DepEd has no plan to revert school calendar, spox says
DepEd has no plan to revert school calendar, spox says
DepEd has no plan to revert school calendar, spox says
by Ellicia Del Mundo29 March 2023
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The Department of Education (DepEd) has no plans yet to revert the pre-pandemic school calendar to June, its spokesperson Michael Poa said on Wednesday.

"At the moment, there are no plans to revert," Poa said in a statement.

But he noted reiterated that it is up to the school heads if they would suspend the face-to-face classes and shift to Alternate Delivery Mode (ADM) or blended learning.

The statement was released after Senator Sherwin 'Win' Gatchalian, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, floated the suggestion of restoring the original academic calendar wherein the months of April to May are the students' summer break.


"May logic diyan kaya inilagay diyan, two reasons. Election natin ay only Summer. People go out to vote and then pangalawa, summer kasi that's the time that students can go out and spend the weekend with their families, as opposed to tag-ulan," he explained.

"It will take a little bit of time kasi slow transition iyan pero dapat ibalik na," Gatchalian addded.

The Senator also made the suggestion after the fire and earthquake drill incident at two high schools Gulod National High School-Mamatid Extension in Cabuyao City, Laguna which led to the hospitalization of more than 100 high school students.

The schools' academic calendar and activities were changed during the height of the pandemic in 2020.


The start of the school year was moved from June to August and this ends in April.

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