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26 Aug 2019 Weekly Roar

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Word of the Week

Fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and discipline.

– Proverbs 1:7

Weekly Roar is the new Grace In Touch! This email publication is about Grace and for Grace students, parents, and staff. Though this is typically a weekly update, we will be sending out news twice a week during this season of transition and adjustment to our new campus.

We are committed to providing timely, accurate information. If you notice any error or lack of clarity, please send us feedback. If you’re getting more than one Weekly Roar to the same inbox (and would like to stop this occurrence), please send us a note here.


Tuition Due – Credit Cards Now Accepted

The finance office would like to remind families that tuition payments were due on August 15. If payments are not received by Monday, August 26, interest will be assessed on any past-due balances. Please note that the credit card machine is now operational for those families who wish to pay with this option (a 3% convenience fee will be added). Thank you for helping the school by paying your tuition invoices on time.

2019-2020 Media Permission Form

As we’re getting ready for the school year to begin, we are working on updating links and forms. One of those forms is the “No Media List.” If you’re new to Grace, the “No Media List” is a list of students who’s families have opted out saying the school does NOT have permission to use their student’s photos on social media, pamphlets, website, etc. Whether you’re opting in or opting out, please take 2 minutes to fill out this form before September 6th, 2019, Media Form. Thank you.

Special Day – 30 August 2019

It’s going to be a wonderful day to welcome our students and families, as well as honor a special family.

  • 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM – New family orientation
  • 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Open House to all families
  • 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM – Reception to Honor a Special Family (All are welcomed)
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch for invited guest only

Questions or comments can be directed to Communications.

New Uniform Shop Grand Opening

The uniform shop will officially open in its brand-new location in the front reception area of the administration building on Monday, August 26. For the first week, the shop will be open during the following hours:

Monday to Thursday, Aug 26-29 — 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Open House on Friday, Aug 30 — 8:30 to 11:30 AM

The uniform shop will be open every Monday (excluding holidays) from 2:00 to 4:00 PM throughout the remainder of the school year, beginning on September 2.


Purchasing Elementary Supplies Not Needed

All school supplies are provided for K-6 students. Students need only bring a water bottle and a backpack. For the 1st semester, students should also bring a packed/sack lunch from home.

Comprehensive Email Sent Out

An email from the Elementary office was sent out this week detailing many topics regarding procedures and preparation to receive your children. If you missed it, you can read it here.


New Students & 1:1 Chromebook Options

New GIS Secondary families (new to GIS and rising grade 7) received an email from Ms. Randolph with an introduction to the 1:1 Chromebook Program. Please check your email to find out more. Action is requested by Monday, August 26. – Ms. Randolph, secprincipal@gisthailand.org

Bring Student Schedules to Open House

In order to make the most of the Open House on Friday (Aug. 30), it is suggested that students/parents bring a copy or digital version of each student’s schedule.

Syllabi from Teachers

Secondary teachers will be sending out their class syllabus to parents and students. Please watch for these in your email inbox. We recommend getting school supplies before Sept. 2 to lessen the back to school stress.

Back to School Reminders

Here are some resources you might find helpful as you help your child prepare for the start of school:

  1. For up to date information about Secondary events (including class rotation – Day A, B, etc.), check out this Calendar
  2. Secondary class schedule is found here
  3. The 2019-20 version of the PSMO can be found here, please read carefully as changes were made.

Attention all AP Students & Parents!

Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, the AP® Program is introducing new resources and processes designed to help students earn college credit and placement. To get ready for the coming school year, 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 the PSAT/NMSQT®, or SAT®, they’re all set. They’ll just need to have their username and password available and with them on Sept. 2. Learn more at parents.collegeboard.org. – Academic Counseling Team, counselor@gisthailand.org

Student Schedule Changes & Add/Drop Deadline

All Secondary students are encouraged to login to RenWeb/FACTS and view their schedule. FYI: any study halls will be added to schedules later next week. All requested changes need to be sent to scheduling@gisthailand.org by Friday, Sept 6 which is the add/drop deadline for the 2019-20 school year. – Scheduling Team, scheduling@gisthailand.org


Ongoing Announcements

GIS Athletics website is a great place to regularly check for news and game schedules.


Fall Parent Athletics Meeting

Please join us for an informational meeting for those involved in GIS fall sports on Aug. 27 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at the GMMI Equipping Center in WCL (SVM2 Center).

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