MANILA (UPDATE) — The Department of Education (DepEd) is planning to open the next school year (SY) on Aug. 22, with more education institutions holding limited in-person classes alongside remote learning, an official said Tuesday.
In an online press conference, Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio said the agency is proposing for SY 2022-2023 to start on Aug. 22 and end on July 7, 2023.
The SY will have 215 days with the following dates for the grading periods:
- Quarter 1 - Aug. 22 - Nov. 4
- Quarter 2 - Nov. 7 - Feb. 3, 2023
- Quarter 3 - Feb. 13 - April 28, 2023
- Quarter 4 - May 2 - July 7, 2023
The proposed Christmas break will start on Dec. 19, with classes resuming on Jan. 2, 2023, San Antonio said.
There is also a planned mid-year break on Feb. 6-10, 2023, he said.
San Antonio said the agency is eyeing to hold next SY's end-of-year rites, such as graduation ceremonies, from July 10 to 14, 2023.
The official said the DepEd would continue to implement blended learning, but with more schools reopening to face-to-face instructions.
"Blended po tayo [sa darating na pasukan], mas marami na rin 'yong face-to-face [classes]," he said.
(We will still have blended learning in the coming school year but with more face-to-face classes.)
As of April 18, up to 23,963 schools have started holding limited in-person classes, according to DepEd data. Of the total, 23,379 are public schools while 584 are private schools.
The current SY 2021-2022 is scheduled to end on June 24.
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