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  • How To Do DepEd's Remote Enrollment: You Have One Month

    It's important to use any means of communication and be in touch with your child's previous adviser.
    by Rachel Perez .
How To Do DepEd's Remote Enrollment: You Have One Month
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  • The Department of Education (DepEd) started its monthlong online enrollment for the school year 2020-2021 for almost all areas in the country, even those not severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    According to the DepEd Order No. 008, which contains the enrollment guidelines for this school year, the first two weeks of enrollment will be completely remote with no face-to-face interaction.

    Online enrollment can be quick and easy, if you have access to a computer and the Internet. It saves you a trip to the school and possibly exposing yourself to the virus.

    “Making physical appearance in school for enrollment purposes shall be the last option for parents or guardians or learners,” Education Secretary Leonor Brionesstressed in a report on Inq.net.

    But not everybody can do remote enrollment. Don't worry, you can still physically submit the enrollment papers but would have to wait until the latter half of June to enroll their child.

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    How the DepEd’s online enrollment works

    There is no uniform procedure. It’s up to the School Division Offices (SDOs) and schools to facilitate online enrollment starting June 1 to June 12. The Education Department instructed schools to publish information about the enrollment procedures through print, social media, radio, and television.

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    Schools were required to conduct an Early Registration before the previous school year ended. So for easier communication, parents will be contacted by their child’s advisers last year, the school year 2019-2020, either through phone calls, text messages, or social media.

    DepEd will only accept late enrollees if the student attended 80% of the classes in a school year and achieved the required grade to pass the level. Some schools can decide on their own based on the student's capacity to catch up with the lessons.

    Incoming kindergarten students, transferees, Balik-Aral learners, and students of Alternative Learning System

    Parents of incoming kindergarten students should do communicate their intent to enroll their children through digital platforms established by schools. Parents of Balik-Aral enrollees and transfer students should contact the schools their child is transferring to or the receiving school for enrollment instructions.

    Alternative Learning School (ALS) students should tell their respective barangays with community learning centers (CLCs) of their intent to enroll and follow instructions cascaded to them. They need to furnish the ALS Enrollment Form.

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    Senior High School Voucher Program

    For older students, your child can still apply for the DepEd's Senior High School (SHS) Voucher Program. To do this, they need to pass an application to the Private Education Assistance Committee National Secretariat (PEAC NS) via the Online Voucher Application Portal. They can also submit the application form to the nearest PEAC NS office.

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    Those who already applied before need not do so again, since they will automatically receive the subsidy.

    Fill out the Learners Enrollment Survey Form

    Even if the schools already conducted a pre-registration for this school year, DepEd requires parents to answer a Leaner Enrollment and Survey Form (LESF). The survey will help educators know each parent’s preference for their child’s learning this year, whether it be online, modular, or face-to-face classes, and more.

    The LESF forms are accessible or downloadable from the websites of the DepEd’s Central, Regional, School Division Offices, and the schools. It’s also available on the Learner Information System (LIS) homepage. (You can also download the English version here, and the Filipino version here.)

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    Based on news reports on Monday, June 1, many parents who wanted to digitally enroll their children had to rent computers and pay for the Internet at computer shops. Some had to ask help from their children or others to use the computer programs they need to use to accomplish the enrollment. There were also some technical glitches, which some parents reported and have been fixed.

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    Starting June 13, DepEd will start allowing parents to submit their child’s enrollment data physically. It will be done in coordination with the local government units (LGUs).

    Classes for the school year 2020 to 2021 will push through with the opening of classes on August 24, even though face-to-face interaction will likely still be prohibited. Depending on the students’ circumstances, they will welcome this school year either through online classes, printed modules, or learning through television and radio.

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