Weekly Roar

7 Dec 2021


As of Tuesday, 12/7 at 8am, the CMT is aware of 0 positive PCRs currently among GIS students and staff.

Vaccine Info | nurse@gisthailand.org
If you would like your 12-18 year old student to get a Pfizer vaccine, please complete this Google form. HDE students 12+ years old should complete this Google form. We are not currently aware of any opportunities for students under age 12 to get vaccinated. We will let you know when opportunities become available.

Class Parents and Treasurer Needed | PSC
You may have wondered how to get more connected to other families and the school. PSC has opportunities for you! We’re partnering with Grace to launch Elementary Room Parents for each grade! The Elementary Room Parent serves as the classroom liaison between the teachers and the other classroom parents with the goal of helping to build and strengthen the community.  Another opportunity that is a crucial need for the PSC is Treasurer. This is not a laborious position and will serve as a vital connection between PSC and the GIS financial office. Read more about the PSC and these opportunities at https://www.gisthailand.org/serve-at-grace/psc/

Stock Clearance SALE | Communications
Are you looking to get some new shirts over the holidays? We have a 75% discount for our shirts from 200 to 50 Baht! 

  • White T-shirt (available in all sizes)
  • Pink T-shirt (available in sizes XL and XXL)
  • Brown T-shirt (available in size XXL only, 1 shirt left)
  • Grey T-shirt (available in size XXL only, 1 shirt left)

***Quantity is limited, so first-come-first-serve.
***Payment: Cash only. All purchases are final.
***Location: Communications Office, weekdays(excluding holidays) from 8 am – 4 pm.
***You can also reserve it here.


Planned Absence Request | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
If your child(ren) will be absent from school for more than two days, please submit a Planned Absence Request Form as soon as possible (at least one week prior to absence is preferable).

Upcoming Dates | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Monday, December 6 – No School
Friday, December 10 – No School
Friday, December 17 – Last day of school before Christmas break
Thursday, January 6 – First Day of Semester 2


PSAT 8 Testing: Friday, December 10<–is happening! | counselor@gisthailand.org
Grade 8 parents: On Friday, December 10 we will be proctoring the PSAT 8 test in the GIS Cafeteria–we have received all necessary permissions! 

When: Friday, 10 December @8:30am -12:30pm
Where: GIS Cafeteria

We understand that this is a No School day; but have found the best attendance for PSAT testing is having it on a NO school day. Testing will begin at 8:30 AM on that day, and we anticipate testing will be finished by 12:30 PM. An updated email was sent to parents last week with this information and resources.

Graduation Caps and Gowns Pick up and Pictures | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Attention Grade-12-student parents! Caps and gowns are here. Pick up and pictures will be taken on Wednesday morning. Pictures will be taken individually and be used to create the class picture. Please note that parents will not be allowed on campus. Details as follows:

  • Who: Full time Grade 12 students
  • When: Wednesday, 8 December
  • Time:     –   Letter of last name A – K @ 9:00-9:59am
                    –   Letter of last name L – Z @ 10:00-11:00am
  • Location: GIS Secondary Office
  • Rental Fee Due: 500 Baht <–nonrefundable, required or NO grad picture
  • What to wear: Normal clothing..the rental gown goes over the student’s clothing to take a picture. 

Final Reminder: December 17 Deadline: The Tan Chin Tuan Senior Excellence Scholarships for GIS 11th-grade Students |  counselor@gisthailand.org
11th-grade students and parents: The December 17, 8:00 AM deadline to have your application, supporting teacher recommendations, and parents’ financial information submitted is Friday, which is less than 10 days. Please remember that you are to give your recommenders at least one week from the time you submitted your application to complete their recommendations for you. 

Continuous Learning Continues for remainder of Semester  | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Teachers will have weekly checklists posted in their Google Classrooms by 9am this morning. No Advisory this week.  Live session classes this week are  Tuesday to Thursday afternoons for up to 40 minutes per session. 

Attendance | attendance@gisthailand.org
Please see COVID Management email sent on Wednesday, Dec 1 at 4pm for information if you plan to travel before December 17.

Attendance continues to be taken in all scheduled live classes. Please email attendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence during Continuous Learning including your child’s name, grade, and reason for absence.  See CL Handbook and PSMO Handbook for more info on attendance. 

Materials from Campus | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Secondary Students: If you need to come on campus to pick up necessary items from your locker, please reach out to secondary.office@gisthailand.org to schedule a time. Only the student will be allowed on campus. Please do not show up at the guardhouse unannounced. 

Upcoming Dates | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Thursday, December 9 – Eligibility Grade Check
Friday, December 10 – No School
Friday, December 17 – Last day of school before Christmas break
Thursday, January 6 – First Day of Semester 2


GIS Advent Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Listen along with our Advent Podcast! This podcast is student led and features students, staff, and other members of the GIS Community sharing about the hope we have in Jesus. Available anywhere you listen to podcasts by searching “GIS Advent Podcast.”

Spiritual Life Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Madde Mauck and Jack Meckfessel in the Spiritual Life Department are hosting a podcast called Getting There with Jack and Madde. This week’s episode (released on Friday, Dec. 3) is a conversation about our relationships with our parents. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Resources for Students’ Faith Journeys| spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We’ve made some guided reflections available to help students connect with Jesus. They can find these resources on our Spiritual Life Website under “Student Tools.”


This week in athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 6 & 7
Nic’s Night! Not only will a percentage of your bill go to Grace, with every order you also get a healthy, made to order, fresh pressed carrot juice!