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Important Details for the Academic Year 2018-19

Important Details for the Academic Year 2018-19

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the academic year 2018-19. Here are some important details  which you need to be aware of before school commences.

  1. Uniform &  Bags– Uniforms & bags will be available at School Zone, Citylight and Fountainhead School, Kunkni. Please refer to the details given below:
Grade Uniform details Available at

Early years-

Nursery, Jr. KG & Sr.KG

School T-shirt School Zone- City light
Wega shorts Fountainhead School – stores
Track Pants Fountainhead School – stores

Primary years:

G 1 to 2

School T-shirt (as per house)

House T-shirt (as per house)

School Zone- City light

Fountainhead School – stores

Shorts:

Option 1- Polyester/cotton shorts (with button)

OR

Option 2- Sport Shorts (wega shorts)

School Zone- City lightFountainhead School – stores

Primary Years:

G 3 – 6

School T-shirt (as per house)

House T-shirt (as per house)

School Zone- City light

Fountainhead School – stores

Long pants School Zone- City light
Wega shorts Fountainhead School – stores

Senior School:

G 7-12

School T-shirt (as per house) School Zone- City light
Long pants
Wega shorts Fountainhead School – stores

Uniforms (school t-shirts, shorts (Polyester/cotton) & pants) will be available from 25th April, 2018 onwards at School Zone

SCHOOL ZONE

℅ 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

Wega shorts (sports shorts) will be available in School stores – You can buy it from school stores when you visit the school (Amount of Rs 400 for shorts will be deducted from your child’s Imprest deposit)

Please buy the uniforms 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 houses for the Early Years (Nursery, Jr. KG & Sr. KG) 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.

​Please note that it is mandatory for Senior School students to get full pants to school everyday. It is mandatory for students to wear during field trips, maker’s class and Science labs. In case they do not wear full pants they are not allowed to go for the makers class, field trips or labs. So please make sure that all students have full pants

Price of school uniform:

 

T-shirt

(School Zone)

Shorts with button

(Gr 1 & 2)

(School Zone)

Trousers

(G 3 – 12)

(School Zone)

Track pants- Early years

(Fountainhead school stores)

House T-shirt

(Fountainhead School- stores)

Size Rate INR Size (Length) Rate INR Size (length) Rate INR Size Rate INR Size Rate INR
20, 22,  24 & 26 350 13 280 22, 24, 26 & 28 360 24 200 24, 26, 28 & 30 450
28 & 30 380 14 & 15 300 30, 32 & 34 430 26 32, 34, 36 500
32 & 34 400 16 & 17 330 36 & 38 480 28 S,M. L, XL, XXL 550
36 & 38 430 40, 42 & 44 530 30
40 & 42 450 32
44 480

Bags There is a change in the  policy about school bags.  

Students from Nursery to Junior KG need to buy the prescribed school bag only. This bag will be available at School Zone. Details are as follows:

Grade Size Rate INR
Nur to Sr. Kg. Small 580/-

From Grade 1 onwards, students can buy bags as per their requirement/ choice. They can also choose to buy the bag available at School Zone (medium sized one)   if they wish to..

Please follow the guidelines below in case you are choosing a bag of your choice:

  • It should be big enough to carry a folder
  • Separate compartments for tiffin box, water bottle etc is preferable
  • Bag can be of any color. We  strongly recommend to avoid stereotypical colors (pink/ purple  for girls, blue / gray for boys) while choosing a bag
  • Trolley bags are not allowed.
  • Bag with characters like chota bheem, mickey mouse, Dora, Elsa, Spiderman, Barbie, Peppa pig, Doraemon, Hello Kitty, Motu Patlu, Minions or any other character are strictly not allowed. The reason for doing so is to minimize media influence on the child.

Despite these constraints, we assure you that you will get plenty of smart bag options in the market and we encourage you to pick up the same.

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.

  1. I-Card / Parent Card:

Each parent will be issued one I-card and two Parent cards for next academic session. No bearer card will be issued.

I-cards:

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.

Parent card:

We will be issuing 2 parent RFID cards (RFID – Radio Frequency Identification) to each parent for the next academic session. The Parent RFID Card will be used for the following purposes:

  1. Picking up the student from the bus stop during the drop off route.
  2. Picking up the student, while he/she is returning from nature camp, field trips, etc.
  3. Picking up the student directly from school (any person coming to pick the student has to bring the Parent RFID Card
  4. Present it as identification whenever visiting the school for any purpose.

This card will be registered in the school records in your child’s name and will be non-transferable. In case the parent card is not shown, even if you are a parent, the student will not be handed over to you. 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 / Parent-card, please report to the Front Desk for rectification. This could take up to 5 working days.

  1. Transportation:

You can log on to the given link http://www.fountainheadschools.org/connect-with-us/helpdesk/ to view stop and timings after 10th May 2018.  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.

