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Br. Allan J. De Castro, FMS, school president has issued a circular concerning the extended health break for the rest of January 2022.  The circular contains important information regarding the recent survey on the community’s health status and the cancellation of the Second Quarterly Examinations.  His letter reads:

January 17, 2022

Dear Marist Parents and Guardians,

May God’s peace be with you and your family!

In observance of the directive of the local government of Marikina City regarding the academic health break in all grade levels in both the public and private schools as announced on January 14, kindly be informed that Marist School extends its health break until January 29 and that all synchronous and asynchronous activities of the Marist VIOLETS continue to be suspended during the entire break.

Also, based on the results of the health status survery conducted by the school, a very significant number of students and their households have been experiencing Covid-like symptoms or have tested positive of the virus within the past two weeks. It is in consideration of this situation that the school cancels the examination for the second quarter. This will give time for those directly affected by the virus to concentrate on taking care of themselves and their respective families and in fully recuperating.

In relation to the cancellation of the examinations, please take note of the following:

  • the grades of the student for the second quarter will be based on his/her classwork and performance;
  • when online classes resume after the health break, the community will be observing the Completion Week (January 31 – February 4); and,
  • only the examinations for the second quarter are cancelled.

Together with the extension of the health break and cancellation of the second quarterly examinations are the consequent changes in the schedule of activities for the second semester. Kindly wait for further announcements or a circular on these changes.

Finally, we highly encourage all stakeholders to stay at home and avoid the spread of the virus. Let us be agents of compassion and not of transmission. Moreover, let us continue to pray for each other’s safety and wellness.

Thank you so much. Ad Jesum per Mariam!




Br. Allan J. De Castro, FMS

School President