Important details for Academic Session 2019-20

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the academic year 2019-20. Some important details which you need to be aware of before school commences.

  1. Re-opening dates and timings:
Grades Re-opens on Timings
Nursery, Jr. KG & Sr.KG 11th June 2019 8:45 am to 2:00 pm
Grade 1 – 6 10th June 2019 7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Grade 7 – 10 & 12 10th June 2019 8:45 am to 3:30 pm
Grade 11 8th July 2019 8:45 am to 3:30 pm

 

  1. Uniform &  Bags-Please refer to the details given below:
Uniform details Available at Size/Price
School T-shirt (as per house) 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

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 shorts Fountainhead School – stores
  • Sportiff Rs. 680 (longer shorts with net)
  • Sportiff Rs. 600 (longer shorts without net)
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)
House t-shirt (as per house) House T-shirts will be handed over to your child once the school reopens. The size of the t-shirt was already selected by you in the online admission form.

Please buy the uniforms (school t-shirt) as per the house allotted to your child. Only Primary (Grades 1 – 6) and Senior School students (Grade 7  – 12) have house allocations. Details of houses are mentioned below along with the name and section of your child. Please refer and confirm the house (colour) before you  purchase the School t-shirt

There will be no houses for the Early Years (Nursery, Jr. KG & Sr. KG) students.

For more details, please refer to the detailed uniform policy – (https://www.fountainheadschools.org/school-policies-new/code-of-conduct/uniform-policy/)

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.

Track Pants (unicolour – dark greys, navy blue or black) are allowed any time during the year. For Senior School students, for labs and for field trips are necessary.

Shoes, Socks & bags:

Students can wear shoes, sock of any colour or brand. Students of ALL grades can 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.

  1. I-Card / Parent Card:

Each parent will be given one I-card and two Parent Pass. The I-card/ Parent pass can be collected from the school from 6th May 2019 onwards. Please call the front desk before coming to collect the I-cards.

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.

Parent id card:

We will be issuing 2 parent RFID cards (RFID – Radio Frequency Identification) to each parent for the next academic session. The Parent RFID Card will be used for the following purposes:

  1. Picking up the student from the bus stop during the drop off route.
  2. Picking up the student, while he/she is returning from nature camp, field trips, etc.
  3. Picking up the student directly from the school (any person coming to pick the student has to bring the Parent RFID Card)
  4. Parents visiting the school even if they do not wish to pick their child.

This card will be registered in the school records in your child’s name and will be non-transferable. In case the parent pass is not shown, even if you are a parent, the student will not be handed over to you. The same applies when you come to pick the child from school. In case of any error or changes required in the I-card / Parent pass, 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 15th May 2019 onwards on the school website.

You can log on to the given link http://www.fountainheadschools.org/helpdesk/transport-routes/ 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.

  1. 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 workplaces. 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 will be shared to your parent email id (email id created by school).

  1. Important academic dates for the  year 2019-20:
Dates Event Comments
1st June 2019

Timings: 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.
3rd June 2019

Timings: 8 am – 10 am

New Parents Orientation Meeting for Nursery & Jr. KG Section – Red, Yellow, Green & Orange
4th June 2018

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. Students will have to come with the parents as there will be some activities planned for them too.
8th June 2019

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.
8th June 2019

Timings: 11 am – 12 am

Walk -in for Nursery & Jr. KG Section – Red, Yellow, Green & Orange
10th June 2019 Monday 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. If your child is unable to attend the initial days due to any reason, then you need to email us about the same at surat@fountainheadschools.org.
11th June 2019 Tuesday School begins- Nursery, Jr. KG, Sr. KG
8th July 2019 Monday School begins for Grade 11
15th June 2019

Timings: 8 am – 10 am

First PTM for Grade  1 & 3 It is MANDATORY for both the parents’ to attend the PTM. In this meeting, the curriculum will be discussed. Children are not allowed to accompany the parents for this meeting.
15th June 2019

Timings: 11 am – 1 pm

First PTM for Grade 5 & 6
22nd June 2019

Timings: 8 am – 10 am

First PTM for Grade 2 & 4
22nd June 2019

Timings: 11 am – 1 pm

First PTM for Early years (Nu, JK & Sk)
29th June 2019

Timings: 8 am – 10 am

First PTM for Grade 7, 10 & 12
29th June 2019

Timings: 11 am – 1 pm

First PTM for Grade 8 & 9
4 & 5th July 2019 Timings: 8:45 am to 2 pm Boot Camp for Grade 11 students The boot camp will focus on the necessary skills required for the Diploma program.

We will focus on basic requirements for Economics and GDC (graphic display calculator) training especially for Math and other subjects.

Please note that the students will have to carry their chromebook (they need to order immediately), GDC (can be ordered from school now itself)

We would like to emphasize on punctuality for all meetings at school. The school gates will close 5 minutes prior to the meeting timings. If you are late you will be requested to leave. No arguments/requests will be entertained. So kindly abide by the rules and be on time.

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.

