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« on: Feb 03, 2012 03:01 AM »


Asalam Alaikum Madina,

I need advice:
I am trying to decide whether or not to make an issue out of this...

This is part of a dress code at my next placement for student teaching. Something about the wording is really bothering me… or am I just being too sensitive? Keep in mind this is a PUBLIC school but they refer to it as a “traditional” school.

Students are not to wear hats, bandanas, scarves or other head coverings in the school building.  Students who are required because of health or religious reasons to wear a hat or other head covering in the building will need to notify the building principal to be excused from the policy.

What do you guys think?
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 03, 2012 03:32 AM »

I think this is pretty standard for most public schools. 

The public high school here has something like that, and a friend's daughter, who covers, just brought in a note from the imam and everything was fine.  Even when they started requiring a uniform, the girl was able to "Islamically modify" it.

Hopefully, insha Allah, it won't be a problem for you.

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« Reply #2 on: Feb 03, 2012 05:36 PM »

salam

Yes this is a bit traditional, but not out of the ordinary.  In some Christian traditions, it is considered disrespectful to have a hat or a head covering on while indoors.  I don't know if it makes sense, but this is how they see it. 


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« Reply #3 on: Feb 04, 2012 10:35 PM »

Yes, most schools are very strict on their dress code. But you can usually talk to the principal or the counselor to modify the dress to add hijab. The rationale is that a same uniform gives unity, a sesne of belonging, pride/belonging, etc.
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