pm

Friday, Sept. 16
⚽️🏐 ISB Soccer & Volleyball Tournament Day 1 @ ISB BKK

Saturday, Sept. 17
⚽️ Rec League Soccer Day 3 @ Grace 10:00am
⚽️🏐 ISB Soccer & Volleyball Tournament Day 2 @ ISB BKK

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