Scarlet Snow Belo is finally moving on from online school as she attended her first day of face-to-face classes as a Grade 1 student.
Scarlet’s father, celebrity doctor Hayden Kho, took her to school for her first in-person classes since the COVID-19 pandemic, as seen on his Instagram page today, Nov. 24. Kho also talked about Scarlet’s enthusiasm to go back to a classroom.
“‘Daddy, finally, I will know what a canteen looks like [and] how my classmates look in real life!’ These are the things @scarletsnowbelo was most excited about during [her] first face-to face class as a Grade 1 student,” he said. “I’m so happy for you.”
Scarlet is Kho’s only child with fellow doctor-to-the-stars Vicki Belo. The couple has been married for four years and welcomed their daughter in 2015.
Some students in selected areas in the Philippines returned to face-to-face classes this month, after classrooms were closed for more than a year due to COVID-19.
While face masks and physical distancing brought about some challenges to some learners, Education Secretary Leonor Briones assured that teachers, parents and local governments were generally happy with the restoration of face-to-face classes.
The Department of Education (DepEd) declared last Nov. 16 that the first day of pilot physical classes amid the pandemic was implemented “successfully.” The pilot run of in-person classes would allow DepEd to prepare for a possible implementation across the country in 2022, as per Education Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan. /ra
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