Important Details for the Academic Session 2017-18

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the academic year 2017-18. Some important details  which you need to be aware of before school commences.

  1. Re-opening dates:
Grades Re-opens on
Nursery 8th June 2017
Jr. KG & Sr.KG 8th June 2017
Grade 1 – 6 7th June 2017
Grade 7 – 10 & 12 7th June 2017
Grade 11 3rd July 2017
  1. Uniform &  Bags– Uniforms & bags will be available at School Zone, Citylight. Please refer to the details given below:
Grade Uniform Address
Nursery, Jr. KG & Sr.KG T-shirt & Shorts (with Elastic) SCHOOL ZONE℅ 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.

Phone – 0261-3022244

Grades 1 & 2 T-shirt & Shorts (with buttons)
Grade 3 – 12 T-shirt & Trousers / Shorts


Uniforms will be available from
22nd May, 2017 onwards.

Size wise bifurcation of Uniform and Bags:

 

T-shirt Shorts Full Elastic (Nur, Jr.Kg, Sr.Kg) Shorts with button (Gr 1 onwards) Trousers
Size Rate INR Size (Length) Rate INR Size (Length) Rate INR Size (length) Rate INR
20, 22 & 24 350 10 & 11 260 13 280 22, 24, 26 & 28 360
26, 28 & 30 375 12 & 13 280 14 & 15 300 30, 32 & 34 410
32 & 34 400 14 & 15 300 16 & 17 330 36, 38 & 40 460
36 & 38 425 42 & 44 510
40 450
42 & 44 475


Please buy the uniforms
as per the house allotted to your child. Only Primary (Grades 1 – 6) and Senior School students (Grade 7  – 12) have house allocations. There will be no houses for the Early Years (Nursery, Jr. KG & Sr. KG) students.

Please refer to your school email id  for house and section of your child/ren. Confirm the house (colour) before you  purchase the uniforms.

Students should be in complete uniform from the first day of school. In case of any problem in getting uniforms, please inform us immediately through email: surat@fountainheadschools.org.

Bags – School Bags will be available at School Zone. Bag sizes given below as per the respective grades.

Grade Size (in inches) Rate INR
Nur to Sr. Kg. Small 580
Grade 1 – 4 Medium 630


Please note that school bags will be available for Nursery to Grade 4. All  
other grade students (Grade 5 onwards) can buy bags as per their requirement/choice.

Shoes – Students can wear shoes of any brand, provided they are completely or predominantly black. Socks should also be predominantly black. Shoes and socks can be purchased from any vendor of your choice.

  1. I-Card / Bearer Card:

The I-card/ Bearer card can be collected from the school from 24th April 2017 onwards. Please call the front desk before coming to collect the I-cards. It is compulsory for all students to wear the I-card till June 30th after which the I-card must be kept in the bag at all times. Any student not wearing the I-card will not be allowed to board the bus. The  I-Card is also required for issuing books from the library.

The bearer card must be carried at all times, even while dropping off and picking up your child from the bus stop and whenever you visit the school. In case the bearer card is not shown, even if you are a parent, the student will not be handed over to you and will be brought back to the school. The same applies when you come to pick the child from the school. In case of any error or changes required in the I-card / Bearer-card, please report to the Front Desk for rectification. This could take up to 5 working days.

  1. Transportation:

Detailed information regarding the stop preferred by you for pick up and drop off timings will be available from 10th May, 2017 onwards on the school website.

You can log on to the given link http://www.fountainheadschools.org/connect-with-us/helpdesk/ to view stop and timings.  During the first few days of school, transport schedule and routes can be a little off track as students are still adjusting to the new schedules. Further, because of rains from June to August there may be a delay in timings. Therefore, we hope for full cooperation from you during this period, till the schedule is settled

5. Chromebook: Information Technology (IT) has become an integral part of our lives in a short while. Today most adults and students have access to multiple internet enabled devices at home or at their work places. Technology has also become an essential part of education here at Fountainhead School. Therefore, we have started with a 1:1 computing device program from Grade 5 onwards. Every student of Grade 5 and above is expected to purchase a Google Chromebook from the next academic session. For more details please refer to the given link http://www.fountainheadschools.org/tech-fs/chromebook/.

Details regarding the purchase of chromebook has already been shared with you. Kindly refer to your email for the same.

