31 October 2022

GENERAL

GIS Yard Sale | aop@gisthailand.org

Clear up your house!

GIS Yard Sale is coming up on Saturday, January 14, 2023, from 3-6 p.m. at the soccer field. This event is organized by the Thai PSC and Thai staff. Proceeds go to the GIS Middle School Building project. More information about seller sign-up will be provided in mid-November. 

Questions? Please call Khun Aop 052 088 777. 

ELEMENTARY

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 7:55 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! 

Social Event for Grades 7&8 | gthomas@gisthailand.org 

  • StuCo proudly presents the Grade 7 & 8 Social “Illumination” to be held on November 5th! 
  • We will be holding a neon-themed, fun-filled night. Come hang out with friends, sing karaoke, and dance (don’t worry parents, no slow dancing!) 
  • Ticket Sales will take place on November 2-5, (this Wednesday to Friday) during lunch time for 50 Baht
  • Remember to follow the PSMO dress code. We suggest all students wear neon-colors, glow stick necklaces/bracelets, and/or white (there will be blacklights).  You will be jumping, dancing, and moving around, so make sure to be comfortable! 
  • Location: GIS Cafeteria and Courtyard
  • When: 6:30 PM – 9 PM THIS Saturday, November 5
  • What To Bring: YOUR TICKET, Boys bring (shareable) drinks, girls bring (shareable) snacks. 

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.
  • Ticket Sales will take place in the next 2-3 weeks
  • Location: Lanna Palace Hotel, 2nd Floor
  • 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 – from March 30 – April 1 (Thursday – Saturday), and we need your help to pull it off!

We are in search of dramatic, artful, and crafty types to join our acting crew for this year’s drama production. If you:

  • Like to shine on stage
  • Can make people laugh
  • Can make people cry
  • Like to show your God-given talents in visual performing arts

We want you! It won’t be the same without you. 

We ARE ONLY RECRUITING ACTORS AND ACTRESSES at this point. We will recruit other crew members later. 

Therefore, 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. Classroom code: soaf37h  

College Visit: Gordon College | counselor@gisthailand.org

  • 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

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, Oct. 31
🏀 U12 Boys Basketball CMAC Tournament @ CMIS All Day
🏀 U12 Girls Basketball CMAC Tournament @ UCIS All Day
**special shoutout to the U12 girls for going UNDEFEATED all season!!!! 

Tuesday, Nov. 1
🏀 U14 Boys Basketball CMAC Tournament @ Grace All Day
🏀 U14 Girls Basketball CMAC Tournament @ CMIS All Day 

Friday, Nov. 4
⚽ JV Boys & Girls Soccer CMAC Tournament @ PTIS All Day 

Saturday, Nov. 5
⚽ Boys & Girls Soccer CMAC Tournament @ Grace All Day 

NEXT WEEK:

BASKETBALL SEASON BEGINS!!!! 🥳🥳

If you haven’t already and you’re planning to tryout for VARSITY basketball, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/jc2nKuE6mit2LhB77

Little kids soccer is also beginning (tentative on if we have enough coaches). Please check our website for more details. 

If you have a son or daughter who wants to sign up for U8/U10 soccer, please sign up here by Monday, Nov. 7th.


25 October 2022

GENERAL

2023-24 School Calendar⼁ds.office@gisthailand.org
Linked here is the school calendar for the 2023-24 school year. This is an early version of the calendar that includes start and end dates, as well as holidays. School events will be added later this year. If there are any questions, please contact ds.office@gisthailand.org

ELEMENTARY

Tiger Pride Day | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
On Wednesday, October 26, we are celebrating Tiger Pride by bringing ONE favorite stuffed animal to school.  This is NOT a dress-up day, please send your child to school in their regular school uniform.

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

No School on Monday, October 24 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 24, for Secondary students due to it being a Thai holiday and our staff having a Professional Development Day.
  • Tuesday, October 25 will be an A Day (no Zero period class), Wednesday, October 26 will be a C Day, Thursday, October 27 will be a D Day, and Friday, October 28 will be an E Day.

Progress Reports | counselor@gisthailand.org 

  • Secondary teachers have run their Quarter 1 Progress Reports and parents should be able to view their child’s most up to date grades and any teacher comments in FamilyWeb. 

Parents of Advanced Placement (AP) Students | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Deadline to register for AP Exams is October 27
  • AP Students need to go to myap.collegeboard.org (log into their College Board account)
  • Click on “Register for Exam” THEN Click “Yes” if you want to take the Exam OR click “No” if you don’t want to take the Exam

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!

Social Event for Grades 7&8 | gthomas@gisthailand.org 

  • GIS Student Council will be hosting a fun event for GIS students in grades 7&8.
  • Saturday, November 5 @ GIS from 6:30-9 PM
  • More information to come about this time of fellowship, games, food, and fun! 

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

  • GIS Student Council will be hosting a Semi-Formal Dance for GIS students in grades 9-12.
  • Saturday, November 19 from 7-10 PM
  • More information to come about upcoming ticket sales, dress code, and the Semi Formal Dance location!

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Tuesday, Oct. 25
🏀 U12 Boys Basketball vs. Prem @ Grace 4:00pm
🏀 U12 Girls Basketball vs. Prem @ Grace 4:00pm
🏀 U14 Girls Basketball vs. Prem @ Grace 4:45pm
🏀 U14 Boys Basketball vs. Prem @ Grace 4:45pm

Thursday, Oct. 27
⚽ JV Boys Soccer vs. Prem @ Prem 4:00pm
⚽ JV Girls Soccer vs. Prem @ Prem 4:00pm
⚽ Boys Soccer vs. Prem @ Prem 5:00pm
⚽ Girls Soccer vs. Prem @ Prem 5:00pm

Friday, Oct. 28
🎓⚽ Varsity Boys SENIOR NIGHT!! Come help us celebrate our seniors this Friday at 4:30pm at the GIS Soccer Field! Border Run will be available for dinner! 

Saturday, Oct. 29
⚽ Rec League Finals!!!

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


17 October 2022

GENERAL

From the Nurses | nurse@gisthailand.org
Our Monthly Vaccination Clinic is coming up soon on Tuesday, 25 October, 3:15-4pm. Please sign up here  and advance payment via bank transfer and sending the receipt to the nurse’s email , or cash in the Health Office by Friday, 21 October.

Thank you for the student uniform donation, we have plenty now.

Make some Holiday Baht – Sell at the GIS Christmas Market! There is still time to sign up to make some holiday baht – Sell at the GIS Christmas Market! 

Vendor form application closes November 9th.  BUT,  tables are going FAST!  Sign up today! Questions? traci.derington@gmail.com

 

ELEMENTARY

Elementary Principal Sabbatical | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Carole Steedman is taking a well-deserved break from her role as Elementary Principal from now until the end of Quarter 2. You can read her letter to parents here. She will be on home assignment in her home country of Scotland primarily. Please pray for her refreshment and rest. In her place here at GIS is Mrs. Wendy Wood (currently the Vice-Principal). If you need to reach Mrs. Wood, please email wwood@gisthailand.org.

Elementary Report Cards | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Later this week you’ll be receiving 1st quarter report cards in your email.  We’ll also be sending out an explanation of the new report cards in Thai, Korean, Chinese, and English.

Tiger Pride Day | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
On Wednesday, October 26, we are celebrating Tiger Pride by bringing our favorite stuffed animal to school.  This is NOT a dress-up day, please send your child to school in their regular school uniform.

Staff Personal Development | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 24, due to a Personal Development Day for our teachers and staff.

SECONDARY

Parent Teacher Conferences | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • THANK YOU Secondary Parents and Guardians for your support and attendance at Parent Teacher Conferences. We really did enjoy interacting with you on campus!
  • If you missed these PTCs or would like to meet with any teachers throughout the year (including Spring Semester courses), please contact your child’s teacher directly, as they’d be happy to schedule time to meet with you.

Eligibility Grade Check and Progress Reports | counselor@gisthailand.org 

  • On Monday, October 17 an Eligibility Grade Check will be run by GIS Academic Counselors.
  • During the course of this week, Secondary teachers will run their Quarter 1 Progress Reports.

