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School Timings and Transport Details for 2017-18

School Timings and Transport Details for 2017-18

Dear Parents,

Below are the school timings for all the grades for academic session 2017-18:

Grades Re-opens on Timings
Nursery 8th June 2017 9:55 am – 1:45 pm
Jr. KG & Sr. KG 8th June 2017 9:55 am – 3:15 pm
Grade 1 – 6 7th June 2017 7:15 am- 1:45 pm
Grade 7 – 10 & 12 7th June 2017 8:30 am – 3:15 pm
Grade 11 3rd July 2017 8:30 am – 3:15 pm


Please note that there will be some changes in the school timings for Nursery and Jr. KG students for the month of June 2017
only.

Nursery: Timings for the students of Nursery for the first two working days, i.e. 8th June and 9th June will be 9:55 am to 12:00 pm. Students will come to school using the school transport, but will be going home at 12:00 noon. Parents will have to come to school to pick the students for these two days. From 10th June students will come at 9:55 am and leave at 1:45 pm

Junior Kg: Timings for Junior Kg students will be from 9:55 am to 1:45 pm for the month of June (till 30th June). 3rd July onwards timings will be 9:55 am to 3:15 pm.

 

Please note that the new bus routes and their timings have been updated on the school’s website. Kindly refer to the given link for the same. (http://www.fountainheadschools.org/helpdesk/transport-routes/)

During the first few days of school, transport schedule and routes can be a little off track as students are still adjusting to the new schedules. Further, because of rains from June to August there may be a delay in timings. Therefore, we hope for full cooperation from you during this period, till the schedule is settled.

Please find below some important instruction related to the Transport Policy

  • It is compulsory for all students to avail school transport facility.
  • Routes & stops of the buses\van have been fixed for all major catchment areas of the city. Since the school wants to ensure that the time taken from the first stop to the last stop is fixed and limited, new stops / routes cannot be made for every request.
  • Request regarding change of bus stops for few days (upto 4 days) will not be accepted. In case of emergency you will have to pick-up your child from the school.
  • The bus\van will drop and pick up students at the assigned, designated pick-up / drop-off point only.
  • Since the school does not provide gate pick up or drop off facilities, the child may have to walk (and for younger children till age 10, dropped and picked-up) to and from the common convenient place in his / her residence vicinity. The pick up / drop off timings as communicated to you earlier, will be based on trial / dry runs and therefore may get affected due to traffic situation or restriction in vehicular movements. Students are expected to be at the bus stop 10 minutes before their standard bus timings, and if parents/guardians are picking up the child, then they are also requested to be at the stop 10 minutes before the expected arrival time.
  • Switching buses\vans on your own is not allowed.
  • Buses/vans will not stop along the way to pick up students who have missed the bus/van at the designated stop. However, a child who misses the bus at the previous stop may be dropped off at a further stop on the same route. You cannot board a bus of a different route e.g. if your child is coming through bus route no. 15 than s/he can only board the bus from any other stop of route no. 15.
  • Before changing your address, please make sure to identify the stop from all the existing routes and confirm with the school that a seat is available on that route. It is not feasible to create new stops / routes in the middle of the year because the address could be far from the existing routes or else even for a location falling on the route (because every new stop adds to the time taken by the vehicle and we intend to keep a maximum limit for the time taken).
  • In case you want to change the stop, it will be considered only after 30th June, 2017 and subject to the availability of seats in that particular route. If seats are not available then the request will not be accepted.
  • The school takes no guarantee of providing service in an area not covered by the given routes.
  • Request regarding change of bus stops for two/three days only will not be accepted. In case of emergency you will have to pick-up your child from the school.
  • Year on year, the routes and stops are surely going to change as there are shifts and changes in major residential addresses. Therefore, apart from adding new routes, we may also have to modify existing ones, or delete existing ones completely if that may be the need. The school will try not to disrupt an existing stop, but please note that under unavoidable circumstances, the school may have to change the stop location (e.g. Road Block due to SMC road construction/repair work, etc.)
  • Bearer card is compulsory from the first day of the school to pick up your child from the bus stop and the school even if the parents come for the pick up.

Note: Please reach the bus stop in time. The bus stop timings that have been given to you are given after taking into account an adjustment of a three minutes time variation. The bus will reach your stop at any time between the three minutes time slot for your bus stop. Please note that the bus will not wait at your bus stop for the full three minutes but will pick up the students and leave immediately. For example, if the timing for your bus stop is 7:02 to 7:05, then the bus will reach your bus stop anytime between 7:02 to 7:05 (Not wait for end time), pick up the students and leave immediately. The bus will not stop more then 30 second at your bus stop.

