The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) issued a notification on Friday stating that classes IX and XI will enter the school premises at 9.30 am and their classes will run from 10 am to 3.30 am. Tenth and twelfth classes will report at 10.30am and their classes will be held from 11am to 4.30pm.
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The Standard Operating System (SOP) calls for classes to be held in schools in two sessions, as specified by the Secondary Board on Friday. Other schools across Kolkata are also changing their times.
An administrative meeting was held at the BSS school on Friday. Principal Sunita Sen said, “Dividing into two slots is a wise decision. However we can start the class 30 minutes earlier as many students will have trouble continuing the class till 4.30 pm so we plan to finish the class by 3.30 pm. Students will have tiffins in the classroom and a pause will be set for a wash break to avoid crowds. It will be supervised by attendants and class teachers. We will give notice to the parents not to give dirty tiffin to the students. ”
Supriya Dhar, Secretary, La Martiniere, said, “As per the official notification, we will follow the stagnation time for entry and exit. It’s an integral part of our overall plan to reopen the class. ”
Vivas Sanyal, principal of the Scottish Church Collegiate School, said: “The only option is to reopen physical classes.
Shri Shikshayatan School authorities have planned staggered entrances to avoid congestion and already marked lanes. Secretary General Bratati Bhattacharya said, “We have no problem with space and all gates will be opened at the time of entry and exit. We have identified common areas, corridors and toilets to avoid crowds. ”
Trustee of South Point School Krishna Damani said, “We are involved with all stakeholders to decide on the right approach. This includes the number of students who will be asked to attend school on any given day. ”
In a Bengal Government notification on Friday, Board President Kalyanmoy Ganguly said, “Each IX to XII class can be divided into two or more separate rooms depending on the social distance and the resources available following the Covid-19 protocol. The students and staff of the school.
This has caused mixed reactions.
Saugat Basu, general secretary of the West Bengal Government School Teachers Association, said, “We think the initial three-hour class for students will help them get used to the environment after a long time.”
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