The summer holidays are fast approaching, and there are a number of changes happening to the school schedules in Haryana. The unrelenting heat has led to many changes in the timings of both private and government schools. Find out about these changes in Delhi, as well as in the rest of the state.
Changing school timings due to unrelenting heat
In a bid to save the lives of children, the government of Haryana has changed the school timings in all government schools. Now, schools in the state will begin their day at 7 am and conclude at 12 noon. The timings have been changed in view of the unrelenting heat and the health of the children.
The Centre has urged all states and union territories to review their preparedness for the heat wave. It is important to make sure there is sufficient drinking water available and that cooling devices are functioning properly. A number of schools have reduced outdoor activities to save lives and ensure healthy children.
As the heat in the state continues to rise, the government has decided to change the timings of public and private schools in Haryana. Starting from May 4, the new hours will be from 7 am to 12 pm, which is one hour earlier than the previous hours.
The temperature has exceeded the normal limit in Punjab and Haryana, and many school districts have announced a change in timings. Some schools have shifted their start time to 7 am, while others have extended their summer vacation to June or July. Some districts in Rajasthan have also revised their timings.
Changes in school timings in government and private schools
The government has decided to make school timings more convenient for students this summer. Starting from May 4, government and private schools will operate from 7 am to 12 pm instead of 8 am to 2.30 pm. This is to protect the health of children. Parents have also been asking for this change in timings.
The new timings will be followed from the first day of classes in the state. Earlier, school timings in Haryana were 7 am to 12 noon. The government has decided to continue with this schedule till July 2022. The new school timings are also applicable to classes from Grade 1 to 12.
The government has also announced the timings for school reopening. These changes are in place because of the heatwave conditions that were prevalent in May and June. The revised timings will help all schools run smoothly and efficiently. All government schools will be reopened on July 1 and private schools will gradually start sessions again.
Some states have revised the timings of their schools in the state to avoid the scorching heat. Some schools have already shifted their hours to early morning hours to avoid the hottest hours of the day. Others have announced early summer holidays and have postponed classes. The Centre has also warned people to avoid going outside in the sun between 12 noon and 3 pm. The hot weather will begin to subside from Tuesday.
Changes in school timings in Delhi
The central government has asked states to change school timings to protect children from the scorching heat. Haryana’s government has also made changes to its school timings. During the day, schoolchildren should be out of the sun by noon, while after school hours, they should be indoors.
The Haryana government has announced new school timings for classes one to twelve. The new schedule will be effective from May 4, 2022. These timings will apply to government and private schools. Parents and students should be aware of the new timings. This will help them make an informed decision.
After the summer break, schools in Haryana will reopen at 8 am and end at 2pm. This is a change from the previous 7am to noon timings. This change is applicable to all classes in the northern state. This summer break will provide children with a total of 51 days of vacations.
The Punjab government has also announced an early summer break for schools in the state. The state’s chief minister Bhagwant Mann said the move came about after thousands of parents and teachers sought for this. Earlier, West Bengal and Odisha had announced early summer breaks, but Delhi has not yet announced anything. This is because the temperatures in Delhi have reached 40.8 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.