Class Calendar T3 2021

16 July 2021

Madrasah Alsagoff Al-Arabiah

Term 3 2021 Covid-19 Measures

Dear Parents,

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.

 

In view of the current spike in COVID-19 cases, here are some updates to Schools’ Leave of Absence and Approved Absence Policies.

2          Ministry of Education (MOE) will be adopting the following key strategies to ensure the continuation of physical schooling as much as possible:

 

Expanded Definition of LOA(QO)

In light of the more virulent strains of COVID-19 which are more transmissible amongst younger children, Madrasah will now need to proactively issue LOA(QO) to students staying in the same household as individuals who are awaiting transport to a Government Quarantine Facility (GQF), until the person under quarantine has:

  1. moved out to serve the QO at the GQF; and
  2. tested negative for COVID-19 entry swab test.

Should a student indicate that their household member is placed on QO, Madrasah will issue the LOA (QO) with immediate effect. Madrasah will rescind the LOA(QO) once both conditions above (2a and 2b) have been met.

 

Enhanced Approved Absence (AA) 

The revised case definitions for AA are as follows:

i      Students staying in the same household as individuals (6 years and above) with flu-like symptoms will be placed on AA and be required to stay at home until the unwell household member’s COVID-19 test result is reported to be negative.

ii     If students or their household members have to undergo mandatory testing due to a COVID-19 cluster, they will be placed on AA and required to stay at home until the individual’s COVID-19 test result is reported to be negative. This does not include students with household members who are healthcare workers and other sectors who undergo rostered routine testing.

iii    For students who have been on MC due to flu-like symptoms and are unable to produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result by the end of their MC, they will be placed on AA for a further 5 days after the date of expiry of their MC.

 

Guidelines on students taking vaccination / falling ill due to side effects of vaccination.

For students who have a scheduled vaccination appointment during a school day and/or become unwell and experience side effects after the vaccination, Madrasah will register them as ‘Absent with Valid Reasons’ for up to two days after the day of vaccination (i.e. three days in total). Should students still feel unwell after that, they would be advised to seek medical attention and to obtain a Medical Certificate.

 

Materials for parents and students. 

Attachment 1 – Clarifications on Approved Absence Scenarios.

Attachment 2 – Enhancements to Schools’(LOA) and (AA) Policies

Attachment 3a – COVID Infographic – Stay Home and Get Well Quick.

Attachment 3b – COVID Infographic – Stay Home If You Are Sick.

 

Thank you for your attention. May Allah s.w.t protect us from all illnesses and grant us good health always. We look forward to the collaborative and positive partnership with all parents and students to keep Madrasah Alsagoff safe.

 

Wassalamu’alaikum wr. wb.

 

Yours faithfully,

Ustaz Syed Mustafa Alsagoff

Mudir

Dear Parents,

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.

Minal ‘Aidin Wal Faizin Wal Maqbulin Wa Kullu ‘Am Wa antum Bi Khair. Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir Batin. May Allah s.w.t accept all our ibadah and good deeds. Ameen.

With the strengthening of the Safe Management Measures for Phase Two (Heightened Alert), we would like to update you on the school arrangements for students from 17 May onwards.

Implementation of TraceTogether-only SafeEntry (TT-only SE)

Students must bring their TT Token to school from Monday, 17 May onwards and have the token with them daily to facilitate contact tracing, should the need arise. Students will need to check-in via the SafeEntry Gateway device. Students who forget to bring their TT Token will be asked to download the TT App on their personal mobile device or learning device. We encourage all parents to install the TT App on your daughter’s iPad in advance.

Visitors and staff must check-in using their TT App or TT Token to be allowed entry into school. Those without TT App or TT Token will be denied entry.

Safe Management Measures (SMMs)

Madrasah Alsagoff will continue to ensure that Safe Management Measures (SMMs) are in place to keep our students safe. We would like to remind you on the key measures below:

  1. Daily temperature-taking with visual and verbal screening will continue to be carried out for all students and staff. We would like to seek the cooperation of all our parents to ensure that your daughter comes to school with a working thermometer each day.
  2. If your daughter is feeling unwell, please take her to see a doctor and keep her at home to rest. Please ensure that she has fully recovered before returning to school.
  3. If you or any adult household member is unwell with fever or acute respiratory symptoms, your daughter will be placed on Approved Absence and should not come to school. As the situation continues to evolve, there may be situations that family members would be affected by different scenarios associated such as Confirmed Cases, Quarantine Orders (QO), Stay-Home Notice (SHN), Leave of Absence (LOA) and any others. If any of these situations arises, please inform the school immediately. We will advise you on the subsequent measures and actions to take to keep the school safe.
  4. We will continue to work with our parents on picking up our Madrasah Alsagoff students who are presenting flu-like symptoms or are unwell from school to seek medical attention. Safeguarding the health and well-being of our students is our collective responsibility.
  5. All students are reminded to maintain good hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing, before handling food or eating, after going to the toilet, or after they have coughed or sneezed.
  6. Students should refrain from having social gatherings outside the school.

We understand it is the Mid-Year Examinations period for our students and that they would like to continue with the assessments. However, we strongly urge all students and parents to cooperate and comply with the SMMs that are put in place. Please be assured that should your daughter need to take long medical leave and stay at home as a precautionary measure, the school is committed to working with our students to ensure that their learning and assessments are not compromised. We will keep you updated on some adjustments that have been made to the examination schedule due to the current situation.

Thank you for your attention. May Allah s.w.t protect us from all illnesses and grant us good health always. We look forward to the collaborative and positive partnership with all parents and students to keep Madrasah Alsagoff safe.

Wassalamu’alaikum wr. wb.

