A Message from Dr. Armida Salvador Samaniego, OLOPSC President
Dear OLOPSCians, parents and other stakeholders,
May God’s love, peace and comfort be with you!
Our beloved Marikina City and its neighboring municipalities have suffered the powerful winds and torrential rains unleashed by the Typhoon Ulysses last November 11, 2020. Because of our innate drive to survive and our strong resilience, together with the aid coming from various sectors such as the government, our families and friends, especially the OLOPSC Damayan and the OLOPSC PTA Damayan, we are now getting on our feet to recover and rebuild our lives.
Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro announced on November 16, the one-month suspension of classes from Nov. 16 to Dec. 16, 2020 which will serve as recovery period for the victims of the typhoon.
After a careful assessment of the situation and a formal survey among stakeholders, OLOPSC will undertake the following actions to ensure that the one-month recovery period will still be productive for the learners while taking into consideration the condition of the others who were severely affected by the typhoon.
- By virtue of the Marikina City Mayor’s declaration, classes in all levels are suspended from November 16 until December 16, 2020.
- Classes will resume on December 17, 2020.
- In view of the month-long suspension, the academic calendars are revised and extended to compensate for the number of school days except for the College Department.
- Schedule of payment of fees for the Basic Education will also be extended as follows:
November dues will not be imposed. The monthly instalment will resume in December 2020 and will be extended until May instead of April.
The December and February dues are moved to January and March 2021, respectively.
The December dues are moved to January 2021.
- From November 23 until December 16 the different academic departments shall be communicating with the parents and students through different platforms with regards to enrichment activities, non-academic tasks and other pending requirements. For those affected by the typhoon, they will be given special consideration and arrangements.
- To abide by the stand of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) that regulates the tertiary level, the College Department of OLOPSC shall adopt “academic ease” instead of the one-month “academic freeze”. This means that there will be academic engagements between the faculty and the students but high level of consideration will be afforded to those affected by the typhoon.
For more detailed guidelines, please check regularly your official OLOPSC GSuite and/or your AraLinks CLE accounts and your department’s Facebook account.
Truly we are in these challenging times which allow us to strengthen our faith and character and form us into better individuals.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
Armida Salvador Samaniego, PhD