No School on Monday, October 24 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 24, for Secondary students due to it being a Thai holiday and our staff having a Professional Development Day.

Parents of Advanced Placement (AP) Students | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Deadline to register for AP Exams is October 27

  • AP Students need to go to myap.collegeboard.org (log into their College Board account)
  • Click on “Register for Exam” THEN Click “Yes” if you want to take the Exam OR click “No” if you don’t want to take the Exam

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Tuesday, Oct. 18th
🏐 ACSC Boys Volleyball @ Dalat, Malaysia
🏐 ACSC Girls Volleyball @ Faith Academy, Philippines
⚽️ ACSC Boys Soccer @ ICS BKK 

Wednesday, Oct. 19th
🏀 U12 Boys Basketball vs. Unity @ Grace 4:00pm
🏀 U12 Girls Basketball vs. Unity @ Grace 4:00pm
🏀 U14 Girls Basketball vs. Unity @ Grace 4:00pm
🏐 ACSC Boys Volleyball @ Dalat, Malaysia
🏐 ACSC Girls Volleyball @ Faith Academy, Philippines
⚽️ ACSC Boys Soccer @ ICS BKK

Thursday, Oct. 20th
🏀 U14 Boys Basketball vs. Asia Arena Academy @ Grace 4:30pm
🏐 ACSC Boys Volleyball @ Dalat, Malaysia
🏐 ACSC Girls Volleyball @ Faith Academy, Philippines
⚽️ ACSC Boys Soccer @ ICS BKK

Friday, Oct. 21st
⚽️ JV Boys Soccer vs. Unity @ Grace 4:00pm
🏐 ACSC Boys Volleyball @ Dalat, Malaysia
🏐 ACSC Girls Volleyball @ Faith Academy, Philippines
⚽️ ACSC Boys Soccer @ ICS BKK

For more information, livestream links to ACSC games,  please visit our website athletics.gisthailand.org

Volunteering Opportunities for Parents | communityliaison@gisthailand.org
If you’d like to volunteer to assist with Parent Staff Community projects, please fill out and submit this google form and you will be contacted soon. 

Bake Sale is Back!!
A Parent Staff Community  Event

Date: Thursday October 20, 2022.
Venue: Atrium, right after the Administration Building.

The Sale is all day and will be open at the following times:
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
1:55 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. 
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Lots of yummy goodies and pink lemonade will be on sale as well.

Don’t forget to send money with your student on October 20, 2022.
Items will range from 10 baht to 50 baht.

If you can assist with future events, please contact Loyce Sichali at rescued518@gmail.com

Thanks for helping support PSC events and activities which benefit the GIS Community.

 


3 October 2022

GENERAL

Make some Holiday Baht – Sell at the GIS Christmas Market! 
Vendor form application opens from October 1 – November 9th. Tables are only 200 baht. 
Questions?  traci.derington@gmail.com

Secondary Schedule Evaluation | ds.office@gisthailand.org
If you haven’t already, please fill out the Secondary Schedule Evaluation form. This is open to parents, students, and staff. The form will close on Friday, October 7 at 5 pm.

We are grateful for all the people that have already filled this out.

ELEMENTARY

Teacher Work Day | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 7, for elementary students.

Elementary Principal Sabbatical | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Carole Steedman is taking a well-deserved break from her role as Elementary Principal from now until the end of Quarter 2. You can read her letter to parents here. She will be on home assignment in her home country of Scotland primarily. Please pray for her refreshment and rest. In her place here at GIS is Mrs. Wendy Wood (currently the Vice-Principal). If you need to reach Mrs. Wood, please email wwood@gisthailand.org

SECONDARY

College Visits | counselor@gisthailand.org 

Asbury University – Virtual Visit

  • Tuesday, October 4 from 8:10 am – 08:35 am (during Tutorial) virtually!
  • Students will meet at S120 for the Livestream
  • UPDATED: Parents are welcome to join from home using this LINK

Azusa Pacific University – Representative on GIS Campus

  • Wednesday, October 5 from 11:45 am- 12:15 pm (during lunch)
  • More information will be emailed to students

Wheaton College, IL – Virtual Visit

  • Thursday, October 6 from 8:10 am – 08:35 am (during Tutorial) virtually!
  • Students will meet at S120 for the Livestream
    Parents are welcome to join from home using this LINK  
  • Please pre-register with this QR

Equipping Night for Grade 11 and 12 Parents | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Thursday, October 6 from 6:30 – 8 PM at GIS
  • All GIS Parents of students in Grades 11 and 12 Invited! 
  • Your Grade 11 and 12 student have so many options for post-high school and a very busy year ahead of him/her. Our Academic Counselors have met with them two times so far this school year to help motivate and de-stress them about the process.
  • We would like to give you the opportunity to hear what we have told them and to field your questions about post-high school options, college applications, and financial aid (with Mr. Tim Hewitt).
  • The English session will be in the GIS Loft
  • The Korean session will be in Room S120

 Parent Teacher Conferences | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Friday, October 7 from 8 AM until 4:30 PM
  • Every year GIS administration schedules one day without Secondary classes during the first quarter to allow parents the opportunity to meet with teachers for a 10 minute time slot. This is not mandatory; however, if you would like to meet with your child’s teacher(s), this time is for that purpose.
  • For any Korean parents who have questions, please email: hjeong@gisthailand.org 
    • IMPORTANT: If you need a Korean translator during your parent-teacher conferences, please let Hyunjoo Jeong know as soon as possible.
  • Please click on one of the tutorial links below for instructions to get logged in and schedule appointments: English Instructions and Korean Instructions. Please note: PTC Sign-ups will close at midnight on Wednesday, October 5.

 No School on Friday, October 7 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 7, for Secondary students due to Parent Teacher Conferences.

Important Secondary Dates
October 5          Parent Teacher Conference Sign ups CLOSE (at 11:59 PM)
October 6          Senior Parent Equipping Night (6:30 – 8 PM)
October 7          Parent Teacher Conferences & No School for Students 
October 8-16    October Break – No School for Students and Staff

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Night Bazaar Evangelism 
In response to the work that Christ has done in our own lives, we want to invite others into knowing Jesus as their personal Savior. Night Bazaar Evangelism prepares students with the training and tools needed to begin having faith related conversations with those whom we meet during our visits to Night Bazaar. This is the perfect ministry for students who desire to learn how to share their faith with others and wish to become more comfortable with the process of doing so.

Our informational meeting will be held over lunch on Thursday, October 6th at 11:45am in classroom S164. If you have interest in joining the club, please be sure to attend.

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, Oct. 3rd
🏃🏻 Last day of running club!! A big thank you to our coaches, Coach Silas, Coach Christie and Coach Ashleigh for making this happen!

Tuesday, Oct. 4th
⚽️ JV Boys Soccer vs. CDSC @ Grace 4:00pm

Thursday, Oct. 6th
🏊🏼‍♂️ CMAC Senior Swim Meet @ PTIS All Day

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

Educational Support

October is Down Syndrome Awareness month; its purpose is to raise public awareness of this common disorder and advocate for acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

In honor of the month, here are 12 facts about Down syndrome you may not know:

  1. Down syndrome is named for Dr. John Langdon Down, who wrote the most prominent paper describing the disorder in the 1860s. The name Down syndrome was not standardized until 1975.

  2. Down syndrome is far and away the most common condition involving chromosomes, occurring approximately in one out of every 691 births.

  3. More than 400,000 people are living with Down syndrome in the United States.

  4. The most common type of Down syndrome is trisomy 21, which means an extra copy of the 21st It is not hereditary. The other two types are translocation and mosaicism, which account for around 5% of cases.

  5. While incidences of Down syndrome correlate with the mother’s age, around 80% of Down syndrome babies are born to mothers under the age of 35.

  6. Nothing a parent does or does not do is known to cause Down syndrome during pregnancy – it occurs randomly.

  7. Down syndrome occurs regularly in both sexes and across socioeconomic classes.

  8. With the great strides made in understanding this disorder, individuals with Down syndrome are living long, happy lives. The life expectancy for these individuals has increased from 25 years in 1980 to over 60 years today.

