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Register for FSMUN 6.0

Register for FSMUN 6.0

Put on your formals and get ready to equip yourself with the skills to debate, negotiate and collaborate by bringing out the diplomat in you because the wait for FSMUN is finally over! It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the Sixth edition of Fountainhead School Model United Nations, on 24th August to 25th August 2019.

It is one of the most prestigious conferences in Surat, hosting over 100 high school delegates each year. FSMUN forms communities, uniting delegates from all over India to debate and attempt to resolve some of the most daunting and grave issues from around the world. FSMUN provides an opportunity for delegates to debate, think critically, synergize, and gain the ability to lead and negotiate.

In our sixth year, we are deeply honoured to continue FSMUN’s legacy, a unique focus on diplomacy, international relations, and social change. We pride ourselves on providing you with the most extensive delegate experience possible, complete with our comprehensive background guides to individualized feedback.

The fees for this year include the cost of two day conference, study guides, brilliant chairs and mentors, food and drink, delegate kits as well as a brilliant socials party.

Fill up the form to register:

https://forms.gle/JLcNsdTXEkCsZPRZ7

Do note that committee allocations will be done based on experience and to some extent on first-come first serve basis. Please fill out the form at the earliest possible date to get the committee you desire.

For more information contact fsmun@fountainheadschools.org. Our website (fsmun.org) will also soon be updated with the details for the same!

Regards,
Team FSMUN 6.0

PTC Slot Booking Details- 3rd May 2019

PTC Slot Booking Details- 3rd May 2019

Dear Parent,

The PTC for the Senior School students is scheduled on 3rd May 2019. During the PTC, respective subject teachers, as well as the mentor teachers, will meet the parents to discuss students’ academic progress, examination performance, academic or behavioral goals.

5 minutes slot will be opened by each subject teacher. Meeting time will be 5 mins only. Please note that you should not be spending more than 5 minutes with the subject teachers. Kindly do not exceed the timing allotted to you. Also, note that it is highly recommended for all students to attend the meeting with the parents. Please go through the reports before you come for the meeting.  The exam papers will be given on the same day. For online exam papers you can view the papers through students id / pswd. Ask your ward to show you the online paper by logging in to goformative account.

In case your child has siblings in Middle Years or Diploma Program, make sure you refer to both grade & section link (calendar) so that you can book back to back slots.

You are requested to book the slot of 5 minutes for each subject teacher you wish to meet during the PTC or if you have received mail from subject teacher to meet.

If you want a slot of your preference then please book it at the earliest.

Please plan the slot booking so that you spend minimum waiting time in school and please consider transition time also while you move from meeting with one teacher to the other.

Section Subject Teacher Name Link Venue (where the teacher is going to be available on the PTC dates)
Acumen
Language Wilmot Choudhary http://bit.ly/2Rfh193 Room No: 223 (Block-2 , 2nd Floor)
Math Madhuri Chauhan https://bit.ly/2VR86w3 Room No: 322 (Block-3 , 2nd Floor)
Integrated Sciences Amreen Khan On Leave (paper to be collected from Radha P) Room No: 326 (Block-3 , 2nd Floor)
Integrated Humanities Ila Sinha https://bit.ly/2F4VwR2 Room No: 225 (Block-2 , 2nd Floor)
Hindi Monika Sharma http://bit.do/eLJ4X Room No: 228 (Block-2 , 2nd Floor)
Design Nikunj Patel http://bit.ly/2SUSsOE Room No: 224 (Block-2 , 2nd Floor)
Arts Virendra Kanadhia https://goo.gl/k7SaoN Room No: 328 (Block-3 , 2nd Floor)
PHE Senthil Balaji http://bit.do/eLJWr Room No: 324 (Block-3 , 2nd Floor)

P.S- For parents who come for PTC without booking a slot with the respective teacher that they want to meet- they will have to first book the slot by giving details to the admin person seated outside the Grade Wing on the day of PTC. Slots will be given as per the availability in the teacher’s calendar on the same day. This means that if you come to school without booking slots you may not be able to meet the teacher.

Please take a note of below important points for smooth and effective PTC:

  1. Parents are required to book through parent mail id only. Any slots booked through personal id will not be taken into consideration.

  2. Please keep in mind the transition time (time taken to move from the meeting from one teacher to the next).

  3. Parents have to meet the teachers as per the slots assigned and should not exceed the time. Teachers will not meet the parents in any slot, other than the booked slot.

  4. Teachers will discuss the student performance, concerns and further steps to improve academic performance with the parents. Please do not expect the teachers to discuss the whole paper with the parents.

Note: Parents who will not be attending the PTC due to unavoidable circumstances can collect the papers and id card from front desk any day after 5th May from 9:00 am to 02:00 pm. You need to carry your old id card & bearer card when you come to collect the papers.


 
Regards,
Fountainhead School.
Important changes in Uniform policy for 2019-20

Important changes in Uniform policy for 2019-20

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
School T-shirt

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
House T-shirt

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:

  • Vega shorts:  Rs. 400
  • Sportiff Rs. 680 (longer shorts with net)
  • Sportiff Rs. 600 (longer shorts without net)
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)

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 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

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