WELCOME to ISB’s New Family Portal
Warm tropical greetings from the Office of Admissions.
On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administration, congratulations on your child(ren)’s admission. We are thrilled your family is joining our vibrant school community – it’s where you belong!
We hope this page can help you feel informed and assured about the many important details before the start of school for your child(ren). There may still be some steps remaining and we have outlined everything that you need to know and need to do to be ready before that first day.
You are always welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time if you have any questions.
We anticipate your arrival with pleasure and look forward to seeing you soon.
With our best regards,
John, Rosalind, David, Sun, Tang, Natt
So let’s get started!
We have divided the portal into the sections below. Please click to access your section of interest or just start scrolling down to learn all about your family’s transition to ISB.
Here’s what needs to be completed before the first day.
A. Submission of any pending documents as directed by the Admissions Office. If you are not sure if you need to submit any further documents, please ask us and we will get back to you.
B. Medical Forms must be submitted as soon as it is possible and the forms must be approved by the Nurse before your child(ren) can start attending classes on campus. For many families, this is one of the last forms they submit on their child(ren)’s behalf so if you have not yet sent us these forms, please do not worry. In the event that approval is not granted, we will be in touch with you directly with what needs to happen.
– Please share any serious medical concerns about your child, such as anaphylaxis, epilepsy, poorly controlled asthma, and insulin-dependent diabetes with the nurses directly at email@example.com. The form and your email should communicate this information about your child even if you shared it on the application. The information on the application is not transferred to the school nurses. The medical form with the doctor’s signature is the form that is followed by the school.
C. Submit copies of the family’s visas stamped in the passports or proof of Thai nationality.
D. Local contact information (a local mobile phone number is essential) is required before your child(ren)’s first day. This is important for us to have in the event of an emergency. We understand you may not know this information prior to your arrival and much like the medical forms, this is usually one of the final submissions. It is important to keep in mind that we will need local phone numbers for all parents and also at least one local emergency contact. This information can be provided in OpenApply on the Contact Information Form which is on your family’s checklist.
If you are either living in Bangkok or arriving before August 16, you are welcome to visit the campus by appointment the week of August 9-13 to complete the aforementioned points. This would be a great time for you to purchase school uniforms, receive a parking pass, and finally for all members of the family to obtain an ID card.
This is what you need to know about your child(ren)’s first day & Orientation.
The High School (HS) orientation schedule details will be shared was by June. All the new Grade 10-12 students are required to have had their official transcript submitted by their former school or they are to hand-deliver it on this day with the former school’s official’s signature on the back flap of a sealed envelope.
Below you can find Divisional Information for Orientation and the first day of Semester 1
The Elementary School (ES) orientation schedule details will be shared was by June. This orientation will be for all families in Pre-Kindergarten 1 to Grade 5.
Students who are entering Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten in the Early Childhood Center in the ES will have different schedules for the various grades. Your family will be contacted by the counselors to schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher to learn about the start of school. Pre-Kindergarten 1 students will have a careful and controlled start to their ISB journey and what this will look like will be communicated in detail to parents during your meeting with the teacher. Students in Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten 2 will follow the rest of the Elementary School so please be sure to join the virtual orientation detailed above. Please view the welcome letter from the counselors to learn more.
On the first day of school, all ES students will need a backpack, water bottle, hat, and the correct ISB uniform (Polo or PE).
The Middle School (MS) orientation schedule details will be shared was by June. MS parents are also encouraged to attend the Welcome Wai event and later reach out to the MS counselors for any transition or settling into ISB needs. For those starting later in the school year, orientation will be conducted with the counselor in a 1:1 appointment. a
School Campus Key Safety Measures
Our current safety measures are outlined below.
- All families must complete a self-declaration confirming that no household member has traveled outside of Thailand in the last 14 days or come into contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- All those on campus must wear masks.
- Social distancing of 1-2 meters must be adhered to.
- Hand washing (with soap and water or gel) must take place frequently – before entering each classroom or when learning activities change.
- Parents must check temperatures before sending children to school. Temperatures will also be taken before boarding Montri buses and before entering campus. Anyone with a temperature of 37.5 degrees or above may not enter the campus
- Only students, staff, and those with appointments may enter the ISB campus during the initial reopening phase. We will welcome parents back on campus as soon as possible.
- Frequent cleaning and disinfection will take place.
- Students and adults who are unwell should stay home.
Preparations on Campus
In terms of facility preparations we have implemented the following:
- All turnstiles at school entrances check IDs, the completion of the self-declaration form, temperatures, and mask-wearing at the same time.
- Hand gel dispensers are installed outside all classrooms.
- Foot sanitizing are placed at each entrance.
- Acrylic screens are placed on tables in the cafeterias.
- Additional handwashing stations are installed by the playgrounds.
- Sensors are placed on water fountains and soap dispensers.
- A tent has been installed on the Chevron Parking lot with more seating to allow for social distancing during lunch.
School calendar and starting times
|Have a look at the School Year Calendar to get an idea of what will be going on throughout the year and to help plan your family’s holidays. Here are also the school day starting and ending times for each division. Note: supervision for ES students is provided starting at 7:00. ES students are to arrive at or after this time.
|Uniforms and Supplies|
The uniform consists of a polo shirt with the school emblem with a choice of khaki or black shorts, pants, skirt, or skorts. Each school division has a different uniform color (ES, MS, HS) but all students have the choice of wearing the school’s white polo shirt. Students are allowed to wear their own bottoms as long as the items are plain khaki or black and free of branding or labels. ISB uniforms can be purchased on campus year-round at the Book Store from 7:30am-2pm. This year, we have also made uniform purchases available online. Please click here to learn how to make your online uniform order.