  1. Chromebook: Every student of Grade 5 and above is expected to purchase a Google Chromebook from the next academic session. For more details please refer to the given link http://www.fountainheadschools.org/tech-fs/chromebook/.

Details regarding the purchase of chromebook as been shared with you through blog post. A meeting was also held regarding the same

  1. Important academic dates for the  year 2018-19:
Dates Event Comments
7th June, 2018 Thursday 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 her new classroom, classmates and teacher. Missing the first day creates a disconnect in the child. If your child is unable to attend the initial days due any reason, then you need to email us about the same at surat@fountainheadschools.org.
11th June, 2018 Monday School begins- Nursery, Jr. KG, Sr. KG
2nd July, 2018 Monday School begins for Grade 11

16th June, 2018

Timings: 07:30 am – 09:30 am

First PTM for Grade  1 & 3 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.

16th June, 2018

Timings: 10:30 am – 12:30 am

First PTM for Grade 2 & 4

23rd  June, 2018

Timings: 07:30 am – 09:30 am

First PTM for Grade 5 & 6

23rd June, 2018

Timings: 10:30 am – 12:30 am

First PTM for Early years (Nu, JK & Sk)

30th June, 2018

Timings: 7:30 am – 9:30 am

First PTM for Grade 7 & 8

30th June, 2018

Timings: 10:30 am – 12:30 am

First PTM for Grade 9, 10 & 12

We would like to emphasize on punctuality for all meetings at school. The school gates will close 5 minutes prior to the meeting timings. If you are late you will be requested to leave. No arguments/requests will be entertained. So kindly abide by the rules and be on time.

  1. Things to carry on the first day of school:
Early Years (Nursery, Jr. KG & Sr. KG) School bag, water bottle, 2 lap sized napkins, snack box, extra pair of clothes
Primary (Grade 1 – 6), Middle Years (Grade 7 – 10) & Senior Years (Grade 11 & 12) Bag, water bottle, snack box

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

It is mandatory to label your child’s bag, shoes, uniform, clothes, lunch boxes, water bottles etc. If they are misplaced/ 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.

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School

 

CHROMEBOOK PROGRAM FOR GRADE 5 ONWARDS

CHROMEBOOK PROGRAM FOR GRADE 5 ONWARDS

Dear Parents,

As discussed during the session on ‘BYOC – Bring Your Own Chromebook,’ we are sharing a link of the presentation and the details in regard to purchase of chromebook.

As parents, we are sure you have a lot of questions and concerns. To address the same, we’ve added a dedicated section on our website: Tech @ FS (http://www.fountainheadschools.org/purpose-and-decision-steps/chromebook/)

This section on the website covers the following:

  • What’s the experience like? What’s the world doing?
  • Why Chromebooks?
  • Usage agreements at home & school so that the devices are used effectively and not for the wrong reasons
  • What are the potential safety concerns and how we intend to address this?

NEXT STEPS:

Step 1

We request that you go through the website content that we’ve already put up before taking this step. We will try to address all your unanswered concerns in these planned interactions.

Step 2

Decide on Which Chromebook as there are two options:

Chromebook Brand Acer Dell
Model No. C731 3180
Price 22,800 27,022
Top Case Color & Decoration Black/Grey Black/Grey
Onboard processor Intel Celeron Dual Core N3060 Intel Celeron N3060
Onboard memory(RAM) 2 GB Memory 2 GB Memory
EMMC/ISSD 16 GB EMMC 16 GB EMMC
Screen Size 11.6″ Wide LCD Display 11.6″ Wide LCD Display
HDMI Port Yes Yes
Graphic Processor Integrated Intel HD Graphics Integrated Intel HD Graphics
Video Camera Web camera Web Camera
Wireless Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Card Reader Yes Yes
USB Port Yes Yes
Audio Yes Yes
Warranty 3 Years, 1 Year Battery & Adapter 3 Years, 1 Year Battery & Adapter

Chrome OS Management Console (perpetual license): This console will enable the school administration to configure and manage each Chromebook with ease, and will allow us to add security features (such as user restriction, app restriction) as well allow many value-added features such as making an app landing page, online testing etc. This console needs to be bought only once with every device at the price of Rs. 2655 inclusive of all taxes. This price is valid only for bulk educational purchases. Regular license cost is almost double of the current price.

Step 3

Advance payment

To receive the Chromebooks in  July, we need to place the order with the vendor by first week of May. It takes almost 6 weeks time for delivery. After that, the school requires 15 days to test and configure all the Chromebooks. Also, it takes 15-20 days to compile and send the order to the vendor. So we are asking for advance payment by 30th April.

