Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,
As the health and safety of our students, instructors, and non-teaching staff are our top priority, we could not discount the importance of the continuation of student learning as we are about to end the Academic Year 2019-2020. I am extremely appreciative of your continued support and cooperation in surmounting the challenges posed in this difficult situation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The management team, together with the faculty and staff of South SEED-LPDH College, looks forward to the lifting of the ECQ after April 30, 2020. Meanwhile, considering the reports and updates from the Department of Health and news world-wide, online classes might be implemented longer since schools will be among those that will be opened last. For this academic year, definitely, online classes will continue until the end of the academic year.
For the major laboratory experiments that cannot be done online, the Deans and the instructors will conduct them in our laboratories during summer or right after the ECQ gets lifted. Students will be divided into small groups such that social distancing will be observed.
For the Medical Technology graduating students, we are hoping that your hospital internship concerns will be ironed out with the CHED through the intercession of the Philippine Association of Schools of Medical Technology and Public Health (PASMETH). We are expecting guidelines on this to be released next week.
We hope that this communication will guide our parents, guardians and students as to the academic direction of the SSLC from this time up to the end of the academic year in May 2020.
I. Academic Work:
1. Online classes will continue up to the end of the Academic Year even if ECQ will be lifted after the April 30 deadline. End of Online Classes and conduct of quizzes, major exams, and Comprehensive exams will be done online as scheduled April 27 – May 2, 2020.
2. Big classes will be divided into manageable groups during the test. Exams will be done simultaneously for the small groups that will be proctored by other instructors.
3.Students with lacking outputs and are given incomplete grades will be given time to complete their grades until the end of the first semester of Academic Year 2020-2021. In case, there will be ECQ extension, an e-copy of the TOR will be emailed to after payment is done. Hard copy will be available once school normal operation resumes.
II. Graduation Programs
SSLC will hold a simple graduation program on June 11, 2020 if the ECQ gets lifted by then.
III. Holding of Co-curricular Events:
Only one CGS is left and this will be held as soon as the ECQ is lifted.
IV. Summer Classes:
- SSLC will offer the regular summer and some petitioned classes.
- Students who want to petition special classes to be opened in summer shall submit their petition not later than May 5, 2020.
Start of summer classes – May 25, 2020
V. Thesis Defense
Will be done online to be scheduled by the Deans
VI. Provision for Completion (for QUALIFIED students) Up to the end of the 1st Semester (November 28, 2020) HOWEVER, in deciding when to complete your requirements, please consider
VII. SSLC first semester starts – July 6, 2020
SSLC enrolment for first sem – ongoing
VIII. SSLC 2nd semester starts – December 7, 2020
XI. Who to contact in SSLC:
While the faculty and staff are working from home, they can be reached by parents, guardians and students through the school’s website, FB page, and emails. The Deans, Coordinators, and the President are within the reach of the students. The Office of the Registration Assistant, Ms. Candy Sundian, and the PR Office Staff, Ms. Amethyst Chan can also be reached by those who would like to inquire and enroll online
I recognize the concern of parents and students about the learning situation and I would like to commend our instructors, deans, and staff for providing the students with quality learning opportunities to make our students finish the lessons in the curriculum through meaningful activities and well-thought-of learning assessments. The situation seems to be longer than we expected, thus, I look forward to our collaborative efforts as our students learn and achieve.
Very sincerely yours,
Remedios D. Lagera, Ed.D.