Yours faithfully,

Ustaz Syed Mustafa Alsagoff

Mudir

12 April 2021

Dear Parents,

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family, Ramadhan Kareem. May this Ramadhan be the Ramadhan that brings us all closer to Him and His Beloved Prophet (Peace be upon him), Ameen.

For your information, students will be dismissed as usual, at 3.30 p.m. during Ramadhan as this has been our practice for the past few years.

For this year’s Ramadhan, we have planned a few activities for the students to complete during their recess time as well as after school hours to keep them occupied and allow them to perform as many good deeds and Ibadah as possible.

The details of our Ramadhan Challenge Kit and activities will be uploaded by the form teachers in their respective class communication platform (Showbie, Google Classroom or iTunes U).

Please also click HERE and refer to the school calendar for more details on our public and school holidays.

We seek your support to motivate and encourage your child to complete the activities planned, for them to grab as many opportunities as possible to achieve the best of this Ramadhan.

 

Jazaakumullah Khairal Jazaa’.

Wassalamu’alaikum wr. wb.

 

 

Yours faithfully,

Asyunifar Binte Abu

Vice Principal (ARK)

15 January 2021

Dear Parents,

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.

Last year had been an extraordinary year due to the challenge given by Allah s.w.t to this world. As Muslims, it is essential that we accept all challenges with Iman and Taqwa. Allah states in the Quran in Surah Al-Baqarah verses 155-156: And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient, Who, when disaster strikes them, say, “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.” May we continue to demonstrate perseverance and be among those who receive good tidings in the hereafter. Ameen.

We strongly believe that a close working partnership with parents is important in the tarbiyah of our girls. As such, we would like to provide you with important updates of school matters and upcoming activities in Term 1.

STAFF MOVEMENT

We warmly welcome the following colleagues to our Alsagoff family; Mr Karl Zubin bin Jumairi, Malay Language Teacher (Pri) and Ms Nur Annisa binte Zolkipli, EMS Teacher (Pri).

As we warmly welcome our new colleagues, we also bid a fond farewell to the following colleagues and thank them for their contributions to the school, Ms Fazila binte Hadi and Madam Nur Ashikin binte Maznan.

ROAD SAFETY & TRAFFIC FLOW

We seek the help and cooperation of parents and students to ensure a safe and smooth traffic flow.

Parents who drive to pick up their daughters are to park at the public carpark lots near the school and not at the main road in front of the school. We have received feedback from LTA on this matter.

You may pick your daughter up at the foyer only after 3.35 p.m. This is to allow school vans to leave the compound safely and smoothly. We would like to seek your assistance to plan for only 1 parent or caregiver to pick up your child. Your well-being matters to us and we hope to de-congest the areas outside the school for our parents and caregivers as much as possible.

All unauthorised vehicles are not allowed to enter the school compound except during heavy rain. On rainy days, cars are allowed to enter the school only before 7.20 a.m. and after 3.45 p.m. This is to ensure the safety of our students and parents who are walking within the school compound.

BRIEFING SESSIONS FOR PARENTS

In our effort to strengthen the partnership between parents and the school, we would like to invite parents to join the following briefing sessions:

Briefing for Secondary 1 parents: Sat, 9 January 2021 (completed)

Briefing for Primary 5 & 6 parents: Sat, 16 January 2021

Briefing for Primary 3 & Secondary 3 parents: Sat, 30 January 2021

Details of the sessions for the respective levels will be made known nearer to the dates via LittleLives app.

RECESS / MENU

We will continue to arrange food to be consumed in the classroom during recess. A review of the menu and arrangement was conducted in late 2020. Feedback obtained during the survey was taken into consideration during the review. We will keep on improving the menu in order to provide the best food for our girls.

SEMESTER 1 SCHOOL HOLIDAY / RAMADAN

We would like to bring to your attention that this year, the madrasah will move 2 weeks of the June holidays to the first 2 weeks of May (1st May to 16th May) due to the last ten days of Ramadan and Eidul Fitri. Therefore, the June holidays will be shortened to 2 weeks only (12th June to 27th June). Please click here and refer to the calendar on our website for more details and updates.

Please check your child’s class activities for Term 1 here.

SCHOOL FEES

We would like to appeal to all parents to pay your daughter’s monthly school fee no later than the 20th of every month as the school fee is very important to run the school. Kindly pay the January & December fees this month.

You are strongly encouraged to pay your daughter’s fees digitally. Please click here for the available modes of payments. For your convenience, you may also apply for Giro payment. The form is downloadable here.

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

Junior Huffaz and Halaqah programmes will resume in 2021 In Shaa Allah. Further information will be shared in a separate notification.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER

Kindly notify the form teacher as soon as possible of any change or addition to your contact numbers, address and other relevant information. This is vital to ensure ongoing and prompt correspondence between the school and parents.

PROJEK MUHARRAM / FUNDRAISING

After a successful run for four decades, the time has come to close the chapter on this campaign. Established in 1400 hijriyah, Projek Muharram have significantly contributed to the improvement of our school. All these were made possible through the strong support we received over the years. This year will be the final year of running the campaign as we will embark on a new initiative next year.

The Projek Muharram for 2021 will be officially launched this Friday, 15 January 2021 and we will be distributing the donation cards to all our students. We would like to seek your assistance and support for the final collection this year. Let’s make this a memorable and successful one.

We would also like to inform parents that our other annual fundraising projects such as the sale of Safawi & Ajwa Dates, Korban & Aqiqah and other initiatives will still be taking place amidst the current situation. We hope for your strong and continuous support in helping us in this worthy cause and may Allah s.w.t reward your family’s efforts accordingly.

We look forward to your support as our partners-in-education in the holistic development of your daughter.

Thank you.

Wassalamu’alaikum wr. wb.

Yours faithfully,

Syed Mustafa Alsagoff

Mudir