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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

RFID Parent Pass- Important Update

RFID Parent Pass- Important Update

Dear Parent,

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
1 & 2 12th 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 you need more than 2 RFID Parent Passes, you 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:

Sr No

Grade

Date

1. Nursery & Jr. KG 10th July 2018

2.

Sr. KG

11th July 2018

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Raconteur Calling!

Raconteur Calling!

Dear Raconteurs,

We thank each one of you for sharing your thoughts, feelings and ideas and making our school magazine a literary piece of art! A loud shout out to all who made it possible!

Our ideas keep changing, developing and modifying with each passing moment and we don’t want any of these to just drift by.

So let’s get going! We want to ensure that parents and students get optimum time to write for their favorite magazine!

With that in mind, we have shortlisted a few topics to give you a starting point, but you are free to write on any topic of your choice. You can choose to compose a poem, write an article or create a poster. Parent articles are welcome in Hindi/Gujarati 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 be rejected.
  • Scanned images/posters should be in 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.

 

Revised Food Policy

Revised Food Policy

“Everytime You Eat Is An Opportunity To Nourish Your Body” (Source: superhealinglife.com)

We have revised the FS FOOD POLICY and to put things into perspective we are sharing a video of the policy which will serve as a go-to guide for all of us. We request all the parents to view the video at least once so as to get a clear picture of the FS FOOD POLICY. Kindly note that this policy will be put into practice from Monday, 2nd July, 2018. You can read the policy document here.

Adhyayan Open for Parents

Adhyayan Open for Parents

Dear all,
If you are a reader we call upon you!
If you are not a reader still we call upon you!
Read! Read! Read!
Till books are all you need!
Parents can now borrow books from Adhyayan (Fountainhead School Library). Interested parents need to fill up the form given here.
We will start this process for parents as per the responses.
Also, we will share another FORM and the Policy for issuing Library books after we receive the responses.
Last date for filling up the form is 30th June 2018.
For any queries, mail us on library@fountainheadschools.org
Fountainhead Annual Book Fair

Fountainhead Annual Book Fair

Dear All,
It’s time again for the Fountainhead Annual Book Fairwhere book lovers are welcome to explore the world of realistic & historical fiction, fantasy, suspense & mystery, crime & thrillers and more.
EY & PY: Wednesday, 25th April 2018
Senior School: Saturday, 28th April 2018
Regards,
Library Team
Parent- Visitor Pass

Parent- Visitor Pass

Dear Parent,

This post comes as a continuation to the Compulsory Bearer Card blogpost done on 29th January, 2018. We appreciate the parents for cooperating with us and being cautious about presenting the bearer card during their school visits.

A further update to this process is that, we will be issuing 2 parent RFID cards (RFID – Radio Frequency Identification) to each parent for the next academic session. Therefore, no bearer cards will be issued. 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)

In addition to the above points, it will be compulsory for the parents to present the RFID card whenever they visit school. This card will be registered in the school records in your child’s name and will be non-transferable. The parent RFID cards will be handed over along with the I-cards for the next academic session, during the PTC. Thereafter, any  parent / family member / driver, etc. visiting the school for any purpose will be required to present the parent RFID card at the main gate.

If any parent fails to present the RFID card, they will be issued a visitor pass by the security guard. (For this, the parents will have to wait for their turn to enter)

Also, kindly note that the current bearer card will cease to be valid at the end of this academic session.

FAQs:

     (1) Can I present my bearer card if I have forgotten the RFID Card?

  Ans: No, it will be mandatory to present the RFID card, at the main entry gate for all events including whole grade events like class performances, exhibitions. The current bearer card will cease to be valid at the end of this academic session.

     (2) Won’t this create a traffic jam outside the school gate?

  Ans: Parents should follow the guidelines mentioned below to make this process smooth and efficient:

  • Keep the Parent RFID Card ready to be presented to the security guard before reaching the school gate. Don’t stop at the school gate and search for the card.
  • Don’t honk while waiting for the car in front of you to pass. Note that honking is not allowed on the school premises
  • Cooperate with the security staff. Rude and uncivil behaviour towards people who are trying to do their job is not appreciated.

