Open Hearts & Open Minds

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Religious and School Holidays

We believe in supporting students, faculty, and staff in their respective religious beliefs. We recognize that some religious obligations require cessation of work and/or absence from school. We want students and faculty to be able to observe their holidays without fear of penalties.

Homework/Curriculum Expectations

  1. No homework will be given over the five seasonal breaks: fall break, Thanksgiving break, December break, February break, and April break.
  2. We believe that students who are absent from school due to religious holidays should be supported in the observation of their faith traditions.
  3. Students or parents have the responsibility to give timely prior notification to teachers and office staff. This can be done personally, through a written note, or through email.
  4. In planning curriculum, teachers are asked to ensure information presented during religious holidays can be easily obtained by students upon their return. During religious holidays, students may lack the time to do work. In these cases, affected students will be given alternate deadlines that are, at the earliest, after the weekend that follows the religious holiday.
  5. When students are absent from school on test or quiz days due to religious obligations, reasonable make-up dates need to be set by faculty and students together. Students should be given sufficient time to make up for their missed days.

Ethical Education

Rowland Hall strives to graduate good citizens, not just students well-prepared for college. Concepts such as character, service, ethics, and community matter here. From the earliest grades through senior year, we stress the need to lead by example and have a positive influence on the lives of others.

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