Department of Education Order no, 8 s. 2020 or The Official Guidelines on Enrollment for School Year 2020-2021 in the Context of the Public Health Emergency due to COVID-19.
Minister, Basic, Higher, and Technical Education
Bureau and Service Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Public and Private School Heads
All Others Concerned
1. Amid the public health emergency due to COVID-19, the Department of Education
(DepEd) remains committed to find ways to provide learning opportunities to all Filipino
learners for School Year (SY) 2020-2021. In its Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan
(BE-LCP) titled Learning Opportunities Shall Be Available: The Basic Education
Learning Continuity Plan in the Time of COVID-19, DepEd announced a greater
emphasis on multiple learning delivery modalities such as blended learning, distance
learning, and homeschooling, on top or to replace face-to-face learning modality in order
to reduce possible exposure of learners and teachers to COVID-19.
2. In this light, DepEd issues this enclosed policy guidelines providing schools various
options for implementing a modified regular enrollment process that adheres to the
guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID),
the Office of the President, and the Department of Health (DOH).
3. These modified enrollment guidelines, anchored on DepEd Order (DO) No. 03, s.
2018 (Basic Education Enrollment Policy), shall guide parents, legal guardians, and
teachers in the enrollment of learners for SY 2020-2021. This policy provides a range of
options to facilitate the enrollment of learners for all public schools in basic education and
Alternative Learning System programs nationwide.
4. These guidelines shall govern only the SY 2020-2021 enrollment. DO No. 03, s.
2018 remains in effect, but its provisions inconsistent with these guidelines are suspended
for SY 2020-2021.
5. For more information, please contact the Education Management and
Information Systems Division-Planning Service, Department of Education Central
Office through email at [email protected].
6. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order are directed.
- DepEd Order_s2020_008 or Download Unprotected Copy here
- Annex A – Form_v8_English
- Annex A – Form-Filipino
- Annex B – ALS Enrolment Form
In keeping with strict physical distancing measures, enrollment for SY 2020-2021
shall primarily be administered remotely. Physical enrollment in schools or other
similar activity shall be highly discouraged, even in low risk areas. The first two
weeks shall completely be remote enrollment, where there will absolutely be no
face-to-face. SDOs and schools shall exhaust all possible means to conduct
remote enrollment. Unless otherwise necessary, any form of physical submission
of enrollment data shall only be done on the 3rd week of the enrollment period,
which shall be done in coordination with local government units (LGUs).
Implementing remote enrollment shall take into consideration the resource
inequalities and differing circumstances that exist among learners and teachers.
The implementation of a modified enrollment procedure this school year shall
primarily be facilitated by previous advisers, who will collect and enter the
enrollment and survey data into the End-of-School-Year Learner
Information System (EOSY-LIS), except for kindergarten, transferees and
Thus, parents and/or enrollees shall submit Learner and Survey Forms to their
previous class advisers. In addition, new data shall be collected this school year
to capture information that will be relevant in assessing the capacity of the basic
education system, and the appropriate targeting of learners, for the continuing
delivery of learning in the context of constraints and opportunities presented by
the physical distancing measures.
Instruction to Parents/Guardians and Enrollees
1. For Grades 1-12 learners
Parents of incoming Grades 1-12 learners will be contacted by the
previous advisers for remote enrollment. However,
parents/guardians may also reach out to their child’s adviser for
enrollment through the contact numbers published by the school.
Making physical appearance in school for enrollment purposes
shall be the last option for parents/guardians and/or learners.
Such appearances shall be guided by the minimum health and
safety protocols in the locality, and properly coordinated as to date
and time, and with LGU officials up to the barangay level.
2. For incoming kindergarten enrollees
Parents of incoming kindergarten learners shall communicate their
intent to enroll their children via digital and/or physical enrollment
platforms established by schools.
3. For transferees
Learners planning to transfer from one school (“the originating
school”) to another (“the receiving school”) shall directly contact the
receiving school through its published enrollment contact details.
4. For Balik-Aral enrollees
All Balik-Aral enrollees shall directly contact preferred schools.
Receiving schools shall register enrollee’s enrollment and survey
5. For ALS enrollees
ALS enrollees may communicate their intent to enroll via digital
and/or physical enrollment platforms established by schools and
barangays with community learning centers (CLCs). The form to be
used is ALS Form 2 (Annex B)) based on DepEd Order No. 58, s.
2017. This will be made available in digital and physical format.
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