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27 April 2020

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Online Withdrawal Process | dsa.office@gisthailand.org
As we adapt to better serve our GIS families, we are excited to announce that we have moved our withdrawal process online. This is great news for us as our staff are working remotely and digitalizing this process will aid in completing withdrawals in a timely manner.

  • To clarify, this is for students who will be withdrawn. If you withdraw your student, they will not receive credit for the completion of their 4th quarter (Elementary), or 2nd semester (Secondary)
  • If your family is planning to remain enrolled at GIS but will leave/travel before May 29, you do not need to withdraw your student, but you must still notify the appropriate office (Elementary or Secondary).

As a family, if you decide to withdraw your students, please contact registrar@gisthailand.org to begin this process.

We realize that moving this process online means the loss of physical, face-to-face contact during this difficult decision. We want you to know that we understand the decision to withdraw is not an easy one, and as your GIS family, we will miss you.

If you have any questions please contact us at dsa.office@gisthailand.org

Virtual Coffee with the DSA | dsa.office@gisthailand.org
You are invited to our last “Coffee with the DSA” of the year, Tuesday, May 12, from 9:30am – 10:30am. Since we can’t meet together in person, we will be hosting this session through Zoom and Joe will be available for you to ask any questions you might have about the educational experience at GIS.

The link for the zoom meeting is here.  If you have any questions, please email jamiejohnson@gisthailand.org


Holiday May 1, 4 – 6 | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
There will be NO Elementary work/online learning these days.

Elementary Pick-Up Materials Day | wwood@gisthailand.org
The next elementary pick-up/drop-off materials day will be Thursday, May 7 from 9:00 – 11:00 am.  This will be for K-3rd grades only.  As before, this will be a drive through process, please remain in your vehicle.

Elementary Book Character Event | ralward@gisthailand.org 
If your child(ren) would like to participate in this optional event, please have them dress up in their favorite book character on Friday, May 8.  Take a 5 second or less video of them describing what character they are and send it to Mrs. Alward at ralward@gisthailand.org before May 10.  Families are welcome to join in on the fun!  All videos will be put together in one presentation and shared at a later date.  *Please review the e-mail sent out last week for details on video specifics or contact Mrs. Alward.

Elementary Yearbook Reservation | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Reserve your 2019-2020 elementary yearbook HERE.  Please read all the information at the top of the reservation form.  Reserving helps us in planning our order.  Limited quantities will be available for those who do not reserve now.


Class of 2020 Graduation  | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
The GIS Community is invited to join us ONLINE for this year’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 30 @ 9am. A link to watch from wherever you are located, will be provided closer to the event date.

AP Exams 2.0 | secprincipal@gisthailand.org
AP students and parents should their inbox for an important email sent by Ms. Randolph this morning.

Grok Global Virtual College Fair  | counselor@gisthailand.org
This free virtual college fair will feature presentations and Q&A times with more than 36 universities from the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Switzerland, Ireland, Hong Kong (China) and Malaysia! Students can also sign up for one-on-one meetings with universities after the main event. You may drop in for one group of universities or stay for the whole webinar. For a schedule and more information, please see the registration link.

Date and Time: Saturday, May 9, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Registration required via: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/3915868402979/WN_zEXkgT-uRQaO40xuLSyMDQ

2020-2021 Course Selection for Secondary Students | counselor@gisthailand.org
The revised timeline for the 2020-21 course selection process will be communicated soon.  This will include course selection for rising Grade 7 students.

Mark your Calendars with Upcoming Secondary Events | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

  • April 30 @ 7pm: Incoming Grade 7 Parent Orientation (Student version TBD & look for an email with meeting link)
  • May 1, 4-6: Thai National Holidays, no Continuous Learning
  • May 29: Last day of school
  • May 30: Graduation