Zaqeer Y. Vehvaria, President

Mr. Zaqeer holds Principal position at Stantec and oversees the US West mechanical engineering practice. Prior to that, he had worked as a mechanical engineer, designing and leading many award-winning, landmark projects across the globe, most notably, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures building in the heart of Los Angeles. He has been a key contributor through his leadership positions and worked with several for/non-profit organizations. His unique blend of business development, engineering, and visionary perspective has allowed him to work on many prominent projects and campaigns. Mr. Vehvaria holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechatronics Engineering and lives with his family in Claremont, 2 mins walk from the ICCCS. He and his wife, Dr. Sabah Bux, recently welcomed baby boy Sufyan. He is honored and pleased to serve on the Board of Education and looks forward to working closely with the community members, fellow Board members, staff, and students. His focus will be to develop a comprehensive roadmap towards a school built for future growth.

Mohammed Shaheed, Secretary

Mr. Shaheed is a State of California registered Professional Engineer by profession. He is currently a Branch Chief in State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) focusing on Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, Project Delivery, Risk Analysis and Risk Management, Teambuilding and Succession Planning, Staff Training and Professional Development etc. He holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering and has worked in various Private industries prior to joining Caltrans. Mr. Shaheed is a certified Project Manager and holds numerous training certificates relating to Staff and Team Development, Management and Leadership, and works as a trainer for various technical classes. In his personal life, Mr. Shaheed is married with five children and lives in close proximity to ICCCS; all his kids have gone through Islamic Schools and currently he has two of his kids enrolled in ICCCS. He has been involved with various Islamic Centers, Islamic Schools, and is an active community member at ICC for over 13 years serving on ICC Masjid’s Programs, Youth, and Zakat Committees. His focus at ICCCS is overall operational needs assessment and management, fundraising, teambuilding, risk management, and working towards the future vision of our school’s growth and expansion.

Dr. SYED M H Rizvi MD

Dr. Hammad is a Family Physician doctor in Upland, CA. He is a Certified Family Physician from American Board of Family Medicine. He graduated from Baqai Medical University, Karachi in 2001 earning M.B.B.S (Bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery). He then completed his residency from Riverside County Regional Medical Centre in Moreno Valley, CA in 2007. He briefly joined Kaiser Permanente and then opened his own practice in Upland CA in 2009. He is happily married and have three kids (2 girls and a boy) and fourth one on the way. When asked about his association to ICCC School, he said "My association to ICCCS started when I enrolled my first child in Pre-K few years back. Me and my wife want our kids to growup in an environment that provides them the learning experience like no other. We wanted them to have Religious Education and also wanted them to master STEM Science. ICCS has provided us the opporutnity to have both. We are thankful to have ICCCS in our area where we can send our kids to get excellent education."

Dr. Fatheema Subhan M.Phil., PhD., RDN.

Dr. Fatheema is an Assistant Professor at California State Polytechnic University Pomona. She is a Registered Dietitian and received her PhD degree in Nutrition and Metabolism from the University of Alberta, Canada. She is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Health Impact Fellowship recipient. She has several years of experience in teaching and mentoring both in Canada and Internationally. She enables participatory discussions, critical thinking and hands on community based experiential learning assignments/projects and activities. She has a strong interest in giving back to the community and has been involved in providing nutrition education through local community organizations. Her work aims to empower individuals and communities to be able to make nutrition education and healthcare support accessible to reduce health-inequities in the ethnic minority communities.

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Education Committee's message

Dear ICCCS Parents:

Assalamualaikum WarahmatuAllahi Wabarakaatuh.

With great excitement and enthusiasm, we, the Board of Education (BOE), welcome you to the 2022-23 school year and to the ICCCS Family. We are thankful to Allah and happy that we are starting this year strong with many more students than last year and with a lot of support and dua' from our community. This year, we are also offering a more vigorous curriculum, enrichment and extracurricular classes and activities, and most notably, we are starting the highly awaited Quran Hifdh Program for our kids.

The BOE consists of members from diverse backgrounds with extensive professional experiences in their fields; you can see their profiles on our school's website. Together, we bring a plethora of knowledge, experience, and dedication that our school has possibly never seen before, mashaAllah. It is worth mentioning that the BOE members are all "volunteers" who dedicate precious time from their busy lives for the sake of Allah to provide our children with quality education in an Islamic environment. Each of your children is an Amanah to us, and we want to assure you that your most precious ones are in good hands inshaAllah.

Feedback is essential for advancing and improving our school. We encourage all to provide constructive suggestions/comments that may enable us to improve the quality of our school. You can use the Feedback form on our website or complete a comments form available at the school office and give it to our Principal, Dr. Amal Elhajjmoussa. Please note that we have provided an option to remain anonymous if you use the Feedback form on our website. We assure you that the BOE will, inshaAllah, review every feedback and will get back to you within three days if you provide us with your contact information. The BOE has also adopted an open door policy for ease of communication, and every one of you can access any of the BOE members at any time inshaAllah. We have created an email address for that. In addition, we would be happy to set up a face-to-face meeting if you desire such.

