With a view to the new school cycle 2021-2022, which is expected to begin on August 30, 2021, according to the Ministry of Public Education (SEP), some states have already reported that they will return to face-to-face classes, due to the fact that they are in the green traffic light of covid-19.
The Secretary of Public Education, Delfina Gómez, has reported that the current cycle will not undergo modifications and classes will end on July 10 to start the summer vacation period, which will end on August 29.
On MILLENNIUM We made a count of the governors who have reported on the return to face-to-face classes in their states and on how it is planned to be safe to avoid coronavirus infections, both in students, teachers and educational personnel of the different schools.
For a safer return to class, la SEP enabled a massive online course on safe return to return to face-to-face classes, which has been running since May 21.
Despite the fact that in Mexico City some schools returned to face-to-face classes, which were suspended due to the change to yellow traffic light, lThe Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, assured that there are sufficient conditions for the capital to return to face-to-face classes in August, especially if the progress in vaccinating teachers and educational personnel is taken into account.
During her press videoconference on April 17, the president pointed out that the return to the classroom will be carried out with health measures, such as healthy distance and the use of face masks, but everything will depend on the evolution of the pandemic from covid-19.
The governor of Coahuila, Miguel Ángel Riquelme Solís, assured that the face-to-face return to classrooms in public schools is scheduled for August 31, while private schools could do so on the 10th of the same month, using a mixed model.
The state president commented that the return will be gradual, where only 25 percent of the students in basic education would attend, that is, at the kindergarten, primary and secondary levels.
Guanajuato estimates return to face-to-face classes until 2022
According to the governor of Guanajuato, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo, the return to face-to-face classes could occur until 2022, when most of the population is vaccinated against covid-19 and herd immunity has been achieved.
The governor said It would be ideal for states that have expressed their intention to acquire the vaccine by their own means could do so before August, but even if this were the case, it would be extremely difficult to think about returning to classes in person during the second semester of the year.
Next September 3 was established as the date for the return to face-to-face classes in the state of Guerrero, although that will happen after work commissions are formed in which the state government, teachers and parents will participate to refine agreements.
The governor of the state, Hector Astudillo Flores, announced that commissions will be formed during the next week, which will include the subcommittees of Basic Education, Higher Secondary Education, Logistics, Regulations and school attendance, Academic Strengthening, Distribution of Books and Regional Services.
At a press conference, he highlighted that for the return to school to take place, two fundamental conditions must be met: la permanence in epidemiological traffic light in green and that the majority or all of the personnel that work in the schools are vaccinated against covid-19.
Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, governor of Jalisco, announced that the state is ready to return to face-to-face classes for August 23, however, he said that it is yet to be confirmed, but that it would already be in optimal conditions for that date.
Alfaro Ramírez affirmed that they have the necessary conditions to have a new school cycle, orderly, safe, with all the health protocols, with the connectivity of Red Jalisco in the schools and with the dignified infrastructure that is required for this return to the schools. classrooms are done correctly.
The general director of the State Institute of Public Education of Oaxaca (IEEPO), Francisco Ángel Villarreal, reported that in the state The return to face-to-face classes in the month of August will be voluntary and gradual in the 13,600 schools at the basic, upper secondary and higher education levels.
On June 10, the official mentioned that by convocation of the governor Alejandro Murat A dialogue has been started with parents and teachers of the different teaching structures to determine the form and method in which face-to-face classes will be returned from the last week of August.
The governor of Puebla, Miguel Barbosa Huerta, He maintained that the return to face-to-face classes in the state will be in August, and although he stated that the covid-19 is still in force, he made it clear that the next school year will not be virtual.
During a press conference on May 28, the governor said that if classes are not returned in person, the impact on the educational system “would be enormous, profound.”
States that have already returned to face-to-face classes
The SEP has the registry of some entities in which the return to classes in person is already carried out under the mixed modality and in a staggered manner.
Such states are:
- Baja California
- Mexico City
- Mexico state
- New Lion
- San Luis Potosi
On May 31, the governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, He mentioned that they hope that in August they can return to classes in person throughout the state.
As part of the start of the pilot plan back to face-to-face classes, García Cabeza de Vaca indicated that this face-to-face return will be gradual, responsible, voluntary and safe.
With information from Óscar Rodríguez, Edith Álvarez, Carlos Morales, Rogelio Agustín Esteban, Karla Victoria Rodríguez, Wendoline Adame