LOOK: DepEd releases calendar, grading guidelines for new school year

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4)— The Education Department has issued guidelines for student grading and assessment, as well as the updated school calendar, ahead of the anticipated opening of basic education classes on Monday.

According to DepEd Order No. 30, series of 2020, classes will resume on October 5 and will end on June 11, 2021.

The agency’s Order No. 31, on the other hand, listed the new interim guidelines for student learning assessment, and for the grading scheme to be adopted for school year 2020-2021. The protocols are seen to guide educators amid the time of the pandemic.

Copies of the orders were published on the official social media page of the agency over the weekend.

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier ordered a six-week-long postponement of the school opening, as the government sought to iron out the logistical limitations for the conduct of the blended and distance learning classes.

The law mandates the school year to start not later than the last day of August, but a measure signed by Duterte in July allowed the chief executive to set a different start date when there’s a state of emergency or calamity.

More than 24 million basic education students have so far enrolled for the new school year, with 22.5 million of them registered in public schools.

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