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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 the 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 Chromebook?
  • Usage agreements at home & school so that the device is 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

Configuration of the Chromebook:

Chromebook Brand Acer
Model No. C732
Price 28,500
Top Case Color & Decoration Grey
Onboard processor Intel Celeron Dual Core N33500
Onboard memory(RAM) 4 GB Memory
EMMC/ISSD 16GB EMMC
Screen Size 11.6″ Wide LCD Display
HDMI Port Yes
Graphics Processor Integrated Intel HD Graphics
Video Camera Web camera
Wireless Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Card Reader Yes
USB Port Yes
Audio Yes
Warranty 3 Years including Accidental Damage Protection*


*
As per manufacturer’s terms and conditions

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 ₹2832 inclusive of all taxes. This price is valid only for bulk educational purchases. Regular license cost is almost double the current price.

Step 3

Advance payment

We are asking for an advance payment by 10th May because in order to receive the Chromebooks in July, we need to place an order with the vendor by the second week of May. It takes 15-20 days to compile and send the order to the vendor and the delivery takes almost 6-8 weeks. After delivery, the school requires upto 15 days to test and configure all the Chromebooks before they are handed over to the students.

Sr. No. Details Advance Payment (to be made by May 10th) Total Cost
1 Acer + Chrome Management Console 15,000 31,332
2 Only Chrome Management Console (meaning parent will purchase the Chromebook) 2,832 2,832

Notes:

  • Kindly note that the school has no commercial interest in this transaction
  • Parents can buy a Chromebook on their own, if they wish to. In this case, the parents will only be buying the CMC from school. School will intimate them as to when to send the device for installation of the console.
  • Balance Payment to be made in June before the device is handed over to the student
  • 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
  • School will be providing a debit note containing all the details of the purchase

Payment Details:

Payment mode Details
Paytm

₹ 15,000/- for Chromebook + CMC

Click here to pay

₹ 2,832/- for CMC only

Click here to pay

*Last date of payment: 10th May, 2019

**If we do not receive the payment by this date then we will consider that the parent is not interested in purchasing the Chromebook through school

Step 4

In the first week of July 2019, we will arrange the handover of Chromebook to the parents. Before the students start using  Chromebook, parents and school together can ensure that the students use their device effectively rather than it becoming a distraction. We will frame essential agreements for the same.

 

Regards,

IT Team

Fountainhead School

Homework for the weekend – 19th April

Homework for the weekend – 19th April

  • The mixed bag homework posted by Khadeejha ma’am has to be done in the mixed bag notebook.
  • Following is the link for entering the details of the Summer reading programme book. You need to enter the details, as discussed. If you have not issued a book today, due to any reason, you need to do it on Wednesday and fill in this sheet.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tRF1jHXjbueXKMemzk9QCqZpmur-bkafPizwnILiET4/edit#gid=0

  • Complete updating your exhibition assessment sheet, if pending.
  • Complete updating of portfolio pieces, if pending.

Have a great long weekend! 🙂

Clarifications about School timings and Elections-related holidays

Clarifications about School timings and Elections-related holidays

Dear Parents,

This note will address two recent announcements about the change in timings and the election-related holidays.

 

1.Regarding the change in timings of the school:

We delayed the start of the PYP and SS programs by 15 min. In response to this change, we have not received any response from the vast majority of parents.

However, we have received requests from 9 students (5 parents) for a swap in timings of PYP (Grade 1 to 6) and SS (Grade 7 to 12). The reason given is that a swap of the timings will give the PYP students more time to sleep and the SS students more time in the afternoon and evening for activities and coaching classes. We have maintained through the years that the reason for starting the SS later is that as children enter into the teen years, they tend to sleep later for multiple reasons (studying, social, biological). Therefore asking them to wake up early is likely to have adverse effects of their health.

While we don’t see any significant advantage with the swap in timings, we see consequential disadvantages of an upheaval of schedule for all the students including the vast majority who have not reacted to this change as well the loss of sleep and impact the health of SS students.