 

Regards

Fountainhead School

 

 

 

 

 

Mind Bend, Summer Camp

Mind Bend, Summer Camp

Dear Parent,

 

Mind Bend is coming up with following camps:
  • 7 days Camp (2 hours) at Sargam & Adajan Branch for age group – 10 years to 14 years
  • 1 Day Science Party (3 hours) at Sargam Branch age group – 8 years to 14 years

 

 

Regards,

 

Fountainhead Preschool.

School Timings Change – Proposal & Survey

School Timings Change – Proposal & Survey

Dear Parents,

We are considering changing the timings of the school for all three programs from June 2017. To know what is being proposed and why, as well as to understand what all the considered options were, please read through this document.

Overall, we believe that this move is beneficial for the student community as a whole without compromising on the school philosophy in any way. You will also have to chance to put across your concerns through a google form as well as an open session on this issue – the details of both you will be able to see only if you go through the document fully.

Link to the document – Click here

Regards,


Academic Leadership Team

Fountainhead School

Important Details for the Academic Year 2017-18

Important Details for the Academic Year 2017-18

Dear Parents,

The academic year 2017-18 is going to begin shortly. So let us welcome the new year keeping a few important details in mind.

1.Re-opening dates:

Grades Re-opens on
Nursery 8th June 2017
Jr. KG & Sr.KG 8th June 2017
Grade 1 – 6 7th June 2017
Grade 7 – 10 & 12 7th June 2017
Grade 11 3rd July 2017

2.Uniform & Bags– Uniforms & bags will be available at School Zone, Citylight. Please refer to the details given below:

Grade Uniform Address
Nursery, Jr. KG & Sr.KG T-shirt & Shorts (with Elastic) SCHOOL ZONE

â„… Saraswati Book House,

Bungalow No -9, Shyam Kunj, Krishna Vatika Society, Nr. Meghna Park, Opp. Rani Sati Motors, (diagonally opp. Suzuki Showroom) Citylight Road. Surat.

Phone – 0261-3022244

Grades 1 & 2 T-shirt & Shorts (with buttons)
Grade 3 – 12 T-shirt & Trousers / Shorts

Uniforms will be available from 22nd May, 2017 onwards.

Size wise bifurcation of uniform and bags:

T-shirt Shorts Full Elastic (Nur, Jr.Kg, Sr.Kg) Shorts with button (Gr 1 onwards) Trousers
Size Rate INR Size (Length) Rate INR Size (Length) Rate INR Size (length) Rate INR
20, 22 & 24 350 10 & 11 260 13 280 22, 24, 26 & 28 360
26, 28 & 30 375 12 & 13 280 14 & 15 300 30, 32 & 34 410
32 & 34 400 14 & 15 300 16 & 17 330 36, 38 & 40 460
36 & 38 425 42 & 44 510
40 450
42 & 44 475

Please buy the uniform as per the house of your child. Only Primary (Grades 1 – 6) and Senior School students (Grade 7  – 12) have house allocations. There will be no house allocation for the Early Years students.

Students should be in complete uniform from the first day of school. In case of any problem in getting uniforms, please inform us immediately through email: surat@fountainheadschools.org.

Bags – School Bags will also be available at School Zone. Bag sizes are given below as per the respective grades.

Grade Size (in inches) Rate INR
Nur to Sr. Kg. Small 580/-
Grade 1 – 4 Medium 630/-


Please note that school bags will be available for Nursery to Grade 4. All
other grade students (Grade 5 onwards) can buy bags as per their requirement/choice.

Shoes – Students can wear shoes of any brand, provided they are completely or predominantly black. Socks should also be predominantly black. Shoes and socks can be purchased from any vendor of your choice.

3. I-Card / Bearer Card:

The I-card/ Bearer card will be handed over to you in the SLC/PTC. It is compulsory for all students to wear the I-card till June 30th, after which the I-card must be kept in the bag at all times. Any student not wearing the I-card will not be allowed to board the bus. The I-Card is also required for issuing books from the library.

The bearer card must be carried at all times, even while dropping off and picking up your child from the bus stop and whenever you visit the school. In case the bearer card is not shown, even if you are a parent, the student will not be handed over to you and will be brought back to the school. The same applies when you come to pick the child from the school. In case of any error or changes required in the I-card / Bearer-card, please report to the Front Desk for rectification. This could take up to 5 working days.

4. Transportation:

Detailed information regarding the stop preferred by you for pick up and drop off timings will be available from 10th May, 2017 onwards on the school website.

