No classes in NCR on Nov 17, 20 due to APEC

Pre-school to high school classes on November 17 and 20, 2015 in the National Capital Region are suspended for security reasons and to ease traffic congestion in light of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. Schools divisions are given the discretion to determine the schedule of make-up classes.

Conduct of Make-up Classes During the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 1072 declaring November 18 and 19, 2015 as non-working holidays in the National Capital Region due to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting, the field is hereby informed that classes on November 17 and 20, 2015 are suspended for security reasons and to ease traffic congestion.

In this connection, schools divisions are given the discretion to determine the schedule of make-up classes for the 2 day suspension of classes occasioned by the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting. Make-up classes should conform with the mechanism agreed by the school administrators and parents per DepEd Order No. 9, s.2015. The schools are directed to include the important and benefits of APEC in the lessons of Araling Panlipunan as embodied in the Regional Letter No. 228, s.2015 dated August , 2015.

Likewise, the School Heads are reminded to ensure that the required total number of school days as stipulated in the DepEd Order No. 9, s.2015 is complied. A Division Summary Report shall be submitted to this Office Attention: Policy, Planning and Research Division before the end of March 2016 for monitoring purposes.

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