Chandigarh Gears up for Partial Reopening of Schools from September 21

Keeping in view the guidelines issued by the Centre for partial opening of schools for students of higher classes for guidance purposes, the DEO (District Education Officer), Chandigarh has written to the principals and heads of all government/government-aided/private recognised schools to ensure adherance to all guidelines.

Maximum 15 students in a class

Sharing details, Alka Mehta, Deputy Director of school education and who is also holding the charge of DEO said, “It will be important to maintain 6-ft distance among the students. Since some classes are smaller, the number can be reduced to 10, but the number shouldn’t exceed 15 even in bigger classrooms.”

Desks will also be arranged in a manner to ensure social distancing, she added.

Outdoor spaces

Student-teacher interactions have to be carried out in outdoor spaces wherever possible & if weather allows.

Two hour batches & Sanitisation

Students will be allowed to come in batches of 2 hours each from September 21 onwards and there will be a gap of one and a half hour between two classes to sanitise the classrooms.

Thermally Scanned

All the students and staff entering the school will be thermally screened on entry.

Parents consent a must

The concerned student will have to get a consent slip from his/her parents and thereafter he/she will be assigned spots to visit the teachers for guidance.

Students from Containment Zones

Students & teachers from containment zones won’t be allowed to visit the schools.

Canteens to remain shut

Assemblies will be strictly banned & canteens too will remain shut.

Further, students will be encouraged to bring their own water bottles even though drinking water will be provided in the school.

Washrooms will have running water and liquid soap well-stocked.

Online classes to continue

Online classes will continue as per schedule.

Inspection teams

On Monday, inspection teams of higher officials including the DEO, director school education & UT education secretary will inspect schools to ensure all rules are complied with.

Source: HT

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