We will update this page with details as we continue to monitor the CDC and State of Texas recommendations for schools.
— Update: July 30, 2020 —
We are pleased to announce that in addition to our current 2 options (listed here), we will be able to offer an additional 3rd option for learning this fall.
1. In person, on campus in the classroom
2. Synchronous virtual learning at home (*Please download the Virtual Learning Expectations here, which outlines the agreement for at-home virtual learning*)
NEW 3RD OPTION:
3. Synchronous virtual learning in a designated area on the NDAA campus
— Update: July 20, 2020 —
The North Dallas Adventist Academy (NDAA) Administration Team has been working diligently to plan for a successful school year despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it has presented.
As of today, NDAA plans to begin school Monday, August 17, 2020, for both in-person classroom instruction and fully online students. Whether you choose fully in person or fully online, your student will be doing what’s called “synchronous” learning. All students will participate in the instruction and class activities at the same time in real time, regardless of their location. Families will be given a grace period during the first 2 weeks of each quarter, if they would like their student to switch to the other method. The student would then stay with that method for the remainder of the quarter. We feel this allows for flexibility for families, while also ensuring the students will be able to continue with their learning. A form will be sent at a later date so you can indicate your preference before the start of school.
We have prepared the “NDAA COVID-19 Response Plan for the 2020-2021 Year. (click to download)” This document outlines how we are planning to handle screening for and mitigation of the COVID-19 virus on campus. The procedures detailed in this COVID Response Plan are based on the public health situation as it is understood presently. Changes to the public health situation would possibly lead to changes and alternate plans. We will continually monitor updates and follow guidance from the Texas Conference, the State of Texas, local government(s), and the CDC.
>> Click here to download the COVID Response Plan for 2020-2021 (La traducción en español estará disponible mañana.)
Watch for an upcoming Parent Town Hall Meeting as we continue to grapple with these important issues together.
— Update: July 9, 2020 —
The 1st day of school has been postponed by a week. School will begin on Monday, August 17, 2020, for all grades.
— Update: June 30, 2020 —
Letter from Terry Foster, Head of School:
“I pray this letter finds you and your family healthy and safe. As we continue to monitor and navigate the new normal of the COVID-19 environment, I want to provide you with an update of the plans North Dallas Adventist Academy (NDAA) has made for the upcoming school year (2020-2021).
Espero esta carta les encuentre con salud y seguridad. Al continuar supervisando y navegando el nuevo normal del ambiente del COVID-19, les quiero proveer con la actualización de los planes hechos para este próximo año escolar (2020-2021) en North Dallas Adventist Academy (NDAA).
— Update: May 18, 2020 —
As of today, we are planning for in-person instruction for the fall semester. The first day of school will be Monday, August 10, 2020 for all grades. (Editor’s Note: the first day of school has since been pushed to August 17.)
A Medical Task Force is being formed of medical experts in the NDAA community, to help navigate the medical safety needs of our students and staff. They will work with the school administration as local policies and procedures are developed for fall.