  9. Down syndrome leaves people with an increased risk of some medical conditions. These conditions include congenital heart defects, respiratory issues, hearing problems, Alzheimer’s disease, leukemia, and thyroid disorders. Parents and caretakers need to take extra care in screening for medical issues.

  10. Students with Down syndrome are now included in many classrooms across the country. In the past, special needs classes were the only option for learners with Down syndrome, but today most experts recommend full or partial inclusion in many standard classes.

  11. While individuals with Down syndrome experience cognitive delays, they are often mild to moderate. Most people with Down syndrome lead fulfilling and productive lives.

  12. Down syndrome is still a little-understood disorder. While researchers are aware of what this condition is, we know little about what causes it or how symptoms develop. There is hope that future research can lead mitigation of some symptoms.

Source of information of 12 facts about Down syndrome

Volunteering Opportunities for Parents | communityliaison@gisthailand.org
It’s truly exciting and a great blessing to be back in school in person! Covid robbed us of so much including the fun activities that fostered community. Well, this year we hope to recover some of it with a bang! If you are a parent and will like to be involved in supporting some of the school’s calendar events, here is your chance. GIS invites your participation in the mega excitement ahead. Please fill out and submit this google form and you will be contacted soon. 


26 September 2022

GENERAL

Ordering Photos from U Smile Kids | communications@gisthailand.org 
Photo proofs of your child(ren) from U Smile Kids were handed out with an envelope last week. Group and family photos are also included. Please check inside the envelope for photo proofs of your child(dren)’s class photos along with the catalog. 

Below are the ordering methods:

  • U Smile Kids will be accepting orders at the reception area on 29-30 September 2022 (7:30 AM – 4:00 PM). Write your order on the back of the envelope (order form) and turn it in along with your payment to U Smile Kids on the days above. Payment can be made by cash/bank transfer/QR code.
  • Or take a picture of the back of the envelope (order form) and order online via LINE: @usmiledee.

Payment details are listed on the back of the envelope. If you have any questions, please contact U Smile Kids directly.

Vaccination Clinic | nurse@gisthailand.org 
Please be reminded if you signed up for this month’s vaccination clinic, it will be Tuesday, 27 September in the Health Office from 3:15-4pm. Elementary students will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

ELEMENTARY

Tiger Pride Dress-Up Day | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary will be having a Tiger Pride Dress-up Day on Wednesday, September 28 to show our school spirit.  The theme will be SUPERHEROES!  On that day students are encouraged to dress up as a superhero.  If your child chooses not to participate in the Tiger Pride theme, they should come to school in their normal Grace uniform.

Teacher Work Day | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 7, for elementary students.

SECONDARY

Student Council Candygrams Sales THIS WEEK | gthomas@gisthailand.org 

  • Want to surprise your child with a sugary treat and note delivered during school? Parents/guardians, please use this link to order Candygrams!
  • We will have the form open for parents to access from the morning of September 26 till 3:30 pm on Friday, September 30.
  • Student Council representatives may contact you to clarify a name or specific details for the Candygrams, so the more details you provide in the Google Form, the better.
  • A big thank you to parents for their support and we hope that we continue to partner on various Student Council events.
  • Note: Student Council will only deliver Candygrams on the GIS campus to Secondary students and staff.

College Visits | counselor@gisthailand.org 

Asbury University – Virtual Visit

  • Tuesday, October 4 from 8:10 am – 08:35 am (during Tutorial) virtually!
  • Students will meet at S120 for the Livestream

Azusa Pacific University – Representative on GIS Campus 

  • Wednesday, October 5 from 11:45 am- 12:15 pm (during lunch)
  • More information will be emailed to students

Wheaton College, IL – Virtual Visit

  • Thursday, October 6 from 8:10 am – 08:35 am (during Tutorial) virtually!
  • Students will meet at S120 for the Livestream
    Parents are welcome to join from home using this LINK 
  • Please pre-register with this QR

Equipping Night for Grade 12 Parents | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Thursday, October 6 from 6:30 – 8 PM at GIS
  • Your graduating senior has so many options for post-high school and a very busy year ahead of him/her. Our Academic Counselors have met with them two times so far this school year to help motivate and de-stress them about the process.
  • We would like to give you the opportunity to hear what we have told them and to field your questions about post-high school options, college applications, and financial aid (with Mr. Tim Hewitt).
  • There will be English and Korean sessions in separate rooms.

Parent Teacher Conferences | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Friday, October 7 from 8 AM until 4:30 PM
  • Every year GIS administration schedules one day without Secondary classes during the first quarter to allow parents the opportunity to meet with teachers for a 10 minute time slot. This is not mandatory; however, if you would like to meet with your child’s teacher(s), this time is for that purpose.
  • For any Korean parents who have questions, please email: hjeong@gisthailand.org
    • IMPORTANT: If you need a Korean translator during your parent-teacher conferences, please let Hyunjoo Jeong know as soon as possible.

This year we will use the same online system as we have in the past which has a lot of benefits:

  • It allows for canceling / reschedule before the deadline
  • You can print / email your conference schedule
  • It prevents double booking

Sign-ups (link will open to register/book conferences) starting the morning of Thursday, September 29

Please click on one of the tutorial links below for instructions to get logged in and schedule appointments: English Instructions and Korean Instructions. Please note: PTC Sign-ups will close at midnight on Wednesday, October 5.

No School on Friday, October 7 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 7, for Secondary students due to Parent Teacher Conferences.

Piano Accompanist Wanted | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Secondary Choirs are in need of a PIano Accompanist!
  • Please contact us if you are interested in making music with some talented teenagers (and enthusiastic choir director)! We are happy to discuss more details!

Important Secondary Dates
September 26: Academic Eligibility Grade Check for all Secondary Students
September 26-30: StuCo Candygram Sales
September 29: Parent Teacher Conference Sign ups OPEN (by 8 AM)
October 5: Parent Teacher Conference Sign ups CLOSE (at 11:59 PM)
                   
Azusa Pacific University Campus Visit (Lunch)
October 6 (6:30 – 8 PM): Senior Parent Equipping Night
                                           
Wheaton College Virtual Livestream (Tutorial)
October 7 (8 AM – 4:30 PM): Parent Teacher Conferences 
                                                  No School for Students
October 8-16: October Break – No School for Students and Staff

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Worship Night #2, Wed., Sept. 28, 6:15-8:30pm — Come Home: any G7-12 student (including from other schools/homeschool networks) is welcome to attend in our Cafeteria!)

**PARENTS: Please note! Students are not allowed to stay on campus after school to wait for the Worship Night. They must be off campus by 4pm. Only students with service responsibilities are allowed to stay (band, prayer team, Core Team).

Free Access to AXIS | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
As a perk of being in the GIS community, you can have access to our Axis account. Axis has created a lot of great content geared towards helping teenagers navigate difficult subjects from pornography to gender identity. You can login to Axis by clicking HERE . Select “Already Done This” (see photo below) and use the following credentials:

Login ID: spirituallife@gisthailand.org

Password: Axis22-23@

RightNow Media | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
If you would like access to a free RightNow Media account, send us an email. RightNow Media is a library of Christian videos, Bible studies, and other resources made available for GIS families and students.

FINALLY! A RE-START TO OUR SERVICE & OUTREACH MINISTRIES…

The Blessing Directive
Students are given the platform to minister to the children of Hope House Orphanage. These children who have known a life of loss can now experience the love of Christ through the presence and consistency of our student leaders. During our visits to Hope House, the children participate in singing, English instruction, sports, and crafts. This is a wonderful opportunity to pour out a heart of service into the lives of those in need.  

Our informational meeting will be held over lunch on Tuesday, September 27th at 11:45am in classroom S164. If you have interest in joining the club, please be sure to attend. 

Night Bazaar Evangelism 
In response to the work that Christ has done in our own lives, we want to invite others into knowing Jesus as their personal Savior. Night Bazaar Evangelism prepares students with the training and tools needed to begin having faith related conversations with those whom we meet during our visits to Night Bazaar. This is the perfect ministry for students who desire to learn how to share their faith with others and wish to become more comfortable with the process of doing so.

