It’s official! The Department of Education has recently released the official school calendar for SY 2019-2020. The DepEd Order No. 007 mandates schools to commence classes on June 3, 2019, first Monday of June and end of the school year will be on April 3, 2020, Friday.
The school must follow the 203 school days including the 3-day Parent-Teacher Conferences, 5-day In-service training, and World Teacher’s Day that should be held within the school year.
However, it is also stated in the RA 7797 also known as “An Act to Lengthen the School Calendar,” private schools can make some changes pertaining to the start and closing of classes. Provided that the opening of classes would not be earlier than June 3 and not later than August 31.
Other inclusions in the school calendar are the following:
- Deworming in school will be in July 2019 for the first phase and the second phase will be in January 2020.
- Career guidance activities that will guide and help the students in Grades 9 and 10 shall be held between the month of July and November 2019. Such activities will help the students in making decisions which track should be taken in Senior High School.
- The Christmas break will be on December 15, 2019, and the classes will resume on January 6, 2020.
- For schools that will conduct remedial or summer classes, it will begin on April 13, 2020, until May 22, 2020.
On the other hand, with regards to make-up classes due to holidays and other celebrations as well as man-made or natural calamities, it should be planned and agreed by the teachers, parents, and the school heads.
The Department of Education will provide a copy of the DepEd Order to all the schools. Therefore, this post will make parents and the public to be well-informed about the school calendar for 2019-2020. This will also help them prepare for the necessary things needed by the students ahead of the school opening.