The Department of Education (DepEd) announced Wednesday that early registration for students in public schools for the School Year 2022-2023 will begin on Friday, March 25.
The agency said in a statement that registration for various entry-level learners, including those entering kindergarten, primary school (Grade 1), junior high school (Grade 7), and senior high school (Grade 11), will take place from March 25 to April 30.
According to DepEd Memorandum 17, Series of 2002, early enrollment for different learning modalities may be conducted face-to-face in locations with low Alert Level status.
“In the context of the current Covid- 19 public health emergency, the conduct of early registration shall be done remotely in areas under Alert Levels 3 to 5. In-person registration through parents or guardians may be allowed in areas under Alert Levels 1 to 2 provided physical distancing and health and safety protocols are strictly observed,” it said.
Meanwhile, the Department of Education (DepEd) confirmed on Wednesday that pupils would not need a coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination card to participate in the country’s ongoing expansion of limited face-to-face sessions.
“It is not necessary and we don’t want to deprive children of this opportunity, pero (but) the teachers, we prefer them to be fully vaccinated… or undergo the usual tests to make sure our children will not be exposed,” DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones said.
Physical distance, the use of face masks, and access to basic sanitation are all important factors in ensuring a safe learning environment during the transition to the new normal, according to the Department of Education.
Briones encouraged parents and kids to be ready for the projected global transition in learning methodologies, stating that the gradual spread of limited face-to-face classes under the new normal will differ from pre-pandemic settings.
As of March 22, 14,396 public and private schools had been recommended for participation in the progressive expansion, which will serve 2,600,773 students. – WhatALife!