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7 Dec 2020

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Food and Drinks for Staff Christmas Party | psc.representatives@gisthailand.org

PSC would like to bless the staff during this season by providing foods and drinks at their Christmas party. Families can show their appreciation by donating some needed items. We need all items by 11:00 AM on Dec. 17 delivered in the LOFT.  Please see the list and sign-up on this Google Sheet.

2021-22 Re-enrollment Registration | registrar@gisthailand.org

The google registration form will be sent out this week. Please make sure to fill out the form even if your child/children will not be returning for the next school year. If you have any questions, please contact registrar@gisthailand.org. 

2021-22 Re-enrollment Physical Exams | nurse@gisthailand.org

Physical exam forms are available here and will be on the re-enrollment Google form. Please note, we will not be able to do any physical exams at our January vaccine clinic this year. If your child has asthma or a life-threatening allergy, please have a physician review the allergy and/or asthma action plan at the same time as their physical exam. You will receive an email reminder if your student is due for TB testing this year. Please return completed forms to Health Services by January 29th. 

Contact Tracing | cmt@gisthailand.org

If you have visited a place of potential COVID exposure, you can complete this form to notify the provincial health department. If you would like to be notified by the health department of future potential COVID exposure, please scan in with the Thai Chana QR app or sign in on paper with your phone number when entering shops, restaurants, etc.



Advent Podcast | jkamphausen@gisthailand.org

We want to invite you to continue listening or catch up with our Advent Podcast! Our theme this year is “Present” and we have been hearing stories from students and staff about how Jesus is present in their lives but also how He has been a gift to them. You can find the link to the podcast HERE and listen on your preferred podcast platform. 

The Blessing Directive Christmas Party | jmeckfessel@gisthailand.org 

This Wednesday, December 9th from 4:00-6:00pm, The Blessing Directive will be throwing a Christmas Party for Hope House (a dormitory ministry). We are inviting secondary students to sign up and come help us serve! Songthaew transportation from the school will be available for the secondary students. Students will need to sign up and bring 100 baht to help provide pizza for the Hope House kids. Your secondary student can sign up HERE.



Elementary Important Dates in December | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

December 10 & 11 – NO School
December 15 – Christmas Program for Parents (see below for details)
December 16 – Christmas Festival (for students)
December 17 & 18 Early Dismissal @ 11:30
December 19 – January 5 – No School (Christmas Break)

Elementary Christmas Concert | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Parents are invited to attend a Christmas Concert performed by our elementary students on Tuesday, December 15 at 8:20 a.m. in the cafeteria.  Due to COVID socially distancing regulations and space limitations, students will be coming to the cafeteria only for their performances.  This concert should be approximately one hour long.  Remember to sign in at the guard shack (gate entrance is for students only) and wear a mask for entry to campus.  Individual class performances will be recorded.


December Dress-Up Days | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

We are so happy to see so many of our students getting into the Christmas spirit and wearing their favorite Christmas hat, headband or Christmas socks to school.  We’ll continue this for the rest of the month.


December Tiger Pride Day | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Our Tiger Pride Dress-Up day for the month of December will be Wednesday, December 16.  If they want, students can come to school dressed in Christmas colors.  This dress-up is optional.



Reminder: Cold Weather & Outerwear | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

As the weather gets cooler in the mornings, please remember that the GIS dress code applies to outwear. Please refer to the PSMO Handbook for more information. 

Reminder: Holiday on December 10th and 11th | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

December 10th and 11th will be a Holiday, no school.


Reminder: All Day on December 14th | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Monday, December 14th is an All Day and there will be a Homeroomon that Monday, and all 7 classes. Each class will be 47 minutes long. School day start and end times will not change. 


Senior Yearbook Tributes | yearbook@gisthailand.org

Would you like to honor a 2020-21 senior (G12) in the Yearbook? Find information here.  


End of Semester 1/Q2 & Exam Schedule | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

The schedule can be accessed on the Secondary calendar here. (FYI from the PSMO Handbook: Semester exams for grade 9-12 students or students taking a grade 9-12 level course are given at the end of each semester according to the schedule determined by the Principal (typically the last 4 days).  Courses in the following areas will have semester final examinations: English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Foreign Language, and Religious Studies. Other courses may or may not include final semester exams.)


  1. All secondary students (7-12) are required to leave campus after finals/classes are completed for that day at 11:30 am.
  2. All Secondary students (grades 7-12) are required to wear school uniforms during finals week. 
  3. In most courses for grades 9-12, as indicated in the PSMO Handbook, an exam will be given at the end of each semester. If a student does not have a final exam in their class(es), they do not need to come to school.
  4. Grades 7 & 8 will run a block class schedule that follows the exam schedule on the calendar. 

If, due to transportation issues, a student needs to be at school but doesn’t have a final (G 9-12), they are permitted to study in provided classrooms.


G12 Weekly Academic Counselor Update | counselor@gisthailand.org

Seniors (G12) receive the Weekly Academic Counselor Update via Google Classroom on Monday mornings. Please encourage your senior to look at the Update or share it with you as it has NEW information each week about scholarships, applicant portals, deadlines, financial aid, webinars, sending transcripts, letters of recommendations, and more.


This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

Day E(Monday) – Grades 7-12 will have a Relational time with their Advisor.

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

  • December 10-11: No School
  • December 14: All 7 classes
  • December 15-18: End of Semester schedule (see above)
  • December 19- January 5: Christmas Break!
  • January 6: Quarter 3 Starts



This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, Dec. 7

🥤Nic’s Night — with every purchase, you get a FREE smoothie of your choice!

🏀 JV Girls Basketball vs. Satit CMU @ Satit CMU high school 4:00pm

🏀 V.Boys Basketball vs. Rajabhat University @ Rahabhat University 5:30pm


Tuesday, Dec. 8

🥤Nic’s Night — with every purchase, you get a FREE smoothie of your choice!

🏀JV Girls Basketball vs. PTIS @ PTIS 4:00pm

🏀 JV Boys Basketball vs. Satit CMU @ Satit CMU high school 4:00pm


Wednesday, Dec. 9

🏃🏽 XC Invitational Meet @ GIS 2:00pm

Before travelling to other schools, please refer to this document for all Covid guidelines

For more information, please visit our website athletics.gisthailand.org