Aug. 22 opening, 'more face-to-face classes' eyed for SY 2022-2023

Jaehwa Bernardo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 19 2022 12:20 PM | Updated as of Apr 19 2022 07:59 PM

 A teacher checks the temperature of students before starting their classes at the Jose Magsaysay Elementary School in Makati City on March 30, 2022. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News
A teacher checks the temperature of students before starting their classes at the Jose Magsaysay Elementary School in Makati City on March 30, 2022. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

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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