After a long preparation, finally, Montessori De Sagrada Familia, Inc. (MDSF) received approval from the Department of Education (DepEd) – Bulacan and the Local Government Unit to reopen next school year, March 16.
Using the indicators from the School Safety Assessment Tool, officials from DepEd and LGU validated and approved all the preparations of the school to conduct limited face-to-face classes next school year.
The high school building served as the prototype of the school’s preparations for the reopening next school year. Since it was approved already, the school is now preparing the other campuses.
To achieve the approval, the school administration put up all the needed facilities and equipment to ensure safety and observance of the minimum health standards including triage and isolation tents, handwashing stations, drop off and pick up points, signages and ground markings, and sanitation and disinfection equipment.
Meanwhile, the school administration drafted the contingency plans as a response to different COVID-19 scenarios. These contingency plans are reflected in the school’s Campus Reopening for Authentic and Transformative Education (CREATE) Program.
“Truly, online distance learning has its pros and cons but doing things online for two years has made us realize that nothing beats teaching and learning in a face-to-face set up, most especially for basic education. We miss the academic noise of the students and the employees in our classrooms and along the hallways and we are all looking forward to seeing everyone!,” expressed Ma. Carmela S. Ong, the Assistant Principal for the Preschool and Elementary Department.
The school is set to conduct its CREATE (Safe Reopening Program) Pilot Class on April 25-29, with 75 students participating across all departments.