For those of you who are new to Jesuit, this is the first time you are receiving the Principal’s Newsletter. This is a special edition, just for the class of 2022. You will begin receiving my regular newsletter starting in August.
The purpose of this month’s Principal’s Newsletter is to discuss two major topics. The first is a discussion on school safety at Jesuit High School and the second is the formal announcement of the new student dress code for the 2018-2019 school year.
Thank you for your continued support of and partnership with Jesuit High School.
I would like to use this month’s newsletter to make some announcements regarding changes and updates for next year. There are notable changes being made and I would like to give families plenty of notice out of respect for your future planning.
A major calendar change next year involves the scheduling of Easter Break. Easter Sunday is on April 21 in 2019, and this late date poses some academic challenges for the school. We had to consider the following:
We are back on campus after a restful Christmas break, ready to work. The faculty and staff returned from break for two days of professional development where we continued our institutional reflection in the area of equity and inclusion, followed by a prayerful retreat led by Fr. Tom O’Neill, S.J. During this time together, Fr. O’Neill invited us to see the many ways that we care for our students, for our colleagues, and for ourselves.
On May 27, 2017, we said farewell to the class of 2017 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 2021 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.