The Haryana state government will begin classes for first and second grade students on March 1, 2021, while schools will reopen for third and fifth grade students on February 24, 2021. Public schools have reopened to students in stages, upper secondary and upper secondary students first be called to follow physical classes. Classes for students are reportedly held from 3 p.m. at 5 p.m. from 10 a.m. at 1:30 p.m.
Parents of students attending classes must provide the school principal or classroom teacher with a consent letter before sending the students to schools. However, parents also have the option to continue with students’ online classes if they see fit, as the government has ruled that schools cannot force parents to send their children to school.
Schools for students in grades 6-12 have already started across the state in recent months following the COVID-19 pandemic protocols. The state government then made the decision to reopen schools for students in grades 3-5, and the students attending the class were also asked to review the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines issued by the state government and central to follow published standard operating instructions.
Schools are divided into three wings for better management. If a student tests positive for COVID in a particular wing, that wing will be closed for 10 days and the entire school will be renewed. If more than one wing tests positive for COVID, the entire school will be closed for 10 days.