Get Ready

Checklist for New and Returning Families

Find important information about the start of the 2022-2023 school year, including upcoming deadlines, required forms, summer reading, the August back-to-school schedule, and more.


Get ready for school! Please find below a list of all items you will need for your first day at GISB.

To view your child’s class and teacher assignment, please log in to your Educate account and click on ‘School’ in the menu on the left, then on ‘Students,’ your child’s name, ‘Schedule,’ and then ‘Courses.’ 

Visit the GISB calendar to review upcoming events and the 2022-2023 school calendar.

Students entering grades 3-12 are expected to complete their assigned summer reading before the first day of school. The material will be part of the curriculum and discussed in German and English class. Happy reading!

The grade level refers to the grade your child will be entering in the 2022/2023 school year.

Forms and Household Information

Forms are also available in your Educate account under the widget ‘Announcements.’ Forms need to be submitted for each child.

Please complete all necessary forms prior to August 22, 2022.

To review and update your household information, please log in to your Educate account. You can access your household information by clicking on your initials in the top right-hand corner. Click on ‘Account’ and make changes as needed under the ‘Household’ (not the ‘User’) tab.

Please make changes by August 22 to ensure that we have the most accurate contact information on file.


Ordering for fall 2022 is now open.

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.

Lunch registration will close on Thursday, September 1 at 5:00 pm.

Learn more and register.


GISB is introducing a new health portal, called Magnus Health, for the 2022-2023 school year, and all new and returning parents received an email from with information on how to set up their accounts. Read more about the launch of Magnus Health.

Please login into your account and complete all necessary forms as indicated in Magnus Health by August 1, 2022.

The following forms and documents can be downloaded and printed as needed. Please note that a complete list of necessary health forms is available in Magnus Health, and all health information must be submitted via the secure Magnus Health Portal. Please do not email health forms to the health office.

Community Events

Please join us to meet old and new friends:

  • Saturday, August 27, 2:00 – 5:00 pm: Back to School Picnic – RSVP here
  • Sunday, August 28, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm: Upper Campus Tours – RSVP here
  • Friday, September 2, 8:30 – 9:30 am: GISB Info Fair – click here for details

We look forward to seeing you!

First Week of School

Please review the Back to School schedule for preschool and kindergarten here.

Registration for the Meet & Greets will be sent out the week of August 22.

Monday, August 29:

Tuesday, August 30:

Wednesday, August 31:

  • Einschulungsfeier (first-grade celebration): 1A: 9:30-10:15 am, 1B: 10:30-11:15 am

After School Program

If you are planning for your child to attend the After School Program the first week of school, please register by Friday, August 26 at 7:00 pm, so we have accurate numbers for the first week of school. Please contact Charlotte Cane with any questions.

Stay Informed

Follow us on social media to see what is happening inside and outside our classrooms:

House for rent? Car for sale? Looking for a babysitter? Offering tutoring services? Find it or post it on the GISB Community Bulletin Board.