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<ul><li><p>Islamic Association of Collin County </p><p>Sunday Islamic School </p><p>Student/Parent </p><p>Policy document </p><p>http://www.iaccsundayschool.org/ </p></li><li><p>The Islamic Association of Collin County Sunday Islamic School </p><p>Dear Parents: Assalam-o-Alaikum; </p><p>Alhamdulillah, all thanks and praise be to Allah (SWT) for giving us the precious gift of our lives, our children, whom we cherish, provide </p><p>guidance to and from whom we receive inspirations. We thank Allah (SWT) for the innocence and beauty of our children and for the </p><p>opportunity to raise them as strong and pious Muslims. </p><p>All of us will continue to strive to do everything we possibly can on behalf of your son or daughter, and we are particularly working to </p><p>make certain that you are apprised of all our policies and procedures at the IACC Sunday Islamic School. </p><p> We make our sincerest duaa for happy, profitable, and successful school days in the years ahead. And my success in my task can only come from Allah. In Him I trust and unto Him I turn. (Hud, 88) </p><p>Wassalamu Alaikum, </p><p> Principal </p></li><li><p> The Islamic Association of Collin County Sunday Islamic School IMPORTANT POLICY INFORMATION Dear Parents: Assalam-o-Alaikum; </p><p> We urge you to read these policies with the student(s). Sunday School </p><p>will observe these policies and will account all participants to adhere to </p><p>these policies as well. Your acceptance of enrollment validates these policies for each student. These policies and procedures are in effect </p><p>for all current students and apply for the duration of their enrollment. </p><p>Wassalamu Alaikum, </p><p>Sunday School Administration </p></li><li><p>IACC Sunday School Mission Statement </p><p>The IACC Sunday Islamic School intends to provide a place and </p><p>environment for students to acquire and practice Islamic Education. We attempt to assist and equip our children with Islamic knowledge to </p><p>follow the Islamic way of life while living in a non-Islamic environment. </p></li><li><p>IACC Sunday School Teachers Schedule </p></li><li><p>POLICIES INDEX </p><p>1. Observance of Masjid Etiquettes 2. Admission/Enrollment 3. School timings &amp; Holidays 4. Attendance 5. Dress Code 6. Shoe Policy 7. Books 8. School Supplies 9. Homework 10. Quizzes &amp; Examinations 11. Report Cards 12. Personal Property 13. Discipline &amp; cleanliness 14. Fee payment 15. Student Early Release Policy 16. Student Injury Policy 17. Visitors </p></li><li><p>1. Observance of Masjid Etiquettes </p><p> Turn off cell phones and other electronic devices during Sunday School and Prayers. A zero tolerance policy will be in effect. </p><p>Devices will be taken away from students and parents will have to retrieve from the Sunday School office. </p><p> Dress according to the dress code policy [see details below]. Keep shoes on the shoe rack. </p><p> During Dhur prayers books and bags are to be kept in one of the classes (ones behind glass doors/walls) and not in the prayer </p><p>hall. After prayer, leave in an orderly manner and line up to retrieve </p><p>shoes. Chaos can harm your brothers and sisters especially the </p><p>little ones. Prior, during and after prayers, it is mandatory that students do </p><p>not talk/make noise. A recommended practice is to do dhikr. Noise through talking prevents your fellow brothers and sisters </p><p>from focusing on their prayers. Distribution or posting of fliers is strictly prohibited. </p><p> No overnight sleeping without prior approval. Help keep the masjid clean and use its resources (water, paper </p><p>towels, etc), as if they were your own. This is the house of Allah (swt), so treat it better than your own home. </p><p> Follow the Islamic guidelines in bathroom usage. Monitor small children closely. Keep them beside you before; </p><p>during and after prayers i.e. do not allow them to run around. If a child begins to cry, it is ok to pick him or her up and continue </p><p>the prayers. T-shirts with inappropriate messages and displays, e.g., skulls, </p><p>faces or explicit phrases are not allowed. </p><p> Make sure your car is parked in the appropriate/designated spots. </p></li><li><p>2. Admission/Enrollment </p><p> The child must be 5 years of age by September 1 to be eligible for enrollment in Level 1. </p><p> The child is required to be enrolled by his/her parent or guardian. </p><p> The registration application form must be completely filled through IACC Sunday School website. The application(s) WILL </p><p>NOT be processed unless ALL required information has been entered/provided, i.e.: all emergency numbers, doctors addresses etc. </p><p> For returning students all previous dues must be paid in full to </p><p>date. Required identification and records must be provided to the </p><p>school to enroll the student. If a child is requested for admission in a class higher than </p><p>his/her age group, Sunday School will conduct a comprehensive </p><p>examination based upon the requested classes curriculum to validate the students knowledge. The student must score 90% or better for admission in the requested grade. </p><p> For new students moving into the area and requesting </p><p>enrollment after the school year begins, they will be accepted in to IACC Sunday School based on availability of seats in the </p><p>requested class(es). If seats are not available, they may be placed on the waiting list and will be given special consideration. </p></li><li><p> 3. School Timings &amp; Holidays </p><p> Masjid (Grades 3 to 10) : 10:15* AM to 2:15 PM </p><p> A+ Prep School Center(Grades 1 to 2) : 10:30* to 1:30 PM </p><p>* Drop-off time. Classes start 15 minutes later. </p><p>NOTE: </p><p>1. Praying Dhuhr at the Masjid is a part of the Sunday School. Students are not allowed to leave prior to Dhuhr Salah. Parents </p><p>are strongly recommended to join Salah with their children. Let us practice what we preach our children. </p><p>2. School trimmings will be the same all year round. 