Weekly Roar

27 Sept 2021

GENERAL

Community Conversation with the Superintendent – Sep 29, 2021 | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org 

Join me in this exciting opportunity to hear an update on the school. I’ll also be addressing school-wide topics, and answer questions from you. It’s also a chance for you to connect with other parents and enjoy some refreshments, that is, if you’re attending in person. Please observe the covid restrictions. We’ll also live-stream the event and will share the link with you closer to the time.

  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021 @ 2 – 3:30 pm
    Meeting room A230, 2nd Floor, Admin Building – change of venue

Please RSVP by clicking this LINK

If you have specific, school-wide questions you would like the leadership to address, you may share them ahead of time on the RSVP form (in the above link).

ELEMENTARY

School Aides Needed | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Now that we are having school back on campus – we need you!  Would you like to serve alongside us as a substitute teacher, a classroom helper, or a recess monitor?  Please contact the elementary office if you are interested in helping in this way.

No After School Clubs | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Unfortunately we will not be offering elementary after school clubs this 1st semester.

Absences and Late Arrivals | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Please email elementaryattendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence.  If your child arrives late to school, a parent/guardian needs to bring them in to the elementary office to sign in. 

Change in Pick Up Routine | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
If there is a change in the normal pick up routine for your child, please email their teacher and the elementary office at elementary.office@gisthailand.org as early as possible in the school day.

MAP Assessments | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Elementary will be having their fall MAP Assessments after the October break.  More information will be coming soon.

SECONDARY

Attendance l attendance@gisthailand.org
Please email attendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence during on campus classes. If your child is sick or has any COVID symptoms, please do not come to school. Attendance will be taken in every class. See PSMO Handbook for more info on attendance.

Class of 2022 Virtual Meetings | counselor@gisthailand.org 
Soon in Advisory, our academic counselors will provide information about post-secondary options available to our Grade 12 students. This will include when and how to research your options, and how to plan for your future. Additional information can also be found HERE. Grade 12 parents have an opportunity to hear about post-secondary options on

Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 7:00-8:00 PM

Meeting link: https://meet.google.com/ptj-pwjy-uda

If you have questions you would like answered during the meeting, please submit them here Google Form

Eligibility Grade Check Thursday, 7 Oct | secondary.office@gisthailand.org  
Next week Thursday (7 October) 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. 

This Week’s Schedule | secondary.office@gisthailand.org  
This week is a 5 day week so we will be on a regular ABCDE schedule.

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org 
Day A (Monday) – Grades 7 -11 will have an Individual Advisory Meeting to discuss their academic progress. Grade 12 will discuss post-Secondary planning with Academic Counselors. (Q&A will occur next Monday)

Day E (Friday) – Homeroom this week.

Mid-Semester Progress Reports | secondary.office@gisthailand.org  
Mid-Semester Progress Reports will be sent on October 8.

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

  • October 7: Grade Check
  • October 8: Mid-Semester Reports
  • October 11-15: October Break

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Secondary Chapel Service Team | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Is your Secondary student interested in serving on one of our Chapel Service Teams? Encourage them to check the link sent to their student email on Friday. This is a great way for students to learn how to use their gifts and talents to serve those around them!

Parent Resource Page | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
If you would like free access to RightNow Media, email the Spiritual Life Office and we can help you create an account. RightNow Media is a library full of amazing Christian video content to help you lead Bible Studies or engage in discussions with your kids. We also have a page dedicated to some of our favorite resources that can help you confidently walk with your students through these formative years. Click HERE to check it out!

Student Tools | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Our mission in the Spiritual Life Department is to equip GIS students to choose a whole-person, habit-fueled, everyday relationship with Jesus for life. To this end, we’ve compiled some basic resources on key spiritual practices like Scripture reading, prayer, and silence and solitude to help students begin to put them into practice. Click HERE to check it out!

ATHLETICS

(Please see last week’s Roar)