Our informational meeting will be held over lunch on Wednesday, October 5th at 11:45am in classroom S164. If you have interest in joining the club, please be sure to attend.

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Tuesday, Sept. 27
🏀 U12 Boys Basketball vs. Varee @ Grace 4:00pm
🏀 U14 Boys Basketball vs. Varee @ Grace 4:00pm
⚽ JV Boys Soccer vs. Varee @ Grace 4:00pm
⚽ JV Girls Soccer vs. Varee @ Grace 4:00pm
⚽ Boys Soccer vs. Lanna @ Grace 4:00pm
⚽ Girls Soccer vs. Lanna @ Grace 4:00pm
🌯 Border Run will be available!

Wednesday, Sept. 28
🏀 U12 Boys Basketball vs. Lanna @ Grace 4:00pm

Thursday, Sept. 29
⚽ JV Boys Soccer vs. APIS @ Grace 4:00pm
🏀 U14 Girls Basketball vs. Varee @ Grace 4:00pm

Friday, Sept. 30
⚽ Prem Fall Classic 7-a-side Football Invitational (JV Boys and Girls, Varsity Girls) @ PTIS All Day (Day 1)

Saturday, Oct. 1
⚽ Prem Fall Classic 7-a-side Football Invitational (JV Boys and Girls, Varsity Girls) @ PTIS All Day (Day 2)

⚽ REC LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP (aka last day of Rec League)!


19 September 2022

GENERAL

UPDATE! Tiger Shop(Uniform Shop) Opening Hours | uniformshop@gisthailand.org 
As we are heading towards the end of the first quarter, the opening hours for the Tiger Shop (Uniform Shop) will only be open on these following days starting from September 19 onwards:

  • Mondays: 8-9 AM & 3-4 PM
  • Wednesdays: 9.15-10 AM & 3-4 PM

Ordering Photos from U Smile Kids | communications@gisthailand.org 
Photo proofs of your child(ren) from U Smile Kids will be handed out with an envelope within this week. Group and family photos are also included. Please check inside the envelope for photo proofs of your child(dren)’s class photos along with the catalog. 

Below are the ordering methods:

  • U Smile Kids will be accepting orders at the reception area on 29-30 September 2022 (7:30 AM – 4:00 PM). Write your order on the back of the envelope (order form) and turn it in along with your payment to U Smile Kids on the days above. Payment can be made by cash/bank transfer/QR code.
  • Or take a picture of the back of the envelope (order form) and order online via LINE: @usmiledee.

Payment details are listed on the back of the envelope. If you have any questions, please contact U Smile Kids directly.

ELEMENTARY

Tiger Pride Dress-Up Day | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary will be having a Tiger Pride Dress-up Day on Wednesday, September 28 to show our school spirit.  The theme will be SUPERHEROES!  On that day students are encouraged to dress up as a superhero.  If your child chooses not to participate in the Tiger Pride theme, they should come to school in their normal Grace uniform.

After-school Clubs | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
After-school clubs for 3rd-6th grade students will begin this Thursday, September 22.  We are so excited to be able to offer clubs again to our students! Club permission slips that were turned in last week will be drawn ‘lottery style’.  A roster of club members will be posted in the atrium today and parents can expect an email also.  

SECONDARY

Letter Jackets | secondary.office@gisthailand.org and athletics@gisthailand.org 

  • Working in partnership, Athletics and the Secondary Division are excited to introduce Letter Jackets for some GIS students in Grades 9-12.
  • Letter Jackets are available for Varsity Athletes, Chanson students, and Jazz Band students for the 2022-23 school year!
  • Students can order their jackets through Athletics or the Secondary Office. A Letter Jacket contract will be signed by students along with expectations and guidelines for earning patches in future! 

Equipping Night for Grade 12 Parents | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Thursday, October 6 from 6:30 – 8 PM at GIS
  • Your graduating senior has so many options for post-high school and a very busy year ahead of him/her. Our Academic Counselors have met with them two times so far this school year to help motivate and de-stress them about the process. 
  • We would like to give you the opportunity to hear what we have told them and to field your questions about post-high school options, college applications, and financial aid (with Mr. Tim Hewitt). 
  • There will be English and Korean sessions in separate rooms

UPDATED Extracurricular Clubs | dreed@gisthailand.org 

Student Council Candygrams | gthomas@gisthailand.org 

  • Thank you to the parents for showing interest in buying candygrams.
  • Student Council will have a digital order form for parents to buy candygrams for their students, which will include a way to pay digitally.
  • Please look for the link for this form in next week’s Roar announcement!
  • Note: Student Council will only deliver candygrams on the GIS campus.

 Piano Accompanist Wanted | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Secondary Choirs are in need of a PIano Accompanist!
  • Please contact us if you are interested in making music with some talented teenagers (and enthusiastic choir director)! We are happy to discuss more details!

Upcoming: Parent Teacher Conferences | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

  • Save the Date for Friday, October 7 
  • Every year GIS administration schedules one day without Secondary classes during the first quarter to allow parents the opportunity to meet with teachers. This is not mandatory; however, if you would like to meet with your child’s teacher(s), this time is for that purpose.
  • If you have questions, please email: secondary.office@gisthailand.org. For any Korean parents who have questions, please email: hjeong@gisthailand.org
  • More details to come soon about signing up for these 10 minute conferences with individual Secondary Teachers

PARENT-STAFF COMMUNITY (PSC)

Take a teacher to dinner! | psc.representatives@gisthailand.org

GIS families will have an opportunity to invite a teacher to have dinner together. 

  • Look for more details and sign ups in an email!

Let’s enjoy some time together around the table. 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Worship Night #2, Wed., Sept. 28, 6:15-8:30pm — Come Home: any G7-12 student (including from other schools/homeschool networks) is welcome to attend in our Cafeteria!

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org
Tuesday, Sept. 20
⚽️ JV Boys Soccer vs. Lanna @ Grace 4:00pm
⚽️ JV Girls Soccer vs. Lanna @ Grace 4:00pm
🏀 U12 Boys Basketball vs. Lanna @ Lanna Primary Campus 4:00pm
🏀 U12 Girls Basketball vs. Lanna @ Lanna Primary Campus 4:00pm
🏀 U14 Boys Basketball vs. Lanna @ Lanna Secondary Campus 4:00pm

Wednesday, Sept. 21
🏊🏽‍♂️ Varsity Swim Warm Up Meet @ PTIS 3:45pm

Thursday, Sept. 22
🏀 U14 Girls Basketball vs. CMIS @ Grace 4:00pm

Friday, Sept. 23
🏃🏽‍♀️ ISB XC Meet @ ISB BKK

Saturday, Sept. 24
🏃🏽‍♀️ ISB XC Meet @ ISB BKK

**There is NO Rec League this week


12 September 2022

GENERAL

Health Office | nurse@gisthailand.org 

Uniforms needed: If you have extra uniforms to give away (especially elementary sizes), please consider donating to the nurses. We keep them on hand for students that need a change of clothes during the day and we are running low. If your student has not returned borrowed clothes, please send them our way. Thank you! 

Masks!: Please help us by sending your student to school with their own mask. We are giving away many throughout the day. We would prefer to keep them available as needed and not have to begin charging a fee. Thank you for your understanding! 

ELEMENTARY

Elementary Library Announcement | enew@gisthailand.org
The Elementary Library will be CLOSED on September, Thursday 15th – Friday 16th. We will be open again on Monday the 19th.

Elementary After School Clubs | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary After School Clubs (3rd – 6th grades only) are scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 22.  We will NOT be doing electronic sign-ups this year.  Permission slips were sent home last week explaining what clubs are being offered this semester and instructions on how to sign up. The last day for permission slips to be turned in to the elementary office is Wednesday, September 14. Club members will be posted in the atrium on September 19 and parents will receive an email 

Elem. Parent Teacher Conferences Important Information | elementary.office@gisthailand.org

Sign-ups for Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16 will close tonight at midnight.

If you have not already done so and would like to meet with your child’s teacher, please click on one of the tutorial links below for instructions to get logged in and start scheduling appointments today:      English InstructionsKorean Instructions

If you have any questions, please contact elementary.office@gisthailand.org.  For any Korean parents who have questions, please contact mihm@gisthailand.org.