The BOE is determined to run this school as a professional organization with high standards. Our commitment is to put our students first. We have a policy of hiring only highly qualified staff and teachers through proper evaluation by the Principal and the BOE, keeping in mind what's best for our children. We are investing more to attract top talents and building a team of professionals who are committed to the students’ academic performance and the school's success. If any of you come across highly qualified candidates, we request that you bring that to the Principal's attention. This way, everyone can contribute positively towards our ultimate goal.

The BOE values and promotes diversity and inclusion of Muslims from every corner of the world, regardless of social and economic status, linguistic capability, ethnicity, or political affiliation. Islam is universal, and our values shall align with the teachings of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) who in his last sermon stated, “All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also, a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over a white – except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood.” As a professionally run organization, the BOE firmly rejects any notion towards race superiority and "us" vs. "them" mindset.

The BOE is committed to unifying the community around a shared vision for our school. We as a community must work together to create a culture that embraces positive changes to move towards better education and Islamic manners for our children. With that in mind, we are excited to mention that we have officially started working towards our community’s grandest vision- ICC High School. A tremendous amount of hard work and dedication will be needed to make this project a success. And as we move towards our goal, we may be met with challenges and hardships. And when it arises, we shall stay united, be steadfast and face it as a team, as a community, and as one Ummah under the banner of Islam as brothers and sisters for the sake of the pleasure of Allah SWT only; may Allah SWT give us success in our endeavor.

Creating a thriving non-profit school demands tremendous amount of hard work and a copious amount of funds. We request you to continue donating towards our shared goal to provide our children with the quality education and the bright future they deserve. In addition, be an advocate for your school, spread the message, encourage your friends and family to enroll their children, and most importantly, continue making dua’ for our school’s success. The BOE, parents, teachers, and the whole community are one body, and we must remain united and committed for the sake of Allah for our school's and our children's success. If we work together, we will receive help from Allah and make a difference inshaAllah.

The BOE appreciates all of you for trusting us with your greatest Amanah, and we promise to do our best with total transparency, honesty, and sincerity. At the same time, we are all humans and prone to error; therefore, if any of us make a mistake, help us overcome it and stay united amid our differences.

May Allah accept from all of us. JazakumAllah Khair.

Your brothers and sisters at the ICCCS Board of Education.

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اعزائنا أولياء أمور طلاب مدرسه الجاليه في المركز الاسلامي في مدينه كليرمونت( ICCCS)،

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

بكل فخر واعتزاز ، يتقدم المجلس التعليمي(BOE) ، بتهنئتكم والترحيب بكم في العام الدراسي الجديد ٢.٢٢-٢.٢٣ والانضمام الى عائلة مدرسه الجاليه في المركز الاسلامي في مدينه كليرمونت( ICCCS). نحمد الله ونشكره بأننا بدأنا هذا العام الدراسي الجديد بإزدياد في عدد الطلاب المنتسبين للمدرسه هذا العام، مقارنه بما كان عليه في العام الماضي ، وايضاً بدعم كبير ومباركه من جاليتنا المحترمه. وايضاً هذا العام نقدم لكم عده انشطه وخطط دراسيه لإثراء وتقويه المنهاج الدراسيه وعلى وجه الخصوص اعتماد وبدء برامج جديده نقدمها لاولادنا مثل برنامج حفظ القران الذي طال انتظاره.

ان المجلس التعليمي (BOE )للمدرسه يتكون من من أعضاء ينتمون الى خلفيات حضاريه وثقافيه متنوعة ، ولديهم خبرات مهنيه وثقافيه شتى في مجالات عملهم ، ويمكنكم الاطلاع على ملفاتهم الشخصية الموجوده على موقع المنصه الالكترونيه الخاصه بالمدرسه. وهذه المجموعة الفريده من الاعضاء تثري المدرسه بكثير من المعرفه والخبرة والتفاني التي ربما لم تشهدها مدرستنا من قبل ، ما شاء الله. والجدير بالذكر، ان هذا المجلس التعليمي للمدرسه هو مؤلف من اعضاء متطوعين بوقتهم الثمين الذين يقتطعونه من برنامجهم اليومي بالرغم من انشغالاتهم الكثيره. الكل يعمل لأجل رضى الله سبحانه وتعالى وايضاً لتقديم برنامج دراسي ناجح ومميز لاولادنا ضمن بيئه اسلاميه. بالنسبة لنا ان كل ولد من اولادكم هو امانه لدينا ونؤكد لكم ان اولادكم الغاليين في ايدي امينه.

