17 Jan 2022

GENERAL

Community Conversation with the Superintendent – Feb 9, 2022 | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org

I would like to extend an invitation to you, parents, to join me in this community forum (face to face if we open school in-person).

This is an opportunity for me as the superintendent to give you an update on the school, address school-wide topics, and answer questions from you. You’ll also have an opportunity to enjoy some snacks and make connections with other GIS parents. One topic of interest will be information on the future building and development plans for the school. 

  • Wednesday, February 9, 2022 @ 2 – 3:30 pm
    A230, 2nd Floor, Admin Building

 Please RSVP by clicking this LINK.

If you have specific, school-wide questions you would like the leadership to address, you may share them ahead of time on the RSVP form (in the above link).

Coffee with the DS – Cancelledds.office@gisthailand.org
Since we are back in person, we will be canceling Coffee with the DS that was indicated in the parent email sent to Grade 9-12 parents on Thursday, January 13th. Please feel free to contact us directly with any and all feedback. We are grateful for your partnership and welcome feedback on how we can serve the students better.

Home Learning Update & Requirementsds.office@gisthailand.org
We will start Home Learning on January 24th instead of January 17th to allow our teaching and support staff time to organize and prepare for this process. 

Requirements to be enrolled in Home Learning:

  • Students must be living in Chiang Mai as there are physical pick-ups associated with the Home Learning formats.
  • Home Learning is for students who are staying home due to COVID-19 related concerns and for students who are quarantined at home due to different levels of exposure. (This does not include ASQ, Sandbox, or other quarantine for entering Thailand.)
  • Parents must inform the Elementary and Secondary Offices of their intent to join Home Learning, who will then bring in the Home Learning Coordinators and share the Home Learning agreements and general information with the parents.
  • Parents must read and sign the Home Learning Agreement for Elementary and Secondary before being enrolled into Home Learning.
  • Students are required to be enrolled in Home Learning for at least a week before they choose to leave and return to in-person learning.

Nurse’s Office Update | nurse@gisthailand.org
As of Monday, January 17th at 8am, the CMT is aware of 5 positive PCRs currently among GIS students and staff.

School Aides should have received an email from Communications about submitting a negative ATK after the break. However, visitors do not need to ATK before coming on campus at this time.

To sign-up to get your 5-11 year old Pfizer vaccines, please complete the form emailed by Communications on Monday, January 10th. For information on COVID vaccines or boosters for 12-18 year olds, please visit our COVID FAQ page

Our next (non-COVID) vaccine clinic  will be on Tuesday, January 25, 3:15-4pm in the Nurse’s Office. Please sign up here and pay via bank transfer or in our office by Friday, January 21 at noon.

Re-enrollment physical exams are due by Monday, January 31st. We have emailed families of students who are due for a TB skin test or chest x-ray this year.

ELEMENTARY

Pictures Wanted | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
The 6th grade yearbook team would like to request more pictures from parents.  Please send us pictures of any activities your elementary age child(ren) did during our time of continuous learning, ie: hiking, biking, camping, cooking, playing sports, playing an instrument, etc.………anything other than doing school online.  If you have a great picture of online learning and haven’t sent it to us yet, we’ll take them too.  Please send pictures to Mrs. Kennedy at mkennedy@gisthailand.org.  Please note:  not all pictures may make it into the yearbook.

Elementary Substitute Teachers Needed | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
We have a huge need for substitute teachers! 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. If you’d like to serve as a substitute teacher in elementary, please contact Mrs. Kennedy at mkennedy@gisthailand.org.

SECONDARY

Parent Teacher Conferences | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
We have rescheduled Parent Teacher Conferences for January 28. This allows parents of students 9-12 the opportunity to meet with teachers. 

  • Sign up starts today, Monday, 17 January.
  • Time slots available from 8:00-11:45 am and 12:45-4:15 pm on the 28 January.
  • Click  Tutorial in English  or  Tutorial in Korean  for instructions on how to log in and schedule appointments.
  • Sign ups will close at 11:59pm on Tuesday, 25 January.
  • Please do not come on campus if you are not feeling well or have tested positive for COVID in the past 10 days.
  • For questions, please email secondary.office@gisthailand.org.

Art Club | kmccall@gisthailand.org
All Secondary students are invited to join this coming Art Club on Tuesday, January 18th, 3:30-5:15pm! This meeting will be focusing on the planning of this year’s Art Chapel (scheduled for February 11th). At this time, we are putting together the general plan for the event and we need more people to get involved and help provide ideas and opinions! Students should email Ms. McCall (kmccall@gisthailand.org) if interested in attending this Tuesday’s Art Club Meeting.

Upcoming Dates
January 18 – Art Club
January 27 – Eligibility Grade Check
January 28 – Parent Teacher Conferences
February 7 – Family Home Weekend

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Resources for Students’ Faith Journeys| spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We’ve made some guided reflections available to help students connect with Jesus. They can find these resources on our Spiritual Life Website under “Student Tools.”

RightNow Media| spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Would you like access to a free RightNow Media account? If so, email us and we’ll send you an invitation! RightNow Media is a library of Christian video content. This is a great resource for family devotionals!

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org
We’re excited to have dates on the calendar!!!
*however, all dates are subject to change as new information arises and circumstances change

Monday, Jan. 17

🏀  JV & Varsity Boys Basketball Group Tryouts

🏀  JV & Varsity Girls Basketball Group Tryouts

Tuesday, Jan. 18

🏀  JV & Varsity Boys Basketball Group Tryouts

🏀  JV & Varsity Girls Basketball Group Tryouts

Thursday, Jan. 20

🏃🏻‍♂️  XC Begins! (date changed from Monday)

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


06 Jan 2022

GENERAL

Nurse’s Office Update | nurse@gisthailand.org
As of Thursday, January 6th at 8am, the CMT is aware of 0 positive PCRs currently among GIS students and staff.

Re-enrollment physical exams are due by Monday, January 31st. We have emailed families of students who are due for a TB skin test or chest x-ray this year.

If you would like your 12-18 year old student to get a Pfizer vaccine, we recommend going to Airport Plaza, Monday-Friday 8am-3pm. For information on boosters, please visit our COVID FAQ page. We are not currently aware of any opportunities for students under age 12 to get vaccinated. 

Communications | commmunications@gisthailand.org
We still have extra copies of the 2022 desktop calendar for those who’d like to order more. Each copy is 80 Baht (cash only). Quantity is limited, so it is a first-come-first serve basis.

Please note: Current GIS families will receive 1 calendar each.

