In Meghalaya, school students will get winter break from December 21.

The schools will again re-open on January 11, 2021.

A notification in this regard was issued by the Principal Secretary for the Meghalaya Education Department, DP Wahlang.

The notification stated that the “Adjusted Academic Calendar” for all classes has been revised, except those appearing for Board Examinations in 2021.

The notification stated that all schools will conduct the final examination/assessment from March 11 to 20 next year and the term break will be from March 21 to 31.

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The State government has also fixed April 1 next year as the date for commencing the new academic session for 2021-22.

Classes for Standard 9 to 12 will fully reopen on January 11 next year in both urban and rural areas for completion of courses and preparation of the Board Examination, 2021.

Classes for standard 6 to 8 will fully re-open in rural areas and partially open in urban/semi urban towns of Shillong, Jowai, Nongpoh, Tura, Byrnihat, Jorabat and Khanapara.

Classes for Standard 1-5 will partially open in rural areas and remain closed in urban/semi urban towns.

“The school managing committee shall consult with the stakeholders – parents, district health officials and local community – prior to reopening of any category of classes,” the notification stated.

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