The purpose of including a limited number of students in each classroom is to maintain the norms of all social distances. The 2020-21 academic year has been extended to 30 April to ensure 180 working days.
School Education Commissioner V Chinna Veerabhadrudu said that schools in the state would re-open in phases for various classes.
Students of classes IX and X will be physically present in classes from Monday to afternoon on alternate days of the week.
For students in classes VI to VIII, the schools will reopen from 23 November. For classes I to V, physical attendance in classes will resume from December 14.
Virbhadrudu said, “Wearing masks, washing hands and maintaining physical distance is mandatory for every student and teacher. Every day, students will undergo orientation on Kovid precautions. Classes will be held from 9.15 am to 1.45 pm.”
After physical classes in the morning session, online classes will be held for those who could not attend.
The commissioner said, “Alternative arrangements will be made for students, who opt for online education, by deploying Doordarshan’s classrooms and YouTube channels, as well as dedicated mobile apps like Abyssa and Dicasa, depending on the students’ access to technology.” Huh.”
In the case of residential schools, the state government has decided to provide hostel facilities at any time between November 2 to 23.
As part of the preparations to reopen the schools, the Andhra Pradesh government has provided a grant to obtain equipment such as thermal scanners, hand swellings, etc.
“The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) was also sought from the Health and Transport Departments and the school SOP will be decided on 1 November after deliberating with the parents’ committees,” he said.
The southern state has about 60,000 schools, including aided, unaided and private.