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CHECKING RFID CARD IN BUS

CHECKING RFID CARD IN BUS

Dear Parents,

This post is a reiteration of the importance of RFID card.

Kindly be informed that it is mandatory to show the RFID Parent Pass at the time of pick up from the bus stop. The bus conductor will be using RFID card reader in the bus which will be used to check the card, at random, when a parent/guardian/attendant receives the child at the bus stop. Kindly flash the card as indicated in the attached image.

If the card is found to be duplicate a fine of Rs. 500/- will be deducted from the student imprest deposit.

Note that, 15th October onwards, parents without RFID card will not be handed over the student, and the student will be brought back to school. Parents will have to collect their child from the school, in such a case.

Having a duplicate RFID card will also be considered as not having a card and the procedure as mentioned above will apply.

Please send your RFID card to school if registration is pending as yet, ignore if already done.

Link of the previous post: http://blog.fountainheadschools.org/index.php/2018/07/27/checking-rfid-card-in-bus/

RFID Parent Pass- Important Update

RFID Parent Pass- Important Update

Dear Parents,

Based on the previous feedback from parents, we introduced RFID Parent Pass to ensure student security. The parent pass was also doubled up as a bearer card for the bus pickup.

However, we have received feedback from parents regarding the absence of student photo on the card. Hence we have decided to make additions to the RFID Parent Pass. Now, the RFID Parent Pass will be registered with the school Transport app and we will also print student photos on the flip side of the card and laminate it for easy long-term use. This will allow for an extra safety feature in addition to the name of the student which is already printed on the other side.

Parents need to send the RFID Parent pass to school alongwith their child as per the dates mentioned in the table below. We will return the cards on the same day when students leave for home.

During the PTM, it was observed that few RFID Parent passes were duplicated. To ensure student security random checks will be conducted at the bus stop to ensure authenticity of the RFID Parent pass, using RFID card reader. In case of duplication, conductor will confiscate the card and as a consequence, Rs. 500/- will be deducted from student imprest deposit.

In case parents need more than 2 RFID Parent Passes, they can apply through this form (chargeable at Rs. 100/card). Charges will be deducted from student imprest deposit. New cards will be handed over by 30th July.

Grade wise schedule:

Grade Date
9 26th July 2018
10 26th July 2018

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Kidovators 21st Century Skills Olympiad

Kidovators 21st Century Skills Olympiad

Dear Student/Parent,

Fountainhead is glad to inform you about an  upcoming event, Kidovators 21st Century Skills Olympiads. As our future workforce will be entrusted to do work that is creative, caring or supervisory in nature, and thus creativity, critical thinking and complex problem solving strategies will be most important skills for students to learn.

The Olympiads that are conducted under this program mainly focus on bringing student creativity and critical thinking skills to the fore.

The program is divided into two categories:

Creativity Olympiad : 4th – 9th Grade

Critical Thinking Olympiad: 5th – 10th Grade

(Students of 5th to 9th grade can participate in both the Olympiads)

Both Olympiad will have 3 rounds

First round: Written exam in school

Second round: Regional Finale (To be held in 6 centers which will be informed later)

Final round will be conducted in Bengaluru along with an award ceremony

Fees

Creativity Olympiad : Rs 250/- student.

Critical Thinking Olympiad : Rs 250/- student.

(They also provide online tutorials to help student perform better in the test, called as Learning Platform which costs Rs 1200/- per student. Students can opt for it directly from the website and can pay for it on the  website itself – app.kidovators.com)

Important deadlines :

Last date of registration: 5th September 2018

First round: 3rd October (Creativity Olympiad)
10th October (Critical Thinking Olympiad)

Second round: December (Date will be informed later)

Third round: January (Date will be informed later)

Awards

All India Rank 1 : Scholarship of Rs. 15,000/- and trophy

All India Rank 2 : Scholarship of Rs. 10,000/- and trophy

All India Rank 3 : Scholarship of Rs. 5,000/- and trophy

All India Rank (4-25) : Cash prize of Rs. 1000/- and gold  and silver medals

Regional finalist : Bronze medal and certificate

To register kindly refer the link given below (Ensure registration through parent ID)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_NK0kSivlWSZOvwMrit5zeM4wkLDcZdKacg2hIl0GjVSwoQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

RFID Parent Pass- Important Update

RFID Parent Pass- Important Update

Dear Parents,

Based on the previous feedback from parents, we introduced RFID Parent Pass to ensure student security. The parent pass was also doubled up as a bearer card for the bus pickup.

However, we have received feedback from parents regarding the absence of student photo on the card. Hence we have decided to make additions to the RFID Parent Pass. Now, the RFID Parent Pass will be registered with the school Transport app and we will also print student photos on the flip side of the card and laminate it for easy long-term use. This will allow for an extra safety feature in addition to the name of the student which is already printed on the other side.


