Volume 7 | October 31, 2020
BHA Principal's Update
Assalamu Alaikum Dear BHA families,

This coming Monday, November 2nd, our school is going into a new phase where we will reopen for our Phase 1(TK-5th) in-person learning for parents who have chosen this learning model for their children.

We are excited and thankful to be able to offer the in-person (hybrid) learning model in addition to our Virtual Learning Academy model to our students.
We have sent you information specific to the learning model you have chosen for your child through Jupiter Ed. Please refer to those emails to help guide you as we transition into our Phase 1 Hybrid Model next week Insha'Allah.

We have included our Re-entry Plan along with a section for frequently asked questions again (in case you missed it last week). We look forward to this new learning phase and working with both in person and virtual groups. May Allah reward you for your support, your patience, and your grace as we work together to offer in-person learning at our school while continuing to simultaneously offer our Virtual Learning Academy for our virtual only learners.

Jazakumu Allahu Khairan,

Muhammad Aftab Diwan, MEd
Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Why are the timings different between the in person and virtual learners?
We have designed our schedule to ensure consistency throughout all grade levels, keeping in mind our Phase 2 reopening of our MD/HS campus Insha'Allah. We have also taken their Social Emotional Learning into consideration by allowing for one period block (11:05-11:55am) to be concurrently taught (1st-3rd). This will help our virtual learners to not only receive live instruction, but also to feel part of the class and see their peers, allowing for inclusivity. You may refer to the re-entry plan included above for a breakdown of the schedule.
Overall, both in person and virtual learners from 1st to 5th grade will receive approximately same amount and quality of instruction. There is a slight difference remaining in instructional time between the virtual and in person instruction which is compensated by the fact that in most of the classes, the teacher student ratio for virtual learning is less.

  • What does Friday FLEX day stand for?
We have set aside Friday as a FLEX day to allow teachers to schedule (on a as needed basis) extra sessions with the class, a small group or one student. FLEX day is for our students to complete assignments or communicate via email with their teachers in the event they have any questions.
Additionally, it will give our teachers an opportunity and time for preparation, planning, collaboration and professional development.

  • What does drop off and dismissal look like?
Please refer to the email sent (In-person students only) via Jupiter Ed for details.
  • Is there an after school program?
We do not have an after school program scheduled at this time. Please pick your child up on time.
  • Are we allowed to volunteer or visit campus?
To ensure the safety and security of everyone, we are not allowing parents, volunteers, and non-essential visitors into our campus. In the event you must come to campus, please make an appointment with the office.

Coming prepared with all supplies the first day of school is the first step to an organized student. Attached is information on how to be prepared as well as the supplies needed for each grade. Carefully read and follow ALL instructions.
We are contracted with Lands End to provide our school uniforms. Please refer to the attached document for vendor link and uniform requirements.
A Note From The Teacher
A message to Zarak Khan:
"Mashallah, a great role model to his peers with a warm heart. He always shows the utmost respect when spoken to and responsibility towards his education. A pleasure to have in class!!
Mrs. Tamador Elyoussef

A message to the T-K Class:
"Masha'Allah, you have all been such polite and well behaved students! I am particularly impressed with your level of maturity, how you greet one another "good morning" by name every morning, and your level of engagement in class! I love you all! May Allah continue to bless and guide you and make you the coolness of your parents' eyes, ameen"
-Mrs. Sweeta Behnawa
Students Highlight:

The hobbits have been busy creating art pieces from the foliage in their yard. Can you spot the 2 hedgehogs, the kookaburra, Hedwig the owl, the pinecone turkey, and the Maple tree? Don’t miss the beautiful frames! Guess what the candles are made from - Hint: It’s not pumpkins!
October Character trait: Patience
Elementary Enrichment Activities
Please contact enrichment club advisor if you are interested in signing up!
Science/Tinker Club
Journalism & Media Club
Allied Gardens Office Hours Change:

Our office at the AG Campus location will be closed next week, Nov 2nd to Nov. 6th. However, we will be receiving calls and all admin will be available at the Clairemont campus. Please feel free to call us at 858-250-0972 with queries or make appointments for material pick-up.

Bright Horizon Academy
Clairemont Campus 
(858) 278-7970
Allied Gardens Campus
(858) 250-0972