Jamshedpur, Jan. 17: In view of the fluctuating temperature and chilly in the daytime, a number of Jamshedpur-based schools have changed their timings. Some have already changed their timings from today by half an hour to 45 minutes while others will follow suit tomorrow.
Some schools like The Tagore Academy, Dayanand Public School, and RVS Academy in Mango will change their time from tomorrow. Those who changed start their classes between 8: 30 am and 9 am.
A section of private English medium schools changed their school timings from today while some will do it from tomorrow.
However, many schools like St. Mary’s English High School, Carmel Junior College, Loyola , Sacred Heart Convent , Rajendra Vidyalaya, and DAV Public School have not changed their timings and neither they plan to as principals are hopeful that the temperature will rise in a few days. The timings for these schools will continue to be from 8 am.
Some schools that have delayed their classes by half an hour or 45 minutes are Gulmohur High School, Kerala Samajam Model School, DBMS English School; ADLS Sunshine School, Little Flower School, Motilal Nehru Public School, J.H. Tarapore School, Tarapore School Agrico.
Schools like Jamshedpur Public School have modified the timings only for its kindergarten students. The schools conveyed the message to parents through message alerts and whatsapp yesterday along with notices on the school notice board.
Jamshedpur recorded the season’s lowest temperature on Monday with the mercury reducing to 6.7 degree celsius, five notches below normal. Today Jamshedpur recorded a minimum of 9.4 degree celsius. Weathermen said that the temperature will witness a rising trend in the next 72 hours due to an approaching western disturbance.
Father Sebastian Puthenpura, principal, Loyola School, which continues to start at 8 am with 1:45 pm as its dismissal time, said that they have not received any complain from parents nor students. Secondly, they believe that the temperature will not dip too much and thirdly they cannot miss time for the board exams and final exams.
“The temperature is likely to stay around 9 and 10 degrees Celsius for the next couple of days,” said an official at the Met office.
There’s no timeframe, however, for the withdrawal of the revised schedule. “Depending on the weather condition, we will take further decision (to change the revised timing) but probably till the first week of February, the new schedule will be in force,” said a principal of a school.