Calendar Preview: Here
Order here: https://forms.gle/rfsVyxBqjvpxpvBL6 
Location: Communications Department, 8 am – 4 pm.

ELEMENTARY

1st Semester Report Cards | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
1st semester report cards for elementary should be completed and sent to parents soon.

Substitute Teachers Needed | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
We have a huge need for substitute teachers! 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. If you’d like to serve as a substitute teacher in elementary, please contact Mrs. Kennedy at mkennedy@gisthailand.org.

Parent Teacher Conferences | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences have been scheduled for February.  More details will be coming in the next month.

SECONDARY

1st Semester Report Cards  | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Secondary student report cards have been emailed to parents already. If you did not receive your child’s report card, please contact secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Parent Teacher Conferences | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
We have rescheduled Parent Teacher Conferences for January 28. Watch next week’s edition of the Weekly Roar on how to sign-up for Parent-Teacher conferences. We will plan for these conferences and confirm as it gets closer to the day. Secondary conferences will be held on January 28 from 8:00-11:45 am and 12:45-4:15 pm.

Continuous Learning on Thursday and Friday | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Teachers will have weekly checklists posted in their Google Classrooms by 9am Thursday morning this week. Work is due at the same time as usual at 4pm on Friday. 

Upcoming Dates
January 6 – First Day of Semester 2
January 18 – Art Club
January 21 – Speech & Debate Club
January 27 – Eligibility Grade Check
January 28 – Parent Teacher Conferences
February 7 – Family Home Weekend

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Horizon Worship Gatherings | jack.meckfessel@cru.org
Cru will be hosting a three-night worship gathering for 7-12th grade students. Students now more than ever need a time to gather, worship Jesus, and be encouraged through Scripture. You can find more information about the location and gathering times through the Facebook Event Page.

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org
Please note with the delayed in-person start, tryout dates have all been moved back a week as well. 

The new dates are as follow:

*all dates are subject to change as new information arises and circumstances change. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Monday, Jan. 17
🏀  JV & Varsity Boys Basketball Group Tryouts
🏀  JV & Varsity Girls Basketball Group Tryouts
🏃🏻‍♂️  XC Begins!

Tuesday, Jan. 18
🏀  JV & Varsity Boys Basketball Group Tryouts
🏀  JV & Varsity Girls Basketball Group Tryouts
⚽️  U12 Boys Soccer Tryouts
⚽️  U12 Girls Soccer Tryouts

Wednesday, Jan. 19
⚽️  U14 Boys Soccer Tryouts
⚽️  U14 Girls Soccer Tryouts

Friday, Jan. 21
⚽️  U12 Boys Soccer Tryouts
⚽️  U12 Girls Soccer Tryouts
⚽️  U14 Boys Soccer Tryouts
⚽️  U14 Girls Soccer Tryouts

Tuesday, Jan. 25
⚽️  U8/U10 Soccer begins!

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


13 Dec 2021

GENERAL

As of Monday, 12/13 at 8am, the CMT is aware of 0 positive PCRs currently among GIS students and staff.

Extra Day of Christmasds.office@gisthailand.org
There is a small correction to the calendar for the beginning of this new semester. Originally we had planned 1 Professional Development day for staff on January 4, 2022, and start school on January 5, 2022. Now, due to all the days, we have lost in-person, we feel it is important for staff to have 2 Professional Development days together to not only learn but connect with each other before the start of a new semester. 

What does this mean for all of you? Christmas Break will last till January 5th, 2022 and the first day of school will be January 6th, 2022.

Vaccine Info | nurse@gisthailand.org
If you would like your 12-18 year old student to get a Pfizer vaccine, please complete this Google form. HDE students 12+ years old should complete this Google form. We are not currently aware of any opportunities for students under age 12 to get vaccinated. Boosters are currently only available for individuals who had 2 doses of Sinovac or Sinopharm. We will let you know when additional boosters become available.

Re-enrollment Physical Exams | nurse@gisthailand.org
If you would like to get a head start on re-enrollment physical exams over the break, you can find the link here. We will be emailing families of students who are due for a TB skin test or chest x-ray this year.

GIS Christmas Neighborhood Food Drive | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We have learned this past week that 14 families in Grace’s neighborhood need food assistance at this time. We at GIS would like to help meet this need by THIS WEEK. We’re looking for families at GIS to purchase one (or more) preset food boxes and drop them off by THIS WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15 by 3pm. The items to purchase and the drop-off locations are listed HERE in the sign-up form. Help us tangibly share the love of Jesus with our neighbors this Christmas!

2022-23 Re-enrollment Registration I registrar@gisthailand.org
The google registration form will be sent out on January 4th, 2022. Please complete the form ASAP or by January 31st, 2022. 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.

ELEMENTARY

Attendance Thank – You | mkenendy@gisthailand.org
The elementary office would like to convey a sincere thank you to our GIS families for your diligence in recording attendance every week for your child(ren) during this time of online learning.  

Elementary Annual Christmas Festival | mkenendy@gisthailand.org
We had planned to have a great Christmas Festival for the students again this year but since we won’t be in person this week, we have created a ‘mini-virtual Christmas Festival’ that will be emailed to you later this week.  We hope you are able to take some time this Christmas season to enjoy time with each other.  

SECONDARY

1st Semester Report Cards: Secondary student report cards will be emailed to parents on Wednesday, January 4.

Thank you! | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Thank you, parents, for your diligence in helping your children through Continuous Learning. We appreciate your extra effort to keep the students engaged and learning during this time. May you have a great break!

Materials from Campus | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Secondary Students: If you need to come on campus to pick up necessary items from your locker, please reach out to secondary.office@gisthailand.org to schedule a time. Only the student will be allowed on campus. Please do not show up at the guardhouse unannounced. 

Upcoming Dates | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Friday, December 17 – Last day of school before Christmas break
Wednesday, January 4 – Report cards emailed
Thursday, January 6 – First Day of Semester 2

SPIRITUAL LIFE

GIS Advent Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Listen along with our Advent Podcast! This podcast is student led and features students, staff, and other members of the GIS Community sharing about the hope we have in Jesus. Available anywhere you listen to podcasts by searching “GIS Advent Podcast.”

Spiritual Life Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Madde Mauck and Jack Meckfessel in the Spiritual Life Department are hosting a podcast called Getting There with Jack and Madde. This week’s episode (released on Friday, Dec. 10) is a conversation about dating relationships. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Resources for Students’ Faith Journeys| spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We’ve made some guided reflections available to help students connect with Jesus. They can find these resources on our Spiritual Life Website under “Student Tools.”

