Schools reopen in Sikkim

After a long gap because of the pandemic, schools in Sikkim reopened from today, adhering strictly to COVID-19 protocol.
The Director of Elementary Education and Samagra Shiksha Bhim Thatal said that all schools will follow COVID-19 protocol while students’ attendance will be voluntary and on the consent of parents.
Government schools in the State have been functioning since September 21, 2020, with 50% of the teaching and non-teaching staff members attending the workplace and students from classes IX to XII attending classes voluntarily (with the written consent of their parents).
Classes VI to VIII will resume with students attending voluntarily from November 2 and classes III to V may resume from November 23, 2020, subject to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
The government has cancelled winter holidays, and classes will function on all working days while Saturday will be a half-day.
Meanwhile, all notified Government holidays will be observed by the schools.
The next academic session, which was supposed to begin on February 02, 2021, will now begin on February 15, 2021.