Bhubaneswar: The higher secondary schools in Odisha has resumed offline classes in schools for Class 10 and 12 students across Odisha on Monday, 26 July after a remaining closed for more than three months because of the restrictions imposed to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
The classes will be conducted from 10 am to 1pm at a stretch. The online classes will remain continued as the attendance of physical classes is no compulsory for the students. It will be the decision of the parents whether to send their children to attend school or not. The schools will remain closed on government holidays.
The Odisha government is also considering on reopening physical classes for Class 9th and 12th standard students from August 16 and September 15, respectively.
The State School and Mass Education Department has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all the schools to follow strictly as classes reopening guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Prior to reopening the schools every nook and corners of the schools have been properly sanitized. Special seating arrangements have been done with social distancing mode. All the students, teachers and staff to carry sanitizers, water bottles and wear double masks.
The schools have kept a separate isolation room for an emergency purpose in case of anybody getting COVID symptoms.