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Open House, re-imagined for 2020
#FutureMarauder Weekend was a blast!

Open House, re-imagined for 2020

A whole weekend of fun events to help you learn more about Jesuit’s school culture, academics, and athletics.

Events

ON-CAMPUS – Take a Journey Through Jesuit,  Saturday, Oct 17

Immerse yourself from the safety of your car and see all that Jesuit Sacramento has to offer: amazing athletics, outstanding academics, clubs for every passion, music, art, faith & service, and friendships. There were prizes, games, and a glimpse into our school culture.

ONLINE -  Mass, Sunday, Oct 18, 9:00 – 10:00 am

Join other members of our community for an online Mass the morning of October 18. Just as in school, all faiths are welcome. While proudly Catholic, we encourage all students to grow and explore their own faith.

ONLINE – Casual Table Conversations, Sunday, Oct 18, 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

We answered your questions – live! Throughout the afternoon, on the hour, we hosted informal Zoom webinars. Each in the webinar series had a different representative from one of our departments hosting, introducing their program and answering your questions. We encouraged viewers to jump in, jump out, and watch only what sparked their interest.

  • Student Life: 11:00 -11:30 am
  • Campus Ministry / Service & Justice: 12:00 – 12:30pm 
  • Athletics: 1:00 -1:30pm
  • VPA: 2:00-2:30pm 
  • Principal’s Roundtable: 3:00-3:30pm 
Update

Staying Connected – Oct 16
Training, Screening and Return to Campus Update

Dean Theodule leads two students in training

Jesuit High School has now completed our all-class training week ahead of our return to campus that included our first antigen screening performed by Urgent Care Now (UCN), a presentation from school administrators, and a campus tour with specific attention to the various elements for virus mitigation. The student presence on campus was a welcome sight to faculty and staff who have been apart from students for so many months.

Training week began with the Senior class on Monday and we learned a great deal about how to improve this process for the subsequent class trainings and for the first day of classes. Given that this was the first experience of screening and the first time we have conducted trainings to our students on virus mitigation, many important lessons were learned. The seniors were patient and polite and we were proud to see them respond to all of the new changes as respectful young men. Each class thereafter ran smoothly and we were able to fine tune dialogue and presentations ahead of student questions to make sure all students had a grasp of what their return to campus will be like and what the expectations are for next week. Our four days of training oriented and toured 910 students and over 100 employees.  

Bundled into this update are a few details on some of the lessons learned during training week including a message from the physicians at UCN/Immunity on the environmental factors that contributed to false positives on day one. As we move onward, the antigen screening is an important addition to our virus mitigation plan for the safety of our faculty, staff and students. However, as with all plans, this process may evolve or change depending on multiple factors. As we move through the first weeks of on-campus classes, the Safe Return Task Force along with the UCN physicians – in consultation with Sacramento County Health – will assess the feasibility of the program.

Again, please know that we are in this process together and we strive to be transparent and communicative in all we do. First and foremost, we are here to care for our students, faculty and staff always.

Peace,

Michael Wood
Principal

Update

SPECIAL EDITION of Staying Connected – Oct 9
Our Return to Campus, Training Week and Start of In-person Classes

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty, Staff, and Friends

We are excited to welcome students back to campus! The endeavor to return to campus and restructure the second quarter of the fall semester is a large and complex task that we are navigating with a multidisciplinary team. We appreciate your support of this process and your patience as we learn together how to do this effectively and safely. There are many critical details in today’s message from the Leadership Team.

Re-opening of campus on track for third week of October
Leadership outlines the framework for trainings, bell schedule and additional virus mitigation practices

Message from the Jesuit High School Leadership, 

From the start of the pandemic, Jesuit High School Sacramento has followed the guidance of experts in public health, coordinated with local and state authorities, and committed to a return to campus when it is deemed safe to do so. With the improvement in Sacramento County COVID status to the red tier, Jesuit Sacramento is preparing to begin our phased return to campus. While our remote-learning program has been successful, our students need and want to be on campus; all of us at Jesuit Sacramento have been preparing to reintegrate into in-person learning, but we will only do so in a manner that prioritizes safety, sanity, and sustainability.

