GENERAL INFORMATION

LAST WEEK PROGRAMME FOR LEARNERS FOR DECEMBER

Dear Parent(s) / Guardian(s)

NOTE: From Monday, 7 December up to and including the last day of school, Tuesday, 15 December, all learners may wear appropriate civvies to school.

Monday, 7th December

  • School starts at 07h50 and ends at 13h00

  • Learners will check exam papers

Tuesday, 8th December - Monday, 14th December

  • School starts at 07h50 and closes for learners at 11h00

  • NO PARENTS or past pupils will be allowed to enter the grounds and spectate any events.

  • Tuesday, 8th - 5-a-side soccer

  • Wednesday, 9th - Interhouse Athletics Sprints & Discus

  • Thursday, 10th - Interhouse Athletics Long distance & Field events

  • Friday, 11th - Pool day

  • Monday, 14th - Games day

[Alternative option will be watching movies in the MPC on the 8th, 11th,14th]

Tuesday, 15th December

  • Reports will be handed out

Kind regards

FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL

LATEST MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE DEPARTMENT REGARDING WC SPIKE IN COVID

Statement by Premier Alan Winde at weekly digital press conference.pdf

NSC TIMETABLE PUBLISHED 11/08

2020 NSC Timetable - 11 August 2020 - FINAL.pdf


SCREENING STUDENTS AT HOME

Dear Parents

It is extremely important that you do your own screening of your child at home before you drop him/her off at school.

Even though we have procedures in place to deal with learners who record a higher temperature or answer yes to any of the questions as illustrated in the video, we would want to avoid putting other people at risk and causing possible panic amongst our learners and staff.

If there are any signs of illness or even if he/she feels unwell, then rather keep him/her at home. If your child answers yes to any of the questions or if they record a temperature of 38 degrees or higher here at school when we screen them, we will isolate him/her and call you to come and fetch him/her.

Yours sincerely

Leon Erasmus

HEADMASTER

OPERATING TIMES

Monday to Friday: 07:30 – 08:30. Both break times. An hour after school (Friday – ½ hour after school)

CONTACT

Please call Heidi Sparks at 021 976 1147. Click the link in the title to check our range of stock.

ABSENTEE PROCEDURE

If your child is absent, an email must be sent to their register teacher when they return to school to explain their absence. A doctor's note (as you will see below) is necessary if your child misses an assessment.

ABSENT FOR AN ASSESSMENT

Learners are not allowed to go home immediately after a test if they are ill. They have to stay until first break.

  • NO learner will be allowed to go home early on any day or after a test without a written letter from the parent requesting this. No emails will be accepted.

  • Permission to go home early will only be allowed in the case of an emergency.

  • If a learner is too ill to stay for the full day after a test, then they must not come to school to write.

  • In case of absenteeism a medical certificate or relevant chemist slip must be provided.

PLEASE NOTE:

All learners are required to be at school at the regular time - 07h50 - even if they are not writing a test. This time will be used for academic consolidation or tasks organised by various subject departments.

All parents are asked to be aware that when a child misses a Monday or a Thursday test, a certificate from the clinic, a doctor’s certificate or a relevant chemist slip is required. The date on the chemist slip and medication bought must pertain to the pupil’s absenteeism.

A medical certificate from either the clinic or the doctor is applicable for missing any exam.

No exceptions will be made for learners who miss formal assessments owing to holiday arrangements.

Grade 9 and Matric pupils must produce a doctor’s certificate for tests and exams missed as these are the two exit phases and the marks are externally moderated by the Education Department.

LEARNERS LEAVING EARLY

  1. If a learner feels too sick to continue the school day or have to leave for an appointment, he/she must adhere to the following “sign-out procedure”:

  2. The learner must bring a letter from the parent (or send an email) to school on the day of leaving early. They must report to the DCR (Discipline Control Room) to obtain a “sign-out form”. This form is taken to all the teaching staff to sign and acknowledge that he/she will not be in class for the lesson. If a test or any other assessment activity is scheduled, the staff member may request the learner to be present for the lesson.

  3. Please note that the front office will contact parents/guardians to fetch learners and that this arrangement should not be made by the learners. It is also important that parents allow for enough time for the process (explained above) to be followed. Learners must therefore sign out at least 20 minutes before their collection time, and be ready for collection at the Front Office, at the time mentioned in the letter.

  4. After the necessary documentation has been signed, learners will be signed out at reception by their guardian/parent who has arrived to fetch them.

  5. t is advised that, should parents/learners be aware that they have scheduled an appointment, the learners arrange/fetch the necessary documentation timeously - i.e. earlier in the day.

  6. Please note that learners are not allowed to leave the school’s premises or class without following procedure or before the necessary documentation has been completed.

IN TOUCH PORTAL

The InTouch Portal allows access to certain useful information regarding your child here at Fairmont.

You can see:

  • Your child’s personalised calendar, including when they have each subject each day, as well as sport practises and matches, rehearsals and so forth.

  • A record of all correspondence from the school. These will be limited to those emails and text messages sent from our school administration system, and will not include those sent directly by a teacher from their work email accounts.

  • Homework that individual teachers have loaded on the portal for their subject and that is relevant to your child. However, most teachers use Google Classroom for this.

  • Your child’s archived school reports for each term. You will be able to download and print these, but they will not have any signatures or school stamps on them.

REGISTRATION:

You will be required to register in order to use this portal. Please note that the portal will not recognise any other email address other than the one we have recorded for you in our admin system.

The portal can be accessed on the following website (accessible on a computer or through any mobile device’s web browser):

https://fairmont.intouch.zone

When you visit the portal for the first time you will need to register using the email address which you supplied us with. During the registration process you will be sent a confirmation email which will include a link you can use to complete your registration. When you click on the link in the email you will be taken to the InTouch portal login page where you will need to enter your email address and a new password for accessing the website. If you require any help during the registration process, please try the following link: http://help.intouch.zone. If you are still experiencing problems please contact Mr Freeman at freeman@fairmont.co.za for further assistance.

TEXTBOOK LISTS 2021

  • You can view the 2021 Textbook list here

Due to COVIC-19 there will unfortunately not be a Second-Hand Textbook Sale at the School this year. However, there are a few other options available:

  • the “Parents of Current Fairmont Learners” FB Page

  • friends, neighbours or family members

  • Fairmont Library. Mrs Venter has some books available for re-sale, please contact her on textbooks@fairmont.co.za

Please note that these lists are for YOUR budgeting purposes only.

PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ANY PAYMENTS YET!

Due to COVID-19 we are investigating other payment methods/systems.

Please watch this space for updated information.

SCHOOL TIMES

School will commence at 07h50 and end each day at 14h35

NB: There may be occasions when pupils will be required to stay up to ten minutes later without prior warning.