06 December 2022

GENERAL

New Drop-Off Procedures | COO.Office@gisthailand.org
Thank you parents for your help as we began new drop-off procedures last week. Please remember to arrive on campus after 7:45 on M/T/Th/F and 9:15 on Wed to drop off your children. If you do come before then, you will have to wait outside our parking lot until we open the gate.

*Staff can continue to enter the parking lot before 7:45 on M/T/Th/F and 9:15 on Wed.

Thank you for your support and partnership as we improve our campus safety measures.

2023-24 Re-enrollment Registration | registrar@gisthailand.org
The google registration form will be sent out on January 4th, 2023. Please make sure to fill out the form even if your child/children will not be returning for the next school year. If you have any questions, please contact registrar@gisthailand.org.

2023-24 Student Re-enrollment | nurse@gisthailand.org

  • Medical records required for Re-enrollment are as follows:
    • Student Physical Examination Form within 3 months of the examination date.Here
    • The TB skin test or QFT is required every 3 years. TB skin test result form.

You will receive an email reminder if your children are due for TB testing this year.

  • If your children have life-threatening allergies, Asthma, or other Health accommodation needs. Please have your physician review the action plans at the same time as their physical examination.  

Life-Threatening Action plan.  
Asthma Action plan
GIS Health Accommodation Request Form

  • Please note that vaccination must be up-to-date at the time of re-enrollment.

    ***Please return the completed forms to Health Services via email or hard copy by January 31st.***

2023 Calendars | nfoitong@gisthailand.org (Tom)
The school’s 2023 desktop calendar is out! Each staff and family at Grace will receive one free calendar on December 13, 2022. Extra calendars are available to order for 100 Baht on a first come first serve basis. If you wish to order more calendars, please place your order in this form. We are accepting orders until December 9, 2022. Click here to view the 2023 desktop calendar.

Yard Sale Announcement | receptionist@gisthailand.org
The vendor spaces for the yard sale on January 14th, 2023 are now full. We will consider opening for extra spaces but we will not provide a tent for the extra spaces, you can bring your own tent or big umbrellas for shades.  If you are interested or know anyone interested, please contact Khun Aop (receptionist) at 052 088777. 

 

ELEMENTARY

Your’re Invited to our Christmas Program | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Tuesday, December 13, at 8:30 am, in lieu of our regular chapel service, our classes will be celebrating the season with a Christmas program for parents.  Please plan to join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

December Festive Wear | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
During the month of December, elementary students will be allowed (and are encouraged to) come to school wearing Christmas hats, glasses, headbands, and socks.  Normal school uniforms will be required with these Christmas accessories.  We will have a Christmas dress-up day on Friday, December 16.  Join us in celebrating the Christmas season! 

URGENT – Substitute Teachers Needed | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Do you find joy in working with children? You might be interested in serving with us as a substitute teacher. You don’t have to be a qualified teacher, you just need a willing heart. Please contact the elementary office if you are interested.  

Christmas Festival | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
During the morning of Friday, December 16, elementary will be having our annual Christmas Festival with fun activities and games for our students.  This is always a memorable day for our students but we can’t do it without your help.  We need parents to help at different stations and to walk students from place to place.  Please contact the elementary office if you are interested in helping.

December Days Off & Half Days | elementary.office@gisthailand.org

  • No School – Monday, December 5
  • No School – Monday, December 12
  • Early Dismissal @ 11:30 – Thursday, December 15 
  • Early Dismissal @ 11:30 – Friday, December 16

 

SECONDARY

Class of 2023 Photos in Caps & Gowns | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Who: Seniors (Class of 2023) in their Caps and Gowns
  • What: Class of 2023 Group and Individual Photos 
  • When: Wednesday, December 7 @ 8:15 AM
  • Where: GIS Secondary Courtyard (near the Gazebo)

Finals Week for Grades 7-12 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • December 13-16 will have a different bell schedule due to Finals for Grades 9-12 and Block Classes for Grades 7-8.
  • Please view our detailed Finals Week Schedule for more information.
  • If you have any questions or need clarification please contact us! 

Final Reminder: December 16 Deadline: Tan Chin Tuan Senior Excellence Scholarships for GIS Grade 11 Students | counselor@gisthailand.org 

  • Grade 11 students and parents: the December 16, 8 AM deadline to have your application, supporting teacher recommendations, and parents’ financial information submitted in two weeks!
  • Please remember that you had to give your teacher recommendations at least one week from the time you submitted your application to complete their recommendations for you.

Yearbook Senior Highlights | yearbook@gisthailand.org 

  • Calling all Senior parents, friends, relatives, dorms, and churches: the time has come to begin designing Senior Highlights!
  • Find all the information you need to know about purchasing space in the Yearbook as a Senior Ad or Highlight here! 