    (3) What if I lose my Parent RFID Card?

   Ans: We will be providing 2 Parent RFID cards. If both the cards are lost, a new card will be issued and Rs. 100 per card will be deducted from the child’s imprest account.

    (4) What if  my Parent RFID Card is stolen?

  Ans: Parent should immediately send an email to surat@fountainheadschools.org. School will  discontinue the stolen card and issue a new one. Charges for the new card will be borne by the parent.

(5) Can I get more than 2 Parent RFID Cards?

Ans: Yes, but you will be charged for the extra card. Please fill this form, if you wish to purchase an extra Parent RFID Card.

(6) Do I have to pay every year for the Parent RFID Card?

Ans: No, the same Parent RFID Card can be used till your child is a Fountainhead student.

(7) While carpooling to school, is it fine if any one of the parent presents the Parent RFID Card?

Ans: No, each parent will have to present their respective Parent RFID Card.

For e.g:

  • If Parent A and Parent B are visiting the school in the same car, both the parents will have to present the Parent RFID Card
  • If Parent A has brought the Parent RFID Card and Parent B has forgotten the card, then Parent B will have to wait until the Visitor Pass is issued.

(8) Will my relatives/helpers be allowed to enter the school premises for any event on my Parent RFID Card?

Ans. Yes, but it will be the responsibility of the parent to bring their relative/helper. However, the school will not be responsible for any mishap related to relatives/helpers.

The following photographs will give a clarity of the process.

Student safety is our prime concern… Let’s make it possible!

Regards,

Fountainhead School

 

International Contests in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology- April / May 2018

International Contests in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology- April / May 2018

Dear Parents,

After American Mathematical Contest; we are bringing to you some more international contests which are beneficial for the students.  Please find below the list of contests that are coming up.

Gauss Mathematics Contest (University of Waterloo in association with Transition Lab Preparatory School)

The Gauss Contests are an opportunity for students to have fun and to develop their mathematical problem-solving ability.

Date of the exam – 17th May, 2018

Format

Self Preparation – We recommend that students spend some time preparing for our contests by trying to solve problems. Go through past contests to see the topics covered. Complete guidebook – click here.

Sir Isaac Newton – Physics Contest (University of Waterloo in association with Transition Lab Preparatory School)

This exam is a test for high school physics and is offered the University of Waterloo.

Date of the exam – 4th May, 2018

Format

  • Online Exam

Self Preparation – Students can visit the link to practice for the exam.

Avogadro Chemistry Contest (University of Waterloo in association with Transition Lab Preparatory School)

The Avogadro exam is designed for high school students who have completed or are nearing completion of, their first high school chemistry course.

Date of the exam – 18th May, 2018

Format

  • Online Exam

  • Duration – 75 Minutes

  • 40 multiple choice questions

Self Preparation – Students can visit the link to practice for the exam.

Biology National Contest (University of Toronto in association with Transition Lab Preparatory School)

Any student can participate in the National Biology Competition, and on more than one occasion (e.g., a student can write both the 2018 and 2019 exams). Registered students in attendance at a secondary school are classified as official contestants.

Date of the exam – 27th April, 2018

Format

  • Online Exam

  • Duration – 75 Minutes

  • 50 multiple choice questions

Self Preparation – Students can visit the link to practice for the exam.

 

Last date to register for the Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry exam – 8th April, 2018

Last date to register for Biology exam – 28th Feb, 2018

 

Exam Fee:

It is given above. There will be additional charges (Rs. 100/- Maximum) which will be informed once the registrations are done. The amount will be adjusted from the imprest account. The exam fee is nonrefundable under any circumstances.

Registration Form to be filled from the parent id only: Click here to fill the form.

Write to us at career.ounselor@fountainheadschools.org in case of any further query.