February 12, 1997 – DO 13, s. 1997 – School Calendar for SY 1997-1998 Amended by DO 12, s. 1998 – Implementing Guidelines on the Holding of 1998 Summer Classes in Secondary Schools

February 12, 1997
DO 13, s. 1997
School Calendar for SY 1997-1998

To: Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Superintendents
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Heads of Private Elementary and Secondary Schools

  1. For the school year 1997-1998, the following dates and periods will be observed:
    1. The elementary and secondary school year will begin on Monday, June 2, 1997 and end on Friday, March 27, 1998. It. shall consist of two hundred and four (204) class days.
    2. The Christmas break will begin on Saturday, December 20, 1997 and classes will resume on Monday, January 5, 1998.
    3. The secondary school summer classes will begin on Monday, April 6, 1998 and end on Saturday, May 30, 1998. The summer class will consist of a 3-hour session per unit for 45 days including Saturdays to conform with the increased number of contact hours and class days as announced in DECS Order No. 2, s. 1993 and RA 7797, respectively.
  2. In addition to regular days and special holidays authorized in Executive Order No. 203 promulgated on June 30, 1987, the observance of other school holidays will be allowed provided the minimum number of class hours and class days are observed.
  3. The dates given in this calendar will be compulsory for public elementary and secondary schools. Private schools may deviate from this calendar provided that they do not open earlier than the 1st Monday of June nor later than the 3rd Monday of June of each year and that they meet the minimum number of class hours and class days and the appropriate DECS Office is notified in advance.
  4. The 1997-1998 DECS School Calendar and the distribution of class days by month and grading period are hereby inclosed.
  5. Immediate and wide dissemination of the contents of this Order is directed.

Incls.: As stated
DECS Orders: Nos. (2, s. 1993); 10 and 16, s. 1996
Allotment: 1-2-3-4— (M.O. 1-87)

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