التعليقات من أولياء الأمور والطلاب ضرورية لنجاح مدرستنا. نشجع جميع أولياء الأمور على تقديم اقتراحاتهم البناءة التي قد تمكننا من تحسين جودة مدرستنا. يمكنكم استخدام نموذج الملاحظات على موقعنا على الرابط ، أو إكمال نموذج التعليقات المتاح في مكتب المدرسة وتقديمه إلى مديرة المدرسة الدكتوره امال الحاج موسى . يرجى الملاحظة أننا قدمنا ​​لكم خيارًا لتظل هويتكم مجهوله إذا كنتم تستخدمون نموذج الملاحظات على موقعنا. نؤكد لكم أنه سيتم مراجعة كل التعليقات من قبل المجلس التعليمي (BOE) وسيرد عليكم عضو من الاعضاء في غضون ثلاثه أيام ، إذا قدمتم لنا معلومات الاتصال الخاصة بكم . كما تبنى المجلس التعليمي (BOE) سياسة الباب المفتوح لتسهيل الاتصال ويمكن لكل فرد منكم الوصول إلى أي عضو من أعضاء المجلس التعليمي (BOE) في أي وقت إن شاء الله. لقد أنشأنا عنوان بريدي إلكتروني لتسهيل امر التواصل مع المجلس التعليمي. بالإضافة إلى ذلك ، يسعدنا تنظيم لقاء بكم وجهاً لوجه إذا كنتم ترغبون في ذلك.

إن المجلس التعليمي (BOE) مصمم على إدارة هذه المدرسة كمؤسسة ذات مهنية ومعايير عالية. نحن نلتزم أن نضع مصلحه طلابنا أولاً. لقد اعتمدنا سياسة تعيين الموظفين والمعلمين المؤهلين تأهيلا عاليا فقط والذي يتم من خلال التقييم المناسب من قبل مديره المدرسة و مجلس التعليم (BOE) ، مع الأخذ في الاعتبار اختيار الأفضل لأطفالنا. نحن مستمرين في زياده الاستثمار لجذب أفضل المواهب وبناء فريق من المحترفين الملتزمين بالأداء الأكاديمي المميز للطالب ونجاح المدرسة. إذا صادف أي منكم مرشحين (موظفين، معلمين) مؤهلين تأهيلا عاليا ، فنحن نطلب منكم لفت انتباه المديره إلى ذلك. بهذه الطريقة ، يمكن لكل فرد منكم المساهمة بشكل إيجابي في تحقيق هدفنا النهائي.

ان المجلس التعليمي (BOE) يؤمن ان كل المسلمين هم اخوه لبعضهم بعضاً. وهذا المجلس يقدر ويعزز التنوع وإدماج المسلمين من كل ركن من أركان العالم. الإسلام هو دين عالمي ، ويجب أن تتماشى قيمنا مع تعاليم نبينا الحبيب محمد (صلى الله عليه وسلم) الذي قال في خطبته الأخيرة: "البشر أجمعين من آدم وحواء ، والعربي لا يعلو على غير العربي، ولا غير العربي يعلو على العربي. أيضا ، الأبيض ليس له غلبة على الأسود ، ولا للأسود أي غلبة على الأبيض - إلا بالتقوى والعمل الصالح. واعلم أن كل مسلم أخ لكل مسلم وأن المسلمين هم اخوه لبعضهم البعض".

يلتزم المجلس التعليمي( BOE )بتوحيد الجاليه حول رؤية مشتركة لمدرستنا. ويجب علينا كجالية أن نعمل معًا لخلق ثقافة تتبنى تغييرات إيجابية تعمل لتقديم افضل تعليم واكتساب أخلاق إسلامية مميزه لأطفالنا. سنبقى متحدين وثابتين في وجه الضيق ونواجه التحديات كفريق وكجاليه وأمة واحدة تحت لواء الإسلام.

يتطلب إنشاء مدرسة غير ربحية مزدهرة قدرًا هائلاً من العمل الجاد ومقدارًا وفيرًا من الأموال. نطلب منكم الاستمرار في التبرع لتحقيق هدفنا المشترك المتمثل في تزويد أطفالنا بالتعليم الجيد والمستقبل المشرق الذي يستحقونه. بالإضافة إلى ذلك ، كرسوا انفسكم للدفاع عن مدرستكم ، ونشر الرسالة ، وشجعوا أصدقائكم وعوائلكم على تسجيل أطفالهم في المدرسه. إذا عملنا معًا ، فسنحصل على عون الله وسنحدث فرقًا إن شاء الله.

ان المجلس التعليمي ( BOE)، واولياء الامور، والمعلمين، والجاليه عامه، هم جسد واحد ويجب علينا ان نبقى متحدين ومكرسين انفسنا لخدمه الله ، ونعمل معاً لاجل نجاح مدرستنا واولادنا.

ان مجلس التعليم ( BOE ) يقدّر لكم ثقتكم به على حمل اعظم أمانه ( اولادكم )، ونعدكم ببذل قصارى جهدنا للعمل بشفافية تامة وصدق وإخلاص. في الوقت نفسه ، كلنا بشر وعرضة للخطأ. وبالتالي ، إذا ارتكب أي منا خطأ ، نرجو منكم ان تساعدوننا في التغلب على الاخطاء ودعونا نبقى متحدين وسط أيٍّ من اختلافاتنا.

تقبل الله منا جميعا. جزاكم الله خيراً .

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