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DM-C1-2016-0060
Regional Directors
Subject: 
Clarification on the Conduct of Summer Classes for SY 2015-2016

Date: April 8, 2016
1. In relation to the conduct of summer classes for SY 2015-2016, the implementing guidelines of DepEd Order No. 13, s. 2005 entitled 2005 BEC-Based Summer Classes shall apply.

2.  However, pursuant to the implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Program, this Office issues the following provisionary guidelines:
2.1. Only those learners in public schools with one or two failing Final Grades in any Iearning area shall be required to attend summer classes.
2.2. Summer classes shall be conducted for Grades 1 to 12 from Monday to Friday. Schools shall conduct summer classes within the period from April 11 to May 21, 2016 as per DepEd Order No. 9. s. 2015 entitled School Calendar for School Year (SY) 2015-2016.
2.3. Learners who will take summer classes should undergo formative and summative assessment. As per DepEd Order No. 8, s. 2015 entitled Policy Guidelines on Classroom Assessment for the K to 12 Basic Education Program, the average of the Final Grade and the Remedial Class Mark (RCM) is the Recomputed Final Grade (RFG). They are expected to obtain a RFG of at least 75 or higher before being promoted to the next grade level. However, learners will be retained in the grade level if their RFG is below 75.

  The teacher of the summer class submits the Certificate of Recomputed Final Grade, which is noted by the School Head, to the Schools Division Office for attachment to both the Form No. 137 and the School Form No. 5. The teacher is advised to use the Certificate of Recomputed Final Grade found in page 19 of DepEd Order No. 8, s. 2015.

3. The daily time allotment of the following learning areas from Monday to Friday is as follows:

Learning
Area
Grades 1 to 3
Grades 4 to 6
Grades 7 to 10
Mother Tongue
2 Hours


Filipino
2 Hours
4 Hours
4 Hours
English
2 Hours
4 Hours
4 Hours
Science
2 Hours
4 Hours
4 Hours
Mathematics
2 Hours
4 Hours
4 Hours
Araling Panlipunan

1.5 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours
EPP/TLE
2 Hours
4 Hours
4 Hours
MAPEH
1.5 Hours
3 Hours
4 Hours
EsP
I .5 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours

3.1.   For Grades I to 3 learners, the time allotted for the summer classes should include interactive and engaging activities throughout the session. Lectures and extensive writing activities should be avoided when teaching learners in the early grades.
3.2.   For Grades 5 and 6 learners following the Basic Education Curriculum (BEC), the time allotment for learning areas is four (4) hours daily.
3.3.   In the case of early implementers of Senior High School (SHS), two (2) hours is allotted for any learning area per day for the SY 2015-2016 Summer Class.
4.     For inquiries, please contact the Bureau of Learning Delivery (BLD) at telephone numbers (02) 633-9347 or (02) 637-4346.
5.    Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.



















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