DepEd School Calendar for SY 2016-2017 - DepEd Order No. 23, Series of 2016 (VIEW or DOWNLOAD)

UPDATE: DepEd releases calendar for School Year (SY) 2017-2018; classes to open June 5, 2017. [Click here for details.]

The Department of Education (DepEd) Philippines has released the School Calendar for the School Year 2016-2017.



School Calendar for School Year 2016-2017

  1. The School Calendar for School Year (SY) 2016-2017 shows the school events and activities for the said SY. The core events and activities for this SY, which represent the actual teaching-learning days, shall be strictly observed in all schools.
  2. The SY 2016-2017 shall begin on Monday, June 13, 2016 and shall end on Friday, April 7, 2017. The SY will consist of 202 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and other activities for learners, including the regular and special non-working holidays, are contained in Enclosure No. 1.
  3. 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 for in 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. They should notify their respective regional offices (ROs) in advance regarding any deviation.
  4. Specific guidelines are found in Enclosure 2 to enable the schools to effectively and efficiently conduct school events and activities, and to allow the ROs and schools division offices (SDOs) to provide support to the schools, especially in the areas of instruction, and progress monitoring and evaluation.
  5. Activities and observances mandated by law can be found in Enclosure 3 while events and activities which pertain to DepEd personnel are listed in Enclosure 4. Schools may observe national and local celebrations/activities and holidays other than those indicated in Enclosure 3, provided that the total number of school days shall not be compromised.
  6. Make-up classes can therefore be conducted to compensate for the school days spent for activities deemed beneficial to the teaching-learning process. Likewise, make-up classes are recommended in lieu of class cancellations due to occurrence of natural and man-made calamities. A mechanism for having make-up classes must be agreed upon by the school administrators and parents. In this regard, the RO may issue a regional school calendar to reflect their respective concerns.
  7. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.

Important Dates: DepED School Calendar for SY 2016-2017

  • May 30-June 4, 2016: Brigada Eskwela (for SY 2016-2017)
  • June 13, 2016: Beginning of Classes for SY 2016-2017
  • June 15, 2016: Language Assessment for Primary Grades (LAPG) for SY 2015-16
  • June 17, 2016: National Achievement Test (NAT) Grade 6 for SY 2015-16
  • June 23, 2016: NAT Grade 10 for SY 2015-16
  • August 30-31, 2016: National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) for Grade 9
  • October 5, 2016: World Teacher's Day
  • October 16-29, 2016: Early Registration for Senior High School (SHS)
  • October 24, 2016: Start of Semestral Break (for students)
  • December 22, 2016: Start of Christmas Break
  • January 2, 2017: Resumption of Classes
  • January 22, 2017: Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS A&E) Test for Luzon
  • January 29, 2017: Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS A&E) Test for Visayas and Mindanao
  • February 22-25, 2017: National School Press Conference (NSPC)
  • March 2, 2017: NAT Grade 10 for SY 2016-17
  • March 7, 2017: LAPG for SY 2016-17
  • March 9, 2017: NAT Grade 6 for SY 2016-17
  • April 6-7, 2017: Graduation for SHS Early Implementing Schools, Moving Up Ceremony
  • April 7, 2017: Last Day of Classes
  • April 10-16, 2017: Palarong Pambansa
  • April 17-May 31, 2017: Summer Classes


View or Download: DepEd Order No. 23, Series of 2016

Here’s the Official DepED order for School Calendar for SY 2016-2017:

To download the School Calendar for SY 2016-2017 or the DepEd order No. 23, Series of 2016, please click here or here.

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