DepEd releases official calendar for SY 2024-2025

DepEd releases official calendar for SY 2024-2025

The Department of Education (DepEd) has officially announced the opening and closing of classes for the school year 2024-2025.

Based on DepED Order No.3 s2024, classes for all public schools will begin on the July, 29 2024, and end on April 15, 2025.

Upcoming events:
The National Learning Camp (NLC), as outlined in DO 014, s. 2023, will be conducted on July 1-19 2024 at will be offered in three different formats—Enhancement, Consolidation, and Intervention—for students currently enrolled in Grades 1 to 3 and Grades 7 to 10 during the 2023-2024 school year. The NLC aims to improve learning outcomes by focusing on specific subjects: Reading and Mathematics for Grades 1 to 3, and English, Science, and Mathematics for Grades 7 to 10. Participation of teachers and learners is voluntary.

The National Brigada Eskwela shall be conducted from July 22 to July 27, 2024.

The National Brigada Eskwela is a nationwide school maintenance program led by the Department of Education (DepEd).

During this week-long initiative, volunteers from various sectors, including parents, teachers, students, community members, local government units, and private organizations, come together to help clean, repair, and prepare public schools for the upcoming academic year. The activities typically involve painting classrooms, fixing furniture, landscaping, and performing minor repairs.

Brigada Eskwela aims to foster a spirit of community involvement in education and ensure that students have access to safe and conducive learning environments. It also promotes the Bayanihan spirit, a Filipino cultural value that emphasizes cooperation and unity in achieving a common goal.

Brigada Eskwela encourages community involvement in getting schools ready for the new school year. Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in Brigada Eskwela 2024.

Long-Term Calendar Planning: 
The DepEd aims to adjust the school calendar by the 2026-2027 academic year to start classes in June and end in April, aligning with the traditional school break period.

This move is a collective effort to enhance the educational experience for both students and teachers, taking into account feedback from various stakeholders.

Official Reporting Date of Teachers for the SY 2024-2025
• Official Reporting Date: DepEd Order No. 003, s. 2024 sets July 29, 2024, as the official first day of classes for School Year (SY) 2024-2025. This will be the official first reporting day for teachers for this school year.
• Teachers' Vacation Period: Teachers are entitled to a two-month vacation every summer, which begins the day after the last day of classes and ends the day before the first day of reporting. For School Year 2023-2024, the teachers' vacation is from June 1 to July 28, 2024.
• Requiring Reporting on July 1-28: Requiring teachers to report to their stations from July 1- July 28, while they are still on their vacation, may violate their right to vacation.

However, TEACHERS MAY STILL BE REQUIRED to report and render services on days without classes in the exigency of public service. Equivalent vacation service credits, by DepEd Order No. 53, s. 2003, shall be given to teachers required to report for work.

"Exigency of public service" refers to "a situation where service is urgently needed, and where any delay in its execution and delivery will adversely affect the outcome of the service to clients and its effective and efficient delivery."

In such cases, requests to require the attendance of public school teachers during vacation must satisfy the following conditions:
1) A letter request is submitted to their school head to his/her respective SDO;
2) Sufficient justification is provided to establish that exigency of public service exists; and
3) The request is duly approved by the Schools Division Superintendent (SDS).

For further details, including the full list of activities planned for the school year, you can refer to DO 3 s. 2024.

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