I am writing today to inform you of Haigh’s efforts to accommodate student(s) who may be fasting during these last few weeks of school during Ramadan. During school lunch we have made the media center available for students that are fasting. The media center is air conditioned and there are various board games, books and other resources available for students to use during the eating portion of the lunch period. After the initial 15 minutes, all students are taken outside. As always, students have the freedom to sit in the shade or play. For class recess the same process will be followed. As temperatures rise over the next few weeks, we will make the appropriate decision regarding student recess time.
A concern has arisen at Haigh as some of our younger students are telling their teachers they are fasting. However, when a staff member calls home to confirm that, parents inform us they are not. If possible, we would like for parents or guardians to send in the slip below making us aware if your student is fasting. This will help both classroom teachers and our noon hour supervisors to be correctly informed during the lunch period.
As always student safety is our main concern at Haigh. Thank you for all your support and understanding during this school year 🙂
I hope everyone has a great summer!
Please cut out this portion of the letter and send it back to your student(s) classroom teacher, thank you for your help 🙂
***Please place an “X” on the line if your student is fasting this Spring 2019
Student:_____________________ Parent Signature:________________________
___ my student will be fasting between the dates of May 5th-June 4th