Weekly Roar

15 Nov 2021

GENERAL

As of Monday, 11/15 at 8am, the CMT is aware of 0 positive PCRs currently among GIS students and staff.

The 5th Annual GIS Christmas Market is moving online this year!
We are excited for you to be able to connect with these amazing vendors. There will be more vendors posting in the next couple weeks, so make sure you keep coming back!

The online market page will be running until December 10. Please join the group using the link below to begin shopping!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/292181409576471/

ELEMENTARY

Continuous Learning Art Site | vavera@gisthailand.org
Need a creative outlet?  Here is a link to the Continuous Learning Art Site. It can be accessed through your student’s GIS google account. These activities are not part of the required homework but are intended to refresh and inspire.  Questions? Contact:  vavera@gisthailand.org

Pictures Wanted | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
The elementary yearbook needs your pictures!  Please send high-quality pictures of your child learning at home to Mrs. Kennedy at mkennedy@gisthailand.org.  These can be pictures of them reading in unusual places, on a video call with their teacher, doing math with their pet, playing PE games outside, playing a musical instrument, etc.  Look for your picture in this year’s yearbook!

Attendance | elementary.attendance@gisthailand.org
During this time of Continuous Learning, an attendance form is sent to all elementary families every Friday morning.  We appreciate your assistance in helping us keep our attendance records as accurate as possible.

SECONDARY

Parent Teacher Conferences – Postponed | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Parent Teacher Conferences will be postponed until Semester 2, as we are unable to have activities on campus. Parents are always welcome to reach out to their student’s teachers and schedule a time with a teacher. 

Continuous Learning Live Classes Extension  | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Starting today Live Classes will have a maximum session duration of 40 minutes. This is a 10 minute extension of the previous live class allotment of 30 minutes each. The start times of all live classes have not changed. Students can view the new schedule in the Student Announcements sent today.

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. The weeks of November 15 and 22 will be online learning. 

Attendance | attendance@gisthailand.org 
Attendance will be taken in Advisory and all scheduled live classes (communicated on teacher weekly checklists). Please email attendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence during Continuous Learning or a student’s inability to complete the week’s coursework. In the email please include your child’s name, grade, and reason for absence.  See CL Handbook and PSMO Handbook for more info on attendance. 

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. 

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? 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Spiritual Life Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Madde Mauck and Jack Meckfessel in the Spiritual Life Department are hosting a new podcast called Getting There with Jack and Madde. This week’s episode (released on Friday, Nov. 12) is a conversation around friendship. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Connect and Pray with Us | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We know how hard it has been for students and families in this season. If you or your student would like to process with us and pray with us, we would love to schedule a time! Please email us through our Spiritual Life email. 

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.”

ATHLETICS

(Please see last week’s Roar)