MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) has released the guidelines on the School Calendar and Activities for School Year 2022-2023 in accordance with its commitment to the resumption of 5 days face-to-face classes.
Signed by Vice President and Secretary Sara Z. Duterte on July 11, DepEd Order No. 034, series of 2022, mandates the start of classes on August 22, 2022 (Monday) and will end on July 7, 2023 (Friday). There will be 203 school days or as may be determined by further issuance/s in case of changes in the school calendar due to unforeseen circumstances.
|Vice President and DepEd Secretary Sara Z. Duterte during the 2022 National Brigada Eskwela kick-off in Imus City, Cavite.|
In the issuance, DepEd also provides direction and guidance in the re-opening of classes and the gradual introduction of 5 days of in-person learning modality classes.
According to DO 034, s. 2022, there will be no inspections, tools, or any additional requirements to re-open schools and implement five (5) days of in-person classes will be required, except for the compliance with the usual pre-pandemic regulatory permits and licenses, as required by law or ordinances.
DepEd only prescribed the options of 5 days person in-person classes, blended learning modality, and full distance learning until October 31, 2022.
Starting November 2, 2022, all public and private schools shall have transitioned to 5 days of in-person classes. No school shall be allowed to implement purely distance learning or blended learning except for those implementing Alternative Delivery Modes as provided in DO 21, s. 2019 (Policy Guidelines on the K to 12 Basic Education Program) and DO 01, s. 2022 (Revised Policy Guidelines on Homeschooling Program).
Meanwhile, the learning intervention for Alternative Learning System (ALS) will officially start on the said opening date, while the program duration will depend on the learner’s educational background or existing knowledge level before enrolment in the ALS program.
In relation to the school opening, the implementing guidelines on the School Calendar and Activities for SY 2022-2023 will apply to public and private elementary and secondary schools, including Community Learning Centers (CLCs) nationwide. Private schools, state/local universities, and colleges may implement the calendar. They may also start classes not earlier than the first Monday of June and not later than the last day of August.
Enrollment will be held from July 25 to August 22, and Brigada Eskwela and Oplan Balik Eskwela will be conducted from August 1 to 26 and on August 15, respectively.
The enrollment figure reached 19.26 million on August 11 nearing the school opening. “Gusto pa nating anyayahan ‘yong ating mga magulang na hindi pa po na-e-enroll ang kanilang anak sa mga eskwela na i-enrol na natin sila,” DepEd Spokesperson Atty. Michael Wesley Poa said during the joint press briefing with the Office of the Vice President (OVP).
DepEd added that Christmas break shall begin on December 19, 2022. Classes shall resume Wednesday, January 4, 2023.
The remedial/advancement classes for public schools shall begin on Monday, July 17, 2023 and shall end on Saturday, August 26, 2023.
The Department has secured the commitment of 17 partner agencies to ensure that health, peace and order, safety, transportation, communication, and essential services will be provided to the teachers and learners throughout the School Year 2022-2023.
Furthermore, the Basic Education Development Plan (BEDP) 2030, Learning Recovery and Continuity Plan (LRCP), and Classroom-based and System Assessments will guide schools in effectively delivering the K to 12 Basic Education Program amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s full copy of DepEd Order No. 034, s. 2022 for SY 2022-2023
DepEd Order No. 034 s. 2022 School Calendar
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