Therefore, we are sticking to the change as announced. We had also proposed a change in the timings for the Early Years students pending logistics for which we ran trial routes from April 9 to 12. We are happy to announce that the trial was successful. These are the final timings for students next year:

 

New Timings from June 2019
Grades Starts Ends

Early Years*

(Nursery to Sr. KG)

08:45 am 02:00 pm

Primary Years

(Grade 1 to Grade 6)

07:30 am 02:00 pm

Senior School

(Grade 7 to Grade 12)

08:45 am 03:30 pm

*Nursery and Jr KG students will be leaving earlier in the initial period. A separate note will be sent to the relevant parents for the same.

 

2. Regarding the holidays on 22-23 April due to Lok Sabha Elections:

The holidays are as announced for 22-23 April for students. The school buses have been requisitioned by the district authorities for the conduct of elections for both days (for logistical management of the EVMs and the election staff). Therefore both days are holidays. For the PYP and Early Years, we chose not to compensate (unlike previous years) because it’s the end of the year and curriculum requirements have been met already. For SS, there’s no need to compensate because the exam schedule was changed to accommodate the 2 holidays. We are clarifying this so that the reasoning is clear and that a precedent isn’t assumed for similar future events.

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Guidelines for students- PYP Exhibition 2018-19

Guidelines for students- PYP Exhibition 2018-19

Dear students,

Finally, the day is here! The one we all were waiting for. The one we have been preparing for. The one which will culminate our PYP learning and will embark the beginning of a new journey. The PYP Exhibition!
To ensure a smooth flow of the event, kindly take note of the following points:-
1. The exhibition will be held on two days i.e. 16th and 17th April 2019.
2. You will be presenting your research work and arts performance on both days.
 3. The exhibition will commence at 8:00 am. Ensure that you are present around your display board once the event starts.
4. The presentations will go on until 9:00 am.
5. Refreshments will be served in Bon Appetit for parents from 9:00 am to 9:20 am. However, you need to bring your breakfast meal from home.
6. The art performances will begin at 9:25 am in Y-box. Make sure you are settled in Hippodrome by that time.
7. The event will be concluded by 12:00 pm.
To make this event a success, we seek your maximum cooperation. Together, we can make it happen. And we will!
PYP Exhibition 2018-19

PYP Exhibition 2018-19

Dear parents,

The clock is ticking. The countdown is about to end. The students’ armor of knowledge and shield of confidence are glinting brightly. The wait is over! Grade-6 presents ‘The PYP exhibition’- an event we all were waiting for so long. An event students were preparing for, since the inception of Grade-6. An event that will culminate their PYP learning and embark the beginning of a new journey…
Kindly note the following details:-
1. The exhibition will be held on two days i.e. 16th and 17th April 2019.
2. All of the students will be presenting their research work and arts performance on both the days, however, to reach out to the audience effectivelyparents of Evolve, Excogitate, Enlighten and Deliberate homeroom class are requested to attend the event on 16th April 2019 (Tuesday) whereas the parents of other sections, namely, Contemplate, Ruminate, Conjecture and Progress are requested to attend on 17th April 2019 (Wednesday). 
 
3. The exhibition will commence at 8:00 am. Kindly ensure that you are settled in Y-box by that time wherein the Grade-6 team leader will address the audience.
4. Students will then present their research work in Comedor (Block-6, ground floor), Grade-6 wing and exhibition area (besides Grade-6 wing). The presentations will go on until 9:00 am.
5. Refreshments will be served in Bon Appetit from 9:00 am to 9:20 am.
6. The art performances will begin at 9:25 am in Y-box.
7. The event will be concluded by 12:00 pm.
8. Please carry your RFID card for identification.
9. Car-pooling is highly recommended.
10. Kindly ensure that your cell phones are on silent/vibrate mode during art performances.
Please click here for more details.
We are looking forward to your presence.
-Grade-6 team
Lok Sabha Election – Holiday

Lok Sabha Election – Holiday

Dear Parents,

Kindly note that Monday, 22nd and Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, will be a holiday for students in lieu of Lok Sabha Election. The school will not be compensating these holidays against the loss of working days.

