On the 1st of September will sound the hour of the school year, so school children, college students and high school students. Under what conditions ? The department has made initial responses with a (new) health protocol, and numerous easing measures.
We all remember the document of over 60 pages which were required to submit mid-may principals, teachers and students at the time of the déconfinement, text revised a few weeks later for the return of college students and then again the obligation for all to come back on the benches. So here is the health protocol version September 2020.
If children over 11 years will inevitably return with masks in the binder, the most important measure concerns the distancing of physical. It will no longer be necessary ” when it is not physically possible “, whether in the classroom, in the hallways, in the canteen…
The new document, seven pages, states that “the limitation of the mixing between classes and groups of students” will no longer be mandatory.
The motivation of this flexibility is clear, it is essential that all students return to the classroom September 1, while the distance required to get only half a class.
Who will wear the mask ?
The consideration is obvious : middle and high school students will be required to wear a mask in enclosed spaces but also outdoors during their travel. Therefore, they will be forced to wear it in class. The protocol specifies that this obligation is ongoing ” when the distance of one meter cannot be guaranteed and they are placed face-to-face or side-by-side “. Suffice to say all the time !
Teachers also need to be hidden, except… in kindergarten. An exception that the union SNUipp-FSU deems “contradictory” at a time when the wearing of the mask is widespread.
Common games and disinfection
Will students be able to lend erasers, and pens to their classmates ? The protocol does not specify this. It re-authorizes on the other hand ” the provision of shared objects within the same class “, as ” access to games, benches and public spaces and exterior “.
The counterparty, this will be a cleaning disinfectant “surfaces the most frequently affected” at least once per day.