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Class as Usual, Public (and Some Private) Schools to Start September 1

Jul 16, 2020 | 15:00 Thu
School’s out for summer, but for Shanghai kiddos, not forever. After returning to classroom learning in May, public schools in Shanghai plan to keep in-person learning and normal semester timetables for the upcoming school year for elementary, middle and high schools. The Shanghai Education Commission announced the new fall semester at public schools will begin on September 1. Faculty and students need to report their travel history and health condition over the course of summer break and must return to Shanghai 14 days before term starts, to undergo a health observation at home. If faculty or students have visited a middle- or high-risk area or returned from overseas, a stricter 14-day quarantine and nucleic acid test is required. Several private schools, including YCIS (both campuses), British International School Puxi and SAS have announced they plan to open on September 1 as well, though you'll still want to check with the individual schools if your kids are students.

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