As you all know that the covid cases are going up very drastically in Michigan. The cases in Michigan yesterday were 8,413 and 57 deaths. Most of the cases are between the ages of 10 and 40. The Michigan governor and CDC recommend for the people who travelled to take covid test (the test should be taken 3-5 days after coming back). It is our duty in front of Allah first, and then in front of the parents to create a safe school environment for all students. Therefore, if any students travel during the spring break and come to school afterwards without a 7 day quarantine, they will not be allowed to attend the school. We appreciate the parents' cooperation in this matter to avoid any unpleasant incidents. We know that this might cause some inconvenience to some parents, but after all we all care for our kids' health and safety. The link to CDC travel guidelines are below:
-School Schedule: Insha Allah, the school will resume tomorrow Monday April 5 with a regular schedule, i.e. the students should be at school by 8:30 am.
-Ramadan Schedule: Insha Allah, the Ramadan schedule will start on Monday April 12, i.e. the school will start late at 9:30 am (Monday-Friday) for students; however, the dismissal time will stay the same, i.e. at 3:40 pm for Monday-Thursday and at 1:52 pm on Friday. Friday will still be online only.
-Writers' Celebration (kg-5th): Insha Allah, our 2nd Writers' Celebration will be virtual next Thursday April 8th according to the attached schedule.
-State Testing (SAT/PSAT10/PSAT8&9/M-Step): Insha Allah, the state testing will start according to the following schedule:
SAT (11th grade)/PSAT10 (10th grade)/PSAT9&8 (9th & 8th grades): Tuesday April 13 at Genesee Academy
Workkeys (11th grade): Wednesday April 14 at Genesee Academy
M-Step (3rd-8th & 11th): Staring Monday April 12 till May at Genesee Academy
-Quran Competition: Due to covid situation, the Quran competition will be conducted in a simplified way. The students will be tested/judged by their Quran teachers in their classroom; the students will be graded for their performance, and the winners will be rewarded with gift cards. For now, the 9th & 10th grades (Boys and Girls) will be tested on the first week of April after the spring break (i.e. the week of April 5), the 11th & 12th grades (Boys) will be tested on the week of April 19, the 11th & 12th grades (Girls) will be tested on the week of April 26, and the 3rd - 8th grades will be tested after Eid on the week of May 17. There will be no testing for KG-2nd grades; instead, the Quran teacher will conduct a general assessment of the students' performance.
-Mask/Water Bottle: This is a reminder to the parents to send a water bottle with your child since the school water fountains are closed down. Also, make sure to send a mask with your child that fits his/her face.