DepEd: Reschedule or forego holding of graduation, moving up rites for SY 2019-2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) issued implementing guidelines for the conduct of End-of-School Year (EOSY) rites – graduation and Moving Up – for School Year 2019-2020.
Reschedule or forego holding of graduation, moving up rites for SY 2019-2020

Instead of the previously approved schedule of EOSY on March 30 to April 3 per DepEd Calendar, schools shall have the discretion to elect the date of holding rites within the week of April 13 to 17, 2020, taking into consideration the applicable guidelines by the Department of Health (DOH) in light of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) public health situation.


In consideration with COVID-19 pandemic, schools may choose to reschedule or forego holding of rites.

"Should the public health situation prevent the holding of this year's rites within the said week, the schools in consultation with the Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) leadership, may choose to reschedule or forego holding of rites," DepEd Order said.

DepEd said that EOSY rites this year shall focus on the theme "Sulong EduKalidad: Pagtataguyod sa Kinabukasan ng Bayan (Sulong EduKalidad: Championing the Nation's Future).

End-of-School Year (EOSY) rites:

Grade Level Completers Ceremony Proof of Completion
Kindergarten Moving Up Kindergarten Certificate
Grade 6 Graduation Elementary Certificate
Grade 10 Moving Up Junior High School Certificate
Grade 12 learners from

a. Schools with DepEd-approved K to 12 transition plans

b. Schools with permit to operate Senior High School since 2014

c. Internation schools with K to 12 Program
Graduation Senior High School Diploma

DepEd also reiterates that Graduation and Moving Up ceremonies should be simple but meaningful. "While these rites mark a milestone in the lives of the learners, these should be conducted without excessive spending, extravagant attire or extraordinary venue."

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For any clarification or question, you may contact the Bureau of Learning Delivery, 4th Floor, Bonifacio Building, Department of Education Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City; call their hotline numbers at (02) 8637-4346 and (02) 8637-4347; or email at

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