The teachers are coming. To eat your brain…
Kidding aside, it looks like face-to-face classes is on our doorstep.
DepEd Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan recently announced that an initial of 59 schools nationwide passed the DOH risk assessment and were qualified to do in-person classes out of 638 nominated schools as of October 2.
12 of these schools, which were tagged by the DOH Epidemiology Bureau as minimal or low-risk, are in the Cebu province. These 12 institutions are composed of 5 elementary schools and 7 high schools.
DepEd said they will add more schools as they provide a rolling assessment every Monday to meet their target of 120 schools.
Classes will start on November 15, 2021.
Here is the complete list of Schools in Cebu Province to have the pilot face-to-face class as of Oct.2:
- Combado Elementary School
- Siocon Elementary School
- Odlot National High School
- Don Potenciano Catarata National High School
- Bartolome Pianar National High School
- Busay National High School
- Basak National High School
- Mahanlud Elementary School
- Cabagdalan Elementary School
- Luyongbaybay Elementary School
- Cañang-Marcelo Luna National High School
- Pilar National High School
Only those that have been fully vaccinated will be allowed to participate in the face-to-face proper both teaching and non-teaching personnel. – Atty. Nepomuceno, Undersecretary, DepEd
The operational guidelines on the implementation of limited face-to-face learning modality are in the Joint Memorandum Circular No. 01 of the Department of Education and Department of Health released last September 27, 2021.
It provides guidance on the mechanisms and standards along with the roles and responsibilities to ensure proper and safe implementation.
School life is slowly approaching its normalcy before covid-19 arrived. Let us just hope and try that everyone will be safe especially the young ones.