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Only pupils of the first – fifth grades will return to schools after the autumn holidays. The rest will continue their education from home. Read the article for why such a decision was made and how the educational process was organized.

How will schoolchildren study after the fall break? Will clubs and sections work in schools? Will discounted travel be available again? We are answering these and other questions from residents about new measures for schoolchildren.

Will the children switch to distance learning after returning from vacation?

From October 19, pupils of the sixth – 11th grades will switch to distance learning for two weeks. For pupils of the first to fifth grades, lessons will resume in full-time format.

Why are the sixth – 11th grades switching to distance learning?

First, older students are more at risk of contracting coronavirus infection. They account for two thirds of sick children.

Secondly, students of the sixth – 11th grades are more successful in adapting to the distance learning format. It’s harder for the younger ones. In addition, younger students must be supervised at home. This is often impossible, since the parents are at work at this time.

Will school sanitation be met when first to fifth grade students return to class?

Yes, as at the beginning of the school year, training will continue with additional security measures. In addition, schools will have almost half the number of children on Monday. It will be easier for children and teachers to comply with sanitary measures and avoid unnecessary contacts.

At the entrance to the building and during the school day, the temperature is measured with non-contact thermometers; sanitizers with antiseptics are installed in the corridors and at the entrance to the premises. Students and employees with signs of SARS, as well as in case of contact with COVID-19 patients, will not be allowed to the school.

Each educational institution has the necessary supply of medical masks. In addition, a thorough cleaning is carried out regularly.

How will the clubs and sections work in schools?

Classes in circles and sections in schools will be held in full-time format, but for students of classes of the same parallel. This will minimize contact between children.

Will distance learning continue in continuing education institutions?

No, all classes in circles and sections, including in the distance format, in palaces and centers of creativity have been suspended from October 19 for two weeks.

Will the after school work work from October 19?

Yes, after the holidays, the after-school groups for the first and fourth grades will resume. As at the beginning of the school year, by the decision of the school and the wishes of the parents, the extended day groups are organized in parallel, that is, separately for the first, second, third and fourth grades.

How will college students study from October 19?

College students will study in full-time format.

How will the issue of preferential meals for 6th – 11th grade students who have switched to distance learning be resolved?

Pupils who are among the beneficiaries (large families, the poor, disabled children and others) will be given food packages for the duration of distance learning. To get them, the parents of the student need to contact the class teacher. You need to have a formalized and documented benefit with you.

What should parents do if a teacher in elementary school went on sick leave, and they are not satisfied with the replacement?

If in an elementary school a teacher over 65 is on sick leave, and his substitute teacher does not suit the parents, then the whole class, at the request of the parents, can switch to distance learning. In this case, they will be able to continue their studies with their former teacher, but in a distance format.

Will school transport cards work?

Yes, transport cards for students in the first – fifth grades will be unlocked. Discount travel for middle and high school students is still suspended.

How will children study in private schools from October 19?

Nongovernmental educational organizations are encouraged to make similar decisions that apply in public schools.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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