DepEd Guidelines on Enrollment for School Year 2022-2023 in the Context of the Re-Introduction of the In-person Classes

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DepEd Enrollment Guidelines for School Year 2022-2023

In preparation for the opening of School Year (SY) 2022-2023 on August 22, 2022, and in consideration of the easing of mobility restrictions, the Department of Education (DepEd) will be implementing the enhanced enrollment procedures that are reflective of the current health and safety situation in the country for SY 2022-2023. Consistent with DepEd Order (DO) No. 034, s. 2022 or the School Calendar and Activities for the School Year 2022-2023, the enrollment shall begin on July 25 to August 22, 2022.

In this light, DepEd issues the enclosed enhanced policy guidelines restoring the in person enrollment as provided in DO 003, s. 2018 and providing options for remote enrollment through various means that adhere to the minimum health and safety standards promulgated by the national government.

These enhanced enrollment guidelines shall guide learners, parents, legal guardians, and teachers in the enrollment procedures for Kindergarten, Elementary, Junior High School, and Senior High School, including Alternative Learning System (ALS), for SY 2022-2023. State/Local Universities and Colleges (SUCs/LUCs) offering basic education and private schools are encouraged to adopt this policy to their specific contexts.

These guidelines shall govern the SY 2022-2023 enrollment. For this purpose, provisions of DO 003, s. 2018 on the eligibility and documentary requirements, registration, tagging, and enrollment recording protocols shall remain in effect.

These guidelines shall be posted at the DepEd website and certified copies of this Order shall be registered with the University of the Philippines Law Center-Office of the National Administrative Register (UP LC-ONAR), UP Diliman, Quezon City.

For more information, please contact the Planning Service-Education Management Information System Division, Department of Education Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City through email at ps.emisd@deped.gov.ph.

Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.

DOWNLOAD: DepEd Enhanced Basic Education Enrollment Form for SY 2022-2023

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Guidelines on Enrollment for School Year 2022-2023 in the Context of the Re-Introduction of the In-person Classes

Rationale

The unprecedented success of the pilot implementation and progressive expansion of in-person classes provide DepEd with concrete evidence and solid experience on how to safely reopen the schools nationwide. Consistent with the provisions of DO No. 34, s. 2022 and in preparation to the the resumption of the 5 days in-person classes that will start on November 2, 2022, the Department considered the conduct of the inperson enrollment in schools.

For the past two (2) school years, remote enrollment has been largely implemented as the main enrollment procedure due to the restrictions imposed by the health authorities. Within these periods, learners can be enrolled through phone calls, text messages, online messaging through the platforms of Facebook Messenger, Viber, and email messaging. Dropbox enrollment was also one of the options given to parents/legal guardians who have been affected by the health alert levels implemented in the various parts of the country.

The enrollment process is one of the key activities of DepEd conducted in preparation for the school year opening. In light of this, the DepEd issues these Guidelines on Enrollment for School Year 2022-2023 in the Context of the Re-introduction of the In-person Classes in order to enhance the procedure and clarify the roles of key stakeholders in the enrollment process. The guidelines will also introduce improvements in the reporting mechanisms, the Enhanced Basic Education Enrollment Form (BEEF), and the encoding procedure in the Learner Information System (LIS).

Scope

These guidelines shall provide guidance to school heads, teachers, and parents/legal guardians regarding the new enrollment process for SY 2022-2023, which will start on July 25, 2022 to August 22, 2022.

The procedures and policies set forth under these guidelines shall be adopted by all public schools in basic education including Alternative Learning System (ALS). State/Local Universities and Colleges (SUCs/ LUCs) offering basic education and private schools in basic education are encouraged to adopt this policy to their specific contexts.

These guidelines shall apply for SY 2022-2023. The provisions on DO No. 03, s. 2018, which discusses the eligibility and documentary requirements in the registration, tagging, and enrollment-recording protocols shall remain in effect.

Definition of Terms

For the purpose of this policy, the following terms are defined and understood as follows:

ALS Enrollment Focal Person (AEFP)

ALS teacher designated by the School Head as in-charge of receiving the ALS enrollment form and responding to queries related to ALS in schools offering ALS

Balik-Aral Learner

a learner who went back to school and resumed study after year/s of dropping out or discontinuing study.

Date of First Attendance (DOFA)

refers to the date of Learner’s first attendance in class or learning session.

Dropbox Enrollment

type of remote enrollment strategy where parents/legal guardians may just drop the accomplished Enhanced Basic Education Enrollment Form (Enhanced BEEF) in the enrollment dropbox or kiosk/booth, whichever is appropriate, located in front of the school gate, in front of the Barangay halls and other strategic locations that are accessible to parents/legal guardians.

Grade Level Enrollment Chair (GLEC)

personnel assigned to manage and facilitate a smooth enrollment process for a specific grade level, particularly in medium and big schools.

In-person Classes

a mode of instruction wherein learners and/or teachers are physically interacting in the classroom/learning centers.

Enhanced Basic Education Enrollment Form (Enhanced BEEF)

the official enrollment form for basic education, which will be used to register learners for the school year. This form is not subject to any modification since it is the national standard form.

Modified ALS Form 2 (ALS Enrollment Form)

a basic information sheet of individuals who signified interest to enroll in ALS Program.

Remote enrollment

a process of registering learners conducted without face-to-face interaction.

School Enrollment Focal Person (SEFP)

personnel designated by the school to oversee the overall conduct of enrollment and shall receive all Enhanced Enrollment Forms submitted by parents/legal guardians.

Policy Statement

The herein guidelines shall provide a range of options relating to the enrollment of learners for all public schools in basic education and ALS programs nationwide for SY 2022-2023. It will seek to ensure continued access to learning opportunities through the conduct of an enrollment process that is efficient, safe, and in line with minimum health and safety standards.

CONTINUE READING: DepEd Enrollment Procedures for School Year 2022-2023

DepEd Order No. 35, s. 2022

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