PrinciPAL's Corner

Huda School & Montessori

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Dear Huda Parents & Students,

Asalamu alaikum!


On behalf of the Huda School Staff, I would like to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of your children and look forward to a productive and successful school year inshAllah. Our Huda Office is now open on weekdays from 8am-3pm - please feel welcome to stop by!


For parents and students that are new to our school, I would like to extend to you a special welcome to the Huda Family! We are all happy that you joined us and look forward to getting to know you and your family well.


Alhamdulilah, our teachers and staff are collaborative and driven educators who are always striving to have our students achieve their highest potential. We look forward to our continued partnership with you in ensuring high student achievement within the wholesome environment of Islam and the common love that we have for our Deen.

First Day of School: August 27th

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 27th and is a half-day. The school day will begin at 8:07am. We ask that your child arrives between 7:55-8:00am to allow them time to be prepared for class. Dismissal will begin at 12:00pm. There will be no latchkey on the first day.


Due to a projected busy first day of school, Toddler Care, Preschool I, and Preschool 2 students who do not have siblings in K-8 classes may arrive at 8:30am. I request you to use the parking lot spaces for no longer than 10 minutes. You can use this time to help your child take supplies to the classroom. Please do not park in the fire lane - cars may be ticketed by the Franklin Police. Parents are also welcome to park at the Police station and the Franklin Church.


InshAllah you will receive a letter by mail or email from the homeroom teacher about your child’s room number for the first day of school. Students will be going to their homerooms upon arrival.

Uniforms

Uniforms are not required on the first day of school. All students should be dressed in their uniform by September 3rd inshAllah. Uniform information is below: Uniform is required for all students Kindergarten – 8th grade.


K-4th Grade Girls

Non-Gym Days:

1. White polo shirt and plaid jumper dress from Land’s End with navy leggings or navy tights.

Or

Navy polo shirt and khaki pants from Land’s End. If your daughter would like to wear a long-sleeve shirt underneath the short-sleeve polo shirt, it must be solid white or solid navy shirt underneath – no other colors or patterns please.

2. Gym, navy, brown, or black shoes

3. Girls may wear a plain navy blue sweater or plain navy zip-up – no non-Huda School logos or brands visible on the outside. Land’s End sells a sweater and zip-up with a Huda School logo.

Gym Days:

4. Long or short sleeve gym shirt sold by Land's End

5. Navy sweatpants from Land’s End

6. Gym shoes


Fifth Grade Girls

Non-Gym Days:

1. Long-sleeve white polo shirt from Land’s End

2. Navy jumper from Land’s End

3. Khaki pants from Land’s End

4. White two-piece hijab – NO wrap hijabs.

5. Gym, navy, brown, or black shoes

6. Girls may wear a plain navy blue sweater or plain navy zip-up – no non-Huda School logos or brands visible on the outside. Land’s End sells a sweater and zip-up with a Huda School logo.

Gym Days:

7. Long sleeve gym shirt sold by Land's End. If your daughter is wearing a short-sleeve gym shirt, then she must wear a solid white or solid navy long-sleeve shirt underneath – no other colors or patterns please

Or

Middle School Girls Gym Shirt sold by East Essence.

8. Navy Land’s End sweatpants

9. White two-piece hijab – NO wrap hijabs.

10. Gym shoes


Middle School Girls

Non-Gym Days:

1. Long-sleeve white polo shirt from Land’s End

2. Navy jumper from Land’s End

3. Khaki pants from Land’s End

4. White two-piece hijab – NO wrap hijabs.

5. Gym, navy, brown, or black shoes

6. Girls may wear a plain navy blue sweater or plain navy zip-up – no non-Huda School logos or brands visible on the outside. Land’s End sells a sweater and zip-up with a Huda School logo.

Gym Days:

7. Middle School Girls Gym Shirt sold by East Essence

OR

Long sleeve gym shirt sold by Land's End and worn under jumper.

8. Navy Land’s End sweatpants

9. White two-piece hijab – NO wrap hijabs.

10. Gym shoes


K-Middle School Boys

Non-Gym Days:

1. Navy short/long sleeve polo shirt from Land's End. If your son would like to wear a shirt underneath the short-sleeve polo shirt, it must be a solid white or solid navy long sleeve shirt.

