“Opportunity is quick to pass on, and slow to come back.
                                 Imam Ali (a)                Mizanul Hikmah

Salaamun Alaykum,

We are very excited to start our new year onsite at 9000 Bathurst Street, (JCC). Classes start Sunday Sept. 11 at 10:45 am. Alhamdulillah, our dedicated Admin and Teacher volunteers have invested time in orientation sessions and in preparing classrooms for the 2022/2023 session… mashaAllah, we are blessed to have such a super team.

This update includes:
1. 1st Day of Classes – Sept. 11
2. Documents on www.al-haadi.ca
3. Community Service Award for Students (June 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023)
4. Key Upcoming Dates

1st Day of Classes – Sept 11
We are looking forward to the first day of in person classes and hope you are too 🙂 See the registration confirmation e-mail or the map in the Student Planner posted on www.al-haadi.ca for classroom info.

Drop-off & Pickup:

All students to enter and exit from Gate of Sadiq (a) Door 6; note that the driveway will be blocked to cars for safety reasons so students will need to walk to Door #6. After entering the building:
– Grade 1-3 students go to classes on main floor.
– Grades 4+ Girls & Grade 4/5 Boys to use stairwell #1 (near gate 1) to go to 2nd floor.
– Boys in grades 6-12 to use stairwell #5 (near gate 5) to go to 2nd floor.

Students must be picked up 2:30 – 2:40 pm. Parents of Grade 1-3 students can pick up students from main floor classroom.  Volunteers have other commitments too, so please pick up children by 2:40 pm. If a student needs to leave early, parent to send a note for Teacher and to go to Coordinators’ desk for pickup.

Google Classrooms will be used for announcements, lesson material, and assessments. Invites to Google Classrooms (GC) have been sent for Grades 1-12 students for all students registered by Sept. 7th. Student e-mail id was invited if it was provided during registration; if not, invite has been sent to parent’s email id.  Please ensure you/your child accept the invite as soon as possible to read Teacher’s announcements, etc. If you haven’t received an invite check in spam/junk folder.  Invites to students who registered after Sept. 7th will receive invites in the coming week.

If you need to change the e-mail id used for GC invite, please do both of the following:

  1. Send a request to the Teacher via class e-mail id, xyz@al-haadi.ca, where x= D for Dinyat or Q for Quran, y=grade, and z=A or B per registration confirmation e-mail.  E.g. d3b@al-haadi.ca is for Dinyat Grade 3, class B, and q7a@al-haadi.ca is for Quran Grade 7, class A. Subject: “GC Invite change”. Include the student’s full name, current email id, new e-mail id to be invited. We can only invite one e-mail id per student.
  2. Update parent/student record in parents portal (www.al-haadi.ca).

Supplies & Lunch: please review the guidelines in Student Planner, pack writing supplies and a healthy peanut/ tree nut free lunch to avoid impacting students with allergies; Tree nuts includes cashews, almonds, etc. Nutella and sesame seeds are also not allowed.

Cellphones:  Students are not allowed to use cellphones between 10:45 am – 2:30 pm.  If you have an urgent message for your child, call the office line at 905-695-1587. Teachers will keep the phone until end of classes if a student does not adhere to the no cellphone use policy.

Timetable (also posted on www.al-haadi.ca):

Day 1 & 2 Assessments:
Quran: Grades 1-12 students will be assessed on recitation ability.
Dinyat: Grades 5-12 students will be assess for wudhu & salaat, and Islamic Fundamentals

COVID-19 Safety Protocols (we are grateful to As-Sadiq IS for sharing the protocols which we have adapted for our Study Centre):

  • We will need full parent co-operation in order to best protect our students, staff and their families.
  • Screening: Parents are strongly encouraged to screen children prior to drop-off at Al-Haadi Study Centre. If your child has any symptoms or has come into contact with someone who has tested postive Covid-19, he/she should not attend classes. Any ill or symptomatic children will be sent home.
  • Masking: Masks will be optional, though staff and students are encouraged to wear a mask (particularly when in close proximity with others).  As a precaution, students must have a surgical mask in their bag in the event that there is a possible or definitive COVID-19 exposure.
  • Social Distancing and Cohorts: Classes may be required to practice physical distancing in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Vaccinations: Staff and students are not required to have the COVID-19 vaccine, though vaccination remains highly encouraged to prevent severe disease.  Vaccination status will not impact participation in school-related activity.
  • Positive COVID-19 Exposure: Every effort will be made to keep classes open.   In the event of a COVID-19 exposure, the classroom will remain open, but staff and students will be required to wear masks for 10 days from the last exposure.  In the event of an outbreak (3 or more linked cases in a classroom), the COVID-19 Taskforce will recommend next steps (e.g., distancing measures or isolation).
  • Hand sanitization will be mandated upon entry and exit from classrooms.
  • The plan is fluid and may be modified based on Provincial mandates or Covid-19 situation over the year.

Documents on www.al-haadi.ca
This year’s Calendar and Student Planner containing guidelines & forms for parents & students have been posted on www.al-haadi.ca . Scroll down the Documents section on the right side of the home page. The Calendar contains the timetable. Student planner contains forms to be returned by Sept. 18. Review the other documents such as helping students to transition back to school.

Parents of students in Grades 5-12 are requested to encourage child(ren) to review the Islamic Fundamentals notes in the Student Planner as students will be tested on Sept. 18.

Community Service Award Program for 2022-2023

The Community Service Award program for students for next year has already started… all volunteering hours from June 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023 can count towards the minimum criteria.  See below for details.  Students need to keep a log of the volunteering service.

Key Upcoming Dates

Sept. 11: First day of 2022/23 classes
Sept. 11 & 18: Quran recitation assessments (Grades 1-12)
Sept. 18: Islamic Fundamentals test (Grades 5-12)
Sept. 25: Placement of students in Quran recitation class based on recitation level
Sept. 25: Mailing list updated to remove e-mail addresses of parents who do not have any students registered for 2022-2023
Oct. 2: Parent/Teacher Meet & Greet (9000 Bathurst) 10 45 AM – 12:30 pm.

If you have any questions or suggestions, kindly send an e-mail to admin@al-haadi.ca.


Fatima Khimji    &     Amjad Datoo
Principal                     Vice Principal

Al-Haadi Study Centre
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