TRANSLATOR:  If you would like to have a translator present at your Parent Teacher Conference and CANNOT provide one yourself, please contact the teacher as soon as possible so that one can be made available.  Our resources are limited so if you could provide a translator of your own, that would be helpful.  

CHILDCARE: We will have supervised activities for students that need to come along with their parents while parents are meeting with teachers.  Pre-school age children will stay with parents during their scheduled parent/teacher conference. Due to our limited resources, we do not have the capacity to watch all elementary children during this time.  If you have another option for childcare, we encourage you to take advantage of that opportunity.

SECONDARY

College Visit: Boston University Representative | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Friday, September 16 from 11:45 am – 12:15 pm in Secondary S120
  • All 11th and 12th graders, bring your LUNCH in for this first in-person college visit of the year
  • Boston University Representative’s will give a presentation and have a Q&A

Student Council presents Candygrams! gthomas@gisthailand.org 

  • Students can send a note of encouragement and candy to friends/teachers during the school day!
  • During lunches from September 26-30, students can buy and write a note that will be delivered with gummy candies the following week! 
  • More details have been emailed to students in their weekly Secondary email
  • If there is enough Parent / Guardian interest, StuCo would like to open this Fundraising opportunity to Parent/Guardian purchases… email gthomas@gisthailand.org if you’d be interested in sending your kids some sugary treat surprises!

Class of 2023 Parents: Post-High School Student Information Meetings secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Academic counselors met on August 29 and September 2 with your 12th-grade students to provide information about post-high school options. This included when and how to research your options, how to plan for your future, and how to make sure you attain your goals. 
  • Additional very valuable information about college applications, GAP years, military, and employment can also be found on this resource page which was made available to the students in early July. 
  • We would like parents to have the same information as your students have received during their recent meetings with the academic counselors plus the opportunity to ask questions. Therefore, we are planning a Parent Equipping meeting with a special focus on the college application process and financial aid in October (date to be determined).

Piano Accompanist Wanted | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

  • Secondary Choirs are in need of a PIano Accompanist!
  • Please contact us if you are interested in making music with some talented teenagers (and enthusiastic choir director)! We are happy to discuss more details!

Attendance: Absences and Late Arrivals | attendance@gisthailand.org

  • Absences: See the PSMO for more information.
  • Morning of Absence: Call or email Secondary office between 7:45 and 8:15 AM
  • All absences not reported by 8:15 am on the day your child is absent, will be unexcused.
  • Communication with Teachers: Students should email their teachers about makeup work / missing classwork
  • Late Arrival: Students are required to check in at the Secondary Office if late (excused or unexcused)

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Miscellaneous Info:
Letter Jackets: For the first time ever, our high school varsity athletes (along with Chanson and Jazz Band students) have the option to purchase our brand new Letterman jackets! For more information, please refer back to the Secondary’s section on these jackets.

CMAC Covid Guidelines: As we start competing against CMAC schools again, be sure to check the Covid guidelines for the various schools.

GAME SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, Sept. 13
** NIS is one of the stricter CMAC schools so please see above document for guidelines
🏀 U12 Boys Basketball vs. NIS @ NS 4:00pm
🏀 U12 Girls Basketball vs. NIS @ NIS 4:00pm
⚽️ V. Boys Soccer vs. NIS @ NIS 4:00pm
⚽️ V. Girls Soccer vs. NIS @ NIS 4:00pm

Wednesday, Sept. 14
🏀 U14 Boys Basketball vs. NIS @ Grace 4:00pm
🏀 U14 Girls Basketball vs. NIS @ Grace 4:00pm

Friday, Sept. 16
⚽️🏐 ISB Soccer & Volleyball Tournament Day 1 @ ISB BKK

Saturday, Sept. 17
⚽️ Rec League Soccer Day 3 @ Grace 10:00am
⚽️🏐 ISB Soccer & Volleyball Tournament Day 2 @ ISB BKK

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


5 September 2022

GENERAL

Community Conversation with Steve Anderson, GIS Superintendent –Sep 8, 2022 | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org 

We’ve got a few more days to go before the Community Conversation event! 

If you haven’t already signed up but would like to join us, please RSVP through this LINK. This will also help us prepare the right amount of refreshments for you.

I’ll be giving you an update on the school, address school-wide topics, and answer questions from you. One topic of interest will be the update on the Middle School project and campus development plans for the school. It’ll also be a chance for you to connect with other GIS parents. 

Join me on Thursday, September 8, 2022 @ 2 – 3:30 pm. 

We’ll meet in room A230 (2nd Floor, Admin Building)

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 (see above link).

GIS Christmas Market | traci.derington@gmail.com 
Calling all GIS students, parents & staff entrepreneurs: the 6th annual GIS Christmas Market is happening on Saturday, December 3rd 10am – 2pm.  Mark your calendar now (SAT’s are that day too).  Details about selling coming in October. 

Elementary Library Announcement | enew@gisthailand.org 
The Elementary Library will be CLOSED on September, Thursday 15th – Friday 16th. We will be open again on Monday the 19th.

 

Parking Lot Safety |coo.office@gisthailand.org
Here at Grace, the safety of our students, staff, family members, and visitors are of utmost importance to us. This includes where we park and the safety of people as they walk around the parking lot. While driving, please be careful in the parking lot and drive slowly and carefully.

Recently, during our New Family and Student Welcome on 8 August, there was reported damage to a staff member’s car that was parked in the Songtaew parking lot.  If you know anything about this incident, please contact coo.office@gisthailand.org

ELEMENTARY

Tiger Pride Day Reminder | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Our first Tiger Pride Day theme is SCHOOL COLORS and will be on Wednesday, September 7.  On that day students are encouraged to wear our school colors (blue & yellow/gold). Tiger Pride Day is not mandatory and if your child chooses not to participate in the theme, they should wear their normal Grace uniform.  (We will have another Tiger Pride Day at the end of September – stay tuned for that theme.)

Elementary After School Clubs | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary After School Clubs (3rd – 6th grades only) are scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 22.  We will NOT be doing electronic sign-ups this year.  Your child will bring home a flyer this week explaining what clubs are being offered this semester and instructions on how to sign up.

Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Every year GIS elementary administration schedules two days without classes during the first quarter to allow parents the opportunity to meet with teachers.  This is not mandatory; however, if you would like to meet with your child’s teacher(s), this time is for that purpose.

This year we will use the same online system as we have in the past which has a lot of benefits:

  • It allows for canceling/re-schedule before the deadline
  • You can print/email your conference schedule
  • It prevents double booking

Sign-ups start Monday, September 5 as soon as you receive this Weekly Roar publication.  Conferences can be scheduled on Thursday, September 15, and Friday, September 16. Please click on one of the tutorial links below for instructions to get logged in and start scheduling appointents today:      English Instructions   Korean Instructions

Please note:  Sign-ups will close at midnight on Monday, September 12.

If you have any questions, please contact elementary.office@gisthailand.org.  For any Korean parents who have questions, please contact mihm@gisthailand.org.

IMPORTANT: If you need a translator and can provide one for yourself during your parent-teacher conference, please let the teacher know as soon as possible.

SECONDARY

Class of 2023 Parents: Post-High School Student Information Meetings secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Academic counselors met on August 29 and September 2 with your 12th-grade students to provide information about post-high school options. This included when and how to research your options, how to plan for your future, and how to make sure you attain your goals. 
  • Additional very valuable information about college applications, GAP years, military, and employment can also be found on this resource page which was made available to the students in early July. 
  • We would like parents to have the same information as your students have received during their recent meetings with the academic counselors plus the opportunity to ask questions. Therefore, we are planning a Parent Equipping meeting with a special focus on the college application process and financial aid at a date to be determined.

