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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

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₹ 2,832/- for CMC only

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*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

FSMUN 6.0

FSMUN 6.0

Dear All,

Get experience, get credit. FSMUN has always been an event looked forward to, and it is impossible without the help and dedication of the organizing committee. We invite you to join the OC committee and help make this year’s FSMUN as brilliant as the rest and more.
 
As an OC member, depending on your role, you may be expected to work on the day of the MUN (24th-25th August). Each team will be lead by an OC head and they will all report to the Core Committee. Organizing Committee members can also come as delegates to the conference. 
 
We are looking for FSMUN 6.0 to be an amazing experience for both the delegates and the OC. If you choose to participate, we expect hard work and dedication, and we promise to live up to your expectations! 
Last day to fill the form is 20th April
 
Do note that filling the form does not confirm your spot. 
 
In case of queries contact us at fsmun@fountainheadschools.org
 
*OC counts as CAS and service.
Regards,
Team FSMUN 6.0
FSMUN 6.0

FSMUN 6.0

Dear All,
Get experience, get credit. FSMUN has always been an event looked forward to, and it is impossible without the help and dedication of the organizing committee. We invite you to join the OC committee and help make this year’s FSMUN as brilliant as the rest and more.
 
As an OC member, depending on your role, you may be expected to work on the day of the MUN (24th-25th August 2019). Each team will be lead by an OC head and they will all report to the Core Committee. Organizing Committee members can also come as delegates to the conference. 
 
We are looking for FSMUN 6.0 to be an amazing experience for both the delegates and the OC. If you choose to participate, we expect hard work and dedication, and we promise to live up to your expectations! 
Last day to fill the form is 20th April
 
Do note that filling the form does not confirm your spot. 
 
In case of queries contact us at fsmun@fountainheadschools.org
 
*OC counts as CAS and service.
Regards,
Team FSMUN 6.0
Grade 9 – Personal Project Summer Homework

Grade 9 – Personal Project Summer Homework

Dear Students & Parents,

As per the Personal Project timeline, the students should have completed with their majority of the tasks like investigating, planning and taking action by the end of this academic year so that in the next academic year they can focus on the Reflection of their project.

Summer is a great time to complete the pending tasks and document the entire Personal Project process from brainstorming the topic to taking action on Student compendium.

All the students have to complete the following common tasks during the Summer holidays.

Personal Project Common Summer Assignment for uploading on Student Compendium:

1. Details about your Personal Project

  • Topic
  • Why does this topic interests you
  • What will be the final product

2. Global Context you have chosen and list the reasons why it is appropriate. (Concept map image from student handbook Page 20)

3.Mention the research work you have carried on till date/ you need to carry on (with citation)

4. Visible Thinking Routine template used for each objective

5. The progress of project till date with pieces of evidence

  • Videos of interviews taken
  • Videos/images of tasks carried out (For eg., Video of recipes cooked and its documentation – Preparation time, cooking time, ingredients required, cooking method, etc)
  • Before and After video (if the project is of acquiring/enhancing some skills)

Apart from the above common tasks, students are required to complete the Personal Project Summer Assignment tasks assigned by their respective supervisors.

This summer vacation homework needs to be submitted on the first day of school itself. Students who come without completing their homework will have to face consequences.  

You may refer to the links given in the table below for uploading the process on Student Compendium.

Project Title Reference Link
Architectural Design http://tamilapersonalproject.blogspot.com/
Toscana Travel guide book through sketches and photographs http://katepersonalproject.blogspot.com/
An informational website which will inform the visitors about the Economical and Social Aspect of weaponry in China, USA, Russia http://daniilmironov-personalproject.blogspot.com/

We expect the parents to support the child by providing him/her with the time, space and reminders to complete the summer vacation homework.

Regards,

Fountainhead School.

Voice 2019-Essay writing competition by PRL,Ahmedabad.

Voice 2019-Essay writing competition by PRL,Ahmedabad.

Dear Students,

Voice-2019 is Essay writing competition on Scientific topic organised by PRL,Ahmedabad.

Details about same is as mentioned below:

VOICE – 2019

Objective: The year 2019-2020 marks the birth centenary of Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai, the father of the Indian Space Programme. On account of this, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad plans to conduct a Pan India level Essay Writing Competition.

 

Students from grades 8 to 12 can participate in this competition. The essay may contain motivation, goals, and uniqueness of the concept among other relevant things. 30 shortlisted students from each age group will be invited for presentation and visit to Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with a 3 tier fare by railways on the shortest possible route to Ahmedabad. Boarding and lodging will be arranged by PRL during the authorised period of stay.

