Isso É Por Lá…

… que por cá devem bastar umas idas ao novo programa da Cristina (já será outra vez na TVI?), uns diálogos amigáveis com pivôs com filhos em idade de chatear se ficarem em casa, mais umas pitadas de “profundo sentido do dever cívico” e a coisa resolve-se.

Embora seja verdade que não temos (ainda) governantes ao nível do Trump, embora tenhamos opinadores que pouco se distinguem do governador DeSantis. Porque, subitamente, sem estarem nas aulas com os professores já praticamente todos acham que eles não aprendem. Mesmo se a verdadeira razão é outra.

It Will Take a Village to Open Schools Safely

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Down Under

Dozens of Australian schools shut down after coronavirus outbreaks

Just one week after the state Labor government in Victoria reopened schools for the beginning of term three, dozens of campuses have been forced to close after teachers and students became infected with coronavirus.

According to a public list compiled by the Department of Education, 49 primary and secondary schools in Victoria have closed. Almost all of these are in Melbourne, Australia’s coronavirus epicentre.

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Por França

Abandonaram a obrigatoriedade de um metro de distância, devido à evolução favorável da situação epidemiológica.

Rentrée scolaire 2020 : date, contenu de la circulaire et protocole sanitaire pour septembre

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Dans le cas d’une situation épidémique qui resterait la même qu’en juillet en France (une épidémie maîtrisée, avec quelques clusters / foyers de contamination sous contrôle), la distanciation d’un mètre ne sera plus imposée. Autrement dit, les établissements scolaires ne seront plus obligés de mettre en place à tout prix des mesures pour faire respecter “la distanciation physique individuelle la plus grande possible” dans la classe et entre groupes d’enfants. Le document du HCSP précise ainsi : “La distance physique” d’au moins un mètre “n’est plus obligatoire si” elle s’avère “impossible ou contraignante à mettre en place” ; et les établissements scolaires devront être à même de “garantir (…) l’accueil de la totalité des élèves/étudiants” comme “en période habituelle”. Toutefois, les salles de classes devront, dans la mesure du possible, être  “organisées” de façon à “permettre la plus grande distance possible entre élèves”. Si la distanciation est assouplie, le HCSP insiste sur l’importance du maintien des mesures barrières quand les règles de distanciation sociale ne peuvent être garanties (voir ci-dessous). Le Haut Conseil de la santé publique recommande également aux enseignants de se préparer à pouvoir assurer si besoin une continuité pédagogique si l’épidémie de Covid-19 reprenait à l’automne.

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Por Nova York

N.Y.C. Schools, Nation’s Largest District, Will Not Fully Reopen in Fall

Classroom attendance in September will be limited to only one to three days a week in an effort to continue to curb the outbreak, the mayor said.

About four months after 1.1 million New York City children were forced into online learning, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday that public schools would still not fully reopen in September, saying that classroom attendance would instead be limited to only one to three days a weekin an effort to continue to curb the coronavirus outbreak.

estatua da liberdade

O Ministro Tiago Não Inventou As “Bolhas”

De 2 de Julho, do Department of Education:

Guidance for full opening: schools

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5. Minimise contact between individuals and maintain social distancing wherever possible

Minimising contacts and mixing between people reduces transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). This is important in all contexts, and schools must consider how to implement this. Schools must do everything possible to minimise contacts and mixing while delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.

The overarching principle to apply is reducing the number of contacts between children and staff. This can be achieved through keeping groups separate (in ‘bubbles’) and through maintaining distance between individuals. These are not alternative options and both measures will help, but the balance between them will change depending on:

  • children’s ability to distance
  • the lay out of the school
  • the feasibility of keeping distinct groups separate while offering a broad curriculum (especially at secondary)

It is likely that for younger children the emphasis will be on separating groups, and for older children it will be on distancing. For children old enough, they should also be supported to maintain distance and not touch staff where possible.

Points to consider and implement:

How to group children

Consistent groups reduce the risk of transmission by limiting the number of pupils and staff in contact with each other to only those within the group. They have been used in schools in the summer term in recognition that children, and especially the youngest children, cannot socially distance from staff or from each other and this provides an additional protective measure. Maintaining distinct groups or ‘bubbles’ that do not mix makes it quicker and easier in the event of a positive case to identify those who may need to self-isolate, and keep that number as small as possible.

Já quanto a distâncias nas salas de aula:

Measures within the classroom

Maintaining a distance between people whilst inside and reducing the amount of time they are in face to face to contact lowers the risk of transmission. It is strong public health advice that staff in secondary schools maintain distance from their pupils, staying at the front of the class, and away from their colleagues where possible. Ideally, adults should maintain 2 metre distance from each other, and from children. We know that this is not always possible, particularly when working with younger children, but if adults can do this when circumstances allow that will help. In particular, they should avoid close face to face contact and minimise time spent within 1 metre of anyone. Similarly, it will not be possible when working with many pupils who have complex needs or who need close contact care. These pupils’ educational and care support should be provided as normal.

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Pensamentos Da Pandemia – 20

E se o regresso às aulas do Secundário tiver tanto de ser um “sucesso” que se ignorem sinais claros que de que algo pode estar menos bem nesta ou aquela escola, neste ou aquele agrupamento? Na Grande Lisboa começam a acumular-se “pequenas” situações que podem, eu sei, resultar de reacções de medo extremadas, mas também podem ser mais do que isso. Mas parece que não interessa por aí além que apareçam casos associados a escolas e que isso implique quarentenas exactamente nesta altura, certo?

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