Tuesday 12 January 2021

Guidelines for Reopening of Schools


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 The following guidelines are presently being issued to the RJDSEs and DEOs for partial reopening of schools from classes 9 to 12 and Diploma in elementary education (D.El.Ed.) colleges for strict compliance.

1. Schools under all managements shall be physically reopened for students of classes 9, 10 and 11, 12 in KGBVs, TREIs, Model Schools and Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.) colleges from 1stFebruary, 2021. No other classes shall reopen physically for the students.

2. The present digital classes being conducted through Doordarshan and TSAT, and other digital platforms shall continue and a blended form of learning through both online and offline platforms shall be made available to students.

3. The Headmasters shall permit students after obtaining the written consent from parents/ guardians which is mandated by Govt. of India for students to attend physical classes.

4. All teachers handling classes 9, 10, 11 and 12 shall attend school daily. Students willing to study from home with the consent of the parent may be allowed to do so. Students of other than above-mentioned classes shall not attend school.

5. The schools shall function as per regular school timings.

6. The Headmasters shall prepare a customized seating plan as per the classroom size to ensure a physical distance of at least 6 feet between any two students.

7. The Headmasters shall ensure that all the students and staff wear masks.

8. Students suffering from cold, cough, fever shall not be allowed to attend school.

9. Children shall be provided Mid Day Meal while attending the schools.

10. Project-work, assignments up to 30% of the syllabus has already been communicated and it shall be completed at home under the guidance of teachers and parents and the remaining up to 70% syllabus shall be taught in schools by the teachers.

11. The last working day of the school shall be last day of the SSC examination.

12. Headmasters/ Teachers shall ensure the following:
    • Create a learner-friendly school and classroom environment.
    • Teachers shall be prepared for teaching in the classroom as well as follow-up of students studying from home through online mode.
    • The Headmasters shall prepare a customized timetable to ensure the availability of teachers as per the customized seating plan.
    • Address concerns of Children with Special Needs along with other children.
    • Project-work, assignments to be done at home under the guidance of teachers and parents.

13.A District Level Committee is constituted under the Chairmanship of the District Collector by Government. The DEO shall report to the district level Committee as and when called upon to do so, with complete information.

14. The following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) shall strictly adhere to 
a) Sanitation Plan 
    *Ensure proper cleaning and sanitation facilities in the school
    • Arrange for thorough cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, furniture, equipment, stationery, storage places, kitchens, canteen, washrooms, laboratories, libraries, etc. on the school campus and ensure airflow in indoor space.
    • The District Panchayat Officers (DPOs) and MunicipalCommissioners concerned shall take necessary action for maintenance of sanitation, drinking water, water tanks, and toilet maintenance in government schools on a daily basis.    
    • Ensure working hand washing facilities in the school.    
    • Ensure availability of key supplies like thermometers, disinfectants, soaps, etc., and arrange for the availability of these essentials.
    • Ensure sanitization of school transport before they start plying, at least twice a day.
    • Teachers, students and other stakeholders as found relevant shall form Task Teams such as, Emergency Care Support/ QuickResponse Team, General Support Team for all stakeholders, Commodity Support Team, Hygiene Inspection Team, etc. with earmarked responsibilities.
    • The Headmaster shall monitor the same and report to the DEOperiodically.