Tiger Pride Week: September 5-9 | gthomas@gisthailand.org

  • GIS Student Council is excited to present Fall 2022 Tiger Pride Week, September 5-9!
  • Students are encouraged to dress up according to a theme each day and show Tiger Pride (school spirit and energy)!
  • Student Council’s Fall 2022 Tiger Pride Week Theme is SHOW YOURSELF
  • There will be a competition between the different grade levels based on the percentage of students who participate and games/activities played after eating lunch. More details will be communicated to students!
  • Contact George Thomas, Student Council Staff Sponsor gthomas@gisthailand.org

College Visit: Boston University Representative | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Friday, September 16 from 11:45 am – 12:15 pm in Secondary S120
  • All 11th and 12th graders, bring your LUNCH in for this first in-person college visit of the year
  • Boston University Representative’s will give a presentation and have a Q&A

Piano Accompanist Wanted | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

  • Secondary Choirs are in need of a PIano Accompanist!
  • Please contact us if you are interested in making music with some talented teenagers (and enthusiastic choir director)! We are happy to discuss more details!

Attendance: Absences and Late Arrivals | attendance@gisthailand.org

  • Absences: See the PSMO for more information.
  • Morning of Absence: Call or email Secondary office between 7:45 and 8:15 AM
  • All absences not reported by 8:15 am on the day your child is absent, will be unexcused.
  • Communication with Teachers: Students should email their teachers about makeup work / missing classwork
  • Late Arrival: Students are required to check in at the Secondary Office if late (excused or unexcused)

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Tuesday, Sept. 6
🏀 U12 Girls Basketball vs. CMIS @ CMIS 4:00pm
🏀 U12 Boys Basketball vs. CMIS @ CMIS 4:00pm
🏀 U14 Boys Basketball vs. CMIS @ CMIS 4:00pm

Thursday, Sept. 8
⚽️  JV Boys Soccer vs. Harn Kaew @ GIS 4:30pm

Friday, Sept. 9
🏐 V. Boys Volleyball vs. Sanpatong @ GIS 4:15pm
🏐 V. Girls Volleyball vs. Sanpatong @ GIS 4:15pm
⚽️ V. Girls Soccer vs. Harn Kaew @ GIS 4:30pm

Saturday, Sept. 10
There will be NO Rec League today due to Family Home Weekend!

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


29 August 2022

GENERAL

Family & Friends Sign Up Sheet | communications@gisthailand.org
You can still sign up for the family & friends photo session, click here: Sign Up Form. Please be careful not to erase anyone’s name from the sheet and make sure to sign up at least a day before your preferred time slot. 

Your photos will be available to order from U Smile Kids. You can check their catalog at this LINK for a list of merchandise and prints available. We will notify you as soon as U Smile Kids are open for orders.

Date: Aug 29 – Sep 2, 2022
Location: Loft area, 3rd floor, Admin Building

Community Conversation with the Superintendent –Sep 8, 2022 | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org 

I would like to extend an invitation to you, parents, to join me in this community forum.

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 the update on the Middle School project and campus development plans for the school. 

  • Thursday, September 8, 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).

GIS Christmas Market | traci.derington@gmail.com 
Calling all GIS students, parents & staff entrepreneurs: the 6th annual GIS Christmas Market is happening on Saturday, December 3rd.  Mark your calendar now (SAT’s are that day too).  Details about selling coming in October.  

Contact info: Traci Derington traci.derington@gmail.com 

Vaccination Clinic | nurse@gisthailand.com
Don’t forget! If you signed up for the vaccination clinic this month, it will be tomorrow August 30 from 3:15-4pm in the Health Office. 

Volunteer Opportunity | nurse@gisthailand.com 
We are in need of medical professionals to cover first-aid at some athletic events. If you are interested and willing, please email us for more details!

ELEMENTARY

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

UPDATED Tiger Pride Date | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Our first Tiger Pride Day has been changed due to student picture week.  The theme is still SCHOOL COLORS and will now be on Wednesday, September 7.  On that day students are encouraged to wear our school colors (blue & yellow/gold). Tiger Pride Day is not mandatory and if your child chooses not to participate in the theme, they should wear their normal Grace uniform.  (We will have another Tiger Pride Day at the end of September – stay tuned for that theme)

Elementary Picture Day Schedule | elementary.office@gisthailand.org

The elementary schedule for taking student photos is as follows:

Kindergarten – Tuesday, August 30 
1st grade – Thursday, September 1 
2nd grade – Monday, August 29 
3rd grade – Monday, August 29 
4th grade – Thursday, September 1 
5th grade – Wednesday, August 31 
6th grade – Friday, September 2
RISE class – Tuesday, August 30
Make-up day – Friday, September 2

Please send your students to school in their NAVY BLUE GRACE POLO. If your students have PE on the same day as their photo taking day, they should wear their polo shirts to school and then change into their PE uniforms after pictures are taken.

Thank You, Recess Monitors | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
We now have enough lunch recess monitors to fill up our schedule!  Thank you to those parents who have signed up to assist in this very important job of keeping our students safe on the playground while giving our teachers a break during the day. We appreciate your hard work and dedication.  If you were considering it and have not signed up yet to volunteer as a lunch recess monitor, we always have room for more and on occasion, we need someone to fill in last minute.  If you are interested, please contact Khun Na at rtisdale@gisthailand.org.

Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, September 15, and Friday, September 16.  There will be no school for ELEMENTARY students on those days.  Next week’s Roar will include information on how and when parents will be able to sign up for conferences.

Elementary After School Clubs | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary After School Clubs are scheduled to begin on September 22.  More information will be coming to you in the next couple of weeks.

SECONDARY

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

Student Picture Day(s) August 29-September 2 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Please remind your child to wear their Navy Polo on their Picture Day

  • Grade 7 students will take their pictures on Monday, August 29
  • Grades 8 and 9 students will take their pictures on Tuesday, August 30
  • Grade 10 students will take their pictures on Wednesday, August 31
  • Grade 11 students will take their pictures on Thursday, September 1
  • Grade 12 students will take their pictures on Friday, September 2 

Dress Code | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
In an effort to provide an environment conducive to learning that is respectful to the many cultures represented in the GIS community, GIS has an established school uniform. Please review the PSMO, under the subheading ‘Dress Code for Students’.

  • Our GIS students have grown this summer! Reminders for the length of Uniform Shorts, Skirts, and Skorts reaching 5 centimeters (2 inches) of their knee.
  • Consequences for Dress Code Infractions will be enforced. Please see the PSMO.
  • Secondary Principal has the final say about appropriate appearance based on the school values (including Athletes Game Day Attire, Tiger Pride Week, Formal Dances, etc.)

Tiger Pride Week: September 5-9 | gthomas@gisthailand.org 

GIS Student Council is excited to present Fall 2022 Tiger Pride Week, September 5-9!

  • Students are encouraged to dress up according to a theme each day and show Tiger Pride (school spirit and energy)! 
  • Student Council’s Fall 2022 Tiger Pride Week Theme is SHOW YOURSELF
  • There will be a competition between the different grade levels based on the percentage of students who participate and games/activities played after eating lunch. More details will be communicated to students!
  • Contact George Thomas, Student Council Staff Sponsor gthomas@gisthailand.org 

Piano Accompanist Wanted | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Secondary Choirs are in need of a PIano Accompanist! 

  • Please contact us if you are interested in making music with some talented teenagers (and enthusiastic choir director)! We are happy to discuss more details!

Attendance: Absences and Late Arrivals | attendance@gisthailand.org

Absences: See the PSMO for more information.

  • Morning of Absence: Call or email Secondary office between 7:45 and 8:15 AM
  • All absences not reported by 8:15 am on the day your child is absent, will be unexcused.

Communication with Teachers: Students should email their teachers about absence

Late Arrival: Students are required to check in at Secondary Office

GIS Extracurricular Clubs | dreed@gisthailand.org

School Aides Needed (Substitutes) | jakhtar@gisthailand.org

Looking for a way to love on and serve our GIS teachers & students?

  • Substitute plans are provided as you fill in when teachers are absent
  • Frequently substitute plans are students independently working on their Chromebooks – Substitutes do not need a background in Education
  • Contact Jennifer Akhtar, Secondary Substitute Coordinator jakhtar@gisthailand.org 

PSAT | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Mark your Calendars for PSAT testing for GIS and HDE students in Grades 8 and 10

  • Grade 8 students will take the PSAT 8 on Wednesday, November 30, 2022
  • Grade 10 students will take the PSAT 10 on Wednesday, March 22, 2023
  • Grade 8 and 10 students will need to come to campus by 7:55 AM for the morning of testing, instead of a normal Wednesday late arrival time.

