95 percent of M’luyong public schools resume classes through the progressive expansion phase

by Mr. Anthony Augusto M. Garcia

Photo by: Ms. Tes O. Nachor, Head Teacher IV – Mataas na Paaralang Neptali A. Gonzales

TWENTY-THREE out of 24 public schools in the Schools Division of Mandaluyong City are implementing limited face-to-face classes, according to Schools Governance and Operations Division (SGOD).

In his report presented during the third Division Executive Committee (Execom) Meeting, Mr. Rex A. Ado, officer in-charge (OIC), Office of the Chief Education Supervisor – SGOD, said that 95.83 percent or 23 public elementary and integrated schools have implemented the limited face-to-face classes.

Photo by: Mr. Marvin A. Valiente, Master Teacher I – Andres Bonifacio Integrated School..

As part of the progressive expansion phase, Amado T. Reyes Elementary School (ATRES) and Renato Lopez Elementary School (RLES) were chosen to do the pilot implementation in Key Stage 1 (Kinder to Grade 3 levels) in December 2021 followed by Filemon P. Javier Elementary School (FPJES), Isaac Lopez Integrated School (ILIS) and Eulogio Rodriguez Integrated School (ERIS) in March 2022.

“As of April 2022, the majority of our public schools are now implementing the limited face-to-face classes in all key stages,” Mr. Ado told the SDO officials and school heads.

The OIC-SGOD chief, who happens to be the officer in charge of the newly opened public school Senate President Neptali A. Gonzales (SPNAGIS), said that SPNAGIS will soon complete the target number of schools implementing the F2F classes once construction projects are completed.

Based on the data, 1.42 percent or 5,584 out of 57,571 enrolled learners for School Year 2021-2022 are participating in the F2F classes with 815 kinder learners, 3,362 grade-schoolers, 578 junior high school, and 817 senior high school students.

Meanwhile, 702 teachers volunteered to handle 371 organized classes from Kinder to Grades 1-6 and Grades 7-12.

Dr. Romela M. Cruz, schools division superintendent, lauded the school heads and the SDO officials for ensuring the gradual back-to-school activities in the Division.

The division chief also challenged the school leaders to come up with a more functional learning recovery plan for the incoming school year.

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