Sumary of Pilot schools start limited in-person classes:
- ABOUT a hundred schools throughout the country reopened their classrooms to 5,000 students, teachers and school staff on Monday after more than a year under the blended learning system.
- The schools were chosen to pilot-test smaller, face-to-face classes that strictly observe health protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) among schoolchildren.
- Under the guidelines set by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Health (DoH), students are allowed inside the school grounds for a maximum of four-and-a-half hours, except for Kindergarten pupils who can only stay for three hours.
- FACE TO FACE Students are back in their classroom in Barangay Cabagdalan Elementary School in Balamban, Cebu on Monday, Nov.
- Grades 1 to 3 classes are limited to 16 students and senior high school classes to 12 for those taking technical-vocational-livelihood workshop and science laboratory classes.
- “We are thankful for everyone who supported this key phase in our safe return to school advocacy, from the planning stage since 2020 to this monumental day.
- We are grateful to the assistance of the DoH, the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force), child health experts, local government units (LGUs), international and local partners, school personnel, parents and other stakeholders for reinforcing our shared responsibility framework in this critical undertaking,” the DepEd said in a statement.
- Three of the 10 pilot schools in Zambales postponed the reopening after some teachers from San Marcelino National High School and Baliwet Elementary School in San Marcelino, Zambales tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday.