Keeping Academic Integrity
A message from Dean's Office on avoiding scams & cheating using Bots and AI

Thoughts, tips, and reminders for good ways of helping your son navigate the temptation of cheating.

Dear Parents,

As you may have heard through national broadcast news coverage – AI, Bots, ChatGPT, and several other artificial language-based processing tools are rapidly making their way into daily lives. Many of these are now in formats specifically marketed to high school students and have created a whole new world of temptation for students. 


Paris, Dordogne and the Côte d’Azur during 2024 Spring Break
To lock in your early bird pricing pay deposit before May 1

Mar 28-Apr 05, 2024 during Spring Break

Bonjour to all Francophiles and world travelers! With this well-organized itinerary, you will experience many of the highlights of France during spring break, and someone else has made all of the arrangements!  We will experience Paris, bien sûr, celebrate Easter in a French church, visit Bordeaux and the Dordogne valley, spend a few nights in the quaint medieval city of Sarlat-la-Canéda and experience the caves of Lascaux IV, before exploring Provence and its wonders, including the seaside cliff village of Èze, Nice, and Monaco.


Student Drop-off/Pick-up
Please remember to respect neighbors and use designated drop-off areas

Freshman and Sophomores – American River Dr

  • Drop-off along American River Drive
  • No u-turns, please watch for bikers and pedestrians
  • Students walk and enter campus off American River Drive through gates by Parking Lot E
  • Remember always park on the school side of the street and be respectful of neighbors
  • Students should avoid crossing American River Drive, except at designated crosswalks

Juniors and Seniors – near Chapel/Gym

  • Please enter through the main entrance (O’Donnell Entrance off Fair Oaks)
  • From there you will be guided to drop your student off near the Chapel or the Gym
  • Students must park in campus lots with a valid permit from Dean’s Office

Virtual Parking Map

Jacob Lane is for Staff and Visitor parking only. No student drop-off/pick-up on Jacob Lane.


Request an Early Dismissal or Report Absence, Late Arrival
By phone, online, or in-person

New online option to report tardies and absences or request early dismissals. 

To Request an Early Dismissal

Before 9:00am by phone

1. Call the attendance line (916) 480-2135 to leave a voicemail message. This can be done the night before or the morning of the appointment up until 9:00am. Messages left after 9:00am may not be processed. 

2. Remind your son to stop by the Dean’s Office to pick up an Early Dismissal Slip. Your son will present this slip to their teacher to be released from class. 


Dress Code FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions about the school dress code

Do I need a blazer on “Dress Attire” days and does it need to be branded for Jesuit?

No, on Dress Attire days, which are usually for Mass, students do not need to wear a blazer. If you would like to wear a blazer, sport coat, or suit they do not need to be Jesuit branded. (We do not sell any branded sport coats in any of our stores.)

Can students wear shorts for Standard Dress?

Yes. Like the pants, they must be khaki-style or chino-style shorts. No athletic shorts are permitted outside of PE/Athletics. Pants and shorts must be a solid color.

Image of thermometer over 90 degrees with sky and sun in the background

Heat Monitoring Policy
Keeping students, faculty, athletes, and guests safe

When a high heat advisory has been issued

Jesuit monitors heat carefully throughout the day when temperatures rise. As there are many variables with heat and humidity, we rely on our onsite medical staff and athletic trainers to advise when steps to protect the health and safety of those on the Jesuit Sacramento campus will be necessary.


Important Dates for the Academic Year
Calendar Planning — First Day, Holidays, Finals

This quick “at-a-glance” calendar includes major school holidays and traditions that our school year is built around. Our more detailed calendar will publish on our website later this summer. As we move forward together, we want you to have these important dates for your planning.


*dates are as of 2/28/2023


August 16: Mandatory Soph/Junior/Senior Orientations (more details to come)

August 17: Mandatory Freshman Orientation (more details to come)

August 18: First Day of Instruction

September 4: Labor Day; No Classes, Offices Closed

October 23: Feast of the North American Martyrs Holiday; No Classes, Offices Closed

November 10: Veterans’ Day Holiday; No Classes, Offices Closed

November 20-24: Thanksgiving Holiday

December 18-20: Finals

December 21-January 5: Christmas Break


January 1: New Year’s Day

December 21-January 5: Christmas Break

January 15: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; No Classes, Offices Closed

February 19: Presidents’ Day Holiday; No Classes, Offices Closed

February 19-23: Student Mid-Semester Break

March 28-April 5: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Break

May 20-22: Finals

May 22: Last Day of Instruction

May 23: Baccalaureate Mass, Class of 2024

May 25: Graduation, Class of 2024


Download a printable year 2022-2023 calendar

2022 (as of October 10)

