As salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu
Dear Tarbiyah Academy Community,
Insha’Allah, this finds you in the best of health and iman. Thank you for your patience and support during this time, given the recent schedule changes. After careful consideration and aggressively monitoring communication regarding the (COVID-19) coronavirus and its impact in the Maryland area, Tarbiyah Academy will be closing school (March 16 through May 15). The building will remain closed during scheduled virtual learning.
Spring Break for students and staff will remain the same. (March 30 through April 10). The operating status of our school following Spring Break will be shared in subsequent communication. The guidance and recommendations from the Office of Health and Human Services, Maryland Health Department, along with the Howard County Health Department will be used when making this decision.
All future school events during this time are postponed. Below includes pertinent information as we embark on an alternative learning journey, which I am confident with Allah’s guidance, dedicated teachers, supportive parents, and our excellent students we will be successful. In shaa Allah. May Allah protect everyone and provide shifa to those who may be ill, Ameen.
Jazak’Allah khayr. With appreciation,
Khadijah Shakir Hankton
Head of School
Instructional Updates: Preparing for Virtual Learning
All students will receive their electronic device and charger as well as their TA email address and password if needed from the homeroom teacher. Students will also bring all necessary materials, including notebooks and content specific consumables/ workbooks home.
Professional Development for Teachers and Staff will take place, Friday, March 13th, at its regularly scheduled time, following student dismissal. Professional Development will provide web-based platform training for teachers. Grade bands, including Kindergarten through 2nd Grade, 3rd-4th Grade, 5th -8th Grade, will have a customized virtual learning program. Teachers will be provided with the tools to implement high-quality virtual learning opportunities for students during this time away from the building.
Parents will be provided with the Virtual learning plan that outlines daily instruction, classwork, homework, grading, along with ways to communicate with teachers, administrators, and support staff during virtual learning. As this is new, we certainly understand that questions will arise, and help will be needed. Tarbiyah Academy leadership and staff will remain available to support to make this process as smooth as possible In shaa Allah. Please support your scholar by providing structure and routines at home that encourage virtual learning. Designating a space for daily learning, classwork, and homework. Check ManageBac account frequently for important information about his/her assign
Virtual learning Grading
A variety of different methods will be used to evaluate a student’s knowledge and skills. Teachers will assess students throughout daily class activities, as well as at the end of a Unit of Inquiry in Managebac. All assessments will continue to be graded using the IB criterion-related rubrics. The level of student success in reaching the objectives of each subject is measured in terms of levels of achievement described in each assessment criterion. There are four leveled indicators and six leveled indicators in Middle School.
Virtual Learning Resource Snapshot
Grades 3 – 4 : Instructional Approach Chart
Grades 5 – 8: Instructional Approach Chart
Virtual Teaching and Learning Implementation Guide: Coming Soon
Student-led conferences will be moved to Term III. In place of Term II’s Student-Led Conferences, Parent-Teacher conferences will take place remotely March 25 – March 26, via zoom or by phone, based upon parent preference. Tarbiyah Academy’s Parent Teacher conference sign up will be available, Monday, March 16th at 6:00 PM through March 26th, closing at 8:00 PM. The sign up will be available on the TA website: https://tarbiyahacademy.com/academics/international-baccalaureate/ptc/. Individual student portfolios will be posted electronically for parents across subjects. Report cards will be sent electronically as usual.
Mom’s Breakfast- TBD
Exhibition- Postponed TBD
Support Sessions Coming Soon.
Contact Tarbiyah Academy:
Khadijah Hankton, Head of School – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tarbiyah Academy : 844 827-2492