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We would like to share with you some important information about Ramadan, a holy month observed by Muslims across the world. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset every day. This means not consuming food and drink, including water, during the daylight hours in order to gain empathy/compassion for those less fortunate and to re-establish their relationship with God. It is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and this year it will begin on the evening of Sunday, May 5th. You can share Ramadan greetings by saying “Ramadan Kareem,” which translates into “Have a generous Ramadan,” or “Ramadan Mubarak,” which translates into “Happy Ramadan.”
During this month, students may fast for different periods of time depending upon their age and what their families deem as appropriate. Students who fast may feel tired and/or have headaches, especially during the first few days of Ramadan.
If you have students who wish to observe Ramadan, please make the following considerations;
- Provide an alternate location for the students during their lunch period
- Allow students to rest, read, pray during their lunch period
- Make sure the nurse is aware of the students fasting and the symptoms that may accompany
- Be careful of having students participate in strenuous physical activities, especially on a warm day
Please note that during this holy month, any student observing Ramadan will be expected to attend school as usual. We appreciate your respectful considerations of our students needs during this observance. Muslims will possibly celebrate Eid-al Fitr on Tuesday, June 4 th.
Please do not hesitate to contact Nadia Nashir - firstname.lastname@example.org or 716.816.3577 if you have any questions.