While one can only anticipate possible measures and dates for re-opening of schools, by and large, it remains in shadow. Once functional, the schools will be mostly operating under the stringent guidelines framed by MHRD. In the meantime, schools are evaluating alternative scenarios and strategies to avoid further suspension of education. Here is a list of possible realities students and teachers are likely to experience once the schools emerge from months of adjournment.
Six days a week
Schools are of the opinion that once students return to campus there be will no dearth of pending study materials. Regardless of the curtailed syllabus, it will be imperative for schools to run six days a week as opposed to the previous five days.
Morning and Evening Shifts Based on Classes
Owing to the compulsory implementation of social distancing and numbers of children, without two shifts, it might seem impossible to follow. It would eliminate the need for revamped infrastructure and multiplication of classrooms as well.
Restricted School Transport
School authorities are also mulling over putting restriction on school transport and deferring the responsibility to parents. Parents, henceforth, might be asked to pick and drop their wards. The measure will prevent overcrowding inside school buses which are unlikely to be monitored 24*7.
The plan to split the students is a high possibility in which case only 50 percent of the students will be present on any given day.
Traditional and Virtual Classrooms
The odd-even classroom management falls in sync with launching the virtual classroom where the rest of the students can attend classes. School authorities could thereby be selective of the students who will be attending the classes inside the campus. Teachers will play an active role in deciding on the strength of students inside the classroom based on students’ needs.