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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 Session

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


Tuition

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 PM

Bell 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.


Assembly

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.


Salaat
  • Salaat is a required part of the school schedule.
  • Parents who come early to pick up their children are strongly encouraged to participate in salaat and can only take home their children the prayer is over.
  • Students should not waste time between class and prayer and should instead get ready for salaat by finding a place on the prayer mat and waiting for the adhan to begin.
  • All students should remain on one side of the prayer hall where the Imam is leading prayer.
  • Disruptions during the prayer are not allowed and will be dealt with immediately after the prayer.
  • Students are required to remain on their prayer mats until the final ziyarat is complete.
  • All female students who are unable to pray for a given Sunday are required to stay in the prayer area preferably doing du’a and tasbih, not talking or socializing so as not to disrupt the rest of the group that is praying.

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

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


Student Expectations
  • Line up patiently for lunch and wait for turn.
  • Sit down and eat in the dining area.
  • Throw own trash and pick up any lying around

Dress Code

Boys
1. Only long shorts are allowed
2. No vulgar or unpleasant depictions and writing on the clothing.

Girls
1. Hijab (hair should be properly covered and fastened by scarf)
2. If pants are worn, they must be loose and baggy.
3. Shirts need to be full sleeve, long (5 inches below waist), not transparent or tight, and need to be worn un-tucked.

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.


Restrooms

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
  • Do not bring electronic devices, toys, cards, magazines or games to school. They may get confiscated and returned at end of day
  • Be respectful with staff and fellow students.
  • Refrain from yelling or running inside the school
  • Use quiet voices and walk instead of yelling or running inside the school
  • Treat all property with utmost care. Please remember we share classes with Saba Academy and cannot touch their material. Children will be responsible for any damages they incur in the school area.
  • Playground use is limited: only teachers can take students to the playground. Use is prohibited during lunch time or after school.
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Sit in an orderly way. Do not move any desks or chairs unless requested by teacher
  • Return items borrowed from the school office (pencils, staplers, scissors etc.)

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.


Supervision

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.


Discipline Policy

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.



 
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