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 with 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 1442 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."Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Dear OIS Families, Return to School Plans for September 2020 - 2021 COVID -19
We are working on our reopening plan. We are following all protocols and procedures of public health provided by the Ministry of Education. We know that you are anxious for information about the upcoming school year. We are working on the plans and the adaptations for the school environment. The school will look very different in September. The Ottawa Islamic school will reopen with a conventional mode of in-person, in-class delivery of teaching and instruction. We are implementing enhanced health and safety measures to accommodate this.
We are working hard to prepare for a safe return to school. Thank you for your understanding as we prepare for the year ahead. The school is currently being sanitized. We are currently placing hand sanitizing stations in all hallways and classrooms. Upon entry to the school and at each classroom hand washing/sanitizing will be required. All students will be required to wear a personalized labelled mask (cloth mask recommended). A face shield is also recommended and will be enforced for some high school classes. ( Will be available to purchase from school) We are developing procedures that support physical distancing as much as possible. Physical distancing signs will be posted in all classrooms. Students' desks will be labelled. Students will be required to bring a labelled ziplock bag to place an extra mask and to keep a small hand sanitizer in. Students must not share material and must minimize personal belongings. School access will be restricted to staff and students. We will provide more details.
We want parents to recognize what those extended measures are. We will ensure the safety and health of our school community. Parents we will need your support in ensuring the extra vigilance that is needed including self-assessment daily. This will be required by all students and staff. The teachers will enforce the guidelines and it will be a learning process for all. Together we will get through this. Let us help stop the spread of COVID- 19. We must be vigilant about public health protocols. https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/novel-coronavirus.aspx?utm_source=OPH&utm_medium=Home_Page_Banner&utm_campaign=Coronavirus&utm_content=Home_Page_Banner_OPH
As a community, our co-operation and diligence will be required to bring our students back to school safely. Please ensure you speak to your children about the importance of wearing the face mask and following all school procedures and protocols put in place to safeguard us. We will continue to update you and provide the necessary information. We will always prioritize the health and safety of our school community. We will be working closely with Ottawa Public Health.
If the need arises and we receive further directives from the Ministry or from public health we are fully prepared for distant/remote learning for all high school students. We will resort to either contorting where students will attend in class for 50% of the time on alternate days or further if the need arises 100% online learning. As for now, we are preparing a full return to school with precautionary measures in place. I realize this is a time of great uncertainty but all of our efforts are in place during these restrictive times.
This year the return to school is a challenging time for everyone as we ensure the safety of our community during these unprecedented times. The first day of school will be Tuesday 8th September. There will be more details and more specific procedures for each section of the school in the coming weeks. This has definitely been a challenging summer for all of us as we try to navigate COVID-19. We look forward to seeing our students and we ask Allah to guide and protect us. We will take the highest precautionary measures to safeguard our staff, students and school community whilst placing our trust in the Almighty Allah. Thank you for your continuous support always and your patience as we prepare for a safe return. A detailed plan of school protocol will be released next week.
Yours in Education,