DepEd Guidelines on the Suspension of Classes During Typhoons

class suspension guidelines

Classes in affected areas are automatically suspended based on the PAGASA declared storm signals, while local government units (LGUs)—not the DepEd—decide on and announce class suspensions during calamities in the absence of a storm signal. The Department of Education (DepEd) reiterates this to guide parents and help ensure the safety of students in the event of typhoons, flooding, and other weather disturbances and calamities. Cancellation and suspension of classes are observed directly from the weather bulletins of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). Classes in the affected…

DepEd: Implementation of Makeup Classes by Schools Remain Optional

DepEd: Implementation of Makeup Classes by Schools Remain Optional

The Department of Education (DepEd) reminded that the implementation of makeup classes by schools remains optional granted that the required contact days for teaching and learning is not compromised. Education Secretary Leonor Briones noted that makeup classes is only implemented once the required number of school days have been compromised – especially when there are suspension of classes either caused by inclement weather and other disasters. “Public schools affected by the series of class suspensions are not required to hold makeup classes or add extra hours on school days if…