Dear Parents and Students,
Based on feedback from various stakeholders, we have made a few changes in the school uniform policy. You must refer to the attachment to understand the policy in detail, and the reasons for the changes along with the reference images. The key changes are mentioned briefly here:
- Track Pants (unicolour – dark greys, navy blue or black) are allowed any time during the year. School trousers will no longer be available. However, anyone wishing to use any existing pair can do so. For Senior School students, for labs and for field trips, track pants or the old school trousers are necessary.
- Shoes and socks of any colour are now allowed. Students of ALL grades can now bring their own bags. Those shoes, socks and bags with any graphics such as cartoon prints, characters or symbols from TV, movies or books or shoes with light or sound ARE NOT ALLOWED. For Early Years students, only velcro shoes are allowed.
- New sports specific shorts have been introduced in the school store based on the feedback from the students and coaches.
- For PS classes, students can dress according to the requirement of their chosen sport which meets these two requirements: (a) Other than the regular items specified above, students can wear those jerseys or bottoms that have been made for a school-specific tournament (for e.g. inter-school football, basketball team, school Ultimate Frisbee teams, district or state teams). (b) These cannot be worn during PE or any other class. It is the student’s responsibility to change to school uniform after the PS classes.
The revised uniform policy has been summarized in the attached Infographic. If you are unclear about an update, refer to the detailed uniform policy
Where what will be available and it’s pricing for 2019-20 session:
|Uniform details||Size/Price||Available at||Available from|
20, 22 & 24 – Rs. 350
26, 28 & 30 – Rs. 375
32 & 34 – Rs. 400
36 & 38 – Rs. 425
40 & 42 – Rs. 450
44 – Rs. 475
School Zone- City light
℅ 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
|1st March 2019|
Rs. 480 – 580 as per size
(House T-shirts need to be pre-ordered through the Nucleus Mobile App or Web login at parents.fountainheadschools.org. The form is available in Request Forms > House T-shirt Form)
|Fountainhead School Stores||10th June onwards|
|School shorts||To meet the requirement of various sports, new shorts with better material is being added to the existing Vega Shorts:
||Fountainhead School Stores||10th June onwards|
|Track pants, shoes, socks, bags||Need to buy from outside as per student requirement and choice (which meet the guidelines given in the revised uniform policy)|
The culminating Parent Teacher Conference (PTC) of term 2 for the academic year 2018-19 is scheduled on Saturday, 27th April 2019. The HRTs have shared the appointment slots, kindly book an appointment for your preferred slot. The reports will be shared by the HRT latest by 25th April. Please go through the same and in case of any query/concern, you may speak to the respective teacher on the day of PTC.
Please note that the single subject teachers will also be available on the PTC day. Parents interested in meeting the Single Subject teachers can do so with a prior appointment through Daily Diary/Nucleus.
AN APPOINTMENT WILL ENSURE A CONFIRMED MEETING WITH THE SINGLE SUBJECT TEACHER.
Single subject teachers will be available at the following venues:
- Indian Language Team (ILT): Junior Library (Block 3, First Floor)
- Physical Education Team (PE): Pulse (Block 1, First Floor)
- Arts Team: Senior Library (Block 3, First Floor)
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|
(Nursery to Sr. KG)
|08:45 am||02:00 pm|
(Grade 1 to Grade 6)
|07:30 am||02:00 pm|
(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.