19 April 2021

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GENERAL

 

ELEMENTARY

3rd – 6th Grade MAP Assessments | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
MAP Assessments for all 3rd – 6th graders have been postponed until further notice.  If you have any questions, please contact the elementary office.

Elementary Lost & Found | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
We do our best to return items that are labeled with names but our new Lost & Found cabinet is still overflowing.  When you pick up materials at school this week, please take advantage of that time to reclaim your lost items.  Anything left on the Lost & Found cabinet at the end of the year will be donated.  Thanks for helping with this.

SECONDARY

Launching Continuous Learning | secondaryoffice@gisthailand.org
Monday, April 19 @9am –  Secondary students can expect their weekly checklists posted in Google Classroom for all courses they are enrolled in. Suggestions for parents to engage their child(ren) during continuous learning:

  • 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 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?

FINAL CALL for Secondary (7-12) Yearbooks | yearbook@gisthailand.org
Don’t miss out on your copy of the 2020-2021 Secondary yearbook! If you missed the fall pre-order, you can still reserve a yearbook for cash-at-pickup at the end of the school year.  Orders for cash-at-pickup are due April 23rd. Order your yearbook here.

FamilyWeb Course Requests | counselor@gisthailand.org
Reminder that Wednesday, April 21 at 5:00 PM (Thailand time) is the close of the FamilyWeb course request window for current students in Grades 7-11. For students in Grade 6, the FamilyWeb course request system will open up after the Grade 6 online Parent Orientation on Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 PM and will remain open until Monday, April 26 at 5:00 PM.

ATHLETICS

To our Athletics family,

We saw this coming, but prayed it wouldn’t be this way. Many of you have questions and we’re hoping that this will answer most of them.

CMAC Volleyball (U14 – Varsity): As of right now, every other CMAC school is in the same predicament as we are. With schools going online that means no practices and cancellations of every game scheduled in the next two weeks. CMAC is working on alternate dates for the tournament. However, May is a very busy month for us due to APs, final exams and grad. With all that being said, we are NOT saying season’s over so hold on to your jerseys — we’re doing everything we can.

Third Season Soccer: Unfortunately, the Alpine Tournament has been cancelled and so have games leading up to the tournament. This sadly means that third season soccer is finished. Players, please turn in your jerseys to the Athletic office on Monday, April 19th when you go collect materials for school. If you’re not going in on Monday, be on the lookout for the next alternate date.

Tri Sport: Tri sport families and athletes, you should have received an email from our Department with updates on all things Tri Sport so please check your inboxes!

Closed Campus: Due to MOE guidelines and restrictions, our facilities are closed until further notice. This means our fields, courts and weight room will not be available for training or rental.

We are so sad to have to cancel games, seasons, and tournaments yet again and disappointed for our athletes (especially our seniors), but we are so grateful for everything that we were able to do and be a part of this year.

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

 


5 April 2021

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GENERAL

Visual Arts Show | kmccall@gisthailand.org
The Visual Arts Show will be on April 24 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the GIS Cafeteria. Come show your support for K-12 students and their amazing artwork. Everyone is welcome! 

Songkran | thaiteacher@gisthailand.org
Songkran (Apr.13-15) is the traditional Thai New Year. The Thai department would like students to help celebrate this Thai holiday by wearing a Songkran shirt (flowery/Hawaiian shirt) or traditional Thai costume on Friday, April 9th.

ELEMENTARY

3rd – 6th Grade MAP Assessments | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
After April break we will begin our MAP Assessments for all 3rd – 6th graders.  Please read this letter from Ms. Steedman with a detailed explanation.  Here is the schedule for the assessments.  If you have any questions, please contact the elementary office.

Elementary After School Clubs | mkennedy@gisthailand.org
The last day for after school clubs this semester is Wednesday, April 7.  Thank you for all the teachers/parents involved to bring these fun after school activities to the students.

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Elevation Week Recap | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Thank you for praying for Elevation Week! We were so encouraged by the messages Bryan Greenwood spoke to our students. Bryan focused throughout the week on living life with God and hearing his voice. We’ve put together a resource to help you continue the conversation at home with your students. You can find that resource HERE.

Chapel Core Team Applications | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Our Chapel Core Team applications are now available! We are looking for secondary students who want to use their passions and gifts to lead the student body in weekly chapels, worship nights, and other Spiritual Life events. Applications were sent to your students’ school email and they will be due on April 19th (the Monday after Songkran Break). 

Wednesday Prayer Time | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We will have our weekly prayer time in the Spiritual Life Office for secondary students and staff from 12:00-12:15pm on Wednesday at lunch.

Worship Night | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
There will be another worship night on Wednesday, April 21 from 7:00-8:30pm.

SECONDARY

This Week: Senior (G12) Transition Seminar |secondary.office@gisthailand.org
The Senior Transition Seminar is this week!. Instead of Advisory, Tutorial, and Homeroom Seniors will attend a transition seminar in the Cafeteria with staff from the Well International. The schedule is on the Secondary Calendar. There includes a session Wednesday, April 8 between 8:00 – 9:30 AM in the Cafeteria. Breakfast is provided.

AP Mock Exams Announcement | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Starting the week after Songkran, there will be Mock AP Exams. All AP teachers have already communicated with their students about Mock AP Exams but the times can also be found on the Secondary Calendar. If you have questions please contact the respective AP teachers directly.

AP Exam Update | counselor@gisthailand.org
GIS is not affected by any of the COVID restrictions that warrant CollegeBoard accommodations such as digital testing or exam date/time changes; therefore, all AP exams (except AP Chinese which is computer-based) will be paper tests proctored on the worldwide testing scheduled dates and Thai times noted on the Secondary Calendar.

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

  • April 6: No School (Thai Holiday)
  • April 10-18: Songkran Break (April Break)
  • April 21: Worship Night
  • April 24: Visual Arts Show

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, April 5

🥤 Nic’s Night — FREE smoothie for every Grace guest!

🏐 JV Boys Volleyball vs. PTIS @ PTIS 4:15pm

🏐 JV Girls Volleyball vs. PTIS @ PTIS 4:15pm

🏐 V. Boys Volleyball vs. PTIS @ PTIS 5:00pm

🏐 V. Girls Volleyball vs. PTIS @ PTIS 5:00pm

Tuesday, April 6

🥤 Nic’s Night — FREE smoothie for every Grace guest!