Band and Choir Concert for Grades 7-12 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

    • Friday, December 9 starting at 7 PM
  • Location: GIS Cafeteria

Upcoming Secondary Dates | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

    • Monday, December 5 No School
    • Tuesday, December 6 B Day
    • Wednesday, December 7 Late Start C Day
  • Class of 2023 Photos in Caps & Gowns @ 8:15 AM
    • Thursday, December 8 D Day
    • Friday, December 9 E Day 
      • 7 PM @ GIS Band and Choir Christmas Concert for Grades 7-12
    • Monday, December 12 No School
    • Tuesday, December 13 Finals/Classes 1 and 2 
      • Starting @ 8:10 AM
      • Dismissal @ 11:30 AM
    • Wednesday, December 14 Final/Class 3 
      • Starting @ 10 AM
      • Dismissal @ 11:30 AM
    • Thursday, December 15 Finals/Classes 4 and 5  
      • Starting @ 8:10 AM
      • Dismissal @ 11:30 AM
    • Friday, December 16 Finals/Classes 6 and 7
      • Starting @ 8:10 AM
      • Dismissal @ 11:30 AM
  • Optional Lunch and Christmas Chapel (Jingle Jangle Jamboree – see Spiritual Life section for more info!)



SPIRITUAL LIFE

Join the JINGLE JANGLE JAMBOREE!!, Dec. 16 — 12:15-1:15pm

  • We’re excited to announce the return of a long-time GIS tradition: an end-of-semester Christmas chapel celebration! The Jingle Jangle Jamboree will be AFTER the official school day ends, from 12:15-1:15pm in our cafeteria. However, if G7-12 students, parents, alumni and staff want to participate, you must reserve your spot HERE to attend. Students who sign up will be able to eat lunch (please bring 60 baht) in the cafeteria and reserve songtaow transportation (as needed for students–60 baht) for travel home after our Christmas celebration.

 

ATHLETICS

This week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, December 5
🥤Nic’s Night- Free smoothie for every Grace guest

Tuesday, December 6
🥤 Nic’s Night- Free smoothie for every Grace guest
⚽ U12 Boys Soccer vs NIS @ NIS 4:00pm
⚽ U14 Boys Soccer vs NIS @ GIS 4:00pm
⚽ U14 Girls Soccer vs NIS @ NIS 4:00pm
🏀 JV Boys Basketball vs Chakkham @ Chakkham 4:00pm
🏀 Varsity Boys Basketball vs AAA @ GIS 5:00pm
🏀 Varsity Girls Basketball vs Satit CMU @ GIS 6:00pm
❌ No-Practices for U8/U10

Thursday, December 8
🏀 JV Boys Basketball vs NIS @ GIS 4:00pm
🏀 JV Girls Basketball vs NIS @ NIS 4:00pm
🏀 Varsity Boys Basketball vs NIS @ GIS 5:00pm
🏀 Varsity Girls Basketball vs NIS @ NIS 5:00pm

Friday, December 9
⚽ U14 Boys Soccer vs CDSC @ GIS 4:00pm
⚽ U14 Girls Soccer vs CDSC @ GIS 4:00pm

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


28 November 2022

GENERAL

THIS SATURDAY ! ! ! See you @ 10am – 2pm at the world famous GIS Christmas Market! 

2023 Calendars | nfoitong@gisthailand.org (Tom)

The school’s 2023 desktop calendar is out! Each staff and family at Grace will receive one free calendar on December 13, 2022. Extra calendars are available to order for 100 Baht on a first come first serve basis. If you wish to order more calendars, please place your order in this form. We are accepting orders until December 9, 2022. Click here to view the 2023 desktop calendar.

Health Awareness | nurse@gisthailand.org
There have been reported cases of student sickness with respiratory symptoms at school. To help prevent the spread of disease, please keep sick children at home and follow: GIS Attendance Policy Related to Illness.

  • If you have Covid or flu-like symptoms, please stay home until symptoms have improved and you are fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications.
    • If you test positive with no symptoms, please wear a mask around others while monitoring symptoms
    • Masks should also be worn while recovering from illness if mild symptoms persist for the protection of others.
  • When students return to school after being out sick, please have them report to the nurses for assessment before returning to class.

 

ELEMENTARY

Tiger Pride Dress-Up Day | elementary.office@gisthailand.org

Elementary will be having a Tiger Pride Dress-up Day on Wednesday, November 30, to show our school spirit.  The theme will be MISMATCHED DAY!  On that day students are encouraged to dress mismatched.  If your child chooses not to participate in the Tiger Pride theme, they should come to school in their normal Grace uniform.

