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DepEd Order 34 s. 2022 Face-to-Face Classes starting November 2

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DepEd Order for Face-to-Face Classes 2022 – Alapan 1 Elementary School

In her first order as Education Secretary, Vice President Sara Duterte ordered all public and private schools in the country to switch to five-day face-to-face classes starting November 2.

This was contained in Order 34 of the Department of Education (DepEd), s. 2022, which also included the calendar of events for the 2022-2023 school year, which was published on Tuesday, July 12.

Read: DepEd Memo 62 s 2022 | Brigada Eskwela 2022 Implementing Guidelines

The Department of Education issues these policy guidelines to ensure that all public and private schools, as well as non-DepEd schools offering basic education, adhere to the number of school days required to implement the curriculum and allowed co-curricular activities throughout the school year. These policy guidelines ensure that school days are devoted to instructional-relevant activities that support learners in attaining the learning standards. Further, the guidelines are issued for schools to gradually re-open to 5 days in-person classes and slowly transition to full operational capacity during the pandemic. (No. 7 of IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES ON THE SCHOOL CALENDAR AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2022-2023, DepEd Order 34 s. 2022)

“From November 2, 2022, all public and private schools will switch to five-day face-to-face classes. After that date, no school will be allowed to implement exclusively distance learning or blended learning, except for those implementing alternative modes,” the Department of Education said in DepEd Order 34 s. 2022

However, all public and private schools are given ample time for their transition to full face-to-face classes.

Download School Calendar 2022-2023, click here.

Transition Period (August 22 to October 31, 2022) to Face-to-Face Classes based on DepEd Order 34 s. 2022

You can find the guidelines for the transition period or for the school days before November 2, 2022 at No. 15 of IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES ON THE SCHOOL CALENDAR AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2022-2023, Enclosed 1 to DepEd Order 34 s. 2022 as stated below:

  1. Recognizing the COVID-19 pandemic vis-a-vis the need to resume to 5 days in-person classes, the DepEd intends for schools to be given ample time to slowly transition into it by implementing any of the following options:
  • a. 5 days of in-person classes;
  • b. Blended learning modality:
  • b.1. 3 days of in-person classes and 2 days of distance learning (modular, online, or television/radio-based instruction); and thereafter, 4 days of in-person classes and 1 day of distance learning (modular, online, or television/ radio-based instruction)
    e.g.       Mondays to Wednesdays (in-person classes) and Thursdays to Fridays (distance learning).
    e.g.       Mondays to Thursdays (in-person classes) and Friday (distance learning).
  • c. Full Distance Learning.
    The abovementioned options shall only be implemented by schools until October 31, 2022.

Do the schools need to apply for permits to hold Face-to-Face Classes?

The answer is NO based on the latest DepEd Order in relation with the implementation of Face-to-Face Classes. No inspections, tools, or any additional requirements to re-open schools and to implement 5 days in-person classes shall be required, except for the compliance with the usual pre-pandemic regulatory permits and licenses, as required by law or ordinances. (No. 9 of IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES ON THE SCHOOL CALENDAR AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2022-2023, Enclosed 1 to DepEd Order 34 s. 2022)

Also, the guidelines are applicable to all schools whatever IATF COVID-19 Alert Level. As shown in No. 11 of the said Enclosed 1 of DepEd Order 34 s. 2022, “This DepEd Order (DO) shall apply regardless of the COVID-19 alert level that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases or the Department of Health (DOH) may impose in the areas where schools are situated.”

No Online or blended learning after November 2, 2022

Starting  November  2,  2022, all public and private schools shall have transitioned to 5 days of in-person classes. After the said date, no school shall be allowed to implement purely distance learning or blended learning except for those that are implementing Alternative Delivery Modes as provided for in DO 21, s. 2019 entitled “Policy Guidelines on the K to 12 Basic Education Program” and DO O1 s. 2022 entitled “Revised Policy Guidelines on Homeschooling Program.” (No. 17 of IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES ON THE SCHOOL CALENDAR AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2022-2023, Enclosed 1 to DepEd Order 34 s. 2022)

Read the Full IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES ON THE SCHOOL CALENDAR AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2022-2023, Enclosed 1 to DepEd Order 34 s. 2022, click here.

DepEd Order 34 s. 2022 is considered one of the biggest changes initiated by the new government administration under President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and the Department’s new secretary, VP Sara Duterte. What can you say about this new development regarding the implementation of Face-to-Face Classes? Write below your opinion regarding these updates.

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