DepEd Order 003 s 2024 Amendments in School Calendar 2023-2024

DepEd Order 003 s 2024 Amendments in School Calendar 2023-2024
To: Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau and Service Directors
Minister, Basic, Higher and Technical Education, BARMM
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Public Elementary and Secondary Schools Heads
All Others Concerned

  1. In line with the commitment of the Department of Education (DepEd) articulated in the MATATAG Agenda to “Take good care of learners by promoting learner well-being, inclusive education, and a positive learning environment,” this Department places the highest priority on ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of learners and teachers.
  2. To ensure that this commitment is fulfilled, DepEd recognizes the clamor to gradually revert the school calendar to the pre-pandemic opening of classes. Alongside the resounding consensus from extensive consultations with teachers, learners, and relevant stakeholders, the same call is echoed by the findings of the study conducted by the Philippine Normal University (PNU) titled Analysis of the Basic Education School Year Calendar in the Philippines: Inputs to Policy (PNU, 2023).
  3. In light of these considerations, the provisions of Part V of Enclosure No. 1 of DepEd Order (DO) No. 022, s. 2023 titled Implementing Guidelines on the School Calendar and Activities of School Year (SY) 2023-2024, specifically nos. 7, 26, and 28, shall be amended as follows:
    Item 3, No. 7
    7.  The adjusted date of the End of School Year (EdSY) shall be May 31, 2024, Friday.
    Item 3, No. 26
    26.  The School Awards Committee shall deliberate on awards and recognition not later than three calendar days before the EOSY Rites for the following: (a) learners who will receive recognition and awards, and (b) learners who are candidates for graduation.
    Item 3, No. 28
    28.    The EOSY Break shall be from June 1 to July 26, 2024, Friday.
  4. The following are pertinent sections of the Monthly School Calendar of Activities:
    Quarterly Examination. Quarterly examinations shall be scheduled as follows:
Academic QuarterDate
Academic Quarter 3March 25 and 26, 2024
Academic Quarter 4May 16 and 17, 2024

EOSY Rites. The EOSY Rites shall be conducted from May 29 to 31, 2024. However, under exceptional circumstances, the schools may conduct the EOSY Rites on June 1, 2024, Saturday, only upon consultation with teachers and parents.

  1. Enclosed is the Monthly School Calendar of Activities for School Year 2023- 2024 which indicates the activities and their corresponding dates of implementation or administration.
  2. The following are additional provisions of the school calendar to be implemented in the SY 2023-2024:
  • National Learning Camp (NLC). The NLC shall continue to be implemented following DO 14, s. 20231. However, due to the adjustment of the school calendar for SY 2023-2024, activities in the Consolidation and Intervention Camps shall be conducted within three weeks instead of five weeks during the SY 2023-2024 EOSY break from July 1 to 19, 2024. Services of teachers in the NLC shall be voluntary.
  • Centrally Managed Co-Curricular Activities. All Central Office­ managed co-curricular activities shall be scheduled within the EOSY break with the following specific dates:
Co-Curricular ActivityInclusive Dates
Palarong PambansaJuly 6 to 17, 2024
National Festival of Talents (NFOT)July 9 to 13, 2024
National Schools Press Conference (NSPC)July 9 to 13, 2024
Learners’ ConvergenceJuly 9 to 15, 2024
  • Brigada Eskwela. The Brigada Eskwela shall be conducted from July 22, Monday to July 27, 2024, Saturday.
  • Start and End of SY 2024-2025. SY 2024-2025 shall start on July 29, 2024, Monday and end on May 16, 2025, Friday.
  1. No voluntary or mandatory tasks or activities shall be assigned to teachers from June 1 to 30, 2024.
  2. All other provisions stated in DO 022, s. 2023 not affected by these amendments shall remain effective. Moreover, all other Orders or parts thereof, and other related issuances, that are inconsistent with this Order are repealed or modified accordingly.
  3. This Order shall take effect immediately upon its approval and posting on the DepEd website. This shall be registered with the Office of the National Administrative Registrar (ONAR) at the University of the Philippines Law Center (UP LC), UP Diliman, Quezon City.
  4. For more information, please contact the Office of the Director of the Bureau of Learning Delivery through email at bld.od@deped.gov.ph or telephone numbers (02) 8637-4346 and 8637-4347.
  5. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.

AMENDMENT TO DEPED ORDER NO. 022, S. 2023

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