Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 13
Chandigarh Administration has opened all schools for all classes from October 18 onwards. The orders were issued on Wednesday by District Education Officer to all school heads.
The official orders read: “All heads of the institutions will ensure compliance of instructions and SOPs issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Chandigarh Administration from time to time. Vaccination of teaching and non teaching staff will also be ensured.”
Wearing of mask, sanitization of campus, proper social distancing and other precautions are to be ensured. Students will attend classes with the consent of parents and classes will be held in schools both in offline and online mode.
Schools had reopened for Class 9 onwards earlier in July. The classes 7 and 8 were called back in August, and recently Classes 5 and 6 were reopened from September onwards.
The private schools are hopeful that parents will now send children to school.
ABS Sidhu, Director of Saupins School said, “It is a very good news and we hope parents gain confidence in sending their children to school.”
Atul Khanna, Director of 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.”