Parents need to send the RFID Parent pass to school along with their child as per the dates mentioned in the table below. We will return the cards on the same day when students leave for home.

During the PTM, it was observed that few RFID Parent passes were duplicated. To ensure student security random checks will be conducted at the bus stop to ensure authenticity of the RFID Parent pass, using RFID card reader. In case of duplication, conductor will confiscate the card and as a consequence, Rs. 500/- will be deducted from student imprest deposit.

In case parents need more than 2 RFID Parent Passes, they can apply through this form (chargeable at Rs. 100/card). Charges will be deducted from student imprest deposit. New cards will be handed over by 30th July.

Grade wise schedule:

Grade Date
7 24th July 2018
8 24th July 2018

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Infrastructure Updates: 2017-18

Infrastructure Updates: 2017-18

Ushering in the new academic year with a few changes on campus. We have carried out some modification and restoration work at school during the summer break this year. Here is a detailed summary of the same:

Replacement of Roof in Rendezvous

The metal structure of the roof in Rendezvous was corroded and needed replacement. The new structure is of durable quality and is guaranteed to last at least 25 years. The new roof has given a refreshed look to the area.

Jr. KG & Sr. KG Classroom Renovation – (Air Circulation / Daylight)

Both the wings required aeration and lighting, hence the adjacent wall (the wall next to Drome) has been knocked down to provide more daylight and increase circulation of air in the area.

 

Internet Bandwidth (RF to Fiber) – 110 Mbps to 310 Mbps

As a tech savvy school, we are highly dependent on the internet and hence require high data speed at all times. To overcome the shortcomings related to data we have shifted to City Broadband which will  provide us with a high speed of 310 Mbps. Also, City Broadband works on fiber cable and therefore there are lesser chances of disruption due to bad weather conditions. We will also be the first school/organization in Surat to provide such high speed data.

New Buses

We constantly strive to reduce transport time for students. With this in mind and also to ease transport congestion we have purchased 2 new buses this year. This will help us to accommodate new routes as well as new students and teachers.

Drinking Water (Ground)

The water fountain on school grounds has been given a makeover.

 

RCC Road

We have recently constructed a RCC road which was earlier made up of paver blocks as we used to face issues like pavers coming out and becoming uneven thus making it uncomfortable for students and others to walk. This area is mostly used as a roundabout turning point for school buses.

 

Lab Renovation (Air circulation / Daylight)

We have installed sliding windows to increase air circulation and provide better natural light in the Chemistry, Biology and Physics Labs. Safety shower, eye washer, sink and a wash-up area have been added in Biology lab.


Lunch in the classroom

The most recent change brought about in FS is the shifting of meal time venues. Now the classroom will be used as a dining room during meal times. The idea behind this change is to reduce transition time for students and also help them inculcate etiquette of eating without spillage, since they will be responsible for cleaning their tables and classroom after meals. Another advantage of this change is a reduction in the amount of food wastage which has always been our primary concern.

 

RFID Parent Pass- Reminder

RFID Parent Pass- Reminder

This is a gentle reminder for those parents who are yet to send the RFID Parent Pass to school for updation. Kindly send the RFID Parent Pass to school with your child tomorrow, without fail.

Parents are requested to send both the cards together. As mentioned earlier, cards will be handed over to students on the same day. 

Regards,

Fountainhead School

 

Raconteur – Reminder

Raconteur – Reminder

Dear Raconteurs,

We take this opportunity to thank each one of you for flexing your muscles and writing for our magazine. We will try our best to fit-in all the literary pieces sent by you.

For all those who are still suffering from writer’s bloc, pick up your pens, pencils, devices, easels and start working. Now’s the time! You have few more days to get those creative juices flowing.

Resending the topics for your reference. Remember you can choose your own topic as well.

The topics are:

Topic Can be attempted by
My First Bicycle Grade 1
Cooking with Mom! Grade 1-3
The Sweetest Excuse I Ever Made! Grade 1-3
A day spent with Papa Grade 1-3
Fun in the rains Grade 1-3
When I write for Raconteur Grade 2-3
How do I stop a litterbug? Grade 2-6
If I could create the 8th wonder of the world Grade 4-6
Technology in my life! Grade 4-6
Day the tap runs dry! Grade 4-10
When monsoon hits Grade 4-12 / Parents
The most evil character I’ve read about Grade 4-12 / Parents
Trip with friends Grade 4-12 / Parents
The shift- PY to MY Grade 7-10/ Parents
The Importance of Financial Literacy Grade 7-10/ Parents
Read at will OR Read at compulsion Grade 7-12
FIFA fever Grade 7-12/ Parents
Is Going Green Just an Advertising Façade Grade 7-12/ Parents
Facebook – Sharing my life?? Grade 7-12/ Parents
My Favorite Form of Exercise Grade 7-12/ Parents
How We Shop: In-store or Online? Parents
What I didn’t learn in school! Parents
An unfulfilled wish Parents

