The Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Tuesday that the school year for School Year 2022-2023 will start on August 22, and will end on July 7, 2023.
In the said school calendar, DepEd said that blended learning schedules and full-distance learning will only be allowed until October 31, 2022.
By November 2, all public and private schools will have in-person or face-to-face classes.
“After the said date, no school shall be allowed to implement purely distance learning or blended learning except for those that are implementing Alternative Delivery Modes,” according to DepEd.
According to DepEd, there are a total of 203 school days in School Year 2022-2023, which is limited to academics and related co-curricular activities. Extra-curricular activities are strictly prohibited.
The first quarter is set to run from August 22, 2022 to November 5, 2022; second quarter from November 7, 2022 to February 3, 2023; third quarter from February to April 28, 2023, and fourth quarter from May 2 to July 7, 2023.
The Christmas break will begin on December 19, 2022, and reopen on January 4, 2023. While there will be a four -day midyear break from February 6, 2023 to February 10, 2023.
Remedial classes will be held from July 17, 2023 to August 26, 2023.
DepEd: School Year 2022-2023 starts on August 22, 2022
Meanwhile, in view of the anticipated implementation of 100% face-to-face sessions in November, DepEd will meet with agencies involved to examine transportation difficulties.
“Kahapon po, yung aming chief of staff, si Usec. Epimaco Densing, ay nagbigay po ng pahayag na magkakaroon po ng pagpupulong sa mga ahensya na may kinalaman para maibsan yung isyu na nabanggit ninyo. So tingnan natin kung ano ang mangyayari sa pagpupulong,” DepEd Undersecretary Toni Umali said.
Umali was answering to a query regarding the coordination between DepEd and other organizations around transportation issues that can impact teachers and students once face-to-face classes begin.
After it was revealed that 100% in-person sessions would resume, a number of transportation organizations reaffirmed their demand for the reinstatement of the original routes given to public utility jeepneys.
When students start traveling to and from school, Pasang Masda and PISTON issued a warning that the current itineraries of public utility vehicles might not be sufficient to provide transportation for them.
Pasang Masda claims that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board implemented a nationalization scheme that had an impact on the routes.