Thursday, April 8

🏐 Grace Volleyball Invitationals 4-6pm

  • 4:00pm – V. Girls vs. Doi Saket

  • 5:00pm – V. Boys vs. Lanna Polytechnic

Friday, April 9

🏐 Grace Volleyball Invitationals 4-7pm

  • 4:00pm

    • V. Girls vs. Sacred Heart

    • V. Boys vs. Kawila Wittayallai

  • 5:00pm – Semis/Finals

  • 6:00pm – Awards

🌯 Border Run will be available for dinner

⚽️ V. Boys Soccer vs. Saraphi @ Grace 4:30pm

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

 


29 Mar 2021

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GENERAL

Songkran | thaiteacher@gisthailand.org
Songkran (Apr.13-15) is the traditional Thai New Year. The Thai department would like students to help celebrate this Thai holiday by wearing a Songkran shirt (flowery/Hawaiian shirt) or traditional Thai costume on Friday, April 9th.

GIS Library Book Sale| library@gisthailand.org

March 1-31: Fiction! Nonfiction! Picture books & more! Need some different reading material? The GIS Library will be selling used & discarded books outside of the library — come and find your next favorite book! All books are ฿10 each unless otherwise marked. Please bring your own bag.

  • Students may browse and purchase during normal student library hours

  • Parent hours:

    • Morning:
      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:55 – 8:15 AM

    • Afternoon: 
      Monday: 3:15 – 4:00 PM
      Thursday: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

  •  

ELEMENTARY

Book Character Parade – Parents Welcome! | mkennedy@gisthailand.org As the big finale to March is Reading Month, April 1 will be our Book Character Dress-Up Day!  Students are encouraged to dress up like a book character for our annual Book Character Parade.  Parents are allowed to be spectators for the parade as long as COVID guidelines of mask wearing and social distancing are followed.  Parade begins at 8:15 in the elementary atrium.

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Elevation Week | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
It’s Elevation Week in Secondary! This week, Bryan Greenwood will be sharing during our morning and evening sessions on what it looks like to live a life with God. You can check out a schedule of the evening events HERE. Parents are welcome to join our evening sessions (except for Friday evening). If your student is planning on joining our Astro Day Event (Wed.) and/or our Friday Feast, students must RSVP by noon on Monday, March 29th. Due to CMT requirements, numbers for the Friday Feast will be limited. The link is your student’s GIS email. Please join us in prayer that the Lord would use this week in a significant way in the lives of our Secondary students! 

Elevation Week Transportation | worldclubtransport@gmail.com
We encourage our parents to consider arranging carpooling for students to attend evening sessions for the week, but there will be songtaow transportation available to and from Sojo’s in Worldclubland. Evening songtaow transportation will be exclusively arranged by Worldclub Transport (thanks, Kelly Shaw!). To arrange for your student’s transport to our evening sessions, please email worldclubtransport@gmail.com. Cost will be 30 baht each way and every student must be registered in advance. Songtaows will depart from Sojo’s each evening (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) at 6:30pm.

SECONDARY

Assembly Schedule: Elevation Week |secondary.office@gisthailand.org We will be running an assembly schedule during Elevation week from March 29 to April 2. The rotation and order of the classes for each day will remain the same. 5 minutes will be subtracted from each class to create the Assembly time at the beginning of the day. Students will be expected to show up for Homeroom first for attendance at 8:10 for 5 minutes and then head directly to the Cafeteria for the morning assembly. Wednesday, March 31 will have a regular C-day schedule, with not Assembly. We will post signs all over the school during this week. The bells will reflect this modified schedule during this week.

AP Exam Update | counselor@gisthailand.org
GIS is not affected by any of the COVID restrictions that warrant CollegeBoard accommodations such as digital testing or exam date/time changes; therefore, all AP exams (except AP Chinese which is computer-based) will be paper tests proctored on the world-wide testing scheduled dates and Thai times noted on the Secondary Calendar.

Reminder: Eligibility Grade Check | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Eligibility Grade check will be on Friday, April 2. This is the first grade check for Quarter 4. This grade check will determine extracurricular eligibility for Secondary students who are participating in extracurricular activities, such as athletics and after-school activities. Please see the PSMO Handbook for more information

Postponed: Senior (G12) Transition Seminar | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
The Senior Transition Seminar will be the week of April 5. Instead of Advisory, Tutorial, and Homeroom Seniors will attend a transition seminar in the Cafeteria with staff from Well International. The schedule is on the Secondary Calendar. There will also be a transition seminar on the morning of Wednesday, April 8 between 8:00 – 9:30 AM in the Cafeteria.

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

  • No Advisory this week due to Elevation Week, see details above.

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

  • March 29-April 2: Elevation Week 
  • April 2: Eligibility Check
  • April 3: Speech and Debate Society Intra-club Scrimmage
  • April 5 – 9: Senior Transition Seminar
  • April 6: No School (Thai Holiday)

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

News and Announcements:
🥤 NEXT Monday and Tuesday are Nic’s Night where not only will 25% of your bill go back to Grace, but every guest will also receive a FREE smoothie of their choice!

🤸🏻‍♀️ PREM is hosting a Dance Fest on April 28th. Both solo dancers and dance groups are welcome to participate. If you’re interested, please email the athletics department and we’ll get you an entry form!

🎼 ELEVATION WEEK — next week is Elevation Week and we wanted to encourage all our athletes to go to as many evening sessions as possible! With that being said, there will be NO games next week. Please check with your coaches to see if any changes have been made to the practice schedule.

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

 


22 Mar 2021

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GENERAL

GIS Library Book Sale| library@gisthailand.org

March 1-31: Fiction! Nonfiction! Picture books & more! Need some different reading material? The GIS Library will be selling used & discarded books outside of the library — come and find your next favorite book! All books are ฿10 each unless otherwise marked. Please bring your own bag.

  • Students may browse and purchase during normal student library hours

  • Parent hours:

    • Morning:
      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:55 – 8:15 AM

    • Afternoon: 
      Monday: 3:15 – 4:00 PM
      Thursday: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

  •  

ELEMENTARY

Calendar Change | mkennedy@gisthailand.org 
The following changes have been made to the elementary calendar.

May 27 – early dismissal at 11:30
May 28 – early dismissal at 11:30

Book Character Parade | mkennedy@gisthailand.org 
As the big finale to March is Reading Month, April 1 will be our Book Character Dress-Up Day!  Students are encouraged to dress up like a book character for our annual Book Character Parade.  It has yet to be determined if parents will be allowed on campus to be spectators for the parade or not but we’ll let you know that information as soon as possible.

Report Cards | mkennedy@gisthailand.org 
Report cards were e-mailed to parents on Wednesday, March 17.  Please note, there is a time limit on the report link.  If you’d like a hard copy of the report, please print it before March 31.

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Lent Schedule | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
If your Secondary student is keeping up with our Lent Schedule, we are encouraging students to take a break from music this week. The full Lent Schedule can be found
HERE.

