The Department of Education (DepEd) will start accepting enrollees for school year 2020-2021 today (June 1) through the online platform to avoid face-to-face registration amid COVID -19 pandemic.
The enrollment period in public schools is scheduled from June 1 to 30.
The DepEd has earlier announced that the formal opening of the incoming SY is on August 24, despite opposition from various sectors.
Earlier, DepEd released the modified enrollment guidelines for students who want to enroll in public schools nationwide. It adheres to the rules set by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).
Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla, DepEd spokesperson, said parents do not need to rush to schools on June 1, and only need to wait in their homes as the previous teachers of their children will contact them, either call or text, on the process of enrollment.
For those living at far-flung areas with no access to technology, she said the schools will communicate to local governments, the barangay specifically, to coordinate to students in their area where they can get enrollment and survey forms.
DepEd said the enrollment period will end on June 30,, saying the enrollment is continuation of the Early Registration in January.
“In the first two weeks of June, we will conduct remote enrollment as it is not allowed to physically go to schools,” it said.
Learners who would not be able to enroll remotely, the department said, will be allowed in the last two weeks of June to physically appear at their schools, but still depending on the situation in their respective areas.