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7 Sept 2020


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GENERAL

Vaccine Clinic | nurse@gisthailand.org
Our September 22 vaccine clinic is full. If you want to get a vaccine, please sign up here for our October 27th clinic.

Dengue and Chikungunya Prevention | nurse@gisthailand.org
Rainy season=mosquito-borne diseases season! Our GIS prevention policy includes a monthly spray of campus, Abate Sand Granules placed in puddles of water to kill larvae, and mosquito repellent devices are placed in many bathrooms. As an additional precaution, consider the use of mosquito repellent. Dengue signs and symptoms include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle/joint pains, and a characteristic rash to the face and/or arms. Chikungunya signs and symptoms include severe joint pain and a rash to the torso and/or arms. Due to the increased risk for bleeding, we recommend not taking ibuprofen or naproxen until Dengue is ruled out. Please notify Health Services if your student is diagnosed with any mosquito-borne disease.

Conjunctivitis | nurse@gisthailand.org
Recently we have seen several cases of conjunctivitis or pinkeye. Because it can be very contagious, please keep your student home from school if they are experiencing redness, drainage, and/or itchiness in one or both eyes.

ELEMENTARY

Elementary Dress-Up Day | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
“Uniform Free Day!”  Elementary will show our Tiger Pride this year by having a monthly dress-up day.  This month’s Tiger Pride Day will be Thursday, September 17 and students are encouraged to come to school wearing their normal (non-uniform) clothes/shoes.  (no spaghetti straps or short shorts/skirts, please) We will have plenty of opportunities to dress up in costumes later in the year.  Please note, this is not mandatory, if your child would like to wear their uniform to school that day, they are free to do so. This is for elementary students only, secondary is NOT participating.

SECONDARY

Reminder: Grade Check | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Grade check will be on September 11th. This grade check will determine academic eligibility for Secondary students who are participating in extracurricular activities, such as athletics and after school activities. Please see the PSMO Handbook for more information.

Extracurricular Clubs | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Some after school clubs have started up again. Art Club, Speech and Debate Club, and Student Council are now meeting after school. Find dates and times on the Secondary Events Calendar

Substitutes (School Aides) Wanted | jakhtar@gisthailand.org
Secondary is looking for Substitute Teachers.  We will be hosting a short training session in September for those who are interested and want to know more about this role.  If you have an interest in serving as a Substitute Teacher for grades 7-12, please contact the Substitute Coordinator, Jennifer Akhtar, at jakhtar@gisthailand.org.

Family Home Weekend | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
The weekend of September 12 & 13 is a Family Home Weekend. No homework will be given by teachers over this weekend (AP classes do not apply, though a reduction of work can be expected).

Worship Night | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
On September 16, we’ll be having our first worship night of the year! Come join us for a night of drawing closer to God through worship and prayer from 7:00-8:30pm in the cafeteria. We will also get a chance to hear from our new Student Ministries Coordinator, Jack Meckfessel! See you there.

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org    

  • Day A – Grades 7 & 8 will finish their focus on growth mindsets while Grades 9-12 will focus on a topic that their Advisor chooses.
  • Day E – Grades 7-12 will be discussing “hot topics” in their groups.

Preparing Gen Z Resource | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
See this article from Growing Leaders about how to prepare Gen Z for the new normal after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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

  • September 11: Eligibility Grade Check
  • September 12-13: Family Home Weekend (no HW)

September 16: Worship Night (see Spiritual Life section for more info)

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, Sept. 7

📸🏀 U14 Girls Basketball Team Picture (please wear PE uniforms and meet at the loft at 3:30pm)

📸⚽️ V. Boys Soccer Team Picture (please wear game day gear and meet at the loft at 3:30pm)

 

Tuesday, Sept. 8

📸🏀 U12 Girls Basketball Team Picture (please wear PE uniforms and meet at the loft at 3:30pm)

📸🏀 U14 Boys Basketball Team Picture (please wear PE uniforms and meet at the loft at 3:30pm)

📸🏐 V. Girls Volleyball Team Picture (please wear game day gear and meet at the loft at 3:30pm)

 

🏊🏼‍♀️ In House Swim Meet @ Kad Farang 4:00pm

🏀 U14 Boys Basketball vs. LIST @ Grace 4:00pm

⚽️ JV Boys Soccer (7 a side) vs. Vachiralai @ Grace 4:00pm

 

Wednesday,Sept. 9

🏀 U14 Basketball Game Day @ Grace 3:45pm

 

Thursday, Sept. 10

📸🏊🏼‍♀️ Swim Team Team Picture (please wear swim shirts and meet at the loft at 3:30pm)

📸🏀 U12 Boys Basketball Team Picture (please wear PE uniforms and meet at the loft at 3:30pm)

📸⚽️ JV Girls Soccer Team Picture (please wear game day gear and meet at the loft at 3:30pm)

📸⚽️ V. Girls Soccer Team Picture (please wear game day gear and meet at the loft at 3:40pm)

 

🏀 U12 Basketball Game Day @ Grace 4:00pm

⚽️ V. Boys Soccer vs. Sanpatong @ Grace 4:30pm

🏐 V. Boys Volleyball vs. Debsirin @ Grace 4:30pm

🏐 V. Girls Volleyball vs. Debsirin @ Grace 4:30pm

 

Friday, Sept. 11

📸🏐 V. Boys Volleyball Team Picture (please wear game day gear and meet at the loft at 3:30pm)

📸⚽️ JV Boys Soccer Team Picture (please wear game day gear and meet at the loft at 3:30pm)

⚽️ V. Girls Soccer vs. Vachiralai @ Grace 4:00pm

🏊🏼‍♀️ Swim Team Water Polo Match vs. Staff and Parents “The swim team would like to challenge any willing or daring adult staff, faculty or parents to a waterpolo match against the swim team on Friday, September 11 at 4p.m. The match will take place at Kad Farang pool from 4-5p.m.  We would love to have anyone who would like to encourage our team to come and cheer as well as anyone who is up for the challenge to compete against our swimmers.” If you’re interested in competing against our swimmers, please email Coach Bethany Mowad at bethanymowad4@gmail.com

 

Saturday, Sept. 12

NO Rec League due to Family Home Weekend

 

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