 

Points to ponder while writing/sending articles:

  • All entries to be submitted in Google doc format ONLY to newsletter@fountainheadschools.org.  Entries shared in any other format will be rejected. Word limit for articles – 300 words.
  • At least 60% of your write up should be original. If you have used any outside source, please be sure to add all the references in the footnote of the article.
  • We will not be publishing more than 1 article/poem per student/parent.
  • Articles sent by parents should be first time articles. Do not share articles published earlier on personal blogs.
  • We request parents to send original work done by their child as we want to keep the essence of  thoughts that play in a child’s mind. Parents can check their child’s work, in terms of spellings and grammar but please retain the words used by your child.
  • In case of parent article mention full name, child’s name, grade and section at the end of the article.
  • Parent photos should be sent as a passport sized jpeg file. No selfies.
  • Posters should be in A4 size only. Kindly mention name, grade and section on the backside of the poster.
  • Entries to be emailed from the student id or parent id only. Entries sent from personal email ids will not be accepted.
  • Scanned images/posters should be in a high resolution.
  • Any communication with the Raconteur team should be addressed to newsletter@fountainheadschools.org. Do not email the editors on their school email id.

Please note that we will try to publish as many articles as we can but due to space constraints we might not be able to publish all articles that are submitted.

Disclaimer: Selection of an article is at editor’s discretion.

The last date for submission is 22nd July, 2018.

Looking forward to receiving your entries.

Raconteur Team.

RFID Parent Pass- Important Update

RFID Parent Pass- Important Update

Dear Parents,

Based on the previous feedback from parents, we introduced RFID Parent Pass to ensure student security. The parent pass was also doubled up as a bearer card for the bus pickup.

However, we have received feedback from parents regarding the absence of student photo on the card. Hence we have decided to make additions to the RFID Parent Pass. Now, the RFID Parent Pass will be registered with the school Transport app and we will also print student photos on the flip side of the card and laminate it for easy long-term use. This will allow for an extra safety feature in addition to the name of the student which is already printed on the other side.

Parents need to send the RFID Parent pass to school along with their child as per the dates mentioned in the table below. We will return the cards on the same day when students leave for home.

During the PTM, it was observed that few RFID Parent passes were duplicated. To ensure student security random checks will be conducted at the bus stop to ensure authenticity of the RFID Parent pass, using RFID card reader. In case of duplication, conductor will confiscate the card and as a consequence, Rs. 500/- will be deducted from student imprest deposit.

In case parents need more than 2 RFID Parent Passes, they can apply through this form (chargeable at Rs. 100/card). Charges will be deducted from student imprest deposit. New cards will be handed over by 30th July.

Grade wise schedule:

Grade Date
5 18th July 2018
6 18th July 2018

Regards,

Fountainhead School

RFID Parent Pass- Important Update

RFID Parent Pass- Important Update

Dear Parents,

Based on the previous feedback from parents, we introduced RFID Parent Pass to ensure student security. The parent pass was also doubled up as a bearer card for the bus pickup.

However, we have received feedback from parents regarding the absence of student photo on the card. Hence we have decided to make additions to the RFID Parent Pass. Now, the RFID Parent Pass will be registered with the school Transport app and we will also print student photos on the flip side of the card and laminate it for easy long-term use. This will allow for an extra safety feature in addition to the name of the student which is already printed on the other side.

Parents need to send the RFID Parent pass to school alongwith their child as per the dates mentioned in the table below. We will return the cards on the same day when students leave for home.

During the PTM, it was observed that few RFID Parent passes were duplicated. To ensure student security random checks will be conducted at the bus stop to ensure authenticity of the RFID Parent pass, using RFID card reader. In case of duplication, conductor will confiscate the card and as a consequence, Rs. 500/- will be deducted from student imprest deposit.

In case parents need more than 2 RFID Parent Passes, they can apply through this form (chargeable at Rs. 100/card). Charges will be deducted from student imprest deposit. New cards will be handed over by 30th July.

Grade wise schedule:

Grade Date
3 17th July 2018
4 17th July 2018

Regards,

Fountainhead School

RFID Parent Pass- Reminder

RFID Parent Pass- Reminder

This is a gentle reminder for those parents who have not been able to send the RFID Parent Pass to school for updation to bring both the cards along with them when they visit the school for PTI. We will complete the process and hand over the cards immediately.

Parents need to submit their RFID Parent Pass at Frontdesk.

Regards,

Fountainhead School