Principal's Messages


The importance of academic integrity – a message from the Dean of Students
5 recommendations to discuss as a family

Dear Jesuit Parents – we are sharing below a message which was sent to your student this afternoon. Please take a moment to read and discuss with your son. 

April 30, 2021

“In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy.  And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you” – Warren Buffett

President's Letter Michael Wood ’99

Navigating our world together, rooted in our Catholic Jesuit tradition

To our Jesuit High School Community:

We take great pride in the fact that our alumni, parents, students, faculty, administration, and Board of Trustees are all committed to our school’s wellbeing. To produce Men for Others who are academically, ethically, spiritually, and morally prepared for college and life’s challenges has always been our mission, consistent with the Catholic Church’s teachings. With every graduating class, our young men make their way to very diverse careers, able to inquire, learn, and discern.

News Michael Wood ’99

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

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.

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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 Michael Wood ’99

Reflections on Violence and Unrest
A Letter from Our Principal

“Love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce.”

   —Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Former Superior General of the Society of Jesus  

Parents, Students, and Friends,

This has been a difficult week in our nation and our city. I am grieved by George Floyd’s killing and the aftermath of violence. As a Jesuit school, we are called to work for justice and reconciliation—and this aspect of our mission has never been more necessary and, perhaps, has never been more difficult.

For more than 200 years, our nation’s Jesuit schools, from middle schools to high schools to universities, have used education as our tool for promoting integral human excellence in our students. This excellence is not for the sake of personal gain, but rather for moral citizenship that seeks to promote justice. This justice requires that we act against the overt yet unrecognized racism that exists in our community and even in our own hearts. Our work takes time, but our work has made a difference for the good. It is still imperfect and ongoing. 

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August 2019 Principal’s Newsletter

Parents and Friends,

I hope this message finds you well and that your summer activities have been restful and joyful. Since I last wrote to you, we have been busy with an array of summer projects to update our facilities. We are close to finishing the addition of air conditioning in the gym and the renovation of six academic classrooms. We also started the renovation of the baseball batting cages and the updating of campus lighting. Teachers are now beginning to arrive on campus to get ready for the always busy academic year.

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Announcement from the Principal
Please welcome Henry Weinberger to our Jesuit family

March 6, 2019

Students, Parents, and Friends of Jesuit High School,

I am pleased to announce that Henry “Hank” Weinberger has accepted the position of Director of Athletics at Jesuit High School in Sacramento. Hank joins Jesuit from the University of California at Berkeley, where he currently serves as the football director of recruiting. During his time at Cal, he also served as a Cal Olympics sports operations intern, interim women’s golf coach, and the football assistant director for recruiting operations.

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August 2018 Principal’s Newsletter

Final preparations and last-minute projects are wrapping up and we are ready to begin another school year at Jesuit High School!  We already have teachers on campus getting ready for the always busy academic year.  We are rested and ready to do the important work of Jesuit High School.

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June 2018 Principal’s Newsletter

Parents and Friends,

Dear Parents and Friends,

On May 26, 2018, we said farewell to the Class of 2018 at Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento.  It was a wonderful event where families and friends celebrated the accomplishments of this terrific group of young men. We are now preparing to welcome the Class of 2022 in August.  This is a special time to be a part of the Jesuit High School family in a community that continues to support our students as they come to understand what it means to be Men for Others.