Guidance on the Coronavirus Disease 


At Ekya, the child is at the heart of everything we do and we work to enable children to be thinkers, doers, and change-makers. With the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, we understand how hard it is for your child to stay at home missing their classes, teachers, and friends. We understand that the parent and student community need our support now more than ever.   

The health and safety of the Ekya community are of paramount importance. Ekya Schools has been monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19, and we will continue to work closely with health and government agencies to do everything possible to ensure your child is back in school soon.

While we continue to keep track of this pandemic, we will update our community on this page on any news or decisions taken to support and protect our community.

Health and Hygiene Practices

Launch of Academic Year 2020-21

Support and Well-being

Learning Approach

Technology and Tools

Campus Readiness

 

Launch of Academic Year 2020-21

We are looking forward to starting the new academic session with renewed vigor and enthusiasm. We will be conducting virtual classes for the students to continue with their formal learning until it is safe for our students to return to school in person. 

Block

Opening Date of Virtual School

Early Years

8 June 2020

Grades 1- 2

1 June 2020

Grades 3-5

1 June 2020

Grades 6-8

26 May 2020

Grade 9- 10

26 May 2020

Grade 11

1 June 2020

Grade 12

26 May 2020

Advanced-Grade 12

26 May 2020

IGCSE Grade 9- 10

1 June 2020

 

 

Support and Well-being

At Ekya, the well-being of every student is valued and supported. The program helps students flourish in both academic and social realms.  Developing well-being means supporting the whole child, not only academic achievement but cognitive, social, emotional, and physical wellbeing.  We have been providing support to our students to navigate through the COVID-19 situation since April 2020.  We will continue to provide support to the best extent possible to the student community.  

We have a team of dedicated School Counsellors who are available for our students during the Summer break between 9 AM and 4 PM, Monday to Friday

Once we reopen the virtual school in May, the Counsellors will be available for our students between 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday. 

Students can reach out by clicking on the link given for their campus to fix an appointment with our Counsellors and we will get back to you with a time slot. 

Student Support – BTM

Student Support – Byrathi

Student Support – ITPL

Student Support – JPN

Student Support – CMR NPS

 

 

Learning Approach

Our lives have changed drastically due to the COVID pandemic.  However, we are ensuring that students’ education remains uninterrupted.  

We are excited to launch our virtual school, which will include online classes, self-study time, school assessments, daily meetings, and co-curricular activities. 

The pedagogy for online learning varies from classroom learning. ‘What’ children will learn will not change. The difference will be in ‘how’ children will learn. We have taken an informed approach to design the learning experience for our children. Our in-house curriculum team proposes a blended learning approach, a mix of synchronous, and asynchronous learning approaches. The synchronous learning approach supports learning in real-time through video using video conferencing tools such as Google Meet, where the students and teachers have to be online at a given time. We will share the timetable on PowerSchool so that children can log in using the link provided. Asynchronous learning allows students to learn without having to be online at the same time as their peers and teacher. This includes learning using resources such as assessments, videos, content created, and curated by the in-house curriculum team shared through PowerSchool which can be accessed by the student and allows for self-study. Asynchronous learning is an important component of learning as it serves to support the learning that happens in real-time with the teacher and peers.

 

 

Technology and Tools

We are integrating award-winning technological platforms to provide adequate learning that is interesting, meaningful, and fun.

The following digital tools will be used –

  1. PowerSchool Portal
    This is our learning management system. You will find all the updates, schedules, learning resources uploaded here. Children will also use PowerSchool to submit their assignments and participate in discussions. Teachers will also record children’s attendance on PowerSchool. Parents and teachers can also communicate with one another using this platform.
  2. Schoology
    Schoology is a web-based learning management system.
  3. Conferencing Tool – Zoom 
  4. G Suite  

 

 


Campus Readiness

A thorough deep cleaning of the entire campus is planned prior to campus opening. We have conducted specialized training for all our housekeeping staff with a specific focus on disinfecting and sanitizing all areas and maintaining high levels of hygiene and cleanliness across our campus. All visitors and staff entering the campus will have to first undergo temperature checks at our security gates as a first-level check to ensure high standards of safety.