IN PREPARATION for the opening of classes, the Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School (MCCNHS) conducted a two-day dry run of the distribution of modules to the parents.
There are about 200 parents who participated in the dry run on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.
In an interview with Maricel Bongo, the principal of MCCNHS, she said for the dry run, they scheduled the selected classes from each level of junior high school to claim on the first day and the selected classes from each level of senior high school to claim on the second day.
During the distribution, the parents or guardians below 60 years old and above 21 years old should claim the modules at the annex building of MCCNHS.
As a safety protocol, upon entry to the school, the parents undergo a body temperature check and sanitize their hands with alcohol. A teacher then gives out a rapid assessment form.
In the form, the parents indicate their body temperature, fill out the checklist of their health status and also indicate the grade level and the section of the student.
After filling out the form, the parents hand it to the teacher in the rapid assessment booth and undergo a short confirmatory interview.
Next, the parents wash their hands at the sink and step on the footbath before entering the campus and claiming the modules.
The school also observes one-way traffic for entrance and exit.
After this dry run, Bongo said they will assess the simulation if they need to improve the system or maintain what is planned for the actual distribution on Oct. 1 and 2.
MCCNHS has 5,330 students enrolled for its Science and Technology Education (STE) curriculum, Technical Vocational Education (TVE) curriculum and general curriculum.
Bongo said the school has three different modes of distance learning system available for students, the online distance learning and the modular distance learning, which is also divided into two: the digitized and the printed.
Digitized means the teachers will upload the file of the module and the students will download it online. Once they are done answering the module, they will submit it online.
Most of the students from STE and TVE have classes online as well as their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) branch of senior high school.
The classes which adapt to the online distance learning will have a whole day class with two subjects per day, said Bongo, while the rest of the students are modular, either digitized or printed.
For the opening of classes, Bongo encouraged the teachers with online classes to conduct their classes in the school’s laboratory as the internet connection has been upgraded.
She said 20 percent of the 182 teachers will hold their classes in the school’s laboratory, while the otherswill be working from home.
Meanwhile, officials of the Cebu City Schools Division said they are now ready for the opening of classes on Oct. 5.
Rhea Mar Angtud, Cebu City Schools Division superintendent, said they will be implementing three educational schemes to ensure that their students will continue their education without the need to undergo face-to-face classes.
A total of 170,000 students in the kindergarten, elementary and high school levels will be attending school on Oct. 5 through modular, virtual online and offline educational modes.
To ensure that the their educational schemes will be implemented well, Angtud said she ordered a dry run in public schools starting Monday, Sept. 28. (KFD, PAC / JKV)