October 17: Feast of the North American Martyrs – Jesuit Holiday

November 11: Veteran’s Day – Holiday

November 21–25: Thanksgiving Break 

December 19, 2022 – January 3, 2023: Christmas Break


January 1: New Year 

December 19, 2022 – January 3, 2023: Christmas Break

January 16: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Holiday

February 20: President’s Day – Holiday

February 20–24: Mid Semester Break

April 6–14: Holy Thursday & Good Friday, Easter – Spring Holiday Break

May 17: Last Day of Instruction

May 18: Baccalaureate Liturgy, Class of 2023

May 20: Graduation, Class of 2023

May 29: Memorial Day

June 12: Summer School Begins


Parent 101 Materials
Quick reference guide for incoming families on navigating tech, books, dress code and more

Before school, we host Survival Skills 101 — an interactive session for new families with school administration and staff. This presentation is an opportunity for parents/guardians to have questions answered in regard to technology, textbooks, dress code, and more. 

Download the Parent 101 Presentation for Class of 2026

Download the Parent Information for Incoming Students


ID cards must be presented for Cafe account purchases
Forgot or need a replacement ID card? Go to Dean's Office

Students must have an official school ID with them while on campus. IDs are also needed for all MySchoolBucks food purchases.

If a student loses or misplaces his student ID card and needs a replacement, student ID cards are available for purchase and can be reprinted in the Dean’s Office for $10.

If a student forgets his card, he should check in with the Dean’s office prior to lunch.


Dress Code & Personal Appearance Policy
Includes examples and dress policies for standard, casual and dress attire

Jesuit High School believes that student appearance has an impact on attitude and behavior. It is the responsibility of parents to see that their student is properly dressed and groomed for school. Students are expected to adhere to the dress code throughout the school day and they are to be properly groomed at school-sponsored events. Violations will result in detention (JUG). Students found to be in flagrant or repeated violation may be denied entrance into class and/or sent home from school.


PE Clothes Ordering Info
Additional info available in student's Google classroom

Students will receive information and a link in their PE Google Classroom on how to purchase a lock and clothes. First semester PE classes are given priority in ordering items, we do have some inventory available for purchase. 

We also understand that many families are waiting for orders to arrive. Students are not required to be in PE dress the first full week of classes. Please encourage your student to speak with his PE teacher if he has any concerns.


Campus Security: Item Pick-up and Drop-off Procedures
Go through Dean's Office during school hours to drop items off for students

Did your student forget something? 

Use Jacob Lane Entrance and Dean’s Office/Main Office for item pick-up/drop-off

If you need to pick up or drop off an item for your son during the school day, please do so on Jacob Lane through the Dean’s Office, and not from the Fair Oaks entrance near the Gym/Harris Center area. Our Campus Security Team works hard to identify people who are coming onto campus during the course of the school day and your attention to this drop-off/pick-up procedure will help them to maintain the safety of everyone on c


Closed Campus
Jesuit High School remains a closed campus during the course of the school day

It is our expectation that students will not switch from on-campus learning to distance learning (or vice versa) during the course of the day without a parent notifying the Dean’s Office. Any student who needs to leave campus early or arrive on campus late for any reason should have a parent/guardian leave a message for the Dean’s Office through the attendance line. This communication is critical for the Dean’s Office to maintain accurate attendance records for all students that are present on campus. 


7 Principles of Constructive Dialogue
Framework for respectful conversations for our community

Taken from the updated Faculty Handbook (Appendix E-7 Principles of Constructive Dialogue)

To guide our conversations, all members of our community will commit to following the 7 Principles of Constructive Dialogue. These Principles will provide the framework for respectful conversations so we may all learn and grow from each other’s insights and perspectives.

  1. Presume good intentions
    If someone says something you disagree with or which you don’t understand, assume that the person has good intent. Ask questions and seek first to clarify, not to disregard the comment. St. Ignatius of Loyola reminds us that we should be “more ready to put a good interpretation on another’s statement than to condemn it as false.”
  2. Use “I” statements
    Your experience is true for you, but it may not be universal. Speak about your experiences and things that are true for you. Use statements that begin with “I think that…,” “I feel….,” or “It seems to me….” Avoid statements that begin with “You know how you…..,” “We all believe….,” or “Everyone knows…..” 
  3. Understand that the speaker’s experience is valid for him/her
    Although an individual’s experience may be different than yours, that doesn’t make it any less