Covid-19: Some states re-open schools partially after almost 6 months.

Covid-19: Some states re-open schools partially after almost 6 months.

After almost 6 months, The schools are finally opening the doors to welcome students in Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Nagaland and Madhya Pradesh.

Last week, The central government had allowed the partial opening of schools. Students from class 9 to 12 will be allowed to go to schools. Centre also issued a number of rules in order to continue with this idea.

The government allowed the schools to reopen in unlock 4 but the final call was all left on states. However, students and teachers only living outside containment zone are permitted to attend schools.

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The states are partially reopening the schools on voluntary basis. While Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka and Uttarakhand have said schools will not reopen on September 21.

Students attending classes will have to get a permission slip signed by their parents and along with that ones who don’t want to attend the physical classes will be continuing to take online classes as schools will have to arrange both.

Schools should have thermal scanners at the entrance as temperature checking will be mandatory for students, teachers, non-teaching staff. Everyone entering the school premises – be they teachers or students or non-teaching staff – have to wear face masks, and regularly sanitize their hands or wash them following the 20-second rule.

However, According to a report in news agency ANI, Karnataka went back on its earlier plan and barred students of Classes 9 to 12 from visiting schools and pre-university colleges to meet teachers. Schools in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala and Uttarakhand will also not be reopening on September 21.

In Punjab, only higher education institutes will reopen for PhD and post-graduate students pursuing technical and professional courses that require them to do experimental work, according to the Hindustan Times.

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“All schools will remain closed for all students till 05.10.2020. However, online classes and teaching-learning activities will continue as usual and HoS (Heads of Schools) are authorized to call teachers/ staff (as per requirement) for smooth conduct of online classes, teaching-learning activities and any other work,” a notification by the Delhi Directorate of School Education said.

Himachal Pradesh

In Himachal Pradesh, Schools will reopen from tomorrow for classes 9 to 12. It has been decided by the Himachal Pradesh Cabinet that there will be 50% teaching and non teaching staff in the school.

“The Cabinet gave its nod to open educational institutions outside containment zones in the state from September 21 as per the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with 50 per cent teaching and non-teaching staff for students from standards IX to XII, provided the students are willing to take guidance from teachers. For this, written consent of parents or guardians of the student is mandatory,” said a Himachal government statement.

Haryana

Students from senior classes i.e 9 to 12 will be allowed to attend schools on voluntary basis to clear their doubts they have had so far in the syllabus. The government is making sure that all the teachers should have Arogya setu app installed in their phones.

“Students will have to bring a written consent from their parents before coming to school. The students will also have to undergo thermal scanning before entering the school and wear face masks and adhere to safety guidelines,” the SOP said.

Andhra Pradesh

For the students 9 to 12 the schools will be opened and they should attend the schools with the written consent of their parents.The Hindu reported that regular classes will be remain suspended till september 30.

“We want to reopen schools tentatively on October 5. But the final decision will be arrived at depending on the pandemic conditions and the Unlock 5.0 guidelines,” the state’s education minister Adimulapu Suresh had said at a recent press conference.

Assam

Similarly, In Assam classes will begin for 9 to 12. However, After 15 days government will conduct a review to know how the classes are going on amid Covid-19 pandemic. Students will need written consent from parents.

Classes for 9th and 12th standard will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while 10th and 11th class students can attend on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. As per the Assam government’s SOP for schools, a classroom cannot have more than 20 students at any given time, and if needed schools can divide the classes into two batches, wherein the first batch attends from 9am-noon, and the second one attends between 1pm and 4pm.

Nagaland

Students or teachers from containtment zone won’t be allowed to attend the schools. Schools will be opening on voluntay basis.

“Students of classes 9 to 12 may be permitted to visit their schools, in areas outside the containment zones only, on voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers subject to written consent of their parents or guardians, subject to strict adherence to all the provisions in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP),” a Nagaland government order said.

Meghalaya

Students can visit schools for doubt clearance however regular classes will be suspended till September 30.

Jammu & Kashmir

Similar classes will be reopening and the consent will be necessary for attending the classes.

“Up to Class VIII, only 50 percent staff will report every day while students of Class IX, X, XI, and XII can come on a voluntary basis with 50 percent attendance. It is up to the parents to decide whether they allow their children to attend the school. Online classes and other aspects of digital education will continue to function,” an official from the J&K administration told the media.

Nagaland

Students from non-containtment zone will be allowed to attend schools along with the written consent from parents.

“Students of classes 9 to 12 may be permitted to visit their schools, in areas outside the containment zones only, on voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers subject to written consent of their parents or guardians, subject to strict adherence to all the provisions in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP),” a Nagaland government order said.

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