Wednesday, April 1, 2020 —

As-Salaam-Alaikum Dear Parents/Guardians,

We continue to pray that your families are safe and well. Here are a few announcements for you at this time,

1) The governor has closed public schools through the end of the school year.

2) April 6-10 will continue to be honored as Spring Break Week. No e-learning classes will occur during that week. E-learning and the expectations to receive completed assignments will resume April 13th.

3) All teachers were expected to contact parents and/or students regarding their methods of continued instruction using Google Classroom, Zoom, Gradelink, emails, text messages or other alternative forms of instruction. Although, teachers may be using a variety of these methods now, we are currently moving to streamline our platform after Spring Break. So please check regularly for information from teachers to access their the learning opportunities.

4) Your tuition payments support your teachers in continuing to provide learning opportunities. Please respond to the payment invoice you received by April 5th.

5) Alternative graduation plans are being discussed.

Thank you as we continue to work together to achieve the best outcome from this situation. Take care and be safe.

Dr. Zaheerah Shakir-Khan
Director

Thursday, March 26, 2020 —

As-Salaam-Alaikum,

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We sincerely hope that your family remains in good health, safety and comfort during this public health challenge.

I am sure many of you heard our Governor’s announcement today that Georgia’s public schools will be closed through April 24th. In collaboration with this directive, the Mohammed Schools of Atlanta will continue to provide only e-learning opportunities throughout this period. A detailed process for our e-learning approaches will be outlined and communicated to families within the next few days.

We want to fully cooperate with State and local guidelines and the health community’s recommendations for the safety and well-being of our students and parents. Thanks for your patience and cooperation.

In order to retain a high level of quality instruction throughout this period of social distancing, we are now developing ways to provide e-learning opportunities for our students. We will share our plans and activities by early next week via Gradelink.

This week, students are asked to complete all assignments previously distributed. Teachers will be contacting you to facilitate this process.

Since alternative forms of instruction are being implemented, parents are expected to continue tuition payments. Monthly tuition is due by the 5th of each month. All parents will receive an on-line invoice by April 1st. Payments can be made electronically using that invoice.

If you have any questions or concerns related to payments or the invoice, please email zahporrah.shamsiddeen@mohammedschools.org.

We hope that this limited information provides some support in making your personal family plans and decisions.

Please check Gradelink regularly for information from our school administration, teachers and staff.

Please keep in mind that all dates and decisions must remain flexible for the health and safety of the public.

Wishing you safety and wellness,

Zaheerah Shakir-Khan
Director
Director@mohammedschools.org

Thursday, March 12, 2020 —

As-Salaam-Alaikum

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Mohammed Schools of Atlanta will be closed Monday, March 16-March 27 in accordance with other local school districts. Parents are encouraged to have students attend school on Friday, March 13th to pick up clothing, book bags, school supplies and school assignments for the two week period to complete at home. We will have a regular school day schedule 8:00am-3:30pm on Friday, March 13 and anticipate reopening on March 30. Please continue to check Gradelink, the school’s website and your email for more details.

Sincerely,

Zaheerah Shakir-Khan
Director

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 —

COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates:
As-Salaamu- Alaikum Beloved Mohammed Schools of Atlanta (MSOA) family. MSOA is working to ensure the continued health and wellbeing of our students and staff.  We are working with our medical community to provide the most up to date and factual information to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to take appropriate precautions within the school setting.
Within this page, you will find updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDHP) as well as other local, state and federal agencies. This page has been established to provide these resources and communications to our school community.
In an effort to protect our students, staff, and parents, we will be monitoring students’ absences, reviewing and ensuring appropriate cleaning strategies with our custodial staff, and reviewing facts about COVID-19 and reinforcing appropriate hygiene strategies with students and staff.
Basic hygiene and safety practices include:
  • Take everyday preventive actions to stay healthy.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
  • Stay informed. CDC’s COVID-19 Situation Summary will be updated regularly as information becomes available.
We also encourage families to practice activities that will support the immune system and overall well-being:
  • Avoid of excess sugar (includes candy, sugar-sweetened beverages)
  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables (they contain nutrients that will help the immune system fight viruses and bacteria)
  • Get an adequate amount of sleep
  • Exercise regularly (it promotes overall health/wellbeing and protects from certain diseases)
  • Don’t smoke
  • Minimize stress
Please check Gradelink daily for any announcements, alerts or school closings. Students are urged to stay at home if they are sick or are not feeling well.

MSOA understands that concerns over COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the discussion around this virus can make families and students anxious. As believers, we understand that Allah (G’d) is the authority over all and we strive to avoid worry and anxiety. During this time, it is important that parents and teachers strive to support and provide the best of information to students and avoid misinformation and the promotion of fear.The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), in collaboration with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), has provided guidance to help parents explain the latest information about COVID-19 to their children in an age-appropriate way.

You can find the guidance from NASP/NASN here

If you have any questions about the coronavirus, please contact:
Georgia Department of Health | 24/7 Public Health Emergency Line – 1-866-PUB-HLTH (1-866-782-4584)
In addition, the following links should be added to the page with the titles for easy identification.
Georgia Department of Public Health Press Release: https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/documents/coronavirus/dph-news-release.pdf