2. Khaki pants from Land’s End

3. Gym, navy, brown, or black shoes

4. Boys may wear a plain navy blue sweater or plain navy zip-up – no non-Huda School logos or brands visible on outside. Land’s End sells a sweater and zip-up with a Huda School logo

Gym Days:

5. Gym short/long sleeve shirt sold by Land's End. If your son would like to wear a shirt underneath the short-sleeve gym shirt, it must be a solid white or solid navy long sleeve shirt underneath – no other colors or patterns please.

6. Navy Land’s End sweatpants

7. Gym shoes

Instructions on how to purchase from Land’s End are below. Please follow the instructions to find the specific products chosen for Huda School. We highly recommend signing up for the Land’s End emailing list as they send out discounts on uniforms periodically. If you sign up for the Land’s End emailing list, you will receive the promotions. As a note, all Land’s End products can be returned/exchanged at a Sears store.


How to order uniforms from Land's End:

Online:

1. Go to www.landsend.com/school and create or sign in to your account.

2. Include your student and school information in My Account (or find your School using the Preferred School Number Search: 900163882).

3. Start shopping with your personalized product checklist

Uniform Link: https://www.landsend.com/pp/SchoolSearch.html?action=landing&selectedSchoolNum=900163882

Phone:

Call 1-800-469-2222 and reference your student’s Preferred School Number 900163882, grade level, and gender

In-Store:

Visit your local Land’s End at Sears store. Associated can help you with sizing information and you can place your Preferred School order online via the store kiosk. Please note that Land’s End at Sears stores may have limited products.


How to Order Middle School Girls Gym Shirt from East Essence:

Online:

1. Go to https://eastessence.com/pages/find-your-school

2. Choose Huda School

3. Click on the Girls Gym Shirt.

4. Choose Navy and the Huda School logo.

Arrival & Dismissal

As you prepare for the first day of school, I would like to kindly remind you about some drop-off and pick-up procedures. We will have dismissal based on last name in the following areas:

1. Last name (A-F) use the Back Door (East parking lot)

2. Last name (G-Z) use the Front Door (North parking lot)


We have a designated arrival and dismissal crew. These members are committed to providing a safe and quick arrival and departure. Please be sure to follow all guidelines in terms of traffic management that these crew members may have. I kindly remind you to avoid distracted driving on the school premises. Please be sure to avoid cell phone use while driving for the safety of our children. Your child should be picked up and dropped off only in active loading and unloading zones as marked by the yellow curb lane. We would highly appreciate your adherence to the following guidelines:


1. Follow the staff’s instructions regarding car movement and placement.

2. Please do not leave your car unattended in the fire lane or in any area not marked as a parking space.

3. Please do not use your cell phone during dismissal times.

4. Please pull your car forward along the curb to ensure other cars can park behind.

5. Please do not stop in front of door to pick up or drop off students – please pull up forward to available space in line.

6. Do not call or signal your children to your car.

7. Drive slow and with caution through the parking area.

8. No Parking or Pickup of children from Romany Way or Stairs near the back parking lot. Your child will not be called or sent up the stairs on Romany Way.

9. Due to tight spaces, if you park your car before or during dismissal, you may have to wait until the conclusion of dismissal to leave.

10. Dismissal ends at 4pm. All Huda Staff will cease dismissal procedures at this time.

Parents should pick up their children in Late Pickup located in the Preschool 1 room if not picked up by 4pm.


There is a charge for late pickup. If your child is not picked up by 4:00pm, your child will be placed in Late Pickup. The charge for late pickup is $5/student. If your child is not picked up by 4:15pm, he or she will be placed in Latchkey, which will incur a $10/hr charge (no partial or incremental fee allowances).

Website, App, and Synergy

Please make sure to bookmark our website, www.hudaschool.org, on your favorite internet browser. Important information is updated constantly on the website and the Huda School App. The app can be downloaded on Apple and Android phones.


To download the app on Android: Search for Huda School & Montessori in the Google Play Store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.p8337CC&ddl=1&pcampaignid=web_ddl_1


To download the app on an Iphone: Search for Huda School & Montessori in the App Store

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/huda-school-montessori/id1076237277?mt=8


Synergy is our grading and communication platform. Your children’s grades can be checked through ParentVue. All of our new Huda parents will be receiving log-in information within the first week of school. ParentVue may be accessed on any computer or through the ParentVue app on mobile devices.

I hope this information will help in providing a smooth start for the school year. Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions – we are all committed to making this school year as efficient as possible for parents and academically/spiritually successful for our students. May Allah bless Huda School families and staff with every step we take this year and guide us in each decision we make. Ameen.


Warm Regards,

Mona Helmy

Principal