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17 Aug 2020


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September Calendar | info@gisthailand.org
Parents, we wanted you to be aware that we WILL have school on September 4 and September 7, per the recommendation of our Thai School Director, Ajarn Jintana. Thai staff will be given substitute holidays later this semester.

Late Start Wednesday | info@gisthailand.org
This week we will have our first late start Wednesday of the semester and the gates will open at 9:30am

Grace on Social Media | communications@gisthailand.org
If you’re new to GIS, be sure to check out the following social media outlets and subscribe. 


Elementary Chapel | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Elementary Chapel is every other week on Tuesdays.  Normally we invite all parents to come and join in our time of worship and learning about God, unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions and social distancing requirements, we cannot accommodate parents during chapel at this time.

School Aides Wanted | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Elementary is still in need of classroom helpers, recess monitors, and substitute teachers.  If you have been a substitute in the past and would like to remain on our list, please contact Michelle Kennedy at mkennedy@gisthailand.org.

Elementary Yearbooks for Sale | mkennedy@gisthailand.org 
If you reserved a 2019-2020 Elementary Yearbook, feel free to pick it up in the elementary office or send 360 baht with your child to pick it up.  A few unreserved copies are available for 400 baht.


New Students & 1:1 Chromebook Program | secprincipal@gisthailand.org 
In Ms. Randolph’s August 5 email, a link was included for families new to the GIS Secondary (new to GIS and rising grade 7) with an introduction to the 1:1 Chromebook Program. Please check your email to find out more. Forms need to be completed in order to obtain a required Chromebook.

Back to School Website | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
As communicated previously, this new website was created as a resource for students and parents. Please do keep in mind our new hires will be arriving from their home countries at some point and thus there are several long-term subs teaching in their absence. 

Back to School Reminders | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Here are some resources you might find helpful as get back to campus and start a new school year:

  1. For up to date information about Secondary events (including class rotation – Day A, B, etc.), check out this Calendar using the “Secondary Only” tab.
  2. We do our best to keep the GIS website up to date with information for the school year. 
  3. Please refresh your memory on the absence policy for Secondary students HERE (use the Secondary tab).
  4. Secondary Contacts:
    • Academic Counselors: counselor@gisthailand.org
    • Attendance: attendance@gisthailand.org
    • Questions & Misc.: secondary.office@gisthailand.org
    • Scheduling: scheduling@gisthailand.org
    • Secondary Principal: secprincipal@gisthailand.org

Attention all Advanced Placement Students & Parents | counselor@gisthailand.org 
Starting in 2019, the AP® Program introduced new resources and processes designed to help students earn college credit and placement. REQUIRED – all AP students need to sign up for an online College Board account. All College Board programs are connected through one account, so if your student created one for AP courses last year or the SAT®, they’re all set. They’ll just need to have their username and password available. Learn more at parents.collegeboard.org

Student Schedule Correction Deadline | scheduling@gisthailand.org 
Students may request a schedule correction for the first eight days of a new semester only; after the eighth day, schedule corrections are rarely granted and result in a Withdraw grade on the transcript. Students may pick up a copy of the Schedule Correction Form: First Eight Days in the Secondary Office or print and complete this form, Schedule Correction Form: First Eight Days, to make a request. You must obtain all of the *signatures required on this form before you turn it into the Secondary Office.


This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org
If you haven’t already, make sure you’ve joined our Athletics Facebook Group to get the latest updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/graceathletics/

Tuesday, Aug. 18
The U12 Boys’ Basketball team is holding one final day of tryouts for all 2nd-6th grade boys who are interested! @ El. Court 3:30 – 5:15pm

Friday, Aug. 21
Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Staff Scrimmage @ 4:00pm

For more information, please check out our website athletics.gisthailand.org