Dear Parents, Students and Friends,
First impressions are important, especially when we walk into something new. We are acutely aware that an online-only learning environment can be difficult for many students. With our school year starting with Distance Learning (DL), Jesuit Sacramento is conscious of caring for the whole person–cura personalis.
Many thanks to Alex Bonilla ’19 and Robert Fleming ’07 for their commitment to our students at Jesuit High School. Former JHS Speech & Debate Team Captain, Alex ’19, now a sophomore and member of the Speech and Debate Society at Cornell, will be serving as Head Coach of Jesuit’s team this year. All current students will be receiving an email with more information on the team’s interest meeting. The first local competition is slated for September 21. Robert Fleming ’07 has committed to coaching Mock Trial for the 2020-21 school year.
Updated: 11:23 PM PDT Aug 6, 2020
Former Jesuit High School standout Robert Paylor was paralyzed in the national championship rugby game on May 6, 2017, when the Cal Bears took on Arkansas State.
During the game, Paylor was tackled and broke three vertebrae in his neck.
After years of recovery, Paylor said the accident was the greatest gift so far in his life. As he aims to walk again, Paylor is also taking steps to become a motivational speaker.
Dear Parents, Students and Friends,
Due to the current state of the coronavirus in Sacramento County and the requirements imposed by state officials, Jesuit cannot reasonably plan for in-person learning by the start of the school year. We are sure this comes as no surprise given the new school guidelines and 14-day COVID status timeframe we shared last week.
Dear Freshman Parent(s),
Your son has been sent an email to his Jesuit High School email account with instructions on how to access Powerschool and his Fall schedule. Parents will be emailed their access information for Powerschool during the first week of school. Please continue to check PowerSchool as it will have the most current version of your son’s schedule.
Each freshman schedule should contain the following courses:
Sacramento, CA July 20, 2020 – As Jesuit High School Sacramento anticipated, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the state’s governing body for high school athletics, announced today that the start of the sports season is being pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Parents, Students, and Friends,
Today, we wanted to share an update on the ongoing work of the Safe Return Task Force and school leadership. Our draft of a comprehensive Safe Return Plan has been crafted based on the guidance and recommendations from dozens of agencies and organizations in the areas of public health, educational technology, and Catholic education. As we communicated in our previous message and webinar, this next step in outlining our Safe Return Plan will include Jesuit’s plan on protection and precautions (virus mitigation, face coverings, cleaning, COVID response, the science behind our framework, etc.).
Hello, Class of 2024 Parents and Students!
Today marks the official first day of summer. Graduation has come and gone, our digital Summer School programs are in full swing, and that Sacramento summer heat is upon us. I hope that you and your families are happy, healthy, and enjoying the summer sun.
If you can take a quick break from summer fun – I wanted to make sure you have more information about the Class of 2024 Welcome Event we are hosting online next week.
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.
“Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31
To our Marauders – our students:
My heart is heavy. After speaking with several students, parents, and members of the faculty and staff over the last few days I wanted to reach out to you personally and directly. Let me start by saying that I unequivocally condemn the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others. This is not and should not be a political statement but rather a matter of basic human dignity.