December Festive Wear | elementary.office@gisthailand.org

During the month of December, elementary students will be allowed (and are encouraged to) come to school wearing Christmas hats, glasses, headbands, and socks.  Normal school uniforms will be required with these Christmas accessories.  We will have a Christmas dress-up day later in the month (date to be determined).  Join us in celebrating the Christmas season! 

Substitute Teachers Needed | elementary.office@gisthailand.org

Do you find joy in working with children? You might be interested in serving with us as a substitute teacher. You don’t have to be a qualified teacher, you just need a willing heart. Please contact the elementary office if you are interested.  

December Days Off & Half Days | elementary.office@gisthailand.org

  • No School – Monday, December 5
  • No School – Monday, December 12
  • Early Dismissal @ 11:30 – Thursday, December 15 
  • Early Dismissal @ 11:30 – Friday, December 16

 

SECONDARY

PSAT for Grade 8 | counselor@gisthailand.org 

Mark your Calendars for PSAT testing for GIS and HDE students in Grade 8

  • Wednesday, November 30
  • Grade 8 students will need to come to campus by 8:15 AM for the morning of testing, instead of a normal Wednesday late arrival time.

Yearbook 2022-23 Pre-Order | yearbook@gisthailand.org 

  • Click here to Pre-Order (reserve) the Secondary 2022-2023 Yearbook – it will be ready in May! 

Yearbook Senior Highlights | yearbook@gisthailand.org 

    • Calling all Senior parents, friends, relatives, dorms, and churches: the time has come to begin designing Senior Highlights!
  • Find all the information you need to know about purchasing space in the Yearbook as a Senior Ad or Highlight here!

Band and Choir Concert for Grades 7-12 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

    • Friday, December 9 starting at 7 PM
  • Location: GIS Cafeteria 

Upcoming Secondary Dates | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

    • November 28 Grade Check (Eligibility)
    • November 30 PSAT for GIS Students in Grade 8
    • Week of December 5-9
      • December 5 No School
      • Tuesday (B Day), Wednesday (Late Start C Day), Thursday (D Day), Friday (E Day)
      • Friday, Dec 9 at 7 PM: Band and Choir Christmas Concert
  • December 12-16 Finals Week
    • Monday, December 12 No School
    • Tuesday, December 13 (Class 1 and 2 Finals from 8:10-11:30 AM)
    • Wednesday, December 14 (Class 3 Final from 10-11:30 AM)
    • Thursday, December 15 (Class 4 and 5 Finals from 8:10-11:30 AM)
    • Friday, December 16 (Class 6 and 7 Finals from 8:10-11:30 AM)
      • (Optional) Secondary Christmas Chapel after December 16 Finals

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Christmas Fireside Worship Night – Nov. 30, 6:15-8:00pm (lawn next to the Cafeteria–note earlier ending time!)

  • Join G7-12 students from GIS and around Chiang Mai to begin celebrating the season of Advent around a crackling fire with carols, testimonies and hot chocolate as we prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of Jesus this year.

 

Advent Podcast Series – 

Our Chapel Core Team students have reached out to both friends and family asking them to share how they have experienced God’s faithfulness towards them through the promises found in Scripture. Their answers have been recorded for our annual Advent Podcast, starting Nov. 27 through Dec. 18 as a means of preparing our hearts to celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. The podcast will be available through our Grace International School Podcast channel (Apple podcast or anchor.fm).

 

The Blessing Directive Christmas Party – Friday, Dec. 9th

  • For this particular visit to Hope House, Grace students will celebrate Christmas with the children residing at the school. We will enjoy a time of games, food, and gift-giving to share the love of Christ with one another. 

Night Bazaar EvangelismSaturday, Dec. 10th

  • This visit to Night Bazaar will be a chance for students to come alongside the staff members of Grace as they conversate with the tourists at the market and practice having faith-centered conversations. Students who are interested in practicing their ability to share their faith with others are invited to come and join us. 

Jingle Jangle Jamboree – end of year Christmas chapel celebration! 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5H2QuUiBdUAuNOSV0rb–2ZBDiW8BA4R5lKYLhG5pBAjLOQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Students need to sign up via this link in order to be able to eat in the cafeteria after finals, as well as giving us a head count. We are so excited!! 

