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DepEd Monthly School Calendar of Activities For School Year 2020-2021

The Department of Education (DepEd) announces the Official School Calendar for School Year 2020-2021. The opening day of all public schools nationwide will be on August 24, 2020. The school year will end on April 30, 2021.

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Salient Features of the DepEd School Calendar for SY 2020-2021

The formal start of learning activities will be 24 August 2020 while the school year will end 30 April 2021.

Teachers will start rendering services 1 June 2020 to prepare contextualized learning materials, attend training activities on flexible learning modalities, capacitate learners and parents/knowledge sources in managing home-based learning, facilitate remedial, enrichment and advancement lessons, prepare weekly home learning tasks, organization of classes in consideration to the learning modality applicable in the context of the learner, etc.

For learners who failed to enroll during the early registration period, schools are advised to conduct the second round of enrollment from June 1 to June 30, 2010. The enrollment can be done online via text messaging, email, google form, messenger etc. Enrollment validation shall be done on July 28-31, 2020 to accommodate sudden changes in learners’ population in the locality due to the impact of COVID-19.

As a transition to the start of classes on August 24, the week of 17-21 August 2020 shall be devoted to homeroom activities that include psychosocial activities for learners, discussions on the effects of the pandemic, orientation on preventive measures, and other topics related to COVID-19 pandemic.

A class day is hereby operationally defined as day for actual teaching-learning activities, including other activities of teachers, parents and school heads that are carried out to ensure effective delivery of the various learning modalities.

Schools are authorized to decide on the specific learning modalities which they may deem appropriate to their contexts

The academic quarters will have 8 weeks of teaching-learning activities

  • Quarter 1: 24 August 2020-16 October 2020
  • Quarter 2: 19 October 2020-12 December 2020
  • INSET Break: 14-19 December 2020
  • Quarter 3: 4 January 2021- 26 February 2021
  • Quarter 4: 1 March 2021-30 April 2021

To ensure the quality of learning, classroom assessment, namely, formative and summative assessments shall be conducted by the teachers to track and measure learners’ progress and to adjust instruction accordingly. Paper-based, offline, or online format assessment shall be conducted whichever is appropriate in the context of the learner.

Periodical examinations will be administered on the last 2 days of the final week of each quarter.

The Christmas break shall begin on Saturday 19 December 2020. Classes shall resume Monday 4 January 2021.

The summer/remedial classes shall begin on Monday, May 10, 2021 and end on Friday, June 18, 2021.

To focus efforts on the adjustments needed in utilizing multiple delivery modes, the conduct of curricular and co-curricular activities that involve learners such as science fairs, showcase of portfolios, trade fairs, school sports, campus journalism, festival of talents, job fairs, and other similar activities are canceled except for those that can be conducted through the online platform. Efforts to provide remediation and enhancement activities shall also be prioritized given the adjustment of learners to the delivery modes being employed.

Career guidance activities shall be conducted between September, 2020 and January, 2021 to guide Grades 9 and 10 learners in making informed choices on their preferred Senior High School track using modalities applicable in the learner’s situation. Where face-to-face modality is utilized, there shall only be a maximum of 15 learners for each class in compliance with the social distancing measures of DOH. College and middle-level skills fair, job fair, business and entrepreneurship expo, SHS Summits and similar activities shall be canceled.

Private schools, particularly those capable of providing alternative learning modalities are allowed to decide on their own school opening strategies, consistent with RA 7797

The conduct of end of school year rites shall be set 3-7 May 2021

Dates indicated are subject to change depending on prevailing situations in the future.

DepEd Monthly School Calendar of Activities For School Year 2020-2021

June 2020

1Start for teachers to render sendee for SY 2020-2021
12Independence Day (regular holiday)
23Department of Education Founding Anniversary
TBASpecial Administration of Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT), if allowed under IATF rules
1-30Brigada Eskwela and Oplan Balik Eskwela

July 2020

1-31Brigada Eskwela and Oplan Balik Eskwela
TBAEidul Adha (regular holiday; date subject to Presidential Proclamation)

August 2020

3-15Pre-school opening assignments exploring foundational topics for deepening during the year/orientation of learners on the utilization of alternative modalities and learners’ materials
17-22Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Activities
21Ninoy Aquino Day (special non-working day)
TBAConduct of Career Assessment of Grade 9 students
24Start of Teaching and Learning Activities
1-29Brigada Eskwela and Oplan Balik Eskwela
31National Heroes Dav (regular holiday)

September 2020

TBAOplan Kalusugan sa DepEd

October 2020

5World Teachers’ Day
15-161st Quarter Assessment

November 2020

1All Saints’ Day (special non-working day)
2Additional Special Non-Working Day (Per Presidential Proclamation No. 845, s. 2019)
7Parent-Teacher Conference
27Araw ng Pagbasa
30Bonifacio Day (regular holiday)

December 2020

8Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (special non-working holiday)
10-112nd Quarter Assessment
14-18Mid-Year INSET
19Start of Christmas Break
24Additional Special Non-Working Day (Per Presidential Proclamation No. 845, s. 2019)
25Christmas Day (regular holiday)
30Rizal Day (regular holiday)
31Last Day of the Year (special non-working day)

January 2021

1New Year’s Day (regular holiday)
4Resumption of classes
9Parent-Teacher Conference
3rd weekNCAE, if allowed under IATF rules
4th weekAdministration of NAT for Grade 12, if allowed under IATF rules
30Start of Early Registration

February 2021

1st weekPEPT if allowed under IATF rules
1st week-2nd weekSupreme Pupil Government
(SPG)/Supreme Student Government (SSG)
12*Chinese New Year
24 & 263rd Quarter Examination
25*Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

March 2021

13Parent-Teacher Conference
TBAAdministration of NAT for Grade 6 and Grade 10 (one week before the final exams), if allowed under IATF rules
TBAEarly Language Literacy’ and Numeracy’ Assessment (ELLNA) (two weeks before final exam), if allowed under IATF rules

April 2021

1Maunday Thursday (regular holiday)
2Good Friday (regular holiday)
9Araw ng Kagitingan (regular holiday)
15-164th Quarter Examination (Final Examination for Grades 6, 10 and 12)
22-234th Quarter Examinations (Final Examinations for Grades 1-5 & 7-11)
26-30End-of-School Year Rites
3rd weekAdministration of Accreditation and Equivalency’ (A&E) Test, if allowed under IATF rules
30Last day of the School Year
Parent-Teacher Conference

May 2021

1Labor Day (regular holiday)
3Start of Summer Classes
TBAPalarong Pambansa (where possible)
TBAEidul Fitr (regular holiday; date subject to Presidential Proclamation)
TBABrigada Eskwela
TBAOplan Balik Eskwela

June 2021

11End of Summer Classes

Download DepEd Order No. 7, s. 2020 – DepEd Monthly School Calendar of Activities For School Year 2020-2021

DepEd School Calendar and Activities for School Year 2020-2021

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