DepEd releases school calendar for SY 2018-2019

    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) released on Thursday, May 24, the official school calendar for school year (SY) 2018-2019. Based on DepEd Order No. 25, series of 2018, the opening of classes shall be on Monday, June 4, 2018 and the last day shall be on Friday, April 5, 2019.
    DepEd releases school calendar for SY 2018-2019

    The school year is consist of 208 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and three days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted within the school year. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 200 class days.

    "Private schools may deviate from this School Calendar. However, they may not start classes earlier than the first Monday of June and not later than the last day of August, as provided in Republic Act (RA) 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. Private schools should notify in advance their respective regional offices (ROs) regarding any deviation from the school calendar," DepEd said.

    Deworming of children in school shall be conducted within the months of July 2018 and January 2019.

    A career guidance program shall be conducted between July and November 2018 to guide Grades 9 and 10 students in making informed choices on their preferred Senior High School track.

    DepEd added that Christmas break shall begin on Saturday, December 22, 2018. Classes shall resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

    The summer/remedial classes shall begin on Monday, April 15, 2019 and end on Friday, May 24, 2019.

    Dealing with make-up classes due to celebrations and holidays, as well as natural and man-made calamities, it must be agreed upon by school heads and the Parent-Teacher Associations. In this regard, the ROs may issue a regional school calendar to reflect their respective concerns.

    Here's the official copy of DepEd Order No. 25, series of 2018 (School Calendar for SY 2018-2019):

    JUNE 2018
    June 4 - Start of classes (can vary in private schools)
    June 12 - Holiday: Independence day
    June 15 - Holiday: Eid'l Fitr

    With Tentative schedule:
    Early Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment
    Special Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT)

    JULY 2018
    June 2-31 - Deworming of school children

    AUGUST 2018
    August 9-10 - First quarter exams
    August 18 - Distribution of report cards and parent-teacher conference
    August 21 - Holiday: Ninoy Aquino Day
    August 22 - Holiday: Eid'l Adha
    August 27 - Holiday: National Heroes Day

    With Tentative schedule:
    National Career Assessment Examination for Grade 9

    OCTOBER 2018
    October 5 - World Teacher's Day
    October 18-19 - Second quarter exams
    October 22 - Start of sembreak
    October 27 - Distribution of report cards and parent-teacher conference
    October 29 - End of sembreak/Classes resume

    With Tentative schedule:
    Accreditation and Equivalency Test

    NOVEMBER 2018
    November 1 - Holiday: All Saints Day
    November 2 - Holiday: All Souls Day
    November 30 - Holiday: Bonifacio Day

    With Tentative schedule:
    Administration of PEPT

    DECEMBER 2018
    December 22 - Start of Christmas break
    December 30 - Holiday: Rizal Day

    With Tentative schedule:
    National Musabaqah

    JANUARY 2019
    January 2 - End of Christmas break/Classes resume
    January 10-11 - Third quarter exams
    January 19 - Distribution of report cards and parent-teacher conference
    January 26-Feb. 27 - Early registration for Kindergarten to Grade 12
    January 28-Feb. 1 - National Festival of Talents

    FEBRUARY 2019
    February 5 - Holiday: Chinese Lunar New Year's Day

    MARCH 2019
    March 14-15 - Fourth quarter exams for Grades 6 and 12
    March 21-22 - Fourth quarter exams for Grades 1-5 and 7-11

    With Tentative schedule:
    National Achievement Test for Grade 6 and 10

    APRIL 2019
    April 1 to 5 - End of school year rites (graduation and moving up ceremonies)
    April 5 - Last day of classes
    April 9 - Holiday: Araw ng Kagitingan
    April 11-12 - Distribution of report cards and parent-teacher conference
    April 15 - Start of summer classes
    April 18 - Holiday: Maundy Thursday
    April 19 - Holiday: Good Friday

    With Tentative schedule:
    Palarong Pambansa

    MAY 2019
    May 1 - Holiday: Labor Day
    May 24 - End of summer classes

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