Based on the advisement of the Curriculum & Student Life Committee of the Board of Education, Notre Dame Academy has adopted the following masking protocols:
In general, masks/facial coverings must always be worn when inside the school building. Students and employees will be provided with one Lands' End mask with a NDA logo. Lands' End has shared the following information about the mask that NDA has purchased for students & employees.
Additional masks will be available for purchase. Students and employees may bring their own solid-colored masks with the following parameters:
- Masks must cover mouth and nose
- Masks must be solid colored
- Masks may not have pictures, logos, embroidery, etc.
- Scarfs, wraps, masks with vents, face shields are not a substitute for masks.
Face shields may be worn with a mask.
Students or employees who forget their mask will receive a mask for the day.
Masks are not required when eating or drinking. Employees who are working individually with no other persons in an office or classroom may remove their mask.
During Physical Education classes, masks and social distancing are required.
When outside the school building, masks are not required if the student/employee is able to maintain more than an 8-foot distance from the next person.
Any exceptions to this policy require the ‘Request for Exemption’ to be completed and submitted to the administration for approval. Submission of the request does not guarantee an exemption will be granted.
Updates may be made when recommended by our Health Care Consultant, Prevea.
Students who choose to not follow the protocols will be issued disciplinary referrals with the following consequences:
First Incident: Two detentions.
Second Incident: Loss of privileges for attending school for four school days. Student sent home for the remainder of the day. Must work virtually for the remainder of the day and next three school days.
Third Incident: Loss of privileges for attending school for eight school days. Student sent home for the remainder of the day. Must work virtually for the remainder of the day and next seven school days.
Fourth Incident: Loss of privileges for attending school. Must work virtually for the remainder of the school year.