To help curb the spread of the coronavirus disease infection in the country, the Department of Education (DepEd) started its remote enrollment from June 1, 2020, until June 30, 2020, for School Year 2020-2021.
Although the department has announced earlier that it will “comply” with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte “to postpone face-to-face classes until a vaccine is available,” it will, however, push through with the school opening in August using the blended or distance learning approach.
As of Monday, June 15, DepEd recorded more than eleven million enrollees in public and private schools nationwide who have registered online for this school year.
As of 5:30 PM today, 15 June 2020, the total number of enrollees for SY 2020-2021 has reached 11,014,839 nationwide for Kindergarten to Grade 12, including ALS and non-graded learners with disabilities. pic.twitter.com/aG3NUpgXV7
— DepEd (@DepEd_PH) June 15, 2020
To those who are not yet enrolled, check out the step-by-step process of remote and physical enrollment below:
Prepare the following requirements for enrollment:
- PSA Birth Certificate (formerly NSO)
- Learner School Form 9 (Form 138) for Grades 1-12 only
B. Enrollment process
Physical enrollment in schools or other similar activities is highly discouraged, including in low-risk areas.
The first two weeks of enrollment will be dedicated to remote enrollment. Meanwhile, physical submission of enrollment data will be done in the third week of the enrollment period, in coordination with local government units (LGUs).
STEP ONE. Parents / Guardians must reach out and communicate with teachers/schools for the remote enrollment (see below for the DepEd hotlines)
For Grade 1-12 learners – Parents/guardians of incoming Grades 1-12 will be contacted by the learner’s previous advisers for remote enrollment, or they may also reach out to their child’s previous adviser through the contact numbers provided by the school.
For incoming Kindergarten – Parents must communicate their intent to enroll their child via digital and/or physical enrollment platforms established by their school of choice.
For transferees – Learners planning to transfer from one school to another must directly contact the receiving school through either text / call / digital platforms.
For Balik-Aral enrollees – All Balik-Aral learners must directly contact preferred schools. The receiving school must then register the enrollee’s enrollment and survey data.
For ALS enrollees – ALS enrollees may communicate their intent to enroll via digital and/or physical enrollment platforms established by schools and barangay with community learning centers (CLCs).
NOTE: As much as possible, physical appearance in school for enrollment purposes is highly discouraged for parents/guardians and/or learners. For unavoidable circumstances, minimum health and safety protocols must be strictly followed accordingly.
STEP TWO. Parents/Guardians and/or learners must accomplish and submit the Learner Enrollment and Survey Form (LESF)
The LESF document can be downloaded here in either English or Filipino language, as well as the ALS enrollment form.
Enrollees must accomplish LESF and submit it on either of the six options (see below for DepEd regional contact details):
- Send the document via the appropriate social media account of the public school (Messanger, Viber, Twitter, etc.);
- Pass the document in PDF or image format via email;
- Send survey information through text or call;
- Thru Google sheets;
- Other means of remote communication;
- Physical dropboxes and kiosks.
Starting June 16, DepEd will open its drop boxes and kiosks located in barangay halls or schools, where parents who do not have access to remote means of communication may pick up or drop off the LESF:
- Dropbox kiosks will only cater to those parents who do not have access to remote means such as text, call, online, and social media to communicate with their schools but wish to enroll their child;
- Only ONE adult per household with quarantine pass will be allowed to go to these kiosks;
- Parents and guardians needing assistance are advised to ask their respective barangay leadership during the transaction;
- Moreover, parents and guardians must be familiar with the advisory of the school or barangay on designated pick up and submission points before going out.
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For FAQs, visit deped.gov.ph/obe-be. If you have further questions or concerns, you may contact DepEd through its public assistance command center via following contact details (from 8 AM to 1 PM):
- (02) 8636-1663, (02) 8633-1942
- 0919-456-0027, 0995-921-8461
Or call Oplan Balik Eskwela hotlines:
Oplan Balik Eskwela Hotlines – Main
Oplan Balik Eskwela – Regional Hotlines
—(Source: Department of Education)