The Department of Education (DepEd) has announced the official start of public school classes.
According to the agency, the public school classes for elementary and high school is set to resume on June 5.
According to reports, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said in an order released on Monday that the new school year consisted of 204 school days, inclusive of the five-day in-service training for teachers and the four-day parent-teacher conferences every quarter.
As such, students are expected to be in school for 195 days.
Meanwhile, unlike public school classes that will resume on June 5, private schools may deviate from the DepEd’s school calendar but they cannot start classes earlier than the first Monday of June and not later than the last day of August, Briones said.
Schools that will digress from the schedule should notify their respective regional offices in advance, she said.
And in preparation for the opening of public school classes and to ensure that all public elementary and high schools are environmentally sustainable and conducive to learning, the DepEd will launch the Brigada Eskwela program on May 15 in Cebu City.
The annual cleanup and maintenance activity in all public schools will include tree planting and vegetable gardening to promote the government’s clean and green campaign, according to the agency.