Good news! DepEd has moved the start of Christmas break to an earlier date

Good news! DepEd has moved the start of Christmas break to an earlier date

- The Department of Education released the schedule of Christmas break for the school year 2019-2020

- DepEd Usec. Analyn Sevilla noted that private school may not follow the schedule that the department released

- DepEd Usec Nepomuceno Malaluan also said that class suspension in the previous months did not affect the scheduled Christmas break

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The Department of Education released a school calendar where the Christmas break will start at an earlier date.

According to DepEd Order 007 S. 2019, Christmas break shall begin on Dec. 15, 2019. Classes shall resume on a Monday, January 6, 2020.

This means that Christmas break for kindergarten, elementary, junior and senior high school students will start on December 15, 2019 until January 5, 2020.

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In a text message, DepEd Undersecretary Analyn Sevilla noted that private schools may implement a different schedule.

"Private schools have their own school calendar hence Christmas break for private school students are set by its school administrators"

DepEd Spokesperson Undersecretary also clarified that natural and man-made calamities that caused class suspensions in previous months did not affect the calendar.

"The calendar is also localized naman with the adjustments that have to be made in light of suspensions. So far, walang indication that we will deviate from that school calendar"

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In a previous article by KAMI, DepEd clarified an issue about "DepEd anniv bonus" for teachers.

The Department of Education is the main agency tasked to manage and govern the Philippine system of basic education. It is now headed by Sec. Leonor Magtolis Briones.

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