Regards,

Fountainhead School

Silent Rally – Today – 9th April

Silent Rally – Today – 9th April

Dear parents,
 
The students’ enthusiasm is raging these days so as to put their best foot forward during PYP exhibition. The motive behind this exhibition is to influence/persuade people about making this world a better place to live in. In order to reach out to the masses, we, the Grade-6 team, have organized a ‘silent’ rally today (Tuesday, 9th April 2019) as a part of our action. With reference to the e-mail sent by the team regarding this event, we have received the approval from the respective civil authorities. 
 
Kindly note the following details about the event:-
 
1)The rally will commence sharp at 5:45 pm from SVNIT college and will take a U-turn from Kargil Chowk, coming back to an end at the starting point. Click here to explore the route of the rally.
 
2) So as to avoid congestion, the students need to abide by the following time of reporting at Malhar complex, Piplod:-
 
a) 5:00 PM to 5:15 PM- Conjecture, Progress, Ruminate and Contemplate
b) 5:15 PM to 5:30 PM- Deliberate, Enlighten, Evolve and Excogitate
 
Kindly note that the students will then be taken away from this spot to SVNIT college by the Homeroom teacher.
 
3) Students have to report in proper uniform (ID card, school/sports shoes, regular school t-shirt and not house t-shirt). If the student is not found to be in proper uniform, he/she will not be allowed to participate.
 
4) Car-pooling is highly recommended as traffic at the reporting venue (Malhar complex) might lead to cancellation of the event by the official authorities.
 
5) In case any child reports to the venue later than 5:30 PM, he/she will not be allowed to be a part of this rally.
 
6) Kindly leave the venue as soon as you drop your child so as to make space for other parents to drop theirs.
 
7) Once the rally has culminated, you need to pick up your child from the reporting venue (Malhar complex) as per the following schedule:-
 
a) 7:00 PM to 7:15 PM- Conjecture, Progress, Ruminate and Contemplate
b) 7:15 PM to 7:30 PM- Deliberate, Enlighten, Evolve and Excogitate
 
8) Please ensure that you carry the RFID card along. Under no circumstances, you can pick up your child without getting it verified by the teacher.
 
9) Keeping in mind the weather conditions, students need to carry a water bottle so as to stay hydrated.  
 
10) Please take a note that the reporting venue for both pick-up and drop off is Malhar Complex and not SVNIT college.
 
11) In case you need assistance about the location of reporting venue, kindly click here. This link will redirect you to google maps location.
 
12) The banners/posters have been created in school, by the students. 
 
13) This rally has been arranged to spread awareness about the topic selected by the students. Hence, any kind of parent-teacher interaction will not be entertained.
 
Please note that in any case of traffic jam or congestion, the rally will be canceled by the authorities. Seeking your cooperation.
 
A lot of efforts and time has been invested to make this event happen. We seek your utmost cooperation to make it successful yet a memorable one for students.  
 
-Grade-6 team

 

Highlight for Cycle No.31

Highlight for Cycle No.31

Highlights :

The countdown begins ..11 days to go.

Soaring excitement and enthusiasm amongst reflective learners are making noise at FS. The cycle started with students being curious to inquire further about their research work by exploring places, taking interviews and surveys to get an in-depth understanding of their topic. Students looked at the pressing issues from different lenses.

They got an opportunity to select their final medium of expression to influence people and meet their art mentors. Many learners have even stepped out of their comfort zone and have taken an action to spread awareness across the school, locality and the city.

Now they are exhilarated to showcase their performance and geared up for the same.

Cycle 32 is going to be a busy one for these young minds. They will be working for their synthesis in terms of visual aids – displays, charts, models, graphic organizers.

They would also be brushing up their chosen medium of expression to influence and work towards the culmination.

Regards

Grade 6 Team