Wednesday Prayer Time | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
There will be another prayer time in the Spiritual Life Office for Secondary students and staff from 12:00-12:15pm on Wednesday at lunch.

Elevation Week | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
We are so excited that Elevation Week is next week! Elevation Week is a weeklong experience in Secondary where we take additional time throughout the week to pause and encourage our students to pursue a deeper life with Jesus. This year, Bryan Greenwood will be sharing during our morning and evening sessions on what it looks like to live a life with God. You can check out a schedule of the evening events
HERE. Parents are welcome to join our evening sessions. Please join us in prayer that the Lord would use this week in a significant way in the lives of our Secondary students!

SECONDARY

Q3 Report Cards |secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Report cards were sent on March 17. If you need a report card for your personal academic record, then please download it from the link that was sent as soon as possible as the link will expire in two weeks from the date it was sent. 

Night of Stars |joshmckeown@gisthailand.org
The Student Council invites grades 9-12 students to the music and talent competition, “Night of Stars” on March 27th! Students will enjoy performances and quality time with friends in a beautifully lit, jazzy, outdoor venue under the stars! It will be a semi-formal evening of entertainment, food, and competition. Tickets will be 320 baht, 250 baht for performers, sold from March 22nd to 26th. They are first come first serve, as space is limited due to Covid restrictions. No outside guests are permitted for this event and make sure to bring a mask. GIS dress code still applies!

Time: 7:00 P.M. to 10:30 P.M.
Location: Veranda High Chiangmai Resort

Assembly Schedule: Elevation Week |secondary.office@gisthailand.org We will be running an assembly schedule during Elevation week from March 29 to April 2. The rotation and order of the classes for each day will remain the same. 5 minutes will be subtracted from each class to create the Assembly time at the beginning of the day. Students will be expected to show up for Homeroom first for attendance at 8:10 for 5 minutes and then head directly to the Cafeteria for the morning assembly. Wednesday, March 31 will have a regular C-day schedule, with not Assembly. We will post signs all over the school during this week. The bells will reflect this modified schedule during this week.

Postponed: Senior (G12) Transition Seminar |secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Senior Transition Seminar has been postponed until April

Academic Course Selection for SY 2021-22 |counselor@gisthailand.org
All current students have already met with his/her assigned Academic Counselor and information about making course selections in FamilyWeb (RenWeb) is forthcoming. Stay tuned for an email about this timeline! In the meantime, it would be helpful for parents to review their child’s Academic Plan with them.

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

  • Day A – Grades 7-12 will have an advisory on School-Life Balance.
  • Day E – Grades 7-12 will have an advisory on Mapping their day (stress).

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

  • March 27: Semi-Formal Event (9-12 Grade)
  • March 29-April 2: Elevation Week 
  • April 2: Eligibility Check
  • April 3: Speech and Debate Society Intra-club Scrimmage
  • April 6: No School (Thai Holiday)

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Other news and announcements:
We can have fans again for CMAC games hosted at Grace. For all other schools please refer to this
document

Monday, March 22

🏐 JV Boys Volleyball vs. NIS @ Grace 4:00pm

Tuesday, March 23

🏐 U14 Girls Volleyball vs. NIS @ Grace 4:00pm

🏐 JV Girls Volleyball vs. NIS  @ NIS 4:00pm

🏐 V. Boys Volleyball vs. NIS @ Grace 4:00pm

⚽️ V. Boys Soccer vs. Vachiralai @ Grace 4:15pm

🏐 V. Girls Volleyball vs. NIS @ NIS 5:00pm

Wednesday, March 24

🏐 U14 Boys Volleyball vs. NIS @ NIS 4:00pm

🏐 U14 Girls Volleyball vs. Panyaden @ Grace 4:15pm

Thursday, March 25

⚽️ V. Girls Soccer vs. Nawamin @ Grace 4:30pm

Friday, March 26

⚽️ V. Boys Soccer vs. Wachirawit @ Grace 4:00pm

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

 


15 Mar 2021

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GENERAL

GIS Library Book Sale| library@gisthailand.org

March 1-31: Fiction! Nonfiction! Picture books & more! Need some different reading material? The GIS Library will be selling used & discarded books outside of the library — come and find your next favorite book! All books are ฿10 each unless otherwise marked. Please bring your own bag.

  • Students may browse and purchase during normal student library hours

  • Parent hours:

    • Morning:
      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:55 – 8:15 AM

    • Afternoon: 
      Monday: 3:15 – 4:00 PM
      Thursday: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Vaccine Clinic | nurse@gisthailand.org
Our next on campus vaccine clinic will be Tuesday, March 23, 3:15-4pm. Please sign-up here and pay by this Friday at noon.

    •  

ELEMENTARY

Elementary Calendar Change| mkennedy@gisthailand.org
The following changes have been made to the elementary calendar for the last two days of school.

May 27 – early dismissal at 11:30 
May 28 – early dismissal at 11:30

Book Character Parade| mkennedy@gisthailand.org
We will not have our regular Tiger Pride Dress Up Day in March.  However, April 1, at the beginning of the day, we will have our Book Character Parade as the big finale to March is Reading Month.  Students are encouraged to dress up like a book character and all classes will parade around the campus (route to be determined). At this time we aren’t sure if parents will be allowed on campus to be spectators for our parade or not, when we receive that information, you’ll be notified.

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Lent Guide  | spirituallife@gisthailand.org 
We are now in the Church Calendar season of Lent. We have been encouraging our students to consider observing Lent as an opportunity to prepare their hearts to remember Christ’s death and resurrection. We have put together a six week Lent Guide if you and your students would like to follow along. You can access it HERE.

Weekly Prayer Time  | spirituallife@gisthailand.org 
There will be another prayer time in the Spiritual Life Office for students and staff from 12:00-12:15pm on Wednesday at lunch.

Elevation Week  | spirituallife@gisthailand.org 
Elevation Week has been rescheduled for March 29th-April 2nd. While the dates have shifted around, we are still excited to see how the Lord will use this week in our community. More details to come.

 

SECONDARY

Q3 Report Cards | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 
Quarter 3 will end on Friday, March 5. Report Cards will be available on Wednesday, March 17.

Academic Plan Meetings for Students: March  | counselor@gisthailand.org
Our Academic Counselors are preparing for next school year! 

Students in Grade 9 will be called in to visit with their academic counselor about post-high school goals, future academic plans, and classes that should be taken next school year to meet these goals and to ensure graduation from GIS. A proposed schedule of classes will be created and recorded on the student’s 4-year Academic Plan document in Google Classroom. It is highly recommended that students and parents refer to this Plan when choosing classes for the next school year. 

