PASIG CITY, January 26, 2017 – In preparation for the opening of classes for School Year (SY) 2017-2018, the Department of Education (DepEd) has set January 28 to February 24, 2017 as the period for early registration from Kindergarten up to Grade 10 in all public elementary and secondary schools nationwide.
This effort primarily aims to reach the expected number of students for SY 2017-2018, to better prepare for and be able to address the possible issues and concerns the Department will face come June 2017.
This effort also aims to ensure that all five-year-old children are enrolled in Kindergarten, and to locate, identify, and enroll out-of-school children (OSC) and youth (OSYs) who are in remote/geographically isolated areas or difficult circumstances. Learners with certain exceptionalities, which require unique learning interventions, are also one of the targets of this early registration initiative.
Furthermore, it seeks to understand the barriers to access education, and identify local solutions or interventions to bring them to school and ensure that learners do not drop out.
Learners may early register in schools where they wish to study.
School personnel are expected to conduct various activities such as house-to-house campaign, and meetings with local and barangay officials and civic organizations to help locate children who should be in school.
This early registration period is included in the DepEd Order No. 23, s. 2016 or the School Calendar for School Year 2016-2017 which is available at http://www.deped.gov.ph/orders/do-23-s-2016.