SUNBURY ISLAMIC CENTER, AL HUDA SCHOOL, GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION
As Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu Parents and Teachers!
Welcome to Al Huda School! Insha Allaah, we hope to provide your child/ren with quality Islaamic education primarily based on the Weekend Learning curriculum: http://www.weekendlearning.com.
Our school is based on a BROAD Sunni school-of-thought perspective.
Below are guidelines and information we have found helpful throughout the years. As always, your input is welcome, and if you can think of anything to benefit our school and children, be sure to let us know. We are opening to considering and implementing your feedback.
- The co-principals for the 2021 – 2022 school year is Sr. Nabila Reibsome and Sr. Samya Zain.
- The vice principal remains Sr. Shogufta Firdous.
Tuition rates are as follows:
a. $35/month for the first child
b. $30/month for the second child
c. $25/month for the third child
d. $20/month for the fourth child
e. $15/month for the fifth child
f. $10/month for the sixth child
g. Seventh and above child from the same Mom is free !
You can pay the first Sunday of each month, or you can pay all at one time. Whatever is easiest for you.
Once enrolled in school, payment is expected each month for the entire school year. There will be no refunds or partial tuition for sick time, vacations, etc.
Al Huda School turns no Muslim child away from its school. If you are having trouble paying tuition, need a payment plan, or need a scholarship, etc., please speak with S. E. Jihad Levine (Sister Safiyyah) privately. You can be assured that all information is held in strict confidence.
Please make checks payable to: Al Huda School.
Please note that we are not accepting children five and under, not in full time kindergarten secular school for the 2021 – 2022 school year. If there is enough interest, we will start a pre-school class.
To that end, parents of children under 6 years of age MUST remain in the mosque while their children are in classes in case your assistance is needed. It is disruptive to the classes to expect teachers to control behavior of young children if you are not in the mosque. If you child/ren are mis-behaving in class and do not respond to the gentle correction of the teacher, you will be asked to remove your kid from the class temporarily in order to speak with him/her/them. JAK for helping us in this area.
School tuition includes all books and instructional materials. Parents should provide their child/ren with a book bag and if possible notebook/pencils. We do, however, from time to time have donations of notebooks and pencils.
As to lunch, what we’ve done the past few years, is to have parents provide lunch for the children on a rotating weekly schedule. The school will provide water to drink. The school will make everyone aware of we have any kids who have peanut or any other food allergies, or special dietary needs (diabetes, etc.) so we can all take that into consideration when considering lunch menus.
Classes are held on Sundays.
ALL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ON TIME!
PLEASE be on time. Tardiness sets a bad example for everyone and tends to set a precedent for others …
If you are arriving late, please call Sr. Safiyyah on her cell phone (717-433-0969), and someone will be sent to open the door for you. We cannot guarantee we will hear you if you are knocking or pounding, so try to call. Be on time, as respect for time is from the etiquettes of Islaam. We all have occasions where something comes up, and we have to be late; we understand this, but ensure that you try to let us know, or at least call Sr. Safiyyah’s phone.
ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE PRESENT FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL DAY!
PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD/REN UNTIL THE SALAH IS DONE UNLESS YOU INTEND TO STAY AND PRAY THE SALAH WITH US.
The school day ends with one or both afternoon prayers (depending on prayer schedule through the school year).
If you need to leave early, or if your children will be absent from class, you are expected to let us know. Please call or email Sister Safiyyah so your child/ren can be marked “absent” instead of “no-show.” Teachers will keep attendance.
In the case of inclement weather or class cancellation for other reasons, you will be notified by telephone AND email. Be sure to check your devices. We will make every attempt to notify you.
1. Parents are expected to supervise their small children between classes.
2. No food or drinks/baby bottles in the musalla.
3. No children are permitted in the kitchen area (behind the counter) and especially in the refrigerator without permission from Sr. Safiyyah or another teacher.. They can get hurt in this area!! Please!
4. Please do not allow your child/ren to go without shoes while in the masjid hallways, bathrooms, or basement. Otherwise, they track impurities onto the musalla carpet. The bathrooms and basements have frequent floods/overflows and we don’t want this filth on the musalla carpet.
5. All children should be dressed age appropriately and modestly according to Islaamic adab. Elementary and high school level girls are expected to wear hijab while in school and refrain from coming to school in tight clothing and jeans/pants.
6. The teachers will be teaching the child/ren to use the shoe racks. Please reinforce this and use the shoe racks yourselves!
7. Please check with your child/ren each week to see what homework they have been assigned. This is especially important for the Arabic classes. It is suggested that you maintain email contact with the teacher for your child/ren Arabic classes.
8. Feel free to call or email your child/ren’s teacher(s) if you have questions or concerns!
9. To keep distraction at a minimum during class time, parents are requested to sit in the entry area on the first floor where you first come into the mosque during the duration of the classes. There may be classes in the musalla. If you choose to sit in the musalla, this is okay, but PLEASE utilize that area for prayer/meditation, reading, etc., NOT for socializing. Please help us with this in order to not distract the teachers and children during the classes.
10. No parents this year in the classes unless your assistance is requested by the individual teacher.
11. Please keep the masjid clean. Each of us, adults and children, have a responsibility to keep Allaah ta’ala’s House clean. It could be anything from picking of trash, cleaning out the tea kettle, or cleaning up after lunch. We don’t have a professional cleaner anymore.