3. Parents are strongly encouraged to drop off before 10:30 AM so </p><p>that students can join classes in timely manner. Any one arriving after the School start time will be considered tardy. </p></li><li><p> In general Sunday school will follow the PISD holiday schedule. </p><p>Examples are March break, where no Sunday school will be held on Sunday. </p><p> In addition, there will be no Sunday school during the last 2 weeks of </p><p>Ramadan and Eid. </p><p>4. Attendance In order for a student to receive maximum benefit from his/her Islamic </p><p>education, weekly school attendance is required. However, unforeseen </p><p>circumstances and illnesses may require the student to be absent on certain occasion. Therefore, the Sunday Islamic School has adopted </p><p>the following attendance regulations: </p><p> In all cases, a note from the parents must be presented to the teacher stating the purpose of the absence, the date &amp; it must </p><p>have a parent/guardian signatures. This form needs to be submitted prior to, on the day of absence or the following next </p><p>week either by hand, through e-mail or IACC website. Chronic absences may also result in administrative disciplining of </p><p>students. After 2 consecutive absences, a call will be made to the students parents to determine the reason(s) for absence. </p><p> After 4 consecutive absences, the students name will be removed from our class rosters, and no monies will be refunded. </p><p> Daily participation is deemed an important part of the learning </p><p>process; the school reserves the right to not promote any student who is chronically absent for any reason. </p><p> A student who arrives in after the class has started will be considered tardy. </p><p> Parents are responsible for bringing their children to Sunday School on time. </p><p> It is advisable that students who are sick and have contagious ailments like the cold/flu and are coughing remain at home until </p><p>they feel better. Be considerate of your fellow brothers and sisters who may become infected if this policy is not followed. </p></li><li><p>5. Dress Code </p><p>In order to preserve the sanctity of the Masjid, we require all students to wear appropriate dress while in the Masjid. We ask that parents </p><p>ensure that students maintain a proper standard of dress, which displays respect for Masjids etiquettes. </p><p> Girls are required to wear a hijab [preferably an abaya] or other coverings for their heads. </p><p> Girls are required to wear long sleeve shirts. It is recommended for both boys and girls to wear modestly </p><p>loose clothing. Parents are also required to respect Masjids etiquettes and </p><p>dress appropriately while on Masjid premises. Parents are the </p><p>role models for their children and they must show respect and help their children in respecting the Masjids manners as well. </p><p> All sisters who are a part of Sunday School staff are required to wear obyah. </p><p>6. Shoe Policy </p><p> IACC Policy requires all School School students and parents to </p><p>place the shoes on the shoe racks provided. It is unacceptable to have shoes and bags lying on the floor in </p><p>the masjid. </p><p>7. Books </p><p> The School furnishes required books for the semester at no </p><p>additional cost. Students are required to bring books to class every Sunday. </p><p> Students are expected to take care of their books. School will charge the cost of the books in case second copy </p><p>needs to be acquired, for example, if original books are lost etc. </p></li><li><p>8. School Supplies </p><p> Students are expected to bring pencils, erasers, paper, binders, notebooks, and any other items they may need to properly </p><p>function in the classroom. These items are in addition to textbooks that the school provides. </p><p>9. Homework </p><p>Homework assignments vary according to grade level and subject </p><p>area. Homework is assigned to enable students to better grasp and expand on the skills and concepts taught in class, and to gain a more </p><p>thorough understanding, which comes from additional independent studies. Parents can assist by scheduling other activities such that it </p><p>does not interfere with the completion of school assignments. It is students responsibility to complete the assignments on </p><p>time. It is also students responsibility to submit the completed </p><p>assignments on time. It is students responsibility to make-up all work in case of being </p><p>absent from class. Parents are responsible to ensure that their child does complete </p><p>the