DO 23, s. 2016 – School Calendar for School Year 2016-2017

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April 22, 2016

DO 23, s. 2016

School Calendar for School Year 2016-2017

To:     Undersecretaries
          Assistant Secretaries
          Bureau as well as Service Directors
          Regional Directors
          Schools Division Superintendents
          Public as well as Private Elementary as well as Secondary Schools Heads
          All Others Concerned
  1. The School Calendar for School Year (SY) 2016-2017 shows the schoolhouse events as well as activities for the said SY. The marrow events as well as activities for this SY, which stand upwards for the actual teaching-learning days, shall hold out strictly observed inwards all schools.
  2. The SY 2016-2017 shall laid out on Monday, June 13, 2016 and shall terminate on Friday, Apr 7, 2017. The SY volition consist of 202 schoolhouse days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The dissimilar schoolhouse events as well as other activities for learners, including the regular as well as special non-working holidays, are contained inwards Enclosure No. 1.
  3. Private schools may deviate from this School Calendar. However, they may non start classes before than the get-go Mon of June as well as non afterwards than the terminal hateful solar daytime of August, every bit provided for inwards Republic Act No. 7797 entitled An Act to Lengthen the School Calendar from Two Hundred (200) Days to Not More than Two Hundred Twenty (220) Class Days. They should notify their respective regional offices (ROs) inwards advance regarding whatever deviation.
  4. Specific guidelines are constitute inwards Enclosure two to enable the schools to effectively as well as efficiently comport schoolhouse events as well as activities, as well as to let the ROs as well as schools partition offices (SDOs) to render back upwards to the schools, particularly inwards the areas of instruction, as well as progress monitoring as well as evaluation.
  5. Activities as well as observances mandated yesteryear police line tin hold out constitute inwards Enclosure three spell events as well as activities which pertain to DepEd personnel are listed inwards Enclosure 4. Schools may uncovering national as well as local celebrations/activities and  holidays other than those indicated inwards Enclosure 3, provided that the total number of schoolhouse days shall non hold out compromised.
  6. Make-up classes tin thence hold out conducted to compensate for the schoolhouse days spent for activities deemed beneficial to the teaching-learning process. Likewise, make-up classes are recommended inwards lieu of flat cancellations due to occurrence of natural as well as man-made calamities. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 machinery for having make-up classes must hold out agreed upon yesteryear the schoolhouse administrators as well as parents. In this regard, the RO may number a regional schoolhouse calendar to reverberate their respective concerns.
  7. Immediate dissemination of as well as strict compliance alongside this Order is directed.


Encls.: As stated

Reference: DepEd Order No. 9, s. 2015