 

ATHLETICS

This week in Athletics | Athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, November 28

🏃Senior XC CMAC Meet #1 @ PTIS 3:45pm


Tuesday, November 29

⚽U12 Boys Soccer vs Prem@ PTIS 4:00pm

⚽U14 Boys Soccer vs Prem @ PTIS 4:00pm

⚽U14 Girls Soccer vs Prem @ GIS 4:00pm


Thursday, December 1

🏀JV Boys Basketball vs Unity @ GIS 4:00pm

🏀JV Girls Basketball vs Unity @ UCIS 4:00pm

🏀Varsity Boys Basketball vs Unity @ GIS 4:00pm


21 November 2022

GENERAL

Christmas Market | 
It’s finally here! The 6th Annual GIS Christmas Market! Saturday, Dec 3rd 10am – 2pm. Bring your family, roommates, teammates, neighbors, friends & coworkers. Lunch, snacks, drinks & dessert vendors PLUS do your holiday shopping!

GIS Yard Sale | receptionist@gisthailand.org
Click here to view the details of the Yard Sale.

Update to Student Drop-Off Procedures  | COO.Office@gisthailand.org
You and your children’s safety is paramount to us, and we have decided to make a change in our drop-off procedures. Over the past few months, we have noticed that there have been over 250 students in front of the school gates before the school opens, and the large number of students is creating a safety concern for our school.
In summary, we are:

  • planning to open the school gates earlier, 7:45 am on M/T/Th/F and 9:15 on Wed.
  • asking parents to drop off students after 7:45 on M/T/Th/F and 9:15 on Wed.
  • providing a supervised holding area inside the gates for students to remain until Elementary & Secondary open at 7:55 on M/T/Th/F and 9:30 on Wed.
  • Since we cannot provide supervision before 7:45, we will be blocking off the road entrance of the drop-off loop near the Grace International School sign until 7:44 am M/T/Th/F and 9:14 am Wed.

We would ask parents to please not arrive earlier than 7:44 am M/T/Th/F and 9:14 am on Wednesday to eliminate a backup onto the road in front of the school.
This will be conducted on a trial basis, and we will closely monitor and evaluate the safest and most efficient way of receiving the students. To make this happen, we need parents to partner with us to make this plan successful.
There will be more information sent out this week on these new procedures starting on Tuesday, November 29.

ELEMENTARY

Tiger Pride Dress-Up Day | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary will be having a Tiger Pride Dress-up Day on Wednesday, November 30, to show our school spirit.  The theme will be MISMATCHED DAY!  On that day students are encouraged to dress mismatched.  If your child chooses not to participate in the Tiger Pride theme, they should come to school in their normal Grace uniform.

December Festive Wear | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
During the month of December, elementary students will be allowed (and are encouraged to) come to school wearing Christmas hats, glasses, headbands, and socks.  Normal school uniforms will be required with these Christmas accessories.  We will have a Christmas dress-up day later in the month (date to be determined).  Join us in celebrating the Christmas season! 

Upcoming Holidays | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
In honor of American Thanksgiving, there will be no school on Friday, November 25.

SECONDARY

Yearbook 2022-23 Pre-Order | yearbook@gisthailand.org 

  • Click here to Pre-Order (reserve) the Secondary 2022-2023 Yearbook – it will be ready in May! 

Yearbook Senior Highlights | yearbook@gisthailand.org 

  • Calling all Senior parents, friends, relatives, dorms, and churches: the time has come to begin designing Senior Highlights!
  • Find all the information you need to know about purchasing space in the Yearbook as a Senior Ad or Highlight here!

PSAT for Grade 8 | counselor@gisthailand.org 
Mark your Calendars for PSAT testing for GIS and HDE students in Grade 8

  • Wednesday, November 30 
  • Grade 8 students will need to come to campus by 8:15 AM for the morning of testing, instead of a normal Wednesday late arrival time.

Band and Choir Concert for Grades 7-12 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Friday, December 9 starting at 7 PM
  • Location: GIS Cafeteria

Upcoming Secondary Dates

    • November 21-24 will be a normal A B C D week with late start on Wednesday
    • November 25 No School (American Thanksgiving)
    • November 28 Grade Check (Eligibility)
    • November 30 PSAT for GIS Students in Grade 8
    • Week of December 5-9 
      • December 5 No School
      • Tuesday (B Day), Wednesday (Late Start C Day), Thursday (D Day), Friday (E Day)
      • Friday, Dec 9 at 7 PM: Band and Choir Christmas Concert
    • December 12-16 Finals Week
      • Monday, December 12 No School
      • Tuesday, December 13 (Class 1 and 2 Finals from 8:10-11:30 AM)
      • Wednesday, December 14 (Class 3 Final from 10-11:30 AM)
      • Thursday, December 15 (Class 4 and 5 Finals from 8:10-11:30 AM)
      • Friday, December 16 (Class 6 and 7 Finals from 8:10-11:30 AM)
  • (Optional) Secondary Christmas Chapel after December 16 Finals

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Christmas Fireside Worship Night – Nov. 30, 6:15-8:00pm (lawn next to the Cafeteria–note earlier ending time!)