You can log on to the given link http://www.fountainheadschools.org/connect-with-us/helpdesk/ to view stop and timings.  During the first few days of school, transport schedule and routes can be a little off track as students are still adjusting to the new schedules. Further, because of rains from June to August there may be a delay in timings. Therefore, we hope for full cooperation from you during this period, till the schedule is settled.

5. Important academic dates for the  year 2017-18:

Dates Event Comments
7th June, 2017 Wednesday School begins- Grades 1- 10 & Grade 12 Please note that attendance on the first and the last day of school is highly recommended. The first few days of school are when a child gets adjusted to his new classroom, classmates and teacher. Missing the first day creates a disconnect in the child.
8th June, 2017 Thursday School begins- Nursery, Jr. KG, Sr. KG
3rd July, 2017 Monday School begins for Grade 11
17th June, 2017

Timings: 07:45 am – 09:45 am

First PTM for Grade  2, 3 & 6 It is MANDATORY for both the parents’ to attend the PTM. In this meeting, curriculum will be discussed. Children are not allowed to accompany the parents for this meeting. It is compulsory for the parents to use the school transport to attend the PTM (Parents will only be permitted to attend the PTM if they use the school transport).
17th June, 2017

Timings: 10:15 am – 12:15 am

First PTM for Grade Nursery, Jr. KG, Sr. KG, Grade 1, 4, & 5
24th June, 2017

Timings: 7:45 am – 9:45 am

First PTM for Grade 7, 8, 9, 10 & 12

 

As Fountainhead School follows a progressive teaching methodology without dependence on texts and study guides, a sustained and consistent attendance is very important for each and every student.

6. Things to carry on the first day of school:

Early Years (Nursery, Jr. KG & Sr. KG) School bag, water bottle, lunch box, extra pair of clothes
Primary (Grade 1 – 6), Senior School Students (Grade 7 -12) Bag, water bottle, lunch box

Stationery and books will be handed over to the student on the first week of the commencement of school.

Bag, shoes, uniform, clothes, lunch boxes, water bottles etc. are to be labeled compulsorily. If they get lost (and students do lose a lot of their belongings, it becomes difficult to trace the items if they are not labeled. Loss of uniform (shorts, t-shirts and shoes) will not be accepted as a reason for not wearing the complete uniform.

In case of any queries please do get back to us on 8000-130-031 or e-mail us at surat@fountainheadschools.org.

Regards,

Fountainhead School
Holidays for the next academic session (2017 – 18)

Tentative Dates Holidays
26th June, 2017 – Monday Eid ul Fitr
7th August, 2017 – Monday Raksha Bandhan
15th August, 2017 – Tuesday Independence Day
25th August, 2017 – Friday Ganesh Chaturthi
2nd September 2017 – Saturday Bakri Id
5th September 2017 – Thursday Anant Chaturdashi
30th September 2017 – Saturday Dusshera
1st October 2017 – Sunday Muhharam
2nd October 2017 – Monday Gandhi Jayanti
16th October – 5th November 2017 Diwali Break
25th December 2017 – Monday Christmas
30 December 2017 – 1 Jan, 2018 Winter Break
14th Jan, 2018 – Sunday Uttarayan
26th Jan, 2018 – Friday Republic Day
2nd March, 2018 – Friday Dhuleti
Important Announcement (Sunday Working – 16th April)

Important Announcement (Sunday Working – 16th April)

Dear Parents,
Due to the Honorable Prime Minister’s visit on the coming Sunday & Monday to Surat, the District Education Office has requisitioned all Fountainhead School buses from Sunday  (16th April 2017) evening to Monday (17th April 2017) till about 01:00 p.m. In addition, many roads, including the stretch from Athwa Gate to the airport is likely to be blocked on Monday morning. This means that we won’t be able to work on Monday and it will be a holiday.
Fountainhead will instead work on Sunday, April 16th instead of 17th April in the following manner:
PYP Students: 7:30 to 2:00 as usual with D2 timetable except Grade 2 (which has SLC)
EY students: 10:10 to 3:30 as usual with D2 timetable
Senior School students (G7-12): as per the exam schedule on Monday (same timings to be followed)
Grade 2 parents & students: SLC from 7:30 to 3:30 (the same slots booked for Monday will hold true for Sunday).
In short, whatever was going to happen on Monday will happen on Sunday.
Regards,
School Administration
Change in Menu for 13th April 2017

Change in Menu for 13th April 2017

Dear all,

             Please note that menu for 13th April 2017 has been Changed:
Earlier Menu– Tuver- brinjal potato, roti, plain rice, gujrati dal, dudhi halwa
Changed menu– Peas- brinjal potato, roti, plain rice, gujrati dal, dudhi halwa
Regards,
Fountainhead School.