Health and Safety Updates

Overview

Health and Safety Updates
Air quality, COVID, power outage, and other safety information

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COVID Mitigation Plan update

Jesuit is acutely aware of the state of the COVID virus and its Delta variant and knows we must all still be prudent in our efforts on virus mitigation. The safety of all members of our community has been and will continue to be our first priority. We have learned a great deal on how to safely be in school and safely engage in the many co-curricular and religious activities that are critical for us to advance our mission. Jesuit Sacramento will be following the guidance of public health experts and respond as necessary to the state of the virus in our community. Students will also be given detailed instructions on their expectations at orientations. These policies will be used to begin our school year and will be re-evaluated in mid-September as we anticipate state and county guidelines will be updated. Please see our FAQs for more information on commonly asked questions.

Other updates

The ongoing weekly parent/student communication newsletter is under Weekly Updates in the Press Room section.

News

Recent Increase in Property Crimes
Important Campus Safety Update

Jesuit High School and the neighborhoods surrounding Jesuit have experienced a recent increase in property crimes. The Wilhaggin Del Dayo Neighborhood Association recently shared a special alert about a rash of car burglaries in the area that they have been working with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department to investigate. Similarly, Jesuit has experienced a recent rash of car burglaries.  We too are working with the local sheriff’s department and will continue to provide support for any and all reports that are filed and investigations that they are conducting. 

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Campus Wide Safety Drill on Tuesday, September 7
Students and staff will practice evacuating campus

Jesuit High School will conduct its annual campus-wide safety drill on Tuesday, September 7, between 10:50 – 11:55 a.m. 

Neighbors may hear sirens and announcements or observe students and staff practicing evacuating campus and staging on sidewalks and common areas adjacent to campus.

Again, this is only a practice drill, and there is no need for worry.

NOTE -  The safety drill will include a test of the parent/guardian emergency contact call system which may use one or all methods by emails, calls, and text..

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Modified Campus Activity Due to ‘Unhealthy Air Quality’

AQI form Purple Air regional look at 2 p.m. August 18, 2021

The Sacramento Air Quality Management District and Air Now has listed the current air quality in Sacramento County as Unhealthy.

“Air quality ratings are for the entire county, however, there are denser pockets of air shown on the AQI that may be higher depending on the prevailing winds. Air sensors near the Jesuit High School Sacramento campus are currently reading above 150. 

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Campus COVID Policy & Vaccine FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions About Virus Mitigation: proposed state mandate, masks, vaccine, quarantine, etc.

What are the current quarantine guidelines? Does it change if I’m vaccinated?

The updated CDPH guidelines articulate different protocols for vaccinated and unvaccinated people regarding quarantine. For example, unvaccinated students will likely need to quarantine following a positive exposure, while vaccinated students will not. Jesuit sincerely respects that families have the freedom to make this choice, and we feel it is important that we are honest and transparent regarding the implications of that choice as it pertains to a return to school. Jesuit High School Sacramento follows these guidelines as well as the local Sacramento County Department of Public Health school guidance

Update

Face Coverings
Masks and Face Shields

 

Face coverings policy

Jesuit High School Sacramento continues to follow CDC, CDPH, and Sacramento County public health guidelines. As of July 30, 2021 masks must be worn when indoors by county mandate.

Jesuit also received an update on face coverings in the school setting from Sacramento County and the California Department of Public Health.

To summarize, the following is in effect:

  • INDOORS, all attending, working, or visiting a school campus must wear a mask when inside.
  • OUTDOORS, masks are optional. Individuals may choose to wear their masks if they wish.

The latest guidance from the CDC and CDPH indicate that, after vaccination, universal masking and ventilation are the most important layers of mitigation to stop the spread of COVID-19 in a school setting. The implementation of universal masking in classrooms has been shown to provide the same or better level of protection as physical distancing.

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What should students do in blackouts/evacuations?
Your health and safety come first, then check in with school

Whether it is severe rain, heatwaves, wildfires, or other causes with the potential for power outages or evacuations, we want to remind our students and families that first and foremost, your health and safety come first.

Although the current power outages in our region have not impeded Jesuit Sacramento’s ability to provide online instruction at this time, we understand it could impact some students’ ability to access their online classes.

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Drop-in Campus Visitors
Campus Access for Students, Parents, Volunteers, Prospective Families

Our campus is currently limited access for on-campus learning, camps or events. We encourage visitors to meet via Zoom or phone whenever possible. If you are staff, faculty or listed as an approved vendor with our safety office (ex. working on long term construction project) please refer to our Other Visitors to Campus instructions.

All others, please follow the guidelines:

Step 1: Make an appointment

All appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Please reach out directly to the person or department you need to meet with to begin this process.

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Step 2: Follow campus protocols and virus mitigation efforts

Once you have a confirmed appointment, your campus host/person you are visiting will log the appointment with the main office. Please follow the campus protocols: 

  • Do not come to campus if you or any household members are symptomatic
  • Wear a mask as required while on campus & follow CDC best practices
  • Check-in at Main Office or Business Office (unless otherwise instructed)
  • Take the verbal visitor health assessment upon arrival to verify you do not have any illness symptoms or possible exposures.  These questions include:
    •  Do you have any of the following:
    •  Fever (100.4o or higher)
    •  Sore throat  New cough
    •  New shortness of breath
    •  New muscle aches
    •  Diarrhea  Headache
    •  Unexplained loss of taste or smell
    • Have you had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or been notified that you may have been exposed?

 

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Other Visitors to Campus
Campus Access for Deliveries, Staff, Approved Vendors

If you are a Drop-in Visitor (coming on campus for an extended period of time and not an employee of Jesuit Sacramento) please refer to the Drop-in Visitor instructions

If contactless drop-off or approved vendor

Follow campus protocols

  • Perform a self-check at home 
  • Do not come to campus if you or any household members are symptomatic
  • Wear a mask while on campus & maintain distance

If delivery needing signature/contact

Check-in at Main or Business Office

  • Register
  • Take a visitor health assessment
  • Get a temp check

Follow campus protocols

  • Perform a self-check at home 
  • Do not come to campus if you or any household members are symptomatic
  • Wear a mask while on campus & maintain distance

Employees of Jesuit 

Follow campus protocols

  • Perform a self-check at home 
  • Do not come to campus if you or any household members are symptomatic
  • Wear a mask while on campus & maintain distance
  • Follow employee check-in procedures