The conduct of early registration was scheduled from March 26, 2021 to April 30, 2021 as stipulated in Department of Education Memorandum No.8, s. 2021 and this was due to major changes in school calendar brought about by the pandemic thus, this was done remotely via on-line.  Its thrust is to ensure that all new entrants for Kindergarten, Grades 1, 7 and 11 learners in public elementary and secondary schools from this month-long initiative are registered for School Year 2021-2022. However, this was being extended until the end of May 2021 to give parents/guardians more time to register attributing the current situation caused by COVID-19. The enrollment form used last enrolment was modified and simplified.

Moreover, schools are reminded of the strict implementation of the cut-off age in Kindergarten as stipulated in DepEd Order No. 20, s. 2018 which specifically provides that for schools commencing their  SY in August, Kindergarten learners should be 5 years old by August 1 and extension shall be until October 31.

Prior to the commencement of the aforementioned undertaking, Rafael Palma Elementary School conducted an on-line orientation to the teachers on how to conduct on-line registration vis-à-vis the processes to be followed . The ICT teacher created a link and it was posted in the school website and fb page with some important information relative to this endeavor.  A tarpaulin was hang at the gate of the school bearing the link to be used and the focal persons to be contacted to so as to apprise the passersby that the remote early registration/enrollment was going on. To cater those parents/guardians of the enrollees who could not facilitate the online registration because they have no internet at home or no/lack of knowledge in doing this, the school provided boxes and enrolment forms and placed these at the barangay halls thus,  coordination between school and barangays was intensified.

Enrollment as of May 1, 2021

Kinder -40

Grade One- 115