Yearly Archives: 2020


Report Cards

Assalamo-Alaikom HDIS Families,

Report cards will go home on the 15th of December.  Alhamdulillah, our first term is almost over and the winter holidays will be from Monday, 21st of December,2020. The first day of school will be Monday the 4th of January 2021 unless something changes from MED and Public Health in terms of safety.

kindly contact your child’s teacher and book an appointment if you want to discuss the report card after receiving it. Phone appointments are preferred at this time.  Make sure that you clear all the dues/pay fees or the report card will be held until those are clear. We thank all HDIS families for the cooperation and support in this critical time.

Stay home, stay safe, and enjoy the holidays.


By | December 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Report Cards

P.A Day Friday 27th Nov.

Dear HDIS families,

This is to remind all HDIS families that Friday, November 27th is a P.A day. There will be no online and in-person classes. Teachers will be at school until 2:00 pm. If there is a concern related to your child’s learning feel free to book an appointment for an in-person meeting with the homeroom or subject teacher on Friday. A phone call is however recommended due to Health and Safety concerns at this time.

Stay Home Stay Safe


By | November 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on P.A Day Friday 27th Nov.

School Closed for a Week

AssalamoAlaikom Parents,

Hamilton Downtown Islamic School will be closed for a week due to a confirmed COVID case among one of the staff members. The staff member was present on last Monday November 2nd in school premises, currently in isolation, following all the public health protocols  will be back after full recovery. Principal and other teachers will be quarantined for a week until 14th of November, they will be back in school on 16th of November 2020. However, students will be back for in person schooling from Tuesday 17th of November.

Whole school will be cleaned, all the high touch surfaces will be sanitized and especial care will be given to the places that staff member had been to. All the required public Health protocol will be followed in accordance with Ministry of Education reporting and outlined procedures.

Parents are requested to cooperate with teachers while they tend to help students in E-Learning transition for the time being so that there is no loss of learning. Kindly contact home room teacher for further assistance in this regard. Stay home, stay safe and kindly contact the public health if any symptom of COVID 19 appears in your child.

For more information please visit the website:

HDIS Management.


By | November 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on School Closed for a Week

P.A day October 30th

Dear HDIS families,

This is to remind all HDIS Families that Friday, October 30th is the P.A day at HDIS. There will be no school and online classes for children on the coming Friday. Our office will remain open as usual.


HDIS Management.

By | October 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on P.A day October 30th

Days to Remember HDIS 2020/2021


Important Dates   Event 
September 1,2,3,4  P.A day 
September 7th Monday  Labour day
September 8th Tuesday First day of School
September 25th Friday P.A Day
October 12th Monday  Thanks Giving 
October 30th Friday P.A day
November 27thFriday P.A day
December 15th Tuesday Ist report card
December 21st-31st Christmas Holidays
January 1st New Year 
January 29th  P.A day
February 15th Monday Family Day
March 5th  Friday P.A day
March 9th Tuesday  2nd Report card
March 12th No school for children

Parent Teachers Meeting 9 am -2 pm

March 15-19 Monday-Friday March break
April 2nd Friday Good Friday
April 5th Monday Easter Monday
May 12-14 Wednesday -Friday Eid Holiday
May 24th Monday Victoria Day
June 4th Friday P.A day
June 25th Friday 3rd Report card 
June 29th Tuesday Last day of school
June 30th Wednesday P.A day 


By | October 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Days to Remember HDIS 2020/2021

P.A Day Friday September 25th.

Assalam Alaikum Parents,

This is to inform HDIS families that Friday, September 25th is a P.A day. There will be no school for children in person or online.  School will remain open for teachers, feel free to call for inquiries or visit the office after making an appointment if needed.

HDIS Management.

By | September 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on P.A Day Friday September 25th.

Dismissal Time Change!

AssalamoAlaikom HDIS Families,

This is to inform all HDIS families about the dismissal time which is changed to 1:45 pm for students from KG-grade 6. Alhamdulillah, our students are doing good in regards to following the safety standards and maintaining a safe distance with some reminders but schooling this year is going to be different than in previous years.

