Riyadh — A total of 3.5 million Saudi students in the elementary and kindergarten levels will return on Sunday to in-person classes in more than 13,000 primary schools and 4,800 kindergartens in Saudi Arabia.
The Ministry of Education is continuing the orientation program for the safe return of students in the elementary and kindergarten levels after two years of in-person learning interruption.
The program includes:
- Reassuring students and the families of their safety and the importance of the in-person return.
- Promoting positive behavior by applying preventive measures at school.
- Increasing students’ motivation to interact with educational activities.
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The above is in addition to active communication with families and parents.
In the elementary and kindergarten levels, more than 13,000 primary schools and over 4,800 kindergartens; in the Kingdom will be welcoming students to school on Sunday in a healthy, safe environment.
Schools have prepared reception programs for the returning students, especially new ones entering the elementary and kindergarten levels. The school day is organized to ensure a healthily secured time by applying preventive measures on buses and student areas.
The Ministry of Education has organized elementary and kindergarten students’ return to class; with cultural, recreational, and awareness activities to help the new students adapt to the school environment.
The activities vary between storytelling, cultural and entertainment competitions in the form of The Child’s Theater. Artistic activities, sports activities, and games. Additionally, documenting video clips, distributing gifts to motivate students, and a motivational program to follow preventive measures.
The ministry has completed the readiness of schools in terms of technical maintenance, availability of school equipment, and their preparedness to receive students.
Additionally, several schools in the regions and governorates of the Saudi Kingdom simulated trial runs for the safe return of students; with parents for the children’s confidence and emotional orientation before their actual return.