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31 more schools in Tabuk City prepare for face-to-face classes


Tabuk City, Kalinga – Thirty-one more schools in Tabuk City are set to start their face-to-face classes any day starting this February 22, 2022.


Earlier last year, three schools began their in-class sessions during the pilot testing.


Tabuk City Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Irene Angway said that representatives for each school were oriented, explaining that the activity was done to discuss further recommendations for the 31 schools to fulfill to avoid possible backfire.

Angway mentioned that the start of the face-to-face classes will depend on the readiness of the institutions.


“Depende kung kailan sila mag-start. Very dependent ‘yun sa kanilang readiness,” she said, adding that the schools are expected to meet with parents first before the official kick-off.


The 31 schools expected to implement in-class sessions


The institutions qualified for the face-to-face classes include:

Addang Elementary School,

Amlao Elementary School,

Banneng Elementary School,

Basao Isla Elementary School,

Bayabat Elementary School,

Burayukan Elementary School,

Calaccad Elementary School,

Calaggan Elementary School,

Camp Conrado Balweg Elementary School,

Cataw Primary School,

Dalnacan Elementary School,

Dupag Elementary School,

Hilltop Elementary School,

Ipil Elementary School,

Madapdappig Elementary School,

Magabbangon Elementary School,

Magnao Elementary School,

Malalao Elementary School

Maledda Elementary School,

Mallong Elementary School,

Mansanita Primary School,

Matucnang Elementary School,

Nambucayan Elementary School,

Nambucayan National High School,

New Balbalan Elementary School,

New Bangad Primary School,

Paligatto Elementary School,

Pa-o Elementary School,

Sotto Elementary School,

Tannubong Elementary School,

and Tuliao Elementary School.


These schools passed the evaluation for the conduct of in-person classes.

Face-to-face classes setup


Angway, during an interview with Guru Press Cordillera, said that the maximum number of students a classroom should accommodate is 16 per session. Nevertheless, the number of learners in one room depends on the size of the learning area. This is to observe at least a 2-meter distance.


The Schools Division Superintendent further said that schools may have implemented varied approaches in managing the schedules, citing some decided to meet daily with morning and afternoon sessions while others opt for a once-a-week meeting.


Parents’ consent needed for the in-class session


Among the requirements needed is parental consent.


Angway stressed that parents are not forced to send their children to school. Students having no consent from parents for the on-site learning will continue with the modular setup.


“Yung mga hindi nabigyan ng parent’s consent, they will have to, siyempre kung modular yun, continue with the module,” she said.

Most parent supports face-to-face classes


In a separate interview, one parent said she welcomes the gradual expansion of face-to-face learning in Tabuk City, mentioning that interaction between teachers and pupils is important in their kids’ learning process.


“I can feel that my child is very bored now with the module alone. Idi immuna ket okay met but imagine the two years nga kasta ti type of learning,” she said.


“My kids kept bugging me when will they go back to school. Nagrigat pay ti ag-assist ti ubbing and we know that teachers are the only ones able to teach them lalo sa mga subjects that we, as parents, do not have the capability to teach. So okay na okay ti face-to-face kanyak, adda met ti health protocols nga masurot and we shall abide," she related.



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