Student Religious Reasonable Accommodations/Absence for Reasons of Faith or Conscience Policy

Per RCW 28B.10.039 (resulting from 2019 Senate Bill 5166), Renton Technical College will grant reasonable accommodation so that grades are not impacted for students who are absent for reasons of faith or conscience, or for an organized activity conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization.

Download the complete Student Religious Reasonable Accommodations/Absence for Reasons of Faith or Conscience Policy.

2019-20 Religious Holidays Calendar

Date Holiday Religion
Aug. 12 Eid al Adha (beginning date can vary by a day) Islam
Sep. 1 Muharram/New Year Islam
Sep. 30-Oct. 1 Rosh Hashanah Judaism
Oct. 9 Yom Kippur Judaism
Oct. 14-20 Sukkot (1st 2 days) Judaism
Oct. 21 Shmini Atzeret Judaism
Oct. 22 Simchat Torah Judaism
Oct. 27 Diwali Hinduism -Jain – Sikh
Nov. 10 Mawlid an Nabi Islam
Dec. 23-Dec. 30 Chanukah Judaism
Dec. 25 Christmas Christianity
Jan. 7 Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox Christian
Feb. 21 Maha Shivaratri Hinduism
Feb. 26 Ash Wednesday, Beginning of Lent Christianity
March 9-10 Holi Hinduism
Mar. 10 Purim Judaism
Apr. 9-16 Pesach Judaism
April 10 Good Friday Christianity
April 12 Easter Christianity
April 24 Ramadan begins Islam
May 19 Lailat Ul Qadr Islam
May 24 Eid al-Fitr (date can vary by a day) Islam
May 29-30 Shavuot Judaism