Adventist College produced custom uniforms for students.  (Photo: reproduction)
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Even if there is no standardization, several schools have special activities during games

Adventist College produced custom uniforms for students. (Photo: reproduction)

Amidst the end of the school year and the 2022 World Cup games, students in Campo Grande have to divide themselves between studying and cheering for the national team. Every four years, this period usually shakes a considerable part of young people and some precautions can be very useful to avoid a drop in income.

Director of the Vilas Boas school unit at Colégio Adventista, in the Capital, Marcos Vinicius Oliveira de Amorim explains that the last tests of 2022 are in the week, but that this Thursday (24th), the debut of the Brazilian team in the World Cup, the exams will be in the morning period. “Students will have enough time to complete it. Then there will be lunch and after all we will go to the auditorium to watch Brazil’s debut in the World Cup.”

“The school is completely decorated and even the students received a personalized T-shirt in the colors of the Brazilian team so that we could cheer together”, explains the teacher. According to him, the activities were previously explained and there are televisions in various parts of the school.

The director of the Jardim dos Estados school unit, Mathiely Aguiar, points out that the calendar for the school year has not been changed, but the times for the tests have been adjusted so as not to conflict with the times for the games. “The tests will be held at the beginning of the afternoon period, but at the time of the games, we will all gather to watch our Brazil.”

“Some will attend in the classroom itself and others will attend in the school chapel, respecting the maximum capacity of the environment. Regarding the students’ anxiety, our teachers are acting very calmly, so as not to create a great euphoria, after all, we are still in classes and exams. Let’s stop at these moments of games, but we cannot forget that student learning is also a priority for the Adventist education network.”

School unit was decorated with ornaments from the Selection, but teachers will continue to carry out activities.  (Photo: reproduction)
School unit was decorated with ornaments from the Selection, but teachers will continue to carry out activities. (Photo: reproduction)

Legislation – There is no rule that determines the release of students or employees on World Cup match days, even if the team is going to play, just as there is no prohibition. It is up to each agency or company to decide how to proceed.

The school schedule is based on the total workload, according to the LDB (Lei de Diretrizes e Bases), which provides for Brazilian schools a minimum annual workload of 800 hours, distributed over at least 200 days of effective school work.

In public schools, it is up to the responsible authorities – state and municipal government – to decide which protocol will be adopted. In early November, the Ministry of Economy defined the rules for working hours for federal civil servants on team match days.

According to the guidelines, on days when the Brazilian team’s game takes place at 12:00, there will be no hours; when Brazil plays at 1pm, employees will be dismissed at 11am; on matchdays at 4pm, work ends at 2pm. Servers in Campo Grande and Mato Grosso do Sul, in general, also had their own stopovers during the games.

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