DepEd announces School Calendar 2013-2014; classes to start June 3

The Department of Education announced the school calendar for academic year 2013-2014. Deped said that start of classes for school year 2013–2014 in public elementary and secondary schools will be on June 3, Monday.

Details the school calendar for School Year (SY) 2013-2014 for elementary and high schools in the country is as per DepEd Order 10, series of 2013.

DepEd order said that SY 2013-2014 will have 201 school days, 180 of which are non-negotiable teacher-student contact time.
The order said schools may observe national, local celebrations and holidays, provided that the total number of school days is maintained and make-up classes are conducted.

Meanwhile, private schools may deviate from the school calendar given their class opening is not earlier than June 3 and not later than the last day of August.

The order also sets a five-day Maintenance Week named “Brigada Eskwela Week” from May 20 to 24 to allow communities and private organizations cleanup the classrooms in preparation for the opening of classes.

Summer classes, on the other hand, will begin on April 8, 2014, a Tuesday, and will end on May 23, 2014, Monday.

Here's the list of activities and dates for School Year (SY) 2013-2014:

May 20-24, 2013: National Schools Maintenance Week (Brigada Eskwela)
June 3, 2013: Opening of Classes
August 1-2, 2013: First Quarter Examination
August 27, 2013: National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) for K to 12 – G8
August 28, 2013: NCAE for BEC – Y3
October 10-11, 2013: Second Quarter Examination
October 28-31, 2013: Mid-Year Assessment and INSET/Semestral Break
November 11-15, 2013: Philippine Education Placement Test (PEPT)
December 21, 2013, Saturday: Start of Christmas Break
January 6, 2014, Monday: Resumption of Classes
January 9-10, 2014: Third Quarter Examinations
January 25, 2014: Early Registration Day (for SY 2014-2015)
March 5, 2014: National Achievement Test (NAT), Secondary – Fourth Year
March 11, 2014: NAT, Elementary – Grade III
March 13, 2014: NAT, Elementary – Grade VI
March 13-14, 2014: Final Examinations for Grade VI and Year IV
March 20-21, 2014: Final Examinations for Grades I-V and Years I-III
March 27-28, 2014: Recognition/Graduation Ceremonies
March 31, 2014: Last Day of Classes

School Year 2013-2014 Holidays

June 12, 2013, Wednesday: Philippine Independence Day, Regular Holiday
August 9, 2013, Friday (Tentative): Eid-ul Fitr (End of Ramadhan), Legal Holiday
August 21, 2013, Wednesday: Ninoy Aquino Day, Special Non-working Holiday
August 26, 2013, Monday: National Heroes Day, Regular Holiday
October 15, 2013, Tuesday (Tentative): Eid-ul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), Special Holiday
November 1, 2013, Friday: All Saints Day, Special Holiday
November 30, 2013, Saturday: Bonifacio Day, Legal Holiday
December 30, 2013, Monday: Rizal Day, Regular Holiday
February 25, 2014, Tuesday: EDSA Revolution Anniversary, Special Holiday for All Schools

Check out 2013 official holiday list in the Philippines here.

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