Grade 8 students will have a class meeting and receive a customized handout that shows them what Grade 9 elective classes will fulfill their matriculation requirements; use this when choosing classes for the next school year. 

More information about course selection, including the newly updated Academic Program Handbook, (for all Secondary students) is still to come!

Tickets Sold Out – Our Town | tcocking@gisthailand.org
This year’s GIS drama production, the Pulitzer prize-winning Our Town, will be performed on March 18,19, 20 at the Kad Theater at Kad Suan Keow. This will be an evening you won’t soon forget!

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

  • Day A – Grades 7-12 will have an advisory on Hot Topics.
  • Day E – Grades 7-12 will have Homeroom!

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

  • March 15: Quarter 4 Starts
  • March 18 -20: Our Town @ Kad Suan Kaew Studio
  • March 22-26: Senior (G12) Transition with the Well – more to come!
  • March 27: Semi-Formal Event (9-12 Grade)

 

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

We’re allowed to have fans at CMAC (home) games again!! For all other CMAC schools, please refer to this document for their rules and regulations

Tuesday, March 16

🏐 V. Girls Volleyball vs. Lanna @ Grace 4:00pm

🏐 V. Boys Volleyball vs. Lanna @ Grace 4:00pm

🏐 U14 Girls Volleyball vs. APIS @ APIS Secondary Campus 4:15pm

Thursday, March 18

⚽️ V. Girls Soccer vs. Thai School @ Grace 4:00pm

🏐 JV Boys Volleyball vs. CMIS @ CMIS 4:15pm

Friday, March 19

⚽️ V. Boys Soccer vs. Hang Dong @ Grace 4:00pm

 

* just a friendly reminder that it is AQI season — games and practices are subject to change due to the AQI that day. If any changes are made, we will let you know on our Facebook page and on our website at around 1:30pm (if we don’t post anything it means no changes).

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

 


1 Mar 2021

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GENERAL

GIS Library Book Sale| library@gisthailand.org
March 1-31: Fiction! Nonfiction! Picture books & more! Need some different reading material? The GIS Library will be selling used & discarded books outside of the library — come and find your next favorite book! All books are ฿10 each unless otherwise marked. Please bring your own bag.

  • Students may browse and purchase during normal student library hours

  • Parent hours:

    • Morning:
      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:55 – 8:15 AM

    • Afternoon: 
      Monday: 3:15 – 4:00 PM
      Thursday: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

CPR/AED Class  | nurse@gisthailand.org
Trainer Bob & Mr. Reed will be offering a CPR/AED class in the cafeteria on Saturday, March 20, 9am-12pm. Students, parents, and staff are welcome to sign up here by Friday, March 5.

ELEMENTARY

Elementary Calendar | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Community Lent Schedule | spirituallife@gisthailand.org 
If your student is keeping up with our Lent Schedule, we are encouraging Secondary students to take a break from sugar and dessert this week. The full Lent Schedule can be found HERE.

Fasting and Prayer Time | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
On Wednesday March 3rd, we are inviting Secondary students to fast from lunch and join us in the Spiritual Life Office for a time of prayer. If your student is interested, please have him or her fill out this form HERE so we can let the kitchen staff know who doesn’t need lunch. Also, students are welcome to come and pray even if they don’t participate in the fast.

RightNow Media | 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. 

Elevation Week | spirituallife@gisthailand.org
Elevation Week is just around the corner March 29-April 2nd for our Secondary students. Would you please join us in prayer as we seek to see Jesus move powerfully in the hearts and lives of our students here at GIS.

SECONDARY

Q3 Report Cards | secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Quarter 3 will end on Friday, March 5. Report Cards will be available after the March break on Wednesday, March 17.

Reminder: Eligibility Grade Check |secondary.office@gisthailand.org
Eligibility Grade check will be on Friday, March 5. This is the last grade check for Quarter 3. This grade check will determine extracurricular eligibility for Secondary students who are participating in extracurricular activities, such as athletics and after-school activities. Please see the PSMO Handbook for more information.

Tickets on Sale – Our Town | tcocking@gisthailand.org  
This year’s GIS drama production, the Pulitzer prize-winning Our Town, will be performed on March 18,19, 20 at the Kad Theater at Kad Suan Keow. You do not want to miss this surprisingly hard-hitting play. Tickets are limited each night and will go on sale TODAY. Student tickets are just 100 baht and adult tickets are name your own price with a suggestion of 500 baht. This will be an evening you won’t soon forget! Reserve tickets using this LINK.

Academic Plan Meetings for Students: March  | counselor@gisthailand.org

Our Academic Counselors are preparing for next school year! 

Students in Grade 9 will be called in to visit with their academic counselor about post-high school goals, future academic plans, and classes that should be taken next school year to meet these goals and to ensure graduation from GIS. A proposed schedule of classes will be created and recorded on the student’s 4-year Academic Plan document in Google Classroom. It is highly recommended that students and parents refer to this Plan when choosing classes for the next school year. 

Grade 8 students will have a class meeting and receive a customized handout that shows them what Grade 9 elective classes will fulfill their matriculation requirements; use this when choosing classes for the next school year. 

More information about course selection (for all Secondary students) to come!

Teacher Feedback Surveys | mrandolph@gisthailand.org
Secondary parents will continue receiving surveys as part of our teacher evaluation process. Not every teacher is being formally evaluated this year. If you receive an email, it will include information about which teacher and which class they teach, so that you have clarity about the teacher you are providing feedback. Please fill out the survey as soon as you are able.

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

  • March 2: Virtual Model United Nations Conference on GIS Campus
  • March 5 – March 9: Senior Trip
  • March 5: Eligibility Check & End of Quarter 3
  • March 6 – March 14: Spring Break
  • March 15: Quarter 4 Starts

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

It’s time for Season 3 sports!!!!

Monday, March 1

🥤 Nic’s Night!!  Not only will 25% of proceeds go to Grace Athletics, every guest will also receive a FREE glass of Fresh Ginger Honey Tea (hot, iced, or shake).

🏐 JV Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
🏐 V. Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
🏐 JV Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ Outdoor Court 3:30pm
⚽ V. Boys Soccer Tryouts @ Field 2 3:30pm
⚽ V. Girls Soccer Tryouts @ Field 1 3:30pm

**3rd Season Soccer Information

This year, because of Covid cancellations we will be having both girls and boys 3rd season soccer. This ACSC make up season will be open to JV and Varsity players to try out on Monday and Tuesday. There will be no off season training for those who don’t make this 3rd season team. This format will be followed this year only and we hope to get back to more “normal” season formats next year as Covid regulations allow.