Important Secondary Dates

  • August 29-September 2: Picture Day(s)
  • September 5-9: Tiger Pride Week 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

“Fresh Start”: Wed., August 31 —  First Worship Night of the ‘22-’23 School Year | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
All secondary students (G7-12) are welcome to attend our first Worship Night this Wednesday from 6:15-8:30pm. G7-12 friends from other CNX schools or homeschoolers are welcome to attend as well! Enjoy student-led worship, prayer and stations designed to lead students into Jesus’ presence.

  • 6:15-7:00pm — Outdoor activities/games/hangout time
  • 7:00-8:30pm — Gathering inside begins!

Free Access to AXIS  | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
As a perk of being in the GIS community, you can have access to our Axis account. Axis has created a lot of great content geared towards helping teenagers navigate difficult subjects from pornography to gender identity. You can login to Axis by clicking HERE . Select “Already Done This” (see photo below) and use the following credentials: 

Login ID: spirituallife@gisthailand.org

Password: Axis22-23@

RightNow Media | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
If you would like access to a free RightNow Media account, send us an email. RightNow Media is a library of Christian videos, Bible studies, and other resources made available for GIS families and students.

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

A couple things: 

  1. Just a friendly reminder about our absence/tardy/sick policy — “Students must miss no more than two class periods (including tutorial/homeroom/advisories) that day, to participate in after school activities. If your child is sick and doesn’t come to school, he/she is not allowed to attend practice. If your child does come to school then he/she needs to be at practice unless the nurse says otherwise.” Thank you!
  2. Running Club — we are THRILLED with the amount of kids who came out to join Running Club. Unfortunately with limited volunteers, we can’t safely have the students come out all together. So slight change in plans — on Mondays, Running Club will be for kids in 3-6th grade and on Fridays it will be for K-2nd graders. We apologize for whatever inconvenience this may cause, but we want to make sure that your students are having fun and are safe! On a similar note, if you would like to volunteer to help out on either day, please let me know!
  3. Varsity Dress Days — our varsity athletes have the privilege of dressing up to school on game days. They must follow the PSMO and follow our Athletics Dress Code policy that can be found here: https://docs.google.com/…/1mVsTAVOsh1j5VWAz5etp…/edit…

Monday, Aug. 29 

  1. Boys Volleyball vs. Satit CMU @ Satit CMU 4:00pm
  2. Girls Volleyball vs. Satit CMU @ Satit CMU 4:00pm

Tuesday, Aug. 30

  1. JV Boys Soccer vs. CMIS @ GIS 4:00pm
  2. JV Girls Soccer vs. CMIS @ CMIS 4:00pm
  3. Boys Soccer vs. CMIS @ GIS 4:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 3

  1. Rec League Soccer Day 2 @ GIS 10:00am
  2. Girls Soccer vs. Lampang @ Lampang 10:00am

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


22 August 2022

GENERAL

Community Conversation with the Superintendent –Sep 8, 2022 | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org 

I would like to extend an invitation to you, parents, to join me in this community forum.

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 the update on the Middle School project and campus development plans for the school.  

  • Thursday, September 8, 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).

Media Permission Form | communications@gisthailand.org 
Today is the last day to fill out the Media Permission Form. If you wish to NOT grant permission for staff and related divisions to use the media of your child on our public platforms, please fill in this form by today: https://forms.gle/Kit18YW9NFWcTUSE9

Whole School Photos | communications@gisthailand.org 
If you haven’t already signed up for the family & friends picture session, here is the Sign Up Sheet for you bring your family and friends to take photos after school from 3:30 – 5:00 PM on Aug. 29th – Sep. 2nd at the Loft (3rd floor, Admin Building). Please be careful not to erase anyone’s name from the sheet and make sure to sign up at least a day before your preferred time slot. 

Your photos will be available to order from U Smile Kids. You can check their catalog at this LINK for a list of merchandise and prints available. We will notify you as soon as U Smile Kids are open for orders.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: communications@gisthailand.org

New Parent ID | communications@gisthailand.org 
Parents who took their photos with us before August 22, 2022 or since the last school year, your parent ID card is ready and can be picked up at the communications office. This parent ID is valid until you are no longer afflicted with Grace. If you haven’t taken your picture and would like to receive a Parent ID card, please come to the communications office during working hours to process your card.

Vaccination Clinic | nurse@gistthialand.org 
Don’t forget! Our first monthly Vaccination Clinic (non-COVID) is coming up soon on Tuesday, 30 August, 3:15-4pm. Please sign up here and pay via bank transfer or cash in the Health Office by Friday, 26 August. 

 

ELEMENTARY

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

Tiger Pride Day | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Once a month elementary likes to show our Tiger Pride by having a dress-up day. Each month is a different theme and they are always FUN! This month’s Tiger Pride Day theme is SCHOOL COLORS and will be Wednesday, September 7. On that day students are encouraged to wear our school colors (blue & yellow/gold). Tiger Pride Day is not mandatory and if your child chooses not to participate in the theme, they should wear their normal Grace uniform.

MAP Assessments | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
This week begins the fall session of our 3rd – 6th grade MAP Assessments. Parents were sent an information letter and schedule last week.  If you have any further questions, please contact the elementary office.

School Aides Needed | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
We need your help! If you’d like to volunteer as a school aide to be a recess monitor or assist Kindergarten classes during their lunchtime, please contact Khun Na in the elementary office at rtisdale@gisthailand.org

Substitute Teachers Needed | elementary.office@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 Khun Na Tisdale at rtisdale@gisthailand.org.

Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16.  There will be no school for ELEMENTARY students on those days. 

 

SECONDARY

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

Attendance: Absences and Late Arrivals | attendance@gisthailand.org

Absences: See the PSMO for more information.

  • Morning of Absence: Call or email Secondary office between 7:45 and 8:15 AM
  • All absences not reported by 8:15 am on the day your child is absent, will be unexcused

Communication with Teachers: 

  • Students should email their teachers about absence

Late Arrival: 

  • Students are required to check in at Secondary Office

GIS Extracurricular Clubs | dreed@gisthailand.org 

  • Check out our GIS Clubs for 2022-2023!
    • Students, are you interested in joining a GIS Extracurricular Club? 
    • GIS Parents/Guardians, are you interested in sponsoring a GIS Extracurricular Club?  
  • Add the Secondary Google Calendar to keep up to date with all Club meetings!
  • Contact the Staff Sponsor if you have questions (listed in the link) or contact our GIS Secondary Club Coordinator, Dennis Reed dreed@gisthailand.org 

School Aides Needed (Substitutes) | jakhtar@gisthailand.org

Looking for a way to love on and serve our GIS teachers & students?

  • Substitute plans are provided as you fill in when teachers are absent
  • Frequently substitute plans are students independently working on their Chromebooks – Substitutes do not need a background in Education
  • There will be a short informational meeting soon for those who are interested and want to know more about this service opportunity
  • Contact Jennifer Akhtar, the Secondary Substitute Coordinator!

