Last year, we’ve written about the holidays of the year 2018. Holidays that would be applicable to employees and employers. Specifically, it was about the Long Weekends of this year. In this article, we will be focusing on the academic calendar for S.Y. 2018-2019. Although the Department of Education (DepEd) hasn’t released the official calendar yet, this is how it would most likely look like.
Being a student or an employee of an academic institution, it would be relevant to know how things would look like. Furthermore, knowing this would allow you to plan schedules, strategize on vacations, and so on.
Academic Calendar for S.Y. 2018 – 2019
Although the official calendar is yet to be released, let’s use this calendar to somehow map out what things we can expect this coming school year.
We will also be detailing whether a certain day falls as a regular holiday, special non-working holiday, or still for confirmation.
- June 12, 2018 (Tuesday) | Philippine Independence Day (Regular holiday)
- June 15, 2018 (Friday)| Eid’l Fitr (for confirmation)
- August 21, 2018 (Tuesday) | Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working holiday)
- August 22, 2019 (Wednesday) | Eidul Adha (for confirmation)
- August 27, 2018 (Monday) | National Heroes’ Day (Regular holiday)
- November 1, 2018 (Thursday) | All Saints’ Day (Special non-working holiday)
- November 2, 2018 (Friday) | All Souls’ Day (Special non-working holiday)
- November 30, 2018 (Friday) | Bonifacio Day (Regular holiday)
- December 8, 2018 (Saturday) | Immaculate Conception Day (Special non-working holiday)
- December 24, 2018 (Monday) | Pre-Christmas Day (Special non-working holiday)
- December 25, 2018 (Tuesday) | Christmas Day (Regular holiday)
- December 30, 2018 (Sunday) | Rizal Day (Regular holiday)
- December 31, 2018 (Monday) | Last Day of the Year (Special non-working holiday)
- January 1, 2019 (Tuesday) | New Year’s Day (Regular holiday)
- February 5, 2019 (Tuesday) | Chinese New Year (Special non-working holiday)
- February 25, 2019 (Monday) | People Power Revolution (School holiday)
- April 9, 2019 (Tuesday) | Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular holiday)
- April 18, 2019 (Thursday) | Maundy Thursday (Regular holiday)
- April 19, 2019 (Friday) | Good Friday (Regular holiday)
- April 20, 2019 (Saturday) | Black Saturday (Special non-working holiday)
Like the usual, the Department of Education usually opens up the school year around the first or the second week of June and ends on the first to the second week of April; that would be around 200 – 225 days. According to the Republic Act No. 7797, or An Act to Lengthen the School Calendar from Two Hundred Days to Not More than Two Hundred Twenty Class Days, has lengthened DepEd school calendar days to not more than two hundred twenty (220), inclusive of class days which may be subsequently suspended due to natural or man-made calamities.
Private schools may have other calls as regards to this however, this format should still be the one followed to ensure safe and uniformity of classes across the archipelago. It is imperative for parents and school personnel to be aware of how and when schedules are so that they have ample time to plan and of course to ready their children for school.