Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur, will keep students of classes IX and X in separate locations so physical distance can be maintained when the residential institution reopens for in-person academic activities on November 16.
Students of Class XI are not being called now.
Those in Class XII are being called. Their board exams are due in April. The plan:
The students of Class IX will stay in hostels for the junior section (V-VII).
“The students of Class IX will stay in two hostels in the junior section. The students of Class X will be provided accommodation in two hostels in the senior section,” said headmaster Brahmachari Turiyachaitanya.
The students of Class XII will be kept in the two hostels of the higher secondary section.
Each hostel has a designated dining area. “We will consider whether the students can be called in batches to the dining area to further reduce chances of gathering,” he said.
The students of Class XI will be called after those in classes IX and X leave the campus following completion of their on-campus annual exams and screening test for Madhyamik. The students of Class IX are expected to be back in January when the session for Class X starts.
“Classes will be held in large halls so the safety protocol can be maintained. Each bench will have a student on either end,” said a school official.
Mask and sanitizer
Wearing a mask is a must at the hostels. There will be elaborate arrangements so students can sanitize their hands frequently.
Students of classes IX and X will arrive on November 12.Those in class XII will arrive on November 14.
The returnees have to carry a RT-PCR negative test report and the test must have been conducted 72 hours before landing at the campus.