Phone, text, messaging apps harnessed for remote enrolment of public school students

Remote Enrolment Philippines
DepEd teachers Rhenn and Shiela Marie Songco from SDO Bataan work from home during the first day of the Remote Enrollment for SY 2020-2021. Photo from DepEd Regional Office III.

Phone, text, and messaging apps have been harnessed for the remote enrolment of public school students as the Philippines continues to undergo community quarantine to stop the spread of coronavirus disease.

The Department of Education (DepEd) started accepting remote enrolment of students on Monday, June 1, 2020, following health protocols enforced that disallow physical transactions in school sites.

The remote enrolment involves the teacher class adviser making calls or messaging the parents of students to gather information for the enrolment form and guide them about enrollment procedures. Parents may also initiate the call to the teacher adviser.


The teacher adviser will call the parents of Grade 1 to 12 learners. Parents or guardians may also initiate the call to DepEd Enrollment hotlines.


For students starting kindergarten, parents can directly contact the school for enrolment procedures.


For students transferring to other schools, parents can directly contact the new school with the needed information for enrolment.


Balik-Aral enrollee can directly contact the new school with the needed information for enrolment.


ALS enrollees may enroll online or onsite at the school or barangay Community Learning Centers using the ALS Form 2 (Annex B).

DepEd Remote Enrolment paraphernalia for teacher advisers. Photo from DepEd Region III.

The Remote Enrolment will run only for the first two weeks of June. The last two weeks of June will be allotted for face-to-face enrolment by submitting the Learner Enrollment and Survey Form in barangay kiosks by those who were unable to complete the remote enrollment.

DepEd earlier announced the schedule of the start of the new school year on August 24, 2020, using innovative ways of learning and teaching that are appropriate under the “new normal” conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

For more information about the new school year enrolment, go here.

The public may also call DepEd at (02) 8636-1663; (02) 8633-1942; 0919-456-0027; 0995-921-8461; or email

DepEd released a tribute song to frontliners led by Martin Nievera with the participation of DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, while teachers in Misamis Occidental offered another song to inspire Filipinos.

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