By order of the Ministry of education of the Russian Federation establishes General provisions concerning the allocation of time for studying and relaxing, but the final decision is taken each educational institution is allowed a slight deviation in timing from the key standards. Tentative dates of holidays 2020-2021 for schoolchildren already known – updated information will be provided by the school administration.
Dates of school holidays
|Autumn||28.10.19 for 03.11.19||07.10.19-13.10.19 |
(extra week for first graders)
In Tatarstan schools with a traditional schedule (quarters) autumn holidays 2020-2021 will last for 1 day longer – 04.10.19 the national unity Day, so the school students will return on 5 October.
Rules governing holidays
The order about allocation of vacation days signed before the beginning of the school year (in August). Despite the fact that the Charter of each of the educational institutions can be set different from the recommended date, the changes must not violate the RF law “On education”:
- you can’t take the rest days more than 2 weeks;
- the total number of days of vacation during the school year should be at least 4 weeks (excluding summer);
- not allowed significant cuts in summer vacation (students must rest at least 2 months).
In most cases, the school adhere to established state regulations, the postponement is usually done if:
- in the educational institution of quarantine, which the students have to “catch up” missed material;
- during the period of study occurred force majeure (for example, it was necessary to carry out emergency repair);
- took place particular to the region of unfavourable weather factors (severe heat, cold, long snow), which made it impossible to study at school for a certain period.
Currently, the training is carried out in traditional (quarters) and modular systems. Classic trimesterly model in which the academic year is divided into 3 trimesters of 3 months, almost never used in secondary schools – long learning and only 2 of vacation period (fall and spring 17-18 days) students very difficult to maintain. To reduce the load, the trimesters were divided in half, and that gave rise to the growing popularity of modular system (final scoring at the end of trimester, but the rest of the students more).
The advantages and disadvantages of quarters
Currently training quarters continues to be a priority. Students relax during academic year 4 weeks (1 each in spring and autumn and 2 in winter). 1 extra week is put first graders – it allows to reduce the load, helps to adapt to the school mode after preschool. Summer vacation is traditionally equal to 3 months. The main disadvantage of such a system – the different length of the quarters:
- two of them lasted for 7 weeks;
- continues one 8 and one 11 weeks.
The load is distributed very unevenly. The most difficult is the most long term, a period which traditionally had the SARS epidemic.
Plus of this system – students go on vacation, getting marks and passing difficult tests. Each quarter starts with a “clean slate”.
The advantages and disadvantages of the separation of the modules
In the case of the modular system the academic year consists of 3 trimesters (fall, winter, spring), which is divided in half (there are intermediate holidays). Each of the 6 periods is at 5 weeks. Students relax in the summer 3 months.
This model significantly reduces the load on the students. The gap between the holidays, in contrast to the classical system remains the same throughout the school year. It reduces stress, helps to concentrate, allows you to correct the situation, if you have bad grades – the final assessment is carried out at the end of each trimester.
The school administration has the right to change the schedule (within 2 weeks of the recommended date). Most often adjusted the dates of the winter holidays – namely, the period witnessed the SARS outbreak. Can be shortened vacation period between the blocks from 7 to 3-4 days.
Modular system is becoming increasingly popular. Its relative disadvantage is that in many extracurricular educational institutions holidays are on the semester type (after unequal for the duration of the quarters). Some parents say that children find it hard after the holidays to start writing test works – in contrast to the standard system training “from scratch” starts only after the completion of the trimester.
The dates of the autumn, winter, spring and summer vacations in 2020-2021 G. has finally approved the administration of the schools of Tatarstan, but they will not differ significantly from that recommended by the Ministry of education.