  • Join G7-12 students from GIS and around Chiang Mai to begin celebrating the season of Advent around a crackling fire with carols, testimonies and hot chocolate as we prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of Jesus this year.

Advent Podcast Series – 

  • Our Chapel Core Team students have reached out to both friends and family asking them to share how they have experienced God’s faithfulness towards them through the promises found in Scripture. Their answers have been recorded for our annual Advent Podcast, starting Nov. 27 through Dec. 18 as a means of preparing our hearts to celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. The podcast will be available through our Grace International School Podcast channel (Apple podcast or anchor.fm).

 

Ministry Clubs – 

  • The Blessing Directive: Every other Friday afternoon a group of GIS students visits Hope House Children’s Home to spend time with the children residing there who are without or far away from their families. At TBD, GIS students join the children of Hope House in a time of fellowship, song & dance, games, and other group activities. TBD is a great opportunity for our students to demonstrate the love of Christ by offering their consistent presence in the lives of these children.

  • Night Bazaar Evangelism: GIS students will be visiting the Night Bazaar market on several occasions throughout the school year to practice having faith-based conversations with the people they come to meet. GIS staff will accompany our students allowing them to divide into small groups to approach tourists, initiate conversations, and share with them stories of how they have seen the evidence of God in their own lives. Students who have a heart for the unreached and want to develop their abilities of evangelism are encouraged to join us for NBE.

 

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, Nov. 21
🏀 V. Girls Basketball vs. Prince Royal College @ Prince Royal 4:30pm
🏀 V. Boys Basketball vs. Prince Royal College @ Prince Royal 5:30pm

Tuesday, Nov. 22
⚽️ U8/U10 CMAC Soccer Tournament #1 @ Prem 3:45pm
🏀 JV Girls Basketball vs. Prem @ Prem 4:00pm
🏀 JV Boys Basketball vs. Prem @ Grace 4:00pm
🏀 V. Boys Basketball vs. Prem @ Grace 4:00pm
🏀 V. Girls Basketball vs. Prem @ Prem 5:00pm

Thursday, Nov. 24
⚽️ U12 Boys Soccer vs. UCIS @ Grace 4:00pm
⚽️ U14 Boys Soccer vs. UCIS @ Grace 4:00pm

Friday, Nov. 25
🏀 ISB Basketball Invitational @ ISB, Bangkok

Saturday, Nov. 26
🏀 ISB Basketball Invitational @ ISB, Bangkok

For more information, early dismissal times, directions, etc. please check our website athletics.gisthailand.org

 


14 November 2022

GENERAL

GIS Yard Sale | 052-088-777
Click here to view the details of the Yard Sale.
 

ELEMENTARY

Tiger Pride Dress-Up Day | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary will be having a Tiger Pride Dress-up Day on Wednesday, November 30, to show our school spirit.  The theme will be MISMATCHED DAY!  On that day students are encouraged to dress mismatched.  If your child chooses not to participate in the Tiger Pride theme, they should come to school in their normal Grace uniform.

LIFT Week | mmauck@gisthailand.org
LIFT Week (Living In Faith Together) is a time set aside each year so that we can meet together for worship, hear from a special speaker, and our drama and puppet teams will perform as well.  Our LIFT Week chapel times are 8:20-9:05 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday this week.  Parents are welcome to come join us! If you have any questions, please direct them to Madde Mauck of the Spiritual Life Office. mmauck@gisthailand.org

Upcoming Holidays | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
There will be no school on Friday, November 25.

SECONDARY

Yearbook 2022-23 Pre-Order | yearbook@gisthailand.org 

  • Click here to Pre-Order (reserve) the Secondary 2022-2023 Yearbook – it will be ready in May!

Yearbook Senior Highlights | yearbook@gisthailand.org 

  • Calling all Senior parents, friends, relatives, dorms, and churches: the time has come to begin designing Senior Highlights!
  • Find all the information you need to know about purchasing space in the Yearbook as a Senior Ad or Highlight here!

