Principal’s Newsletter 10/1/20

As Salaamu ‘Alaikum ICN Noor Academy Families,
Al hamdulillah, our school is among the winners of the Empower Grant for Islamic schools.  Congratulations to Ms. Jabeen and Ms. Fatima for being awarded $4000 for our school!  We would like to share their grant application videos with all of you on Class Tag and, after we assess and plan, will let you know how we intend to use the funds, in-sha-Allah.
Students’ initial formal assessments will be scheduled by your class teacher during the next few weeks.  A meaningful assessment is made up of many components, including observations of student work, learning style, and more, over time.  Baseline assessments such as the ones conducted in fall make up one of these components, and are used by teachers to plan instructional groups, and identify individual needs.

At the start of the school year we stated that an evaluation would be made regarding in-person instruction after 6 to 8 weeks.  The fourth week of school is now complete.  We continue to monitor the trend of COVID cases in our area, and are aware that our local school districts are looking at phasing in on-site instruction.  In addition to health metrics, there are a number of other factors that we must consider.  Evaluating these, as well as working with the ICN board to ensure consistency in building and health related policies is a process that can take a few weeks.   We estimate that this process will take us through the end of October.  We understand that families need time to make arrangements for any change, and to that end, we thought it fair to say that school will remain on line until then.  We will update our families at that time and intend to provide sufficient notice in the event of a change.  We will also consider the best way to accommodate families who wish to continue remote learning.

Reminders:

(1) The PTC Agreement forms must be completed and submitted along with registration forms.  If this form is missing you will be contacted by the office.   

(2) Immunization, dental and vision forms are required by the State of Illinois.  If you have received a reminder from the office please submit these forms or provide evidence of a scheduled appointment.
If you have already completed these steps, thank you and please disregard these reminders.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

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