As per announcement by School Education department of Government of Tamil Nādu all schools are allowed to operate by maintaining the necessary COVID precautions. The school opening date has already been announced as Feb 1, 2022. However, some schools have staggered their opening over the next 2-3 weeks.
School Holiday Due to Cyclone
The Government of Tamil Nadu has declared 25th & 26th as holidays for all schools in 13 districts in the state. Online classes will be suspended during this time.
Advisory on School Opening in Chennai
According to the press release from – The School Education Department, Government of Tamilnadu all the schools will remain closed until further orders. Based on the updates from UGC and CBSE it is estimated that the school will start functioning post-December 15, 2020 only after consultation with the various stakeholders..
However, online classes can be scheduled for all classes.
Clarification on Advisory on School Holiday in Chennai due to Corona Virus
Chennai Schools have been directed by the School Education Department of Government of Tamilnadu to be closed till Dec 31, 2020.
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Previous Holiday Adviory
School Holiday for January 20, 2020
All schools will open after Pongal holidays today.
Government Advisory on School Holiday for January 13 – January 19, 2020
Most Schools are closed from Jan 13- Jan 19, 2020, on account of Pongal Holidays. The Government of Tami Nadu has declared Jan 15, Jan 16, Jan 17, 2020 as official holidays.
School Holiday (Christmas Holidays)
Almost all the schools in Chennai are closed from December 25, 2019 – 3 January 2020. All Chennai Schools Reopen on Saturday (4th Jan 2020)
Government Advisory on School Holiday for December 4, 2019
All Schools in Chennai will work as per the normal schedule. No holiday order.
Government Advisory on School Holiday Notice for December 3, 2019
All Schools in Chennai District will function as normal. No Holiday announced. Some schools in neighboring Kanchipuram and Thiruvallur will be closed due to water inundation.
Government Advisory on School Holiday Notice for December 2, 2019
All Schools in Chennai District will be closed on December 2, 2019. (Finally Kids! You Got it!)
Old School Holiday Notice
November 29, 2019
No holiday declared for schools in Chennai. Just because schools in Kanchipuram district declared holiday yesterday, Don’t assume today will be a school holiday in Schools in Chennai, Kachipuram and Thiruvallur districts.
Government Advisory on School Holiday Notice for November 28, 2019
Sorry Kids, You have to go to school.
October 31, 2019: No Holiday for Schools in Chennai. (Sorry again kids)
October 30: No Holiday for Schools in Chennai and nearby districts.
October 23, 2019: Rain has sort of stopped in the Chennai Metropolitan Area for now. All the Schools & Colleges in Chennai, Kanchipuram and Thiruvallur will remain Open. (Sorry Kids)
October 22, 2019: All the Schools & Colleges in Chennai, Kanchipuram and Thiruvallur will remain Open. (Sorry Kids)
October 21, 2019: Schools & Colleges will remain Open.
Old Notification by District Collector of Chennai / School Education Department
Government Notification: Due to the expected rains (cyclone) to cross Chennai coast tomorrow (Nov 26, 2016) the District Collector and the Education Department, Government of Tamilnadu has declared a holiday for all the Schools and Colleges in Chennai, Kanchipuram and Thiruvallur District.
So Schools and Colleges will not be working and will remain closed on account of this.
Authority to Close School
Under the guideline issued by the School Education Department, Government of Tamilnadu in 2018, the School authorities should decide to close school upto 3 hours before the opening of the school subject to the prevailing weather conditions at the time.
Also mere warnings or mild drizzle cannot be grounds for cancellation of School.
This page answers to many questions of parents like “Is School Open Tomorrow”, “Is tomorrow a holiday”, “When will school open again?”