March 8, 2010 DO 26, s. 2010 – Calendar of School Events and Activities for SY 2010-2011 Amended by

March 8, 2010
DO 26, s. 2010
Calendar of School Events and Activities for SY 2010-2011
  1. The school calendar for SY 2010-2011 integrates the core events and activities reflective of the standards and core processes of school-based management, national learning strategies, indigenous people’s education, teacher education and development, resource mobilization and management, ICT, and quality management system in basic education. This is in line with the mainstreaming in the school system of key reforms in basic education.
  2. The school year shall begin on Monday, June 14, 2010, and shall end on April 8, 2011. It shall consist of 203 class days. This is inclusive of the 5-day INSET break and the parent-teacher conferences that shall be held on Saturdays immediately following the week after the administration of the quarterly examinations.
  3. The dates given in this calendar shall be compulsory for public elementary and secondary schools. The private schools may opt to deviate from this school calendar provided they do not start classes earlier than the 1st Monday of June and not later than the last day of August as provided for in R. A. No. 7797. However, they need to complete the minimum number of class days and notify the appropriate DepED office in advance regarding any deviation.
  4. The core events and activities contained in Enclosure 1 are expected to be observed in schools. These activities shall guide the technical assistance and progress tracking and evaluation that division and regional offices shall perform to support the work of schools.
  5. Guidelines are provided in Enclosure 2 to enable schools to implement reforms in school-based management (SBM), teacher education and development, and quality management system, among others.
  6. Make up classes shall be held to compensate for localized suspensions due to typhoons and other calamities or local celebrations such as town or barangay fiestas and foundation day. The Regional Offices have the option to issue a regional school calendar to reflect their respective concerns provided that the total number of school days is maintained.
  7. At the end of the school year, the Division Offices shall report the actual number of school days held in every school under their jurisdiction. Regional Offices shall submit not later than two weeks after the end of the school year a report on the actual number of school days in the different school divisions under their jurisdiction together with recommendations on how the policy on meeting the required number of school days can be strengthened.
  8. Immediate dissemination and compliance with this Order is advised.
Jesli A. Lapus