DepEd issues reminders to field offices on conduct of early registration

DepEd issues reminders to field offices on conduct of early registration

Edusentro | DepEd issues reminders to field offices on conduct of early registration | March 31, 2021 – Prioritizing the health and safety of teachers, learners, and personnel, the  Department of Education (DepEd) issued specific instructions to schools and field offices on  the conduct of early registration and related processes. 

In a memorandum sent to officials and school heads, the Department reminded field offices to  utilize available online platforms and drop boxes in the conduct of remote early registration  from March 26 to April 30, 2021. 

“Similar to the previous year, early registration forms will be available in barangay halls and  other public spaces. An early registration drop-box will be made available for parents or  guardians to collect and submit the forms in these identified places,” Undersecretary for  Planning and Human Resource and Organizational Development Jesus Mateo noted.  

In-person early registration is only allowed in MGCQ areas provided that safety protocols are  observed. However, School Division Superintendents (SDS) are authorized to implement full  remote early registration even in MGCQ areas depending on the area’s current risk  assessment level. 

“Only parents or guardians are permitted to transact within the school premises for early  registration purposes,” Usec. Mateo said.  

Usec. Mateo also shared that regional and division offices must establish hotlines for the  provision of technical assistance to schools on policy and process-related concerns.  

Meanwhile, schools are encouraged to set-up hotlines and provide their respective official  school details to the general public to answer queries and concerns related to early  registration.  

DepEd also reminded the schools of the strict implementation of the cut-off age in  Kindergarten, specifically that for school commencing their school year in August,  Kindergarten learners should be five (5) years old by August 31, and the extension period  shall be until October 31.  

The month-long activity is initiated to ensure that incoming Kindergarten, Grades 1, 7, and 11  in public elementary and secondary schools are registered for the School Year and help the  Department better prepare for possible issues and concerns that may arise, as stipulated in  DepEd Order No. 3, s. 2018, or the Basic Education Enrollment policy. 

Grades 2-6, 8-10, and 12 are considered pre-registered and will not need to participate in the  early registration. 

For further questions or clarifications, please contact Education Management and Information  Systems Division-Planning Service (PS-EMISD) at ps.emisd@deped.gov.ph. 

PR-2021-087 

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The Department of Education (DepEd) formulates, implements, and coordinates policies,  plans, programs, and projects in the areas of formal and non-formal basic education. It  supervises all elementary and secondary education institutions, including alternative learning  systems, both public and private; and provides for the establishment and maintenance of a  complete, adequate, and integrated system of basic education relevant to the goals of national  development.