The Taguig City Education Office conducted a dry run of face-to-face classes after the Department of Education (DepEd) approved two public schools in the city for the pilot implementation of the program.
According to DepEd, 177 additional public schools were added to the list for the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes.
Included in the list are schools in the National Capital Region, which will start face-to-face classes on Dec. 6.
In Taguig, the two approved public schools for face-to-face classes are Sen. Renato “Companero” Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School and Ricardo P. Cruz Sr. Elementary School.
Dr. George Tizon, head of the Taguig City Education Office, said in a Facebook post that the dry run was held at Sen. Renato “Companero” Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School on Dec. 2.
“After passing the strict requirements of DOH [Department of Health], DepEd & Taguig Safe City Task Force through the TIPFLEX Program (Taguig In-Person Flexible Learning) of the City Education Office, all our 39 public schools are ready and some of our public schools were finally allowed face-to-face classes since Taguig City was the first City to open Face to Face Classes in Private International Schools this November 2021,” he said.
Tizon added that “face-to-face classes participation is voluntary only and requires parents’ consent and permission.”
In a joint memorandum circular issued by the DepEd and DOH last September on operational guidelines in limited face-to-face classes, “Participation is voluntary with signed written consent from parent/guardian.”
In addition, “Only learners from within the city/municipality where the school/learning center is located shall be considered” and only those who “can walk going to school, or, with regulated public transportation, or with available private transport” will be included.
Only students “without existing comorbidities” will be considered for the limited face-to-face classes.