Modification of the first official day of school - 2024 - 2025

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Dear OIS Families, 

We look forward to welcoming students back to school. We have modified the first official day of school. Please look at our STAGGERED ENTRY and protocol for back to school.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we welcome the school year ahead.Students will attend classes five days a week and will remain wih their classes throughout the day with enhanced health and safety protocol. Please find attached the guidelines in place.This is not inclusive and there are other guidelines in place for students and staff while in school.  

 All staff will be trained in the health and safety measures put in place.We have modified the school schedule accordingly to accommodate different recess times for the various sections of the school. Please find attached the protocols in place and we ask Allah to take away this virus and to keep us safe. It is imperative that we keep each other safe and follow the health guidelines put in place. The health and safety of our school community is of uttermost importance to us. We have taken numerous measures to implement the directives mandated by public health and the Ministry of Education in ensuring that our school is a safe and healthy environment. 

Last Thursday (August 20th) marked the new Islamic (Hijri) year of 1445  it is the beginning of the scared month of Muharram. We wish you all a happy and prosperous year ahead. We ask  Allah the Almighty to keep us safe. May Allah(S.W.T) make this year a source of benefit and blessings. Ameen Ya Rab.

‘Abdullah ibn Hisham (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would learn the following du’a for when the new month or new year would begin:

«اللَّهُمَّ أَدْخِلْهُ عَلَيْنَا بِالْأَمْنِ، وَالْإِيمَانِ، وَالسَّلَامَةِ، وَالْإِسْلَامِ، وَرِضْوَانٍ مِنَ الرَّحْمَنِ، وَجَوَازٍ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ»

Allahumma adkhilhu ‘alayna bil amni wal iman, was salamati wal islam, wa ridwanim minar Rahman, wa jiwarim minash shaytan

"O Allah, bring this [month or year] upon us with security, iman, safety, Islam, your pleasure and protection from shaytan."