The schools are splitting students into smaller batches in order of the registration number and fixing slots so that not more than 10 students enter the premises to fill-up higher secondary examination form.
The state higher secondary council on Wednesday announced that form fill-up exercise and submission of enrolled forms would have to be completed between January 6 and 14 without late fine.
The higher secondary exams are scheduled in April.
“Not more than 10 students should be allowed to enter the school premise at a time and physical distancing norms should be strictly maintained,” says a notice signed by council president Chiranjeeb Bhattacharya.
Jayanta Bhattacharya, the headmaster of Hare School, said they would split the 80-odd students of the HS batch in order of number mentioned in the registration sheet.
Students register with the council when they are at Class XI and the council shares the registration number with the schools.
“Once the results of the test (rehearsal) examination is declared on January 10, we will call students in small batches and the timings will be shared with the guardians over WhatsApp,” said Bhattacharya.
On November 1, while announcing the board exams, the council had left it to the schools to decide whether they wanted to hold tests.
But the council on December 1 had mandated that schools have to hold the rehearsal examination.
Satyabati Nadkar, the headmistress of Chetla Girls’ High School, said they carried out the form fill-up exercise during the vaccination of Class XII students on the campus on Monday. “On that day we called students in slots. So along with vaccination we completed the form fill-up exercise. Only a handful of students are left,” said Nadkar.
Vaccination camps for students of Class IX to XII have started in government and government aided schools from Monday with help from the Calcutta Municipal Corporation.
Papia Singha Mahapatra, the headmistress of Sakhawat Memorial Girls’ High School, said they would call 110-odd Class XII students on Thursday in batches, in order of the registration number.
“We wanted to complete the formalities on the day of the vaccination for the Class XII students. But the doctors said the students need not be asked to stay in school for observation. So, we will complete the exercise on Thursday,” she said.
“The slots and the timings have been shared with the guardians through WhatsApp.”
The HS council announced in November that the students would write their papers on their respective campuses from April 2 to 20.
“Even as the schools have been shut from Monday following the spike in cases, we hope that the situation will stabilise before the exams. Hence, the form fill up has been started,” said a council official.