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31 Aug 2020

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Elementary After School Clubs | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Elementary clubs are offered to 3rd-6th graders.  A registration form will be e-mailed to parents on Tuesday, September 1. Clubs begin on Wednesday, September 9.


Mask Straps | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Navy blue mask straps were handed out to students during Tutorial on 25th August. These are complimentary of the school to help prevent the loss of masks and to encourage students to wear them as they are more accessible. They are not mandatory but definitely very encouraged! After all, it is the latest mask fashion!

Reminder: Secondary Programs | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
See this page on the parent’s website regarding the purpose of Advisory, Tutorial, and Homeroom. 

Arriving Late/Tardy | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
See Secondary PSMO 2020-2021 for more details.

  • Students need to check-in at the Secondary Office to be signed in and given a note to class. 
  • An excused tardy will require communication by a phone call or email (see “Reporting an Absence” for contact information).
  • Students more than 20 minutes late to a class, will be marked as absent.

Chapel | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Last Friday, we officially started chapel. But, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will have a chapel rotation in order to be physically distanced. One week Chapel A will go into the cafeteria for chapel, while Chapel B students will have a study hall in their Class 3. Next week, Chapel B students will go to the cafeteria for chapel, while Chapel A students will have a study hall in their Class 3. 

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org 

  • Day A – All grades will be focusing on developing a growth mindset.
  • Day E – Grades 7 & 8 will finish their focus on growth mindsets while Grades 9-12 will focus on a topic that their Advisor chooses.

Bell Schedule Change | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Secondary is changing its bell schedule so that students and staff are able to eat lunch together without splitting into Lunch A & Lunch B. Here is the revised schedule and this will go into effect, starting Monday, August 24th.

Standardized Testing At GIS 2020-2021 | counselor@gisthailand.org
The following are the dates, as best as we know now, on which standardized tests will be proctored at the GIS campus. Testing at GIS is not available to students who are not enrolled in physical classes on the campus. AP testing is available only to students enrolled in the GIS AP class or the GIS Online Learning Lab class for the specific AP class. These dates can be viewed on the GIS Events Calendar and Secondary-only calendar.

  • October 3: SAT
  • October 23: PSAT 8
  • February 26: PSAT 10
  • May 3-14: AP Tests
  • May 8: SAT

School Aides (Substitutes) Wanted | jakhtar@gisthailand.org1
Secondary is looking for substitute teachers.  If you have been a substitute in the past and would like to remain on our list, please contact the Substitute Coordinator, Jennifer Akhtar, at jakhtar@gisthailand.org

How to Report Absences | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
If a student is absent, a parent/guardian is expected to contact the office between 7:45 and 8:15 a.m. on the day of the absence.

See Secondary PSMO 2020-21 for more details.

Unreported Absences. All absences not reported by 8:15 am on the day your child is absent, will be unexcused. Unexcused absences may impact credits received. 

Planned Absences. Students planning to be absent 2+ days are to complete the Planned Absence Request Form, at least a week in advance.

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

  • September 7-11: Yearbook Photos
  • September 11: Grade Check
  • September 12-13: Family Home Weekend (no Homework)
  • September 16: Worship Night


This week in athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org (The dates below have been updated.)

Monday, Aug. 31 

  • Boys Soccer vs. Hang Dong @ Grace 4:30pm

Tuesday, Sept. 1

  • JV Boys Soccer vs. Hang Dong @ Grace 4:30pm

Wednesday, Sept. 2

  • U14 Basketball “Rec League” @ Grace 4:30pm

Thursday, Sept. 3

  • U12 Basketball “Rec League” @ Grace 4:30pm
  • Boys Volleyball vs. Suan Bun @ Suan Bun 4:00pm
  • Boys Soccer vs.  Staff @ Grace 4:00pm

Friday, Sept. 4

  • Girls Volleyball vs. Staff @ Grace 4:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 5

  • Rec League Soccer @ Grace 10:00am

For more information, please check out our website athletics.gisthailand.org