Tuesday, March 2

🏐 V. Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
🏐 JV Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
🏐 U14 Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ Outdoor Court 3:30pm
🏐 U14 Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ Elementary Court 3:30pm
⚽ V. Boys Soccer Tryouts @ Field 2 3:30pm
⚽ V. Girls Soccer Tryouts @ Field 1 3:30pm

Wednesday, March 3

🏐 U14 Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
🏐 U14 Girls Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm

Thursday, March 4

🏐 JV Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ Outdoor Court 3:30pm
🏐 V. Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm

Friday, March 5

🏐 V. Boys Volleyball Tryouts @ Covered Courts 3:30pm

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

 


22 Feb 2021

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GENERAL

GIS Library Book Sale  | library@gisthailand.org

March 1-31: Fiction! Nonfiction! Picture books & more! Need some different reading material? The GIS Library will be selling used & discarded books outside of the library — come and find your next favorite book! All books are ฿10 each unless otherwise marked. Please bring your own bag.

  • Students may browse and purchase during normal student library hours

  • Parent hours:

    • Morning:
      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:55 – 8:15 AM

    • Afternoon: 
      Monday: 3:15 – 4:00 PM
      Thursday: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

CPR/AED Class  | nurse@gisthailand.org

Trainer Bob & Mr. Reed will be offering a CPR/AED class in the cafeteria on Saturday, March 20, 9am-12pm. Students, parents, and staff are welcome to sign up here by Friday, March 5.

Air Pollution Season | nurse@gisthailand.org

Style Seal will be selling air quality masks on campus TODAY, Monday, February 22, 2-4pm in the Uniform Shop. This will be the last time they will be on campus this year.

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ELEMENTARY

Tiger Pride Dress-Up Day | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

As a sneak peek into our annual March is Reading Month theme, this month’s Tiger Pride Dress-Up Day for elementary is “BEACH DAY”.  Students are encouraged to dress up in their favorite beach attire on Thursday, February 25.  Modest beachwear (no spaghetti straps or short shorts), please.  Don’t forget those beach accessories…..flip flops, hats, sunglasses, floaties, etc.  Stay tuned for more fun activities the library has planned for March is Reading Month!

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Lent Guide  | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

We are now in the Church Calendar season of Lent. We have been encouraging our students to consider observing Lent as an opportunity to prepare their hearts to remember Christ’s death and resurrection. We have put together a six week Lent Guide if you and your students would like to follow along. You can access it HERE.

Weekly Prayer Time  | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

There will be another prayer time in the Spiritual Life Office for students and staff from 12:00-12:15pm on Wednesday at lunch.

Elevation Week  | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

Elevation Week has been rescheduled for March 29th-April 2nd. While the dates have shifted around, we are still excited to see how the Lord will use this week in our community. More details to come.

SECONDARY

Academic Plan Meetings for Students: February & March  | counselor@gisthailand.org

Our Academic Counselors are preparing for next school year! 

Students in Grade 10 will be called in to visit with their academic counselor about post-high school goals, future academic plans, and classes that should be taken next school year to meet these goals and to ensure graduation from GIS. A proposed schedule of classes will be created and recorded on the student’s 4-year Academic Plan document in Google Classroom. It is highly recommended that students and parents refer to this Plan when choosing classes for the next school year. 

Grade 8 students will have a class meeting and receive a customized handout that shows them what Grade 9 elective classes will fulfill their matriculation requirements; use this when choosing classes for the next school year. 

More information about course selection (for all Secondary students) to come!

Reminder: PSAT 10 Testing on Friday, February 26  | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Grade 10 students take the PSAT10 on Friday, February 26 @ the GIS Cafeteria from 1:00 PM to 4:45 PM. This is a NO School day.

7th and 8th Grade Social | joshmckeown@gisthailand.org

The Student Council proudly presents the Grade 7 & 8 Social to be held on February 27th! We will be holding a neon-themed, fun-filled night. Come hang out with friends, win prizes, and compete in a lively game of capture-the-flag in the dark! Remember to follow the dress code, and please don’t forget to bring masks and wear neon-themed, comfortable clothing.

Location: GIS Cafeteria/Auditorium
Time: 7 PM – 9 PM, February 27
What To Bring: Boys bring drinks, girls bring snacks, everybody brings MASKS! 

Teacher Feedback Surveys | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

Secondary parents will begin receiving surveys as part of our teacher evaluation process. Not every teacher is being formally evaluated this year. If you receive an email, it will include information about which teacher and which class they teach, so that you have clarity about the teacher you are providing feedback. Please fill out the survey as soon as you are able.

GIS Drama Department presents Our Town | tcocking@gisthailand.org 

Save the date – The GIS drama department presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Our Town, by Thornton Wilder March 18-20 at the Kad Theater at Kad Suan Keow.  You don’t want to miss this hard-hitting and timeless classic.  Tickets on sale soon!

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

  • Day A – Grades 8 will review four-year Academic Planning with the Academic Counselors. Grade 7 will have an advisory on self-regulation
    Grades 9 -12 will have an advisory on Cultural-Gap: Behavioral Impact.

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

  • February 26: No School – Thai Holiday (PD day for Staff)
  • February 26: PSAT10 @ GIS
  • February 27: 7th and 8th Grade Social
  • March 2: Virtual Model United Nations Conference on GIS Campus

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

*** U14 Boys Volleyball — anyone who is interested in joining the U14 Boys Volleyball team, Coach Ming will be holding optional practices on the grass fields by the covered courts. Practices will be on Feb. 23-25 from 3:30-5:15pm!

*** U14 Girls Volleyball — Anyone who is interested in joining the U14 girls volleyball team can come out for optional practices on the grass fields by the covered courts with Coach Kelly on Feb. 24-25, 3:30-5:15pm.

Saturday, Feb. 27

🏀 Grace Invitationals Varsity Boys & Girls Basketball Tournament @ Grace

Schedule as follows:

9:00am

V. Boys vs. Yupparaj

V. Girls vs. Sankampaeng

10:00am

V. Girls vs. Yupparaj

11:00am

V. Boys vs. Chongfah

12:30pm

V. Girls vs. Dara

1:30

V. Boys Finals

Other announcements:

Next Monday and Tuesday (March 1 & 2) is Nic’s Night!! Not only will 25% of proceeds go to Grace Athletics, every guest will also receive a FREE glass of Fresh Ginger Honey Tea (hot, iced, or shake).

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


15 Feb 2021

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GENERAL

Vaccine Clinic |nurse@gisthailand.org

Our next on campus vaccine clinic will be Tuesday, February 23, 3:15-4pm. Please sign-up here and pay by this Friday at noon.

