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Welcome to the Fountains!
We’re glad you’re here. There are lots of activities and various goings on every day. Check this page for info about everything related to living at the Fountains
Living at the Fountains
During mosquito season (which is most of the year) the Fountains sprays for bugs every Friday around 6:00pm. Please stay indoors during this time and keep children from going outside.
As residents at the Fountains, you are always welcome to use any space that’s not being used for other activities at no extra charge. We just ask that you keep a few things in mind and follow a few steps:
1) if it’s just residents, security knows you and won’t be surprised if they run into you. But if you have guests here, please make sure security knows about them either by a) getting them a lanyard, or b) staying with them the whole time.
2) Please be aware of other activities that are happening at the Fountains. If you don’t really mind exactly when / where you hang out (for example, hanging out in the coffee shop, or taking a walk around the garden) then there is no need to “book” the space. However, if you happen to run into a group/activity that has already booked the space, please be respectful and find another place to be.
Movie room/Booking a room
If you want to use a specific place (for example 3rd floor of Discovery Center for hide-and-go-seek, or the Movie Room), then please “book” it by sending Dongdong a message on Dingding or an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dongdong will then reply “Ok” or “Oh no! There’s an event there at that time!” If she says it’s ok, she’ll also inform Security, cleaning staff and everyone who needs to know.
4) But, if you can’t get the booking to Dongdong early enough for her to get the information to security (for example if you suddenly decide “Let’s go watch a movie right now!”), no problem. Still “book” it with Dongdong, but also just send a text to Security so they won’t be surprised to find people where they didn’t expect them. Security’s cell phone #: 18565328853
All bikes must have an owner’s name tag on the bike (Register your bike with Jon Ransom)
Residents may use the school gymnasium for personal workouts.
Earliest entry: 5am
Finished by: 7:30am
Enter through parking lot side door and walk through Dance Playroom to Reception. Exit through any outside door, but make sure it locks behind you.
Welcome to use sports equipment that is in there or bring non-floor damaging equipment of your own.
May not use the air conditioner, but may open windows.
May turn on lights.
Because our students use that room every day, please leave it clean and tidy after use.
All Employees may enjoy the Employee Swim Time for free.
Sign in at the swimming pool reception desk and they’ll let you in. Your name needs to be on the official employee roster (sorry children and guests not included).
Pool employee roster is updated every 3 months. Contact A Ru in the office or Kendra to make sure your name is included.
The Fountains also has 6 VIP all-access passes that may trade owners every 6 months. Please ask Albert if you’re interested in one of those.
Foreigners at the Fountains
All foreigners staying on the Fountains campus must provide a valid passport, Chinese visa, and extra passport photo. All foreign passports must be registered within 48 hours of living onsite (give passports to Kendra for registering). New registration is required according to visa requirements.
Compost and Recycling
We compost and recycle as much as possible at the Fountains!
Please review the composting/recycling guidelines posted below and separate waste items accordingly. Trash and recycling bins are located near building E (aka: The Castle). Please be careful to only put approved items in recycling.
The compost bins are located near the garden. Please take note of which bin is labeled “Closed” and do not dispose of compost in that bin.
If you have any questions about composting, please ask our resident guru, Jon Ransom!