General News
Talking with Mrs. Tompkins
Dear Delone Catholic Families,

Friday will be another Freedom Friday dress down day. Please share this information with your student(s) and have them follow the dress down day guidelines in the School Handbook. We appreciate the students' and parents' commitment to performing their daily screening.

Water Main Directives (Reminder)
Work has begun on the water main outside of our school. Oxford Avenue is currently closed. As we communicated previously, water will NOT be cut-off to the school, however the project will interrupt our normal arrival and dismissal procedures. Students will still need to enter and exit through the main entrance of the school on South Oxford Avenue. Families who are dropping off students or picking them up will need to find a parking space to do this. In the morning, we ask that you do not park in the school parking lot, since those spaces are reserved for students and faculty members. You may pull into the parking lot to drop your student off near the walkway to the front entrance. In the afternoon, you may use available spaces in the parking lot to wait for your student(s) to be dismissed. There may also be available parking on South Street. Please be patient and use caution with these temporary new arrival and dismissal procedures. Many students and faculty members will be walking into and around the school during arrival and dismissal. We will keep you abreast of the project’s progress as best as we can.

Updated Health and Safety Information
We have received some updates to our health and safety guidelines from the Diocese of Harrisburg regarding students or faculty members who have had COVID-19. If a student or faculty member has tested positive for COVID-19 and has recovered, then they will be treated differently if they are identified as a close contact. Those who have tested positive and recovered must still wear a mask, maintain social distance and practice good hygiene procedures. However, he or she will not need to quarantine after a close contact if that contact is with 90 days of the date of clearance from COVID-19. Please understand that this does not apply to presumed positive cases of COVID-19, only those with documented positive test results.

Snow Make-Up Day & Virtual Wednesdays
Monday, February 15 is a snow make-up day and will be a virtual B day. By incorporating virtual Wednesdays into our monthly schedule, we have seen a benefit in a reduced number COVID cases and need for contact tracing at Delone Catholic . We have planned to keep virtual Wednesdays during the month of February and will reevaluate for March near the end of the month. On February 3, 10, 17 and 24, we will follow the virtual half-day schedule with morning instruction and independent work in the afternoon.

Friday, January 29 is the annual March for Life. While our Spiritual Life Director is working in conjunction with our Respect Life Club to have some virtual participation in this event, I am sharing a LINK for a March for Life Novena.

May God Bless You,
 
Donna Tompkins P '06, P'10
Interim Principal
Neumann Scholarship Foundation
Please click HERE for information on the Diocese of Harrisburg's Neumann Scholarship Foundation. Application deadline for this tuition assistance is March 1. You can apply by clicking HERE.
Virtual School Tour
We recently completed a Virtual School Tour and are super proud of our students who led the tour. Check it out HERE and share it with your friends and family who may be considering Delone Catholic High School.
Attention Students: Pictures Needed for Yearbook
Senior Baby Pictures Wanted: Thanks to all seniors who have sent in their baby pictures to be included in the yearbook--we've received some great ones so far. If any senior still wishes to submit a baby picture, you still have time! You can email a digital version to Mr. Fournie at jfournie@delonecatholic.org, or you can submit a physical copy. Remember to put your name on the physical copy so we can return it to you as soon as possible.

Adventure Pictures Wanted: Calling all adventurous Squires and Squirettes: the yearbook will be highlighting adventurous activities students and faculty participate in outside of school as part of our theme "Adventure Awaits." If you participate in any adventurous activities outside of school, please send photos to Mr. Fournie at jfournie@delonecatholic.org or Mrs. Gross in the marketing department at lgross@delonecatholic.org.
Ready for High School?
To print a copy of the checklist, click HERE.
High School Placement Test Registration
Delone Catholic desires a smooth and strong transition from grade school to high school for every student. To help ensure incoming freshmen are placed in the courses where they can be most successful, we require each student to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The test covers English, science and math.

Testing will take place at Delone Catholic HS in the school cafeteria. Arrival time is 8:30-8:45 a.m. Testing begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. Students are asked to bring #2 pencils and a pen. Cell phones need to powered off and put away during testing. Snacks and drinks will be available during the breaks. Students will be dismissed by 1:15 p.m.

The High School Placement Test is being given on Saturday, January 16, 2021 (snow make-up date: Saturday, January 23, 2021) and Saturday, February 13, 2021 (snow make-up date: Saturday, February 20, 2021)

To register for the test, please complete the Placement Test Registration Form. For more information please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart, Director of Enrollment and Outreach at 717-637-5969 Ext. 206.
Placement Test for Algebra II/Trigonmetry
Any incoming freshman student who is currently taking an 8th grade Algebra class with an average of 87 percent or higher is invited to take the Algebra II Trigonometry placement test. If the student passes the test with at least a 75 percent, maintains an average of 87 percent or higher, and is recommended by his/her current teacher, he/she will be eligible to take Algebra II Trigonometry as a freshman when enrolling at Delone Catholic High School. The Algebra II Trigonometry placement test will be given on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 9-10:30 a.m. (snow make-up date is Saturday, March 6, 2021) at Delone Catholic High School. Students should report to the main entrance on S. Oxford Avenue between 8:45 and 8:55 a.m. Students will be given 1 ¼ hour to complete the test and should be picked up by 10:30 a.m. To register for the test, please click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Mrs. Candy Sneeringer at csneeringer@delonecatholic.org  
From the 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
Virtue=Strength
Our virtue theme this week is that of PERSPECTIVE - the strength to have a true understanding of the relative importance of things. Many times we can forget the importance of the process, the journey, the time together in whatever we are doing as a group or team. The bond of a true community where each person truly loves one another, cares for one another and is willing to sacrifice, sweat and work tirelessly for one another. Those moments are what help us gain the perspective of what is truly important in life. This week, listen to your grandparents, an older teacher or an elderly neighbor this week.
From the Athletics Office
Employment Opportunities
Action photos from fall sports, including marching band, are now available for purchase from Brienne Richelle Photography.

Action photos from the 2020 fall sports season are available for purchase at the following link:https://briennarichellephotography.client-gallery.com/gallery/2020-2021-delone-action-photos
Orders will be shipped directly to you and digital photos are available as well.
Employment Opportunities
Important Information for Winter Sports Spectators
Click HERE to read a letter from the Athletic Director regarding spectators at winter sporting events.

Click HERE to review the Winter Sports Spectator guidelines
From the Community
Calendar Raffle to Support St. Teresa of Calcutta School
Support The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation
Every first Wednesday of the month, Maggie's of Westminster will donate $1.00 for each 5 oz. uncooked crab cake purchased at 217 Frederick Street in Hanover from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation. PRE-ORDERS are ENCOURAGED! Please contact:

Kim Pisula – (443) 744-0146 or Matt Pisula – (410) 905.9939

Thank you for your support!
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."