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School year calendar

Studying and vacations in 2020/2021


The first semester will last from September 1 to December 24, 2020 (77 school days)

Autumn vacation: from October 26 to November 1, 2020
Winter vacation: from December 25, 2020, to January 10, 2021

The second semester will last from January 11 to June 18, 2021 (106 school days)

Spring vacation: from March 22 to March 28, 2021

Public holidays and non-working days:

October 14 (Wednesday) — the Day of Defenders of Ukraine
March 8 (Monday) — International Women's Day
May 3 (Monday) — the second day of Easter
May 4 (Tuesday) — a non-working day for Labor Day (May 1)
May 10 (Monday) — a non-working day for the Day of Victory over Nazism in the Second World War (May 9)

Novopecherska school takes care of students' health, so if we have recommendations from state authorities, we can announce quarantine. Due to this, minor changes can occur in the calendar of the school year.

 

Academic day structure

The given structure of the day at each school level is indicative and may vary slightly during the school year. We will notify you by email about the changes, or you can find out the relevant information at the reception.

Preschool grade (for 4-year-old children)

8:30 - 8:45: Teacher meets students on the street (entrance to elementary school).
8:45 - 9:00: Children and teachers go to school and prepare for lessons.
9:00 - 12:00: Activity, work in the centres, walk.
12:00 - 12:30: Lunch.
12:30 - 13:30: Hour of rest.
13:30 - 14:00: Activity on the street.
14:15 - 15:00: Electives.
15:00: Part-time students go home.

15:00 - 15:30: Tea-time and hygienic treatments.
15:30 - 17:00: Activity, work in the centres, work on
projects, individual work, walk.
17:00 - 17:30: Dinner.
17:45 - 18:00: Children go home.

Preschool grade (for 5-year-old children)

8:30 - 8:45: Teacher meets students on the street (entrance to elementary school).
8:45 - 9:00: Children and teachers go to school and prepare for lessons.
9:00 - 12:00: Activity, work in the centres, walk.
12:00 - 12:30: Lunch.
12:30 - 13:30: Hour of rest.
13:30 - 15:00: Activity on the street, work in the centres.
15:15 - 16:00: Electives
16:00: Part-time students go home.

16:00 - 17:00: Activity, work in the centres, work on
projects, individual work, walk.
17:00 - 17:30: Dinner.
17:45 - 18:00: Children go home.

Primary School (grades 1-4)

8:30 – 8:45: Teacher meets students on the street (entrance to primary school).
8:45 – 9:00: Children, together with the teacher, go to school and prepare for lessons.

Lesson's №

Time, min Break duration Activity
1 9:00 – 9:40 15  
2 9:55 – 10:35 35 Brunch, walk
3 11:10 – 11:50 15  
4 12:05 – 12:45 55 Lunch, walk
5 13:40 – 14:20 10  
6 14:30 – 15:10 60 Tea-time, walk
7 16:10 – 16:55 15 Electives
8 17:10  – 17:55   Electives

 

Secondary and High School (5-11 grades)

Lesson's №

Time, min Break duration Activity
1 9:00 – 9:45 10  
2 9:55 – 10:40 20 Brunch, walk
3 11:00 – 11:45 10  
4 11:55 – 12:40 10  
5 12:50 –  13:35 50 Lunch, walk
6 14:20 – 15:05 10  
7 15:15 – 16:00 15  
8 16:15 – 17:00   Electives
9 17:00 – 17:15   Tea-time
10 17:15 – 18:00   Electives

 

During large breaks (20 minutes or more) and during independent hours, students can go out to the courtyard of the School. During outdoor games students must behave cautiously and during the cold season to dress in accordance with the weather. In adverse weather conditions (rain, snow), we do not allow students to go outside.

Escorting and taking home students

Before the beginning of classes from 8:30 to 8:45 students are coming to the yard of the School. At 8:45 students go to School in the following way:

  • Preschool grades, 1-4 grades — through the side entrance, accompanied by teacher / assistant;
  • 5-8 grades — entry from the backyard of the School;
  • Grades 9-11 — through the main entrance (on their own).

It is only possible to take the child home after the completion of the academic part — at 16:00 or at 17:00. At 16:00 it is possible to pick up students who do not stay for tea-time, at 17:00 — those who stay. Please note: if you come at a later time, the child will be waiting for you in the hall.

If you plan to take the child from the School before 18:00, please write an application at the reception. The children can be picked up by parents or confidants mentioned in the applications. Students may leave School on their own only if appropriate application is registered by the parents at the reception. In order to protect your children, applications made verbally or by phone are not processed.

Dear parents, we ask you to pay attention to the fact that the part of the School intended for your staying is the first floor hall. The other rooms of the School are for studying, so only pupils and teachers can be there, because the learning process requires special discipline and concentration. The beginning of the school day is a time when children and teachers communicate in an informal setting, emotionally tuned for the day. They go together to the School unaccompanied by parents, the children undress and prepare for the lesson themselves. Elementary school teachers are always nearby and help if needed, but every day we are glad to see children become more independent and responsible. These qualities, according to the results of world research, are directly related to the internal motivation and the desire to move towards the goal.

 

How to be an adult on the School's territory?

Any adult who enters the School's territory is in the spotlight. And although we are all very different, the behavior of each of us becomes a model for students. So, being in the school building, in the yard or even at the entrance, we should be especially careful about it and be sure that we are showing a good example at the moment.

The actions of all adults in the School area have an impact on the formation of the personality of children, so you must always remember that you can not smoke and use abusive language in the School and nearby.

Together, we can create an environment for children that they will support in the future and beyond the School!

COVID-19. What we’re doing to create a safe environment

Security at the School

  • All participants of the educational process undergo daily temperature check: a personal card will work only when the temperature is normal (not higher than 37 degrees).
  • There are special disinfectant carpets for shoes at the main entrance, sanitizers are installed on the floors, as well as urns for recycling disposable masks.
  • Admission for Parents and Guests is restricted.
  • We avoid gatherings and events during the quarantine period.
  • We use masks outside the classroom: disposable or reusable. Preschool and Primary school students do not use masks.
  • School electives and FUN Workshop classes are also held with all safety measures.

Safety during lessons

  • We provide additional cleaning and airing in the classrooms.
  • Some lessons are held outside.
  • All common locations are marked to ensure social distance.
  • We remind children of the rules both orally and through special information posters.

Food

  • The dining room has a sufficient number of seats, taking into account the distance.
  • The airing is provided between meals. 
  • The dishes are processed in a high-temperature cabinet.