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Sunday 11 June 2023

AP Half Day Schools 2023 June 12 to 17

AP Half Day Schools 2023 June 12 to 17 conduct of classes from 07.30 AM to 11.30 AM up to 17.06.2023


School Education - Academic Year 2023-24 - Functioning of Schools from 12th June to 17th June 2023 – conduct of classes from 07.30 AM to 11.30 AM up to 17.06.2023- Instructions issued.reg.  Rc.No.ESE02-30027/2/2023-A&I -CSE  Date:11/06/2023


Ref:          

1.This office Procs.Rc.No.ESE02-30027/2/2023-A&I, dt:25.04.2023.

2.Lr.Rc.No.10869/HMFW/CHFW/NHM/2023, dt:10.06.2023, of the Director of Health & Family Welfare Department, Mangalagiri, Amaravati.

3. Weather Predictions communicated by the AP State Disaster Management Authority (AP-SDMA) along with the Weather forecast report by Ministry of Earth Sciences, India Meteorological Department, Met Centre Amaravati.

 

The attention of all the Regional Joint Directors of School Education and the District Educational Officers in the State is invited to the reference 1st read above, wherein they were informed that, the summer vacation to all Schools in the State following state syllabus will be from 01-05-2023 to 11-06-2023 and the Schools will be reopened on 12-06-2023 (Monday) for the Academic year 2023-24.

 

As per the IMD predictions communicated by the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA), the temperatures would record beyond 40°for the next four to five days. As such, movement in high temperatures will lead to serious health issues to the children and vulnerable people.

 

In the reference 2nd cited, the Director of Health & Family Welfare Department, Mangalagiri, Amaravati has informed that, the Government of India have communicated certain Advisories to protect people from Heat Related Illnesses (HRI) and mentioned the salient points that Heat waves have a devastating impact on human health thereby increasing the number of heat wave casualties. The health impacts of Heat Waves typically involve dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and/or heat stroke. The signs and symptoms are as follows: Heat Cramps: Ederna (swelling) and Syncope (Fainting) generally accompanied by fever below 39°C i.e.102°F. Heat Exhaustion: Fatigue, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps and sweating. Heat Stoke: Body temperatures of 40°C i.e. 104°F or more along with delirium, seizures or coma. This is a potential fatal condition.

 

Measures to be taken in case of any of these conditions:

  • Move the person to a cool place under the shade
  • Give water or a re-hydrating drink (if the person is still conscious) Fan the person
  • Consult a doctor if symptoms get worse or are long lasting or the person is unconscious
  • Cool the person by putting a cool wet cloth on his/her face/body 
  • Loosen clothes for better ventilation.

Keeping in view of the recommendations made by the Director, Health & Family Welfare department and the weather predictions issued by AP SDMA, in order to ensure the well-being of Children in schools, Government of Andhra Pradesh has decided to change the timing of schools from 07.30 AM to 11.30 AM from 12.06.2023 to 17.06.2023. All Government, Private and Aided schools in the state belonging to all managements and boards shall abide by these timings.


Further the various activities in the government schools shall be taken up as follows during 12.06.2023 to 17.06.2023:

 

1

Instructional hours

7.30 a.m to 11.30 a.m

2

Ragi Java serving

Between 8 30 a.m to 9.00 a.m

3

Mid-Day Meal

11.30 a.m to 12 Noon

 

Hence, all the Regional Joint Directors of School Education and the District Educational Officers in the State are hereby instructed to inform to all the Head Masters to conduct classes from 07.30 AM to 11.30 AM from 12.06.2023 to 17.06.2023 and also to disseminate the health impacts of heat waves to all the teachers, parents and students. Also take all measures as recommended by the GoI in the interest of health of the students.


From 19th June 2023 on wards the schools shall function as per the prescribed timetable mentioned in the Academic Calendar 2023-24.


Top priority should be given to this item of work.


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