DepEd: 2022 Opening of Classes Starts on August 22

The Department of Education (DepEd) announces through DepEd Order No. 34, s. 2022 that the School Year 2022-2023 will open on Monday, August 22, 2022 and shall end on July 7, 2023. It shall be composed of 203 school days, or as determined by subsequent issuances in the event of changes in the school calendar due to unforeseen circumstances.

Under the proposed school calendar, the enrollment for SY 2022-2023 will be held from July 25, 2022 to August 22, 2022. Christmas break will start on December 19, 2022, and shall resume on January 2, 2023, while the remedial classes for public schools shall start on July 17, 2023, Monday, and shall end on August 26, 2o23, Saturday.

Schedule of Activities

Opening of Classes SY 2022-2023 August 22, 2022
End of School Year 2022-2023 July 7, 2023
Christmas Break SY 2022-2023 December 19, 2022- January 2, 2023
Enrollment SY 2022-2023 July 25, 2022 to August 22, 2022

Brigada Eskwela and Oplan Balik Eskwela

Brigada Eskwela and Oplan Balik Eskwela will focus on an information campaign, planning, and strengthening partnerships to supplement the Department’s efforts to ensure quality basic education. The Brigada Eskwela and Oplan Balik Eskwela will be held on August 26 and 15, 2022, respectively.

Face to face Classes

Starting November 2, 2022, all public and private schools shall have transitioned to 5 days in-person classes. After the said date, no school shall be allowed to implement purely distance learning or blended learning except for those that are implementing Alternative Delivery Modes as provided for in DO 21, s. 2019 entitled “Policy Guidelines on the K to 12 Basic Education Program” and DO 01s. 2022 entitled “Revised Policy Guidelines on Homeschooling Program.”

Public schools that were already implementing the 5 days in-person classes at the end of SY 2021-2022 shall continue to do the same at the beginning of the incoming school year.

Recognizing the COVID-19 pandemic vis-a-vis the need to resume 5 days of in-person classes, the DepEd intends for schools to be given ample time to slowly transition into it by implementing any of the following options:

  • 5 days of in-person classes;
  • Blended learning modality:
    • 3 days of in-person classes and 2 days of distance learning (modular, online, or television/radio-based instruction); and thereafter, 4 days of in-person classes and 1 day of distance learning (modular, online, or television/radio-based instruction)
      • e.g. Mondays to Wednesdays (in-person classes) and Thursdays to to Fridays (distance learning).
      • e.g. Mondays to Thursdays (in-person classes) and Friday (distance learning).
  • Full Distance Learning.

The abovementioned options shall only be implemented by schools until October 31, 2022.

The transition to 5 days in-person classes presents learners with new stressors and challenges. This entails adjustment to the school environment, learning modality, and additional safety protocols, as well as managing the mix of pleasant and difficult feelings. Hence, providing psychosocial support during the first week of the school year is imperative in promoting, protecting, and prioritizing the learners’ socio-emotional well-being, and developing their coping skills for this transition. The DepEd Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service will organize an online orientation and learning session for K-12 teachers on how to conduct psychosocial support activities for learners, using the Psychosocial Support Activity Pack that the office developed with MAGIS Creatives.

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