ATHLETICS

(Please see last week’s Roar)


7 Dec 2021

GENERAL

As of Tuesday, 12/7 at 8am, the CMT is aware of 0 positive PCRs currently among GIS students and staff.

Vaccine Info | nurse@gisthailand.org
If you would like your 12-18 year old student to get a Pfizer vaccine, please complete this Google form. HDE students 12+ years old should complete this Google form. We are not currently aware of any opportunities for students under age 12 to get vaccinated. We will let you know when opportunities become available.

Class Parents and Treasurer Needed | PSC
You may have wondered how to get more connected to other families and the school. PSC has opportunities for you! We’re partnering with Grace to launch Elementary Room Parents for each grade! The Elementary Room Parent serves as the classroom liaison between the teachers and the other classroom parents with the goal of helping to build and strengthen the community.  Another opportunity that is a crucial need for the PSC is Treasurer. This is not a laborious position and will serve as a vital connection between PSC and the GIS financial office. Read more about the PSC and these opportunities at https://www.gisthailand.org/serve-at-grace/psc/

Stock Clearance SALE | Communications
Are you looking to get some new shirts over the holidays? We have a 75% discount for our shirts from 200 to 50 Baht! 

  • White T-shirt (available in all sizes)
  • Pink T-shirt (available in sizes XL and XXL)
  • Brown T-shirt (available in size XXL only, 1 shirt left)
  • Grey T-shirt (available in size XXL only, 1 shirt left)

***Quantity is limited, so first-come-first-serve.
***Payment: Cash only. All purchases are final.
***Location: Communications Office, weekdays(excluding holidays) from 8 am – 4 pm.
***You can also reserve it here.

ELEMENTARY

Planned Absence Request | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
If your child(ren) will be absent from school for more than two days, please submit a Planned Absence Request Form as soon as possible (at least one week prior to absence is preferable).

Upcoming Dates | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Monday, December 6 – No School
Friday, December 10 – No School
Friday, December 17 – Last day of school before Christmas break
Thursday, January 6 – First Day of Semester 2

SECONDARY

PSAT 8 Testing: Friday, December 10<–is happening! | counselor@gisthailand.org
Grade 8 parents: On Friday, December 10 we will be proctoring the PSAT 8 test in the GIS Cafeteria–we have received all necessary permissions! 

When: Friday, 10 December @8:30am -12:30pm
Where: GIS Cafeteria

We understand that this is a No School day; but have found the best attendance for PSAT testing is having it on a NO school day. Testing will begin at 8:30 AM on that day, and we anticipate testing will be finished by 12:30 PM. An updated email was sent to parents last week with this information and resources.

Graduation Caps and Gowns Pick up and Pictures | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Attention Grade-12-student parents! Caps and gowns are here. Pick up and pictures will be taken on Wednesday morning. Pictures will be taken individually and be used to create the class picture. Please note that parents will not be allowed on campus. Details as follows:

  • Who: Full time Grade 12 students
  • When: Wednesday, 8 December
  • Time:     –   Letter of last name A – K @ 9:00-9:59am
                    –   Letter of last name L – Z @ 10:00-11:00am
  • Location: GIS Secondary Office
  • Rental Fee Due: 500 Baht <–nonrefundable, required or NO grad picture
  • What to wear: Normal clothing..the rental gown goes over the student’s clothing to take a picture. 

Final Reminder: December 17 Deadline: The Tan Chin Tuan Senior Excellence Scholarships for GIS 11th-grade Students |  counselor@gisthailand.org
11th-grade students and parents: The December 17, 8:00 AM deadline to have your application, supporting teacher recommendations, and parents’ financial information submitted is Friday, which is less than 10 days. Please remember that you are to give your recommenders at least one week from the time you submitted your application to complete their recommendations for you. 

Continuous Learning Continues for remainder of Semester  | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Teachers will have weekly checklists posted in their Google Classrooms by 9am this morning. No Advisory this week.  Live session classes this week are  Tuesday to Thursday afternoons for up to 40 minutes per session. 

Attendance | attendance@gisthailand.org
Please see COVID Management email sent on Wednesday, Dec 1 at 4pm for information if you plan to travel before December 17.

Attendance continues to be taken in all scheduled live classes. Please email attendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence during Continuous Learning including your child’s name, grade, and reason for absence.  See CL Handbook and PSMO Handbook for more info on attendance. 

Materials from Campus | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Secondary Students: If you need to come on campus to pick up necessary items from your locker, please reach out to secondary.office@gisthailand.org to schedule a time. Only the student will be allowed on campus. Please do not show up at the guardhouse unannounced. 

Upcoming Dates | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Thursday, December 9 – Eligibility Grade Check
Friday, December 10 – No School
Friday, December 17 – Last day of school before Christmas break
Thursday, January 6 – First Day of Semester 2

SPIRITUAL LIFE

GIS Advent Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Listen along with our Advent Podcast! This podcast is student led and features students, staff, and other members of the GIS Community sharing about the hope we have in Jesus. Available anywhere you listen to podcasts by searching “GIS Advent Podcast.”

Spiritual Life Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Madde Mauck and Jack Meckfessel in the Spiritual Life Department are hosting a podcast called Getting There with Jack and Madde. This week’s episode (released on Friday, Dec. 3) is a conversation about our relationships with our parents. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Resources for Students’ Faith Journeys| spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We’ve made some guided reflections available to help students connect with Jesus. They can find these resources on our Spiritual Life Website under “Student Tools.”

ATHLETICS

This week in athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 6 & 7
Nic’s Night! Not only will a percentage of your bill go to Grace, with every order you also get a healthy, made to order, fresh pressed carrot juice!


29 Nov 2021

GENERAL

As of Monday, 11/29 at 8am, the CMT is aware of 0 positive PCRs currently among GIS students and staff.

Vaccine Info | nurse@gisthailand.org
If you would like your 12-18 year old student to get a Pfizer vaccine, please complete this Google form.

ELEMENTARY

(Please see last week’s Roar)

SECONDARY

Continuous Learning Continues  | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Teachers will have weekly checklists posted in their Google Classrooms by 9am this morning. Advisory Groups start @ 11am today. Live session classes are Monday to Thursday afternoons for up to 40 minutes per session. Encourage your children to step away from the computer during the 5 minute break between classes. Continue to watch for emails from CMT for updates on Continuous Learning.

