It is biting cold and parents have to send their little children to school early in the morning. It's not a very happy thought for most parents. And with many schools in the city reopening on Monday, parents have already hit the panic button. Acting on their concern, DPS is the first to extend its winter vacations for the primary classes. DPS East of Kailash and DPS Vasant Vihar, which were to reopen on Monday, will now open a week later on December 12. 'We have extended the vacations for our two junior schools because of the cold conditions. This decision is for the students aged between four and ten years. Parents are also concerned about it. So I have written to the chairperson of the DPS management committee to allow us to extend the holidays for the middle classes also,' said Shyama Chona, principal, DPS R K Puram.
Many other schools like Springdales, Apeejay, Pitampura, Modern, Barakhamba Road and government schools are still reopening on Monday. Gyan Bharti, Saket will reopen on Decemebr 7. Few schools like Tagore International, Vasant Vihar, VV DAV School in Vikaspuri will anyway open for students again on December 12. With thick fog and mercury dipping further, parents feel that schools should continue with their vacations for some more days. However, the government is planning to wait and watch before taking a decision. 'We will wait for another day to see if the cold conditions get any worse. We will then decide if the schools need to be closed for longer or not,' said Arvinder Singh Lovely, state education minister.