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
|1||Start for teachers to render sendee for SY 2020-2021|
|12||Independence Day (regular holiday)|
|23||Department of Education Founding Anniversary|
|TBA||Special Administration of Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT), if allowed under IATF rules|
|1-30||Brigada Eskwela and Oplan Balik Eskwela|
|1-31||Brigada Eskwela and Oplan Balik Eskwela|
|TBA||Eidul Adha (regular holiday; date subject to Presidential Proclamation)|
|3-15||Pre-school opening assignments exploring foundational topics for deepening during the year/orientation of learners on the utilization of alternative modalities and learners’ materials|
|17-22||Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Activities|
|21||Ninoy Aquino Day (special non-working day)|
|TBA||Conduct of Career Assessment of Grade 9 students|
|24||Start of Teaching and Learning Activities|
|1-29||Brigada Eskwela and Oplan Balik Eskwela|
|31||National Heroes Dav (regular holiday)|
|TBA||Oplan Kalusugan sa DepEd|
|5||World Teachers’ Day|
|15-16||1st Quarter Assessment|
|1||All Saints’ Day (special non-working day)|
|2||Additional Special Non-Working Day (Per Presidential Proclamation No. 845, s. 2019)|
|27||Araw ng Pagbasa|
|30||Bonifacio Day (regular holiday)|
|8||Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (special non-working holiday)|
|10-11||2nd Quarter Assessment|
|19||Start of Christmas Break|
|24||Additional Special Non-Working Day (Per Presidential Proclamation No. 845, s. 2019)|
|25||Christmas Day (regular holiday)|
|30||Rizal Day (regular holiday)|
|31||Last Day of the Year (special non-working day)|
|1||New Year’s Day (regular holiday)|
|4||Resumption of classes|
|3rd week||NCAE, if allowed under IATF rules|
|4th week||Administration of NAT for Grade 12, if allowed under IATF rules|
|30||Start of Early Registration|
|1st week||PEPT if allowed under IATF rules|
|1st week-2nd week||Supreme Pupil Government|
(SPG)/Supreme Student Government (SSG)
|12*||Chinese New Year|
|24 & 26||3rd Quarter Examination|
|25*||Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution|
|TBA||Administration of NAT for Grade 6 and Grade 10 (one week before the final exams), if allowed under IATF rules|
|TBA||Early Language Literacy’ and Numeracy’ Assessment (ELLNA) (two weeks before final exam), if allowed under IATF rules|
|1||Maunday Thursday (regular holiday)|
|2||Good Friday (regular holiday)|
|9||Araw ng Kagitingan (regular holiday)|
|15-16||4th Quarter Examination (Final Examination for Grades 6, 10 and 12)|
|22-23||4th Quarter Examinations (Final Examinations for Grades 1-5 & 7-11)|
|26-30||End-of-School Year Rites|
|3rd week||Administration of Accreditation and Equivalency’ (A&E) Test, if allowed under IATF rules|
|30||Last day of the School Year|
|1||Labor Day (regular holiday)|
|3||Start of Summer Classes|
|TBA||NSPC / NFOT (Online)|
|TBA||Palarong Pambansa (where possible)|
|TBA||Eidul Fitr (regular holiday; date subject to Presidential Proclamation)|
|TBA||Oplan Balik Eskwela|
|11||End of Summer Classes|