The Department of Education (DepEd) has announced during the “Handang Isip, Handa Bukas” virtual press briefing yesterday, September 9, 2020, that schools can accept late enrollees for the upcoming school year until November.
In addition, the official opening of classes is on October 5, 2020.
In the statement of DepEd Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, she said that late enrollees will be accepted as long as the student will meet 80 percent of the equivalent of required class days.
“Puwede naman silang humabol kasi may policy tayo for late enrollment, which we allow as long as maka-attend ang bata sa 80 percent of the equivalent of required class days. We allow late enrollment and ginagawa naman yun even before COVID pa.”
“School may accept late enrollees provided that the learner will be able to meet eighty percent (80%) of the prescribed number of school days for each school year and the quarterly requirement to pass the grade level as governed by the latest existing applicable DepEd issuances.”“If the learner cannot meet the required number of school days and the quarterly requirement, the school head may exercise his/her discretion to accept the enrollee and implement catch-up activities or interventions under acceptable circumstances.”