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DepEd General Guidelines on Class and Teacher Programs/Schedules

Attached is Division Memorandum No. 452, s. 2021 from Schools Division Office of Quezon City dated September 6, 2021, on the Reiteration of General Guidelines on Class and Teacher Programs/Schedules.

Reiteration of General Guidelines on Class and Teacher Programs/Schedules

For the information and guidance of all concerned, the following general guidelines on the crafting of class and teacher programs and schedules are issued.

Background: D.O. 291, s. 2008 stipulates that “public school teachers shall render at most six (6) hours of actual teaching a day” and that “all advisorship and/or special assignments for the entire school year combined shall be considered as one teaching load.” The order stipulates further that an additional two hours of work will be rendered by the teacher “within or outside the school premises to comply with the eight-hour workday,” a requirement of the Civil Service Commission for all government employees. This translates to a 4D-hour workweek for teachers.

In the context of the President of the Philippines’ standing order that there shall be no face-to-face classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in light of the distance modality of teaching and learning that is currently being implemented throughout the country, including this Division, the six-hour teaching load, and 40-hour workweek are still to be enforced. The following teachers’ activities may be part of their workload:

a. online synchronous teaching

b. assisting parents and students while they are doing home-based studies

c. monitoring of asynchronous activities

d. following up students and parents on the accomplishment of assigned activities

e. checking of modules and other output

f. crafting of weekly learning guides for students and parents

g. preparation of instructional materials

h. consultation hours outside of class time

i. assisting in the distribution and retrieval of modules

j. providing remediation to students in need of such (still through distance learning modalities)

k. other activities deemed necessary for the teachers to be able to extend needed assistance to parents and students

It is reiterated that in the crafting of the teachers’ program/schedules, the utmost priority is the competency of teachers in a particular learning modality and safeguarding of their health and safety. Consideration should also be extended towards those whose faith tradition calls for stoppage of work on Friday evenings and Saturdays.

Furthermore, school heads are enjoined to submit an electronic copy of the School Form 7 (SF7) School Personnel Assignment List and Basic Profile on or before October 4, 2021, for perusal and endorsement.

About Class Programs/Schedules and the Weekly Home Learning Plan, school heads are directed to the Department Memorandum DM-CI-2020-00162, Suggested Strategies in Implementing Distance Learning Delivery Modalities (DLDM) for School Year 2020-2021.

To ensure more in-depth interaction between teachers and learners, it is directed that classes shall be organized using the minimum class size as much as possible. Teachers’ actual teaching load shall be given preference before assigning ancillary services load.

Special attention is directed to the following items in Appendix A of said Memorandum:

Item No. 7 — To make learning manageable for the learners, they may be given a set time frame to undertake a lesson or accomplish an activity. The setting of the time frame shall be guided by the suggested time allotment a MELC can be mastered. Learners who are not meeting expectations shall be provided with remediation while those who may accomplish the tasks contained in the SLMs shall be given enrichment activities” (page 4).

Item No. 8 – “To ensure that learners Eire on task and are guided on what they are expected to accomplish within a specific week, teachers shall prepare a Weekly Home Learning Plan. Sufficient break times shall be ensured” (page 4).

Please refer to Appendix E of the aforementioned Memorandum for a Sample Weekly Home Learning Plan for Grade 7 students. Attached are sample Class Programs based on that sample weekly home learning plan.

Immediate and wide dissemination of the contents of this Memorandum is desired.

Sample Weekly Schedule of Learners

Grade 7, Week 1, Quarter 1, September 13-17, 2020 Online Classes

DepEd Sample Weekly Schedule of Learners
Sample Weekly Schedule of Learners

Sample Weekly Schedule of Learners (DM-CI-2020-00162)

Grade 7, Week 1, Quarter 1, September 13-17, 2021
Grade 5- Sampaguita

Sample Weekly Schedule of Learners (DM-CI-2020-00162)
Sample Weekly Schedule of Learners (DM-CI-2020-00162)

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