- Holidays for which a child might need to miss school or the observance of which might affect his or her performance or school work such as the fasting that Muslim students may do during Ramadan. (Click here to learn what Ramadan is and why Muslims fast during this time.)
- Religious or cultural dietary requirements or restrictions. For example, Jewish students who keep kosher will not eat foods with pork or shellfish in them and may refrain from mixing dairy and meat products. (Click here to learn why)
- Accommodating a child's daily prayers. Click here to learn more about what types of student prayer are permissible in a public school setting.
- Opting out of school activities, programs or celebrations that conflict with a student's religion or culture. Most schools have an opt-out policy in place that allows for children to receive an alternate assignment or class as long as the assignment, activity or course being opted out of is not essential to the educational mission of the school.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
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