This year’s Brigada Eskwela shall address the challenges and learning resource gaps for teachers and learners through strengthening partnership engagements in the local and national level. It shall complement DepEd’s efforts to ensure the delivery of quality basic education and to intensify the implementation of the BP, HLS Program and other programs supported by Brigada Eskwela. It shall also enhance DepEd’s efforts to effectively and efficiently implement full in person or face-to-face classes by November 2, 2022 in all public schools nationwide.
Aside from the usual activities conducted in the past BE, SHs must ensure the following among other related initiatives:
- coordinate with the local government units (LGUs) or other nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and volunteers for intensive clean up and sanitation drive such as routine cleaning and disinfecting of school buildings, classrooms, and other school facilities.
- engage education partners during Brigada Eskwela for resources generation on the following items in schools:
- printing of COVID-19 precautionary measures as well as overall sanitation/hygiene information materials;
- printing of materials and provision of supplies for the learners, teachers and parents (i.e. bond papers, worksheets, notebooks, pad paper, ball pens, pencils, crayons, coloring materials and others);
- sanitation/hygiene materials, such as hand sanitizers, antiseptic/disinfectant alcohol, anti-bacterial or germicidal soap;
- medical devices and equipment (i.e. infrared and digital thermometer, pulse oximeter – fingertip, thermal scanner, stethoscope, blood pressure monitor machine);
- disposable face mask, surgical face mask, face tissue, face shield and washable handkerchief/towels;
- cleaning/sanitation tools, materials or disinfectant agents that may be used to disinfect the learning areas, such as spray tank, disinfectant spray or disinfecting bleach, foot bath; and
- multivitamins capsules, tablets, or syrups for both DepEd teaching and non-teaching personnel and learners.
- ensure that psychological first aid or other psychological interventions and debriefing are conducted in partnership with stakeholders during the implementation of Brigada Eskwela.
- conduct orientation activities with teachers, partners, Parents-Teachers Associations (PTAs) and learners with special focus on transitioning to the full implementation of DepEd’s face-to-face classes on November 2, 2022. The use of computer-mediated communication strategy in conducting above-cited activities is highly encouraged.
- encourage parents on possible collaborations with the schools to provide support for the continuation of learning opportunities.
- engage parents in the promotion of the new school system. The new role and increased involvement of the parents in the learning of their children are essential to augment available resources and technology in the community.
- coordinate with the concerned DepEd units on the possible implementation of Gulayan sa Tahanan or Urban Vegetable Gardening at Home as part of BE and School-Family-Community partnerships to promote sustainable food supply at homes. School Head may communicate with stakeholders on how they can support the school emergency and contingency to ensure resiliency.
- collaborate with various stakeholders to support the full implementation of face-to-face classes.
- realign and sustain the conduct of Brigada Pagbasa.
- conduct Partnership Appreciation and other school-based initiatives to recognize the efforts of various stakeholders.
- include the partnership for Wash in Schools (WinS) and Disaster Preparedness in their Brigada Eskwela Work Plan.
The School Head must document all their efforts to implement the new way of conducting Brigada Eskwela. All partnership initiatives and generated resources shall be reported in the DepEd Partnerships Database System (DPDS) starting August 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022.
School Heads are reminded that no Brigada Eskwela fee shall be collected from parents/guardians or solicited from other volunteers and stakeholders.
Pursuant to DepEd Order No. 06, s. 2012 titled “Guidelines on the Adoption and Implementation of Public Health Policies on Tobacco Control and Protection against Tobacco Industry Interference,” receiving assistance or support from companies and other players in the tobacco industry for BE is not allowed.
Pursuant to DepEd Order No. 048, s. 2018 titled “Prohibition on Electioneering and Partisan Political Activity,” the schools may not receive any forms of contribution/donations from official candidate(s) for the barangay election.