The Department of Education DepEd releases the School Calendar and Activities for School Year 2020-2021. The DepEd Order no. 007 s. 2020 dated May 11, 2020, includes the implementing guidelines on the School Calendar and Activities. It shall be applicable to both public and private elementary and secondary schools including CLCs nationwide.
Guidelines for DepEd School Calendar 2020 to 2021
- Opening of classes shall start on August 24, 2020 and ends on April 30, 2021. A total of 203 class days.
- School opening will not necessarily mean a traditional face to face in the classroom. The physical opening of schools will depend on the protocol of the DOH, IATF, or the Office of the President.
- Schools and CLCs have the option on which learning method to use. For a face to face modality, a maximum of 15 to 20 learners should only be in each class to comply with the social distancing measures set by the DOH.
- For Alternative Learning System (ALS), it shall be open on the same date while the duration of the program will depend on the learner’s existing knowledge level prior to enrolling.
- Saturday classes are allowed since there is a compressed School year. This can be done through the conduct of distance learning activities.
- Teachers shall start rendering service on June 1-30, 2020.
- Brigada Eskwela and Oplan Balik Eskwela will be undertaken from June 1 to August 29, 2020.
- Schools shall conduct the enrollment of students starting from June 1-30, 2020.
- The conduct of curricular and co-curricular activities which involves large gatherings such as science fairs, trade fairs, school sports, the festival of talents, campus journalism, and other similar activities are canceled for this school year except when done through online platform.
- Holiday break shall begin on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Classes will resume on Monday, January 4, 2020.
- Deliberation of Awards and recognition may be conducted two weeks before graduation.
- Remedial, advancement, and enrichment classes during summer shall start on Monday, May 3, 2021, and end on Friday, June 11, 2021.
DepEd Calendar of Activities 2020
Activities and Celebrations Mandated by Law
DepEd School Calendar 2020 to 2021 PDF
Here is the copy of the DepEd Order no. 007 s. 2020
Download it here.