This Is When Other Grades Will Return

After reopening schools for learners in grade R, 6, 7, 11 and 12, the department has announced new dates for when learners in other grades will return. These learners could be returning to class as late as August. 

Learners in remaining grades are scheduled to be phased in on the following dates: 20 July, 27 July, 17 August and 31 August 2020. 

20 July 2020

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 10
  • Schools of Skill: Year 3
  • Schools for Learners with Severe Intellectual Disabilities (“SID”): Grade R, Grade 3 and final year (Occupational)
  • Schools with Learners with Severe and Profound Intellectual Disabilities (“LSPID”): Year 3
  • Schools with autistic learners: final year (18 years and above).

27 July 2020

  • Grades 1 and 2
  • School of Skill: Year 2
  • Schools for Learners with Severe Intellectual Disabilities (“SID”): Grades 1 and 2
  • Schools with Learners with Severe and Profound Intellectual Disabilities (“LSPID”): Years 1 and 2
  • Schools with autistic learners: Junior group (below 13 years).

17 August 2020

  • Grade 4
  • Grade 9
  • Year 1 in Schools of Skill; and
  • Schools with autistic learners: Senior Group (13 years and above)

31 August 2020

  • Grade 5
  • Grade 8; and
  • Schools for Learners with Severe Intellectual Disabilities (“SID”): Grades 4 and 5

Schools that are unable to comply with the phased return of learners must submit reports to the Minister. The reports must include the reasons for the non-compliance as well as a plan with the proposed dates for the phased return of learners and officials. 

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