However, it is hard for them to keep on the masks for an extended period of time. To reduce their discomfort we have decided to shorten the time for in-school students from grades 1-6. 

This will help us meet the requirements for all kinds of teaching being offered at HDIS now, which are online, in-person, and hybrid models.

Kindly contact the office if you are not able to pick up the child around the dismissal time(1:45 pm)and arrangements can be made accordingly.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation in this sensitive time.


HDIS Management.

By | September 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dismissal Time Change!

Online Teaching News

Assalam-o-Alaikum Parents,

This is to inform all HDIS families that online students will be contacted on Friday than on Thursday. Teachers are off on Friday and without any time constraint, they can help new students in connecting via a digital platform. Some teachers may even try on Thursday but kindly do not worry if that does not work out. On Friday you will receive a call from one of the teachers and will be explained everything accordingly.

Thanks for your understanding.



By | September 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Online Teaching News

School Reopening News

School Reopening News!

Safety is our main concern. To make sure that everyone is following safety protocol, HDIS has made some changes in the school reopening plan. In order to train all students in a cohort, Hamilton Downtown Islamic school has planned a staggered start date (suggested by public Health) for school. We have staggered dismissal now for our students from KG-grade 6. Grade 7/8 will have the digital learning option to start with, which can change later.

A face mask is mandatory for all the students from KG-grade 8th. Parents will do wellness screening every day for their children before sending them to school. All undertakings shave to be signed and brought back to school.

Kindergarten will start at 8:50 am and their dismissal time is 1:45 pm for this year. They will start on Tuesday the 8th of September.

Grade ½ will also start at 8:50 am and they will be dismissed at 2:30 pm this year to enforce staggered dismissal. The first day for grade 1-2 will be Tuesday 8th of September.

Grade ¾ will start on Wednesday the 9th of September at 8:50 am and their dismissal time for this year will be 3:15 pm.

Grade 5/6 will start on Wednesday the 9th of September at 8:50 am and their dismissal time for this year will be 3:15 pm.

Everyone comes to school on Thursday the 10th of September.

Grade 7-8, E-teaching begins on Thursday the 10th of September. The schedule will be provided by the teachers.

There will be no school for children this Friday, September 12th. Teachers will discuss the implementation of safety rules among themselves to adjusted accordingly. Everyone will be back in class from KG-grade 6, from Monday, September 14th with the same arrival time and staggard dismissal time as mentioned.

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Monday
Date September 7th September 9th September 10th September 11th September 12th September 14th
KG arrival 8:50 am 8:50 am 8:50 am No school 8:50 am
dismissal 1:45 pm 1:45 pm 1:45 pm No school 1:45 pm
1-2 arrival 8:50 am 8:50 am 8:50 am No school 8:50 am
dismissal 2:30 pm 2:30 pm 2:30 pm No school 2:30 pm
3-4 arrival 8:50 am 8:50 am No school 8:50 am
dismissal 3:15 pm 3:15 pm No school 3:15 pm
5-6 arrival 8:50 am 8:50 am No school 8:50 am
dismissal 3:15 pm 3:15 pm No school 3:15 pm
7-8 E-teaching begins

E-Teaching/online learning option is available for all interested HDIS students from KG-Grade 8, contact the homeroom teacher or office for further details and schedule.

IMPORTANT: The registration alone does not secure your child’s registration at school. Please complete your payment until Monday, September 7th (4:pm) at the latest so that your spot can be reserved otherwise there is a late fee of $50 if the spot is still available. The office will be open on Saturday from 10 am-2 pm. There is a limit of 15 students in each grade. HDIS may fluctuate anytime with fees reduction and increment while transitioning from online to in-person or within the same method of teaching.

*There is no refund of supply and the registration fees.

By | September 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on School Reopening News

Grade 5/6 Home Room Teacher Vacancy

Hamilton Downtown Islamic is looking to hire Grade 5/6 home room teacher. An excellent opportunity for a qualified individual to work in an Islamic atmosphere with smaller class size abide by all the safety standard as outlined according to MED and Public Health.

