• DepEd Releases Calendar for School Year 2018 to 2019 (Plus Holidays)

    Ready for the new school year?
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • DepEd Releases Calendar for School Year 2018 to 2019 (Plus Holidays)
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  • The Department of Education (DepEd) recently released the official calendar for school year 2018 to 2019. Classes open on June 4 this year, but this can extend until August 31 for private schools. 

    The school year consists of 200 class days, as per the order published on the DepEd website and its Facebook page. Below is the official calendar for the upcoming school year that includes holidays and school breaks, examination days, and (tentatively) scheduled special days. Note that dates may vary for private schools.

    JUNE
    June 4 - Start of classes (can vary in private schools)
    June 12 - Holiday: Independence day
    June 15 - Holiday: Eid'l Fitr

    Scheduled tentatively:
    Early Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment
    Special Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT)

    AUGUST
    August 9-10 - First quarter exams
    August 18 - Distribution of report cards and parent-teacher conference
    August 21 - Holiday: Ninoy Aquino Day
    August 22 - Holiday: Eid'l Adha
    August 27 - Holiday: National Heroes Day

    Scheduled tentatively:
    National Career Assessment Examination for Grade 9

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    OCTOBER
    October 5 - World Teacher's Day
    October 18-19 - Second quarter exams
    October 22 - Start of sembreak
    October 27 - Distribution of report cards and parent-teacher conference
    October 29 - End of sembreak/Classes resume

    Scheduled tentatively:
    Accreditation and Equivalency Test 

    NOVEMBER
    November 1 - Holiday: All Saints Day
    November 2 - Holiday: All Souls Day
    November 30 - Holiday: Bonifacio Day

    Scheduled tentatively:
    Administration of PEPT

    DECEMBER
    December 22 - Start of Christmas break
    December 30 - Holiday: Rizal Day

    Scheduled tentatively:
    National Musabaqah

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    JANUARY
    January 2 - End of Christmas break/Classes resume
    January 10-11 - Third quarter exams
    January 19 - Distribution of report cards and parent-teacher conference
    January 26-Feb. 27 - Early registration for Kindergarten to Grade 12
    January 28-Feb. 1 - National Festival of Talents

    FEBRUARY
    February 5 - Holiday: Chinese Lunar New Year's Day 

    MARCH
    March 14-15 - Fourth quarter exams for Grades 6 and 12 
    March 21-22 - Fourth quarter exams for Grades 1-5 and 7-11

    Scheduled tentatively:
    National Achievement Test for Grade 6 and 10 

    APRIL
    April 1 to 5 - End of school year rites (graduation and moving up ceremonies)
    April 5 - Last day of classes
    April 9 - Holiday: Araw ng Kagitingan
    April 11-12 - Distribution of report cards and parent-teacher conference
    April 15 - Start of summer classes
    April 18 - Holiday: Maundy Thursday
    April 19 - Holiday: Good Friday

    Scheduled tentatively:
    Palarong Pambansa

    MAY
    May 1 - Holiday: Labor Day
    May 24 - End of summer classes

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