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What does NewAge look like after lock down?

Did we any time thing we might face such a drastic change within us?

Definitely the answer will be No, as we were all facing this new situation- the Pandemic with a great difficulty, it is a great challenge for the schools also to maintain and keep the hygiene & safety norms as priority.

For schools, children are priority and New Age Pre School is focusing on all possible way to establish a safe and secured place for the kids. Post lockdown, New Age Pre School has taken a step ahead to help the Parents and kids to experience smooth functioning of their ongoing classes without any interruption in their daily routine as it is the foremost responsibility of the school to ensure that all kids are safe and have a healthy educational environment.

New Age School has experienced and best teachers who are flexible and handling the classes in the best way. Although they classes are on virtual platforms, they are very efficient and we have positive response from our parents for the work we do to ensure the child’s learning cycle is never interrupted.

Lockdown has not stopped or interrupted our work we have continuously proved our efficiency in handling the situation in a better way as we understand that parents are also working from home and it’s very difficult to handle kids and job from one place. We try to handle classes in such a way that each child is interested in the learning process.

Our New Age School is the best schools in North Bangalore as we strive to work together along with parents for the betterment of kids’ future.

Here are few steps which we would like to follow when schools reopen, it is important that precautions are taken both inside and outside the classroom to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Physical distancing at school
  • Practicing health and hand hygiene 
  • Cleaning and disinfecting tips for the classroom 
  • Actions to take if a student appears sick

A key lesson learned during the pandemic is the key role that teachers play in ensuring that learning continues. As schools reopen, a lot will depend on teachers to ensure that children will be able to continue their education in a safe and healthy environment.

1. Physical distancing at schools

When it comes to physical distancing, it is important that you establish some classroom ground rules in accordance with the procedures established by your school’s administration.

  • Maintain a distance of at least 1 meter between everyone present at school
  • Increase desk spacing (at least 1 meter between desks), stagger recesses/breaks and lunch breaks (if difficult, one alternative is to have lunch at desks)
  • Limit the mixing of classes for school and after-school activities. For example, students in a class will stay in one classroom throughout the day, while teachers move between classrooms; or classes could use different entrances, if available, or establish an order for each class to enter and leave the building/classroom
  • Use signs, ground markings, tape, barriers and other means to maintain 1 meter distance in queues around entrances
  • Encourage students not to gather and socialize in big groups upon leaving school grounds.

Encourage your students to stick to the rules, it can be helpful to create a dos and don’ts list with them.

2. Health and hand hygiene

Teachers have a critical role to play in ensuring students understand the precautions they should take to protect themselves and others from COVID-19, and it is important you lead by example in the classroom.

Hand washing is one of the easiest, more cost efficient and effective way of combating the spread of germs and keeping students and staff healthy. Encouraging students to get into the practice of regularly washing their hands and/or applying hand sanitizers at key moments, such as entering and leaving the classroom; touching surfaces, learning materials, books, and after using a tissue to blow their nose.

Students should always cough and/or sneeze into their elbow. However, if by accident they do so in/on their hands, instruct them to immediately wash their hands or apply hand sanitizer. If students sneeze or cough into a tissue, ensure that it is disposed of immediately and that they wash their hands. It is extremely important to normalize the idea of frequent and routine hand washing.

Even with clean hands, encourage students to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth. Germs can transfer from those areas on to their clean hands and spread around the classroom this way. So hand wash is required frequently. Mask wearing in schools is recommended and need to be followed.

3. Cleaning and disinfecting

Daily cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces and objects that are touched often, such as desks, countertops, doorknobs, computer keyboards, hands-on learning items, taps, phones and toys.


Immediately cleaning of surfaces and objects that are visibly soiled are done on daily bases .If surfaces or objects are soiled with body fluids or blood, use gloves and other standard precautions to avoid coming into contact with the fluid. Remove the spill, and then clean and disinfect the surface.

Avoiding high-risk and high-touch areas in their school/classroom. For example, not touching the railing while walking up and down the stairs, or keeping classroom doors open to avoid touching door-knobs

4. Actions taken in NewAge if one of your students appears to be sick

Identifying COVID-19 symptoms
The most common symptoms are fever, cough, and tiredness. Other symptoms can include shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, confusion, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, and skin rashes.


Steps taken if any child is having any symptoms.

  • We see that the child is moved from classroom and kept separate from other kids.
  • The child will be taken care by a care taker until parents come and pick the child.

Points to be remembered

  • Consider daily screening for body temperature, and history of fever or feeling feverish in the previous 24 hours, on entry into the building for all staff, students and visitors to identify persons who are sick 
  • Ensure a procedure for separating sick students and staff from those who are well – without creating stigma – and a process for informing parents, and consulting with health care providers/ health authorities wherever possible
  • Students/ staff may need to be referred directly to a health facility, depending on the situation/ context, or sent home.
  • Develop a standard of operation if temperature screening is required.
  • Share procedures with parents and students ahead of time.


Conclusion


I conclude this blog with a positive view that we need to overcome this pandemic in all possible by following all the safety precautions and work together with confidence to overcome the pandemic.

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