Staying Connected – July 2
Communicating to our community
Parents, Students, and Friends,
We were proud to share Jesuit Sacramento’s Academic Framework for a full return to campus in August. The framework will be our guide as we continue to adapt to this ever-changing situation. As we navigate the situation, we want to share our next steps in rolling out the details for our safe return. And, thank you to the families that joined us this week for the first in our series of “A Look at Fall 2020” webinars. This session focused on the framework for Academic Return. If you were not able to attend, we encourage you to view the recording. During this session and in the pre-event RSVP, we received questions across a wide variety of topics and we made sure to note those for future webinars.
We want to also express our appreciation and gratitude to the ongoing efforts of the Jesuit Sacramento Safe Return Task Force (SRTF), who joined us in presenting our full-return learning model framework. We invite you to learn more about the SRTF, its members, consultants and components here.
Jesuit Sacramento plans to answer your questions and announce additional framework, policies and procedures here in future weekly Staying Connected email updates. Some examples of the upcoming return-to-school topics include:
- Protection and Precautions (virus mitigation, face coverings, cleaning, C.O.V.I.D. response, the science behind our framework, etc.)
- Navigating Campus (arrival/departure, before/after school access, lockers, restrooms, foot traffic flow, and lunch)
- Technology and Textbooks (computers/B.Y.O.D., livestream/Zoom, remote learning tech needs such as cameras & microphone, online expectations, textbooks, both hardcopy and online)
- Activities, Events and Co-Curriculars (clubs, sports, orientations, Masses, and school calendar as we know it – Homecoming, CTL, Jesuit Auction, etc.)
We will also use the Return to School webpage to post information, guides, and reminders to help you navigate the coming school year.
As we move forward to being back on campus in August, we are also dedicated to continuing our efforts against racism. As Fr. McGarry mentioned in his June 19 message, the Arrupe Discerners will be hosting small group listening sessions beginning next week for anyone interested in sharing how they have experienced racism while a part of our school community.
Thank you for your continued faith in Jesuit Sacramento. We look forward to sharing our new approach to educating and caring for your son.
For The Greater Glory of God
Dr. Michael Wood and Rev. John P. McGarry, S.J.