Volume 11 Number 8                                              October 16, 2020
General News
Talking With Mrs. Tompkins 
Our the first quarter ends on Friday, Oct. 23 and I would like to again commend parents for diligently completing the daily COVID screenings on their students. It will be another Freedom Friday dress down day for our students. Please refer to page 53 of the School Handbook for guidelines on the Dress Down Day dress code. 

We have received some questions recently regarding the protocol for students who have been sent home from school with an illness or who have been absent from school due to an illness. As stated in the Diocese of Harrisburg's Re-Opening Framework:

"Any student with a fever of 100.4 degrees F or greater (38 degrees C or higher) or displaying any coronavirus symptoms (see Appendix A) will be quarantined in a dignified manner in a designated location within the school building.  Parents will be immediately notified to pick their student up.  The student will not be permitted back to school until "fever-free" for a period of 48 hours AND cleared by a physician's note.  Any parent who keeps a student home because of fever or coronavirus symptoms (see Appendix A) will follow the same protocols."

Also, we ask that your student comes to school with his or her own face covering(s). We do have disposable masks available for emergency use, but this supply should not be relied upon for daily use by students. 

Thank you to all the parents/guardians who completed our re-opening survey. We are in the process of compiling the results, and will be sharing them with you in the next few weeks. 

Please remember if you plan a vacation or college visits during the school year and plan to travel to any of the states on the travel advisory list, your student will need to quarantine for 14 days upon his/her return. For a complete list of the states with travel restrictions, please click HERE.

In closing and in keeping with the theme of Respect Life for the month of October, I would like to leave you with this prayer.  

Father, We ask your blessing upon all human life. We know that all people are created in your image and likeness, and are deserving of great respect and dignity. Give all people an awareness of the great value of human life. We also pray for an end to all actions and policies that violate the sanctity of this same life. We pray in Jesus name, Amen.

May God Bless You,

Donna Tompkins
Interim Principal

Fall Open House - Sunday, Nov. 1
"I love Delone Catholic because I am making a lot of new friends and everyone is nice and supportive." ~Sara Lawson '24

There are dozens of reasons why students and parents have fallen in love with Delone Catholic HS. Come and see what there is for your student to love about Delone Catholic. Eighth grade students can pre-register for our scholarship competition and transfer students can take advantage of a Transfer Tuition Grant of up to $3,000. Teachers, administrators, coaches, activity moderators, student ambassadors and parent ambassadors will be available for tours and questions. Registration is preferred, so please scan the QR code or visit the school website at www.delonecatholic.org.

Picture Retake Day - Thursday, Oct. 22 
Picture Retake Day is Thursday, Oct 22. If your student was absent on picture day, he/she may get their picture taken on Oct. 22. If your student is in need of a re-take, he/she must return the full packet, from the first sitting, to the Main Office and sign up for retake day as soon as possible. New picture packets will be given out prior to picture retake day to those students scheduled for re-take.

PTO Meeting Nov. 9 - New Members Welcome!
The Delone Catholic PTO meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the school Library. There is no meeting on Oct. 12. The next meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. The group is welcoming new members. The PTO is an excellent way to join other parents and teachers who want to help to promote Delone Catholic and its students. The PTO raises funds through used uniform sales and Christmas raffle to buy much needed items for teachers. Past purchases have included water bottle filling stations and art tables. The group also participates in open houses and plans the academic banquet. For more information, please contact Mrs. Heather Hillson, PTO president. 

Virtual PHEAA Financial Aid Seminar 
On Nov. 11, 2020, Delone Catholic will be hosting a virtual financial aid seminar hosted by Diona Brown, Representative from PHEAA.  This seminar will be of special interest to senior parents, especially those sending a student to college for the first time.  Discussion topics will include: completion of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form needed to receive federal/state aid, filling out the CSS, the College Scholarship Search Profile, required by some colleges to qualify for scholarships at their school and how to access other scholarship opportunities.  These topics are relevant for students attending any college. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.  Ms. Brown will be available for questions at the conclusion of her presentation.  All senior parents are encouraged to attend. Use THIS LINK to attend the meeting. Attendees will not be able to speak, but can type in questions in the Q & A feature.  

Time to Register for the SATs

From the Alumni and Advancement Office
Alumni: Please Share Your News
You may have graduated or moved on from Delone Catholic High School, but we never stop caring about you or being interested in your life. Use this form to share news with your Delone Catholic family - or to brag about your classmates and friends.
From the Spiritual Life Office
Toys for Tommy
Delone Catholic's Peer Ministry is sponsoring the Toys for Tommy drive. Collection bins will be in the Main Office hallway between Sept. 28 and Oct. 9 or toy donations can be brought to the Spiritual Life Center. Here is a short video about Tommy Laudani '18.

Toys For Tommy Toy Drive!
Toys For Tommy Toy Drive!

One pillar of the SportsLeader Virtue=Strength program is a weekly virtue that we incorporate into our athletic practices and throughout our school community. Every week, we will share them here to encourage the students to take the virtue into their homes as well!

Our virtue this week is TOUGHNESS - the strength to work hard and to work smart, always motivated by a cause. We've shown toughness quite a few times this year, especially in the face of all of the adjustments and changes we have needed to make due to the pandemic. Everyone here at Delone Catholic is very proud of all of our students for that. This week, let's practice the virtue of toughness by not complaining when things get a little challenging.
From the Athletics Department
Employment Opportunity: Freshman Boys' Basketball Coach

Live Coverage of Away YAIAA Sporting Events
Please use THIS LINK from the YAIAA website to access live streaming for events at our opponents' schools this fall.  

From Partner Schools and Parishes
Conewago Christmas Bazaar

Food Truck Festival Fundraiser

Adopt-A-Classroom at St. Joseph Catholic School

Football Mania Fundraiser for St. Joseph School

From Our Community
Eagle Scout Project
Please click HERE to read the letter Dante Tapia Pujals has written regarding his Eagle Scout Project. 

Mission Statement
Delone Catholic High School educates and challenges students 
spiritually, academically, physically, socially and aesthetically, 
within the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. 
This challenge will inspire students to encounter Jesus Christ personally and 
to "Be Doers of the Word."