Schools across the UAE will reopen on August 30, although the decision to welcome students to campuses is still under review. “They will see their best friends but unfortunately will not even be able to hug them. “We believe that it would be safe to go back to school. Last month, four out of five teachers around the globe said it is not yet safe to return to the school, according to a poll of more than 4,000 teachers from 33 countries carried out by T4 conference, one of the world’s largest education conferences. Pawan Singh / The National, People wear protective face masks while waiting for the bus in Al Satwa area of Dubai. Schools would then consider other approaches such as blended learning, or pupils attending school in batches or at different times. Every School. School Holidays Summer Holiday This will have a big impact on them when they return.”. Education Minister Priya Manickchand announcing the reopening of schools. “Everything in the school that goes beyond the classroom and teaching will have to be transformed digitally.”. The second scenario is a transitional phase after the virus has disappeared and the country makes a gradual recovery. Hopefully, once the situation of Covid-19 is under control and there seems to be no spread and threats of Life and people getting infected from this virus , schools shall reopen in the UAE in September 2020 all over the Dubai, United Arab Emirates. “If pupils want to play contact sports, that may not be possible," he said. Schools may follow a hybrid model, a mix of online and on-campus classes, as educators and policymakers try to determine what classrooms should look like during the pandemic. Last week, the UAE’s Ministry of Education said that any decision for the academic year 2020-2021, slated to begin in September, is still under review and will be taken based on the prevailing health situation and precautionary measures. Chris Whiteoak / The National, Safety measures put in place at Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh temple in Dubai as places of worship hope to reopen soon. The third scenario meanwhile is planned in the event that life returns to normal and this plan includes the incorporation of both direct and distance learning, but this will be done in proportion of 70 per cent direct education and 30 per cent e-learning so that ‘technological development and the transition to digital education can be maintained. Must Read: Memory Lane: The SchoolsCompared.Com’s UAE Top School Awards 2018 . Via Biella 3 - 00182 Roma Via Aurelia 1051/1053, 00166 Roma Chris Whiteoak / The National, Mohamed Hawas Al Sadid, chief executive of the Ambulatory Healthcare Services checks the Covid-19 assessment center at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi. Parents react to announcement that UAE schools likely to reopen in September. Dr Hoteit said parents would be monitoring whether schools will be opening in their home countries to make decisions on whether they should return home. In South Korea, more than 200 schools were forced to close again last month, days after they had opened, due to an increase in the number of coronavirus cases. Chris Whiteoak / The National, Security guard checks the temperature of a visitor at the Al Awir fruit and vegetable market during a hot and humid day in Dubai. Teaching staff will return to school on August 23rd, 2020 to prepare for the academic year, giving teachers and school staff a seven-week summer holiday. Schools in the UAE are scheduled to open on August 30, but there is no confirmation yet on whether remote learning will continue into the next academic year. Teachers in these schools will start their vacation from July 9. Must Read: Dubai School Fees 2016/17 – Every School, Every Year Group . A majority of schools will open to a majority of pupils," Mr Williamson told The National on Sunday. Here, direct education will return at a rate ranging between 30-50 per cent. UAE summer school holidays and reopening dates announced The directive is applicable to both public and private schools The summer vacations … However, Indian schools in the UAE have begun their 2020-21 academic session from this April. TRENDING. “Every country in the world is going through this dance where they open [the economy] and look at how virus is, then decide if they want to open up," she said. School Holidays Summer Holiday. The Education Ministry on Saturday announced that schools will be reopened on November 9 for ‘face-to-face’ classes. Sir Christopher Stone, global chief education officer at Gems Education, said fallback procedures would be in place at schools in case there is a surge in cases. Tony Elzoghbi, board executive at Kent College in Dubai, said schools across the country are waiting for the official direction to plan activities for the next academic year. The first is the continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic, where e-learning will remain 100 per cent of the education process. Read more: UAE issues guidelines on reopening schools, universities in September 2020 Tags News schools Sharjah Sharjah Private Education Authority Sharjah Private schools UAE Victor Besa / The National, Staff at the Nightjar Coffee cafe in Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai follow strict procedures to ensure health and safety measures put in place by Dubai Municipality. Schools in the UAE are preparing different plans for a post Covid-19 reopening, with many being expectant that schools will be operational in September. Education officials though have suggested three possible scenarios. With social distancing being part of the new norm, this will be difficult for them.”. The new academic year for students will begin on August 30, while teachers will end their break a week earlier on August 23, media reports have indicated. "They will be interacting differently, playing differently, and will be asked to wash their hands very frequently.”. Antonie Robertson / The National, A woman wearing a face mask walks past art work depicting Emirati boys playing in Al Satwa area in Dubai. Must Read: Memory Lane: The SchoolsCompared.Com’s UAE Top School Awards 2018 . No directives have yet been issued as to whether students would be required to attend classes within their schools or whether they will continue their e-learning programmes once they start the new academic year. Schools to reopen on Nov 9 for Grades 10, 11, 12. Pawan Singh / The National, People have lunch at Cafe Isan in JLT on a sunny day in Dubai. The whole pupil journey will have to be re-imagined by the authorities, said BCG’s El Hachem. Schools will need to prepare for scenarios in case of an infection or a potential outbreak, Related: Coronavirus: UAE's most expensive schools forecast to take hit as parents look to save cash. Antonie Robertson / The National, Coronavirus: UAE's most expensive schools forecast to take hit as parents look to save cash, Schools in the UAE are scheduled to open on August 30, four out of five teachers around the globe said it is not yet safe to return to the school. Must Read: The Arbor School, Al Furjan – The Review 2020/21. Pawan Singh / The National, Rami, a jeweller, cleans a ring in a Dubai store. COVID-19 impact: Some call for option to homeschool with fee reductions, reduced workload . The distance learning programme that began in March this year was earlier extended until the summer break. Must Read: The Arbor School, Al Furjan – The Review 2020/21. Pawan Singh / The National, Pedestrians wear protective face masks in Dubai's Al Satwa area. Ex... KHDA Issues Rules: New Official Dates for Dubai School Holidays . The emotional wellbeing and mental health of pupils will be extremely important when schools reopen as pupils have been studying at home for months with no social interaction. Dubai: As the annual school summer break nears, most families in the UAE are still in the dark about when schools will reopen. “They will also have to think about the wellbeing of pupils who have been confined for many months and have not interacted with their peers. Click here for the UAE's public holidays. We will follow their policies. Read more: Decision on 2020-2021 academic year ‘under review’ – UAE education ministry. Click here for the UAE's public holidays. Strict precautionary measures will need to be in place if schools bring pupils back to the campus. Ex... KHDA Issues Rules: New Official Dates for Dubai School Holidays . "We have to see what the authorities will allow. Health and safety precautions will be increased with schools investing in fumigation, germicidal lamps, and thermal scanners. “Schools remain critical as they are linked to parents rejoining the workforce and contributing to [or even remaining in] the economy. Must Read: 2020 Dubai School Fees and KHDA Ratings. They will get their temperature checked before the morning attendance, play contact-free sports, and will sit metres away from their peers. Pawan Singh / The National, A worker cleans signs outside an Emirates NBD branch on Al Wasl road in Dubai. Schools across the UAE will reopen on August 30, although the decision to welcome students to campuses is still under review. “When schools reopen, we will have a very strong emphasis on preventive measures and social distancing,” said Dr Leila Hoteit, managing director and head of education at BCG.