DepEd releases school calendar for SY 2018-2019


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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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