Welcome to AL-FURQAN ACADEMY website

Welcome back all Al Furqan Parents and Students!

 

The first day of school is Monday, August 19th. Please have your child(ren) at school by 8:15 am. Also, mark your calendars to attend the school-wide orientation on Sunday, August 17, 2013 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. If you need any further information please call the AFA office at (904) 645-0810 or visit our newly redesigned website at www.afa.icnef.org

 

We are looking forward to the start of an exciting school year!


MISSION STATEMENT:
The mission of Al-Furqan Academy, with input from all stakeholders, is to provide our students with academically challenging, rigorous and relevant learning experiences that will empower them to become life-long learners. Our desire is that these educational experiences embedded with the tenants of Islam will help our students to fulfill their utmost potentials for both spiritual and intellectual growth.

 

VISION STATEMENT: The vision of Al-Furqan Academy is to plant seeds of life-long learning, nurtured with a strong Islamic foundation, which inspire our students to blossom into well-rounded and productive citizens, able to think independently and make meaningful decisions that will help achieve their individual potentials. Al-Furqan seeks to develop in each student a positive identity as an American Muslim who is prepared intellectually, socially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically to succeed in tomorrow's world. Al-Furqan aims to develop in each student a balanced character enriched with knowledge, inspired to excellence, and committed to the betterment of family, community, and humanity.

 

GENERAL SCHOOL POLICIES: Attendance: All students are expected to attend class everyday, unless they're excused for illness, emergency, and/or a short leave of absence. The faculty and administration at Al-Furqan Academy believe strongly in the importance of regular and punctual attendance. Teachers cannot teach students who are not present. Regular absences do not offer good learning experiences for the student, and disrupts the continuity of the instruction process for the entire class. Students should arrive to school NO LATER THAN 8:30 a.m., for morning assembly before going to class. When students arrive at 8:35 a.m., they're considered tardy and must go directly to the office for a tardy slip, prior to reporting to class.

 

Communication: The successful educational process most definitely begins with very open and honest communication between all involved members of the child's education; the school, the parents and the student. The school has the responsibility and duty to inform the parent of the child's educational progress through various means such as, parent-teacher conferences, open house sessions, progress reports, report cards as well as informal conversations with the parents. The parents then must take the responsibility to enforce the proper behavior and performance, etc., needed for the child's success.

 

Complaints: Any complaints regarding teachers, administrative, other staff members and/or school policies and procedures must first be directed to the Director/principal of the school for discussion with the concern parties. If the problem(s) remains unresolved, the Director/principal of the school should be enlisted to mediate a satisfactory solution. If there are still unresolved issues, the school board will be contacted and asked to intervene.

 

Discipline: All students at Al-Furqan Academy are expected to adhere to Islamic standards of behavior. Respect for fellow students, staff, school and especially, Masjid facilities is mandatory. Failure to follow the school discipline policy will result in consequences. A detailed discipline policy is described in the parents/students handbook.

 

Uniform: The dress code at Al-Furqan Academy consists of the following items: A white or light blue shirt or blouse. Polo style shirts are acceptable and school t-shirts will be sold at the beginning of the school year. The pants, knee length shorts, or jumper should be dark blue or khaki colored. Modesty should be the rule in selecting your children's clothing. Girls should wear a white headscarf so to be appropriately dressed for the prayer. Shoes should be suitable for running and playing. Also consider, especially if your child cannot tie his or her shoes, velcro or zipper style enclosures. A reward/recognition system will be developed for those students who consistently wear the school uniform.

 

Emergencies: You will be contacted by the school's Administrative staff in the event of an emergency, i.e., your child becomes ill at school, unexpected severe weather, etc. Therefore, it is vital that you keep us updated as your personal family information changes; such as your address, all phone numbers, including cell numbers, pagers, emails, contact information for relatives and friends. Furthermore, in the event that your child must be picked up by someone other than yourself, please provide a call and a written notice to the Administrator's office with that person's identity clearly evident. He or she must be prepared to show proof of identity before release of the child. Parents' pick-up authorization forms are available in the office.

 

Grading: The grading system at Al-Furqan Academy is intended to provide relevant feedback to the parents and student regarding his or her educational progress.

 

Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten
E - Excellent S - Satisfactory N - Needs Improvement

1st Grade thru 5th Grade
A=90–100
B=80–89
C=70–79
D=60–69
F = 59 & below

 

Lunch & Snacks: Parents must provide a healthy and nutritious lunch and snack for their child(ren) daily, unless otherwise informed. Please remember to look for low sugar and salt nutritious snacks, as you know they are better for you child's health.