PRESS STATEMENT: The first distance learning school year to conclude this coming July 2021 for public school.
The Department of Education (DepEd) announced that it will not allow any face-to-face graduation and moving up rites for School Year 2020-2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The yearend rites are scheduled within the week of July 12 to 16, 2021.
DepEd also encouraged schools and community learning centers (CLCs) “to prepare a short virtual program that will run in less than two hours to consider the amount of mobile data that will be consumed and the internet connectivity of involved learners.”
DepEd added that “schools must secure the consent of the parents and learners if such broadcast will be publicly accessible, following the Data Privacy Act of 2012.”
Moreover, DepEd said that “should the public health situation prevent the conduct of the [end-of-school-year] EOSY rites within the said week, schools can also opt to reschedule or forego the activity, in consultation with the Parents-Teachers Association (PTA).”
“Private schools, meanwhile, shall be guided by their approved school calendars in conducting the activity,” DepEd said.
With the theme Kalidad ng Edukasyon Lalong Patataginsa Gitna ng Pandemya (Strengthening Quality Education Amid COVID-19 Pandemic), the Department is looking forward to highlight the efforts of our learners, teachers, and personnel in championing education amidst the public health situation in this year’s EOSY rites.
—(Source: Department of Education)