Class 6 to 12 are permitted to visit their schools for teacher-student counseling
Meghalaya Government has asked the schools to develop their “individual micro-planning” relating to flexibility in the school timings, the scheduling of student visits, and the uniform code.
The notification issued by the Principal Secretary Education Department D. P. Wahlang says ‘The students of classes 6 to 12 are permitted to visit their schools, in areas outside the containment zone only, voluntarily for taking guidance from their teachers. This will be subject to the written consent of their parents/guardians and will be permitted with effect from 16th October 2020 and mandatory compliance to the SOP.’
The schools are further advised to ensure a short duration visit of the students, even as all the schools are to prepare a Continuous Learning Plan (CLP) to ensure all students are learning.
The State Government also said, ‘Online/distance learning shall continue to be permitted and encouraged and all schools to develop a 50% attendance schedule/roster duty of teaching and non-teaching staff.’
Meanwhile, Elementary school teachers (Class I to V) are to attend schools as per their Roster duty chart developed by the school for the compulsory transaction of daily/weekly lessons and submission of assignments/lesson plans/worksheet/etc., ‘accordingly via online or through parental distribution at the school campus or teachers visit,’ the notification states.
Hence, the schools will be permitted to open for activities, such as teacher-student counseling, clearing doubts, addressing hard spots, sharing unit/lesson plans, assignments, submission of works, student assessment programs, etc.
‘Regular class activities for Schools, colleges, educational institutions will remain closed till further notification,’ it says.
The adjusted academic calendar is uploaded on the education department website (www.megeducation.gov.in) and also at the MBOSE website (www.mbose.in) that applies to MBOSE Schools. CBSE and ICSE affiliated Schools are asked by the state Government to map their academic calendar by their respective boards.
However, the school buses if utilized will be exempted from the odd/even rule.
The State Government also issued 19 pointers Generic Preventive measures for the schools like maintaining physical distancing, use of face covers/masks to be made mandatory, frequent hand washing with soap and use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and several others.