Al-Arqam Islamic School & College Preparatory has invested in and obtained supplies such as disinfectant aerosol sprays, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, surface wipes, hand-washing soap, and facial coverings and face shields for staff. Each staff member has received a facial shield, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, and surface wipes. These supplies will continue to be stocked and replenished throughout the school year. In the event that students do not have access to facial coverings, the school will provide them. All of the soap and disinfecting dispensers are infrared and offer a touch less function.
Cleaning and disinfecting of the classrooms and school building will occur continuously throughout the school day to maintain the utmost hygienic conditions at Al-Arqam Islamic School & College Preparatory. Teachers will also disinfect their working space at the start of school and end of the day.
Healthy Hygiene Procedures
Al-Arqam Islamic School & College Preparatory administrative team and staff will ensure that students have access to sanitation/hand-washing stations throughout the day and that hygienic practices are done frequently. Hand sanitizing stations have been placed at key entrance/exit areas of the school building for easy access.
Temperature Check at Home
All parents and guardians are encouraged to take their children’s temperature at home and before departing to school. In the event that a child’s temperature exceeds the value of 100.4°C, Al-Arqam requires the student to stay home. Both staff and students that feel sick will be required to stay at home. When a student or a staff member feels sick or has a temperature higher than 100.4°C, they will be asked to go home and not to report to school until he/she has clearance from their doctors.
Temperature Checks at School
School personnel will check students’ temperatures upon their arrival to school using touch less infrared thermometers. Throughout the day, Al-Arqam Islamic School & College Preparatory staff will be monitoring students' temperatures.
Staff members will check their temperatures when they sign in and out and if they are not feeling well.
Class Size and Ratios
Al-Arqam Islamic School & College Preparatory’s goal is to limit the number of students and desks in each classroom to maintain 6 feet distance. The classroom maximum occupancy varies from 10-20 students depending on the classroom size and all classrooms have already been measured and desks were organized to ensure the 6 feet physical distance. All of the classroom rugs are removed to prevent any type of surface contamination. Students’ desks have been organized facing the whiteboard in one direction of the classroom to minimize interaction and contact among students. All of the classroom tables have been removed to allow for individual instruction and not group instruction. Therefore, every student will have their own designated work area with their own supplies. There are no grouped desks and teachers are stationed away from the students, and students cannot cross into the teacher’s area. All of the teachers’ desks were moved to be adjacent to the whiteboard.
Teacher work spaces are more than 6 feet away from student desks. Teachers will not leave their work spaces during class, which will prevent any mixing between the teacher and the students.