Dear Parents, Students, Faculty, and Staff
Congratulations Class of 2022! A reminder to our returning families that we will switch to a monthly update over the summer—June 15 and July 15.
A few upcoming dates to keep in mind:
Let us all remember to take a breath as we prepare for our finals week. This time of year is a bittersweet transition—we get ready to send forth our Class of 2022 as Men for Others, and we welcome our newest Marauders! Class of 2026 don’t forget to check your Welcome page for events, info, and resources. A.M.D.G.
After not having use of home turf for the end of the winter soccer season and all of the spring season, we finally have some great news on the warranty replacement – work is beginning this week. AstroTurf will be on-site starting demolition of the top layer and other work over the next 4-5 weeks to complete the project, which will see a new surface and graphic field design.
To protect players and spectators and make the best use of school facilities, Jesuit High School has applied to the County of Sacramento seeking approval for a Use Permit Amendment to install state-of-the-art lights in the stadium. The need for lighting has become increasingly evident due to the extreme late summer and fall heat, particularly for football, causing stadium conditions that present significant health risks for players, event participants, and spectators.
The proposed lighting technology eliminates light trespass and has been reviewed and certified by the International Dark-Sky Association to respect neighboring residents. Moreover, with an emphasis on moving our home football games to Friday nights, away from competing weekend daytime campus activities, will relieve traffic and reduce parking intrusion into the surrounding neighborhoods.
Over the last few weeks, there have been reports of a small uptick in COVID cases throughout the Sacramento region and in a few local schools. As has usually been the case, we have also seen a similar uptick in cases reported amongst our community.
We want to remind you of several key practices that can help everyone in our community to remain safe from COVID so we can enjoy and celebrate our upcoming events:
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Jesuit is providing these resources as a practical way to help parents start conversations around racism and Anti-Semitism. Please note that Kidshealth.org is not a Catholic resource though it does provide guidance to help parents talk about race which is in line with Catholic Social Teaching.
Shared with parents and students Tuesday morning, May 3, 2022.
Dear Jesuit High School Community:
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of sophomore Luke Felsted. With the family’s permission, we share that his death was by suicide. We mourn his passing and grieve his absence in our community.
Mourning the death of a student is perhaps the hardest thing we do as a school community. It is during these times that we rely on the strength of our faith in God and in one another.
EL DORADO HILLS (CBS13) — You won’t hear 16-year-old Bassem Mansour, Jesuit High School class of 2023, gripe about getting out of his wheelchair. He’s proud to show his progress and he has come a long way.
“I just remember waking up in the ER not being able to feel or move anything below my chest,” he said.
Bassem was riding his bike in October 2020 when a pickup truck sideswiped him and then dragged him 50 feet.
“I was kind of laying there basically lifeless with just my head working,” said Bassem.