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Dear Parents, Students, and/or Guardians,
Assalamu Alaikum,

After a long vacation or changing the school either admitted into a new class some kids often feel fear for back to school. Though there are many more reasons for what kids feel fear for back to school but one of the biggest fear for students as well as for parents is the current situation of pandemic now a days. The health, safety and well-being of students and staff is a top priority as we plan to reopen school for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Clearly, the government would like to have students back in class this September. Current evidence and experience support the concept that children can return to school in a carefully structured manner that protects children’s health and minimize risks from a public health perspective.
Please read our guide below, to reopen the school on September 1st, 2020.

MBA and MAA GUIDE FOR REOPENING THE SCHOOL SEPTEMBER 1st /2020:

All students grade JK to grade 12 will have in person education in full time schedule Monday to Friday as follow:
  • Jk to Grade 5 from 8:45 am to 2:55 PM.
  • Grade 6 to Grade 12 from 8:15 am to 3:25 PM.
  • Students will remain on one cohort for the full day including recesses and lunch.
  • Cohorted classes will stay together during recesses, lunch and bathroom break.
  • Teachers go to the assigned classes as usual.
  • Students in Grades 4 to 12 will be required to wear masks (or Niqab of any colour) indoors on school property.
  • Students will bring their own masks.
  • Students in grades JK to Grade3 are not required to wear masks. It is optional if they want to do so.
  • All staff required to wear masks or Niqab and PPE.

Self-screening:

  • All Students, Staff, Parents and visitors will be screened at the School Entrance.
  • All staff and students must self-screen every day before attending school.  School will provides parents with a checklist to perform daily screening of their children before arriving at school and self-assessment tools will be made available to staff to ensure awareness of possible symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Signs will be posted at entrances to the school to remind students, staff, parents/caregivers, and essential visitors of screening requirements.
  • If a student or staff member is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, they must stay home from school and should seek testing and appropriate medical attention.
  • Staff and students feeling sick should remain at home while waiting for test results.
  • If a symptomatic individual tests positive for COVID-19, they should continue to remain in isolation at home and follow the directions of their local public health unit.

Adapted school environments:

  • All students, staff, parents and visitors should follow the signs related to COVID -19, Social distancing and one way use of the hall way should be followed.
  • Grades 6 to Grades 12 are NOT allowed to come to Junior place (The area from the Gym Inside door to The Office Area) If a student want to come to the office this should be by permission from a staff member.
  • Only the front entrance will be used to enter and Gym door to exit (at dismissal time).

Hand hygiene:

  • Appropriate hand hygiene is one of the most important protective strategies. So, hands wash and hand sanitization will be enforced.
  • Students will be trained on appropriate hand hygiene, including the use of alcohol-based hand rub, and to reinforce its use. 
  • Teachers will encourage their students to wash their hands at appropriate times during the school day

Exceptions of Wearing Masks:

Staff or students with sensory or breathing difficulties may be exempted by the school principal, guided by school board policies this should be requested in writing.

Teachers and staff:

All school-based staff is required to wear masks and PPE with reasonable exceptions
for medical conditions. 

Cohorting:

Cohorting refers to the practice of keeping students together in a small group throughout their school day, with limited exposure to multiple teachers or a wide variety of classmates. Students in each grade Jk to Grade 12 will stay together and will NOT mix with students from other grades: This will help in: *Limit the exposer. * Facilitate contact tracing should that be necessary.

Distancing:

  • There will be as much distancing as possible between students, between students and staff and between staff members.
  • Physical distancing measures are to be supplemented with other public health measures supported by health and safety strategies, such as screening, adapted school environment, cohorting, hand hygiene, enhanced cleaning and masking.
  • Class size will remain small.  Big rooms will be used for the classes of more students.
  • Desks will be distance apart as possible. Desks should face forward rather than in circles or groupings.
  • Teacher are allowed as much teaching space as possible.

Visitors:

  • Visitors including parents will be limited or prohibited.
  • Any visitors to a school should be required to self-screen and to wear a medical mask while on school premises.

Academics:

  • Beginning in September, students should be supported in transitioning to their next grade or course, acknowledging the prolonged absence of students from the classroom. Part of this support should include assessments to identify students’ strengths and gaps in learning at key instructional times to ensure students have fundamental building blocks in advance of new content. The primary purpose of instruction and assessment is to raise the skill level of all learners in their achievement of overall curriculum expectations across all subjects, courses, and grades.
  • Extra support and review is recommended for Math, English and Science for all grades specially, junior level.

Health and Physical Education:

  • In elementary and applicable secondary Health and Physical Education courses, efforts should be made to address the overall expectations of the Active Living and Movement Competence strands outside, whenever possible. Gymnasiums should only be used where physical distancing measures can be followed.
  • Capacity in change rooms should be limited.
  • Teachers should plan physical activities that support physical distancing while also limiting the use of shared equipment. Shared equipment should be disinfected regularly and students should be encouraged to practice proper hand hygiene before and after participating in physical activity and equipment use.
  • Boards may choose to refer to Physical & Health Education (PHE) Canada’s resource or the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (Ophea) website for suggestions on teaching physical education in line with current public health recommendations.

Field trips:

No field Trips at this time till farther notice from health.

Clubs and sports:

Clubs and sports could be run if full health measurement could be implemented.

School Assemblies:

Taleem, will be as normal from 8:15 am to 8:30 am for Grades 6 to Grades 12 in the Gym (Physical distances measurements will be applied).
Salah will be performed but with physical distances implementation.

Virtual Learning / Online School:

We are providing families, who do not feel safe to send their children to school during this pandemic with the facility of online learning. There will be live online classes available for grade 1 to grade 12. This will be a great opportunity for those kids who are home schooling this year and even for those students who might get sick and need to quarantine at home will be able to attend our online live lectures with their teachers. For more information please contact the office.

Thanks.

 

Madresatul Banaat Almuslimeen/Almuslimaat:

Computer Lab (Second Floor)

It began with a vision…to organize an institution for the education of Muslim girls in an Islamic environment. Beginning with a small school with only 4 classrooms, we have expanded over the years to what is now a full facility school with two floors, offering education from JK – Grade 12.
Alhamdulillah, we are serving a population of ~5, 000 Muslims in the immediate vicinity of the school (Etobicoke). In addition to this, many of our students travel from our neighbouring cities such as Mississauga, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Barrie and Woodbridge to attend our school. Our students come from a diverse array of families and ethnic backgrounds. As a non-profit, charitable organization, we also offer education to orphans and children from single mothers, widows, or less fortunate parents, who are helped through our Zakaat fund.
Our school facilities are also being used by other members of our community for programs such as Arabic language studies, which are held at our school on the weekends.
Thanks.