THOUGHTS ON BRINGING ALL OUR LEARNERS BACK
23 February 2021
PE LESSONS AND WEARING OF PE KIT
10 February 2021
RETURN TO ALTERNATE DAYS FOR GRADE 8 - 11, MATRICS ATTEND ON ALL DAYS
19 February 2021
Mon 22 - Fri 26 Feb: WEEK 1 OF TIMETABLE:
Mon 1 - Fri 5 Mar: WEEK 2 OF TIMETABLE:
Mon 9 - Fri 12 Mar: WEEK 1 OF TIMETABLE:
Mon 15 - Fri 19 Mar: WEEK 2 OF TIMETABLE:
EXTRA ACCESS POINT FOR MORNING SCREENING
Monday to Friday: 07:30 – 08:30. Both break times. An hour after school (Friday – ½ hour after school)
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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.
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
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”:
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 permission to sign out.
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 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.
After the necessary permission has been granted, learners will be signed out at reception by their guardian/parent who has arrived to fetch them.
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.
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):
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
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 email@example.com
PLEASE NAVIGATE TO OUR ONLINE STORE TO PLACE YOUR ORDERS AND TO PAY.
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.