Enrollment for new school year begins today

Enrollment for new school year begins today

first_imgAn estimated two million learners in the region from preschool to senior high school are expected to enroll for the new school year, said Belleza, pointing out that DepEd Region 6 started pre-enrollment in February and March. * online class – but only possible if students have the needed gadgets such as laptop or desktop computer, cellphone, and strong internet connection For distance learning, DepEd-6 has three strategies. These are the following: * radio- or television-based instruction Today is also the start of the teachers’ rendering of service for the new school year, said Belleza. Belleza said t is up to schools to determine which teaching strategies would be suitable for their students. Teachers, however, need not be physically present in schools. They can work from home, she stressed. She also did not discount the possibility of homeschooling; the students just stay at home and their parents would teach them based on the curriculum and learning materials set by the school. DepEd-6 is exploring the possibility of combining the above-mentioned modalities for a “blended” learning experience of students, said Belleza. ILOILO City – The 30-day enrollment period for school year 2020-2021 begins today. They have the option to enroll online via email and through social media applications such as Facebook and Viber, among other internet-based communications applications, said Belleza. Physical distancing and the wearing of facemask would be required, said Belleza, and hand-washing stations would be made available in schools. Also, she said, it is ultimately up to the parents to decide if they want to enroll their children to school or not./PNcenter_img According to Department of Education (DepEd) Western Visayas information officer Lea Belleza, parents  and students need not go to schools for the enrollment due to the continued threat posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The new school year opens on Aug. 24. Schools can use radio, television and the internet so as to avoid face-to-face teaching which is still deemed risky at this time, said Briones. Belleza said face-to-face learning may be allowed in areas considered as “low-risk” for COVID-1 9 transmission but health safety measures would be strictly observed such as regular disinfection of schools, frequent hand-washing, wearing of facemask, observing physical distancing, and checking of body temperature. Belleza assured parents that in case the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases allows the physical presence of students in schools, the schools would be disinfecting their premises first to ensure that students are safe and protected from COVID-19. * modular – printed or electronic materials would be issued for students to study; this includes worksheets, too, that students must answer and other learning materials that teachers would deem necessary for the students Parents and students may also call or text the teachers, she added. In a televised meeting of the task force on Thursday night last week, Education secretary Leonor Briones said “blended” methods would be applied to ensure the continued learning of students amid the COVID-19 crisis. The enrollment this month, she said, “will validate kon tuod gid man nga ining mga bata ma-eskwela subong nga school year.” In Western Visayas, Belleza said, DepEd-6 already started preparing for various “learning delivery modalities”. These are face-to-face learning, distance learning, blended learning, and homeschooling. “DepEd strictly maintains the ‘no collection policy’. Wala sang bayaran ang kabataan,” said Belleza.last_img

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