“The Secret Garden” Semi-Formal  | gthomas@gisthailand.org 

  • StuCo (Student Council) will be hosting a Semi-Formal Dance for students in grades 9-12.
  • When: Saturday, November 19 from 7-11 PM
    • Students need to arrive by 8 PM and will not be allowed to re-enter if they leave early!
    • Location: Lanna Palace Hotel
  • For GIS students only (non-GIS dates/guests will be allowed for our Spring Formal)
  • Students are encouraged to come as friends (dates are not required): this is an optional and fun event for our High School students!
  • Ticket Sales will take place November 14-18 during lunch for 380 baht per person near the Ping Pong Tables in the Secondary Building
  • GIS Dress Code applies (under Special Events, Non-Uniform Days in the PSMO)
    • Dresses/tops for semi-formal and formal dances must have straps at least 3 cm wide
    • Dresses/tops are not to show cleavage
    • Clothing must not be see-through or have slits
    • Clothing may not be tight-fitting/body-forming/figure-hugging, must not reveal the midriff, and must cover at least the bottom half of the back
    • Shorts, skirts, & dresses should be at least mid-thigh in length when standing straight
    • Undergarments must not be visible
    • If students do not follow the above dress code, they will be asked to change in order to enter (parents called for a change of clothes or provided leggings/sweaters while “supplies” last)

PSAT for Grade 8 | counselor@gisthailand.org 
Mark your Calendars for PSAT testing for GIS and HDE students in Grade 8

  • Grade 8 students will take the PSAT 8 on Wednesday, November 30, 2022
  • Grade 8 students will need to come to campus by 8:15 AM for the morning of testing, instead of a normal Wednesday late arrival time. 

 Tan Chin Tuan Excellence Scholarships for GIS 11th Grade Students | counselor@gisthailand.org 

  • GIS in partnership with the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation of Singapore seeks to promote and reward educational excellence in academics, athletics, leadership/community service, and the fine arts.
  • These scholarships offered to juniors are based on a combination of excellence in areas of education, student essay, teacher recommendations, and financial need.
  • The scholarship application was emailed to the entire Junior class in October and the application closes on December 16, 2022, at 8:00 AM.

 UPDATED: Extracurricular Clubs | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Colleges and Universities greatly value and appreciate school-sponsored club involvement and we’re here to help out!
  • Check out our wide variety of Extracurricular Clubs in Secondary

Upcoming Secondary Dates

  • November 14 Grade Check (Eligibility)
  • November 16 SCAD College Visit
  • November 18   Debate Scrimmage
  • November 19 “The Secret Garden” Semi Formal Dance
  • November 25 No School (American Thanksgiving)
  • November 28 Grade Check (Eligibility)
  • November 30 PSAT for GIS Students in Grade 8
  • December 13-16 Finals Week
  • December 16 CLOSING OF TCT Scholarship Applications for GIS Students in Grade 11

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, Nov. 14
🏃🏼‍♀️ U12 – U14 Cross Country Tryout 3:30-5:15pm
🏀 JV Boys Basketball vs. Asia Arena Academy @ SBS 5:30pm

Tuesday, Nov. 15
🏃🏼‍♀️ U12 – U14 Cross Country Tryout 3:30-5:15pm
⚽️ U14 Boys Soccer Tryout 3:30-5:15pm

Thursday, Nov. 17
⚽️ U14 Boys Soccer Tryout @ Field 1 3:30-5:15pm

Friday, Nov. 18
🏀 JV Boys Basketball vs. Suan Bun @ Suan Bun 4:00pm
🏀 V. Boys Basketball vs. Asia Arena Basketball Club 5:30pm
🌯 Border Run will be available

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

 


7 November 2022

GENERAL

GIS Christmas Market  | traci.derington@gmail.com
Deadline to be a vendor is in TWO DAYS: Nov 9th! We have plenty of food vendors, which is great! Now, it’s time to sell a handicraft/ something people can give for Christmas or provide a service onsite or in a gift certificate. Sign up here. 

New Podcast Episode is out! | communications@gisthailand.org
Check out episode 2 of our revamped podcast here: https://anchor.fm/graceinternationalschool where you can listen about our upcoming GIS Christmas Market! 

Method of communication for School cancellation | Chief Operations Officer
In light of the recent flood emergency in Chiangmai, may we remind parents that, as per the GIS PSMO Handbook policy on School Cancellations (pg. 6)

In the event of flooding, political turmoil, sustained power outage, or other emergencies, the school may be closed or the regular schedule altered. A decision to close will be made prior to 7:00 a.m.”

Announcements will be made through the following means: 

  • Line application (please follow the instructions in the link to download/ install the Line app.) 
  • Email or e-bulletin updates
  • GIS Official Facebook page

Regardless of the school’s decision, parents who determine that it would be unsafe to travel should keep their children home.  When conditions require early dismissal from school, email notices will be sent and the school’s Line message will be implemented announcing dismissal time.
[source: PSMO Secondary & Elementary Handbooks 2022-23,]

HEALTH OFFICE UPDATES
Vaccination Clinic/Sign-ups / nurse@gisthailand.org
The next vaccination clinic will be held in the nurse office on Tuesday, 22 November from 3:15-4pm. Use this link to sign up and pay no later than the Friday before the clinic date.  Please note there will not be another clinic until January 2023.

