Government schools to open from August 6 with Covid protocols
Jamshedpur, August 2: Private schools affiliated to ICSE and CBSE will be opening on August 5, strictly adhering to the guidelines issued by the department of school education and literacy Jharkhand on Monday evening.
“We had a meeting on Monday which was attended by representatives of all the private schools in which it was decided to adhere to the guidelines laid out by Jharkhand government in opening of schools. We got the guidelines on Monday (after 5 pm). We will be opening the school on August 5 after making necessary arrangements as per the guidelines issued,” said B. Chandrasekhar, senior executive member of the Jamshedpur Unaided Private School Association who is associated with Kadma-based D.B.M.S English School.
The schools were closed since April this year due to second wave of Covid pandemic.
Meanwhile, as per the guidelines issued by the state education and literacy department, aided and unaided government schools (including residential) schools and those affiliated to Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) can resume off line classes for class nine, 10, 11 and 12 from August 6 only after taking consent from the parents of the students in the format made by the department.
Apart from the offline classes, schools will have to continue online classes for the students.
All the teachers will have to take both doses of vaccination before starting classes in schools, district administration will have to take random Covid test of the students and teachers. Administration will also monitor that schools are held between 8 am and 12 noon.
“Cleaning of the school campus and classes will have to be made before August 5 evening, there should be six feet distance between teachers and students and social distancing norm has to be followed in making seating arrangements. There will be no assembly prayers in schools, Students will not be allowed to bring tiffin box and there will be earmarked spots to maintain social distance norms while making students line in queue at schools,” the directive states.
The directive prohibits sports and other such activities which might lead to crowding in the school campus.
There should be provision of hand sanitization at the entry point to the school and also during going out of the school along with proper facility for handwashing with soaps.
Schools should coordinate with nearest government health centres for regular health checkup of students.
Both students and teachers will have to put on face masks all the time at school campus and under no circumstances will students or teachers be allowed to exchange masks. No external persons apart from teachers and students will be allowed to enter school campus.
Meanwhile, students will had to enter school wearing masks and all schools allowed students to enter classes after checking temperature in thermal scanner after filling up an pledge that they would be abiding all rules laid out in view of Covid-19 pandemic.