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 Hallway Behavior
 Attention Behavior
 Prayer Behavior
 Lunchroom Behavior
 Classroom Behavior
 Gym Uniform
 Fieldtrip Attire
Hallway Behavior
  • Students should remain on the right side of the hallway and stairway.
  • Students should quickly go to class to avoid crowding in the hallways.
  • Students should be in class after the second bell.
  • Students should walk quietly in the hallways so that other classes are not disturbed.
  • Students must have a hallway pass from a teacher if they are in the hallway during class time.
Attention Behavior

During assemblies, events and prayer, staff members may need to communicate with the students. AQSA students are expected to respond to a non-verbal cue when staff is seeking student attention. The signal will consist of a raised right hand with the index finger extended. This reminds us that Allah is One and when we see this signal we should remember Allah. Students are also expected to do the following:

  • Stop whatever they are doing and look up.
  • Immediately become quiet.
  • Remain silent and look at the signaler.
  • Return the signal as a reminder to themselves and others.
  • Remain silent until the staff member has finished talking.
Prayer Behavior
  • All students are to attend prayer and be on time (tardiness or absence from prayer will result in serious consequences).
  • Students are to remove their shoes and leave all belongings in the designated area before entering the prayer area. 
  • All students are to sit quietly during the entirety of the prayer and sunnah. 
  • All students are to arrive and leave quietly.
  • All students are required to prayer if they are able to. 
  • Students who are not praying and are not excused will receive points deducted from their grade for religion. 
Lunchroom Behavior

Respectful behavior is expected in the cafeteria including the following guidelines: 

  • Everyone must wait his/her turn to be served lunch. Please do not cut.
  • During lunchtime all students are to be in the multipurpose room at all times unless a teacher approves dismissal.
  • Respect students and staff by not wasting food. 
  • All students must be seated at a lunch table with students from their grade level. Please do not eat on the carpet or stage.  
  • Students should clean up their lunch table and push in the chairs. 
  • Food and drinks should be eaten in the cafeteria area. Please do not eat or drink in the classroom since it disrupts class. 
  • All students must wash for prayer (wudu) before leaving the lunch room.
  • For safety, students should not enter the serving area or kitchen.
Classroom Behavior

Students are expected to be: 

  • Respectful to their teachers and classmates. 
  • Attentive. Be mentally prepared for learning. 
  • Prepared with all learning materials and clear desks of any other items not related to that specific class. 
  • Bring no food or drink (other than water) into the classroom.
  • Notify the teacher immediately if they lose their book.

School Uniform

All students must wear their uniforms to school and from school.  

  • Uniform Jilbab (plain navy blue) and a scarf (navy blue or white) 
  • If a student chooses a jilbab as her uniform, it must be worn for the entire school year.
  • Uniform skirt with a long-sleeved, dark-green, knit shirt with the Aqsa School emblem. 
  • Appropriate shoes: plain, closed-toe, closed back, all black, dark brown, dark blue dress shoes (no high heels or gym shoes) 
  • Ankle socks or higher (white, black, navy blue, or dark green). 
  • No "no show" socks allowed. 
  • V-necked Aqsa Sweater (navy blue or dark green, Aqsa Cardigan or Aqsa Fleece (Green shirt must be worn underneath these sweaters.
  • Underneath the skirt only leggings, tights, or slips are allowed. These must be solid black or dark blue. 
  • EVERY FRIDAY, the Islamic day of congregation, students are to wear hijab with their uniform. 
  • Students may wear the Spirit Wear sweatshirt every Monday. It is not necessary to wear the green uniform shirt under the sweatshirt. However, if a student chooses to not wear the green uniform shirt under the sweatshirt, she may not remove the sweatshirt to and from school or at any time during the school day. 
  • During special occasions as indicated by the administration, students will be allowed to wear other Spirit Wear clothing. However, if the shirt being worn is short-sleeved, the student must wear a plain, long-sleeved white shirt underneath. 
  • Long hair should be neatly tied back. 

Damaged or written on uniforms, must be repaired immediately. Students will be asked to rent a uniform until their uniform is in wearable condition. Students who come to school out of uniform must rent the missing uniform item from the school before she is admitted to class.

Gym Uniform
  • Long sleeve gray T-shirt or sweatshirt with Aqsa School logo. 
  • Navy blue jogging pants w/Aqsa school logo. Lace up Gym shoes. 
  • Gym uniform must be purchased from SchoolBells uniform company located at 7763 S. Harlem Avenue Bridgeview, IL 60455 (708) 598-8008. Mothers' Club sells gently used uniforms. Reach out to the Aqsa School main office to learn more about uniform recycling. 
Fieldtrip Attire

EDUCATIONAL FIELDTRIPS: Educational fieldtrips are meant to enhance in-class learning. Therefore, they are seen as an extension of the curriculum and for such fieldtrips the school uniform is to be worn. 

ALL SCHOOL CELEBRATORY/ COMMUNITY SERVICE FIELDTRIPS: These fieldtrips tend to be fun in nature with more physical activity involved or require hands-on work. Such fieldtrips necessitate that students be in comfortable and appropriate clothing. 

  • In such situations, all students are required to dress in Islamically appropriate attire.  
  • In the event that a student comes in attire that is not deemed Islamically appropriate by the Dean, she will be given a shirt or gym pants to wear, when available. If not available, the student will not be able to attend the trip. This includes loose fitting, long sleeve shirts that completely cover. Shirts should be long enough to reach mid-thigh. Pants or shirts should be loose.