Over 10,000 public elementary and secondary school teachers in Palawan are expected to return to work on June 1 “physically or virtually” to render services and to prepare for the opening of classes on August 24.

They are expected to report in 864 elementary and secondary schools all over the province to carry out Oplan Balik Eskwela, prepare modules, take roles in arranging the physical designs of their classrooms, assist or supervise enrollments in their respective schools, perform decontamination activities, scheduling of classes in case there is a need to do face-to-face learning, and others necessary for the smooth opening of classes.

“Ang first day ng ating mga kaguruan sa Palawan ay sa June 1 at dito magsisimula ang kanilang preparasyon para sa darating na pasukan sa August 24,” Schools Division of Palawan (SDP) information officer Grace Estefano said Tuesday.

Estefano said remedial classes will also commence in June.

Estefano said if teachers are in areas with weak internet connections, they can text or call their school heads to report.



This mode of reporting to work is applicable too to the vulnerable group of teachers.

“Kung nasa area ka na walang internet or weak ang internet signal, magpapa-check ka ng attendance sa school heads mo. Sila na ang mag-uusap ng work arrangements and assignments,” she said.

“Yong mga pasok sa vulnerable group katulad ng buntis, more than 60-years-old, may mga co-morbidities [na teachers], puwede silang mag-usap ng kanilang school heads kung paano sila makakapagtrabaho mula sa kanilang tahanan,” Estefano added.

During the period of preparation, the decontamination and sanitation of schools and classrooms and parents’ orientation on the new normal learning set-up will also be done.

In addition, teachers who will be returning to their respective stations, are only required to present their identification cards to the quarantine control points.

The Schools Division of Palawan reminded the teachers to strictly follow the precautionary measures required during the start of service.

“Sa ating mga kaguruan, be safe and observed the precautionary measures required by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF),” Estefano said.