The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is committed to having our students, faculty and staff on campus in a safe environment.
The value of community is central to Notre Dame's identity and the developmental importance of our students sharing time together on campus in social, spiritual, academic and athletic contexts cannot be underestimated.
Notre Dame Administrators, in coordination with a Parent Task Force of health, risk, and emergency management professionals and the Academy's Board of Trustees, have been involved in intense planning of the Academy's 2020-2021 Safety Plan. You may read or download the Reopening Plan here.
The plan complies with Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and the directives from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. They also reflect best practice in creating a robust hybrid teaching and learning environment under the current conditions. The Academy of Notre Dame has also considered and utilized information and recommendations from the following sources:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania School Phased Reopening Guidance
Pennsylvania Department of Education Research Report
This plan assumes that Delaware County is in the Green Phase or modified Green Phase, as defined by Governor Tom Wolf and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If Delaware County were to move into the Yellow Phase or the Red Phase, Notre Dame would transition immediately to a complete online teaching/learning environment during those phases.
This plan also calls on every member of the Notre Dame community to embrace our cherished values of mutual respect, integrity (Honor Code), willingness to sacrifice for the common good and foster community bonds across generations. All these values speak to our core identity and Mission.
Due to rapidly changing developments regarding COVID-19, we commit to sharing timely and informative communications with our community through email and our weekly newsletter, ND Weekly. Any new developments will be announced on this page.