Weekly Roar

16 Aug 2021

GENERAL

COVID Symptom Checker App | cmt@gisthailand.org
If you’d like to assess for any COVID symptoms, try using the Thai Save Thai app.

Missed a Weekly Roar or looking for previous week’s?
All of our Weekly Roars are published in our parents portal. Take a look here at the Weekly Roar and bookmark the site for quick reference. 

TIGER SHOP: School Uniforms | uniformshop@gisthailand.org
This is a reminder that the Tiger Shop will be open to sell uniform polos and PE uniforms for the start of the 2021-2022 school year today and tomorrow according to the following schedule:

  • Monday, August 16, 2:00 to 4:00 PM (regular hours every Monday)
  • Tuesday, August 17, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (Elementary materials pickup day)

Please come to the Communications office during regular hours or to the central rotunda by the staircase in the Administration building during materials pickup. We look forward to seeing all our families and students there! 

GIS Alert group in LINE App – Sign Up
Grace International School uses the Line application to send information to the staff and community that is considered critical and needs to be communicated quickly. The official GIS Facebook page and email are other means of communication the school will use to communicate in a crisis/ emergency, but the Line app is likely to be used to ‘quickly get the word out’. Sign up here or scan the code below:

@gis-alerts

@gis-alerts

ELEMENTARY

Material Pick-Up | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Elementary material pick-up day is Tuesday, August 17.  Please refer to the letter you received last week regarding the pick-up schedule and other important information.  NOTE:  Please bring a bag or box for ease of carrying materials.

Elementary 2020-21 Yearbook | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
“Unmasked”, last year’s elementary yearbook, will be available for purchase (400B) from the elementary office during material pick-up day.  Come by and get your copy – you won’t be disappointed.

School Calendar Update

  • Sept 9-10 will no longer be Elementary Parent Conferences. Those will be regular school days.
  • Nov 11-12 will be the NEW Parent Conference days. There will be NO SCHOOL for Elementary on these days. 

SECONDARY

Continuous Learning starts TODAY @ 9am | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
All students should begin classes today. Students should have already accepted the invites/joined their Google Classrooms. Teachers will have weekly checklists posted in their Google Classrooms by 9am this morning. The first required live event is Advisory Groups @ 11am today! Attendance will be taken.

Back to School Website & Email | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Please see THIS LINK for class syllabi and to watch welcome videos from teachers. Use the navigation tabs at the top, by subject. Please see Ms. Randolph email from August 13 with other important information.

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?

Attendance during Continuous Learning | attendance@gisthailand.org
Attendance will be taken by teachers in required live instruction times and Advisory. Please email attendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence during CL and on campus classes. Normal attendance maximums of 15 points per semester apply, see PSMO Handbook for more info on attendance.

Requesting a Schedule Change | counselor@gisthailand.org
Due to this year beginning with Continuous Learning off campus, you may request a schedule correction for the first eight school days of the semester only by using this online Schedule Correction Form. You will be notified by email within three school days of your request that the process has been completed. Email requests will not be considered. 

If you make a schedule correction request between August 16-25, you will still be accountable for completing the first week’s Continuous Learning Weekly Checklist; it is your responsibility to request the Weekly Checklist from the teacher of the new class you have added. 

PSMO Handbook & Signed Agreements | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Friday, at Material Pickup, all students were given the 2021-22 PMSO Handbook Agreement Form. We encourage all students and parents to read this important document and pay special attention to changes made which are in BLUE. The paper Agreement Form should be completed by both parents and students, including the parent witnessing the student sign, and returned at EITHER the next material pick up day OR the first day of on campus classes. Whichever is first. Link: 2021-22 PSMO Handbook

SPIRITUAL LIFE

(Please see last week’s Roar)

ATHLETICS

(Please see last week’s Roar)