Weekly Roar

13 Dec 2021


As of Monday, 12/13 at 8am, the CMT is aware of 0 positive PCRs currently among GIS students and staff.

Extra Day of Christmasds.office@gisthailand.org
There is a small correction to the calendar for the beginning of this new semester. Originally we had planned 1 Professional Development day for staff on January 4, 2022, and start school on January 5, 2022. Now, due to all the days, we have lost in-person, we feel it is important for staff to have 2 Professional Development days together to not only learn but connect with each other before the start of a new semester. 

What does this mean for all of you? Christmas Break will last till January 5th, 2022 and the first day of school will be January 6th, 2022.

Vaccine Info | nurse@gisthailand.org
If you would like your 12-18 year old student to get a Pfizer vaccine, please complete this Google form. HDE students 12+ years old should complete this Google form. We are not currently aware of any opportunities for students under age 12 to get vaccinated. Boosters are currently only available for individuals who had 2 doses of Sinovac or Sinopharm. We will let you know when additional boosters become available.

Re-enrollment Physical Exams | nurse@gisthailand.org
If you would like to get a head start on re-enrollment physical exams over the break, you can find the link here. We will be emailing families of students who are due for a TB skin test or chest x-ray this year.

GIS Christmas Neighborhood Food Drive | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We have learned this past week that 14 families in Grace’s neighborhood need food assistance at this time. We at GIS would like to help meet this need by THIS WEEK. We’re looking for families at GIS to purchase one (or more) preset food boxes and drop them off by THIS WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15 by 3pm. The items to purchase and the drop-off locations are listed HERE in the sign-up form. Help us tangibly share the love of Jesus with our neighbors this Christmas!

2022-23 Re-enrollment Registration I registrar@gisthailand.org
The google registration form will be sent out on January 4th, 2022. Please complete the form ASAP or by January 31st, 2022. Please make sure to fill out the form even if your child/children will not be returning for the next school year. If you have any questions, please contact registrar@gisthailand.org.


Attendance Thank – You | mkenendy@gisthailand.org
The elementary office would like to convey a sincere thank you to our GIS families for your diligence in recording attendance every week for your child(ren) during this time of online learning.  

Elementary Annual Christmas Festival | mkenendy@gisthailand.org
We had planned to have a great Christmas Festival for the students again this year but since we won’t be in person this week, we have created a ‘mini-virtual Christmas Festival’ that will be emailed to you later this week.  We hope you are able to take some time this Christmas season to enjoy time with each other.  


1st Semester Report Cards: Secondary student report cards will be emailed to parents on Wednesday, January 4.

Thank you! | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Thank you, parents, for your diligence in helping your children through Continuous Learning. We appreciate your extra effort to keep the students engaged and learning during this time. May you have a great break!

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. 

Upcoming Dates | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Friday, December 17 – Last day of school before Christmas break
Wednesday, January 4 – Report cards emailed
Thursday, January 6 – First Day of Semester 2


GIS Advent Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Listen along with our Advent Podcast! This podcast is student led and features students, staff, and other members of the GIS Community sharing about the hope we have in Jesus. Available anywhere you listen to podcasts by searching “GIS Advent Podcast.”

Spiritual Life Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Madde Mauck and Jack Meckfessel in the Spiritual Life Department are hosting a podcast called Getting There with Jack and Madde. This week’s episode (released on Friday, Dec. 10) is a conversation about dating relationships. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

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.”


(Please see last week’s Roar)