Eight districts will start their winter school break next Monday, with which all students and teachers in the country will be on vacation, since another 16 provinces had started their mid-year break a week ago.
On this occasion, the city and the province of Buenos Aires, Chaco, Corrientes, Formosa, Santa Cruz, Santiago del Estero and Tierra del Fuego are going to start the holidays that will last until July 29.
In addition, according to the schedule provided by the Federal Council of Education for this year, they continue with the winter break until July 22 Catamarca, Chubut, Córdoba, Entre Ríos, Jujuy, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Misiones, Neuquén, Río Negro, Salta, San Juan, San Luis, Santa Fe and Tucumán.
Although most of the provinces ordered, after the coronavirus pandemic, to grant two weeks of complete rest without activities for the student and teacher community, the educational authorities of several districts announced that they will analyze a design of new schedules to apply in primary schools. the extension of one hour of weekly class as had been agreed with the national government to retrieve content.
In Formosa, the Ministry of Culture and Education directed by Luis Basterra indicated that the vacations will be “for the three educational levels: initial, primary and secondary, both from public establishments and those of private management, whose students must return to the classrooms on Monday August 1”.
In addition, he noted that “The school nutritional service will be guaranteed during these days” vacation.
Regarding the time extension in the school day, educational sources said that “the political decision to take 4.15 to 5 hours in all primary education in the province is being adjusted with the technical areas of the Ministry.”
Basterra recently highlighted that there will surely be some exceptions for logistical reasons, but the intention is that “During the entire second quarter, all schools will join this extension of the timetable.”
In Santa Fe, sources from the provincial Ministry of Education said that also after the winter break, the scheme will be designed to begin implementing the time extension in its primary schools.
This issue, agreed upon at the last June meeting of the Federal Education Council, seeks to add at least one hour of classes daily to incorporate 20% of effective time for student learning and with special emphasis on the subjects of language and mathematics, understood as priority areas that require greater attention.
with the governor @RaulJalil_ok We signed an agreement so that 60% of the schools in Catamarca have one more hour of class per day so that girls and boys learn more Language and Mathematics. Education requires permanent work and continuous investment. pic.twitter.com/0nAc4YbvVt
— Jaime Perczyk (@jaimeperczyk) July 15, 2022
In the last week, the Minister of Education of the Nation, Jaime Perczyk, signed agreements with the governments of Tucumán, Chaco, Santa Cruz and Catamarca to implement after the winter holidays one more hour of classes per day to allow, according to the official, that “students can intensify learning in Language and Mathematics, which are the basis of any other knowledge”.
Minister Perczyk’s proposal, approved by resolution 426/21 of the Federal Council of Education (CFE), provides that primary schools start to have a minimum floor of 25 hours per week.
Meanwhile, in Mendoza, the educational authorities pointed out that classes will return on Tuesday 26since the 25th will be a provincial holiday for the Day of the Patron Santiago.
In the case of Río Negro, in addition to the formal vacations from July 11 to 22, there is a Extended Winter Break (RIE) that began on July 4 and will end on August 5 in the rural towns most affected by the cold and snow that usually cover the province every winter, for which activities are interrupted to avoid endangering the community educational.
Among the provinces that will begin their winter break next Monday, educational sources from Buenos Aires, Corrientes, Formosa and Santa Cruz said they plan to hold teacher training sessions in the second stage of the year, without cutting the holidays.