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Digong OKs limited face-to-face classes; 120 schools under pilot implementation

Sep 20, 2021, 7:12 AM
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Participating schools must be in low-risk areas as defined by the Department of Health (DOH), have undergone a safety assessment using DepEd's school safety assessment tool, and have the endorsement of the local government unit in the form of a resolution or a letter of support.

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes in areas under “low risk” of the coronavirus, Malacañang announced Monday (September 20).

A hundred public schools and 20 private schools have been initially identified as venues for the pilot program.

The Department of Education has yet to disclose which schools will be under the program but said they must be in low-risk areas as defined by the Department of Health (DOH), have undergone a safety assessment using DepEd's school safety assessment tool, and have the endorsement of the local government unit in the form of a resolution or a letter of support.

Parents of students who will participate in the pilot must provide a written consent and support to participating schools.

No student will be forced to participate in the face-to-face pilot program, DepEd added.

For two months, DepEd plans to conduct a combination of face-to-face classes at school and distance learning modalities.

Face-to-face sessions will be held half-day every other week, with partner institutions ensuring that class schedules are set up fairly so that all qualified students have access to face-to-face instruction.

Personal protective equipment (PPEs), sanitation, detection and referral, ventilation, contact tracking, quarantine, coordination, and contingency measures are all covered in the operational guidelines for the pilot implementation of face-to-face learning.

Tags: #DepartmentOfEducation, #facetofaceclasses, #Covid19, #education


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