Being home room teacher he/she should be able to provide professional-educational support in all the subjects excluding religion including Math and Science. As a teacher, you will be required to deliver lessons that develop students’ theoretical and practical skills. Assist student’s interest in education and be their dedicated ally in the entire process of learning and development.


  • Bachelor’s degree is a must
  • B.Ed. /OCT preferred, experience is also considered
  • Canadian Teaching experience for at least a year
  • Math and science teaching skills


  • Collaborate with the Principal and teachers in establishing program curriculum connections according to the school-guidelines
  • Sourcing the resources and supplies needed for lessons, provide individualized instruction to each student by promoting interactive learning
  • Collaborate with parents and students to provide the best education for each student and assist them to reach their academic and professional goals
  • Present lessons in a comprehensive manner and use hybrid-visual/audio means using technology to facilitate learning
  • Plan and execute educational events, observe and understand student’s behavior
  • Documenting and reporting on students’ progress and provides grades and feedback

The Teacher’s position is available for 2020-2021 academic year, please submit your resume to:, HDIS School Education Committee and cc to

Application deadline: Friday 4th September, 2020.

By | August 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grade 5/6 Home Room Teacher Vacancy

Online Teaching News!

**Non medical face mask is mandatory  for all the students attending school from KG-grade 8.

HDIS has received multiple requests to start online teaching. Therefore, considering safety concerned requests of all KG parents HDIS has arranged KG online and in class session to start from September. It is therefore requested to inform school if you are intending to send your child for in class learning or choose E-Learning. In Class Learning for KG will be from 8:50 am till 1:45 pm and online live classes will be from 2:00pm – of Literacy, Math, Quran/Arabic/I.St.

This proposed schedule is subject to change.

HDIS is also considering E-teaching for other grades. Contact school for further details.

Principal HDIS.

By | August 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Online Teaching News!

HDIS Registration

Dear HDIS families,
This is to inform all interested HDIS families to complete their children’s registration by completing the form and paying the registration/supplies fees to reserve their spot at Hamilton Downtown Islamic School. We have a very well planed year starting InshaAllah from September 8th and the class size is small. Limited seats available due to COVID -19 measures. Kindly visit the office to fill in the registration form and pay the fees for a guaranteed seat or the person next in line will be given that seat.
Mask is mandatory for all visitors, social distancing is in effect and hand sanitizers are installed at various places for frequent use. Kindly make sure that all safety protocols are followed.

HDIS Management.

By | August 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on HDIS Registration

HDIS School Reopening Plan 2020-2021


The HDIS school reopening plan is outlined according to the Public Health and  Ministry of Education guidelines.

  • School will start from September 8th, 5 days a week full day from 8:50am -3;15pm
  • Class size will be small, limiting to 15 students
  • The mask is mandatory for grade 4 and up students
  • Teachers will be trained prior to school start to make sure that implementation of safety instructions
  • Teachers will be using face shields and mask while teaching.
  • There are safe distance stickers pasted on the floor, at the water fountain, entrance and at the various places
  • Proper hand washing instruction and stickers are pasted in the washrooms
  • Many open waste bins and touchless soap dispensers are installed
  • Two hand sanitizer stations are installed, one at the community hall entrance and one at the office entrance for frequent touchless hand sanitizing
  • We may and may not have morning Adhkaars gathering in Assembly, however a student will be doing recitation from the principal’s office using a microphone to start the day
  • There will be no sharing of food or personal belonging allowed
  • Parents will follow the directions about social distancing and leave kids at the entrance
  • No unnecessary visitors will be allowed inside the school, phone call is recommended to address any issue
  • Upon entry all visitors will be required to use a mask, sanitize their hands and keep the social distance at all times
  • Keeping your child home if sick is recommended or the child will be sent home after making arrangements with parents following the symptoms.
  • There is arrangement of isolation until pickup for suspected individuals
  • Temperature will be taken using touchless thermometer, and public health will be informed

These prepositions may change depending on the MED and Public Health instruction.

We look forward to a very different but safe new year of school.  HDIS staff and children safety is our priority and we need the cooperation of our HDIS community to work together for the safe and better future of our children.


HDIS Principal

Nailah Faisal.


By | August 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on HDIS School Reopening Plan 2020-2021