The school system is to start organized, regular distance learning on Sunday, the Education Ministry says in a statement.
“All educational institutions (schools and kindergartens) will move to a regular and continuing learning format, with lesson plans adapted to distance learning possibilities… Returning to a learning routine in an emergency situation is necessary to encourage national resilience and to support the public,” the ministry says.
The ministry had yesterday sent a notice permitting online and in-person learning for the rest of this week, as determined by each individual school.
The current announcement portends a return to the distance learning implemented during the 2020-21 COVID lockdowns, which saw organized, online classes running for at least half the school day.
Israel’s war footing has caused a massive deployment of reserve troops, which has depleted the teaching and administrative staff of schools around the country.