Shortening the summer vacation of elementary and junior high schools Tokyo 23 wards already decided the Corona Virus May 19 16:10
As schools continue to be closed at elementary and junior high schools in Tokyo due to the new coronavirus, interviews with each district show that in Tokyo 23 wards, four wards have already decided to shorten the summer vacation to catch up on classes, and that 14 wards are considering shortening.
Public elementary and junior high schools in Tokyo’s 23 wards are closed until the end of this month, when the “declaration of an emergency” is due.
Because of the delay in classes, the two wards of Meguro, Kita, Adachi, and Edogawa wards have already decided to shorten their summer vacation, and they have been informed by their parents. The period of summer vacation will be shortened from August 1 to 24 in Meguro Ward, August 1-23 in Kita Ward, August 8-23 in Adachi-ku, and 24 th from August 8 to 24 in Adachi-ku, and 10 days to 3 weeks from the usual year.
In addition, the 14 wards are considering specific dates in the direction of shortening, and the remaining five wards are considering whether to shorten them.
On the other hand, there are challenges to shorten the summer vacation. According to the board of education in each district, the installation of air conditioners in classrooms is progressing, but it is a challenge to have children who go to school and during recess and during recess, summer courses of cram schools, sports team activities and classes overlap, and whether they can prepare school lunches that were not originally scheduled.
In addition, the delay of the class cannot be solved only by shortening the summer vacation, and it is said that it is considering increasing the class on Saturday in Meguro ward and Edogawa ward, and canceling the event and spending the free time for the class.
Summer vacation shortening one after another in the whole country
The movement to shorten the summer vacation and to secure the class time is spreading all over the country.
In addition to making the summer vacation a day from The Day of The Moon to The Day of The Month, The City of Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, has shortened the summer vacation to the day from the day of the month to the day of the month, and the city of Fukuoka will shorten the class time to the day from the day of the month to the day of the month.
In addition, there is a municipality in Okinawa prefecture that makes the summer vacation a day, and The City of Nagoya has decided to shorten the summer vacation by about a week, and shorten the winter vacation by one day.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has issued a notice that it is necessary to enhance school guidance based on the burden of children and faculty, in addition to the situation of infection in the region, and cited measures such as shortening summer vacation, using Saturdays, and organizing time allocation, as a concrete method.