A phased-in approach will be implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for students returning to school commencing 7th September, 2020.
It means not all students will return to the classroom at the same time.
Explaining the rationale for such a decision, Acting Education Officer, Administration, Denise Mills stated this will give students time to adjust to what will become the “new norms,” with health protocols and revised timetables among other guidelines.
As it relates to public schools in the phased-in approach, kindergarten and grades 1, 2 and 6 students will return to school in the week commencing 7th September, 2020, while students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will return from week 2.
The acting education officer, administration, revealed while all classes will eventually resume in the public school system, some institutions will operate a shift system. In those circumstances, week 1 will be for kindergarten, Grades 1, 2 and 6 only and week 2, all classes to include Grades 3, 4 and 5 will operate under the shift system.