DeMatha is on Spring Break from March 23 through March 30. The school would pick up on-line instruction from March 31-April 24. More detailed information will be provided in the future. We would hope to come back to face-to-face school on Monday, April 27.
During this time, all interscholastic sports are postponed as well as all in-person gatherings. The sophomore retreat and sophomore conversations are postponed and the Mother/Son luncheon is cancelled. The music trip is cancelled for this year. While we would hope that large events such as the New Student Welcome and Academic Awards Night would proceed, it may not be possible to arrange such things in a limited amount of time.
While all of this is disruptive it is not unprecedented. In the fall of 2002 we lost 7 football games, numerous soccer games and cross country meets to the Washington Area Sniper crisis. No one likes to cancel or postpone events but the best public health officials are emphasizing the need to practice social distancing as a way of mitigating the spread.
Thank you for your understanding. We will continue to post updates every couple of days.
Rev. James R. Day, O.SS.T., President
Daniel J. McMahon, '76 Ph.D., Principal