May 24, 2020
The Lord’s Ascension Sunday

Dear Parents and Guardians
Peace and Goodwill.

As we prepare for the opening of the new school year, we must at the same time pursue alternative modes of education in the “new normal” brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. In view of the unprecedented challenges of both students and teaching staff to attend classes onsite, the OFM Schools will soon launch a blended approach to learning with the help of technology. This is a broad initiative and the details are still very fluid. We ask for your patience and understanding as we iron out the wrinkles.

When the school opens on June 29, 2020, our students will be attending classes via an online learning platform called OFM Online Classroom. To ensure quality education, this remote learning method will have an environment that encourages constant engagement between teachers and students, and will allow the blending of online and offline learning. This means that our students will have access to quality education while they continue to stay safe at home. Parents or guardians will be provided access to an online platform where they may be able to monitor the performance of their student/s, teachers’ notes, school announcements and other important information. We will communicate in a later announcement more detailed guidelines and parameters for this remote learning via the OFM Online Classroom.

In line with this, and as we announced in our Facebook page on Friday, May 22, 2020, we will open our online admission portal for new students on Monday, May 25, 2020.

For Franciscan students moving on to the next level, enrollment via our online enrollment portal will follow the schedule below. Although the schedule will not be strictly enforced, we request you to enroll your student/s within the assigned schedule to enable our skeleton force to manage the workload.

We will provide detailed guidelines for admission and enrollment via the online portals shortly.

We will continue to keep you informed about developments in this initiative. We hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy as we continue this learning journey together.

May God bless us always.
Fr. Marlowe A. Rosales, OFM