Winter Vacation Update: Important School Reopening Date

Teachers to attend schools from Feb-21: Admin Secretary

No question of rescheduling the date for reopening of schools: Piyush Singla.

The School Education Department has affirmed that there will be no rescheduling of the reopening date for teachers and students despite adverse weather conditions. Piyush Singla, the Administrative Secretary of the School Education Department, emphasized that the scheduled reopening date remains unchanged.

Here are the key points:

  1. Reopening Date: The teaching staff is expected to return to their respective schools on February 21.
  2. Winter Vacation Period: In November 2023, the School Education Department had announced phased closures for schools in the Kashmir division. The vacation period for primary level classes (up to 8th standard) was from November 28 to February 29, 2024. For classes 9th to 12th, the vacation period was from December 11 to February 29, 2024.
  3. Purpose of Early Return: The early return of teaching staff on February 21 is aimed at ensuring their availability for making necessary arrangements related to the preparation of upcoming examinations.
  4. No Extension of Winter Vacations: Piyush Singla clarified that there is no consideration for extending the winter vacations for the teaching staff.

It’s essential for teachers and students to adhere to the provided schedule, and the decision aims to facilitate the smooth conduct of educational activities despite challenging weather conditions.

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