June 23, 2021 – The Department of Education (DepEd) announces that pending the approval of the new general school opening and school calendar, private schools and non-DepEd public schools may already start their classes for SY 2021-2022, provided that there are no face-to-face classes, and that the school will be strictly implementing only distance learning modalities.

Private schools and non-DepEd public schools intending to start classes ahead of the general school opening shall submit the relevant documents to the Regional Director as required under DepEd Order No. 13, s. 2020 and DepEd Order No. 17, s. 2020 on readiness assessment.