The Ministry of Education has announced that primary and secondary school classes will resume on 2 June 2020. This follows the end of the Circuit Breaker period on 1 June 2020. Students will be progressively brought back to schools.
Term 3 will commence on Tuesday, 2 June 2020.
Phase 1 – Graduating Cohort in School, Other Levels to Alternate between In-school Classes & HBL
Those from the graduating cohort of Primary 6 and Secondary 4 and 5, will attend school from Monday to Friday.
Students from other levels, in other words those in Primary 1 to 5 and Secondary 1 to 3, will alternate between Home-based Learning and returning to school for lessons on a weekly basis.
For example, selected non-graduating levels will be in school on the first week, spend the second week having Home-based Learning, return to school for classes on the third week before having Home-based Learning on the fourth week.
This will be the arrangement for initial period of Term 3, also known as Phase 1. It is intended to reduce the number of students in school at any point in time.
Phase 1 is expected to minimally last four weeks.
Phase 2 – All Students Return to School
Once there is broader easing of measures at the national level, schools will enter into Phase 2 where students across all cohorts will return to school from Mondays to Fridays.
Safety Measures in Schools
When schools reopen for Term 3, measures which will be in place include requiring students and staff to wear masks, more frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces and minimising inter-mingling between classes. Arrival, dismissal and recess times will be also be staggered.
Physical education lessons will resume but the National Physical Fitness Award (NAPFA) tests will be cancelled.
The National School Games will also be cancelled.
In addition, mass physical gathering will continue to be suspended but CCAs can explore resuming via digital means.