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7 April 2020


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GENERAL

GIS Library | library@gisthailand.org

At this point, we will NOT be asking you to return your library books. Please keep them unwrinkled, safe, and dry. We will communicate information about returns after April break. 

Do you need an audio book, ebook, or online encyclopedia during these days of social distancing? Please, check out these resources:

  • GIS Catalog Access research tools using WebPath Express. (If you have issues logging in, please email: library@gisthailand.org)
  • For elementary readers, we have Tumble Book Library, an excellent place to find read-alongs, videos, games, ebooks, etc.  – Username: graceis – Password: books
  • For encyclopedia access for all ages, go to: World Book Online

Username: grace11  – Password: international

  • For secondary students, use GALE In Context database to find full-text articles from magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, etc. 

Institution: Grace International School  – Password: international

Other free resources that are worth exploring: 

  • Amazon is allowing FREE access to Audible audiobooks. 
  • Click HERE, then click on TeenBookCloud. This will give you & your teenagers online access to novels, graphic novels, etc. 

2020-21 Invoices Ready | finance@gisthailand.org

The finance office has sent out invoices for tuition and fees for the 2020-21 school year. Please review your invoice and let the finance team know if you have any questions about your bill. If your child(ren) normally receive(s) a student visa through the school, you will need to pay the outstanding balance of tuition and capitalization fees for the full year up front and submit your payment receipt to the GIS visa department to begin the application process. Thank you for your partnership with the school!

COVID-19 Family Resources | dsa.office@gisthailand.org
Parents, here are some resource links for helping to manage your students’ feelings, fears, and worries about COVID-19.

Our school-wide counselor is available to help your family/student navigate this process. Please feel free to email: schoolwidecounselor@gisthailand.org

SECONDARY

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 7th graders.

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

  • TBD: Incoming Grade 7 Orientation – keep looking here for a new date after the April Break.
  • April 13-17: April Break – no continuous learning online this week!

Continuous Learning Parent Q&A Zoom – Thursday Evening, April 9
Mark your calendars!  This Thursday evening, we will have sessions for parents who have questions about educating your children at home.  Perhaps you need some organizing strategies. Maybe ideas for filling the extra time you may have. Or maybe you just feel overwhelmed and need to hear how other people are getting along.  Come Zoom with us! (https://zoom.us/j/864362715)

  • 6:30pm – 7:00pm – General Session
  • 7:00pm – 7:30pm – Korean Session
  • 7:00pm – 7:30pm – Thai Session

Take Advantage of Your Complimentary Subscription to RightNow Media as a GIS Family!   

  • As a perk of being part of the GIS community, you have access to our subscription to RightNow Media. If you’d like to sign up for your complimentary subscription to stream great Christian kids content or exclusive Bible studies with Francis Chan or Dr. Henry Cloud, please send your email address to the GIS Spiritual Life Office to receive your free sign in link!

Online GIS Community Prayer Meeting–Every Monday Night During School Closure–7:00-7:30pm

  • Jeff Kamphausen, GIS Spiritual Life Director,  will be hosting a community-wide online prayer gathering for 30 minutes to pray for the needs of our community and world as we continue to battle the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. To join the meeting or add it to your Google Calendar, please click the link listed below…
  • You’ll have an opportunity to share prayer requests via the chat feature in the Zoom interface as well as pray live online with Jeff following a template that you can use with your family at home or with other groups you might like to pray with online.
  • Join Zoom the GIS Online Community-Wide Prayer Meeting!
  • Click or copy the link on the line below to join the prayer meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/464733642
Meeting ID: 464 733 642