Physical Education (PE) uniforms are unisex and consist of a white or yellow top with black shorts. These are required at all grade levels. Students are also expected to have appropriate footwear for PE.
ES students wear PE uniforms to school on the day they have PE classes. MS and HS students must change into their PE uniforms before their PE classes in the locker rooms.
For school supplies, we advise you to wait before purchasing any items prior to your arrival.
Transportation to and from school
Over half of the student population resides in the Nichada Thani housing estate which is where ISB is located. Many of these students have the wonderful option to come to school on foot, on their bicycles, or be driven to school in a family golf cart or car. This short commute to school is very safe for children to complete on their own as the roads in Nichada Thani are monitored by guards at all times. Please note that helmets are required for all students, parents, and ISB employees who wish to ride their bicycles onto campus.
If you are using your family car to send your child(ren) to school, please obtain a car sticker by completing this application form. You will be contacted to pick up the sticker(s), once they are ready. Usually after 2-3 school days. Please feel free to check the progress of your vehicle sticker by contacting Khun Wan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9635 800 Ext. 7737.
For families living outside of Nichada Thani: ISB utilizes Montri Bus Company. Students are picked up from their residences each morning and are offered departure times from school in the afternoon which accommodate the school-sponsored after-school activities and sports programs. Not sure where to live downtown? Take a look at our map to see where the buses pick up and drop off the students. It is important to note that the bus schedule does not accommodate the schedules of all of the community activities.
Each bus has a Montri employee that acts as the bus monitor with all buses having communication systems that allow Montri personnel to keep in direct contact with the school. You can sign your child(ren) up for the bus services by completing the School Bus Services Registration Form.
Buses will leave ISB at the following times. Please note that the second and third buses are not door-to-door services and that these times may change in the future.
1:10pm for Pre-Kindergarten 1 & Pre-Kindergarten 2
2:40pm for Kindergarten to Grade 5
3:00pm for Middle School and High School
Second buses – these buses leave after extra-curricular activities
4:00pm for Elementary School – these buses will start service after August 24th
4:10pm for Middle School & High School
5:10pm for Middle School & High School students only; Tuesday departure at 5:20pm, Friday departure at 4:50pm)
Please contact Montri Transport for the nearest drop-off point to your home.
Montri Customer Service:
Activities at ISB
With all the activities on offer at ISB, your children will be able to make the campus their second home. Whether it’s sports, arts, community service, we are certain your child(ren) will find passions to follow here. You can review the activities available at ISB by visiting the Student Life page and there’s even more on the ISB Athletics and the Community Activities pages. There is something for everyone, even the parents, who can join the Adult Education classes or help run/organize activities for children. If you have any questions about activities, please contact the Panther Activities Office at email@example.com.
Learn about ISB’s Divisions & Student Handbooks
Please click the links to learn more about our Early Childhood Center, Elementary School, Middle School, and High School. You will be able to find information about the schedules, curriculum, programs, and what awaits your child(ren) at ISB. In addition, we advise you to click on the links below to review the divisional handbooks to learn more about school expectations and further general information about each division. Handbooks for the 2020-21 academic year will be made available here over the summer.
Summer Learning Resources, Reading Lists, and Resources for English as an Additional Language (EAL) Students
We are happy to share with you our suggestions for some summer break learning. Please visit our Summer Learning Resources page to discover internal and external resources for your children to For, reading lists, please visit ES Hub page to discover books for your ES child or share our library page with your MS and/or HS child(ren) for a wealth of resources for how to find and choose their next books. We will soon have a list ready for the ES students as well. For the students who are going to be part of our EAL (English as an Additional Language) program, we encourage them to visit our EAL Resources page. They will find links to resources that will help them develop and practice their English language abilities. We recommend that you share these with your child(ren) and encourage them to practice a few times a week between now and their first day of school. With regular practice, your child(ren) will be able to have a good and strong start at ISB both socially and academically.
Connect with a current ISB family & Student Ambassadors
As a new family to our community, if you would like to get in touch with an ISB parent, or someone from your home country in our community, please contact our Welcome Wai parent group at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a great platform to ask your questions and learn from those who have already done it about anything and everything to do with moving to and setting yourselves up in Bangkok. If you wish to get in touch with our PTA, we are happy to share with you the PTA Board Members their contact details for the 2020/21 academic year.
For new students who would like to get in touch with our current students, please read the steps below:
- Elementary School Students – For those entering grades 4 and 5, you will be contacted by a current student and be able to ask them questions. Once you arrive at ISB, you will have an opportunity to meet them in person as well. You will be assigned a classroom buddy upon arrival. For the younger students, they will have a classroom buddy who they will be introduced to on the first day of school.
- Middle School Students – Our Student Ambassadors will get in touch with you during the summer and they will be your go-to person at the start of the year. They will help you get around the campus, introduce you to new friends, and share their experiences with you.
- High School Students – If you haven’t done so already, please complete this form and one of our Student Ambassadors will reach out to you. You will be able to keep in touch over the summer and ask all the questions you want about ISB and living in Bangkok.
Final bits and pieces to think about
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That’s it from us but if you have any other questions or if we can be of any help at all, please feel free to get in touch.
We can’t wait to see you soon!