Parents, teachers and schoolchildren in cities and regions where distance learning took place look forward to the second semester of the year, expecting a return to the usual, full-time form of education. And here everything depends on the epidemiological situation in a particular city or region. We looked at the situation in the country and found out that in most regions on January 11, schoolchildren of all grades will sit down at their desks, but as for Moscow, the format of education is still unknown for high school students. Parents are anxiously waiting for the city authorities and the main sanitary body to decide.
In the Kursk region, for example, after the New Year holidays, schools will return to full-time education. So the governor made the residents of the Samara region happy, saying that the epidemiological situation in the region was systematically improving. “I promised my parents that as soon as the situation permits, the children will return to school. We decided that starting from January 11, the children will go out to study in person, having previously discussed this with Rospotrebnadzor and the Ministry of Health, ”says the head of the region Dmitry Azarov.
The same situation is in the Volgograd region:
– Our vacation has not been extended, we leave on January 11. Regarding whether all classes in our school will leave after the winter holidays, I cannot say, monitoring of the sick occurs daily, and, based on this, some classes may be quarantined, ” said the teacher of Russian language and literature 55- 1st school “Valley of Knowledge” in Volgograd Larisa Arachashvili.
Social studies teacher at the Mathematical School in Grozny Alikhan Dinaev:
– Judging by the official data, the peak of the epidemiological situation, the peak of the second wave in the Chechen Republic has been passed. The number of infected people is decreasing every day, so from January 11 we go to work and start classes in full-time mode. For now, we are planning and very much hope that, as in the first half of the year, all classes will be able to study in a traditional format without going to a remote location.
In St. Petersburg, it is also planned that children will enter their school classes after the winter holidays.
But in the Republic of Karelia during the New Year holidays, unfortunately, the number of cases of coronavirus infection increased, and therefore the regional authorities decided to extend distance learning for high school students and winter holidays for primary school students. The scheme is complicated, for different categories of students its own: children from grades 1 to 3 have a rest until January 18, the rest continue their lessons in a distance format. From the 18th, primary school and graduation classes will be included.
“The return to the regular regime will be phased: from January 18, pupils from 1 to 4 grades, as well as 9-graders and 11-graders, will start teaching at schools,” the head of Karelia Artur Parfenchikov announced. And from February 1, all the rest will begin to study full-time: from 5 to 8 grades and 10-graders.
In Moscow, as you know, by the mayor’s decree, the holidays for schoolchildren of all grades were extended until January 17 inclusive. “A first-grader daughter goes to school on January 18,” says Svetlana Novikova from Moscow. – But it is very frustrating if she still has an online format at a music school: how is it possible to learn to play the piano remotely ?! We do not know about the 11th grade son, there was no order for the school. ” “There are many advantages to studying at home, you can move away, have a snack, and then return to the computer, that is, more freedom, you feel relaxed, but, on the other hand, this is not a study, but a profanation, and this year I have to take the Unified State Exam and enter to the university … “, – said her son Dmitry.
The mother of four schoolchildren Elmira told us that her younger children, second and fifth grade, would sit down at their desks on January 18, and the question was open with the high school students: – the mathematics school, where the eldest son is studying in the 11th grade, has not announced anything yet. We really hope that children will return to full-time education, because distance education can only be perceived as additional, it will never replace live communication with the teacher, when energy flows from teacher to student! “
But the Muscovite Stanislava herself chose correspondence courses for her fourth-grader daughter as a pandemic: “We are already studying for two and a half academic quarters without teachers, by correspondence. We have two old people in our family over 80 years old, and my daughter’s immunity is weak, so we are afraid to go to school. We study ourselves, once every two weeks we bring notebooks for checking. Poems and physical exercises we send videos, crafts and drawings – photos; on music, the basics of Orthodoxy, the world around us send reports. But we propose to return to full-time education in January, otherwise the daughter has completely gone wild without society! “
Recall that in each region, decisions on distance learning will be made pointwise, based on the epidemic situation in the classroom or in a specific educational institution.
At the same time, we recall that all schools, if they are full-time, will adhere to the previous sanitary and epidemiological rules for the whole year: temperature measurement, use of sanitizers, and, what saddens parents, students and teachers most of all, there remains a ban on mass school Events. Each class will still have a separate study room, with the exception of classes that require special equipment (physical education, fine arts, labor training, technology, physics, chemistry). There is also a special schedule of lessons and breaks aimed at minimizing the number of student contacts.