Plank Article Jackson Sloat ’23

Jesuit Drama prepares for online fall play in remote settings

For the Jesuit High School Sacramento community, much has changed due to the pandemic. While academics and athletics look notably different, another part of Jesuit that has been forced to make adjustments has been Jesuit Drama. The program has gone from in-person shows and rehearsals in the Black Box theatre to Zoom meetings, and performances over live streams.

Update

Staying Connected – Sept 25
Time to do a self-check and see what lies ahead - COVID update, Student Activities, Academics, Faith and Justice.

A message from the Principal to our students, parents, families and friends

It is hard to believe, but we are just two weeks away from the end of the first quarter! It is now time to check in with all members of the community to assess how we are doing and to consider adjustments for the second quarter. While we hesitate to predict the results of feedback before issuing surveys, I am confident that one predominant theme will emerge from the student, parent and teacher responses: the sustainability of our current plan with regard to teacher and student wellness. It is becoming increasingly clear that the demands of distance learning are creating unsustainable and possibly unhealthy levels of stress, fatigue, anxiety, and frustration. We are seeing this in our peer schools and schools nationwide.

Social

Jesuit Art Event
Benefiting Jesuit High School

 

Support Jesuit High School and local artists by joining us for the Jesuit Art Event. The Art Event will include curated pieces from 15 of the top local artists in Sacramento, each one carefully designed and selected to be showcased at this special event. Purchase pieces ranging from paintings, ceramics, prints and drawings — everything from investment-grade art to bargain buys! 

News Henry Krueger ’21

COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique set of challenges for recent Jesuit graduate
Valedictorian has path changed at Stanford

With a large number of colleges opting to go online for the first semester amid concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, many of Jesuit High School Sacramento’s most recent graduates will begin college the same way they ended high school, digitally. 

But while learning online seems to be the main feat most newly graduated students will be forced to conquer, the challenges of some Marauders go beyond the classroom. One of those students is Donghwan Park ’20.

News

New Alumni Coaches for Mock Trial and Speech & Debate
Lending their expertise and supporting our clubs

Many thanks to Robert Fleming ’07 and Alex Bonilla ’19 for their commitment to our students at Jesuit Sacramento. Bonilla, a former JHS Speech & Debate Team Captain, is now a sophomore and member of the Speech and Debate Society at Cornell University and will be serving as Head Coach of Jesuit’s team this year. All current students will be receiving an email with more information on the team’s interest meeting. The first local competition is slated for September 21. 

News

Former Jesuit HS standout aims to become motivational speaker after catastrophic injury
KCRA Sacramento

Updated: 11:23 PM PDT Aug 6, 2020

Former Jesuit High School standout Robert Paylor was paralyzed in the national championship rugby game on May 6, 2017, when the Cal Bears took on Arkansas State.

During the game, Paylor was tackled and broke three vertebrae in his neck.

After years of recovery, Paylor said the accident was the greatest gift so far in his life. As he aims to walk again, Paylor is also taking steps to become a motivational speaker.

Update

Staying Connected – July 31
The start of school

Dear Parents, Students and Friends,

Due to the current state of the coronavirus in Sacramento County and the requirements imposed by state officials, Jesuit cannot reasonably plan for in-person learning by the start of the school year. We are sure this comes as no surprise given the new school guidelines and 14-day COVID status timeframe we shared last week. 

Update

New Marauders Update – July 28, 2020
Schedules

Dear Freshman Parent(s),

Your son has been sent an email to his Jesuit High School email account with instructions on how to access Powerschool and his Fall schedule. Parents will be emailed their access information for Powerschool during the first week of school. Please continue to check PowerSchool as it will have the most current version of your son’s schedule.

Each freshman schedule should contain the following courses:

Update

Staying Connected – July 9
Safe Return Update & Survey
Welcome New Families
Participate in TeachAids Concussion Program

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.).

Update

New Marauders Update – June 20, 2020
A message for those families joining us in fall

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. 

Message from the President and Principal
Reaffirm its commitment to addressing racism in our community

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.

News La Roddric Theodule

Dean’s response — a letter to our students
Reflections on Violence and Unrest

“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.

News

Cap & Gown Pickup ‘Parade’ Brought Joy & Celebration to Jesuit Community
NBC, Fox 40 News, KCRA 3, CBS 13

Festive Cap and Gown Drive-Thru Pickup on Monday, May 4

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.