Weekly Roar

30 Aug 2021


TIGER SHOP: New School Uniforms Have Arrived! | uniformshop@gisthailand.org

Special Opening Hours: Friday, September 3, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Location: The Tiger Shop inside the Communications Office in the Administration building.

Our delayed uniform shipment has arrived, and we will be open all day on Friday, September 3. Students who were previously unable to find their uniform sizes are welcome to come check out our additional selection, including our brand-new gray uniform polos. See you all soon!

Regular Hours: Mondays from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the Tiger Shop (Admin building).

Coffee with the DSds.office@gisthailand.org
We will be hosting a virtual Coffee with the Deputy Superintendent. During this season of Continuous Learning, we want to provide a space for parents to connect with Joe Crain and ask any questions they might have and/or provide any feedback about the Continuous Learning experience.

We will do this once every week for this season of Continuous Learning and will alternate between Secondary and Elementary parents. We started with Secondary last week, and this week we will meet with Elementary parents. Thanks to all the Secondary parents who joined us for coffee, and for all of your feedback. We appreciate your time and energy.

Note: Coffee not provided!

“Coffee with the DS – Elementary Edition,” Tuesday, August 31st, from 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 884 452 5897
Passcode: GIS2021


Thank you to Parents | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Thank you, parents, for working alongside us during this time of Continuous Learning.  We know this hasn’t been an easy task for some and we sincerely appreciate all your effort and hard work.  It is nice to see several of you reaching out and working together to assist your children in this different way of learning for them.  We are so thankful for your partnership with us.


School Photo & Materials Pick Up Day | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
REQUIRED! This Friday, September 3, from 8:30 – 3:30 is Materials Pick Up Day. The format will be similar to our last Materials Pick Up Day. Things to remember:

  • Bring your signed 2021-22 PMSO Handbook Agreement Form.
  • Wear your student polo for a student photo.
  • Pick up all your textbooks and materials. 

Signed Agreements for PSMO Handbook| secondary.office@gisthailand.org
This Friday, September 3, at Materials Pick Up Day, bring your signed 2021-22 PMSO Handbook Agreement Form. We encourage all students and parents to read this important document and pay special attention to changes made which are in BLUE. The paper Agreement Form should be completed by both parents and students, including the parent witnessing the student signature. Link: 2021-22 PSMO Handbook

New Student and Grade 7 Orientation | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
We hope to have an opportunity for new students and Grade 7 students ahead of returning to campus. Please watch your emails for this announcement. 

GIS Yearbook | yearbook@gisthailand.org
Calling all Secondary (7th-12th) Parents! The Yearbook needs you! The Secondary yearbook staff would like a picture of you and the workspace you are utilizing while we are doing Continuous Learning. Don’t be afraid to make it fun! Have a pet that is keeping you on track while you work? Snap a picture! Have a ridiculous amount of books open on your desk? Snap a picture! Having to use an unconventional chair or desk? Snap a picture! The more photos the yearbook staff can collect, the better our yearbook will be! Submit your photos (or questions) to yearbook@gisthailand.org.

School Uniforms at the Tiger Shop | uniformshop@gisthailand.org
School polos and PE uniforms are available at the Tiger Shop every Monday from 2:00-4:00 pm. Get your uniforms to be ready for on-campus activities. 

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 on Monday morning. Live session classes are Monday to Thursday afternoons. Attendance will be taken in Advisory and all live session classes. Please email attendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence during CL and on campus classes. See PSMO Handbook for more info on attendance.

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? 

Back to School Website & Email | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Please see THIS LINK for class syllabi and to watch welcome videos from teachers. Use the navigation tabs at the top, by subject. Please see Ms. Randolph email from August 13 with other important information.


Parent Resource Page | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
The Spiritual Life Department wants to come alongside and help fuel discipleship that is happening at home. We’ve created a site with 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!

We’re Here for You | spirituallife@gisthailand.org  
We know that parenting is hard! If you ever need prayer or would like to process with someone about your student, please feel free to reach out to us in the Spiritual Life Department. We are committed to loving and serving our families and students in whatever way we can! 


This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org
If you’re new or just need a refresher, Grace Athletics has a partnership with Nic’s Restaurant and Playground on Night Safari Road. Every first Monday and Tuesday of the month, if you order to dine in or take away, and tell them you’re with Grace, not only will they give 25% of proceeds back to Grace Athletics, but they also give away a free drink.

Next week (Monday, Sept. 6 and Tuesday, Sept. 7) every Grace guest will receive a FREE Mango-mint Smoothie with their orders! 


On 24 August, the US Consulate, Chiang Mai, Regional Security Officer (RSO) and his assistant visited our campus. The meeting was held with the Superintendent, Chief Operations Officer and the Facilities Director. The new RSO was interested in the security practices and the protection of the students and staff here on campus. The Superintendent provided an overview of the school and the future of the campus. The Facilities Director led a tour around the campus and showed them all of the security measures being implemented on campus.  In the future the local US Consulate will provide security assessments of our campus and assist in future funding opportunities for the school.


(Please see last week’s Roar)