6. Important academic dates for the  year 2017-18:

Dates Event Comments
3th June, 2017Timings: 8 am – 10 am New Parents Orientation (JK – White, Blue, Indigo & Violet and SK – All Sections It is MANDATORY for both parents’ to attend. You will be briefed about the rules and policies of the school. Children are not allowed to accompany their parents for this meeting. Parents need to come to school on the given date as per the grade and section mentioned.
5th June, 2017 Timings: 8 am – 10 am New Parents Orientation Meeting for Nursery & Jr. KG Section – Red, Yellow, Green & Orange It is MANDATORY for both parents’ to attend. You will be briefed about the rules and policies of the school. Children are not allowed to accompany their parents for this meeting. Parents need to come to school on the given date as per the grade and section mentioned.
6th June, 2017 Timings: 8 am – 10 am New Parents Orientation Meeting for Grade 1 – 6 It is MANDATORY for both parents’ to attend. You will be briefed about the rules and policies of the school. Children are not allowed to accompany the parents for this meeting.
7th June, 2017 Timings: 9 am – 10 am Walk-in for Jr. KG (White, Blue, Indigo & Violet and SK – All Sections) Students have to come to school with their parents and visit their classroom and teachers to get acquainted with the new environment.
7th June, 2017Timings: 11 am – 12 am Walk -in for Nursery & Jr. KG Section – Red, Yellow, Green & Orange Students have to come to school with their parents and visit their classroom and teachers to get acquainted with the new environment.
7th June, 2017 Wednesday School begins- Grades 1- 10 & Grade 12 Please note that attendance on the first and the last day of school is highly recommended. The first few days of school are when a child gets adjusted to his new classroom, classmates and teacher. Missing the first day creates a disconnect in the child.
8th June, 2017 Thursday School begins- Nursery, Jr. KG, Sr. KG Please note that attendance on the first and the last day of school is highly recommended. The first few days of school are when a child gets adjusted to his new classroom, classmates and teacher. Missing the first day creates a disconnect in the child.
3rd July, 2017 Monday School begins for Grade 11 Please note that attendance on the first and the last day of school is highly recommended. The first few days of school are when a child gets adjusted to his new classroom, classmates and teacher. Missing the first day creates a disconnect in the child.
17th June, 2017 Timings: 07:45 am – 09:45 am First PTM for Grade  2, 3 & 6 It is MANDATORY for both the parents’ to attend the PTM. In this meeting, curriculum will be discussed. Children are not allowed to accompany the parents for this meeting. It is compulsory for the parents to use the school transport to attend the PTM (Parents will only be permitted to attend the PTM if they use the school transport. Routes & timings will be shared later)
17th June, 2017 Timings: 10:15 am – 12:15 am First PTM for Grade Nursery, Jr. KG, Sr. KG, Grade 1, 4, & 5 It is MANDATORY for both the parents’ to attend the PTM. In this meeting, curriculum will be discussed. Children are not allowed to accompany the parents for this meeting. It is compulsory for the parents to use the school transport to attend the PTM (Parents will only be permitted to attend the PTM if they use the school transport. Routes & timings will be shared later)
24th June, 2017Timings: 7:45 am – 9:45 am First PTM for Grade 7, 8, 9, 10 & 12 It is MANDATORY for both the parents’ to attend the PTM. In this meeting, curriculum will be discussed. Children are not allowed to accompany the parents for this meeting. It is compulsory for the parents to use the school transport to attend the PTM (Parents will only be permitted to attend the PTM if they use the school transport.  Routes & timings will be shared later)
24th June, 2017 Timings: 10:15 am – 11:15 am New Parents Orientation Grade 7 to Grade 9 & Grade 11 It is MANDATORY for both parents’ to attend. You will be briefed about the rules and policies of the school. Children are not allowed to accompany the parents for this meeting.

We would like to emphasize on punctuality for all meetings at school. 

As Fountainhead School follows a progressive teaching methodology without dependence on texts and study guides, a sustained and consistent attendance is very important for each and every student.

7. Things to carry on the first day of school:

Early Years (Nursery, Jr. KG & Sr. KG) School bag, water bottle, lunch box, extra pair of clothes
Primary (Grade 1 – 6), Middle Years (Grade 7 – 10) & Senior Years (Grade 11 & 12) Bag, water bottle, lunch box

Stationery and books will be handed over to the student on the first day of the school.

Bag, shoes, uniform, clothes, lunch boxes, water bottles etc. are to be labelled compulsorily. If they get lost (and students do lose a lot of their belongings, it becomes difficult to trace the items if they are not labelled. Loss of uniform (shorts, t-shirts and shoes) will not be accepted as a reason for not wearing the complete uniform.

Regards,

Admissions Team@Fountainhead

 

Holidays for the next academic session (2017 – 18)

Tentative Dates Holidays
26th June, 2017 – Monday Eid ul Fitr
7th August, 2017 – Monday Raksha Bandhan
15th August, 2017 – Tuesday Independence Day
25th August, 2017 – Friday Ganesh Chaturthi
2nd September 2017 – Saturday Bakri Id
5th September 2017 – Thursday Anant Chaturdashi
30th September 2017 – Saturday Dusshera
1st October 2017 – Sunday Muhharam
2nd October 2017 – Monday Gandhi Jayanti
16th October – 5th November 2017 Diwali Break
25th December 2017 – Monday Christmas
30 December 2017 – 1 Jan, 2018 Winter Break
14th Jan, 2018 – Sunday Uttarayan
26th Jan, 2018 – Friday Republic Day
2nd March, 2018 – Friday Dhuleti