Re-opening of Schools in AP Detailed Instructions Schools Time Table GO 216 Dated 1.11.2020

School Education – COVID-19 pandemic – Re-opening of Schools and Learning with Physical/Social Distancing – Standard Operating Procedure(SOP) for Health and Safety protocols to be followed in all schools functioning under all managements for the academic year 2020-21 – Certain Instructions – SCHOOL EDUCATION (PROG.II) DEPARTMENT G.O.Rt.No.216 Dated:01.11.2020 

Re-opening of Schools in AP Detailed Instructions GO 216 Dated 1.11.2020

Read the following:
1) D.O.Lr.No.40-3/2020-DM-I(A), Dated:30.09.2020 of the Union Home Secretary, Chairman, NEC, GoI, New Delhi.
2) G.O.Rt.No.433, Health, Medical & Family Welfare (B2) Dept., Dated:05.10.2020.
3) F.No.11-16/2020-Sch.4, Dated:05.10.2020 of the Deputy Secretary to Govt., MHRD, GoI, with regard to Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) guidelines for reopening of schools.
4) D.O.Lr.No.40-3/2020-DM-I(A), Dated:27.10.2020 of the Union Home Secretary and Chairman, NEC, GoI, New Delhi. 
5) File No. ESE02-30/94/2020-A& I- CSE dated 30-10-2020 of the Director of School Education, A.P

O R D E R:
The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India vide ref 1st read above, has issued guidelines for re-opening of Schools and coaching institutions, after 15th October, 2020 in a graded manner for which the State may take a decision in consultation with the respective school/ institution management, based on their assessment of the situation, and subject to the given conditions. Accordingly, the Ministry of Education, DoSEL, New Delhi has issued a detailed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)/guidelines for reopening of schools after COVID-19 lockdown.
2. In pursuance of the instructions issued by the GoI, and the circumstances reported by the Director of School Education, A.P., vide Letter 5th read above, the Government hereby orders the following protocol for reopening of schools in the state of Andhra Pradesh:

Day of reopening

3. Schools shall be reopened on 2nd November, 2020 in a graded manner. The graded manner for reopening of schools under all managements is as follows:
Sl.No Date of Opening Schools Classes

2nd November,   2020

All Managements

9th to 12th

2nd November – 23rd Nov 2020

Residential Schools and hostels

9th to 12th

23rd November,   2020

All Managements

6th to 8th

14th December,   2020

All Managements

1st to 5th

Note: The present scenario of conducting of online classes may be continued until resuming the regular classes for respective grades.

Graded manner

4. Schools will function for half a day (09 A.M to 01.30 P.M) for the month of November, 2020 and students will be sent home after Mid-Day Meal.
5. Not more than 16 students may be accommodated in a classroom ensuring at least 6 feet distance between students in the seating plan. The students will attend classes on alternative days. For eg., Class IX on one day and Class X on another day. After 23rd November, classes 6th, 8th will attend on one day and classes 7th and 9th on another day. After 14th December, classes 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th , 9th will be run on one day and classes 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th will be run on the second day. However class X will be run every day. In case the student strength is more than 750, the students will be grouped into 3 batches and each batch will attend the school once in 3 days. The detailed schedule has to be prepared by each headmaster based on the total strength, availability of space duly following the principle of 16 students for an average classroom size.
6. If available, temporary space or outdoor spaces (in case of pleasant weather) may be utilized for conducting classes, keeping in view of the safety and security of the children and physical distance protocol.
7. Teachers should attend to the schools every day (i.e., Morning session - classroom instruction: Afternoon session - Online classes.
8. All schools under all managements will conduct classes as per the schedule proposed and guidelines prescribed in the Academic Calendar and they have to provide Mid-Day Meal to the students attending.
9. The school timings for the month of December will be taken based on the assessment of the situation in November.

Hostels and Residential Schools

10. 9th to 12th class students will be permitted in hostels/ Residential schools based on the availability of accommodation from 2nd November, 2020. In case the institutions are not ready with accommodation and other facilities, they may open them up by 23rd November, 202O. Meanwhile, the inmates may be suggested to attend the classes at their nearest Government Schools/online sessions. 

11. Instructions with regard to hostel facility for students from Class III to VIII will be issued subsequently. Those students may also attend the nearest Government schools as day scholars and take mid day meal. The respective Government Departments may take up detailed student-institution mapping and advise the students accordingly.

Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) for opening and running of schools 

12. The standard Operating Procedure for opening and running of schools as directed by Government of India is enclosed to this order. The Director, School Education, Andhra Pradesh shall communicate a Telugu translation of the SoP to the Regional Joint Directors of School Education and District Education Officers for wide dissemination and to create awareness among the heads of the institutions, teachers, parents, students and the general public on the SoP.
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1 comment:

  1. I think it is not safe to open residential schools.