PSAT | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

Mark your Calendars for PSAT testing for GIS and HDE students in Grades 8 and 10

  • Grade 8 students will take the PSAT 8 on Wednesday, November 30, 2022
  • Grade 10 students will take the PSAT 10 on Wednesday, March 22, 2023
  • Grade 8 and 10 students will need to come to campus by 7:55 AM for the morning of testing 

 

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, Aug. 22

🏀 U14 Girls Basketball Tryouts @ Outdoor Court 3:30pm

🏃 Running Club Begins! Running Club is open to all elementary students and it’s FREE! It will be every Monday and Friday from 3:30 – 5:15pm. Please make sure your students bring their water bottles, wear their running shoes and PE uniforms! If you haven’t already, please register using this link: https://forms.gle/ig3NpN1toF64AXZe7

⚽️ JV Boys Soccer vs. Hang Dong @ Grace 4:15pm

Tuesday, Aug. 23
🏀 U12 Boys Basketball Tryouts @ Outdoor Court 3:30pm
🏀 U12 Girls Basketball Tryouts @ Elementary Court 3:30pm

Wednesday, Aug 24
🏀 U12 Boys Basketball Tryouts @ Elementary Court 3:30pm
🏀 U12 Girls Basketball Tryouts @ Outdoor Court 3:30pm
🏀 U14 Boys Basketball Tryouts @ Covered Court 3:30pm
🏀 U14 Girls Basketball Tryouts @ Covered Court 3:30pm

📋⚽️ Sign ups and payment for Rec League is due!!! YOU can use this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/ctPnkT23SZENf7q98 

Rec League is open to all 3rd – 6th graders who are interested in playing soccer. We will be starting this Saturday at 10:00am and the season will last for four, short, but fun weeks. The cost is 400 baht per kid and they will be receiving a team jersey that they can keep. Please pay in CASH to Khun Aop at the front desk of the admin building. For more information and dates, visit our website https://athletics.gisthailand.org/sports/rec-league

Thursday, Aug. 25
⚽️ V. Boys Soccer vs. Sanpatong @ Grace 4:15pm
🏐 V. Boys Volleyball vs. Kawila Wittayalai @ Grace 5:00pm
🏐 V. Girls Volleyball vs. Kawila Wittayalai @ Grace 5:00pm
🌯 Border Run will be available!

Friday, Aug. 26
🏀 U14 Boys Basketball Tryouts @ 3:30pm Covered Court

Saturday, Aug. 27
⚽️ Rec League begins @ Grace Soccer Fields 10:00am


15 August 2022

GENERAL

From the Nurses | nurse@gisthailand.org 
Our first Vaccination Clinic (non-COVID) is coming up soon on Tuesday, 30 August, 3:15-4pm. Please sign up here and pay via bank transfer or cash in the Health Office by Friday, 26 August.  

Please be reminded of our Attendance Policy Related to Illness and our Medication Policy in efforts to keep our students safe and well. Students who are sick should stay home to prevent the spread of contagious/communicable diseases. Also, all medication should be kept in the nurse’s office. Only secondary students are allowed to carry emergency medications with special permission. 

For the latest COVID information you can click here for COVID FAQs

EXPOSURE POLICY:

Whole School Photo Week | communications@gisthailand.org
Please mark your calendar from August 29 – September 2, 2022 for our Whole School Photo Week. This time, we will be taking our photos with U Smile Kids! You might remember from the last time U Smile Kids came and you could choose merchandise from them, well, they will have that available for you this time too. 

  • Usmile will be taking ID photos and a couple of fun poses from staff and students, but there will be after school hours (3:30 – 5 pm) when families and friends can sign up to take group photos with them.
  • More information on the schedule and the families & friends sign up sheet will be given at a later date, if you have any questions, please email to communications@gisthailand.org and we will coordinate accordingly for you.
  • You can check out U Smile Kids’ website to know more about them and their merchandise catalog, here: https://www.usmilekids.com/index.php/en/ 

ELEMENTARY

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

Recess Monitors Needed | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
We need your help! If you’d like to volunteer as a school aide to be a recess monitor, please contact Khun Na in the elementary office at rtisdale@gisthailand.org

Substitute Teachers Needed | elementary.office@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 Khun Na Tisdale at rtisdale@gisthailand.org.

MAP Assessments | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Twice a year 3rd – 6th graders participate in MAP Assessments. This year’s fall session is scheduled to begin in a couple weeks. Parents will receive a letter explaining what MAP is and a schedule next week.

Lost & Found | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
No one likes to lose things. So that this doesn’t happen to you or your child, please remember to properly label all uniform clothing, snack containers and water bottles with your family name so that we can keep our lost & found items to a minimum.  Thank you!

SECONDARY

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

Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year at GIS!

Attendance: Absences and Late Arrivals | Call +66-52-088-777 attendance@gisthailand.org 

Absences: See the PSMO for more information. 

  • Morning of Absence: Call or email Secondary office between 7:45 and 8:15 AM
  • All absences not reported by 8:15 am on the day your child is absent, will be unexcused

Communication with Teachers: 

  • Students should email their teachers about absence

Late Arrival

  • Students are required to check in at Secondary Office

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

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

  • Follow your Secondary student’s class schedule and put a name and a face to their teachers, review curriculum, textbooks, homework, and expected outcomes. 
  • On Monday your students will bring home an invitation for Back to School Night that includes their class schedule – please bring it with you on Thursday
  • Please see our forthcoming email for more details!

Requesting a Schedule Change | not accepting email requests

Friday, August 19

  • Pick up paper form in the Secondary Office
  • Get all required signatures
  • Turn completed form into Secondary Office by Friday!

School Aides Needed (Substitutes) | jakhtar@gisthailand.org
Looking for a way to love on and serve our GIS teachers & students?

  • Substitute plans are provided as you fill in when teachers are absent
  • Frequently substitute plans are students independently working on their Chromebooks – Substitutes do not need a background in Education
  • There will be a short informational meeting soon for those who are interested and want to know more about this service opportunity
  • Contact Jennifer Akhtar, the Secondary Substitute Coordinator!

Website and PSMO | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Important Resources for Parents/Guardians to review including Dress Code, Behavior, Policies, etc.

Important Secondary Dates

  • Thursday, August 18 (6:30 – 8 PM)  Back to School Night for Parents and Guardians
  • Friday, August 19 Last day for requesting a Schedule Change 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

  • No Hume Thailand for October ‘22. We are excited to resume our bi-ennial (every 2 years) partnership with Hume Lake Christian Camps in October of 2023. 
  • Chapel Service Team sign-ups are due Thursday, August 18, 2022. Any 7th-12th grade GIS student is required to complete this online application
  • Chapel Band Auditions next Saturday, August 20 (8am-5pm). Any 8th-12th grade students interested in auditioning for chapel band must sign up for a 15-minute audition slot on Saturday, August 20, 2022 here. All auditions will be held in the cafeteria at the GIS campus.

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

It’s TRYOUTS WEEK!! 🥳  Three things:

  1. ALL U12 & U14 Basketball tryouts will be postponed until the week of Aug. 22nd — we apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding
  2. Practice days have changed for U12 so please check our website for more information
  3. All tryouts results will be posted on the bulletin boards in the  Elementary (Reading Corner in the atrium) and Secondary (outside the main office) buildings!

*practice schedules will not be posted here. For more information, on practice days and times, please visit our website athletics.gisthailand.org

Monday, Aug. 15
⚽️ JV Boys Soccer Tryouts @ Field 1 3:30pm
⚽️ JV Girls Soccer Tryouts @ Field 2 3:30pm
⚽️ V. Boys Soccer Tryouts @ Field 1 3:30pm
⚽️ V. Girls Soccer Tryouts @ Field 2 3:30pm
🏃‍♀️ Senior (7th-12th grade) XC Tryouts @ Sports Shed 3:30pm
🏐 V. Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
🏐 V. Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm

Tuesday, Aug. 16
⚽️ JV Boys Soccer Tryouts @ Field 1 3:30pm
⚽️ JV Girls Soccer Tryouts @ Field 2 3:30pm
⚽️ V. Boys Soccer Tryouts @ Field 1 3:30pm
⚽️ V. Girls Soccer Tryouts @ Field 2 3:30pm
🏃‍♀️ Senior (7th-12th grade) XC Tryouts @ Sports Shed 3:30pm
🏐 V. Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
🏐 V. Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm

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


8 August 2022

🚨 (ACTION NEEDED)

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

Form: https://forms.gle/pVCxhxHDBP8e6yWp6 

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

GENERAL

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

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

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

ELEMENTARY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No School – Friday, August 12

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

SECONDARY

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

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

New Student Welcome |  secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Monday, August 8 9:30-11:00 AM 

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

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

Wednesday, August 10  

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

Second Day of Schoolsecondary.office@gisthailand.org

Thursday, August 11  

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

No School on Friday (Thai Holiday)

Friday, August 12 

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

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

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

ATHLETICS

WELCOME BACK, TIGERS!

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

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

First things first: CONNECT with us through:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEASON 1:

(Aug. – end of Oct./early Nov.)

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

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

🚨(ACTION NEEDED) VARSITY ATHLETES:

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

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

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

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

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

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