March 6th-20th New Students Enrollment
March 14th-16th Scholastic Book Fair
March 16th PT Conferences
March 17th Day off
March 20th- April 7th FORWARD Testing
March 21st Arabic Spelling Bee (EHS)
March 22nd Arabic Spelling Bee (MS)
Aya of the Week
Woe unto every slandering traducer, (1) Who hath gathered wealth (of this world) and arranged it. (2) He thinketh that his wealth will render him immortal. (3) Nay, but verily he will be flung to the Consuming One. (4) Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Consuming One is! (5) (It is) the fire of Allah, kindled, (6) Which leapeth up over the hearts (of men). (7) Lo! it is closed in on them (8) In outstretched columns. (9)
Students in grade K4 through grade two will be given special folders or binders for home school communication and assignments. The classroom teacher will provide the specifics within the first few days of school for parents.
Students in grades three through eight are required to use an assignment notebook. This notebook will be used for assignments, hall passes, parent/teacher communication, etc… Salam School will provide each student with an assignment notebook. If a student loses their assignment notebook it will be their responsibility to purchase an additional one from the school office.
Up to A+ (100%)
1-2 Days Late
Up to B+ (87%)
3-4 Days Late
Up to C+ (77%)
5 Days – The 2nd Update after the HW due date.
Up to D+ (67%)
After the second update after the HW due date.
No Grades (0%)
Standardized tests are given to students in the spring. The entire battery of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills is administered to grades K-8, grades 4th and 8th will also be taking the WKCE tests. These tests are helpful indicators of achievement of basic skills of reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.
Each student is involved in a conference with his/her teacher and parents/guardians to discuss the results of the testing. Regular pupil attendance is required during the testing period.
+ = Outstanding Performance
S = Satisfactory
I = Improving
N= Needs Improvement
Student achievement in grades 4-8 is evaluated by letter grades (A-U), with plus (+) and minus (-) noted and recorded on transcripts and calculated for the Grade Point Average (GPA). Grade point averages for honors and class ranks are determined using the following chart:
Letter Grade % Grade Grade Point
A 94-100 4.0
A- 90-93 3.7
B+ 87-89 3.3
B 83-86 3.0
B- 80-82 2.7
C+ 79-77 2.3
C 76-73 2.0
C- 72-70 1.7
D+ 69-67 1.3
D 66-63 1.0
D- 62-60 0.7
U 59 & below 0.0
Note: special ESL grading is given for students with limited English proficiency. Students are evaluated on their effort and progress in a particular subject. When the student has reached a level of proficiency, he/she will be evaluated using the above scale.
1. At the end of the first quarterly marking period, teachers should discuss the student and his/her problem with the parent/guardian and the Principal. A plan for remedial action should be developed.
2. At the end of the second quarterly marking period, the teacher should discuss the possibility of retention with the parent/guardian. The parent/guardian, the teacher, and the Principal must sign a written form.
3. The parent(/s)/guardian(/s), the teacher and the Principal should meet to discuss the final decision.
4. The parent(/s)/guardian(/s), the teacher, and the Principal must sign retention decision.
For additional reinforcement in a particular subject area, students are encouraged to read supplemental materials from the school or local library. To improve overall reading skills, students are also advised to read literature on a daily basis.
We acknowledge students for their achievements each year by giving them awards that represents their accomplishments. Awards are based on cumulative G.P.A. including all subjects in all four reporting periods. The awards given are:
Honor Roll (3.50 – 4.00) Academic Achievement (3:00 – 3.49)
Islamic Citizenship Principal’s Award
In addition to academic achievement, the school recognizes efforts towards good citizenship, perfect attendance, and significant improvement. Awards are also given to students receiving the highest points in each subject area. Principal award is given to a student meeting a certain criteria.