Prince William County school officials added Jewish, Hindu, and Muslim holidays to a tentative 2021-2022 calendar for the Virginia school system, and are asking parents to weigh in.
The proposed calendar would include the following:
- Jewish new year of Rosh Hashanah;
- Jewish day of atonement Yom Kippur;
- Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights;
- Eid al-Fitr, which marks breaking of the fast at the end of Ramadan.
The school system is asking parents to take part in a poll that ends Thursday, to provide input on calendar Option B, which “incorporates additional holidays that reflect the diversity of the PWCS community.”