The new date for the opening of classes for academic year 2020-2021 is now October 5, 2020. This was announced by Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones pursuant to the Memorandum from the Executive Secretary approving the recommendation of DepEd pursuant to Republic Act No. 11480.

Accordingly, the deferment allows DepEd to provide relief to the logistical limitations faced by the areas placed under MECQ and to fill in the remaining gaps of the school opening that DepEd is currently addressing.

Meanwhile, areas outside MECQ are directed to continue their orientations, dry runs, and delivery of learning resources in preparation for the opening of classes on October 5.

With the final adjustment of the school opening, DepEd will use this time to make the necessary adjustments and ensure that all preparations have been made for the successful opening of classes for School Year 2020-2021.

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