/ 1 November 2020

THE DEPARTMENT of Education reminded schools and its local offices to make necessary adjustments especially on the conduct of makeup classes as two new typhoons threaten several regions.

“Since we are very flexible with the learning delivery now, we will also expect the schools or Schools Division Offices to decide on the specifics of makeup classes,” DepEd Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Diosdado San Antonio said.

San Antonio said that local offices are allowed to implement various strategies on the conduct of makeup classes since they know the situation on the ground.

“Please note that this has been the practice in the past as well,” he added.

Even if the country shifted to distance learning, the policy on suspension of classes remains the same.

San Antonio explained that until the policy is revised, local chief executives have the authority to suspend classes based on the situation in their areas.

For Storm Signal No. 1, classes in kindergarten will be suspended; for Signal No. 2, classes in kindergarten, elementary, and high school will be suspended; and for Signal No. 3, classes from kindergarten to college, including graduate schools and government offices, are cancelled.

Early this week, some local chief executives suspended classes because of Typhoon Quinta.