Air Pollution Season| nurse@gisthailand.org

Style Seal will be selling air quality masks on campus Monday, February 15, 2-4pm in the Uniform Shop.

Community Conversation with the Superintendent II – Feb 17, 2021 | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org 

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

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 3:30-5 pm
    Library, 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

Tiger Pride Dress-Up Day | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

As a sneak peek into our annual March is Reading Month theme, this month’s Tiger Pride Dress-Up Day for elementary is “BEACH DAY”.  Students are encouraged to dress up in their favorite beach attire on Thursday, February 25.  Modest beachwear (no spaghetti straps or short shorts), please.  Don’t forget those beach accessories…..flip flops, hats, sunglasses, floaties, etc.  Stay tuned for more fun activities the library has planned for March is Reading Month!

School Aide Opportunities | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

A new semester brings new opportunities to serve with us here in elementary.  Please contact Michelle Kennedy at mkennedy@gisthailand.org if you have free time and want to help with substitute teaching, lunch recess duty or in the classrooms.

SECONDARY

Band and Choir Concert February 19  |  secondary.office@gisthailand.org

9-12 Performing Arts students will host a Band and Choir Concert on Friday, February 19 @ 7PM in the Cafeteria. COVID precautions and distancing are applicable when on campus.

Reminder: Eligibility Grade Check |secondary.office@gisthailand.org

The next Eligibility Grade check will be on Friday, February 19. This grade check will determine extracurricular eligibility for Secondary students who are participating in extracurricular activities, such as athletics and after school activities. Please see the PSMO Handbook for more information.

Academic Plan Meetings for Students: February & March  | counselor@gisthailand.org

Students in Grades 8-11 will be called in to visit with their academic counselor about post-high school goals, future academic plans, and classes that should be taken next school year to meet these goals and to ensure graduation from GIS. A proposed schedule of classes will be created and recorded on the student’s 4-year Academic Plan document in Google Classroom. It is highly recommended that students and parents refer to this Plan when choosing classes for the next school year. Grade 7 students will have a class meeting and receive a customized handout that shows them what Grade 8 elective classes will fulfill their matriculation requirements; use this when choosing classes for the next school year. More information about course selection to come!

Reminder: PSAT 10 Testing on Friday, February 26  | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Grade 10 students take the PSAT10 on Friday, February 26 @ the GIS Cafeteria from 1:00 PM to 4:45 PM. This is a NO School day.

7th and 8th Grade Social | joshmckeown@gisthailand.org

The Student Council proudly presents the Grade 7 & 8 Social to be held on February 27th! Enjoy the vibrant neon-themed cafeteria, where there will be snacks and drinks! Feel free to wear white or neon colors, but remember, the GIS dress code still applies!

Location: GIS Cafeteria/Auditorium
Time: 7 PM – 9 PM, February 27th

What To Bring: Boys bring drinks, girls bring snacks, everybody brings MASKS!

Teacher Feedback Survey | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

In the next week or so Secondary parents will begin receiving surveys as part of our teacher evaluation process. Not every teacher is being formally evaluated this year. If you receive an email, it will include information about which teacher and which class they teach, so that you have clarity about the teacher you are providing feedback. Please fill out the survey as soon as you are able.

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

  • Day A – Grades 7 will review four year Academic Planning with the Academic Counselors. Grades 8 -12 will have an advisory on self-regulation.
  • Day E – Grades 7-12 will have Homeroom.

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

  • February 17: Worship Night
  • February 19: Eligibility Check
  • February 19: Band and Choir Concert
  • February 26: No School – Thai Holiday
  • February 26: PSAT10 @ GIS
  • February 27: 7th and 8th Grade Social

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Secondary Worship Night | spiriutallife@gisthailand.org

We will be having a worship night this Wednesday, February 17th from 7:00-8:30pm in the cafeteria for all secondary students. The theme is “Ash” and we will be spending time reflecting on the upcoming season of Lent and Easter. If you’re curious to know more about what Lent is, HERE is a helpful article that explains it. Songthaews will be available on a first come first serve basis. You can sign up for songthaews HERE.

Parent Connection| spirituallife@gisthailand.org

During the student worship night, parents are also invited to stay on campus to join a separate gathering to pray for their students, worship together, and discuss ways to better engage their students. We value our partnership with parents and want to provide a space to connect and encourage one another. All GIS parents are welcome! 

Weekly Prayer Time| spirituallife@gisthailand.org

There will be another prayer time in the Spiritual Life Office from 12:00-12:15pm on Wednesday.

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

!!! SAVE THE DATE. IT’S SENIOR NIGHT THIS WEEK !!!

*** U14 Boys Volleyball — anyone who is interested in joining the U14 Boys Volleyball team, Coach Ming will be holding optional practices on the grass fields by the covered courts. Practices will be on Feb. 17-19, 23-25 from 3:30-5:15pm!

Tuesday, Feb. 16

🏀 JV Boys Basketball vs. Lamphun @ Lamphun Sports Stadium 4:00pm

🏀 JV Girls Basketball vs. Satit CMU @ Satit CMU 4:00pm

Thursday, Feb. 17 (SENIOR NIGHT!!!)

🌯 Border Run will be available for dinner!

🏀 JV Boys Basketball vs. Old Men @ Grace 4:00pm

🏀 V. Girls Basketball vs. Yupparaj @ Grace 5:30pm

🏀 V. Boys Basketball vs. Mae Jo @ Grace 6:30pm

* join us in celebrating and honoring our seniors in between the boys and the girls game!!

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


9 Feb 2021

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GENERAL

Air Pollution Season| nurse@gisthailand.org

Style Seal will be selling air quality masks on campus Monday, February 15, 2-4pm in the Uniform Shop.

Community Conversation with the Superintendent II – Feb 17, 2021 | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org 

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

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 3:30-5 pm
    Library, 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

PE Uniform Reminder | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Sports uniforms are only to be worn during after school sports and are not allowed to be worn during PE classes.  Please make sure your child(ren) are wearing their GIS PE uniform on days they have PE.  Thank you for your cooperation.

SECONDARY

Band and Choir Concert February 19  |  secondary.office@gisthailand.org

9-12 performing arts students will host a Band and Choir Concert on Friday, February 19. Add it to your calendar! More details to follow.

PSAT 10 Testing: Friday, February 26  | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Grade 10 parents, please put Friday, February 26 @ the GIS Cafeteria on your calendar. We understand that this is a NO School day; however, due to restrictions, we can only conduct group testing on days without school. Testing will begin at 1:00 PM on that day, and we anticipate testing will be finished by 4:30-4:45 PM. An email will be mailed out shortly with all pertinent information. 

