1. This Office hereby reiterates the implementing guidelines provided in DepEd Order No. 007, s. 2020 dated May 11, 2020 titled School Calendar and Activities for School Year 2020-2021, to wit:
Private schools and state/ local universities and colleges (SUCs/ LUCs) offering basic education will be allowed to open classes within the period authorized by RA 7797, which is on the first Monday of June but not later than the last day of August, provided:
a.) No face to-face will be allowed earlier than August 24, 2020, and from then on, face- to-face classes may be conducted only in areas allowed to open physically.
b.) They submit in advance the following documents to the DepEd Regional Offices (R Os) for review and monitoring purposes:
i. Their school’s plan for compliance with the minimum health standards that will be issued by DepEd, consistent with the guidelines of the Department of Health (DOH), the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), and the Office of the President (OP);
ii. Their school’s Learning Continuity Plan showing alternative delivery modes of learning when face-to-face learning is not allowed; which shall constitute compliance with the requirement provided under Item 6 of Annex 3, DepEd Order No. 021, s. 2019; and
iii. Their school’s SY 2020-2021 School Calendar.