Assam : New SOP for School Reopening from January 1
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Assam : New SOP for School Reopening from January 1

The government of Assam has released the Standard Operating Procedure guidelines (SOP) for the reopening of schools from January 1, 2021.

The SOP includes the opening and functioning of upper primary schools (Class-VI, VII & VIII) secondary schools (Class-IX, X), senior secondary schools (Class-XI, XII)/ degree colleges/ engineering colleges/ polytechnics/ private educational institutions as well as government and private training and coaching institutes/ universities in the state of Assam which started functioning on a staggered basis and w.e.f 1st January, 2020.

According to the new SOP, Class 1 to 5 will start classes on alternate days, Classes of 1, 2 and 3 standards will be conducted on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. On the other hand, classes of 4, 5, and 6 standards will be conducted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Key takeaways of SOPs issued by the government are:

# The classes from I to V will be held on alternate days.

# The classes of IV and V will be held on every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

# Classes of I, II, and III will be held on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

# The classes will start at 9 AM.

# The classes will end at 1:45 PM.

# Students will be offered midday meals from 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM.

# The heads of the schools have been instructed to maintain the COVID-19 protocols.

# The students will have to come with the permission of the parents.

# The teachers can conduct the online classes also along with regular classes if necessary.

# No meetings, cultural programs could be organized inside the school premises.

# School premises will be sanitized once a week.