February Candygrams | joshmckeown@gisthailand.org

Candygrams are back! The Student Council presents February CANDYGRAM sales as a way students and staff can encourage joy to those around! They are 20 baht each and will be sold to students and staff February 9-12 and February 15-19 during lunch in the cafeteria. 

Deliveries for Students NOT Permitted  | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Students are not permitted to order (violation of cell phone use – see PSMO Handbook) and/or receive orders (i.e. Grab, FoodPanda, Lazada, etc.) during school hours. Secondary Administration is working with our Security Team to ensure the safety of our students while on our closed campus and we appreciate your cooperation to this end.

This Week in Advisory | mrandolph@gisthailand.org

  • Day E – Grades 7-12 will be discussing hot topics in their groups.

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

  • February 17: Worship Night
  • February 19: Eligibility Check
  • February 19: Band and Choir Concert

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Worship Night | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

The Spiritual Life Office will be hosting a Worship Night on Wednesday, February 17th from 7:00-8:30pm in the cafeteria for all secondary students. More details coming soon! 

Parent Connection| spirituallife@gisthailand.org

During the student worship night, parents are also invited to stay on campus to join a separate gathering to pray for their students, worship together, and discuss ways to better engage their students. We value our partnership with parents and want to provide a space to connect and encourage one another. All GIS parents are welcome! 

Weekly Prayer Time| spirituallife@gisthailand.org

There will be another prayer time in the Spiritual Life Office from 12:00-12:15pm on Wednesday.

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

It’s a busy busy week! Please check our website or our Facebook page for the schedule of each tournament.

Monday, Feb. 9 – No school — no practice!

Tuesday, Feb. 9

⚽ U12 Boys and Girls CMAC Soccer Tournament @ PTIS 9:00am (no fans allowed)

🏀 JV Girls Basketball vs. San Kampaeng @ San Kampaeng 4:00pm

🏀 V. Girls Basketball vs. CMIS @ Grace 4:00pm (no fans allowed)

🏀 JV Boys Basketball vs. San Kampaeng @ San Kampaeng 5:00pm

🏀 V. Boys Basketball vs. Dara @ Grace 5:15pm

Wednesday, Feb. 10

⚽ U14 Boys and Girls CMAC Soccer Tournament @ Grace 9:00am (no fans allowed)

*If we cancel due to AQI, we will let you know by 7:00am

Thursday, Feb. 11

🏀 V. Girls Basketball vs. Dara @ Grace 5:15pm

Friday, Feb. 12

🏀 JV Boys Basketball CMAC Tournament @ Grace 9:00am (no fans allowed)

*If we cancel due to AQI, we will let you know by 7:00am

🏀 JV Girls Basketball CMAC Tournament @ CMIS 9:00am (no fans allowed)

Saturday, Feb. 13

🏀 Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball CMAC Tournament @ CMIS 9:00am (no fans allowed)

🏀 Rec League Basketball Finals @ Grace 10:00am

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


1 Feb 2021

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GENERAL

Air Pollution Season| nurse@gisthailand.org

Style Seal will be selling air quality masks on campus TODAY, Monday, February 1, 2-4pm in the Uniform Shop.

Community Conversation with the Superintendent II – Feb 17, 2021 | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org 

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

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 3:30-5 pm
    Library, 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

100th Day Celebration | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Can you believe it is our 100th day of school already?  Tuesday, February 2, our Kindergarten through 2nd graders will be celebrating our 100th day of school with special activities that morning.  We might even have a surprise or two for our 3rd – 6th graders.

PE Uniform Reminder | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Sports uniforms are only to be worn during after school sports and are not allowed to be worn during PE classes.  Please make sure your child(ren) are wearing their GIS PE uniform on days they have PE.  Thank you for your cooperation.

SECONDARY

Reminder: Eligibility Grade Check | Secondary Office

Eligibility Grade check will be on Friday, February 5. This grade check will determine extracurricular eligibility for Secondary students who are participating in extracurricular activities, such as athletics and after school activities. Please see the PSMO Handbook for more information.

PSAT 10 Testing: Friday, February 26  | Secondary Office

Grade 10 parents, please put Friday, February 26 @ the GIS Cafeteria on your calendar. We understand that this is a NO School day; however, due to restrictions we can only conduct group testing on days without school. Testing will begin at 1:00 PM on that day, and we anticipate testing will be finished by 4:30-4:45 PM. An email will be mailed out shortly with all pertinent information. 

Secondary Lost & Found  | Secondary Office

The Secondary Lost & Found will have a table set up for people to reclaim items.

When: Monday, February 1st from 3:15-3:45
Where: On the walkway as you’re leaving campus.

Family Home Weekend  | Secondary Office

February 6 to 8 is Family Home Weekend. Family Home Weekends will officially begin at midnight of the last school day and end at midnight on the third day. No official school activities will be scheduled. No homework will be given by teachers over this weekend (AP classes do not apply, though a reduction of work can be expected). Please see the Secondary PSMO for more details.

February Candygrams | Joshua McKeown 

Candygrams are back! The Student Council presents February CANDYGRAM sales as a way students and staff can encourage joy to those around! They are 20 baht each and will be sold to students and staff February 9-12 during lunch in the cafeteria. 

Deliveries for Students NOT Permitted  | Secondary Office

Students are not permitted to order (violation of cell phone use – see SMO Handbook) and/or receive orders (i.e. Grab, FoodPanda, Lazada, etc.) during school hours. Secondary Administration is working with our Security Team to ensure the safety of our students while on our closed campus and we appreciate your cooperation to this end.

Arriving Late/Tardy | Secondary Office

See Secondary PSMO Handbook 2020-2021 for more details.

  • Students need to check-in at the Secondary Office to be signed in and given a note to class.
  • An excused tardy will require communication by a phone call or email (see “Reporting an Absence” for contact information).
  • Students more than 20 minutes late to a class, will be marked as absent.

How to Report Absences | Secondary Office

If a student is absent, a parent/guardian is expected to contact the office between 7:45 and 8:15 a.m. on the day of the absence.

See Secondary PSMO Handbook 2020-21 for more details. Unreported Absences. All absences not reported by 8:15 am on the day your child is absent, will be unexcused. Unexcused absences may impact credits received.

Planned Absences. Students planning to be absent 2+ days are to complete the Planned Absence Request Form, at least a week in advance.