b) Logistic plan :
    • The Headmasters shall prepare customized seating plans asper the classroom size to ensure the physical distance of at least 6feet among students and not more than 20 students per classroom. It is advisable to mark the seating that students should occupy.
    • If there are single-seater desks, simply providing space between the desks in the classrooms to maintain physical/social distancing of 6 feet will be effective. If benches are used, ‘one child-one
bench’ norm shall be followed.
    • Similarly, physical distancing shall also be maintained in the staffrooms, office area, and other places of public interaction.
    • The customized seating plan for every school in the district shall be submitted to the DEO by the concerned Headmasters. DEOsshall submits the consolidated report of the district to the DSE by18th January, 2021. Ensure Physical distancing at the Entry and Exit Points of theSchool:
    • The timing of entry and exit for students of different classes may be staggered.
    • Different lanes for entry and exit may be earmarked.
    • The Headmaster shall prepare their own customized plan for seating, use of playground, library and laboratory, break time, regular cleaning and disinfection of school infrastructure, use of transport, keeping in view the safety and physical/social distancing norms, and ensuring that the notices/ posters/messages/ communication to parents in this regard are prominently displayed/ disseminated. Ensuring safe transport:
    • Since students may be coming from different locations by using public transports such as buses, trains, etc., it is important that they minimize their contact and interaction with others on arrival at the hostel, and effectively. Their health status shall be monitored regularly.
    • Sanitization of school transportation on regular basis at least twice a day - once before children board the transport and once after, before the next use.
    • All commuters shall wear face cover/ masks in the bus/ cab.
    • Students commuting through public transport shall be adequately guided by schools to take all precautions such as – physical distancing, covering nose and mouth with face cloth/ masks, sanitizing hands etc. Display of Signages and markings for enforcing physical/ social distancing and safety protocols:
    • Displaying posters/messages/stickers and signage at appropriate places in the school reminding students about maintaining physical/social distancing.
    • Ban on spitting shall be strictly enforced.
    • Marking circles on the ground at different places like reception, water facility stations, hand washing stations, the area outside washrooms,and other areas.
    • Attendance must not be enforced, and must depend entirely on parental consent.

c) Medical plan :
• The Headmaster shall prepare a medical plan for every school /hostel.
• The Headmaster shall keep the phone numbers of the nearest primary Health Centre / any other reliable medical facility, which shall be contacted for medical aid/ emergency.
• There shall be isolation rooms for staff/students having symptoms of COVID.
• The Headmaster shall ensure that transportation is available to take the child to the nearest Primary Health Centre / any other reliable medical facility.
• In case the child has symptoms of COVID, the parents shall be contacted and shall arrange transport to send the child back to their residence with the proper escort.
The DEO shall consolidate and furnish the District-wide sanitation, logistic and medical plan to the Director of School Education by 18th January, 2021.

d) Mid Day Meal :
    • The Headmasters shall ensure that kitchen, the place of serving mid-day meals, utensils are cleaned and maintained in hygienic condition and ensure that the rice, provisions etc. are clean and available so that Mid Day Meals can be provided.
    • Physical distancing norms shall be observed in the kitchen as well.No another person shall be allowed in the kitchen except minimum essential staff. The cleanliness of the kitchen and its staff shall be ensured.
    • Staggered timings may be put in place for having midday meals, to avoid crowding.
    • Physical distancing at water taps shall be ensured.

e) Ensure Safe Residential Stay at Hostel :
    • Temporary, makeshift partitions may be erected to separate inmates/ boarders. Adequate distance between beds may be ensured.
    • Physical distancing shall be maintained all the times in hostels. Signage and messaging at prominent places is important and shall be consciously followed.
    • Since students may be coming from different locations by using public transport such as buses, trains, etc., it is important that they minimize their contact and interaction with others on arrival at the hostel.
    • Arrangement for a regular visit of Counselor teacher or a Counselor shall be ensured to take care of any psychological or emotional health issues of the students.
    • The Headmaster and the concerned staff should inspect as frequently as required the kitchen, mess and lodging areas of hostels, dining area and ensure the maintenance of hygiene.
    • Hostel staff to be trained on physical distancing norms, health and hygiene measures, consuming clean and nutritious food, etc., for the hostelers.

f) Examinations:
    • As per RTE Act, there is no Detention Policy up to class 8 which shall be strictly followed. The schedule for class 10 exams will be issued separately.
    • Every child who is willing to write the relevant exam shall be allowed to do so without insisting on minimum attendance. The Headmasters/ Teachers shall scrupulously follow the SOPs issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India which are available in the website of SCERT and any other guidelines issued from time to time.