Srinagar, Nov. 25 -- - After sending confused signals initially the School Education Department on Friday announced three-month winter vacations for all the schools in the Valley in a phased manner beginning December 1.

The announcement of winter break in schools came on a day when Srinagar city, recorded the season's coldest night at minus 1.4 degree Celsius.

According to an order issued by the Principal Secretary, School Education Department, Alok Kumar all schools up to class 5th shall observe winter vacation from December 1while the middle classes (6th to 8th standard) will cease academic activities on December 12.

Similarly, secondary and higher secondary level classes will observe winter vacations from December 19.

The schools w...