Christmas break starts on Dec. 20 — DepEd

Published October 30, 2021, 9:05 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

The Christmas break for School Year (SY) 2021-2022 will start on Dec. 20 according to the Department of Education (DepEd).


In an advisory posted on its Facebook page on Saturday, Oct. 30, DepEd said that holiday break for basic education, particularly in public schools, for this SY begins on Dec. 20 until Jan. 2, 2022.

This, DepEd said, is in accordance with DepEd Order No. 29 series of 2021 or the School Calendar and Activities for School Year 2021-2022.

Meanwhile, DepEd also reminded parents and guardians of students from kindergarten, elementary, junior high school and senior high school that Nov. 2, Dec. 24, and Dec. 31 are “Special (Working) Days” as per Presidential Proclamation No. 1107, s. 2021.

Based on DO No. 29 s. of 2021, the current school year consists of 209 school days inclusive of Saturdays and the five-day midyear break.

(Photo from DepEd Philippines FB Page)

SY 2021-2022 opened on Sept. 13, 2021 and will end on June 24, 2022.

For the second straight year, DepEd is implementing a distance learning approach where students learn their lessons at home through multiple learning delivery modalities such as printed and offline modular; online learning; television and radio-based instruction and blended learning or a combination of two or more learning modalities.

As of Sept. 18, DepEd recorded 28.2 million enrollees in basic education for SY 2021-2022. This, DepEd said, is 107.6 percent compared to last year’s enrollment recorded at 26.2 million.

Following the approval of President Duterte, DepEd will start the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes in low risk areas from Nov. 15, 2021 to Jan. 31, 2022.

As of Oct. 25, DepEd has identified 90 public schools that will push through with the pilot face-to-face classes next month.


DepEd identifies 90 public schools allowed to hold pilot face-to-face classes

DepEd and the Department of Health (DOH) agreed to include 120 schools (100 public and 20 private) in the pilot run.