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  • ICYMI: DepEd's Calendar for School Year 2017-2018 Plus Holidays

    We're looking at six long weekend holidays apart from school vacations.
    by SmartParenting Staff .
ICYMI: DepEd's Calendar for School Year 2017-2018 Plus Holidays
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  • While public schools have opened classes already, many private schools are opening towards the middle and end of the month of June. This is still in accordance to Republic Act No. 7797 ("An Act to Lengthen the School Calendar from Two Hundred Days to Not More Than Two Hundred Twenty (Class Days"), but the Department of Education (DepEd) says classes should start no later than August 31.

    Below is the DepEd's official school calendar for 2017-2018, which has an expected 195 class days. Note that dates may vary for private schools. There are also six long weekends based on the holiday and apart from the semestral break, Christmas vacation, and Holy Week. Plot your family vacations accordingly. 

    June 12 (Monday) - Independence day (regular holiday) 
    June 26 (Monday) - Eid'l Fitr (regular holiday) 

    Scheduled tentatively in June:  
    Early Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (ELLNA) for SY 2017-2018
    National Achievement Test (NAT) Grade 6 students
    National Achievement Test (NAT) Grade 10 students

    August 10-11 First Quarter Exams 
    August 19 - Distribution of Report Cards/ 2nd Parent-Teacher Conference
    August 21 (Monday) - Ninoy Aquino Day (special non-working holiday) 
    August 28 (Monday) - National Heroes' Day (regular holiday) 

    Scheduled tentatively in August: 
    National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) for Grade 9. This test helps siudents figure out the "strands" they will take for their senior high school academic track.

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    September 1 (Friday) - Eid’l Adha (special non-working holiday) 

    October 1 - Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS A&E) Test for Luzon 
    October 5 - World Teacher’s Day
    October 8 - Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS A&E) Test for Visayas and Mindanao
    October 12-13 - Second Quarter Exams 
    October 23-27 - Start of semestral break 
    October 28 - Distribution of Report Cards/ 3rd Parent-Teacher Conference
    October 31 (Tuesday) -  Additional special non-working holiday

    November 1 (Wednesday) - All Saints’ Day (special non-working holiday) 
    November 2 - Classes resume
    November 30 (Thursday) - Bonifacio Day (regular holiday)

    Scheduled tentatively in November:
    Announcement for National Achievement Test (NAT) for Grade 12 
    Philippines Educational Placement (PEP) Test for Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao 

    December 22 (Friday) - Start of Christmas Break
    December 25 (Monday) - Christmas Day (regular holiday) 
    December 30 (Saturday) - Rizal Day (regular holiday)
    December 31 (Sunday) - New Year’s Eve (special non-working holiday) 

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    JANUARY 2018
    January 1 (Monday) - New Year’s Day (regular holiday)
    January 3 - Classes resume
    January 11-12 - Third Quarter Exams 
    January 27 - Start of early registration for kindegarten to Grade 12 (until February 28)  
    January 20 - Distribution of Report Cards
    January 28 (Sunday) - Chinese New Year (special non-working holiday)

    FEBRUARY 2018
    February 16 (Friday) - Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day (special non-working holiday)
    February 25 (Sunday) - EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary (special non-working holiday)

    MARCH 2018
    March 15-16 - Fourth Quarter Exams (Grades 6-12)
    March 19-20 - Fourth Quarter Exams (Grades 1-5, 7-11)
    March 29 - Maundy Thursday (regular holiday)
    March 30 - Good Friday (regular holiday)

    APRIL 2018
    April 1 - Easter Sunday (regular holiday)
    April 2-6 - End of school year rites                
    – Graduation (Grades 6 and 12)               
    – Moving Up Ceremony (Kinder and Grade 10)
    April 6 - Last day of classes for SY 2017-2018
    April 9 (Monday) - Araw ng Kagitingan (regular holiday)
    April 10-11 Distribution of Report Cards/ 4th Parent-Teacher Conference
    April 16 - May 25 - start of summer classes
    April 16-20 - Palarong Pambansa

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