Al-Ameen Elementary School Parental Handbook
Our Goal is to:
- Create a safe and enriched environment that fosters student’s learning as its own reward
- Exemplify good manners, mutual respect and care of the environment as responsible Muslim Canadians
- Enable each student to make informed decisions, thereby promoting responsibility, self-discipline and independence
- Teach and model appropriate methods of conflict resolution using examples of Islamic role models
- Promote awareness, tolerance and acceptance of cultural differences in the Canadian landscape
- Encourage students to participate in class activities as well as extracurricular activities according to each student’s interest and abilities to enhance communication, leadership and interpersonal skills.
Al-Ameen Elementary School Policies and Procedures
We understand that sometimes parents need additional care, beyond their contracted hours. Al-Ameen Elementary School offers the option of Extra Hours. Extra Hours is a service for a fee that provides parents/guardians the option to pick up students later than the end of the school day. These hours are billed on a monthly basis and will appear on your monthly statements. The Extra Hours fee is $20 per hour or part of an hour. Due to student to supervisor ratios, Al-Ameen Elementary School must approve these hours with parents/guardians beforehand. Children picked up more than 15 minutes after their scheduled pick up will be charged $20 per hour or part of an hour.
Al-Ameen Elementary School may offer Winter Camps, Spring Camps and Summer Camps during winter, spring and summer breaks respectively. Availability of these Holiday Camps is dependent on meeting minimum registration of 15 children. The daily cost for these camps is $60 a day per child. Hours of operation during Holiday Camps are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Late Payment Charge
A $50.00 late fee will be applied to tuition received 5 or more days after the 15th day of the month. An additional $50.00 late fee will be charged for 10 or more days past due. If the tuition is more than 30 days late the child will be placed on temporary financial suspension until all payments are up to date. During financial suspension, the child may not continue their studies at Al-Ameen Elementary School. Should the 15th fall during a school break, the tuition fee can be mailed to the school address or submitted on the last day before the break when paying by cheque.
Returned Cheque Fee
A $40.00 fee will be charged for all returned or unaccepted checks.
Al-Ameen Elementary School requires a completed Al-Ameen Elementary School Withdrawal Form submitted to the administration 90 days prior to your withdrawal date. The Withdrawal Form can be obtained at the administration office. You will be liable for the remainder of the school year’s tuition if your date of withdrawal occurs after the month of February 2018. Completed withdrawal forms need to be submitted and approved by the end of November for the parent/guardian to be released from the contract of paying the entire school year’s tuition. These parent/guardian will only be liable for tuition for 90 days (till the end of February). Completed withdrawal forms submitted after November will result in the parent/guardian being responsible for the remainder of the school year’s tuition. All questions regarding contracts must be in writing and can be emailed to the School.
The following completed documents must be on file at Al-Ameen Elementary School on or before your child’s first day of school.
- Admissions Contract
- Copy of Health Card
- Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport
- Copy of Immunization Form
- Medication Administration Authorization (If applicable)
It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to update Al-Ameen Elementary School with the necessary telephone, e-mail and mailing address, and information pertinent to their child’s wellbeing. If any of the documents mentioned above are not on file, by your child’s first day of school, your child will not be allowed to attend school until all relevant documents are submitted and you will be liable for tuition until said forms are in your child’s file.
It is very important that parents meet their child’s teacher before or shortly after enrollment. This gives parents a chance to discuss any concerns or special needs with the teacher and allows the teacher to explain how his/her classroom works. This can be scheduled with your classroom teacher or a member of the administration.