Outdoor School Activities Adjusted Due To Excessive Heat Warning
Health and Safety Update
Due to the extreme heat continuing this week in the Sacramento Region, Jesuit High School is adjusting all outdoor activities. The schedule changes follow Sacramento County Public Health and Department of Emergency Services’ recommendation to postpone or cancel outdoor events.
- Spirit Week outdoor lunch and community period events will be held the week of September 19 ahead of the Homecoming Dance Saturday, September 24. A new schedule will be posted later today.
- Athletic team practices will now be held in the morning or evening. Coach communications were sent via email and posted to Google Classroom. The Water Polo match vs. Rocklin has been rescheduled.
- Large indoor spaces will be open at lunch, during the Community Period, and after school as cooling centers. This includes the Harris Center and Welcome Center.
STILL CONTINUING AS SCHEDULED:
- All classes and indoor activities
- Spirit Week free dress theme days
- Team Care and Suicide Prevention Week indoor activities and messaging (Therapy Dog visit will be held inside the Counseling and Wellness Center spaces).
- Community Period office hours and other planned indoor activities are available as scheduled. We are not asking that students be picked up earlier than normal.
- The Cove shopping Thursday 11:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
- Holy Bowl Rally Friday evening in the Barry Gym
- Sustainable Saturday morning river clean-up
- Holy Bowl football games at Hughes Stadium Saturday evening
In the event a large power outage or other mechanical failure affects the campus, Jesuit High School families will be provided critical information about safety and calls to action through social media, the school website, and the emergency notification system.
ADDITIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY INFORMATION
Jesuit Sacramento puts the safety of our students, faculty, and staff first and reminds our community to take precautions. Heat exhaustion can come on suddenly and unexpectedly if people do not take precautions to protect themselves outdoors in excessive heat. Signs of heat exhaustion include dizziness, redness, a headache, and nausea. To avoid heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses, take the following precautions:
- Hydrate: Drink plenty of water and electrolyte drinks such as propel or Gatorade to replenish hydration. Avoid alcoholic beverages.
- Remain indoors as much as possible, particularly during the hottest part of the day, 12:00 -8:00 pm
- While outdoors, seek shade as much as possible with long-sleeve loose fitting clothing and a hat.
- Wear sunscreen even if outdoors for small increments. A sunburn will make it harder for your body to regulate its temperature.
- Avoid any exercise or strenuous activity outdoors or in spaces without air conditioning.
If you do not have access to a cool space, utilize the cooling centers and spaces around the area. For more tips on keeping you, your family, and pets safe during hot weather, read these Severe Weather Tips from Sacramento County.