With the city’s downward trend of COVID-19 cases, Isabela City Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman together with Isabela City Schools Division discussed the preparations for the progressive expansion phase of the limited face-to-face classes, February 21 at the Sakayan Conference Room.
Sharif Majdi Julabbi, PDO-DRRM, discussed the strategy and the conduct of the limited face-to-face classes which will run until the end of School Year 2021-2022 and to continue in the following year.
For kindergarten, a maximum of 3 hours and maximum of 12 learners per class per day
Grades 1 to 3, maximum of 4.5 hours and maximum of 16 learners per class per day, and
Grades 4 to 12, maximun of 4.5 hours and maximum of 20 learners per class per day.
The expansion phase will focus on core subjects and teachers must be vaccinated (unvaccinated teachers should present negative antigen or RT-PCR results) and may perform duties other than teaching. He also discussed the operational guidelines on the implementation of limited face-to-face learning modality anchored on the DEPED-DOH Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1, s. of 2021 and the vaccination status of Isabela City Schools Division with 97% vaccination rate among teachers.
Expansion schools have been validated as compliant with the standards of School Safety Assessment Tool (SSAT) and secured the concurrence of the Local Chief Executive.
In attendance were City Health Officer Dr. Mohrein Ismael IV, Executive Asst. to the City Mayor Mojahed Cosain, DXNO Station Manager Richard Falcatan and Isabela City Schools Division personnel SEPS SOC-MOB Evangeline M. Halasan, SEPS Planning and Research Ana Marie B. Mahing, and Planning Officer III May G. Ignacio.