2020-2021 School Year at Notre Dame Academy

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We must remember that this situation is temporary and our plans may change in accordance with updated developments and guidelines. During this period of uncertainty, we vow to be as transparent as possible as we create our reopening plans.

Instruction and Learning:

  • The first day of school will be August 24th
  • Classes will be held on campus 5 days a week 
  • We will offer instruction in Math, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Religion, Spanish, French, PE, Art and Music
  • Students may attend classes on campus or enroll in our Distance Learning Program 
  • If the Government orders a shelter-in-place, all students will have Distance Learning. 
  • There will be an emphasis on social-emotional well-being through Restorative Justice Practices.
    • NDA recognizes the importance of social emotional learning; these skills matter. The goal of teaching social and emotional skills is to build students' mental health and resilience—so that as they grow, they can adapt and handle what comes at them

Distance Learning Program:

  • 5th-8th Grade:
    • Synchronous Learning: Each classroom will have live-streaming capabilities. Students will “attend” class by streaming into the classroom from home each day.
      • Classes will include: Math, English Language Arts, Science, Social Science, and Religion
    • Asynchronous Learning: Students will complete special area classes asynchronously
      • Classes include: Spanish, French, PE, and Art and Music
    • Students will meet in small groups 1 time a week with a teacher for a check in
    • Work will be assigned and turned in using Google Classroom
  • Kindergarten- 4th Grade:
    • Synchronous Learning: Each classroom will have live-streaming capabilities. Students will “attend” class by zooming into the live class for whole group and small group lessons. 
      • Classes will include: Math, Reading, Writing, Word Study, and Religion
    • Asynchronous Learning: Students will complete special area classes asynchronously
      • Classes include: Science, Social Science, Spanish, French, PE, and Art and Music
    • Students will meet in small groups 2 times a week with a teacher for a check in
    • Work will be assigned and turned in using Google Classroom (4th Grade) and Seesaw

Safety

  • Class sizes will be limited in accordance with CDC guidelines
  • Students will be with one cohort and remain in one classroom for their core subjects (the teachers will rotate)
  • All Staff, students, and families are required to practice preventative hygiene precautions
  • Physical Distancing will be required on campus at all times
  • Health screenings for students and Staff will be conducted each morning
  • Hand Sanitizer stations are already located in each classroom, and will be added in the lunch and playground area
  • High touch surfaces will be cleaned throughout day
  • Our maintenance service will provide intensive cleaning each night and over the weekend they will treat each classroom with their 360 sanitizing technology
  • Staff will wear masks
  • Status on student masks requirements will be updated on a later date
  • No visitors on campus