November 3, 2020

Dear Titan Families, 

The Office of Catholic Schools has announced a plan for grades K-5 to apply for waivers to return to campus. While this plan does not yet allow for middle school/junior high and high schools to apply, we remain grateful for this progressive step forward. 

Please take a moment to review the latest Office of Catholic Schools update, which includes detailed results information from its most recent survey. 

With this next step forward, we pray for a safe reopening for our partner schools, and continue to prepare for our students to also return to campus.

As a reminder, our next School Board meeting will host an open session regarding our return to campus and further information about our reopening plans and updates. More information regarding the meeting day will be available once further directives are received. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we await additional direction from the Office of Catholic Schools and Bishop Rojas regarding our campus return. 

Blessings,

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October 21, 2020

Dear ND Community,

As we move into our 2nd quarter, we reflect on our time in Catholic Online Synchronous Learning at Notre Dame. We are blessed to have amazing teachers, supportive staff, and dedicated students. We continue to monitor our county's movement through the Tier system, work with our community on reopening plans, and value the Office of Catholic Schools/Bishop's Office's support. 

Please read the latest update (attached) from Most Reverend Alberto Rojas, Coadjutor Bishop of San Bernardino, regarding school reopening and take a few minutes to complete the Diocesan survey. Your feedback is essential as the office continues gathering data for school reopening plans. 

Parent Return to School Survey (English)

Encuesta Para Regresar a la Escuela (Español)

Your support and faith continue to lead our community.

Many Blessings,

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October 7, 2020 

Dear Titan Families, 

The month of October is always a celebration of life as we recognize those who have fought, are fighting, or have lost their battle with cancer. Although this year’s celebration looks different than usual, we refuse to let that keep us from honoring our loved ones. While we’re unable to gather together for our annual Pink Brunch, there are still many ways our community can partake in honoring our fighters, survivors, and angels. Please visit our website at https://www.notredameriverside.org/pink to learn more about our cause and how you can participate in our ND Goes PINK celebration this October! 

As we wrap up our first quarter and roll into the second half of the semester, please remember to stay focused and thrive! Quarter grades can be viewed on Schoology and will be recorded on your official transcript. Please use the coming week to carefully review your grades before the end of the quarter on Friday, October 16th. 

We regret to inform our families that Mrs. Brittney McKeehan has accepted another job opportunity, and her final day with Notre Dame will be on October 16th. During Mrs. McKeehan’s time at ND, she has created a vibrant Student Services office and will surely be missed. Please join us in thanking Mrs. McKeehan as we pray for many blessings in her new endeavor.  

Campus Survey

We appreciate your time and attention to the Return to Campus Survey. If you have not completed the survey, please expect to hear from our counselors as we must ensure we have received all responses. Additionally, we will follow up with families who have chosen undecided and need more information to make a decision. Once a reopening date is announced, we will host a Zoom meeting for On Campus Students and Distance Learning Students on the protocol/procedures moving forward. 

Blessings,

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September 28, 2020

Dear Titan Families, 

Riverside County moved to the Red Tier of the state's reopening plan last week, bringing us one step closer to resuming classes on campus. Diocesan preschool programs will begin in-person instruction on October 1, and if our county stays in the Red Tier for two weeks, K-12 grade schools will be able to revisit their reopening dates.

We have been blessed to have small groups of students on campus for athletic training and community participation during our college/career month. We thank those families for allowing your student to participate in our safe social distance activities. These small events help our students and staff familiarize themselves with safety protocols and procedures.   

As we continue preparing our safe-return to campus, we need your feedback. We kindly request that every family completes the student-return form below, as results will provide us with vital information as we review our reopening plan. 

Complete Form Here

If you have additional questions, please view or submit to our FAQ page here.  We will address them individually or for the community as a whole. Additionally, you can refer to our reopening plan presented at the beginning of the summer on our website at https://www.notredameriverside.org/covid-19/returning-to-campus.

Your time and attention to the survey are much appreciated. Please continue to stay well and safe during this time.

Grace and Blessings,

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August 13, 2020

Dear Titan Families, 

We've made it through our first week of the 2020-2021 school year! We're virtually excited to have you with us this school year, and can't wait to hear about your first week's experiences! We owe a huge thank you to our supportive ND community as we navigate through this new chapter. To the behind the scenes teams who got us ready for the first day, the teachers who guide us through our daily routine, and to our families for saying yes to Catholic Online Synchronous Learning. The start of this school year may be different from what we planned, but we are creating innovative experiences to keep our community Titan Strong. Our New Student Orientation was a success, and it was great to see you in person for iPad pickups.

We look forward to guiding your students' educational journey and can't wait to connect with you! Enjoy your first week back, and let us know how we can continue to serve you. #TitanStrong

Blessings,

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June 17, 2020

Dear Notre Dame Community,

Announced earlier today by the state, all counties who have reported cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days will require to begin the 2020-2021 school year remotely. Riverside County falls under that criteria, therefore, changing Notre Dame’s reopening plans to have our faculty and students on campus. 

This change means we will begin the school year in Distance Learning on Friday, August 7, 2020. We will be prepared to start our block schedule with class instruction via our Schoology LMS, Zoom, and teacher office hours.  We will continue to provide further information to ensure all students are comfortable with our first day of Distance Learning as we continue to work daily on how to provide your child with academic excellence as well as a virtual environment where our community will stay connected.

We will continue preparing a safe and healthy environment on our campus as we await the return of our students for this coming year. Your continued support and understanding encourage us as we prepare for the new school year. Essential staff members will return to campus starting August 11, 2020, to help answer questions or to handle daily operations. 
 

Please visit our website regularly for COVID updates or to view our FAQ page.

Grace and Blessings,

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