Weekly Roar

8 August 2022

🚨 (ACTION NEEDED)

Communication’s Personal Data Usage Acknowledgement Form | communications@gisthailand.org
The Communications Department is committed to serving the school community through managing and overseeing various forms of communication in compliance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2019 effective on 1 June 2022. Please read and sign the following form before August 19. Please note, this is mandatory for school photos.

Form: https://forms.gle/pVCxhxHDBP8e6yWp6 

Media Permission Form | communications@gisthailand.org
Grace International School respects the privacy of families and students. The usage of media at Grace is primarily to promote the school on our social platforms. If you wish to not grant permission for staff and relevant divisions to NOT use the media of your child on our public platforms, please fill in this form by August 22, 2022: https://forms.gle/Kit18YW9NFWcTUSE9 

GENERAL

Parent ID Card | communications@gisthailand.org
Parent ID cards are ready to be picked up at the communications office for parents who have already taken their picture with us. If you have not yet taken your picture and would like to receive a Parent ID card, please come to the communications office during working hours to process your card.

Uniform Shop Opening Hours for 22-23 School Year | uniformshop@gisthailand.org
For this school year, the Tiger Shop’s opening hours have changed to be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

  • On Mondays and Fridays, in the morning from 8-9 am and in the afternoon from 3-4 pm.
  • On Wednesdays, in the morning from 9.15-10 am and in the afternoon from 3-4pm.

ELEMENTARY

If you have questions regarding Elementary, please contact elementary.office@gisthailand.org

We are looking forward to a great year here in Elementary!

Welcome Letter | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
An introductory letter full of information was sent to all our parents last week.  In it you’ll find information regarding the first days of school, drop-off/pick-up, dress code, and much more.

Transportation Form | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
If you haven’t already done so, please fill out this Transportation Form so that we know how your child will get home at the end of the school day.  Thank you!

Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
There will be NO Open House for elementary students/parents prior to the beginning of school this year.  Teachers will be emailing or sending home grade level information.  If you’d like to meet with your child’s teacher, please contact them directly. 

Elementary Yearbook for sale | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Purchase your copy of the 2021-2022 Elementary Yearbook in the elementary office for 400 baht. Cash only, please.

School Aides Needed | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
We need your help!  If you’d like to volunteer as a school aide to be a recess monitor or a substitute teacher, please contact Khun Na in the elementary office at rtisdale@gisthailand.org.  If you’d like to help in a classroom, please contact the teacher and coordinate a day/time first, then fill out a School Aide Assignment Form from the office. 

 Upcoming Dates to Remember | elementary.office@gisthailand.org

No School – Friday, August 12

No School – Thursday, September 15 & Friday, September 16 (Parent Teacher Conferences)

SECONDARY

If you have questions regarding Secondary, please contact secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year at GIS! We are SO excited to see you soon!

New Student Welcome |  secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Monday, August 8 9:30-11:00 AM 

  • New Students will need to meet at the Secondary Office for a ‘Welcome to Secondary’ orientation! While New to GIS parents/guardians are attending the New Family Welcome, students will meet their ‘Buddy’ (returning Grace secondary students), get their Chromebooks, learn to login and use Google Classroom, hear about extracurricular activities, GIS policies, the first day of school, have a tour of the campus, and get questions answered!
  • All New Students should have received an invitation by email from Ms. Spohnhauer in their Grace/Personal email. If you did not receive it, please contact Secondary!

First Day of School |  secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Wednesday, August 10  

  • 9:30 AM: Campus Gate Opens… students will go directly to the Cafeteria
  • 9:40 AM: Welcome Back to School Assembly (Cafeteria)
    • Get a copy of your schedule, meet teachers and GIS staff, be inspired and excited for a great school year!
    • It will be an ‘All Classes’ Day (Modified Schedule that will be shared at the Assembly)
    • Students will have 10-15 minutes after the Assembly to locate their lockers and transition to Class 1.
  • 3:15 PM: School is out!

Second Day of Schoolsecondary.office@gisthailand.org

Thursday, August 11  

  • 7:45 AM: 0 Period (High School Band or Choir) 
  • 8:10 AM: Classes Begin, starting with Tutorial then All Classes
    • It will be an ‘All Classes’ Day (Modified Schedule that will be shared)
  • 3:15 PM: School is out!

No School on Friday (Thai Holiday)

Friday, August 12 

Back-to-School Night for Parents/Guardians | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Thursday, August 18, 2022 6:30-8:00 PM

  • For an evening, follow your Secondary student’s class schedule, going from class to class, putting a name and a face to the teachers, hear about the curriculum, textbooks, homework, and expected outcomes; and be able to envision your student sitting in those classes during the school day. More information to come!

ATHLETICS

WELCOME BACK, TIGERS!

We can’t wait to kick off all things Athletics! This post is a bit lengthy, but it’s a reminder, refresher, info for new AND returning families, so please read through all of it! Let’s get started: 

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

First things first: CONNECT with us through:

Facebook: If you haven’t already, join our Facebook group for up to date information, fun pictures and more!

Website: Our website (athletics.gisthailand.org) is our official page where you can find coaches’ names and contact information, the athletics’ staff’s contact information, rules and regulations, which sports are offered in which season, directions to various arenas and schools, and more. Breaking news and urgent information will also be posted on the website (as well as here on FB). 

*All cancellations for tryouts/practices/games will be posted by 1:30pm the day of 

** We urge all families to read through our policies and sports overview pages as they will answer a lot of questions — i.e. what to wear to games and practices, conferences we’re a part of, what does “Travel team” mean, which age group category does my child fall under, AQI, etc.

Email: Our email (athletics@gisthailand.org) is a department wide email. If you have any questions or inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us — please keep in mind that your email will be read by ALL our office staff.

Instagram: Our IG (@gisathletics) is purely for FUN! Follow us for content of pictures, videos and throwbacks from our various sports seasons.

Calendar: Our “This Week in Athletics” is for events happening that week only. If you like planning ahead or seeing what’s coming up in the following weeks, you can find it on our website or add our Google calendar to yours! 

SEASON 1:

(Aug. – end of Oct./early Nov.)

These are the sports we offer for season 1. Swim tryouts are THIS week, all other sports will start NEXT week — specific dates can be found on our website and calendar!

  • Senior Cross Country 
  • Senior Swim Team
  • U12 & U14 Boys and Girls Basketball
  • JV & Varsity Boys and Girls Soccer 
  • Varsity Volleyball Boys and Girls Travel Team
  • Running Club (all ages)
  • Rec League (3rd-6th grade) Soccer (more info to come)

🚨(ACTION NEEDED) VARSITY ATHLETES:

If you’re planning/your student is planning to tryout for varsity sports during season 1, please fill out this form!

COACHES/VOLUNTEERS:
We would not be able to do what we do without the wonderful help of our coaches and volunteers. For season 1, we’re still looking for U12 and U14 girls basketball coaches and a coach for JV boys soccer. If you’re interested in volunteering, please email us at athletics@gisthailand.org!

JERSEYS:
This year we have a brand new (basketball, volleyball, soccer and cross country) jersey process. As soon as your JV and Varsity athletes make the team, we will be sending out a form to fill out for sizes, names, numbers, etc. All payment will need to be made to the Athletics Office/Box before players will receive their jerseys.

U8-U14 — as soon as your child makes the team, please buy uniforms at the Tiger shop. 

FAQs
Our website has an FAQs page but if you can’t find the answer to your question, you can email us or fill out this form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can! 

If you have any questions, please email us at athletics@gisthailand.org