Chandigarh schools to reopen for all classes from October 18

Told to comply with Covid protocol | Private institutions hail move

Chandigarh schools to reopen for all classes from October 18

The UT Administration will open schools for all classes from October 18. Orders in this regard were issued today by the District Education Officer to the school heads.

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 13

The UT Administration will open schools for all classes from October 18. Orders in this regard were issued today by the District Education Officer to the school heads.

The official orders read: “All heads of institutions will ensure compliance with instructions and SOPs issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the UT Administration from time to time. Vaccination of teaching and non-teaching staff will also be ensured.”

What The orders state

All heads of institutions will ensure compliance with instructions and SOPs issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the UT Administration from time to time. Vaccination of teaching and non-teaching staff will also be ensured. — Admn

Wearing of mask, sanitisation of the campus, proper social distancing and other precautions have to be ensured. Students will attend classes with the consent of parents and classes will be held in schools both in the offline and online mode.

Schools had reopened for Class IX onwards in July. Classes VII and VIII were restarted in August and Classes V and VI were reopened in September.

Private schools are hopeful that parents will now send their children to school.

ABS Sidhu, Director, Saupins School, said, “It is good news and we hope parents gain confidence in sending their children to school.”

Atul Khanna, Director, Strawberry Fields School, said, “This is a welcome decision taken with a great deal of responsibility, thought and planning. As we rise to the occasion to adapt to a new normal, we are not letting our guard down. Covid protocols are now a given. Our focus is on helping students get back to their routines in a physical-mental-emotional-social state that is conducive to joyful learning. Our educators are going to be even more vigilant to identify any post-traumatic symptoms or signs of ill adjustment. We all need to combine relief with caution.”

Parents’ consent

Wearing of mask, sanitisation of the campus, proper social distancing and other precautions have to be ensured. Students will attend classes with the consent of parents and classes will be held in schools both in the offline and online mode.

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