Attendance | attendance@gisthailand.org 
Attendance will be taken in Advisory and all scheduled live classes. Please email attendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence during Continuous Learning including your child’s name, grade, and reason for absence.  See CL Handbook and PSMO Handbook for more info on attendance. 

Materials from Campus | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Secondary Students: If you need to come on campus to pick up necessary items from your locker, please reach out to secondary.office@gisthailand.org to schedule a time. Only the student will be allowed on campus. Please do not show up at the guardhouse unannounced. 

Continuous Learning Tips for Parents | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Suggestions for parents to engage their child(ren) during Continuous Learning (Continuous Learning Handbook):

  • Have you made a schedule for the week based on scheduled class times and Advisory?
  • Tell me about your live classes…
  • Are you using your checklists to track your progress?
  • What class work might you be avoiding?
  • Tell me about what you accomplished for school today…
  • Are you communicating with teachers when you need to? (suggest office hours) Asking for help or clarification? 

Upcoming Dates | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

Monday, December 6 – No School

Thursday, December 9 – Eligibility Grade Check

Friday, December 10 – No School

Friday, December 17 – Last day of school before Christmas break

Thursday, January 6 – First Day of Semester 2

SPIRITUAL LIFE

GIS Advent Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
It’s that time of year! Our fourth annual Advent Podcast will begin streaming on Sunday, November 28. Through student, staff, and community member stories; we hope this podcast will encourage you to prepare your hearts to celebrate Jesus’ birth this Christmas season! Available anywhere you listen to podcasts by searching “GIS Advent Podcast.”

Spiritual Life Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Madde Mauck and Jack Meckfessel in the Spiritual Life Department are hosting a podcast called Getting There with Jack and Madde. This week’s episode (released on Friday, Nov. 25) is a conversation about mentorship. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Resources for Students’ Faith Journeys| spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We’ve made some guided reflections available to help students connect with Jesus. They can find these resources on our Spiritual Life Website under “Student Tools.”

ATHLETICS

If you’re wanting to plan ahead, next week (Monday, Dec.6 — NO SCHOOL DAY & Tuesday, Dec.7th) are both Nic’s Night!! Not only will a percentage of your bill go to Grace, with every order you also get a healthy, made to order, fresh pressed carrot juice!


22 Nov 2021

GENERAL

As of Monday, 11/22 at 8am, the CMT is aware of 0 positive PCRs currently among GIS students and staff.

Home Isolation Update | cmt@gisthailand.org
For updates about the home isolation option in Hang Dong, please visit our COVID FAQ page.

Double Tax Deduction for Donations to GIS | finance@gisthailand.org
A few years ago, Grace applied for double tax deduction benefits for e-Donation, and our application was approved by the Thai Revenue Department. This means that donors (Thai or non-Thai) who pay income tax to the Thai government will be eligible for a double tax deduction (but not more than 10% of net income and other tax rebates) when they donate to the school using the e-Donation system. Donations can be made by scanning the relevant QR Code at our main reception desk or in the Finance, Elementary, or Secondary Offices, or simply scan the QR Code below through your mobile banking app. This extra benefit will continue to be effective only until December 31, 2021

Once you’ve made a donation, please remember to retain the transfer confirmation as evidence of your donation. If you need a hard copy donation receipt, you will need to bring your transfer confirmation to the Finance Office. Please contact finance@gisthailand.org if you have any questions.  

Vaccine Info | nurse@gisthailand.org
If you would like your student to get a flu vaccine at Dr. Kriengsak’s office for a reduced rate of 430 baht, please sign up here by Wednesday, November 24th at noon.

If you would like your 12-18 year old student to get a Pfizer vaccine, please complete this Google form.

If you need a COVID vaccine passport to travel internationally, take your vaccine record, passport, and ID card, as well as signed copies of each document to this Tuberculosis Center between 8:30am and 3:00pm. The cost is 50 baht and it will take approximately 5 days.

ELEMENTARY

Tiger Pride Dress-Up Day | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Elementary will be having a Tiger Pride Dress-up Day on Wednesday, November 24 to show our school spirit.  This month’s theme is CRAZY HAIR!  We aren’t talking just morning hair, although it is crazy sometimes, we are talking crazy hair!  Send us a picture of your child’s crazy hair and we’ll put the pictures together in a slideshow to share with all our elementary students.  Teachers, staff, and our student’s families are encouraged to show us their crazy hair too!  (Send photos to mkennedy@gisthailand.org before Monday, November 29)

Continuous Learning Art Site | vavera@gisthailand.org
Need a creative outlet?  Here is a link to the Continuous Learning Art Site. It can be accessed through your student’s GIS google account. These activities are not part of the required homework but are intended to refresh and inspire.  Questions? Contact:  vavera@gisthailand.org

MAP Assessments | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Due to Continuous Learning, MAP Assessments for our 3rd – 6th grade students have been postponed until January/February 2022. 

Upcoming Holidays | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
There will be NO SCHOOL on the following dates:

Friday, November 26 

Monday, December 6

Friday, December 10 

SECONDARY

Friday – No school | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
This week is a 4 day week. On Friday, 26 November, there is no school. Students have a 4 day week to complete your coursework. Enjoy your long weekend!

Continuous Learning Continues  | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Teachers will have weekly checklists posted in their Google Classrooms by 9am this morning. Advisory Groups start @ 11am today. Live session classes are Monday to Thursday afternoons for up to 40 minutes per session. Encourage your children to step away from the computer during the 5 minute break between classes. Continue to watch for emails from CMT for updates on Continuous Learning.

Attendance | attendance@gisthailand.org 
Attendance will be taken in Advisory and all scheduled live classes. Please email attendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence during Continuous Learning including your child’s name, grade, and reason for absence.  See CL Handbook and PSMO Handbook for more info on attendance. 

Materials from Campus | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Secondary Students: If you need to come on campus to pick up necessary items from your locker, please reach out to secondary.office@gisthailand.org to schedule a time. Only the student will be allowed on campus. Please do not show up at the guardhouse unannounced. 

Continuous Learning Tips for Parents | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Suggestions for parents to engage their child(ren) during Continuous Learning (Continuous Learning Handbook):

  • Have you made a schedule for the week based on scheduled class times and Advisory?
  • Tell me about your live classes…
  • Are you using your checklists to track your progress?
  • What class work might you be avoiding?
  • Tell me about what you accomplished for school today…
  • Are you communicating with teachers when you need to? (suggest office hours) Asking for help or clarification? 

