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  • DepEd Releases Calendar for School Year 2019-2020 (Plus Holidays)

    A helpful guide so you can plan your child's year.
    by Kitty Elicay .
DepEd Releases Calendar for School Year 2019-2020 (Plus Holidays)
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  • The Department of Education recently released the official calendar for school year 2019-2020. Classes will formally open on Monday, June 3, 2019, but private schools may opt to resume their classes until August 31, 2019. Classes will end on April 3, 2020.

    According to the DepEd order published in their official website and on their Facebook page, the new school year will have 203 days. This is three days more than last year’s, but still within the maximum 220 class days allowed by the law.

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    DepEd School Calendar for 2019-2020

    Below is the official calendar for the upcoming school year, applicable to both public and private elementary and secondary schools nationwide. This includes holidays and school breaks, examination days, and (tentatively) scheduled special days. Note that dates may vary for private schools.

    June 2019

    June 3 – Start of classes
    June 6 – Holiday: Eidul Fitar
    June 9 – Special Administration of Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT)
    June 12 – Holiday: Independence Day

    Scheduled tentatively
    Early Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (ELLNA)
    National Achievement Test (NAT) for Grade 6
    NAT for Grade 10


    July 2019

    Deworming of school children

    August 2019

    August 8-9 – First quarter exams
    August 12 – Holiday: Eid’d Adha
    August 17 – Distribution of report cards and parent-teacher conference (PTC)
    August 21 – Holiday: Ninoy Aquino Day
    August 26 – Holiday: National Heroes Day

    Scheduled tentatively
    National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) for Grade 9

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    October 2019

    October 5 – World Teachers’ Day
    October 17-18 – Second quarter exams
    October 21 – Start of sembreak
    October 26 – Distribution of report cards and PTC
    October 28 – End of sembreak / classes resume

    November 2019

    November 1 – Holiday: All Saints Day
    November 30 – Holiday: Bonifacio Day

    Scheduled tentatively
    Basic Education Exit Assessment for Grade 12

    December 2019

    December 15 – Start of Christmas break
    December 24 – Holiday: Christmas Eve
    December 25 – Holiday: Christmas Day
    December 30 – Holiday: Rizal Day
    December 31 – Holiday: New Year’s Eve

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    January 2020

    January 1 – Holiday: New Year’s Day
    January 1-31 – Deworming of school children
    January 6 – End of Christmas break / classes resume
    January 9-10 – Third quarter exams
    January 18 – Distribution of report cards and PTC
    January 25 – Holiday: Chinese New Year

    February 2020

    February 25 – Holiday: EDSA People Power Anniversary

    March 2020

    March 12-13 – Fourth quarter exams for Grades 6 and 12
    March 19-20 – Fourth quarter exams for Grades 1-5 and 7-11
    March 30–April 3 – End of school year rites (graduation and moving up ceremonies)

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    April 2020

    April 3 – Last day of classes
    April 6 – Distribution of report cards and PTC
    April 9 – Holiday: Araw ng Kagitingan / Maundy Thursday
    April 10 – Holiday: Good Friday
    April 13 – Start of summer classes

    Scheduled tentatively
    Palarong Pambansa

    May 2020

    May 1 – Holiday: Labor Day
    May 22 – End of summer classes

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