COVID-19 update/Sickness protocols / nurse@gisthailand.org
According to the October announcement from the Thailand Ministry of Public Health, Covid-19 protocols will be treated the same as influenza and other communicable diseases. We will no longer require 5 day isolation but still strictly follow the GIS Attendance Policy Related to Illness

  • If you have Covid or flu-like symptoms, please stay home until symptoms have improved and you are fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications. 
  • If you test positive with no symptoms, please wear a mask around others while monitoring symptoms
  • Masks should also be worn while recovering from illness if mild symptoms persist for the protection of others. 
  • When students return to school after being out sick, please have them report to the nurses for assessment before returning to class. 

We will continue to implement and encourage the following standard precautionary measures on campus to prevent the spread of communicable diseases: 

  • Promote updated vaccines for flu and Covid-19
  • Promote good handwashing and have hand sanitizer readily available
  • Encourage mask wearing if exhibiting mild respiratory symptoms without fever 
  • Encourage social distancing as much as possible 
  • Maintaining regular cleaning and disinfection of rooms on campus

ELEMENTARY

Late Arrival | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
If your child is arriving at school after 8:15 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) or after 9:45 (Wednesday), a parent (or responsible adult) must bring them into the elementary office and sign them in or it may result in an unexcused tardy.  Thank you for your cooperation.

LIFT Week | mmauck@gisthailand.org
LIFT Week (Living In Faith Together) is a time set aside each year so that we can meet together for worship, hear from a special speaker, and our drama and puppet teams will perform as well.  Our LIFT Week chapel times will be 8:20-9:05 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during the week of November 14-18.  Parents are welcome to come join us! If you have any questions, please direct them to Madde Mauck of the Spiritual Life Office. mmauck@gisthailand.org

2021-2022 Elementary Yearbooks for Sale | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Last year’s elementary yearbook theme was “The Space Between Us”. We still have several copies available in the elementary office for a cost of 400 baht.  If you are missing an older yearbook in your collection, please stop by and see if we have it for a discount of 350 baht. 

Lost & Found | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Cooler mornings are wonderful but with that we acquire many jackets. Please remember to put your child’s name on their jacket so we can find the owner easily.  Also, we have lots of unclaimed food containers.  Please label these accordingly.  Feel free to stop by and take a look at our lost & found cart to claim your items anytime. 

SECONDARY

PSAT for Grade 8 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Mark your Calendars for PSAT testing for GIS and HDE students in Grade 8

  • Grade 8 students will take the PSAT 8 on Wednesday, November 30, 2022
  • Grade 8 students will need to come to campus by 8:15 AM for the morning of testing, instead of a normal Wednesday late arrival time.

The Tan Chin Tuan Senior Excellence Scholarships for GIS 11th-grade Students | counselor@gisthailand.org 

  • GIS in partnership with the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation of Singapore seeks to promote and reward educational excellence in academics, athletics, leadership/community service, and the fine arts.
  • These scholarships offered to juniors are based on a combination of excellence in areas of education, student essay, teacher recommendations, and financial need.
  • The scholarship application opens on October 31 and ends on December 16, 2022, at 8:00 AM.
  • 11th graders will receive an email with application details after they have received information during their Homeroom on October 28.

 Yearbook Senior Advertisements and Highlights | kstancliffe@gisthailand.org 

  • Calling all Senior parents, friends, relatives, dorms, and churches: the time has come to begin designing Senior Advertisements and Senior Highlights!
  • Find all the information you need to know about purchasing space in the Yearbook as a Senior Ad or Highlight here!

Semi-Formal Dance for Grades 9-12 | gthomas@gisthailand.org 

  • StuCo will be hosting a Semi-Formal Dance for students in grades 9-12.
  • This dance will be a Sadies for GIS students only.
    • Non-GIS dates/guests will be allowed for our Spring Formal.  
  • This is an optional and fun event for our High School students and students are encouraged to come as friends (dates are not required)!
  • GIS Dress Code still applies under Special Events, Non-Uniform Days in the PSMO (listed below)
    • Dresses for semi-formal and formal dances must have straps at least 3cm wide.         
    • Dresses/tops are not to show cleavage.
    • Clothing must not be see-through or have slits.
    • Clothing may not be tight-fitting/body-forming/figure-hugging, must not reveal the midriff, and must cover at least the bottom half of the back.
    • Shorts, skirts, & dresses should be at least mid-thigh in length when standing straight.
    • Undergarments must not be visible.
    • If students do not follow dress code when entering or during the dance, they will not be allowed to enter the dance or asked to change in order to enter or stay.
  • Ticket Sales will take place in the next 1-2 weeks (Tickets sold during Secondary Lunch for 380 baht per person)
  • Location: Lanna Palace Hotel
  • When: Saturday, November 19 from 7-11 PM

