Weekly Roar

25 Oct 2021

GENERAL

As of Sunday, 10/24 at 8pm, the CMT is aware of 11 positive PCRs among GIS students and staff.

ELEMENTARY

Elementary Material Pick-Up | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Today, October 25, from 2:00-4:00 pm is material pick-up time for all elementary students.  This will be a drive-through pick-up only, please remain in your car.  Chromebooks will be distributed accordingly.  The library will NOT be accepting books to be returned at this time.  Please refer to the e-mail sent to parents on Friday for more details.

 

Recess Monitors & Substitute Teachers Still Needed | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Once we return to in-person learning – we need your help.  Please contact the elementary office if you’d like to volunteer to be a recess monitor or substitute teacher or would like more information.

SECONDARY

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. 

 

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. If a student is unable to attend any live lessons or unable to complete the week’s coursework for any reason, email attendance@gisthailand.org.  In your email include which classes a student will be missing (see live lessons schedule HERE) and the reason for being absent.  If you have previously informed the office while in on-campus learning, please email again to inform of any absences for the week of October 25. See CL Handbook and PSMO Handbook for more info on attendance. 

Reserve Your 2021-22 Yearbook by November 12 | gkauffman@gisthailand.org 

The yearbook staff is offering a pre-sale of the 2021-22 Yearbook, which will be released in May of 2022.

Why should you order your yearbook(s) now?  Because the price will increase later!

Pre-order Price: 1200 THB

Release Price: 1500 THB

Pre-order due November 12th!

Order Your Copy Here

 

Graduation Caps and Gowns | counselor@gisthailand.org 

Parents of 12th graders: Measurements for graduation caps and gowns are coming up! On November 1 your student will be asked to complete and submit a Google Form indicating his/her head circumference and height in centimeters and approximate weight in kilograms so that we can place the order. There will be a 500B non-refundable rental fee collected at a later date. 

 

The Tan Chin Tuan Senior Excellence Scholarships for GIS 11th-grade Students | counselor@gisthailand.org 

GIS in partnership with the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation of Singapore seeks to promote and reward educational excellence in academics, athletics, leadership/community service, and the fine arts. These scholarships offered to juniors are based on a combination of excellence in areas of education, student essay, teacher recommendations, and financial need. The scholarship application opened October 21 and ends December 17, 2021. 11th graders received an email with application details on October 21.

 

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? 

Eligibility Grade Check Friday, 29 October | secondary.office@gisthailand.org  

On Friday 29 October there will be an eligibility grade check. Any student who has two grades below 70 or one below 60 will be ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities and competitions. This would remain in effect until the next grade check.

SPIRITUAL LIFE

We’ve Launched a 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. As two people in their mid-twenties, Jack and Madde hope to share about their journeys of following Jesus throughout college and into their young adult years. They’ll cover some of the major questions that our students are facing like: What is my calling? How do I know I am a Christian? and How do I figure out who I am? Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Secondary Livestream Chapel | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

We encourage you to follow along with our chapel series this year through THIS LIVESTREAM LINK. Chapel is every Friday at 9:40am. Our Secondary chapel theme for the year is El Roi “Our God Who Sees. 

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 “After Chapel.”

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Coaching:

If you’re interested in coaching Season 2 & 3 sports this year, please fill out this form https://forms.gle/SXSCLnjmXtu1DLhGA