Option No. Option Detail Advance Payment (to be paid by April 30th) Total Cost
1 Acer + Chrome Management Console Rs. 15,000 Rs. 25,455
2 Dell + Chrome Management Console Rs. 15,000 Rs. 29,655
3 Only Chrome Management Console (meaning you will purchase one of the above three Chromebooks from outside) Rs. 2,655 Rs. 2,655

 

Notes:

  • Balance Payment to be paid in June before the device is handed over to the student.
  • School will be providing a debit note containing all the details of the purchase.
  • The total cost mentioned above is currently based on the minimum quotation that we have received from Google resellers. In case, we get a lower quotation, we will apply, update and charge accordingly.
  • Kindly note that the school has no commercial interest in this transaction.

 

Payment Details

 

Option No. Option Title Details
1 Cheque Payment
  • In favor of Fountainhead Education Trust
  • To be submitted by student /parent at the front desk
  • Amount as mentioned above
  • Mention name of the student; grade & section behind the cheque
  • Last date: 30th April. If we do not receive the cheque by this date then we will consider that you are not interested in purchasing the Chromebook through school and you will be purchasing it on your own.
  • Kindly  mark the cheque as A/C payee only

 

Step 4

In the last week of June 2018, we will arrange the handover of Chromebook to the parents. Before the students start using their Chromebook, parents and school together can ensure that students use their device effectively rather than it becoming a distraction. We will frame essential agreements for the same.

Regards,

IT Team

Fountainhead School

Change in Menu – 29th & 30th March, 2018

Change in Menu – 29th & 30th March, 2018

Dear Parents,

This is to inform you that the menu for 29th March, 2018 and 30th March, 2018 has been inter-changed.

Earlier Menu       Changed Menu
29th March, 2018 – Lobia Masala, Roti,Jeera rice Rice, Dahi,Corn Chaat 29th March, 2018 – Sesame chilly potato,Hakka noodles,Soup,sprout salad,
30th March, 2018 –  Sesame chilly potato,Hakka noodles,Soup,sprout salad,  30th March, 2018 –Lobia Masala, Roti,Jeera rice Rice, Dahi,Corn Chaat

FRC Information Presentation & Feedback form

FRC Information Presentation & Feedback form

Dear Parents,

Most of you are aware of the FRC matter. We need to submit our representation to the committee by 14th March. To strengthen our submission, we seek your feedback on two important matters:

  • About the school’s practices
  • About the fee structure

We have sent a feedback form with your ward. But before filling up the form, we request you to have a look at this videoEach parent needs to send the filled form back latest by Tuesday, 13th March.

It’s possible that you have related questions / concerns that you want addressed before filling up the form. We are holding two Connect sessions (open meetings) to address any questions / concerns. You can raise any issues that you have related to the FRC matter. We will try our best to address them. At the end of the meeting, you choose what you want to say in the feedback form without any hesitation.

Connect Sessions Details

Option 1:

  • Venue: Sumeet Hall, Mukbadhir Vikas Trust Deaf & Dumb School, Nr. Municipal Commissioner Bunglow, Ambika Niketan, Parle Point, Surat. 
  • Timings: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Date: 11th March, 2018 (Sunday)
  • Registration not needed

Please follow the parking instructions given in the attached map for this venue.

Option 2: (for those who can’t make it on Sunday)

  • Venue: Y-box , Fountainhead School
  • Timings: 09:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Date: 13th March, 2018 (Tuesday)
  • Bring bearer card

In case you can’t make it to any of the meetings, and you still have questions, you may email us at HOS@fountainheadschools.org.

 

Regards,

Ankita Diwekar Kabra

Vardan Kabra

The Doodle 4 Google Contest 2018

The Doodle 4 Google Contest 2018

Dear All,

The Doodle 4 Google contest is now open for Nursery to Grade 12 students. The theme is “What Inspires You?” and is open till 2nd March 2018.

Interested students are required to collect the contest form by 15th February 2018 from:

  • PYP – Ms. Sanjana Narang
  • Senior School – Ms. Neha Bhatia

The last date to submit the work is 25th February 2018.

Note: Students will have to work behind the given form or can submit the work on another sheet and attach it with the given form.

The prizes are:

National Winner

The National Winner will have a behind-the-scenes experience with the Doodle team to transform their Doodle into an interactive experience on Google.com. He or she will also receive:

  • A $30,000 college scholarship
  • A $50,000 Technology package for their school/non-profit organization
  • A trip to Google Headquarters in California
  • Google Hardware
  • Fun Googley Swag

National Finalists

The four National Finalists, who do not become the National Winner, will have their doodles featured on the Doodle 4 Google gallery. Each National Finalist will receive:

  • A $5,000 college scholarship
  • A trip to Google Headquarters in California
  • Google Hardware
  • Fun Googley Swag

State and Territory Winners

All State and Territory winners will have their doodles featured on the Doodle 4 Google gallery and will receive:

  • Google Hardware
  • A special celebration for the winner
  • Fun Googley Swag

For more details, visit: https://goo.gl/yzgeDk

For any queries please contact

  • Ms. Suruchi Arora (Process Organiser – PYP)
  • Ms. Vaibhavi Patel (Process Organiser -Senior School)