Students from the City and Province of Buenos Aires They will return this Monday to face-to-face classes with different protocols, which gave rise to new crossings between the Nation and the Buenos Aires Government due to the way in which the return to the classroom is established.
After the winter break, in the City of Buenos Aires this Monday they will resume the initial and primary levels of public and private institutions. The return will be under the same conditions in which the students attended in person until July 16. The secondary level will return only on WednesdayGiven that this Monday and Tuesday there will be examination tables, and with the return of these students, a different educational scheme will begin in Buenos Aires territory that will gradually seek a class dictation similar to the pre-pandemic times.
In Province, on the other hand, from this Monday Presence will return to all the students of the Buenos Aires educational system, which includes the three levels (initial, primary and secondary) and state and private schools. But students will not be in the classroom on a sustained basis: a weekly face-to-face rotation system. In other words, half a course will attend the establishment one week and the other half will learn remotely from home.
Unlike the previous semester, from this Monday In the City, attendance at classrooms will be compulsory and students who maintain virtuality will be counted absent. This rule will not apply to students who have a risk condition or live with risky people. In those cases, education will continue through platforms. In the Province, with the dual model, the obligation is not contemplated in assists.
Classes start this Monday for the initial and primary level. Photo Luciano Thieberger.
In the Province, face-to-face classes will be throughout its territory. Last week 13 municipalities, which were still in phase 2 and did not have authorization to return to the classroom, finally passed to phase 3. In this way, the students of those parties will be able to attend school.
Until the beginning of July, in the Province classes lasted a maximum of four hours per day and there were 37 municipalities in the interior that were not authorized to open institutions. After the sustained claim of the Organized Parents group and entities that group private schools, the Buenos Aires Government enabled the extension of the schedule and now added the presence throughout the Province.
For its part, the City will take a further step that, according to the educational authorities plan, will resemble the learning process to pre-Covid times, but with chinstrap, distance and cross ventilation. On Wednesday, when the secondary students return, a process that they called “full presence” will begin to be implemented in the fourth and fifth years and in the fifth and sixth years of technical schools.
This scheme will consist of students share the course with all their classmates again and the bubble is made up of the whole year, room or grade. Between the different “bubble-groups”, for example between a fourth-year division and a fifth-year division, a distance must be maintained at least one and a half meters. And within the classroom, the places will be established by the authorities: each student will have a fixed place that cannot be modified.
In the last two years of high school, starting on August 9, students from first, second and third of secondary and first, second, third and fourth of technical schools will be incorporated into the new scheme.
Once secondary school is completed, and provided that the health situation allows it, on August 17, students from the primary level, those of special modality, those of school for adults, those of the non-university higher level and those from the Training Centers will join. Professional. Finally, on August 23, the boys and girls of the initial level will do it.
Since the middle of last year, when in the middle of the strict quarantine, there was talk about a possible return of the students to the classrooms, what decisions regarding education the City makes and what decisions the Province makes, became a political dispute. The last crossing happened this Saturday.
This Sunday the Minister of Education of the Nation, Nicolás Trotta, criticized the Buenos Aires Government and the return of the presence without limitations in the number of students.
“The only thing we are asking the head of government and his Minister of Health, Fernán Quirós, if they have evidence that allows us to confirm that we can have the absolute return of the boys to the schoolsLet them share it, because all the evidence we have is different, “Trotta warned in radio statements.
And in the same sense, he assured that if the Buenos Aires administration sent him the empirical data that justified this educational presence without a bubble, he promised to “be the main interested party in taking it to the Federal Council of Education and modifying the current norm, which establishes a meter and a half inside the classroom, and that was voted by all jurisdictions “.
The school calendar of the City of Buenos Aires
August 2nd: initial and primary level students study in person with the same modality with which they finished before the winter holidays
August 4th: 4th and 5th year high school students and 5th and 6th year technical schools begin to experience “full presence”
August 9: 1st, 2nd and 3rd of secondary school and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th of techniques are added to the “full presence”.
17 of August: Primary level students and students of special modality, school for adults, non-university higher level and Vocational Training Centers join the “full presence”
August 24: Beginning level students are the last segment to enter “full presence”.
End of classes
December 22: end of the 2021 school year in the City of Buenos Aires
The school calendar of the Province of Buenos Aires
August 2nd: return to the presence of all the students of the Buenos Aires educational system
End of classes
December 10: end of the 2021 school year for students of agricultural and technical secondary schools
December 17: last day of the 2021 school year for the rest of the Buenos Aires students