Upcoming Dates | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

Friday, November 26  – No School

Monday, December 6 – No School

Friday, December 10 – No School

Friday, December 17 – Last day of school before Christmas break

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Spiritual Life Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Madde Mauck and Jack Meckfessel in the Spiritual Life Department are hosting a new podcast called Getting There with Jack and Madde. This week’s episode (released on Friday, Nov. 19) is a conversation around friendship with the opposite gender. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Connect and Pray with Us | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We know how hard it has been for students and families in this season. If you or your student would like to process with us and pray with us, we would love to schedule a time! Please email us through our Spiritual Life email. 

Resources for Students’ Faith Journeys| spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We’ve made some guided reflections available to help students connect with Jesus. They can find these resources on our Spiritual Life Website under “Student Tools.”

ATHLETICS

(Please see last week’s Roar)


15 Nov 2021

GENERAL

As of Monday, 11/15 at 8am, the CMT is aware of 0 positive PCRs currently among GIS students and staff.

The 5th Annual GIS Christmas Market is moving online this year!
We are excited for you to be able to connect with these amazing vendors. There will be more vendors posting in the next couple weeks, so make sure you keep coming back!

The online market page will be running until December 10. Please join the group using the link below to begin shopping!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/292181409576471/

ELEMENTARY

Continuous Learning Art Site | vavera@gisthailand.org
Need a creative outlet?  Here is a link to the Continuous Learning Art Site. It can be accessed through your student’s GIS google account. These activities are not part of the required homework but are intended to refresh and inspire.  Questions? Contact:  vavera@gisthailand.org

Pictures Wanted | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
The elementary yearbook needs your pictures!  Please send high-quality pictures of your child learning at home to Mrs. Kennedy at mkennedy@gisthailand.org.  These can be pictures of them reading in unusual places, on a video call with their teacher, doing math with their pet, playing PE games outside, playing a musical instrument, etc.  Look for your picture in this year’s yearbook!

Attendance | elementary.attendance@gisthailand.org
During this time of Continuous Learning, an attendance form is sent to all elementary families every Friday morning.  We appreciate your assistance in helping us keep our attendance records as accurate as possible.

SECONDARY

Parent Teacher Conferences – Postponed | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Parent Teacher Conferences will be postponed until Semester 2, as we are unable to have activities on campus. Parents are always welcome to reach out to their student’s teachers and schedule a time with a teacher. 

Continuous Learning Live Classes Extension  | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Starting today Live Classes will have a maximum session duration of 40 minutes. This is a 10 minute extension of the previous live class allotment of 30 minutes each. The start times of all live classes have not changed. Students can view the new schedule in the Student Announcements sent today.

Continuous Learning Continues  | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Teachers will have weekly checklists posted in their Google Classrooms by 9am this morning. Advisory Groups start @ 11am today. Live session classes are Monday to Thursday afternoons. The weeks of November 15 and 22 will be online learning. 

Attendance | attendance@gisthailand.org 
Attendance will be taken in Advisory and all scheduled live classes (communicated on teacher weekly checklists). Please email attendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence during Continuous Learning or a student’s inability to complete the week’s coursework. In the email please include your child’s name, grade, and reason for absence.  See CL Handbook and PSMO Handbook for more info on attendance. 

Materials from Campus | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Secondary Students: If you need to come on campus to pick up necessary items from your locker, please reach out to secondary.office@gisthailand.org to schedule a time. Only the student will be allowed on campus. Please do not show up at the guardhouse unannounced. 

Continuous Learning Tips for Parents | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Suggestions for parents to engage their child(ren) during Continuous Learning (Continuous Learning Handbook):

  • Have you made a schedule for the week based on scheduled class times and Advisory?
  • Tell me about your live classes…
  • Are you using your checklists to track your progress?
  • What class work might you be avoiding?
  • Tell me about what you accomplished for school today…
  • Are you communicating with teachers when you need to? (suggest office hours) Asking for help or clarification? 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Spiritual Life Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Madde Mauck and Jack Meckfessel in the Spiritual Life Department are hosting a new podcast called Getting There with Jack and Madde. This week’s episode (released on Friday, Nov. 12) is a conversation around friendship. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Connect and Pray with Us | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We know how hard it has been for students and families in this season. If you or your student would like to process with us and pray with us, we would love to schedule a time! Please email us through our Spiritual Life email. 

Resources for Students’ Faith Journeys| spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We’ve made some guided reflections available to help students connect with Jesus. They can find these resources on our Spiritual Life Website under “Student Tools.”

ATHLETICS

(Please see last week’s Roar)


08 Nov 2021

GENERAL

As of Monday, 11/8 at 8am, the CMT is aware of 2 positive PCRs currently among GIS students and staff.

ELEMENTARY

Continuous Learning Art Site | vavera@gisthailand.org

Need a creative outlet?  Here is a link to the Continuous Learning Art Site. It can be accessed through your student’s GIS google account. These activities are not part of the required homework but are intended to refresh and inspire.  Questions? Contact:  vavera@gisthailand.org

Pictures Wanted | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

The elementary yearbook wants your pictures!  Please send high-quality pictures of your child learning at home to Mrs. Kennedy at mkennedy@gisthailand.org.  These can be pictures of them reading in unusual places, on a video call with their teacher, doing math with their pet, playing PE games outside, playing a musical instrument, etc.  Look for your picture in this year’s yearbook!

Attendance | elementary.attendance@gisthailand.org

During this time of Continuous Learning, an attendance form is sent to all elementary families every Friday morning.  We appreciate your assistance in helping us keep our attendance records as accurate as possible.

Subs and Recess Monitors Needed | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Please contact Mrs. Kennedy at mkennedy@gisthailand.org if you are interested in being a substitute teacher or a recess monitor once we return to on-campus learning.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

Elementary Calendar Changes | elementary.office@gisthailand.org

  • November 11 & 12 – normal Continuous Learning school days

(Parent-Teacher Conferences will be during Quarter 3).

  • LIFT Week has been rescheduled for January 31 – February 4

(chapel every day -except Wednesday- with a special speaker/dramas)

SECONDARY

Continuous Learning Continues | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Teachers will have weekly checklists posted in their Google Classrooms by 9am this morning. Advisory Groups start @ 11am today. Live session classes are Monday to Thursday afternoons. 

Parent Teacher Conferences – Sign Up Now Open | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

We are continuing to plan for Parent Teacher Conferences (PTC) to be held on 22 November. If you would like to meet with your child(ren)’s teachers, this is a great opportunity.

