Ramadan Mubarak to all of those observing
April 2nd, subject to new moon sighting, marks the beginning of Ramadan. Many students, families and staff in the UGDSB and worldwide are observing Ramadan, during this 9th month of the Islamic calendar.
Prayer in Schools and Board Offices
- Multifaith prayer spaces are available in schools. Schools will indicate the location of their prayer space with the signage that has been provided to them. The location of prayer space will be/have been shared by schools
- Prayer spaces will be equipped with carpets to aid in comfort
- Use of this space will NOT be enforced or denied
- A multifaith prayer space has been established in the Guelph Board Office. It is located between workroom 10 and 11, at the hall intersection of Finance and Operations.
As a reminder students, families and staff who require religious or creed-based accommodations as supported by the Ontario Human Rights Code can make those requests by contacting their school Administration.
- Creed Accommodations, UGDSB – Policy 504
- Accommodating Students During Ramadan (downloadable poster)
- Ontario Human Rights – Duty to Accommodate