EDSEL FORD GRADUATION 2018
We have started this petition on behalf of most of the students of Muslim descent that currently are attending Dearborn Public Schools. We have recently been informed of the date changes made to graduation dates prior to this year, & unfortunately this has brought many of us concern. We had originally planned to have our graduation ceremonies be held on the dates they are usually held on every year; the 15th, 16th, & 17th of June. But we are now being told that the dates have changed to the 6th, 7th, & 8th. Our biggest concern is the fact that almost every Muslim student will be fasting those days due to the holy month of Ramadan. During the holy month of Ramadan, we will be deprived of water until 9 pm, sitting in the scorching hot June sun for hours during our graduation ceremonies. The two do not mix well, and learning from past experiences, can cause instant dehydration and light-headedness. Having no food in your system is hard enough, so to be sitting in direct sunlight can really up the hardship. We are requesting that the dates can be looked at & altered to our needs. Having our ceremonies on the 15th, 16th, & 17th ensures that we are stable enough to get through the long day, & look forward to the day after our ceremonies have completed, since the Eid holiday is also on those days. So, if you can please sign this petition in order to make a change in these dates and make it easier for all of us to have a graduation we can actually look forward to. Let's all unite as one senior class to make a change for all of us. This petition will be sent to the board of education and to the principles of Dearborn High, Edsel Ford, and Fordson. Our goal with this petition is to change the dates and prove to the schools that having our graduation on the day of Eid isn't really a huge concern of ours.