Valenzuela City issues guidelines on suspension of online classes during typhoons

Published October 13, 2020, 3:59 PM

by Joseph Pedrajas

There will still be suspension of online classes in Valenzuela City should a signal level be raised during a typhoon.

Mayor Rex Gatchalian bared on Tuesday in a Twitter post the list of guidelines for class suspensions during the distance learning system.

When a typhoon signal number 1 is raised, classes in pre-school and kindergarten in all private and public schools in the city “will be automatically suspended.”

Signal number 2 suspends classes in public and private pre-school, kindergarten, elementary, and high school.

For typhoon signal number 3, “work in all DepEd (Department of Education)” offices will also automatically be suspended.

The local government said that classes on its online platform, Valenzuela Live, will be also cancelled

but students are enjoined to access Valenzuela Live’s YouTube channel for learning enhancement or read their modules.

“In the absence of typhoon signal warnings from PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration), localized suspension or cancellation in both public and private elementary and secondary schools and work in government offices may be implemented by the local chief executive,” the local government added.