COVID 19 Updates and School Reopening Plans for Fall 2020

Assalamu alaikum

Dear WIA Families,


Washington International Academy intends to open for the fall 2020 session with in-person classes for students on August 31, 2020 Insha’Allah. Alhamdulillah, we have the space available to safely observe social distancing within the school. We look forward to working with your children in the fall. Our intention as we prepare for your child’s return to school is to make the learning environment healthy, engaging, and stress-free for WIA students.


According to Virginia Governor Northam’s order, the Commonwealth of Virginia entered Phase III of reopening on July 1.  Prior to this announcement the state issued Phase Guidance for Virginia Schools. We will open according to these state guidelines as well as the CDC’s Considerations for Schools.

The Virginia Guidelines stress that, “Schools should follow operational guidance from the CDC, including enhanced social distancing measures, physical distancing, and cleaning, disinfecting and other mitigation strategies.”

Click this link to check out our working plan which outlines specific measures WIA is undertaking to adhere to government guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy school environment. This plan will be in continuous revision throughout the summer and during the school term to ensure we are following the most current guidelines.  Please contact me or the WIA administration office with any questions you may have.


In partnership and with peace,


Rahima Abdullah

WIA Principal