“It is something expected by everyone: a careful return to the complexity in which we continue to travel in different parts of our country, not only in the City of Buenos Aires but also in Santa Fe, Jujuy, Santiago del Estero and the province of Buenos Aires, where we are inaugurating different aspects of the school year in a staggered manner ”the Minister of Education, Nicolás Trotta, assured yesterday in statements to El Uncover Radio.
With a landing in La Pampa, Trotta yesterday completed his road show throughout the provinces in order to promote the dictation of "care" of face-to-face classes.
With this backdrop, and at the same time as the return to part of the schools in CABA (see page **) promoted by Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, yesterday another president of Together for Change, the radical Gerardo Morales, activated the classes in Jujuy in advance, in this case in schools of the initial levels ial and primary.
“The return to classes is one of the central axes of public policy for this year because if there are tragedies that caused the pandemic, one of them is (in) face-to-face education, "said Morales when he kicked off at the Juan Ignacio Gorriti Primary School No. 44, in León, together with the Minister of Education, Isolda Calsina.
With the character of compulsory attendance and an important presence of students, the postcard included the use of masks and distancing, with classrooms of 15 students maximum and face-to-face dictations every other day in grades with many boys.
In some school entrances, there were agglomerations of parents and students, while that requests for a greater frequency were heard in public transport. The next shift will be Monday, for secondary students.
In Santa Fe, meanwhile, began yesterday a period of face-to-face classes every day and until March 12 for 90 thousand students of the last elementary and middle school grades, to complete the 2020 cycle with 180 minutes of classes daily and a 30-minute intermediate recess. "We are talking about almost 1,800 schools and that is a large part of compulsory schooling," said the Secretary of Education, Víctor Debloc.
In some establishments, this return will be completed between today and Monday, due to works in progress and teacher licenses. The school year in the district of the Peronist Omar Perotti will be activated on March 15.
A format with similar borders has been applied since yesterday in Santiago del Estero for the last grades of primary and secondary school, but in this case for students who do not They managed to meet the 2020 pedagogical objectives. In the province governed by Gerardo Zamora (Civic Front) the school year will begin on March 15.
A third face-to-face scheme started yesterday in Buenos Aires, hand in hand with a process of intensification of teaching, to a large extent face-to-face, for primary and secondary students with discontinuous or ongoing trajectories.
“Today (yesterday) classes began with 1,100,000 students who took a subject or that they have to reinforce some content ", said Axel Kicillof in addition to highlighting that" an immense job was done "for it.
For her part, the general director of Culture and Education tion, Agustina Vila, pointed out that “the process of intensification of knowledge is carried out respecting all the necessary protocols: the use of chinstrap permanently, adequate ventilation, frequent cleaning and, above all, the social distance between students and with teachers. ”
The initiative contemplates attendance at schools in contraturn or on Saturdays, in combination with virtual teaching -if necessary- and at times to be defined by each school, until March 30 (April 30 in the case of the last year of high school). The Buenos Aires school year -which involves some 4,150,000 students- will be activated on March 1 for primary school, and on March 8 for secondary school.
In parallel, yesterday the governor of Rio Negro Arabela Carreras began in Río Chico Abajo the 2021 school year in 40 Extended Winter Recess schools, which reaches about 1,100 students. "The protocol will be constantly evaluated in order to adjust it as we begin to work on this new presence," said the provincial Minister of Education, Mercedes Jara Tracchia. The school year in Río Negro will start on March 3.