Weekly Roar

7 Mar 2022

GENERAL

COVID Reminders | cmt@gisthailand.org
At the end of March break, each student, school aide and staff member will need to submit picture proof of a negative ATK test before returning to campus. COVID FAQs can be found here.

Exposure Policy:

Vaccine Clinic | nurse@gisthailand.org
Our next (non-COVID) vaccine clinic  will be on Tuesday, March 29, 3:15-4pm in the Nurse’s Office. Please sign up here and pay via bank transfer or in our office by Friday, March 25 at noon.

Notes from Community Forum Feb 9, 2022 | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org
Thank you for your participation in the recent Community Conversation with the Superintendent on Feb 9. Please find the notes and recording link from the meeting HERE.

Parent ID | communications@gisthailand.org
The Parent IDs are ready to be picked up. If you have taken your picture for the parent ID, you can come and pick up your card at the communications office during working hours. If you have not taken your picture and wish to receive a parent ID, please come to get your picture taken at the communications office.

Teacher Aide | recruit@gisthailand.org 
We are looking for three Teacher Aides for our Elementary Department in grades K-1st, 2nd – 3rd, and 4th -6th. If you are interested in becoming one, don’t hesitate to contact recruit@gisthailand.org for more information.

Belonging Climate Survey⼁ds.office@gisthailand.org
Thank you for taking the time to take this survey and for showing your support through your responses. We have had upwards of 500 responses, which includes responses in the English, Korean, Mandarin, and Thai language forms. 

We have more than 200 responses from secondary and Grade 6 students, which is a truly amazing turnout. The remaining responses are about evenly split between staff (Thai and Non-Thai), Parents, and Alumni. 

We are going to have the data analyzed by three different parties. One is an external, consulting firm that will create a detailed summary and analysis. We have a previous member of the community who specializes in data analysis who will create a summary report based on macro trends. And finally, we have someone who is currently a member of the community, who also specializes in data analysis, who will create a detailed report that accounts for trends that would be much more clear to someone who is a part of the community rather than an external team. 

We plan to have a summary to share with all of you by the end of the week of March 14th. Our leadership team will then meet to determine and communicate the next steps in this initiative.

ELEMENTARY

3rd Quarter Grades | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
3rd quarter grades will be sent out during the week March 14 – 18.

Late Arrival Reminder | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
If your child will be late to school for any reason, they must be signed in at the elementary office by parent, guardian or older sibling.  

SECONDARY

March Break | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
March Break is from March 7-11. There is no school or after school clubs this week. Enjoy your break!

Returning to Campuscmt@gisthailand.org
Please see COVID reminder (above) about submitting your students’ ATK test before returning to campus.

Upcoming Dates
March 2-11 – March Break
March 15 – Art Club
March 18 – Eligibility Grade Check
Speech & Debate Society
March 26 – Speech & Debate Society: IntraSchool Scrimmage

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Free Access to Axis  | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
As a perk of being in the GIS community, you can have access to our Axis account. Axis has created a lot of great content geared towards helping teenagers navigate difficult subjects from pornography to gender identity. You can login to Axis by clicking HERE . Select “Already Done This” (see photo below) and use the following credentials: 

Login ID: finance@gisthailand.org

Password: Axis21-22!

Spiritual Life Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
This week’s episode (released on Friday, Mar. 4) is a conversation about mourning and celebration. Available wherever you listen to podcasts by searching “Getting There with Jack and Madde.”

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org
Happy March break friends! There are lots of tryouts happening the week we get back from break, so for those of you who like to plan ahead, here’s the schedule for this week and next!

Monday, March 7
NIC’S Night! Located on Night Safari Road, the restaurant has partnered with us – for every first Monday and Tuesday of the month, every Grace guest will get a free drink (this week it’s FREE Kombucha) and 25% percent of proceeds will be donated back to Athletics. Just let them know you’re with Grace!

Tuesday, March 8
NIC’S Night! FREE Kombucha for every Grace guest!

NEXT WEEK
Monday, March 14
🏐   JV Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ 3:30pm
🏐   JV Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ 3:30pm
🏐   V. Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ 3:30pm
🏐   V. Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ 3:30pm
🏊🏽‍♀️   Senior Swim Tryouts @ Kad Farang Pool 4:00pm

Tuesday, March 15
🏐   U14 Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ 3:30pm
🏐   U14 Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ 3:30pm
🏐   JV Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ 3:30pm
🏐   V. Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ 3:30pm
🏐   V. Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ 3:30pm
🏊🏽‍♀️   Senior Swim Tryouts @ Kad Farang Pool 4:00pm

Wednesday, March 16
🏐   U14 Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ 3:30pm
🏐   U14 Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ 3:30pm

Thursday, March 17
🏐   JV Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ 3:30pm

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