  1. Sign up starts today, Monday, 8 November.
  2. Time slots available from 8:00-11:45 am and 12:45-4:00 pm on the 22 November.
  3. Click  Tutorial in English  or  Tutorial in Korean  for instructions on how to log in and schedule appointments.
  4. Sign ups will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, 17 November.
  5. If the government approves our return to campus, we will have in PTC in person on campus. You will be notified by Thursday 18 November if this event is unable to proceed as planned.
  6. For questions, please email secondary.office@gisthailand.org.

Reserve Your 2021-22 Secondary Yearbook by November 12 | gkauffman@gisthailand.org 

EXPIRES THIS WEEK! The yearbook staff is offering a pre-sale of the 2021-22 Secondary Yearbook, which will be released in May of 2022. Pre-order due this week, by November 12th!

Why should you order your Secondary yearbook(s) now?  Because the price will increase later!

Pre-order Price: 1200 THB

Release Price: 1500 THB

Order Your Copy Here

Eligibility Grade Check Friday, November 12 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org  

This Friday there will be an eligibility grade check. Any student who has two grades below 70 or one below 60 will be ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities and competitions. This would remain in effect until the next grade check. 

Attendance | attendance@gisthailand.org 

Attendance will be taken in Advisory and all scheduled live classes (communicated on teacher weekly checklists). Please email attendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence during Continuous Learning or a student’s inability to complete the week’s coursework. See CL Handbook and PSMO Handbook for more info on attendance. 

Materials from Campus | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

Secondary Students: If you need to come on campus to pick up necessary items from your locker, please reach out to secondary.office@gisthailand.org to schedule a time. Only the student will be allowed on campus. Please do not show up at the guardhouse unannounced. 

Continuous Learning Tips for Parents | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Suggestions for parents to engage their child(ren) during Continuous Learning (Continuous Learning Handbook):

  • Have you made a schedule for the week based on scheduled class times and Advisory?
  • Tell me about your live classes…
  • Are you using your checklists to track your progress?
  • What class work might you be avoiding?
  • Tell me about what you accomplished for school today…
  • Are you communicating with teachers when you need to? (suggest office hours) Asking for help or clarification? 

Upcoming Dates:

Nov. 12: Eligibility Grade Check

Nov. 22: Parent Teacher Conferences

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Spiritual Life Podcast | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

Madde Mauck and Jack Meckfessel in the Spiritual Life Department are hosting a new podcast called Getting There with Jack and Madde. This week’s episode (released on Friday, Nov. 5) is a conversation around the question How do I know who I am? Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Connect and Pray with Us | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

We know how hard it has been for students and families in this season. If you or your student would like to process with us and pray with us, we would love to schedule a time! Please email us through our Spiritual Life email. 

Resources for Students’ Faith Journeys| spirituallife@gisthailand.org

We’ve made some guided reflections available to help students connect with Jesus. They can find these resources on our Spiritual Life Website under “Student Tools.”

ATHLETICS

(Please see last week’s Roar)


04 Oct 2021

GENERAL

Vaccine Clinic | nurse@gisthailand.org
Our first vaccine clinic of the year will be on Tuesday, October 26, 3:15-4pm in the Nurse’s Office. Please sign up here and pay via bank transfer or in our office by Friday, October 22 at noon.

Notes from the Community Conversation with the Superintendent – Sep 29, 2021 | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org 
Thank you for your participation whether in-person or on-line. We’d like to share the

Notes from the Community Conversation with the Superintendent – September 29, 2021 with you.

ELEMENTARY

Friday 8 October – No school for Elementary | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Friday, October 8 is a Teacher Work Day for elementary. There will be no school for students.

Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 11 – 12, 2021.  There will be no school for elementary students on these days.

Substitute Teachers Needed | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
We have a huge need for substitute teachers!  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.  If you’d like to serve as a substitute teacher in elementary, please contact Mrs. Kennedy at mkennedy@gisthailand.org.

Tiger Pride Day | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Once a month elementary shows our Tiger Pride by having a dress-up day.  Each month is a different theme but they are always FUN!  This month’s Tiger Pride Day is Thursday, October 7 On that day students are encouraged to dress in blue/gold (yellow) or they can dress up like our school mascot, a tiger.   If your child chooses not to dress-up according to the Tiger Pride theme, they should wear their normal Grace uniform. 

MAP Assessments | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Twice a year 3rd – 6th graders participate in MAP Assessments. This year’s fall session is scheduled to begin just after October break.  Parents will receive a letter explaining what MAP is and a schedule later this week.

Dress Code Reminder | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Please make sure your child is wearing the approved school and PE uniforms. The only PE uniforms allowed have a v-neck and are royal blue/black. You can familiarize yourself with our school wide dress code policy here.

Absences, Late Arrivals and early Pick Up | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Please email elementaryattendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence.  If your child arrives late to school, a parent/guardian needs to bring them in to the elementary office to sign in. When your child needs to leave school early, please let the teacher know, e-mail the elementary office and come to the office to sign them out when it is time to pick them up. If your child is leaving early due to sickness, the nurse will contact you. No emails will be necessary, just sign them out in the office and pick them up at the nurse.

Change in Pick Up Routine | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
If there is a change in the normal pick up routine for your child, please email their teacher and the elementary office at elementary.office@gisthailand.org as early as possible in the school day.

SECONDARY

Friday 8 October – E Day  | secondary.office@gisthailand.org  
Friday, October 8 will now be a scheduled on-campus school day (E Day). Parent Teacher Conferences will be postponed until Monday, November 8. We recognize this change is not ideal and we appreciate your flexibility. Please see the email sent last week for more details.

This Week’s Schedule | secondary.office@gisthailand.org  
This week is a full 5 day week so we will be on a regular ABCDE schedule. 

Mid-Semester Progress Reports | academic@gisthailand.org 
Progress Reports for your child will be sent by email this Friday. If you have any concerns, please reach out to the teacher of that class. 

Eligibility Grade Check Thursday, 7 Oct | secondary.office@gisthailand.org  
Next week Thursday (7 October) will be an eligibility grade check. Any student who has two grades below 70 or one below 60 will be ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities and competitions. This would remain in effect until the next grade check. 

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org 

Day A – Grades 7 -11 will talk about Helping New Students. Grade 12 will have Q&A on post-Secondary planning with Academic Counselors.

Day E – Advisory this week.