 

Categories: Gr 8 – 10 (Category I)

                    Gr 11 – 12 (Category II)

 

Category I:

 

Topic: Home at a distant planet

Description: Say one day you have to move out of our planet Earth and settle on a different planet. Which planet you would choose? Then based on the planet specific parameters (e.g. atmospheric conditions, solar Insolation, crustal properties etc.), how will you design your home? Design should be sustainable, i.e., no external entity will provide any assistance to maintain your home. You must also provide the address of your home.

*Note: Sustainability of the home in the new planet will be the primary criteria for the evaluation.

 

Category II:

 

Topic: Design innovative experiments for space station

Description: Imagine one day you are given an opportunity to design innovative experiments for the Indian Space Station. Design a suit of experiments (maximum two) to address a particular theme. Mention why you chose the theme and how your experiments can provide a better understanding.

 

Success Criteria: (without which the essay will be disqualified)

  • Word limit: 3000 words
  • Summary – 300 words
  • Major concepts – 3 bullets not exceeding 75 words
  • Conclusion – Not more than 200 words

 

Guidelines:

  • Essay should be written in English
  • Should be written by a single person
  • Submission should be emailed to voice2019@prl.res.in
  • Essay should be typed and provided in a Portable Document Format (PDF)

         *Note: Scanned/ Handwritten essays will not be considered

  • Submission (in the predefined format available from website) should be on a scanned sheet stating the participant’s name, school name, class, residential address with phone number along with the essay. This sheet should be attested by the head of the institution/school with official seal.

 

Format of the Essay

  • Typed on A4 size electronic page
  • Font size- 12 points in Times Roman
  • 1.5 interlinear space
  • Margin of 1.5 cm on all the four sides

 

Schedule:

  • Last date of submission:15th May 2019
  • Date of notification: 15th July 2019
  • Presentation: 10th August 2019
  • Prize distribution: 12th August 2019

 

Evaluation process:

  • First phase: Essays will be shortlisted
  • Second phase: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to PRL,Ahmedabad 

Prize:

 

Prize Category I Category Il
1st 20,000 25,000
2nd 15,000 20,000
3rd 10,000 15,000
Additional(5 prizes in each category) 2,000 2,500

 

Regards,

Manish Tiwari

Grade 9 – Seating Arrangements Details for Term 2 Exam

Grade 9 – Seating Arrangements Details for Term 2 Exam

Dear Students,

A gentle reminder regarding Term 2 exam, which will be starting from 18th April  2019.

Exam timetable has already been shared with you through the blog post.

Extra 5 minutes time will be given for reading the Task Specific Clarification (TSC).

 

It is compulsory for all the students to carry charged Chromebook and earphones in all on screen exams including Language Acquisition (Hindi).

Students are requested to refer to the important note and instructions before the exams.

Click here – for 11:30 am, 01:45 pm and 03:15 pm bus route.

 

PS- 16th April 2019 is the last working day for students.

 

Please refer to the below seating arrangements for Term 2 Exams.

Grade 9- Term 2 Exam Time Table & Seating Plan

 

Regards,

Fountainhead School.

FSMUN 2019

FSMUN 2019

Dear Students,

We invite applications for the selection of the Secretariat for Fountainhead School Model United Nations 2019-20. We are looking for students who are willing to grab this opportunity and become part of the Secretariat of the 6th Edition of this Event.

The following are the positions and responsibilities.

1. Secretary General:

Acts as the head of the conference, this person has the responsibility to find the correct Executive Board members for this event, as well as keep a tab on the study guide and the overall academics of the conference.

  1. Under Secretary General for Conference Management:

This position is critical to the success of the conference because s/he oversees every logistical aspect of the conference that includes setup of rooms, signage for delegates, registration, making sure that copies of draft resolutions are disseminated to delegates during Committee proceedings. Another area of focus is the Management of the Organizing Committee during the conference.

  1. Under Secretary General for Communications & Public Relations:

Responsibility to raise the visibility of the conference by managing all delegate affairs and being in charge of social media. Also has to focus on promoting the conference and searching for delegates across the city and state and handling all delegate registrations and queries before the conference.

  1. Under Secretary General for Economic & Social Affairs:

Creating Study guides alongside the chairperson/s and engaging in content management for the conference. Will be responsible for the thorough implementation of the Rules of Procedure and is responsible for aiding in topic selection.

Final date to fill the form is 10th April 2019.

An interview will be conducted on soon after forms are filled.

In case of any concern/query, kindly feel free to reach us at fsmun@fountainheadschools.org or events@fountainheadschools.org.

Regards,

Events Team

Fountainhead School