The Department of Education (DepEd) is reminding both parents and learners that there’s still more than a week left of early registration for SY 2018 – 2019.
The period, which runs from January 28 to February 28, is meant to address school issues and concerns early at the beginning of classes in June 2018. This initiative is open for public elementary, secondary, and senior high schools across the country.
DepEd’s notice came about due to observance of the Chinese New Year last Friday, February 16, when desks are closed.
The program is a step-in preparation to not just estimate the number of learners for the coming school year, it’s also set to assure that:
- Children age 5 are enrolled in kindergarten by August 31.
- Out-of-School Children (OSC) and Out-of-School Youth (OSY) are properly admitted.
In addition, early registration aims to help ensure that Learners with Special Educational Needs (LSENs), Indigenous Peoples (IPs), Muslim children, and others who are in need of learning intervention will complete the basic K to 12 education.
Those who wish to register early should bring their Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) birth certificate and a copy of their Early Childhood Development (ECD) checklist report from previous school year’s day care centers.
However, learners of Grade 1, 7, and 11 are required to present their PSA birth certificate and last school year’s report card. No fees will be collected.