Today, every Malaysian household has gathered around the TV to listen to the latest announcement by Datuk Dr. Mohd. Radzi Md. Jidin, Minister of Education. I am sure many parents are familiar with this as we were all eager to find out the exact dates of when schools will finally reopen. And it is official! The minister has confirmed that schools will be in operation starting in March. Preschools and primary schools will kick start their learning sessions in two phases. Year 1 and Year 2 students will return to school on the 1st of March, while those in Year 3 until Year 6 will join the lower primary students on the 8th of March 2021.\u00a0 Secondary schools in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu will only be starting their physical classes on the 4th of April 2021. And as for the rest, schools will resume on the 5th of April 2021 accordingly, while mid-term break will commence from the 26th\/27th of March until the 3rd\/4th of April 2021. These dates are applicable to both public and private schools.\u00a0 For students who are sitting for the Sijil Vokasional Malaysia Tahun 1 and Diploma Vokasional Malaysia Tahun 1, physical classes will begin on the 1st of March 2021. International schools and private institutions that are registered under the MOE are also advised to reopen on the 8th of March 2021.\u00a0 So, how do you feel, mummies? Honestly, for me, I am starting to have mixed feelings about this. Having children who are in both primary and secondary schools is learning that each of them has a different opinion on this matter amid the recent announcement. My youngest daughters are looking forward to going back to school. They just cannot wait to meet their friends as it has been a while since they have seen each other... physically! Reading messages from parents' WhatsApp groups about the news feels like Raya is coming this March. On the other hand, my boys who are both in boarding schools, are not keen to go back. With the luxury of them being able to have their naps in between online classes and not having to go through the 'lights off' rule at their hostels, they are definitely going to miss their PDPR online sessions. For whichever schools your kids are in, just remember to keep on reminding them to stay safe and take good care of their health and hygiene! Well, mummies, this is just another task to add to your to-do list for the next few weeks. GET READY!