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

  • October 7: Grade Check
  • October 8: E  Day
  • October 8: Mid-Semester Reports
  • October 11-15: October Break
  • October 22: PD Day

SPIRITUAL LIFE

El Roi “Our God Who Sees” | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We were excited on Friday to announce our Secondary chapel theme for the year––El Roi “Our God Who Sees. This theme is based on the passage in Genesis 16 where Hagar has an encounter with God in the desert. If you’re familiar with this story, you know that it is messy. We are looking forward to walking through this topic and pray that students will walk away knowing that we serve a God who doesn’t just look at us, but sees us. We encourage you to follow along with our chapel series this year through THIS LIVESTREAM LINK. Chapel is every Friday at 9:40am. 

We’re Launching a Podcast! | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Madde Mauck and Jack Meckfessel in the Spiritual Life Department will be hosting a new podcast called Getting There with Jack and Madde. As two people in their mid-twenties, Jack and Madde hope to share about their journeys of following Jesus throughout college and into their young adult years. They’ll cover some of the major questions that our students are facing like: What is my calling? How do I know I am a Christian? and How do I figure out who I am?  Stay tuned for the launch of our first episode on your preferred podcast platform! 

The Blessing Directive Club | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
The Blessing Directive Club (TBD) is kicking off! TBD is a Secondary, student-led club that seeks to find ways to bless and serve others––within and outside our GIS community. If your Secondary student is interested in signing up, encourage them to fill out the form sent to their student email. 

Parent Resource Page | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
If you would like free access to RightNow Media, email the Spiritual Life Office and we can help you create an account. RightNow Media is a library full of amazing Christian video content to help you lead Bible Studies or engage in discussions with your kids. We also have a page dedicated to some of our favorite resources that can help you confidently walk with your students through these formative years. Click HERE to check it out!

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, Oct. 4
Nic’s Night — with every purchase you get a FREE bottle of Kombucha!

Tuesday, Oct. 5
Nic’s Night — with every purchase you get a FREE bottle of Kombucha!

For more information about sports teams and seasons, please visit our website: https://sites.google.com/gisthailand.org/gis-athletics/home


27 Sept 2021

GENERAL

Community Conversation with the Superintendent – Sep 29, 2021 | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org 

Join me in this exciting opportunity to hear an update on the school. I’ll also be addressing school-wide topics, and answer questions from you. It’s also a chance for you to connect with other parents and enjoy some refreshments, that is, if you’re attending in person. Please observe the covid restrictions. We’ll also live-stream the event and will share the link with you closer to the time.

  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021 @ 2 – 3:30 pm
    Meeting room A230, 2nd Floor, Admin Building – change of venue

Please RSVP by clicking this LINK

If you have specific, school-wide questions you would like the leadership to address, you may share them ahead of time on the RSVP form (in the above link).

ELEMENTARY

School Aides Needed | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Now that we are having school back on campus – we need you!  Would you like to serve alongside us as a substitute teacher, a classroom helper, or a recess monitor?  Please contact the elementary office if you are interested in helping in this way.

No After School Clubs | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Unfortunately we will not be offering elementary after school clubs this 1st semester.

Absences and Late Arrivals | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Please email elementaryattendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence.  If your child arrives late to school, a parent/guardian needs to bring them in to the elementary office to sign in. 

Change in Pick Up Routine | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
If there is a change in the normal pick up routine for your child, please email their teacher and the elementary office at elementary.office@gisthailand.org as early as possible in the school day.

MAP Assessments | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
Elementary will be having their fall MAP Assessments after the October break.  More information will be coming soon.

SECONDARY

Attendance l attendance@gisthailand.org
Please email attendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence during on campus classes. If your child is sick or has any COVID symptoms, please do not come to school. Attendance will be taken in every class. See PSMO Handbook for more info on attendance.

Class of 2022 Virtual Meetings | counselor@gisthailand.org 
Soon in Advisory, our academic counselors will provide information about post-secondary options available to our Grade 12 students. This will include when and how to research your options, and how to plan for your future. Additional information can also be found HERE. Grade 12 parents have an opportunity to hear about post-secondary options on

Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 7:00-8:00 PM

Meeting link: https://meet.google.com/ptj-pwjy-uda

If you have questions you would like answered during the meeting, please submit them here Google Form

Eligibility Grade Check Thursday, 7 Oct | secondary.office@gisthailand.org  
Next week Thursday (7 October) will be an eligibility grade check. Any student who has two grades below 70 or one below 60 will be ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities and competitions. This would remain in effect until the next grade check. 

This Week’s Schedule | secondary.office@gisthailand.org  
This week is a 5 day week so we will be on a regular ABCDE schedule.

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org 
Day A (Monday) – Grades 7 -11 will have an Individual Advisory Meeting to discuss their academic progress. Grade 12 will discuss post-Secondary planning with Academic Counselors. (Q&A will occur next Monday)

Day E (Friday) – Homeroom this week.

Mid-Semester Progress Reports | secondary.office@gisthailand.org  
Mid-Semester Progress Reports will be sent on October 8.

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

  • October 7: Grade Check
  • October 8: Mid-Semester Reports
  • October 11-15: October Break

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Secondary Chapel Service Team | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Is your Secondary student interested in serving on one of our Chapel Service Teams? Encourage them to check the link sent to their student email on Friday. This is a great way for students to learn how to use their gifts and talents to serve those around them!

Parent Resource Page | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
If you would like free access to RightNow Media, email the Spiritual Life Office and we can help you create an account. RightNow Media is a library full of amazing Christian video content to help you lead Bible Studies or engage in discussions with your kids. We also have a page dedicated to some of our favorite resources that can help you confidently walk with your students through these formative years. Click HERE to check it out!

Student Tools | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Our mission in the Spiritual Life Department is to equip GIS students to choose a whole-person, habit-fueled, everyday relationship with Jesus for life. To this end, we’ve compiled some basic resources on key spiritual practices like Scripture reading, prayer, and silence and solitude to help students begin to put them into practice. Click HERE to check it out!

ATHLETICS

(Please see last week’s Roar)


20 Sept 2021

GENERAL

Community Conversation with the Superintendent – Sep 29, 2021 | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org 

Join me in this exciting opportunity to hear an update on the school. I’ll also be addressing school-wide topics, and answer questions from you.

  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021 @ 2 – 3:30 pm
    Library Study Room, 2nd Floor, Admin Building

Please RSVP by clicking this LINK

If you have specific, school-wide questions you would like the leadership to address, you may share them ahead of time on the RSVP form (in the above link).

ELEMENTARY

(Please see last week’s Roar)

SECONDARY

Attendance l attendance@gisthailand.org
Please email attendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence during on campus classes. If your child is sick or has any COVID symptoms, please do not come to school. Attendance will be taken in every class. See PSMO Handbook for more info on attendance.

