Mendoza: Early registration important info

Lorenzo E. Mendoza

PRIOR to the schedule of the early registration last year, Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor M. Briones released DepEd Order 3, 2018, which contains Basic Education Enrollment Policy for School Year 2018-2019 and the subsequent school years, thereafter, to institutionalize an efficient enrollment process in public and private schools, and state/local universities and colleges (SUCs/LUCs) offering basic education nationwide.

It was mentioned in the issuance that the rules and standards prescribed by this policy uphold the right of learners to enroll in public schools upon presentation of minimum documentary requirements, and to be provided with accessible, relevant, quality and liberating education.

The said guidelines also guarantee the right of learners to enroll in private schools and SUCs/LUCs offering basic education upon the submission of minimum documentary requirements, and satisfaction of other conditions that the educational institution may require, subject to the existing laws and regulations.

Consequently, the issuance repeals DepEd Order 6, s. 2017 entitled “Multi-Year Implementing Guidelines on Early Registration.” All existing orders, memoranda, and other related issuances inconsistent with this policy are hereby repealed, rescinded, or modified accordingly.

For the early registration for SY 2020-2021, DepEd set to open from February 1 (Saturday) to March 6 (Friday) for Kindergarten and Grades 1,7, and 11 learners, as the Chinese New Year falls on January 25.

The following are important reminders before proceeding to respective registration areas: Kinder to five years old on or before Aug. 31, 2020; Grade 1 to Kinder completer, PEPT passer for Kinder level, Non-Kinder completer but at least six years old on or before Aug. 31, 2020, and has undergone KCEP, and assessed as Grade 1-ready as per ECD checklist (DO 47, s. 2016).

The following are the reminders for the incoming grade levels: Grade 7-Grade 6 completer, PEPT passer for Grade 6 and ALS A&E Elementary passer and for Grade 11-Grade 10 completer, PEPT passer for Grade 10, ALS A&E Secondary passer (2018 or earlier).

The forms to be accomplished are: 1) Basic Education Enrolment Form (Annex 2, DO 3, s. 2018); and 2) School Improvement Plan (SIP) Child Mapping Tool (Annex 1, DO 44, s. 2015) while the Document to submit are birth certificate for Kinder and Grade 1 (in the absence of PSA/NSO birth certificate, Local Civil Registrar (LCR) birth certificate, baptismal or barangay certificate shall be submitted.

For more information, read DepEd Order No. 3, s. 2018: http://bit.ly/DO3S2018