May 11, 2016
DO 29, s. 2016
Amendment to DepEd Order No. 23, s. 2016 (School Calendar for School Year 2016-2017)

To:     Undersecretaries
          Assistant Secretaries
          Bureau and Service Directors
          Regional Directors
          Schools Division Superintendents
          Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools Heads
          All Others Concerned
  1. The Department of Education (DepEd) has issued School Calendar for School Year 2016-2017 through DepEd Order (DO) No. 23, s. 2016 entitled School Calendar for School Year (SY) 2016-2017.  However, Paragraph 2 shall be amended to read as follows:
The SY 2016-2017 shall begin on Monday, June 13, 2016 and shall end on Friday, April 7, 2017. The SY will consist of 202 school days exclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and other activities for learners, including the regular and special nonworking holidays, are contained in Enclosure No. 1.
  1. Paragraph 1 of Enclosure No. 2 entitled Implementing Guidelines of the School Calendar for School Year (SY) 2016-2017 of DO 23, s. 2016 shall also be amended to read as follows:
The school year shall formally open on June 13, 2016, Monday and shall end on April 7, 2017, Friday. The school year shall consist of 202 class days. This is exclusive of the five-day semestral break. To ensure quality in the school operation and actual teaching-learning, a 180-day non-negotiable contact time for teachers, and the physical presence of school heads in school shall be enforced.
  1. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.

Official School Calendar for School Year 2016-2017
Based on the latest announcement from the Department of Education, the school year 2016-2017 will begin on June 13, and will end on April 7.This school year consists of 202 school days. Private schools may deviate from the calendar; however, they may not start classes earlier than the first Monday of June, and not later than the last day of August.

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