GUIDELINES ON THE PROGRESSIVE EXPANSION OF FACE TO FACE – Brimestone Academy Inc.
The pilot implementation of the face to face classes in basic education was implemented from November 15 to December 77,2O21, with the participation of 284 public and private schools nationwide. These schools underwent rigorous preparations and assessments to meet school readiness standards, as well as health and safety requirements, as stipulated in the Department of Education (DepEd)–Department of Health (DOH) Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 1, s. 2021, titled, Operational Guidelines on the Implementation of Face-to-Face Learning Modality.
Based on the monitoring and evaluation results, the pilot implementation was highly successful. The survey of learners, parents, teachers, and school leaders, as well as community stakeholders, yielded the following major findings:
- There was a high level of attendance among participants of the pilot face to face classes.
- Learners, parents, and teachers felt safe against COVID-l9 during the implementation of F2F classes.
- Leamers, parents, and stakeholders were highly satisfied with the implementation of health and safety protocols. Learners and parents were highly satisfied with the improvements brought about by face to face classes in teaching and learning.
- Positive impact of the reintroduction of F2F classes on leaming behavior of learners.
- Teachers and school heads expressed confidence in the continued
implementation of F2F classes.
The evaluation also generated positive feedback on other parameters such as engagement of stakeholders and partners during the pilot implementation, as well as on overall satisfaction of learners, teachers, parents, and stakeholders in the pilot implementation. It also generated important feedback on challenges that will help DepEd further improve the implementation during the expansion phase.
After submission of the pilot implementation report and its presentation on January 77, 2022, the President approved the progressive expansion of face to face classes and delegated to DepEd and DOH the authority to decide on the scale and mechanics of the expansion of face to face classes and other school-based activities.
Pursuant to the approval by the President, DepEd and DOH hereby issue the revised operational guidelines of face to face classes. These updated guidelines reflect assessment results, feedback from stakeholders, and relevant health and safety protocols to better implement the face to face classes.
Department of Education (DepEd)-Department of Health (DOH) Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 1, s. 2021, titled, Operational Guidelines on the Implementation of Face-to-Face Learning Modality, these schools underwent rigorous preparations and assessments to meet school readiness standards, as well as health and safety requirements