DepEd Semestral break advisoryWednesday, October 24, 2012 03:10 AM Views : 1900OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
The Department of Education reiterates that this year's semestral break is from October 22 (Monday) to 25 (Thursday) as stated in the official calendar of activities for the School Year 2012-2013. Regular classes in all public elementary and secondary schools will resume on October 29, Monday. The school calendar, duly signed by Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC, is stipulated in DepEd Order no. 26 series of 2012 released last April 4, 2012.
Strict compliance with the DepEd Order is required for all public elementary and secondary schools. However, due to previous suspension of classes brought about by inclement weather conditions, the Department gives full discretion to concerned field officials and/or school administrators on whether they will have a semestral break or use the days for makeup classes instead to meet the mandatory 180 days non-negotiable teacher-learners contact time.
Private schools may opt to deviate from the calendar, provided that the total number of school days is not compromised.