It is going to be a tough time for all the three stakeholders, students, teachers as well as parents. But education cannot be held back and some solutions have to be found out. schools are trying to figure out the solutions while plying with the guidelines of CBSE and ICSE that are going to be out soon. Working in two shifts, as the author has pointed out is certainly one of the probable ways. the work load on the teachers will certainly be more now. And the children, especially the smaller ones will be confused. it would take time to make them understand and to get acquainted with the new styles of teaching. The online way is here to stay for more time even when the schools are functioning.
Shifts or particular days of schooling is definitely going to hamper the routines of the parents, especially working women. While it will not be a big issue in a joint family, the nuclear families will be troubled. Moreover, transportation and picking up the children will again have to be addressed. this will lead to the increase in the number of absentees as well. Parents will have to think of all these issues now itself.