/ 18 January 2022

THE DEPARTMENT of Education in Isabela suspended classes to grant the appeal of several groups for a health break.

Dr. Madelyn Macalling, assistant schools divisions superintendent, said the break is from January 17 to 28.

All classes regardless of modality shall be put on hold while submission of academic requirements and conduct of other teaching-related activities will be moved to a later date.

For late submission of requirements, Macalling noted that accommodations “must be afforded for valid reasons.”

Administrative and financial operations of the schools shall observe 60 percent on-site for non-teaching personnel. School heads should also prepare alternative work arrangements.

Meanwhile, the Bulacan SDO also suspended classes from January 14 to 27 amid the increasing Covid19 cases.

“The DepEd Regional Office 3 response granting the said academic health break request of school divisions due to the surge in Covid19 cases which affects its teaching and non-teaching personnel is to ensure that health safety of teachers and learners is number one priority,” Schools Divisions Superintendent Zenia Mostoles said.

Private schools may exercise their own discretion in consultation with parents and associations.