Weekly Roar

15 August 2022

GENERAL

From the Nurses | nurse@gisthailand.org 
Our first Vaccination Clinic (non-COVID) is coming up soon on Tuesday, 30 August, 3:15-4pm. Please sign up here and pay via bank transfer or cash in the Health Office by Friday, 26 August.  

Please be reminded of our Attendance Policy Related to Illness and our Medication Policy in efforts to keep our students safe and well. Students who are sick should stay home to prevent the spread of contagious/communicable diseases. Also, all medication should be kept in the nurse’s office. Only secondary students are allowed to carry emergency medications with special permission. 

For the latest COVID information you can click here for COVID FAQs

EXPOSURE POLICY:

Whole School Photo Week | communications@gisthailand.org
Please mark your calendar from August 29 – September 2, 2022 for our Whole School Photo Week. This time, we will be taking our photos with U Smile Kids! You might remember from the last time U Smile Kids came and you could choose merchandise from them, well, they will have that available for you this time too. 

  • Usmile will be taking ID photos and a couple of fun poses from staff and students, but there will be after school hours (3:30 – 5 pm) when families and friends can sign up to take group photos with them.
  • More information on the schedule and the families & friends sign up sheet will be given at a later date, if you have any questions, please email to communications@gisthailand.org and we will coordinate accordingly for you.
  • You can check out U Smile Kids’ website to know more about them and their merchandise catalog, here: https://www.usmilekids.com/index.php/en/ 

ELEMENTARY

Elementary Yearbook for sale | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Purchase your copy of the 2021-2022 Elementary Yearbook in the elementary office for 400 baht. Cash only, please.

Recess Monitors Needed | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
We need your help! If you’d like to volunteer as a school aide to be a recess monitor, please contact Khun Na in the elementary office at rtisdale@gisthailand.org

Substitute Teachers Needed | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
We have a huge need for substitute teachers! Do you find joy in working with children? You might be interested in serving with us as a substitute teacher. You don’t have to be a qualified teacher, you just need a willing heart. If you’d like to serve as a substitute teacher in elementary, please contact Khun Na Tisdale at rtisdale@gisthailand.org.

MAP Assessments | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Twice a year 3rd – 6th graders participate in MAP Assessments. This year’s fall session is scheduled to begin in a couple weeks. Parents will receive a letter explaining what MAP is and a schedule next week.

Lost & Found | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
No one likes to lose things. So that this doesn’t happen to you or your child, please remember to properly label all uniform clothing, snack containers and water bottles with your family name so that we can keep our lost & found items to a minimum.  Thank you!

SECONDARY

If you have questions regarding Secondary, please contact secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year at GIS!

Attendance: Absences and Late Arrivals | Call +66-52-088-777 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 absence

Late Arrival

  • Students are required to check in at Secondary Office

Back-to-School Night for Parents/Guardians | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Thursday, August 18, 2022 6:30-8:00 PM

  • Follow your Secondary student’s class schedule and put a name and a face to their teachers, review curriculum, textbooks, homework, and expected outcomes. 
  • On Monday your students will bring home an invitation for Back to School Night that includes their class schedule – please bring it with you on Thursday
  • Please see our forthcoming email for more details!

Requesting a Schedule Change | not accepting email requests

Friday, August 19

  • Pick up paper form in the Secondary Office
  • Get all required signatures
  • Turn completed form into Secondary Office by Friday!

School Aides Needed (Substitutes) | jakhtar@gisthailand.org
Looking for a way to love on and serve our GIS teachers & students?

  • Substitute plans are provided as you fill in when teachers are absent
  • Frequently substitute plans are students independently working on their Chromebooks – Substitutes do not need a background in Education
  • There will be a short informational meeting soon for those who are interested and want to know more about this service opportunity
  • Contact Jennifer Akhtar, the Secondary Substitute Coordinator!

Website and PSMO | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Important Resources for Parents/Guardians to review including Dress Code, Behavior, Policies, etc.

Important Secondary Dates

  • Thursday, August 18 (6:30 – 8 PM)  Back to School Night for Parents and Guardians
  • Friday, August 19 Last day for requesting a Schedule Change 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

  • No Hume Thailand for October ‘22. We are excited to resume our bi-ennial (every 2 years) partnership with Hume Lake Christian Camps in October of 2023. 
  • Chapel Service Team sign-ups are due Thursday, August 18, 2022. Any 7th-12th grade GIS student is required to complete this online application
  • Chapel Band Auditions next Saturday, August 20 (8am-5pm). Any 8th-12th grade students interested in auditioning for chapel band must sign up for a 15-minute audition slot on Saturday, August 20, 2022 here. All auditions will be held in the cafeteria at the GIS campus.

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

It’s TRYOUTS WEEK!! 🥳  Three things:

  1. ALL U12 & U14 Basketball tryouts will be postponed until the week of Aug. 22nd — we apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding
  2. Practice days have changed for U12 so please check our website for more information
  3. All tryouts results will be posted on the bulletin boards in the  Elementary (Reading Corner in the atrium) and Secondary (outside the main office) buildings!

*practice schedules will not be posted here. For more information, on practice days and times, please visit our website athletics.gisthailand.org

Monday, Aug. 15
⚽️ JV Boys Soccer Tryouts @ Field 1 3:30pm
⚽️ JV Girls Soccer Tryouts @ Field 2 3:30pm
⚽️ V. Boys Soccer Tryouts @ Field 1 3:30pm
⚽️ V. Girls Soccer Tryouts @ Field 2 3:30pm
🏃‍♀️ Senior (7th-12th grade) XC Tryouts @ Sports Shed 3:30pm
🏐 V. Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
🏐 V. Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm

Tuesday, Aug. 16
⚽️ JV Boys Soccer Tryouts @ Field 1 3:30pm
⚽️ JV Girls Soccer Tryouts @ Field 2 3:30pm
⚽️ V. Boys Soccer Tryouts @ Field 1 3:30pm
⚽️ V. Girls Soccer Tryouts @ Field 2 3:30pm
🏃‍♀️ Senior (7th-12th grade) XC Tryouts @ Sports Shed 3:30pm
🏐 V. Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
🏐 V. Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm

If you have any questions, please email us at athletics@gisthailand.org!