COVID-19

DISTANCE LEARNING COMPLETED MAY 15; PLAN TO START SCHOOL ON CAMPUS AUGUST 6

Following Governor Bill Lee's recommendation to close schools in Tennessee for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year back on April 15, Davidson Academy followed his recommendation and continued to utilize our customized distance learning program for the next month (two month span of distance learning in total) through the remainder of the 2019-2020 published school calendar. Our final day of instruction was Friday, May 15.

We are proactively committed to providing a memorable prom and graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020. For now, Prom is scheduled for Friday, June 19. Plus, graduation festivities for our seniors will be held during the week of June 22. See link for updated schedule.
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Plus, we plan to reopen the Davidson Academy campus for in-person instruction for students on Thursday, August 6 (as of 5/22/20).

Together, we are DA!


DA Distance Learning Presentations

Please see the Distance Learning presentations for each level:

Elementary School
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Middle School
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High School
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COVID-19 Communications to Parents

List of 13 news stories.

  • Davidson Academy Plans to Reopen for School on August 6

    Dear DA Family,

    We are actively preparing to reopen our campus for in-person instruction for our students on August 6. Over the last several weeks, we have been working diligently to put together a comprehensive plan for reopening school, on schedule, with the health and safety of our students, families, faculty, and staff, as the top priority. 
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  • End of School Year Message from Headmaster Joe Bradley - May 15, 2020

    Dear DA Family,
     
    As we finish the 2019-2020 school year today, I'd like to congratulate all the students, who have persevered and endured by doing great work these last two months and really all year long. You've made it! 
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  • A Message From Headmaster Joe Bradley - April 27, 2020

    Dear DA Families,
     
    We have several exciting events coming up, including the high school awards later today via Zoom.
    Please click HERE to view a message from Headmaster Joe Bradley with more details.


     
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  • Revised Senior Calendar 2020

    Seniors and Senior Families,
     
    There are so many people here at Davidson Academy that are so proud of the Class of 2020. Who could have imagined that we would move from Spring Break to Remote Learning and actually stay there.
     
    A committee of hard working teachers and staff members have been working since Spring Break on the "what ifs". What if we don't get back until May, what if we can't get together at all, what if the year comes and goes and Covid-19 is still making people sick?
     

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  • Distance Learning Continues Through the 2019-2020 Published School Calendar

    Following Governor Bill Lee’s recommendation to close schools in Tennessee for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, Davidson Academy will follow his recommendation and continue to utilize our distance learning program through the remainder of the 2019-2020 published school calendar. You will be hearing directly from Dr. Shrader and Mrs. Colley next week with regards to specific year-end events planned within the Upper School, Middle School and Elementary School.

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  • Safer At Home Through April 24, 2020 - Headmaster Joe Bradley

    As a result of today’s State of Metro address, in which Mayor John Cooper announced extending the “Safer At Home” order through April 24, to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Davidson Academy will continue to follow Mayor Cooper’s directive to keep our campus closed through Friday, April 24.

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  • Distance Learning in Full Swing - Headmaster Joe Bradley

    With Davidson Academy being located in Davidson County, we are currently operating under the directive of Mayor John Cooper’s “Safer At Home” order to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This will keep our campus closed through Sunday, April 5, while now implementing our distance learning strategy.

    As many of you have heard by now, Governor Bill Lee recently extended his recommendation to close public schools in Tennessee from Tuesday, March 31, to Friday, April 24. While we process daily updates from our local, state, and federal leaders, we continue to closely monitor the ever-changing landscape with COVID-19.

     
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  • Principal's Press - DA Distance Learning MS/HS Info - March 22, 2020

    Dear Middle School and High School Families,
    As our Spring Break comes to a close, I know you have many questions. Don't worry, just like our Lord promised, as to eating, drinking, and having clothes. All your questions about schooling will be answered as we move forward. If you become confused or frustrated, email me at tshrader@davidsonacademy.com or text or call me at 615-566-9955. Do not worry about bothering me; I'm available anytime. 
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  • A Message From the Book of Matthew - Headmaster Joe Bradley

    As we head into the weekend, I'd like to share a message of encouragement with you from the book of Matthew, Chapter 6, Verses 25-26.

    Please watch the video message here: 
     
     
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  • From the Prayer Garden - Headmaster Joe Bradley

    Please view this message from Headmaster Joe Bradley, as he joins us from the Dr. Jan Baldwin Prayer Garden today:
     
     
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  • Lower School Press - Distance Learning - March 19, 2020

    Dear Elementary Families,

    Last week our students and teachers were busy wrapping up the third quarter and anticipating spring break! No one could have predicted where we find ourselves today. Over the last 7 days, our amazing team of professionals has worked diligently to create an entirely new method of instruction for your children. While nothing can replace the daily interactions our teachers have with our students in classrooms, we are creating a space for students and teachers to maintain those relationships.

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  • Words of Encouragement from Headmaster Joe Bradley

    As we navigate through these uncharted waters with the spread of COVID-19, Headmaster Joe Bradley provides these words of encouragement for you and your family.
     
    Please view Mr. Bradley's message through this link:
     
     
     
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  • School Will Be Closed Through March 31, 2020

    As many of you have heard by now, Governor Bill Lee has mandated that all schools in Tennessee remain closed through Tuesday, March 31, to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
     
    What does that mean for Davidson Academy?
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Archive

COVID-19 SCAMS ON COMPUTERS AND SMARTPHONES

Cybercriminals are looking to profit from pandemic fears – using concerns about a human-transmitted virus to spread computer viruses, if you will – with a fresh crop of malicious software and scams. 
Please read the info in the below attachment to help you avoid potential COVID-19 scams:
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Coronavirus Response Plan - Initial Schedule

On Monday, March 16, Governor Bill Lee recommended all schools in Tennessee remain closed through Tuesday, March 31, to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Our teachers will be participating with ONLINE in-service days on Monday, March 23, and Tuesday, March 24, with the intention to begin remote learning on Wednesday, March 25. This plan will include your student interacting daily with their teachers remotely.
Your individual building principal will be communicating directly to you with official details for the remote learning plan designated for specific grade levels.
In addition, all athletics and extracurricular activities are canceled through the March 31 date that Governor Lee has chosen for statewide school closures.

Health officials remind everyone to take steps to stop the spread of germs like COVID-19.
These include:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for twenty seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Stay away from people who are sick
  • Refrain from shaking hands and instead bump elbows
Additionally, we want to reinforce that there is not an active concern of COVID-19 within our school community. Let’s all do our part in practicing the recommended social distancing strategy to help slow down the spread of the virus, while we move to a remote learning strategy starting Wednesday, March 25.


Check Your myDA Account

Please make sure to check your myDA account daily for updated information pertaining to our distance learning strategies moving forward. We will post Zoom parent meetings there under the Groups section, in case you happen to miss a meeting.