We will update this page with details as we continue to monitor the CDC and State of Texas recommendations for schools.
Need to report a student’s absence from school? Choose the form you need here:
Click to report a COVID related absence or exposure
Click to report an absence not related to COVID (doctor visit, other illness, college visit, etc)
— Update: March 3, 2021–
NDAA is aware that Governor Abbott will remove the state-wide mask mandate effective March 10, 2021. At North Dallas Adventist Academy, we will continue to follow the CDC guidelines as discussions are held internally on how this might impact our school. As of now, we do not expect changes to our COVID policies before the end of the school year. However, we will keep parents, students and staff informed.
NDAA está consciente de que el gobernador Abbott eliminará el mandato de máscara en todo el estado a partir del 10 de marzo de 2021. En North Dallas Adventist Academy, continuaremos siguiendo las pautas de los CDC mientras se llevan a cabo discusiones internas sobre cómo esto podría afectar nuestra escuela. A partir de ahora, no esperamos cambios en nuestras políticas de COVID antes del final del año escolar. Sin embargo, mantendremos informados a los padres, estudiantes y personal.
— Update: October 20, 2020 —
NDAA’s COVID Frequently Asked Questions has been updated. We have also added a “What Has Changed” document to outline what’s different in our policies from how we started the year in August.
Click to download Updated FAQ (English)
Click to download Updated FAQ (Español)
Click to download “What’s Changed” (English)
Click to download “What’s Changed/Que Ha Cambiado (Español)
— Update: October 16, 2020 —
Lower School students will return to campus on Monday, October 19, 2020. It has been determined that they no longer need to quarantine.
— Update: October 9, 2020 —
Two confirmed cases were reported on campus. As a result, all grade levels will be doing Virtual Learning starting Monday, October 12 through Friday, October 23. Read the letter from Mr. Foster here.
— Update: September 8, 2020 —
As we move into cold and flu season, we will be especially diligent in asking ill students to stay at home. Click here to download some Frequently Asked Questions around COVID-19 and wellness.
NOTE: An updated version of the Frequently Asked Questions is available here (aqui en Español) dated 20 Oct, 2020
— 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.
>> Staff link