Arab Today, arab today parents call for schools to close in bad weather
Last Updated : GMT 01:21:23
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Parents call for schools to close in bad weather

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Parents call for schools to close in bad weather

Dubai - Arabstoday

Schools should call-off lessons and should remain closed for the day, during such bad weather conditions, many parents said, expressing resentment over having to send their children to school Sunday. “My child is very young and he suffers from dust allergy like the majority of children here. So it would be of great help if on days like this classes are called off,” Shaira L, mother of a 4-year-old said. Especially if such bad weather conditions are expected, there is no reason why schools shouldn’t be closed for a day or two, she added. Dubai’s education authority, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), told Gulf News that schools have the flexibility to do the needful in response to the weather conditions and other operational issues prevailing on a particular day. “KHDA is aware of some schools shutting down on Sunday,” Mohammad Darwish, Chief of Regulations and Compliance Commission in KHDA, said. “At the start of the academic year, schools submit a calendar to KHDA that complies with the stipulated 175 school days per academic year.” “If there is a change in the calendar submitted at the start of the year, schools are obliged to keep KHDA informed.” Schools can call a day off, if needs be, and then make up for the lost time and lessons in the subsequent days or weeks, Darwish said. The JSS International School in Al Barsha is one of the schools which closed for the day due to the sandstorm. Repton School and the Delhi Private School (DPS), Sharjah, confirmed that they did not hold their extra-curricular outdoor activities yesterday. According to several parents, many other schools did the same too. If it is known in advance that the weather is going to be bad, then schools should be closed as children could fall sick or could have breathing problems during sand storms, Cosie J S, wrote in a Gulf News  website comment. The wait to board the bus in the morning and get off in the afternoon was the worst for children, noted Rashmi Himesh, a parent. DPS-Sharjah principal Vandana Marwaha said that an inter-school cricket event scheduled for yesterday had to be postponed. “It is risky for small children to be outdoor in such weather,” she said. Dubai Indian High School CEO Ashok Kumar said that the turn out in the school was not affected yesterday and classes were held as usual. Another reader suggested developing a contingency plan, wherein if visibility reaches a level that is not safe for driving then it could be declared as a no work day. A reader from Sweden did not agree with the demand for a day off. “So everytime there is a sandstorm or too hot or too much rain people should be off and stay at home?” asked the reader in an online comment, adding that in Sweden people continue to work and children go to school even when snowstorms hit the city. It can come around 50cm of snow and temperature can go down to below minus 25C in the winter. ” You just have to act in a right way for different weather, drive slowly, be alert and try not to be outside more than necessary. Cover your mouth and nose to protect yourself from the sand and wear sunglasses or other protection for your eyes. No it is not a pleasant weather but we are living in a country full of sand and when it is windy it is and will be like this, we cannot close everything because of this,” said the reader.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today parents call for schools to close in bad weather Arab Today, arab today parents call for schools to close in bad weather

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook

GMT 18:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook
Arab Today, arab today Tourist guide explains types of tourism

GMT 18:28 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Tourist guide explains types of tourism
Arab Today, arab today Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures
Arab Today, arab today Iran complying with nuclear deal

GMT 07:14 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Iran complying with nuclear deal
Arab Today, arab today Zainab al-Maliki reveals herTV presenter models

GMT 18:12 2017 Friday ,24 February

Zainab al-Maliki reveals herTV presenter models
View News in Arabic - Education: كتب ومراجع وأبحاث
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Reading therapy relieves mental disorders

GMT 15:39 2017 Friday ,24 February

Reading therapy relieves mental disorders
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Actress Lobna Abdel Aziz proud of her career

GMT 06:08 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Actress Lobna Abdel Aziz proud of her career
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 07:36 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Wafaa Amer is happy for Sherihan’s return

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 20:33 2017 Friday ,17 February

To release new antiques collection

GMT 10:20 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Brazil's top diplomat resigns

GMT 11:54 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Saudis await visitors but will they come?

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 20:02 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday