Weekly Update – February 15, 2024


Reminder from the Dean’s Office

Dress Code

This semester, we have seen a sizeable increase in dress code violations.  The dress code is one mechanism that is extremely helpful in our overall school safety plan since adherence to the dress code allows us to quickly differentiate our students from someone who we should engage to gather more information if we see them walking through our campus.  We ask that you please review the dress code policy on pg. 42-44 of the 2023-24 Student-Parent handbook with your son(s).  In particular, we would like to invite your help in stressing the following reminders:

  • Pants: Solid color, chino or khaki style pants are the only approved pants. The following style of pants are not permitted under Jesuit’s dress code: jogger-style pants, cargo pants, excessively baggy shorts or pants, athletic shorts, and sweatpants of any kind
  • Sweatshirts: Only JHS-authorized sweatshirts, windbreakers, and other outerwear may be worn to school.
  • Jackets/Outerwear: A heavy and/or rain protective non-JHS-authorized jacket is allowed, however, the student must be wearing his JHS-authorized collared shirt under his jacket.
  • Hats: Only JHS-authorized hats or head coverings may be worn to school. No hat, hood, or other head covering is allowed in class.

Students have been reminded that anyone out of dress code will receive JUG and may be held out of class until appropriate dress code items can be delivered to campus by a parent or guardian.  Thank you for your assistance in reminding our boys about these policies.

Routine Campus Safety Check held Thursday, Feb 15

These safety checks are completed in conjunction with our partners from K9 Proactive along with their trained search dogs and consist of  a sweep of classrooms, locker rooms, offices, and the parking lot. The K9 Proactive dogs are trained to detect explosives, alcohol, gun powder, prescription drugs that can be abused, illicit drugs, and other substances that are banned from school property. It should be noted that an “alert” on a particular backpack or car does not mean that a banned substance was present because the dogs are also able to detect a latent odor of these substances for a significant time after they have been removed from a backpack, car, or other location. In fact, our experience has been that most “alerts” do not produce any illicit or banned substances currently in a student’s possession. The parents of any student the dogs identify as possibly having come in contact with a banned substance will always be contacted for further follow-up as necessary.

The purpose of these safety sweeps is to be proactive in doing our best to keep our campus free of any banned substances. We will continue to conduct these sweeps throughout the year so students are able to come to school feeling safe and confident that we are being proactive in our attempts to provide a learning environment that is being monitored for the presence of banned substances on campus. We are glad to report that Thursday’s safety check went very smoothly; we greatly appreciate our students’ commitment to ensuring a safe environment for all. 



2/19 – 2/23: upcoming Bell Schedule at-a-glance

M  Holiday |  President’s Day 
T  No class |   Offices closed, Faculty/Staff Formation Day
W No class |  Offices closed, Faculty/Staff Day of Service
TH No class |  Offices closed, Faculty/Staff Formation Day
F No class |  Offices closed, Faculty/Staff Formation Day