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17 Feb 2020

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*NewCoronavirus Update | nurse@gisthailand.org
As new information about COVID-19 is released, we will continue to update our blog (including FAQs) here. You can also access the blog from a link on the GIS homepage.

*NewAir Quality | nurse@gisthailand.org
As the air pollution season continues, please remind students to bring their face masks to school.

*NewCoffee with the DSA | dsa.office@gisthailand.org
You’re invited to “Coffee with the DSA,” Tuesday, March 3rd, from 8:30 am – 9:30 am. 

This is an opportunity to connect with Joe Crain and ask any questions you might have about the educational experience at GIS. You’ll also have an opportunity to enjoy some coffee, snacks, and fellowship with other GIS parents in the 2nd-floor Loft (A220), located in the Admin building.

Please RSVP for March 3 by clicking this link.

There will be one other Coffee with the DSA this year on May 12th, 9:30 am – 10:30 am.

GIS Community Carnival – More Info! | info@gisthailand.org  
The GIS Community Carnival is 3:00-6:00pm on Saturday, February 22, 2020. This is an event that is great for families and kids of all ages. There will be food, games, and fun, you won’t want to miss this fun community event!  (AQI Plan: if the AQI reading at 1pm day of Carnival is 200+, we will cancel the carnival.)

International Day – Feb. 27th | dsa.office@gisthailand.org
As an international school in Thailand, we want to celebrate how the different cultures in our student and staff population have formed our school culture. This year we will be celebrating International Day on Thursday, February 27th.

Students and staff will be encouraged to come to school in their country’s traditional dress or to wear the colors that are best associated with their country.During lunch, we will be serving Pad Thai and hot dogs, to represent Thai and American cuisine. For students, there will also be four tables offering a sample of different cuisines from around the world – Korean, Mexican, German, and Middle Eastern. Students will only be able to pick one booth to get a sample from, so they should choose wisely.

Community Conversation with the Superintendent on Feb 25, 2020 | gis-execasst@gisthailand.org 
We enjoyed connecting with parents during our first conversation on October 3, 2019. This upcoming round (and last for this academic year) will offer yet another opportunity for the superintendent to give you an update on the new campus, address school-wide topics, and answer questions from parents. You’ll also have an opportunity to enjoy some snacks and fellowship with other GIS parents. 

February 25 @ 3:30 – 5:00 pm in the Cafeteria
RSVP by clicking this LINK.
If you have specific, school-wide questions you would like GIS leadership to address, you may share them ahead of time on the RSVP form.

Vaccination Available Feb 25 nurse@gisthailand.org   
GIS Nurse Office is able to offer monthly vaccination services in partnership with a local Thai doctor. Visit the Health Services website for complete information and forms. Please note completed payment at the Nurses Office confirms a vaccination appointment. It requires at least 2 days to process the information before the appointment.


*NewCMCIS Art Project | kmccall@gisthailand.org
The GIS community is invited to the inaugural Chiang Mai Circle of International Schools (CMCIS) Art Project (See Poster Here). The exhibition will be open Wednesday, March 4th through the 6th showcasing nine international schools with 200 plus pieces of art. Come and have a look, and support your GIS artists. The exhibition is taking place at the Dream Space Gallery(map).

*NewStuCo Happenings | joshmckeown@gisthailand.org 


  • International Tiger Pride Day
    • Tiger Pride Day is on Thursday, February 27 (also International Day @ GIS). Represent your passport or home country by dressing in your country’s traditional dress or corresponding colors and/or flag. GIS dress code applies.

Secondary Parent Equipping Night | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Topic: Preparing to Register Students for 2020-2021 Classes

The academic counseling team will discuss their upcoming (to be yearly) meetings with all students to create academic plans that will guide the students toward their academic goals. We will also provide information regarding a small change in our graduation requirements and will provide valuable information about the process and options for the upcoming student 2020-2021 course registration.

  • When: Monday, February 17 at 7:00 to 8:30 PM
  • Where: GIS Campus, Cafeteria
  • Who should attend:  Parents of returning 6th-grade to 11th-grade students (Korean translation provided)


Elementary Subs Needed | mkennedy@gisthailand.org 
Elementary is in need of more substitutes for our teachers and teacher aides.  Don’t worry – you don’t need to be a qualified teacher to sub. When our teachers are absent they leave very comprehensive instructions for subs to follow.  If you don’t feel comfortable teaching, how about subbing for one of our teacher aides, they assist in the classroom and on the playground. Subbing is a great way to get more volunteer hours.  Contact Michelle Kennedy if you are interested in helping in this way. Feel free to specify what days you are available and if you’d prefer to only sub for teacher aides.


Where to Get Sports Updates
We know practice and game changes have a great impact on everyone involved in sports. The best ways to know about these changes are on the Athletic website and Grace Athletics Facebook Page.

This week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org 

Tuesday, Feb. 18


Girls vs. Suan Bun Yopatham @ GIS 4:00pm

Boys vs. Yuparaj @ GIS 5:30pm

🏆 There will be a half time free throw competition during both games. 20 baht to enter & prizes to be won!

🍔Sol-Hy food truck will be available for dinner

Wednesday, Feb. 19

🏐 U14 Boys & Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ 3:30 – 5:15pm

Thursday, Feb. 20

🏐 JV & Varsity Group Tryouts @ 3:30 – 5:15pm

Friday, Feb. 21

🏐 JV & Varsity Group Tryouts @ 3:30 – 5:15pm

For more information, please visit our website athletics.gisthailand.org

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