This Week in Advisory | Megan Randolph

  • Day A – Grades 7-12 will be discussing students’ academic progress in their groups.
  • Day E – Grades 7-12 will in Homerooms

Mark your Calendars with Upcoming Events | Secondary Office

  • February 5: Eligibility Check
  • February 5: Art Chapel (unfortunately, only students & staff for this event due to restrictions)
  • February 6-8: Family Home Weekend

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Art Chapel | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

We are excited to have our annual Art Chapel this Friday. We are asking students to bring a journal, writing utensil, and an n-95 mask (for an outdoor portion) with them. If you would like to watch, the event will be live streamed through our GIS YouTube channel which you can access here.

Weekly Prayer Time | spirituallife@gisthailand.org

We will be hosting a time of prayer in the Spiritual Life Office on Wednesday from 12:00-12:15. We are hoping to grow as a community in how we view and engage in prayer.

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Updated Guidelines/Restrictions:

  • Fans are allowed to come watch games and tournaments, but we are limited to 200 people
  • No fans allowed for CMAC games

Monday, Feb. 1

🍊Nic’s Night — let them know you’re with Grace and every Grace guest will receive a FREE Orangina!

Tuesday,  Feb. 2

🍊Nic’s Night — let them know you’re with Grace and every Grace guest will receive a FREE Orangina!

⚽ U8 Soccer Tournament @ GIS 3:45pm (this will be an in house tournament taken place during their practice — season ends after this tournament)

Wednesday, Feb. 3

🏃 GIS XC COVID-19 Invitational @ GIS 3:45pm

GIS will be hosting the final XC race of the year. It will begin at 3:45pm at the inner soccer field. It may or may not have other schools competing. We would like to have students, parents, and staff to join the race and give our kids some competition! It doesn’t matter what your ability level is, just come out, get some exercise, and have some fun! Please sign up here if you are interested. Choose which race distance you prefer: 2km, 3km, 4km, or 5km. Medals will be presented for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group. Runners must be of the correct age to receive a medal, but anyone is welcome to run in any race category. We will also have team scoring for each race division. Feel free to make your own team of 4 or 5 runners or we can put you on a team. Start times for each race will be determined next week and posted on the Grace Athletics FB page. Please register on this link by the end of this week if you plan on participating: REGISTRATION

Thursday, Feb. 4

⚽ U10 Soccer Tournament @ GIS 3:45pm (this will be an in house tournament taken place during their practice — season ends after this tournament)

Saturday, Feb. 6

🏀 No Rec League — Happy Family Home Weekend!

🏃CMAC Virtual Race

CMAC is hosting a virtual running competition open to all students and parents from CMAC schools. Individual medals and team trophies will be given to students in each race division. GIS students who score one of the top 5 fastest times in their age group from GIS will be part of the GIS scoring team that will hopefully beat the teams from the other schools and will receive a team trophy! All students are welcome and encouraged to participate! Use the Strava app to submit your results or come participate in our XC race Wednesday to get your race officially timed. See this link for more details: VIRTUAL REGISTRATION

For more information email: belliott@gisthailand.org


25 Jan 2021

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GENERAL

Community Conversation with the Superintendent II – Feb 17, 2021 | superintendents.office@gisthailand.org 

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

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 3:30-5 pm
    Library, 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).

Air Pollution Season| nurse@gisthailand.org

Style Seal will be selling air quality masks on campus on Monday, February 1, 2-4pm in the Uniform Shop. As we enter air pollution season, we recommend your student bring 2 masks to school: one surgical/cloth mask for COVID prevention and one N95 style for poor air quality. Our GIS Air Quality Index Chart can be accessed here for policies regarding activities and school closures.

2021-22 Re-enrollment Physical Exams | nurse@gisthailand.org

Physical exam forms are available here. Please return completed forms to Health Services by this Friday, January 29.

Positions Currently Open | pprus@gisthailand.org

  • Full or Part-Time Elementary 1:1 Instructional Aide for the RISE classroom
  • Full or Part time Elementary ESL Teacher

English proficiency necessary. Please contact Pilar Prus for more information if you are interested.

ELEMENTARY

Elementary Chapel | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Tomorrow, January 26,  is our first chapel of 2021 and we are looking forward to learning about the Lord all together once again.  Unfortunately, parents are still not allowed to attend our elementary chapel service due to COVID restrictions but a video will be taken and sent to you this week.  Thank you for your understanding.

100th Day Celebration | mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Can you believe it is our 100th day of school already?  Tuesday, February 2, our Kindergarten through 2nd graders will be celebrating our 100th day of school with special activities that morning.  We might even have a surprise or two for our 3rd – 6th graders.

SECONDARY

Student Delivery/Orders NOT Permitted  | Secondary Office

Students are not permitted to order (violation of cell phone use – see PSMO Handbook) and/or receive Grab orders during school hours. Secondary Administration is working with our Security Team to ensure the safety of our students while on our closed campus and we appreciate your cooperation to this end.

Reminder: Cold Weather & Outerwear | Secondary Office

As the weather gets cooler in the mornings, please remember that the GIS dress code applies to outwear. Please refer to the PSMO Handbook for more information.

Arriving Late/Tardy | Secondary Office

See Secondary PSMO Handbook 2020-2021 for more details.

  • Students need to check-in at the Secondary Office to be signed in and given a note to class.
  • An excused tardy will require communication by a phone call or email (see “Reporting an Absence” for contact information).
  • Students more than 20 minutes late to a class, will be marked as absent.

How to Report Absences | Secondary Office

If a student is absent, a parent/guardian is expected to contact the office between 7:45 and 8:15 a.m. on the day of the absence.

See Secondary PSMO Handbook 2020-21 for more details.

Unreported Absences. All absences not reported by 8:15 am on the day your child is absent, will be unexcused. Unexcused absences may impact credits received.

Planned Absences. Students planning to be absent 2+ days are to complete the Planned Absence Request Form, at least a week in advance.

SPIRITUAL LIFE

January 27th Worship Night| spirituallife@gisthailand.org

Due to the new Covid precautions, our Worship Night on January 27th will be postponed.

Art Chapel| spirituallife@gisthailand.org

We are excited to have our annual Art Chapel on February 5th. This chapel is an opportunity to worship God through our artwork and celebrate student creativity.

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

For those who like to plan ahead:

Nic’s Night NEXT Monday & Tuesday (Feb. 1 & 2) — Free Orangina for every Grace guest!

Saturday, Jan. 30 

Rec League Basketball (If we cancel due to AQI we will post about it on our Facebook page by 8:30am.

Sign up for this year’s CMAC XC Virtual Run. For more information or if you have any questions, please email belliott@gisthailand.org!

AQI Season:

Just a reminder that if we decide to cancel practices and games due to AQI, we will post about it on our Facebook page and website at 1:30pm. If there is no cancellation, we will NOT post anything.


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