Weekly Roar

13 Sept 2021

GENERAL

Community Conversation with the Superintendent – Sep 29, 2021 | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org 

I would like to extend an invitation to you, parents, to join me in this community forum face to face, that is, if we’re allowed to open school in-person. 

This is an opportunity for me as the superintendent to give you an update on the school, address school-wide topics, and answer questions from you. You’ll also have an opportunity to enjoy some snacks and make connections with other GIS parents.

  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021 @ 2 – 3:30 pm
    Library Study Room, 2nd Floor, Admin Building

Please RSVP by clicking this LINK

If you have specific, school-wide questions you would like the leadership to address, you may share them ahead of time on the RSVP form (in the above link).

ELEMENTARY

(Please see last week’s Roar)

SECONDARY

Grace Tiger Ambassador Program l secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Are you looking for a GREAT volunteer opportunity? The Student Council invites YOU to sign up for the Grace Tiger Ambassador Program! We are looking for Secondary Students who are familiar with our school and who are interested in helping our NEW STUDENTS feel welcomed! This is a great opportunity to not only make new friends, be servant-hearted, but also gain wonderful service experience and other opportunities. More information regarding the Orientation and lunches will be sent out later by email. 

Please fill out the attached form to become a Grace Tiger Ambassador!!!

Online Tiger Pride Week on September 20-23  l secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Student Council presents the Online Tiger Pride Week “GRACE BREAKS THE INTERNET”! 

  • Students will dress up in GIS colors (blue and yellow) on MONDAY during advisory!
    • Each grade will earn points depending on how many people dress up. 
  • There will be two competition activities posted at the beginning of the week for students to win points for their grades! 
  • The prize for this year’s Tiger Pride Week is 3,000 Baht for the winning class’s Senior Trip! Let’s keep the Tiger Pride up!

If we return to on-campus learning, watch for further announcements!

Eligibility Grade Check this Friday | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
This Friday will be an eligibility grade check. Any student who has two grades below 70 or one grade below 60 will be ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities and competitions should we return to campus. This would remain in effect until the next grade check. 

GIS Yearbook | yearbook@gisthailand.org
Calling all Secondary (Grades 7-12) Parents! The Yearbook needs you! The Secondary yearbook staff would like a picture of you and the workspace you are utilizing while we are doing Continuous Learning. Don’t be afraid to make it fun! Have a pet that is keeping you on track while you work? Snap a picture! Have a ridiculous amount of books open on your desk? Snap a picture! Having to use an unconventional chair or desk? Snap a picture! The more photos the yearbook staff can collect, the better our yearbook will be! Submit your photos (or questions) to yearbook@gisthailand.org.

Accessing Grades in RenWeb | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Click on this link  to go to GIS Family Web  Login [or you can go to the GIS Parents website at https://parents.gisthailand.org/ and click on the RenWeb banner]. After logging in, you will have access to your students’ grades. For more information, click here.

New Student and Grade 7 Orientation | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
We hope to have an opportunity for new students and Grade 7 students ahead of returning to campus. Please watch your emails for this announcement if your child is in Grade 7 or a new student. 

Preparation for On-campus Learning | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Some things to think about as we aspire to return to campus:

  • Enough polos and dress-code approved pants/shorts
  • School supplies are purchased
  • Transportation to/from school has been arranged
  • Read fully the PSMO Handbook (updates are in blue)
  • Update your parent emails and personal information in RenWeb (access through Parents Portal)
  • Updated printed schedule for your student (if they made any changes)
  • Make note of upcoming events from Secondary Calendar

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. Attendance will be taken in Advisory and all live session classes. Please email attendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence during CL and on campus classes. See PSMO Handbook for more info on attendance.

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? 

School Uniforms at the Tiger Shop | uniformshop@gisthailand.org
School polos and PE uniforms are available at the Tiger Shop every Monday from 2:00-4:00 pm. Get your uniforms to be ready for on-campus activities. 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

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ATHLETICS

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