In July, a letter was sent home to incoming freshmen and new students. Below lists important information for new families to know as they prepare for their transition to NDA!
- Important Dates
- Tuition Grants
- BYOD and School Supplies
- Athletic Calendar and Team Meetings
- Big Buddy Program
- Summer Reading Requirements
July 24-26: Transitions to High School
Designed to assist incoming freshmen with their transition to high school, this program allows students to meet one another, to interact with NDA employees, and to learn the building. This is an optional program, and a majority of freshmen participate. Sign up here.
June 28: Alternate Registration Day
If you missed the Registration Day in January, make sure to come to the Alternate Registration Day on June 28 from 3-6 p.m. It is your one stop shop to pick up your NDA information packet, register with a counselor, pick up a uniform, and more.
July 10-August 10: Used Uniform Sale
From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, families can purchase used uniform items. Stop in for great deals!
August 9-10: Schedule and Book Pick Up Day
This required event is August 9 or 10 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Students and families pick up class schedules, textbooks, locker numbers, PowerSchool login and password information, parking passes, planners, bus information and tokens, and bookstore items. Pictures for student IDs are taken at this event. Families are also able to pay tuition, purchase activity passes, and fund student lunch accounts.
August 9: Last names A-K
August 10: Last names L-Z
The process typically takes 30 minutes. For those unable to attend, textbooks can be picked up following freshman orientation and school portraits will be taken on the first day of school.
August 16: Freshman Retreat
On Wednesday, August 16 from 4-8 p.m., freshmen are required to attend the freshman retreat at NDA. Dinner is provided, and Mass will begin at 7:15 p.m.
August 18: Freshman Orientation
Freshman orientation will be held on August 18 from 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m. This is a required event for all freshmen.
August 21: First Day of School
The first day of school is August 21 from 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
NDA requires each student to bring his/her own device each day. Learn more about NDA’s BYOD program.
It is suggested to have an ample amount of notebooks, binders/folders, pens, and pencils. Please advise your child to communicate with individual teachers regarding specific supplies for individual classes.