assigned work each week. Parents are expected to regularly monitor the homework, which </p><p>provides a good overview of how and what the student is doing </p><p>in various subjects. Doing proper homework could also have a direct positive effect in the childs learning and achieving grades. </p><p> Incomplete homework will have negative effect on the students final grade. </p><p> We wish to provide an opportunity for the students to follow through </p><p>with responsibilities and experience the success of independent learning. Parents should expect homework each week and inquire of </p><p>its nature. It is recommended to spread the homework over the course of the week instead of 1 or 2 days. </p></li><li><p>10. Quizzes &amp; Examinations </p><p> Short quizzes will be given every other week. This will account for 20% of the grade. </p><p> All exams must be taken by the students to become eligible for next grade. </p><p> Make up exams are strongly discouraged. The make up exam will be arranged, if an advanced application is submitted by the </p><p>parent of any planned absence from school or if the student is medically ill. However, it is teachers discretion to allow the child to make up the missed exam only if the child has shown good progress, conduct and learning while in the class &amp; have a valid </p><p>reason for not been able to take the exam on the scheduled </p><p>dates. No additional make-ups are allowed, exams must be taken by the students to become eligible for next grade. </p><p>11. Report Cards </p><p>Our purpose for grading is to provide parents with needed information </p><p>about the childs efforts and academic achievements. Grades are most important for children to determine their academic standing. As </p><p>parents and teachers we certainly need to help our children set goals for improvement of their academic strengths and weaknesses. </p><p> Students report cards/Progress report will be available through IACC Sunday School website. </p><p> Each academic year consists of a Fall and a Spring semester. At the end of the year an examination will be administered to all </p><p>students. Each class will review the required material to prepare the students for first and second semester final exams </p><p> Parents are free to request a conference with teachers. However, they are asked that they call the school administration </p><p>ahead of time to arrange for such a meeting. </p></li><li><p> 12. Personal Property </p><p>It is important to keep track of all items students bring to school each day. </p><p> Students are expected to label all their school supplies, belongings and accessories as it improves the lost &amp; found </p><p>scenarios. Personal property such as collection cards, walkmans, radios, </p><p>toys, computer games etc. are considered nuisance items and </p><p>are not permitted at school. Teacher/Administration preserves the right to take such nuisance </p><p>items from the kids if needed. </p><p>13. Discipline &amp; Cleanliness It is our utmost desire that children learn and implement the Islamic </p><p>practices in their lives. All students are required to use the bathroom per Islamic </p><p>instructions and clean after themselves. Any student after using the restroom is required to perform </p><p>Wudu before returning to the class. </p><p> A note must be issued from the Administration office in case a student needs to be picked up before the formal ending of </p><p>school. </p><p>In order to maintain order the school administration will use the following disciplinary measures: </p><p> For first offenses the student shall receive a warning. The student shall receive one more warning, and then a note will </p><p>be sent or a call will be made to the parent detailing the offense. Teacher/Coordinator/Principal to meet with the Student's parents </p><p>and ALERT the parent that if the student disruptions in class continue he/she will be put on probation for up to 2 weeks. </p><p> The student will have to earn his way back in the class in case of probation. Teacher will assign a project, which the student will </p><p>have to complete in the next 2 weeks. </p><p> Teacher will determine the quality of the project as acceptable or not. </p><p> Principal/coordinator/teacher will decide if the student has improved enough to let him/her in the class OR keep him/her on </p><p>probation for longer period. </p></li><li><p> During the probation period the student will be required to make </p><p>up for the missed classes material at his/her own. Student will be expelled from School ONLY as the last resort. </p><p> Counseling session will be provided if available. </p><p>14. Fee Payment </p><p>If monthly payment plan is chosen by the parent, it is the </p><p>responsibility of the parent to make monthly payments on time. Payments are late after the 15th of each month. Late payment fee for </p><p>each occurrence is $5. We do send out payment due reminders but those are courtesy reminders only and shall not be construed as a </p><p>requirement or prerequisite to payments. Ultimately, each parent is responsible for keeping their account up to date and avoid late </p><p>payment penalties. </p><p>15. Student Early Release Policy Parents can request an Early Release for their children from the school </p><p>only if there a plau...</p></li></ul>