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Better ready than sorry! Navotas distributes learning kits to students ahead of class opening

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The local government of Navotas is taking a pro-active stance to ensure both students and teachers are ready for the new school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city government launched on June 29 the NavoSchool-in-a-box to ensure continued access to basic education for young Navoteños.

The City Schools Division Office (SDO) distributed the boxes to select parents of students enrolled in kindergarten, grade 6, and grade 8 levels at Bagumbayan Elementary School, Dagat-dagatan Elementary School, and Navotas National High School, respectively.

The boxes contained textbooks, self-learning modules, activity sheets, and school supplies. Those for kindergarten pupils included hygiene kits and toys donated by the Philippine Toy Library and other private entities.

On June 30-July 3, teachers of the aforementioned schools will conduct a simulation of the distance learning classes via an online messaging app or through text messages.

Parents will guide their children in accomplishing assigned tasks and developing desired learning competencies. They will submit the actual output of the learners and the assessment of the module every week.

Teachers, on the other hand, will constantly coordinate with parents on the progress of their children and if any concerns arise.

“Through the NavoSchool boxes, we can ensure that access to education remains unhampered by the COVID-19 pandemic. We also hope that because of constant interaction, this learning approach will help build a better and stronger relationship between parents and their children,” Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco said.