Hello, Class of 2024 Parents and Students!
Today marks the official first day of summer. Graduation has come and gone, our digital Summer School programs are in full swing, and that Sacramento summer heat is upon us. I hope that you and your families are happy, healthy, and enjoying the summer sun.
If you can take a quick break from summer fun – I wanted to make sure you have more information about the Class of 2024 Welcome Event we are hosting online next week.
A pre-note from Fr. McGarry, S.J.:
As you know, I have been away from campus for five weeks to receive medical treatment for a heart arrhythmia. I responded well to the treatment and time of rest, and I am happy to be returning to Jesuit High School Sacramento this weekend to resume my ministry as President.
Thank you for your prayers and support during my time of recuperation. The Jesuit High School community remained in my heart and prayers while I was away.
Our messages of congratulations are running on billboards across the area. Check them out through June 7. A special thank you to Marquee Media for making them possible!
“Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31
To our Marauders – our students:
My heart is heavy. After speaking with several students, parents, and members of the faculty and staff over the last few days I wanted to reach out to you personally and directly. Let me start by saying that I unequivocally condemn the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others. This is not and should not be a political statement but rather a matter of basic human dignity.
Seniors and a car-full of their family were invited to drive through and pickup their caps and gowns. Faculty and staff lined up along the route, masked and respecting social distancing to wave homemade signs and cheer on cars. Relive the experience through the great coverage of some of our local stations.
Members of the faculty and staff at Jesuit High School in Sacramento distributed personalized lawn signs to seniors on Thursday, April 30, 2020.
The transition to Jesuit High School Sacramento for many freshmen is a crossroads for self-discovery and change. For Kevin Sheahan ’20, the Black Box Theater is the place where he found his passion and voice.
As a result of Jesuit High School Sacramento’s decision to close its campus for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Plank will be adapting its coverage to meet the needs of its readers during this unusual time. Our mission continues to be serving the Jesuit community with accurate and engaging news and feature stories.
Last February, the Jesuit High School Sacramento La Raza Club took their annual trip to Los Angeles and embraced their Hispanic and Latino heritage by serving impoverished groups who share the same ethnic background.
Blessings to you and your families as we enter into the Easter Triduum. It will likely come as no surprise that Jesuit must formally announce that we will not be able to return to campus for the remainder of this academic year. This decision was made based on guidance from both state officials and local health officials, and in coordination with other local school districts, all of whom have also extended distance learning through the end of the school year.