Parents, Students, and Friends,
Today, we wanted to share an update on the ongoing work of the Safe Return Task Force and school leadership. Our draft of a comprehensive Safe Return Plan has been crafted based on the guidance and recommendations from dozens of agencies and organizations in the areas of public health, educational technology, and Catholic education. As we communicated in our previous message and webinar, this next step in outlining our Safe Return Plan will include Jesuit’s plan on protection and precautions (virus mitigation, face coverings, cleaning, COVID response, the science behind our framework, etc.).
We are now waiting to have the draft of Jesuit’s Safe Return Plan reviewed by medical professionals and experts in public health. As you can imagine, these folks are incredibly busy right now and we want to give them time to review the draft and make recommendations. Our plan is to share the comprehensive plan next week and follow up with a webinar as we did with the presentation of the Academic framework and daily schedule.
As we await feedback on the plan, we continue to move forward by asking for your responses to how the Academic framework and daily schedule will work for your family. You will find a survey below with questions that will allow you to share your family’s personal needs and submit additional questions you may have about returning to campus.
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.