When the COVID-19 pandemic transpired, it led the Philippine government to order the closure of physical schools for two years and utilize learning continuity programs such as pure online and modular learning.
At Montessori De Sagrada Familia, the Flexible e-Learning for the Young Sagradan (FLY), Sagradan Access to Flexible E-learning (SAFE), and Parent-led Learning Approach for the Young Sagradan (PLAY) Programs have been flexible enough in order for the students through the support of their parents and teachers to adapt and thrive with their education during a time of global health crisis. The FLY and SAFE Learning Programs feature the utilization of the Learning Management System (www.mdsflms.com) and daily Virtual Meetings which function as the students’ virtual campus and source of learning resources. These tools provide efficiency in order for teachers and students to make learning happen even in the comforts of one’s homes. On the other hand, the school’s home school program, PLAY Sagradan offers families the flexibility to personalize their children’s education as parents take the role of the head facilitator of the teaching and learning process.
On July 22, 2022 the Department of Education issued the DepEd ORDER No. 034 S. 2022, stating that full face-to-face classes must be strictly enforced starting November 2022. However, the PACUCOA appealed for private schools across the country to be given permission to continuously implement remote learning programs until the end of the year. This was approved through an amendment of the said DepEd order.
MDSF applied for its FLY, SAFE & PLAY programs to be officially offered to the community under its Alternative Delivery Mode (ADM). Last January 11, 2023, the approval was given by the Department of Education Regional Office. This is good news for families who prefer to have their children learn remotely instead of attending traditional face-to-face classes. Meanwhile, based on the initial survey given to the parents last January 6, 2023, results show that 20% of the parent population prefers pure online learning (FLY & SAFE). Hence, MDSF will conduct a Town Hall Meeting for FLY & SAFE Parents on February 2 at 1:30 pm (online) in order to discuss important information pertaining to the school’s offering of such remote learning programs.