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Official school calendar for School Year 2014-2015
Posted on May 19, 2014
The Department of Education (DepEd) has published the official school calendar for School Year (SY) 2014-2015. The next school year will be composed of 201 school days excluding summer classes, according toDepartment Order No. 18, s. 2014 (PDF) issued by Secretary of Education Armin Luistro. Classes for elementary and secondary students will commence on June 2, 2014, and will end on March 27, 2015. The department order directs the heads of public and private elementary and secondary institutions nationwide to follow the school calendar. Private schools, however, may choose to depart from DepEd’s official calendar. These schools are, nevertheless, subject to the provisions of Republic Act No. 7797, which prohibits them from beginning classes earlier than the first Monday of June and later than the last day of August. The important dates for SY 2014-2015 are as follows:

June 2
First day of classes

June 21
First Parent-Teacher Conference

August 7-8
First Quarterly Examinations

August 16
Distribution of Report Cards
Second Parent-Teacher Conference

August 27
National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE)
for K to 12–Grade 9

October 16-17
Second Quarterly Examinations

October 20-24
Semestral break (for students only)

October 25
Distribution of Report Cards
Third Parent-Teacher Conference

December 20
Start of the Christmas break
January 5
Resumption of classes

January 8-9
Third Quarterly Examinations

January 24
Distribution of Report Cards
Fourth Parent-Teacher Conference

March 5
National Achievement Test (NAT)
for Fourth Year secondary students

March 11
for Grade Three elementary students

March 12
for Grade Six elementary students

March 19-20
Fourth Quarterly Examinations
for Grade Six and Fourth Year students

March 23-24
Fourth Quarterly Examinations
for non-graduating students

March 27
Last day of classes

April 6-10
Distribution of Report Cards
Rules on national, local holidays
The department order also lists down the national holidays that fall on a weekday. There will be no classes in the following dates: 2014
June 12
Independence Day

July 28
Eid’l Fitr (tentative)

August 21
Ninoy Aquino Day

August 25
National Heroes Day
February 25
EDSA Revolution Anniversary
Elementary and secondary schools may also observe local holidays and activities, provided that the total number of school days shall be maintained and make-up classes will be held. Special week-, month-long observances

The same department order likewise instructs elementary and secondary schools to observe the following week- and month-long activities as mandated by law: 2014
Sake Kids Week

National Nutrition Month
National Disaster and Preparedness Month

Career Guidance Week
National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week
Science and Technology Week
Savings Credit Consciousness Week

Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa
Sight Saving Month

Literacy Month
Crime Prevention Month
Clean and Green Month

Science and Month Week
History Week
Linggo ng Kasuotang Filipino

Scouting Month Children’s Month
Consumer Welfare Month
Clean and Green Month

Week of the Elderly
National Health Education Week

National Reading Month
Filipino Values Month
Malaria Awareness Month

Deaf Awareness Week
Drug Abuse Prevention and Awareness Week

Education Week
Human Rights Week
National Cancer Consciousness Week
Autism Consciousness Week
Breast Cancer Consciousness Week

Philippine Arts Month

National Children with Intellectual Disabilities Week
National Dental/Oral Week
Bantay Puso Week
Leprosy Prevention Week

Women’s Month
Fire Prevention Month

Career Guidance Week
Girl Child Week
Please refer to Department Order No. 18, s. 2014 (PDF), for more information.

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