TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – All roads lead to all public schools here in Cavite on the first day of limited “face-to-face” (F2F) classes for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students as classes resume after two months of summer vacation Monday, August 22, 2022.
An estimated 800,000 students attended the first day of school for their blended learning modality.
Some local government leaders expressed their support and assistance to students and parents by providing free school supplies and bags.
Mayor Kevin Anarna (Silang), Mayor Luis “Jon Jon” Ferrer (General Trias City), Mayor Alex “AA” Advincula (Imus), Mayor Denver Chua (Cavite City), Mayor Dino Chua (Noveleta) are among those who gave a donation of school supplies to public school students in an interview with this People’s Tonight correspondent.
Cavite PNP (Philippine National Police) ensured police visibility in school zones to assist the barangays for peace and order in the area.
According to Diana Topacio, chief of Schools Governance and Operations Division of DepEd (Department of Education) Cavite, 316,254 students from kindergarten to grade 12 are already enrolled in 16 municipalities of the province as of August 19, 2022.
The cities in Cavite like Dasmariñas, Imus, Bacoor, General Trias, Trece Martires, Cavite, and Tagaytay has their own divisions.
“We still facilitate blended, online, modular learning and in-campus classes to all levels, but the majority of the class are ‘face-to-face’ for 40 students per class,” Topacio said in an interview.
Some schools will implement a 3-day in-campus class from Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, then Thursday and Friday are modular learning.
“Our medical health personnel will roam around the schools to ensure the students and parents [comply] with the basic safety protocols like physical distancing, proper wearing of face masks, and proper hand washing,” Topacio added.
Topacio said DepEd officials will also visit each school on Monday with local leaders to inspect and see the additional needs of each classroom and school.
“Malaking bagay po ang mga tulong ng bawat LGU [local government unit] sa pagbabalik eskwela, lalo a po sa Brigada Eskwela po, and also the provincial povernment under Governor Jonvic Remulla sa pagbibigay ng materials for the modular learning,” Topacio stressed.