GIS Spring Play Auditions | mwood@gisthailand.org 

  • GIS is producing a theatrical production of “Hide & Seek” – a murder mystery comedy in the spring – and we need your help to pull it off!
  • We ARE ONLY RECRUITING ACTORS AND ACTRESSES at this point. We will recruit other crew members later.
  • If you are interested in participating in an audition on November 9, 2022 (Wednesday) from 3:30-5:00 pm in the Secondary Choir Room (S140), please sign up in the Google Classroom of GIS March Theater Production (use classroom code: soaf37h)

College Visit | counselor@gisthailand.org

Gordon College 

  • Nov 10, Thursday 11:45 am – 12:15 pm @S120 Presentation for 11th & 12th grade
  • Nov 11, Friday 11:40 am – 12:15 pm @ A table at the entrance of the Cafeteria
    SCAD (The Savannah College of Art and Design)
  • Nov 16, Wednesday, 11:45 am – 12:15 pm @S120
    Both representatives will be on campus.

Upcoming Secondary Dates

  • Oct 31-Dec 16         TCT Scholarship Applications Open for GIS Students in Grade 11 
  • November 5             Middle School Social for GIS students in Grades 7-8 
  • November 7             GIS Spring Play Auditions
  • November 10-11      Gordon College Visit
  • November 11-12      Model United Nations Tournament @ Prem
  • November 14           Grade Check (Eligibility)
  • November 16           SCAD College Visit
  • November 19           Semi Formal Dance for GIS Students in Grades 9-12
  • November 25           No School (American Thanksgiving)
  • November 30           PSAT for GIS Students in Grade 8 

ATHLETICS

This week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Season 2 has officially begun!! In this season, we offer:

  • U8/U10 co-ed soccer (please sign up here)
  • U12-U14 boys and girls soccer 
  • JV-varsity boys and girls basketball
  • U12 – varsity cross country 

Every team except for U8/U10 will have to try out (no sign up needed, just show up). This means that depending on the numbers, it is possible that some students will not make the team.If you do not see tryout dates/start dates below, please check our calendar as they may not be this week, but next. 

Please note that every team will be competing both home and away this year and that GIS is not responsible for transportation to and from other schools. 

We encourage everyone to read our Sports Overview page that you can find on our website where you will find information on terms and definitions we use, early dismissals, age group categories, etc. 

Monday, Nov. 7th
🥤Nic’s Night (on Night Safari Road) — not only will 25% of your bill be donated back to Grace Athletics, but every Grace guest gets a smoothie as well!!
🏀 JV and Varsity Boys Basketball Group Tryout @ Covered Court 3:30 – 5:15pm
🏀 JV and Varsity Girls Basketball Group Tryout @ Covered Court 3:30 – 5:15pm
🏃🏽‍♂️ JV and Varsity Boys and Girls CMAC XC Tryout @ In front of Fitness Center 3:30 – 5:15pm
⚽️ U14 Girls Soccer Tryout @ Field 1 3:30 – 5:15pm

Tuesday, Nov. 8th
🥤Nic’s Night (on Night Safari Road) — not only will 25% of your bill be donated back to Grace Athletics, but every Grace guest gets a smoothie as well!!
🏀 JV and Varsity Boys Basketball Group Tryout @ Covered Court 3:30 – 5:15pm
🏀 JV and Varsity Girls Basketball Group Tryout @ Covered Court 3:30 – 5:15pm
🏃🏽‍♂️ JV and Varsity Boys and Girls CMAC XC Tryout @ In front of Fitness Center 3:30 – 5:15pm
⚽️ U8/U10 Soccer Begins! @ Field 2 3:30 – 5:15pm
⚽️ U12 Boys Soccer Tryout @ Field 2 3:30 – 5:15pm
⚽️ U12 Girls Soccer Tryout @ Field 2 3:30 – 5:15pm
⚽️ U14 Girls Soccer Tryout @ Field 1 3:30 – 5:15pm

Thursday, Nov. 10th
⚽️ U12 Boys Soccer Tryout @ Field 2 3:30 – 5:15pm
⚽️ U12 Girls Soccer Tryout @ Field 2 3:30 – 5:15pm

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