Maret believes that fitness is essential to well being and that athletics teach important life skills that extend beyond the physical. Hard work, personal accomplishment, good sportsmanship, self-discipline, and cooperation are taught at every grade level, from kindergarten through high school. Learn more
Given health and safety concerns, both the MAC and the ISL postponed league-sanctioned athletic competition for 2020. Therefore, the August preseason was canceled. The hope is to resume league play in January, and planning is underway for three abbreviated seasons that would give athletes in all sports the opportunity to compete in 2021.
We will offer creative ways to keep our students active, involved, and safe even if we must remain socially distant. We are considering fitness and strength training, as well as sport-specific skill training, as ways to safely engage our athletes in the months leading up to what we hope will be the start of competition in January.
OUTSIDE SPORTS LEAGUES
Not all sports leagues or organizations follow the CDC recommendations for youth sports. These CDC recommendations help guide Maret’s decision making. Keeping in mind Maret’s Return to School Pledge, we ask students who participate in sports leagues that do not follow CDC recommendations to refrain from coming to campus for seven days after play.
We know how important sports are to some of our students and realize that some families will face a difficult choice between their child participating in outside sports and returning to Maret’s campus. We are here to support all of our students: any who are unable to come to campus will still have access to all of our virtual programs and activities.
TRAVEL AND QUARANTINE GUIDELINES
If you travel to a designated high-risk state,* we ask that you follow DC Department of Health guidelines and quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus.
*High risk states are defined by the DC Department of Health as locations where the seven-day moving average of daily new COVID-19 cases is 10 or more per 100,000 people.
SPORTS PHOTOS BY SUSIE SHAFFER