Parañaque City formally launched the expanded face-to-face (F2F) classes at the Parañaque National High School (PNHS) main campus through “Project Hylearn” or Hybrid Learning, following the pediatric vaccination kickoff at Solaire Hotel.
Mayor Edwin Olivarez personally welcomed students and school personnel with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. He also expressed support for the DepEd’s pilot implementation of F2F classes amid COVID-19 risks.
“Sa pamamagitan po nito, mai-encourage po natin ang mga magulang po natin na payagan na magkaroon na po ng face-to-face classes ang ating mga estudyante,” Olivarez said in the inauguration of Project Hylearn at the PNHS main campus.
The pilot testing of in-person classes was permitted by the Department of Education (DepEd) and Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases or IATF a month after the suspension of pilot F2F classes in NCR due to steady increase of COVID-19 cases.
Teachers and non-teaching personnel who participated in the pilot were mandated to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus in compliance with the DepEd’s protocol.
At the same time, students who were able to acquire parents’ consent and have no comorbidities were accepted to join the in-person classes.
Social distancing and wearing of face masks were also observed during the class. Each student was granted their own table and laptop to avoid close interaction with each other.
Olivarez also distributed additional laptops, tablets, android phones, and internet connectivity to Parañaque students.