The School Year 2017-2018 shall formally open on Monday, June 5, 2017 and shall end on Friday, April 6, 2018.
One of the continuing initiatives of the Department of Education (DepEd), along its thrust of increasing access to quality elementary education, is strengthening the implementation of the Multigrade Program in Philippine Education (MPPE) to address pressing concerns and issues on the provision of customized teaching and learning materials for multigrade classes and professional development of teachers.
The Department of Education (DepEd), through the School Health Division-Bureau of Learner Support Services (SHD-BLSS), shall implement the School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) for School Year (SY) 2016-2017 to address undernutrition and short-term hunger among public school children.
The School Calendar for School Year (SY) 2015-2016 shows the school events and activities for the said SY. The core events and activities for this SY, which represent the actual teaching-learning days, shall be strictly observed in all schools.
The Department of Education (DepEd) through the Bureau of Elementary Education (BEE) is strengthening the implementation of the Multigrade Program in Philippine Education (MPPE) through the provision of financial assistance for teachers’ training.
Pursuant to the Constitutional mandate to provide all Filipino learners with free basic education and this Department’s objective of Education for All (EFA) in 2015, there is an urgent need to minimize financial constraints among parents/guardians during the opening of classes, and to implement effective school/classroom management.
School Year 2011-2012 shall commence on June 6, 2011 and shall end on March 30, 2012. The different activities indicating the number of school days and number of teaching-learning days are enumerated in the enclosure.
Major calamities affecting the country, particularly typhoons "Ondoy" and “Pepeng” which hit the Luzon regions in the past two weeks, have caused the suspension of classes for many days. In accordance with existing policy, concerned schools will have to hold make-up classes to compensate for the lost schooldays. Depending on the number of lost schooldays, elementary and secondary schools are hereby directed to prepare and implement a plan for holding make-up classes during the following periods, ranked in order of priority.
The Headstart Program for the Gifted and Talented Preschoolers in Public Elementary Schools is a preparatory program for 4-5 years old children who manifest superior intelligence beyond their chronological age. The program provides appropriate educational services, train teachers, administrators and supervisors on the early identification of gifted and talented preschoolers, and develops an enriched curriculum that nurtures, challenges and hones the multiple intelligences of these children, imbued with desirable values.
In response to the alarming size or population of learners in a class or crowded classrooms, safety of young pupils and public clamor for lesser learning loads, the Department of Education (DepED) will implement a revised classroom program and subject nomenclature which integrated some learning areas that results to reduced learning hours in the elementary level.