Abu Dhabi (Gulf Inside) School students in Abu Dhabi will be able to go back to school from August 30, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) announced today (July 21).
In a statement sent today, (ADEK) said it has worked extensively with schools, parent representatives, teachers and relevant authorities over the past few months to make these return-to-school policies as comprehensive as possible. ۔ Policies are designed around four main pillars: safe operations, teaching and learning, staff and student welfare, and community support.
In terms of safety measures, schools need to set aside time and space to ensure social distance and minimize people-to-people interactions. Protective equipment should be in place, including screens, partitions and other measures. Hygiene standards must also be maintained, and schools must be cleaned regularly.
ADEK is also working with schools to ensure that students receive support in a number of matters, including fee waivers, deferred payments and monthly installments for tuition fees.