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Over £600 raised for CAFOD Coronavirus Appeal

This summer, Notre Dame’s Young Spiritual Leaders challenged students and staff to raise awareness and funds for CAFOD’s Coronavirus appeal, supporting those in the developing world who are facing particular difficulties during a challenging time.

Coronavirus, Covid-19 (Updated 22.10.2020)

COVID-19 News and Updates
This page serves to provide all the information parents and students need to have regarding the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on Notre Dame Plymouth.  It will be updated regularly to ensure the information is as current as possible.

 

*Please note: The two documents below (School Opening Action Plan and Risk Assessment) are live documents and may be changed or updated regularly. 

School Opening Action Plan

Risk Assessment

Overview of Reopening Plans

 

Please refer to the linked documents below for a chronological order of letters from September 2020.  The most recent documents appear at the top.

To view letters and correspondence sent from March – July 2020 please click the following link: http://www.ndonline.org/coronavirus-covid-19/ or http://www.ndonline.org/letters-2019-2020/

 

Posted 22.10.2020

Please find below a link to Mrs White’s most recent letter to parents with reminders about Covid-19 and other school matters.

http://www.ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/41.-Letter-to-Parents_Covid-19_Letter-28_Update1.pdf

 

Posted 29.09.2020 

Please find below links to:

A Guide for Parents to Covid-19 Related Absence - http://www.ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/40.-Covid-Related-Absence-Guide-for-Parents.pdf

Factsheet for Parents, Carers and Over 16s on the NHS Covid-19 App - http://www.ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/40.-NHS-Covid-19-App_Factsheet-for-Parents-Carers-Over-16s.pdf

 

Posted 24.09.2020

Please find attached a letter to parents from Mrs White which has an update and overview on coronavirus and school.

http://www.ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/38.-Letter-to-Parents_Covid-19_Letter-27_Update-and-Overview-with-flowchart.pdf

The link below is to a letter from Public Health England re: testing and symptoms.

http://www.ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/39.-PHE-Letter-to-Parents_23rd-September.pdf

  

 

Posted 16.09.2020

Message from PCC re: COVID-19 and Testing

Please read the letter below by clicking the following link:

http://www.ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/37.-Letter-to-Parents_Covid-19_Message-from-PCC_16-09-2020_Letter-26.pdf

Plymouth City Council have written to parents/carers regarding Covid-19 Testing.  It is important that you read the letter in full.

Thank you.

 

Update: 03.09.2020

Back to School/Face Covering Guidance

Yesterday we wrote to all parents and carers to advise them that following government guidance on 28th August, face coverings (masks or visors) will be compulsory for all students and staff in corridors and communal areas. This is an extra measure to ensure that we are protecting others in our community.

We realise some students and staff […]

Message from PCC re: Covid-19 and Testing

Posted 16.09.2020

Please read the letter below by clicking the following link:

http://www.ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/37.-Letter-to-Parents_Covid-19_Message-from-PCC_16-09-2020_Letter-26.pdf

Plymouth City Council have written to parents/carers regarding Covid-19 Testing.  It is important that you read the letter in full.

Thank you.

Cancellation of Challenge Week 2021

Posted 08.09.2020

Please click on the link below to read the letter in full:

http://www.ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2.-Letter-to-Parents_Cancellation-of-Challenge-Week-2021_08-09-2020_pdf.pdf

It is with regret that we write to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to cancel next year’s Challenge Week which was due to take place in July 2021.

This decision has not been made lightly.  We have considered all of the factors, but due to the present COVID-19 pandemic, we do not feel that we can guarantee the safety of our students taking part in the planned activities across various locations.

We are very disappointed and know that you and our students will undoubtedly feel the same way.  We hope you understand that our decision has been made with your child’s safety and health in mind, as our first priority.

Year 7 Flu Vaccinations

Posted 07.09.2020

Flu Vaccinations for Year 7 Students

Please find below a letter sent on behalf of Virgin Care Immunisation Team who will be administering Childhood Flu Vaccinations to Year 7 students on Monday 21st September 2020 at Notre Dame Plymouth.

In order for your daughter to be given the vaccine, you must complete the online consent form (link is in letter below).

Please note that vaccinations are organised by Virgin Care and any queries regarding the vaccinations should be directed to them. Contact details are included within the letter below.

http://www.ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/1.-Letter-to-Y7-Parents_Flu-Vaccinations-Virgin-Care_07-09-2020_pdf.pdf

Back to School/Face Covering Guidance

Update: 03.09.2020
Yesterday we wrote to all parents and carers to advise them that following government guidance on 28th August, face coverings (masks or visors) will be compulsory for all students and staff in corridors and communal areas.  This is an extra measure to ensure that we are protecting others in our community.
We realise some students and staff will be exempt on medical grounds from wearing face coverings.  The government have outlined who this exemption applies to, those who:

cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment or disability
speak to or provide assistance to someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expression to communicate

SEND and pastoral staff will liaise with families to establish which students fall under these categories for exemption.  A hidden disabilities lanyard, also called the “sunflower lanyard” because of its appearance – a strip of green with a pattern of yellow sunflowers, will be issued to these students to act as a discreet sign for others in our community that they are exempt from wearing a face covering.
Please ensure that your child is equipped with a face covering to wear:

To/from school if they are travelling on public transport
At school in communal areas and corridors and in classrooms where they cannot be forward facing

Students should wash their hands before and after touching their mask – including to remove or put them on – and the safe storage of them in individual, sealable plastic bags between use.  Disposal of temporary face coverings should be into a ‘black bag’ waste bin (not recycling bin).  Reusable face coverings should be placed into a plastic bag when not in use.
The government guidance in full can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools
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Messages for Year 13

  Dear students,

September Opening Plans

Posted 17.07.2020

Please find below a link to Mrs White’s letter to parents/carers outlining the September Opening Plans.

http://www.ndonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/34.-Letter-to-Parents_Covid-19_September-Opening-Plans_Letter-23.pdf

Leaver’s Mass

07.07.2020

A Mass dedicated to all our Year 11 and 13 leavers as they go on their new journeys, as well as our sisters and brothers in our primary schools, was said on Friday 3rd July.

Thank you to Bishop Mark for offering Mass for us.

If you didn’t manage to watch the live broadcast, it is available to view below!

 

Message from our YSLs

24.06.2020 Hi from the ND YSL team!