Source: The Hindu
A section of students of Classes I to VIII will be returning to their respective campuses on Monday, after a gap of nearly 20 months. Though many institutions have decided to conduct physical classes by following the safety protocol, some have opted to wait and watch before following suit.
While allowing schools to function, the School Education Department emphasized that the “happiness of students” was a priority. It has framed directives that will determine how the next few weeks will play out for students of government and aided schools.
“Over the next 10 to 15 days, our focus will be on reminding students that schools are happy spaces and ensuring the environment remains welcoming to them. For students of Classes I and II in particular, who have never attended classes on campus, we are asking schools not to be rigid about timings, and allay the concerns of parents whenever needed,” an official said.
A host of safety rules, many of which were implemented when schools reopened for students of Classes IX to XII in September, will be enforced. They include mask wearing and physical distancing at all times.