Limited in-person or face-to-face classes in the National Capital Region (NCR) will start on December 6 in 28 public schools, the Department of Education (DepEd) said Monday.
In a Viber message to reporters, DepEd Director for Public Affairs Service June Arvin Gudoy confirmed the start of in-person classes in selected schools in the area which include:
Caloocan City: Andres Bonifacio Elementary andBagumbong Elementary
Makati City: Comembo Elementary School
Malabon City: Santiago Syjuco Memorial Integrated Secondary School
Mandaluyong City: Amado T. Reyes Elementary School and Renato R. Lopez Elementary School.
Manila City: Aurora A. Quezon Elementary and Ramon Q. Avancena High School
Marikina City: St. Mary Elementary School and Tañong High School
Muntinlupa City: Putatan Elementary School andTunasan National High School
Navotas City: Bangkulasi Senior High School and Filemon T. Lizan Senior High School
Parañaque City: Don Galo Elementary School andLa Huerta Elementary School
Pasay City: Padre Zamora Elementary School
Pasig City: Ugong National High School andPasig Elementary School
Quezon City: Bagong Silangan Elementary School and Payatas B Elementary School
San Juan City: Pedro Cruz Elementary School
Taguig City: Ricardo P. Cruz, Sr. Elementary School and Sen. Renato “Compañero” Cayetano Memorial Science & Technology High School
Valenzuela City: Roberta de Jesus Elementary School and Tagalag Elementary School
Las Piñas City: Las Piñas National High School and Las Piñas City National Senior High School – Manuyo Campus
“We will give more details [about the pilot classes in NCR] during our press conference next week,” Gudoy said.
Of the 28 schools listed, about 18 are elementary schools, three are Senior High Schools, and seven are Junior High and Senior High Schools.
Zero Covid-19 cases
The DepEd also reported that there are no cases of Covid-19 among participating learners and school personnel during the first week of the pilot of the face-to-face classes.
DepEd Assistant Secretary for Field Operations Malcolm Garma said this could be attributed to the strict adherence and enforcement of guidelines in ensuring the safety of learners and other personnel in the participating pilot schools’ operations.
According to a November 24 report from the Planning Service on the pilot run assessment, 62 out of 100 or more than 60 percent of the schools have submitted their Week 1 assessment report from Nov.15 to 19, 2021