Our mission is to enable all students to:
To accomplish our mission we possess a knowledgeable, capable, caring, and inspiring staff. We foster mutual respect, open communication, and partnership among students, staff, families, and the community.
School of Ahlul'Bait has operated regularly since 1990 with the following mission:
School of Ahlul’Bait seeks to fill the gap left by the absence of Islamic studies in public school. It is intended to be a stress-free environment where students learn about basic Islamic rules (Ahkam), Ethics and Islamic Behavior (Akhlaq), the history of Islam (Tarikh), and Qur’an in a positive atmosphere.
The school runs as an independent organization under the auspices of SABA. It is staffed by volunteers and headed by our resident Alim, Dr. Sayyid Nabi Raza Abidi.
Grades & Ages
The school is currently enrolling students who are in Pre-K and Kindergarten through Grade 9-10 in regular school. Pre K students have to 4 years old by registration day and proof of birth date is needed to register.
School is in session every Sunday, from September to June, 10:45 AM to 2:00 PM. Special Ramadhan timings will be posted on website.
How to Register
Our forms are available online at http://www.saba-igc.org. Click on ‘Sunday School’, then ‘Forms’. Register online or in person at front desk on the first day of the school year. Registration opens approximately at 10:15, assembly begins at 10:45 and classes start at 11:00 am
The annual tuition is $286/1 student, $440/2 students, and $650/3 or more students per family. Checks should be written out the day of registration. However to pay tuition in two installments, parents can write 2 checks and post-date the second check up till February 1st of the next calendar year. This would require 2 checks in the following amounts: $143/1 student, $220/ 2 students, and $325/3 or more students per family.
Emergency contact Information
It is essential that emergency cards are complete, signed and up to date in the school records. Fill out your child's emergency card completely at the time of the registration and then call the school with any change, especially phone numbers.
Books and Class Material
There is a $30 book fee for all grades, except KG for which the book fee is $15. Payment should be made in person by Cash, Check (to SABA, in memo write Sunday School) or credit card. Those who cannot afford to pay the nominal fee will be given a concession depending upon their individual circumstances. Children are expected to come to class prepared with books, pencils, paper, and whatever the teacher requires.
Bell Schedule Bell Schedule 1 (Approx. March to November)
First period: 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Second period: 11:50 AM to 12:40 PM
Third period : 12:40 PM to 1:30 PM
Salaat period: 1:40 PM to 2:00 PM
Pick Up Time and Lunch: 2:00 PMBell Schedule 2 (Approx. November to March)
First period: 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Second period: 11:50 AM to 12:40 PM
Salaat period : 12:40 PM to 1:00 PM
Third period: 1:10 PM to 2:00 PM
Pick Up Time and Lunch: 2:00 PM
The above schedule will be changed during the month of Ramadan. We will notify you of specific times before Ramadan starts.
Punctuality at School Arrival/Pick up Time
School starts at 10:45 am and ends at 2:00 pm. It is important for school to start on time. All students need to be in class when the bell rings. Students arriving after 11:00 am will be tardy and will need to sign in at the front desk. After every 3 tardies they will be required to pay a tardy fee of $5.00 per child to be used towards Sunday school. Sunday school staff is made up of volunteers that need to lock up and leave on time. Therefore students picked up after 2:20 pm will be charged a late pick up fee of $1/minute.
School begins with an assembly that is an integral part of the school's schedule. It is a valuable tool for conveying information about the school, starting the day with a brief Islamic lesson, and putting the children in a spiritual, cheerful, and learning mindset.
Early Pick Up
To pick up children early parents need to show ID and sign out the child on the early release sheet. Parents need to ask a staff member to get their child and are not allowed to interrupt class to get their children themselves. Please do not disrupt salaat by picking your child up in the middle of salaat. Also please remember that the salaat period is a learning opportunity and is actually part of school so do not encourage the practice of skipping salaat.
Lunch will be provided after salaat through parent cooperation. Each week two parents/families are required to sign up to bring lunch for the school. The parents responsible would set up, clean up, and bring the lunch and paper products for the day. Each family is required to do this only once a year. To sign up or for more information contact our lunch coordinator Sr. Nuzhat Naqvi @ 510-386-7827
Parents and family members who enter the SAB premises to drop off or pick up their children, or to participate in SAB events, are also required to adhere to the dress code.
Students are encouraged to come to school in wudhu and use restrooms before class rather than during class. To use restrooms during school hours students, will need a pass. Only the restrooms by the side of the Sunday school entrance are designated for our use.
Student Expectations at All Times
Homework and Assignments
Homework is an integral part of the learning process. However, we understand that children get quite a bit of homework from regular school. Our policy is to not burden the children but to reinforce the class work. Teachers are therefore encouraged to assign minimum homework. Quran homework is necessary for learning to occur and parents are requested to encourage their children to spend 10 minutes daily on Quran homework.
We make an effort to provide supervision on school grounds throughout Sunday school hours. We ask that students not arrive earlier than 10:30 and leave no later than 2:00. Staff is responsible for students only until pick up time or 2:00 pm after which the parent is responsible. Please be prompt in picking up your child since our school volunteers also lead busy lives.
In case of discipline problems your child will be given a couple of warnings. If the problem continues s/he will be sent to the office. If it still continues you will be notified.
Sickness or Injury
Illness- if a student becomes ill, the parents will be called to come and pick up the child. Injury- if a student is injured at school, he/she should report it to one of the school staff. Parents will be contacted if more than basic first aid is required.
Please drive carefully and slowly as you come into the parking lot. Often there are children playing in the lot before and after the school hours. Expect the unpredictability of children's movements. Ask your children to be alert to incoming cars. Also advise your children to stay well within the SABA center boundaries. For their safety, please ask your children to wait for you inside the building, preferably the school dining area. Do NOT allow them to wait for you outside. Sunday school strongly discourages it. Saba or the school staff is not responsible for children waiting outside the building.
Parent Responsibilities: Responsibilities: Parents are strongly requested to participate in the weekly assembly (beginning 10:45 AM) as well as salaat. Parents are required to attend the first assembly of the school year where rules and regulations of the School will be explained.Other responsibilities:
Progress Reporting to Parents
Report cards are issued only at the end of the year. There are two tests to check student progress, a midterm and a final. Some teachers may give additional quizzes or tests. The teachers will inform students of upcoming tests. Parents should stay in regular contact with the teacher so that there are not any surprises at the end of the year.
One meeting takes place after midterms. However, parent/teacher meetings can also be scheduled individually at the request of parent or teacher.
Interruptions by Parents
Please do not walk or look into your child's class after it is in session. If you need to consult with the teacher, please schedule a meeting before or after school hours. We strongly discourage conversations in the hallways while school is in session. The sound of conversation becomes too noisy for a classroom atmosphere. Parents are welcome to wait for their children in the assembly hall or the library. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
Parents as Volunteers
We encourage parental assistance in all areas of our school: monitoring the hallways, classroom substituting, field trips, fundraisers, picnic etc. Please contact Sr. Samina Ali or Sister Urooj Kazmi if you want to become a volunteer.
Resident Aalim: Hojjatul Islam Dr. Nabi Raza Abidi
From 101 North or South take Highway 237 towards I-880.