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9 Jan 2020


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*New* Influenza Season Awareness | nurse@gisthailand.org
There have already been two reported cases of students with Influenza A at school. Extra precautions will be taken in cleaning classrooms and reminding students to help prevent the spread of disease by practicing good hand washing. You also can help us by keeping sick children at home. 

A cold or flu spreads most easily during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until the fever has been 100 degrees Fahrenheit ( 37.8 degrees Celsius ) or lower for 24 hours.

Parents are asked to notify GIS Health Services if their child has been diagnosed with a communicable disease. The student will be excluded from attending classes until he/she is symptom-free and presents a medical report stating the diagnosis, treatment, and clearance from the physician that the student is free from communicable disease and able to return to classes.  GIS communicable disease policy

Thank you in advance for helping make this year at GIS as healthy as possible.

*New* Lunch Menu | foodservices.director@gisthailand.org
The kitchen staff are eager to serve warm, delicious meals to the school once again. You can see what’s on the menu here.

*New* Medical Resources | nurse@gisthailand.org
The school nurses have put together this document for parents to know what’s available in the community as you provide care for your family. The document have always been on the school’s health web page (Medical and Dental Care in Chiang Mai), but here is the direct link to the Google document. If you have questions or recommendations, feel free to share them with the nurses.

*New* Admin Building: Out to Lunch | dso@gisthailand.org
Effective immediately, the following offices in the Administration Building will close for lunch from 12:15- 1:00 PM. Affected offices are: Reception, Admissions, Registrar, Finance, Communications, Korean, Nurse, Ed Support, and Thai/Visa Office.  Appointments can be requested during those times through the various offices.  Extensions Services Division will be opened using the back door.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Semester 2 (Quarter 3) Tuition and Lunch Fees Due | finance@gisthailand.org
The finance office would like to remind families that Semester 2 (Quarter 3) tuition and lunch fees are due on January 15. For those students taking school lunch, the amount due includes prorated lunch fees for Semester 1 covering the period January 7-24.

Please pay on time to avoid potential late fees. Feel free to contact the finance office if you have any questions.

Vaccination Available Jan 28 nurse@gisthailand.org   
GIS Nurse Office is able to offer monthly vaccination services in partnership with a local Thai doctor. Visit the Health Services website for complete information and forms. Please note completed payment at the Nurses Office confirms a vaccination appointment. It requires at least 2 days to process the information before the appointment.

SECONDARY

*New* End of Semester 1/Q2 & Exam Schedule | secprincipal@gisthailand.org
Due to the delayed start of the school year, this year Semester 1 will end on Friday, January 24. Final exams will be Jan. 21-24. 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.)

Notes:

  1. All secondary students (7-12) are required to leave campus after finals/classes are completed for that day at 11:30am.
  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.

*New* Grade Check This Friday | counselor@gisthailand.org
This Friday is an eligibility grade check for all students in grades 7-12. A student may be ineligible if he/she has 2 grades below a 70 or 1 below 60. Ineligibility affects any extracurricular GIS activity.

ATHLETICS

This week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Thursday, Jan. 8

⚽️ U14 Boys vs. Varee @ Grace 4:00pm

⚽️ U14 Girls vs. Varee @ Grace 4:00pm

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


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