Local government and education officials gave assurances that Pasig City is ready for the opening of classes on 24 August under blended and flexible learning modes amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Pasig Schools Division Superintendent Ma. Evalou Concepcion Agustin made this statement in an interview, after she discussed the city’s learning continuity plan to the City Council.
“Our preparations include three methods for remote enrolment. We will use an online platform to speed up the process, but this will depend on the capabilities of students,” Agustin said.
She was referring to an online platform using Google Forms, wherein students fill up an enrollment form and then send it back to the schools upon completion.
“The second is we distribute a Learner Enrollment Survey Form (LESF). This is a hard copy that a student has to fill up and which we will collect from him,” she added.
Thirdly, the student’s previous school adviser will coordinate with him through phone calls and enroll him for the next grade level.
The Department of Education (DepEd) earlier issued an order stating that schools should implement contactless enrollment as part of measures to further prevent the spread of the deadly virus among students and their parents.
“On 1 June, the first day of enrolment, 16,000 students signed up. This means we have only reached 14 percent of our target. On 2 June, this has gone up to 25,000, and we expect to reach 100 percent or 138,000 enrollees before school opening,” Agustin said.
The management of DepEd-Pasig will also coordinate with barangay officials to help them enroll the students in their villages.
Agustin thanked the local government after the City Council approved the P1.2 billion budget for the purchase of students’ tablet computers and teachers’ laptops.