Jump to content

Ramadan

School   (2,176 Views 39 Comments)

BunnyBunnyBSNRN has 13 years experience as a ASN, BSN and works as a School Nurse.

1 Follower; 13,195 Visitors; 814 Posts

advertisement

You are reading page 2 of Ramadan. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

kidzcare has 5 years experience.

19,347 Visitors; 3,299 Posts

16 minutes ago, OldDude said:

Although there isn't any reference to Christ in this regard...

Just because something is not blatantly stated, does not mean it is not there. 

Edited by kidzcare

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

CampyCamp has 18 years experience as a RN.

642 Visitors; 158 Posts

16 minutes ago, kidzcare said:

Just because something is not blatantly stated, does not mean it is not there. 

Yes! We notice. Sighs when I take a day off or my daughter misses school for holidays like first night of Passover but no one would think of coming to school on Good Friday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
advertisement

kidzcare has 5 years experience.

19,347 Visitors; 3,299 Posts

33 minutes ago, CampyCamp said:

Yes! We notice. Sighs when I take a day off or my daughter misses school for holidays like first night of Passover but no one would think of coming to school on Good Friday.

It's not a coincidence that Christmas happens to fall into a scheduled 2 week winter break every year. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OldDude works as a School Nurse.

7 Followers; 1 Article; 28,832 Visitors; 4,754 Posts

38 minutes ago, kidzcare said:

It's not a coincidence that Christmas happens to fall into a scheduled 2 week winter break every year. 

When do you think winter break should be?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NutmeggeRN has 25 years experience as a BSN and works as a HS Nurse.

2 Followers; 5 Articles; 42,158 Visitors; 3,717 Posts

1 hour ago, CampyCamp said:

Yes! We notice. Sighs when I take a day off or my daughter misses school for holidays like first night of Passover but no one would think of coming to school on Good Friday.

We never have Good Friday off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

kidzcare has 5 years experience.

19,347 Visitors; 3,299 Posts

26 minutes ago, OldDude said:

When do you think winter break should be?

I don't have a different preference. I'm saying that it's not an accident. Winter goes until March, so Winter Break could easily be anytime from 12/21-3/21. 

When we talk about making accommodations for people based on religion, we need to recognize that Christian accommodations are built into the schedule. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

kidzcare has 5 years experience.

19,347 Visitors; 3,299 Posts

7 minutes ago, NutmeggeRN said:

We never have Good Friday off.

We always have. Good Friday and Easter Monday. No school and the district office closes. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

tining has 23 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a School Nurse.

1 Follower; 13,135 Visitors; 686 Posts

I just sent the info to staff and immediately I got this response from a teacher!

"That is the first message I’ve ever seen addressing what Ramadan looks like for our students (or faculty), and I really, really am moved."

So thank you BunnyBunnyBSNRN, ASN, BSN!!!

We have a very diverse student population.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OldDude works as a School Nurse.

7 Followers; 1 Article; 28,832 Visitors; 4,754 Posts

56 minutes ago, kidzcare said:

I don't have a different preference. I'm saying that it's not an accident. Winter goes until March, so Winter Break could easily be anytime from 12/21-3/21. 

When we talk about making accommodations for people based on religion, we need to recognize that Christian accommodations are built into the schedule. 

I can agree with this...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

kidzcare has 5 years experience.

19,347 Visitors; 3,299 Posts

57 minutes ago, tining said:

I just sent the info to staff and immediately I got this response from a teacher!

"That is the first message I’ve ever seen addressing what Ramadan looks like for our students (or faculty), and I really, really am moved."

So thank you BunnyBunnyBSNRN, ASN, BSN!!!

We have a very diverse student population.

I love this! 

I never knew anything about it until I was in beauty school as a teen (I was a hairdresser before I was a nurse 😃) and had 2 classmates observing Ramadan. It was rough for them! We all took 45 minutes for lunch together everyday and they during Ramadan they would take that time away from us because it's hard to watch people eat when you can't. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

294 Visitors; 43 Posts

I worked in a Turkish owned school with many Turkish and Saudi Muslims. The children decided for themselves when to start fasting. For most of them, they “really” started around 4th grade. Earlier than that, they might skip snack, or skip lunches when they were home with their families— basically when they wanted to be “grown-up” but their families didn’t think they were ready to have a true fast. 

My school (private school, overseas) had so many that fasted that they organized quiet indoor activities for recess during Ramadan (it was mid-summer during the years I was there).

I’m sure families differ, but in my school: if a child came in and they were dizzy and tachy and you thought they were dehydrated— none of them would request that you’d withhold water or even food!  That wouldn’t have been considered breaking the fast, since it would be medically needed.  

 

Edited by CommunityRNBSN

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TriciaJ has 37 years experience as a RN and works as a Retired.

10 Followers; 32,651 Visitors; 3,116 Posts

I'm surprised the school board doesn't just contact a local imam to discuss the situation.  I'm sure the imam could provide information on the age at which children in the congregation are expected to fast, what kind of exemptions are allowed and how to appropriately deal with students who seem to have trouble coping physically with the restrictions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Recently Browsing 0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×