  1. Graphic Display Calculator (GDC) for grades  11 & 12 only:

As far as Mathematics curriculum is concerned, graphic calculators will reinforce student’s understanding by actually visualizing graphs and other diagrammatic representations through the medium of graphics. Hence we are well in a position to assess, comprehend and analyse the Math concepts and most importantly IB board support the usage of graphic calculators extensively. This also helps students to explore complex mathematical problems.  Students are required to use GDC during DP final examination, hence it is compulsory for all the students to learn the usage of GDC. DP students (grade 11 & 12), need to buy GDC from school. Kindly go through the details and let us know which GDC would you prefer to buy for your child:

The Present price at which the CASIO GDC offered are as below :

(1)FX-CG50 Rs. 10,250/- each

(2)Fx-9860GII Rs. 6,000/- each

The above price includes GST and Courier charges with Three years warranty.

  1. Things to carry on the first day of school:
Early Years (Nursery, Jr. KG & Sr. KG) I-card, School bag, water bottle, lunch box, an extra pair of clothes
Primary (Grade 1 – 6), Middle Years (Grade 7 – 10) & Senior Years (Grade 11 & 12) Icard, Bag, water bottle, lunch box, stationery box

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

It is mandatory to label your child’s Bag, shoes, uniform, clothes, lunch boxes, water bottles etc. If they are misplaced/ 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.

  1. Parent / Student email id: Since all the communication done from the school will be through email and the daily diary (online diary), the school will create a new email id for all new parents and students. This email id and password have already been sent to your personal email id (any one of the parent). Henceforward all the communication will be done through this email id.

Regards,

Admissions Team@Fountainhead

House Details of the students admitted in grades 1 – 12:

Fatema Husain Faizullabhai Grade 2 Dream Unity
Suhan Kanoj Lakhani Grade 4 Resilience Liberty
Khushi Nayan Magukiya Grade 4 Freedom Dignity
Vivaan Shyam Parikh Grade 4 Tenacity Unity
Neel Krunal Bhagat Grade 4 Resilience Liberty
Janmey Bhavesh Narola Grade 4 Fortitude Integrity
Aarush Chandrakumar Guwalani Grade 5 Reciprocity Integrity
Karma Yogesh Boghra Grade 5 Symbiosis Dignity
Kavya Mihir Jariwala Grade 5 Consortium Dignity
Krishil Dugrani Grade 5 Coalition Unity
Bhavya Agarwal Grade 5 Collaboration Unity
Shaurya Dhaval Jariwala Grade 6 Ruminate Dignity
Misha Mukesh Lilwani Grade 6 Progress Liberty
Jensi Hetalkumar Patel Grade 6 Excogitate Unity
Yash Mahesh Patel Grade 6 Contemplate Integrity
Dev Suratwala Grade 6 Progress Integrity
Arnav Ankur Mehta Grade 6 Progress Integrity
Athrv Ankur Mehta Grade 6 Ruminate Dignity
Kirtan Vekariya Grade 6 Conjecture Integrity
Pal Nainish Surti Grade 7 Insight Unity
Radhika Bikash Agarwal Grade 7 Vision Integrity
Shrinivas Dipesh Dalal Grade 7 Envisage Integrity
Harshit Ramchandra Vakharia Grade 7 Cognizance Integrity
Tithi Dilip Vaghasiya Grade 8 Rhapsody Unity
Mansi Vinod Kathiria Grade 8 Vivacity Integrity
Krish Anupkumar Poddar Grade 8 Verve Liberty
Saransh Pankaj Raj Grade 8 Zing Liberty
Aaiman Amin Virani Grade 9 Revelation Integrity
Krish Rumit Shastri Grade 9 Serendipity Unity
Riya Bharat Mendpara Grade 9 Denouement Unity
Divisha Jitendra Khiyani Grade 9 Esoteric Unity
Nitya Shailesh Khemka Grade 9 Revelation Dignity
Prekshi Prabhu Dholakia Grade 11 Liberty
Vansh Balkrishnabhai Ankoliya Grade 11 Integrity
Janki Haresh Sonani Grade 11 Unity
Granth Hemal Naik Grade 11 Integrity
Abhilasha Ajay Bansal Grade 11 Integrity
Aarohi Anant Agrawal Grade 12 Sangfroid Liberty

Holidays for the next academic session (2019- 2020)

Tentative Dates Holidays
11th or 12th or 13th August 2019 (anyone day as per the Islamic calendar) Bakri Eid
15th August 2019 – Thursday Independence Day & Raksha Bandhan
2nd September 2019 – Monday Ganesh Chaturthi
10th or 11th September 2019 (anyone day as per the Islamic calendar) Muharram
12th September 2019 – Thursday Anant Chaturdashi
2nd October 2019 – Wednesday Gandhi Jayanti
8th October 2019 – Tuesday Dussehra
8th October 2019 – Tuesday Dussehra
25th October – 12th November 2019 Diwali Break
25th December 2019 – Wednesday Christmas
30 December 2019 – 1 January 2020 Winter Break
14th January 2020 – Tuesday Uttarayan
26th January 2020 – Sunday Republic Day
10 March 2020 – Tuesday Dhuleti