Class of 2022 Virtual Meetings | counselor@gisthailand.org 
In Advisory, our academic counselors will provide information about post-secondary options available to our Grade 12 students. This will include when and how to research options, and how to plan for the future. Additional information can also be found HERE. Grade 12 parents have an opportunity to hear about post-secondary options on

Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 7:00-8:00 PM 

Meeting link: https://meet.google.com/ptj-pwjy-uda

If you have questions you would like answered during the meeting, please submit them here Google Form

On-Campus Tiger Pride Day (September 23) | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Celebrating our return to on-campus learning, Student Council presents Tiger Pride Day on THURSDAY, September 23.  Students should come dressed up in GIS colors (blue and yellow) to show their Tiger Spirit!  GIS dress code applies. (See PSMO Handbook)

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Welcome Madde Mauck! | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We are so excited to have Madde Mauck joining our team in the Spiritual Life Department. Before joining GIS, Madde was working for the missions department of her church discipling and mobilizing college students. Madde is excited to begin investing in our GIS students. If you would like to connect with her or send an encouraging message, her email is mmauck@gisthailand.org 

Secondary Chapel Service Team | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Is your Secondary student interested in serving on one of our Chapel Service Teams? Encourage them to be on the lookout for more information coming soon! 

Parent Resource Page | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
The Spiritual Life Department wants to come alongside and help fuel discipleship that is happening at home. We’ve created a site with some of our favorite resources that can help you confidently walk with your students through these formative years. Click HERE to check it out!

Student Tools | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Our mission in the Spiritual Life Department is to equip GIS students to choose a whole-person, habit-fueled, everyday relationship with Jesus for life. To this end, we’ve compiled some basic resources on key spiritual practices like Scripture reading, prayer, and silence and solitude to help students begin to put them into practice. Click HERE to check it out!

ATHLETICS

(Please see last week’s Roar)


13 Sept 2021

GENERAL

Community Conversation with the Superintendent – Sep 29, 2021 | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org 

I would like to extend an invitation to you, parents, to join me in this community forum face to face, that is, if we’re allowed to open school in-person. 

This is an opportunity for me as the superintendent to give you an update on the school, address school-wide topics, and answer questions from you. You’ll also have an opportunity to enjoy some snacks and make connections with other GIS parents.

  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021 @ 2 – 3:30 pm
    Library Study Room, 2nd Floor, Admin Building

Please RSVP by clicking this LINK

If you have specific, school-wide questions you would like the leadership to address, you may share them ahead of time on the RSVP form (in the above link).

ELEMENTARY

(Please see last week’s Roar)

SECONDARY

Grace Tiger Ambassador Program l secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Are you looking for a GREAT volunteer opportunity? The Student Council invites YOU to sign up for the Grace Tiger Ambassador Program! We are looking for Secondary Students who are familiar with our school and who are interested in helping our NEW STUDENTS feel welcomed! This is a great opportunity to not only make new friends, be servant-hearted, but also gain wonderful service experience and other opportunities. More information regarding the Orientation and lunches will be sent out later by email. 

Please fill out the attached form to become a Grace Tiger Ambassador!!!

Online Tiger Pride Week on September 20-23  l secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Student Council presents the Online Tiger Pride Week “GRACE BREAKS THE INTERNET”! 

  • Students will dress up in GIS colors (blue and yellow) on MONDAY during advisory!
    • Each grade will earn points depending on how many people dress up. 
  • There will be two competition activities posted at the beginning of the week for students to win points for their grades! 
  • The prize for this year’s Tiger Pride Week is 3,000 Baht for the winning class’s Senior Trip! Let’s keep the Tiger Pride up!

If we return to on-campus learning, watch for further announcements!

Eligibility Grade Check this Friday | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
This Friday will be an eligibility grade check. Any student who has two grades below 70 or one grade below 60 will be ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities and competitions should we return to campus. This would remain in effect until the next grade check. 

GIS Yearbook | yearbook@gisthailand.org
Calling all Secondary (Grades 7-12) Parents! The Yearbook needs you! The Secondary yearbook staff would like a picture of you and the workspace you are utilizing while we are doing Continuous Learning. Don’t be afraid to make it fun! Have a pet that is keeping you on track while you work? Snap a picture! Have a ridiculous amount of books open on your desk? Snap a picture! Having to use an unconventional chair or desk? Snap a picture! The more photos the yearbook staff can collect, the better our yearbook will be! Submit your photos (or questions) to yearbook@gisthailand.org.

Accessing Grades in RenWeb | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Click on this link  to go to GIS Family Web  Login [or you can go to the GIS Parents website at https://parents.gisthailand.org/ and click on the RenWeb banner]. After logging in, you will have access to your students’ grades. For more information, click here.

New Student and Grade 7 Orientation | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
We hope to have an opportunity for new students and Grade 7 students ahead of returning to campus. Please watch your emails for this announcement if your child is in Grade 7 or a new student. 

Preparation for On-campus Learning | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Some things to think about as we aspire to return to campus:

  • Enough polos and dress-code approved pants/shorts
  • School supplies are purchased
  • Transportation to/from school has been arranged
  • Read fully the PSMO Handbook (updates are in blue)
  • Update your parent emails and personal information in RenWeb (access through Parents Portal)
  • Updated printed schedule for your student (if they made any changes)
  • Make note of upcoming events from Secondary Calendar

Continuous Learning Continues | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Teachers will have weekly checklists posted in their Google Classrooms by 9am this morning. Advisory Groups start @ 11am today. Live session classes are Monday to Thursday afternoons. Attendance will be taken in Advisory and all live session classes. Please email attendance@gisthailand.org to report an absence during CL and on campus classes. See PSMO Handbook for more info on attendance.

Continuous Learning Tips for Parents | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Suggestions for parents to engage their child(ren) during Continuous Learning (Continuous Learning Handbook):

  • Have you made a schedule for the week based on scheduled class times and Advisory?
  • Tell me about your live classes…
  • Are you using your checklists to track your progress?
  • What class work might you be avoiding?
  • Tell me about what you accomplished for school today…
  • Are you communicating with teachers when you need to? (suggest office hours) Asking for help or clarification? 

School Uniforms at the Tiger Shop | uniformshop@gisthailand.org
School polos and PE uniforms are available at the Tiger Shop every Monday from 2:00-4:00 pm. Get your uniforms to be ready for on-campus activities. 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

(Please see last week’s Roar)

ATHLETICS

(Please see last week’s Roar)