Cultural Dates of Significance

  • ASD serves a diverse population and takes pride in our sensitivity to the various cultures that live in our community. As a public school system we are required by the U.S. Constitution to maintain religious neutrality. We should neither encourage nor discourage religious activity. 


    The following guidelines and resources are an attempt to more clearly articulate current policy and offer assistance to ASD employees in determining the appropriateness of school activities as they relate to important events and activities around religious holidays and cultural dates of significance.

Dates on which activities* cannot be scheduled

  • In order to maximize student involvement in school activities and to accommodate the needs of students and families, no after-school activity shall be scheduled or hosted by the district on the dates listed below.

     

    *Activities include but are not limited to:

    • sports team competitions
    • school open houses
    • academic competitions
    • dances
    • student performances
    • retreats
    • student government conferences.

     

    This prohibition does not include regular practices or regular club meetings.

     

  • US Holidays Observance 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
      Thanksgiving Day 11/23/23 11/28/24 11/27/25 11/26/26
     
    Religion Observance 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
    Christianity Christmas 12/25/23 12/25/24 12/25/25 12/25/26
      Good Friday 3/29/24 4/18/25 4/3/26 3/26/27
      Easter 3/31/24 4/20/25 4/5/26 3/28/27
    Christianity/Orthodox Christmas 1/7/24 1/7/25 1/7/26 1/7/27
      Easter/Pascha 5/5/24 4/20/25 4/12/26 5/2/27
    Islam Eid al Fitr
    (Breaking of Fast)
    4/9*-4/10/24 3/30*-3/31/25 3/19*-3/20/26 3/9*-3/10/27
      Eid al Adha
    (Feast of Sacrifice)
    6/16*-6/17/24 6/6*-6/7/25 5/26*-5/27/26 5/16*-5/17/27
    Judaism Rosh Hashana
    (New Year)
    9/15*-9/17/23 10/2*-10/4/24 9/22*-9/24/25 9/11*-9/13/26
      Yom Kippur
    (Day of Atonement)
    9/24*-9/25/23 10/11*-10/12/24 10/1*-10/2/25 9/20*-9/21/26
      Pesach
    (Passover)
    4/22*-4/24/24 4/12*-4/14/25 4/1*-4/3/26 4/21*-4/23/27
     
    *Begins at sundown          
Last Modified on December 15, 2023