Education DepEd School Calendar of Activities for School Year (SY) 2018-2019

DepEd School Calendar of Activities for School Year (SY) 2018-2019

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The Department of Education (DepEd) released the DepEd Order (DO) No. 25, Series 2018 containing the DepEd School Calendar of Activities for School Year (SY) 2018-2019.

Read: DepEd School Calendar SY 2018-2019: How to download printable pdf?

The school year kicked off with the DepEd reactivating the National Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE) from May 21 to June 8, a program that aims to ensure that all learners are properly enrolled and able to attend school on the first day of classes. It addresses problems, queries and other concerns commonly encountered by the learners at the start of the year. A central command center was setup to receive and respond to concerns directly from the ground. Likewise the regional offices are also encouraged to set up their own command centers.

The DepEd will once again hold its “Brigada Eskwela” program which is scheduled from May 28 to June 2. With this year’s theme, “Pagkakaisa Para sa Handa, Ligtas, at Matatag na Paaralan Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan”, the “Brigada Eskwela” program enjoins all education stakeholders to participate and contribute their time, effort and resources to make public school facilities ready for learners’ use when the School Year (SY) 2018-2019 opens. The program is an annual cleanup effort initiated by the DepEd.

On June 4, classes on all public schools, elementary and high school, shall commence. As per DepEd, school opening in private schools shall be upon the description of its respective management and administrators, but it should not be set later than August 31, pursuant to Republic Act No. 7797 entitled An Act to Lengthen the School Calendar from Two Hundred (200) Days to Not More Than Two Hundred Twenty (220) Class Days.

DepEd Order No. 25, s. 2018: DepEd Calendar of Activities for School Year (SY) 2018-2019

DepEd released DepEd Order (DO) No. 25, s. 2018 which contain the department’s calendar of activities for Sy 2018-2019.


Assistant Secretaries
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Directors
Regional Secretary, ARMM
Schools Division Superintendents
Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Heads
All Others Concerned

1. The School Year (SY) 2018-2019 shall formally open on Monday, June 4, 2018 and shall end on Friday, April 5, 2019. It shall consist of 208 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the three days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted within the school year. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 200 class days as shown in Enclosure No. 2.

2. Private schools may deviate from this School Calendar. However, they may not start classes earlier than the first Monday of June and not later than the last day of August, as provided in Republic Act (RA) No. 7797, entitled An Act to Lengthen the School Calendar from Two Hundred (200) Days to Not More than Two Hundred Twenty (220) Class Days. Said schools should notify in advance their respective regional offices (ROs) regarding any deviation from the school calendar.

3. The Implementing Guidelines on the SY 2018-2019 Calendar of Activities are provided in Enclosure No. 1 to enable the schools to effectively and efficiently implement the school events and activities. Likewise, the guidelines shall allow the ROs and the schools division offices to provide support to schools, particularly in the areas of instruction, and progress monitoring and evaluation.

4. Schools may observe national and local celebrations/activities and holidays other than those indicated in Enclosure Nos. 2 and 3, provided that the activities are beneficial to the teaching-learning process, and that the total number of class days shall not be compromised.

5. Make-up classes are recommended in lieu of class cancellations due to celebrations and holidays, as well as natural and man-made calamities. Mechanism for the conduct of make-up classes must be agreed upon by school heads and the Parent-Teacher Associations. In this regard, the ROs may issue a regional school calendar to announce and reflect their concerned events.

6. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.


DepEd School Calendar of Activities for School Year (SY) 2018-2019

Below is the School Calendar for SY 2018-2019:

MonthActivityNo. of School Days
May 2018
May 21-June 8Oplan Balik Eskwela
May 21-June 2Brigada Eskwela
June 2018
21st General Assembly and Parent-Teacher Conference (Sat.)First Quarter: 48 days
4Beginning of classes
12Independence Day (regular holiday)
15Eid’l Fitr (regular holiday)
TentativeEarly Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (ELLNA)
TentativeSpecial Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT for Independence Day)
July 2018
2-31Deworming of School Children
August 2018
9-10First Quarter Examinations
18Distribution of Report Cards and 2nd Parent-Teacher Conference2nd Quarter: 48 days
21Ninoy Aquino Day (special nonworking holiday)
22Eid’l Adha (regular holiday)
27National Heroes Day (regular holiday)
TentativeNational Career Assessment Examination for Grade 9
September 2018
October 2018
5World Teachers’ Day
18-19Second Quarter Examinations
22Start of Sembreak3rd Quarter: 52 days
22-26In-Service Training for Teachers
27Distribution of Report Cards and 3rd Parent-Teacher Conference
29Resumption of Classes
TentativeAccreditation and Equivalency Test (A&E)
November 2018
1All Saints Day (special non-working holiday)
2All Souls Day (special non-working holiday)
TentativeAdministration of PEPT (regular)
TentativeBasic Education Exit Assessment for Grade 12
30Bonifacio Day (regular holiday)
December 2018
15Class Day
22Start of Christmas Break
30Rizal Day (regular holiday)
TentativeNational Musabaqah
January 2019
Entire MonthDeworming of school children
2Resumption of classes
10-11Third Quarter Examinations
19Distribution of Cards
(Parent -Teacher) Conference
4th Quarter: 60 days
Jan. 26 -Feb. 27Early Registration for Kindergarten to Grade 12
Jan. 28-Feb. 1National School Press Conference (NSPC)

National Festival of Talents (NFOT)

February 2019
4-15Supreme-Pupil Government/Supreme -Student Government Election (First to Second Week)
5Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day (Special non-working holiday)
March 2019
14-15Fourth Quarter Examinations for Grades 6 and 12
21-22Fourth Quarter for Grades 1-5 & 7-11
TentativeNational Achievement Test (NAT) for Grade 6 and 10
April 2019
1-5End of School Year Rites
5Last Day of Classes for SY 2018-2019
9Araw ng Kagitingan (regular holiday)
11-12Distribution of Report Cards and 5th
Parent-Teacher Conference
15Start of Summer Classes
18-19Maundy Thursday and Good Friday
TentativePalarong Pambansa
May 2019
1Labor Day (regular holiday)
TentativeBrigada Eskwela
TentativeOplan Balik Eskwela
24End of Summer Classes
Total Number of School Days208
Total Number of Class Days200

Activities and/or Observances Mandated by Law


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