While classes may be in session, it is the policy of SMFA:
- that students be encouraged to observe their appropriate religious holy days;
- that instructors strive to facilitate this by allowing absence from classes for such purposes, and by trying to ensure that no examinations, reviews or other mandatory class assignments are scheduled for or due on such holy days and;
- that instructors provide ample opportunities for such students to make up work missed on such occasions without penalty.
Payments must be received and all financial arrangements made in order to attend classes in January.