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DEAR PARENT/GUARDIAN: SALAAM ALAIKUM,

 

I wish to inform you of an incident that occurred yesterday at the school.

One of our intermediate students voluntarily left the premises during the school day and failed to communicate that to teachers, staff and his parents. Once we became aware of the situation, we immediately began an extensive search and investigation. When we were unable to find the boy through our own resources, we immediately notified the police. Thankfully and through the grace of Allah, the boy was safely reunited with his family.

Today I have met with all staff to set in motion a thorough review of all our safety protocols in this regard. We have set in place immediate measures to improve our ability to prevent and respond to such situations. I assure you that the safety of our students is of primary concern and we are taking the matter very seriously. Teachers will also be reviewing our protocols with the children. We don’t want to alarm them, but this may be an excellent opportunity to review safety procedures. I hope you also take the opportunity this weekend to speak to your child about making sure they never leave the class or premises without proper supervision.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the teachers, support staff, security guards, the ISIJ staff and the Board for their immediate response and support of the situation.

 

 

Wassalaam,

Marcello D’Agostino

Principal

As-Sadiq Islamic School

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