Weekly Updates

Overview

Weekly Updates
Staying Connected Updates for our School

Jesuit Sacramento is continually monitoring and working with County and State health professionals and is ready to adapt plans to always keep the health and safety of our students and employees as our primary focus. We will share news continually throughout summer here, in our weekly communications, and then provide corresponding details in our Return to School section. 

Update

Staying Connected – July 9
Safe Return Update & Survey
Welcome New Families
Participate in TeachAids Concussion Program

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.).

We are now waiting to have the draft of Jesuit’s Safe Return Plan reviewed by medical professionals and experts in public health. As you can imagine, these folks are incredibly busy right now and we want to give them time to review the draft and make recommendations. Our plan is to share the comprehensive plan next week and follow up with a webinar as we did with the presentation of the Academic framework and daily schedule.

As we await feedback on the plan, we continue to move forward by asking for your responses to how the Academic framework and daily schedule will work for your family. You will find a survey below with questions that will allow you to share your family’s personal needs and submit additional questions you may have about returning to campus. 

Update

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.

Update

Staying Connected – June 26
The framework of a Jesuit Sacramento school day - an academic return

THE FRAMEWORK OF A JESUIT SACRAMENTO SCHOOL DAY

Parents, Students, and Friends,

As we have shared over the last 100 days, we frequently hear new information on how the pandemic has caused changes for families, businesses, and social traditions. Just as we assess and adapt at home with our families, we do here, as well, at Jesuit Sacramento. Through it all, one goal was always in front of us: to return to campus in August as ONE – one student body, one group of colleagues, one Jesuit High School. 

Update

Staying Connected – June 18

Parents, Students, and Friends,

Jesuit Sacramento is continuing to move forward with a safe and responsible return to campus and looks forward to sharing our Task Force plans for the start of the 2020-2021 academic year with you next week. 

Today, we have a few items that are a part of the initial steps in getting ready — another group back on campus for summer, how to order dress code apparel with our online vendor, and information on participating in the fall Jesuit Drama production. 

God bless,

Update

Staying Connected – June 11
JHS intends to safely return to school in August as planned.

Parents, Students, and Friends,

As we move through June, we are focusing our energy on the Safe Return Task Force and we want to keep you informed along the way. We received guidance from the California Department of Public Health this week and have consulted with local organizations and authorities. They have confirmed that we have the discretion to create a customized plan that is best suited for Jesuit High School Sacramento and our unique campus and context. 

Update

Staying Connected – June 5

Parents, Students, and Friends,

We have a few updates as summer vacation begins for our families. 

Our weekly communications will continue throughout the summer, providing updates on returning to school as well as normal reminders and updates when we start our 2020-2021 academic year.

God bless,

Dr. Michael Wood, Ed.D.

Update

Staying Connected – May 28

Parents, Students, and Friends,

As our 2019-2020 school year officially came to an end this week, our Jesuit Safe Return Task Force began its work, looking ahead for 2020-2021. Members of the task force are focusing on mitigating risk and making Jesuit High School Sacramento safe for students and staff to return to campus, and this focus encompasses all areas of our community. They are eager to incorporate your responses to the recent parent and student surveys about your COVID-19 remote experience, which provided needed insight as the task force prepares multiple scenarios for what may be a new education model.

Update

Staying Connected – May 21

Image of an open classroom door and lockers.

Parents, Students, and Friends,

As much of the school community continues the celebration of the Class of 2020, Jesuit High School Sacramento is also preparing to welcome the incoming Class of 2024 and making plans to open school in August. Our top priority when we look ahead are our students. As we all await additional and specific guidance from the state and the county, I want to share our approach to reopening. As always, safety is a main focus in our plans to bring students and teachers back to campus. 

Update

Staying Connected – May 14

Parents, Students, and Friends,

As we spend these last few weeks finishing up the school year in remote learning and celebrating our graduates, we are also working on what lies ahead. Thus, we are focusing a great deal of our attention on how we will safely return to campus in the summer and the fall. This is a significant undertaking that we have been monitoring and studying throughout our COVID-19 journey. Now, we formally begin planning.  

