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Parents’ consent needed for school Christmas party in some Divisions

Parents’ consent needed for school Christmas party in Antique

All schools under the Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division of Antique are to strictly observe the Covid-19 health protocol as they hold their Christmas parties this week.

Antique Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Adonis Mosquera, said schools have to follow the guidelines set by the regional office of DepEd.

“School heads are being empowered, based on their judgment, on how to implement the strict Covid-19 health protocol,” Mosquera said.

Mosquera was particularly referring to a prohibition in the order that parents must have to sign a consent first, agreeing that they allow their children to attend the party due to the threat of the coronavirus disease.

“Learners have to secure their parents’ consent if they would like to join the party,” the official said, adding that they have printed forms that learners could secure for their parents to sign.

He also reminded to allow their students to join the school Christmas party even if they have no monetary contribution or gifts.

“Learners are not excluded to join in their Christmas party by the absence of contribution,” Mosquera said.

Most of the schools will begin their Christmas break this week and are expected to resume classes on January 4, 2023.