Govt Announced Winter Vacations for Kashmir Schools

Srinagar, Nov 25: In a much-awaited announcement, the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) has declared winter vacations for all schools across Kashmir division. The decision aligns with the region’s characteristically harsh winters, ensuring students’ safety and well-being during this period of extreme weather conditions.

Phased Vacation Schedule:

The winter vacations will commence in a phased manner, catering to different grade levels. For students up to the 8th standard, the vacation will begin on November 28th, 2023, and extend until February 29th, 2024. For students enrolled in classes 9th to 12th, the vacation period will start on December 11th, 2023, and continue until February 29th, 2024. This phased approach aims to minimize disruptions to the academic calendar and ensure that students have ample time to prepare for upcoming examinations.


Teacher Availability:

Despite the vacation period, all teachers are expected to remain available to provide online guidance and support to students upon request. This measure ensures that students have access to academic assistance throughout the vacation, enabling them to maintain their studies and progress seamlessly.

Return to School:

The order further stipulates that all teaching staff must report back to their respective schools on February 21st, 2024. This early return will allow teachers to make necessary arrangements and preparations for the resumption of classes and the upcoming examinations.

The announcement of winter vacations has been met with positive reactions from parents and students alike. The decision is widely regarded as a prudent measure that prioritizes the safety and well-being of students during the harsh winter months.

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