Update

Staying Connected – May 7

Parents, Students and Friends,

As May arrives, the academic year is winding down and teachers and students are now preparing their final project and assessments. We are tremendously proud of our students and teachers, and we are grateful for the generous support of our parents. 

Update

Staying Connected – April 9

Updates from all departments to carry us through the end of the academic year.

Blessings to you and your families as we enter into the Easter Triduum. It will likely come as no surprise that Jesuit must formally announce that we will not be able to return to campus for the remainder of this academic year. This decision was made based on guidance from both state officials and local health officials, and in coordination with other local school districts, all of whom have also extended distance learning through the end of the school year.

Update

Staying Connected – Remote Learning Update for April 2

Good Evening,

We want to acknowledge and thank students, faculty, and staff for all you have done to support the school’s move to remote learning. This sudden and dramatic shift in our approach to teaching and learning has not been easy, yet we are heartened by so many people doing their best to make it work and to build community in the face of uncertainty. 

You have no doubt heard that the State Superintendent of Public Instruction for the California Department of Education, Tony Thurmond, stated on Tuesday, March 31, that, “Due to the current safety concerns and needs for ongoing social distancing it currently appears that our students will not be able to return to school campuses before the end of the school year.” 

We would love to be able to return to campus, but this emerging recommendation means we need to prepare for the possibility that we may not be able to return to campus for the remainder of the school year. 

Update

COVID-19 Immersion Update
April 2, 2020 - Information for Summer 2020 Immersions

Dear Students and Families, 

As Jesuit High School continues to closely monitor the situation around COVID-19, communication about the status of summer immersions will be shared in the next Principal and President’s email update. After Easter Break, we will provide a more detailed update that includes both Senior Christian Service options for students who find themselves unable to participate in immersion and information regarding refunds to families, both of payments and donations. 

Update

Staying Connected – Parent, Student and Community Update for March 27
Timeline, Adjustments, and Contingencies

POSTED Tuesday, March 27 at 5:00 pm

Good afternoon,

We are in this together. Before we provide you updates on our remote learning, we want to take a moment to pause and let you know we understand this is not easy. It can be overwhelming at times. You are getting bombarded by communications. You are doing new things in new spaces with new timelines, and doing multiple things at once. We understand and acknowledge this. 

Update

Staying Connected – Parent, Student and Community Update for March 24
Academic, service and counseling information

POSTED Tuesday, March 24 at 1:00 pm

Students, Parents and Friends,

If we were to assign a theme to this update, it would best be described as, “Longing for community, familiarity, and faith.” As we move forward, it is essential that we continue to find ways to maintain our connections to each other and remember that Jesuit High School is more than just a school, it is a community of people who care for one another.  

Update

Coronavirus Update for March 19
Distance learning to continue through at least Easter break April 19, 2020

POSTED Thursday, March 19 at 4:00 pm

Parents, Students and Friends,

You continue to be in our prayers as we all navigate these uncertain times. It is our hope that Jesuit High School can be a source of stability, calm and faith, now more than ever. The purpose of this message, in addition to the regular updates and reminders, is to be a resource for students and families who may be experiencing isolation, confusion, and anxiety as the world around them changes rapidly. 

Update

COVID-19 Athletics Update
March 16, 2020

The health and well-being of student-athletes, coaches and fans is our top priority. At this time, all Marauder athletic events and practices are canceled, and the school athletic fields and training facilities are closed. Practices will resume once conditions are safe to do so upon guidance from public health and athletic officials.

All of California’s 10 CIF Sections will be meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17, to discuss this further, and Jesuit Sacramento will keep our players and parents informed.

Update

COVID-19 Immersion Update
March 16, 2020

 

At present we will continue to monitor the situation, follow instructions and guidelines of public health officials, and make any decisions about canceling any immersion closer to the date of immersions.