For Families

As an International School, we invite parents and guardians to be actively involved in our school community.

We value the partnership with our families and engage with them in many ways. This page provides resources for parents and guardians of our students and is a great starting point to orient yourself as a new family. Parent engagement is an important part of our school life, and we hope you explore the many opportunities to get involved. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at info@gisbos.org.

GISB Families Calendar

October 2022

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  • No School | Day of German Unity
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  • Overnight trip grades 7&8
  • Overnight trip grades 9&10
  • Yom Kippur | school in session
  • Parent Council Meeting (in-person, no Section Heads)
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  • Overnight trip grades 7&8
  • Overnight trip grades 9&10
  • Lower Campus Admission Open House | Virtual
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  • Overnight trip grades 7&8
  • Overnight trip grades 9&10
  • Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers
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  • Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers
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  • Diwali begins | school in session
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  • Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers
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October 6, 2022
  • Overnight trip grades 7&8

    October 5, 2022 - October 7, 2022  
    The Ecology School, 184 Simpson Rd, Saco, ME 04072, USA

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  • Overnight trip grades 9&10

    October 5, 2022 - October 7, 2022  
    New York, NY, USA

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  • Lower Campus Admission Open House | Virtual

    October 6, 2022  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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October 7, 2022
  • Overnight trip grades 7&8

    October 5, 2022 - October 7, 2022  
    The Ecology School, 184 Simpson Rd, Saco, ME 04072, USA

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  • Overnight trip grades 9&10

    October 5, 2022 - October 7, 2022  
    New York, NY, USA

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  • Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers

    October 7, 2022  8:30 am - 10:00 am
    168 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134, USA

    Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers

    Join us Fridays after drop off for Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers (168 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134). Representatives from the Welcome Team, Parent Council, and PA are looking forward to meeting familiar and new faces. 
     

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October 10, 2022
October 11, 2022
October 12, 2022
October 13, 2022
October 14, 2022
October 21, 2022
  • Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers

    October 21, 2022  8:30 am - 10:00 am
    168 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134, USA

    Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers

    Join us Fridays after drop off for Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers (168 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134). Representatives from the Welcome Team, Parent Council, and PA are looking forward to meeting familiar and new faces. 
     

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October 24, 2022
October 28, 2022
  • Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers

    October 28, 2022  8:30 am - 10:00 am
    168 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134, USA

    Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers

    Join us Fridays after drop off for Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers (168 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134). Representatives from the Welcome Team, Parent Council, and PA are looking forward to meeting familiar and new faces. 
     

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November 2, 2022
  • Visit from JCDS students in grade 6

    November 2, 2022  11:15 am - 1:30 pm

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November 3, 2022
November 4, 2022
  • Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers

    November 4, 2022  8:30 am - 10:00 am
    168 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134, USA

    Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers

    Join us Fridays after drop off for Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers (168 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134). Representatives from the Welcome Team, Parent Council, and PA are looking forward to meeting familiar and new faces. 
     

    See more details

November 5, 2022
  • Upper Campus Admission Open House | Virtual

    November 5, 2022  11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Lunch Program

Daily hot lunch is available at the Upper and Lower Campus.

GISB is partnering with Season to Taste, a restaurant located in Cambridge that provides home-style hot lunches with a European flair using ingredients that are responsibly sourced, seasonal, and high quality while minimizing environmental impact. Families can sign up five or two days per week. Learn more and register.

Covid-19 Response

Staying safe while providing an exceptional educational experience

Following guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusett’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), GISB has developed Safety Standards and Procedures for the 2022-2023 school year with the goal to continue to be safe while providing an exceptional educational experience.

  • GISB follows CDC guidelines for masking based on the community level as reported by the CDC. GISB may temporarily mandate masks in individual classrooms, grade levels, or sections based on COVID numbers in the school.
  • Physical and social distancing measures have been discontinued, including cohorts.
  • Extracurricular activities, day and overnight field trips are permitted. 
  • Parents and other visitors are allowed to enter the school buildings.
  • Symptomatic rapid testing is available in the Health Office.
  • GISB continues to follow CDC guidelines for quarantine and isolation.

Vaccinations & Boosters

We encourage everyone who is eligible to please get vaccinated and receive a booster. For the continued safety of our community, it is important to have everyone vaccinated who can safely do so. Please see the Massachusetts Covid-19 vaccination website for more information.