A teacher teaches students in class during Jakarta's second phase of school reopening program at Cideng 10 Elementary School in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Jakarta Kicks Off Second-Phase School Reopening

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

JUNE 10, 2021

Jakarta. School bells finally have rung once again as the Jakarta Education Agency kicked off the second phase of school reopening on Wednesday.

A total of 143 schools have passed the test and can join the 86 other schools that had already held their limited in-person learning. Cideng 10 Elementary School in Central Jakarta is among the 76 elementary schools to reopen its doors for the first time since the pandemic started. The three-week trial will last until June 26, 2021.

After over a year of remote learning, fourth-grade teacher Joana and her students finally returned to class on Wednesday. About 16 out of 32 students attended the in-person class with desks moved further apart from one another.

Under the government's protocol guideline, classes must slash 50 percent of their capacity to prevent virus transmission. This does not mean students at home can slack off as they still partake in the lessons via video conference.

During class, Joana did not let her guard down.

She strictly limited excessive interactions between students that could potentially violate health protocols. No chatting in class. No taking off the facemask and leaving it hanging around by the chin. No leaving the classroom during recess is also among the class rules.

The government has set an array of conditions for schools participating in the reopening program.

For instance, schools must provide supporting facilities around the school area to prevent Covid-19. All teachers must also have been vaccinated. In addition, students will need their parents' nod to attend in-person classes.

A student takes a school exam during Jakartas second phase of school reopening program at Cideng 10 Elementary School in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A student takes an exam on her phone during Jakarta's second phase of the school reopening program at Cideng 10 Elementary School in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Students attend Jakartas second phase of school reopening program at Cideng 10 Elementary School in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Cideng 10 Elementary School students attend an in-person class on June 9, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Students participate in online class during Jakartas second phase of school reopening program at Cideng 10 Elementary School in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Those not attending the in-person join in via video conference on June 9, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Students sing Indonesia Raya during Jakartas second phase of school reopening program at Cideng 10 Elementary School in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Students rise and sing the national anthem "Indonesia Raya" at Cideng 10 Elementary School in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A student helps his friend during Jakartas second phase of school reopening program at Cideng 10 Elementary School in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A student helps his classmate during a second-phase school reopening program at Cideng 10 Elementary School in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A student participate in school exam during Jakartas second phase of school reopening program at Cideng 10 Elementary School in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A student participates in the school exam during Jakarta's second phase of the school reopening program at Cideng 10 Elementary School in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A student brings a phone with broken screen during Jakartas second phase of school reopening program at Cideng 10 Elementary School in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A student takes a test on a cracked phone during Jakarta's second phase of the school reopening program at Cideng 10 Elementary School in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A teacher answers a question from her student during Jakartas second phase of school reopening program at Cideng 10 Elementary School in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
"Teacher, I have a question."
A teacher helps out her student at Cideng 10 Elementary School in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2021. ​​​​​(JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Student eats his lunch during Jakartas second phase of school reopening program at Cideng 10 Elementary School in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A student enjoys his lunch at Cideng 10 Elementary School in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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