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

Special Testing Message
For those that missed the on-campus drive through PCR test

If you are receiving this message, Jesuit has noted that you are currently distance learning for one of two reasons:

  • Family Choice to Distance Learn: Many of you have proactively made the choice to have your student remain home and Distance Learn, and we will continue to support you as we move further into the second semester. If at a future time you wish your student to return to campus, please contact Meghan Blees for information on when the next Return to Campus Orientation will be held.
  • Student Missed PCR Test:  You missed or chose, at that time, not to participate in the all-school drive-through PCR testing opportunity and would like an opportunity to return to campus without waiting the additional two weeks. 
Update

Staying Connected – Jan 8
Back on campus for second semester and academic planning underway for next school year

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty and Staff,

These timely details and reminders will help us in our return to school next week. We are ready to welcome our students back onto the campus for the full week!

Additionally, you will see important academic planning already underway for our students’ 2021-2022 class schedule.

As a reminder, these weekly communications are also posted to the website and the bundled items can also be searched for on the website.   

Update

Staying Connected – Dec 11

Please read the information below for the finals week schedule, events and happenings for the week ahead. We wish our students and community the happiest of holidays, and we will keep you all in our prayers as we enter repetitions and finals week. May our students feel quiet strength, calm minds, and steady focus as they prepare for and take their exams. 

 

 

 

Update

Staying Connected – Dec 4 – A time for reflection and preparation
We want to hear from you - end of Fall Semester Family Survey

Parents and Friends,

With the end of the semester approaching, it is time to evaluate and reflect on the current hybrid learning experience in preparation for the second semester. Your input is very important to us and, as such, we are asking that families respond to this survey by Wednesday, December 9. Your feedback will allow us to better understand your experiences and desires to help guide our plans for the Spring semester. 

Update

Staying Connected – Nov 20

For this week’s important communication from the President, please click here or scroll below for the copy of Jesuit Conversations.

Parents and Friends,

This morning our Faculty and Staff explored the transformational power of gratitude with prayer and reflection. We would like to share one of our reflections to send you and your families off on the Thanksgiving holiday. May you return from break rested, restored, and full of love.

A passage from Gratitude by Joyce Rupp:

Update

Staying Connected – Oct 23
We are back on our campus and looking forward to upcoming events!

Parents and Friends,

We have concluded our first week of our phased return to campus using the hybrid learning model. We were delighted to see our students on campus, engaging with their peers, and attending classes. We had over 800 students on campus and screened almost 900 students and employees. It is helpful to think about this as just the beginning. Each week we will learn more and discover how to enhance the daily student experience. 

Update

Staying Connected – Oct 16
Training, Screening and Return to Campus Update

Dean Theodule leads two students in training

Jesuit High School has now completed our all-class training week ahead of our return to campus that included our first antigen screening performed by Urgent Care Now (UCN), a presentation from school administrators, and a campus tour with specific attention to the various elements for virus mitigation. The student presence on campus was a welcome sight to faculty and staff who have been apart from students for so many months.

Update

SPECIAL EDITION of Staying Connected – Oct 9
Our Return to Campus, Training Week and Start of In-person Classes

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty, Staff, and Friends

We are excited to welcome students back to campus! The endeavor to return to campus and restructure the second quarter of the fall semester is a large and complex task that we are navigating with a multidisciplinary team. We appreciate your support of this process and your patience as we learn together how to do this effectively and safely. There are many critical details in today’s message from the Leadership Team.

Update

Staying Connected – Sept 25
Time to do a self-check and see what lies ahead - COVID update, Student Activities, Academics, Faith and Justice.

A message from the Principal to our students, parents, families and friends

It is hard to believe, but we are just two weeks away from the end of the first quarter! It is now time to check in with all members of the community to assess how we are doing and to consider adjustments for the second quarter. While we hesitate to predict the results of feedback before issuing surveys, I am confident that one predominant theme will emerge from the student, parent and teacher responses: the sustainability of our current plan with regard to teacher and student wellness. It is becoming increasingly clear that the demands of distance learning are creating unsustainable and possibly unhealthy levels of stress, fatigue, anxiety, and frustration. We are seeing this in our peer schools and schools nationwide.

Update

Staying Connected – Sept 17
A good time to thank teachers!

Dear Parents, Students and Friends,

Last Wednesday, Fr. McGarry, S.J., and I had the opportunity to greet our students and families at the Marauder Take Over at the Drive-In event. We walked among the rows of cars and spoke with our guests on their experience at Jesuit so far this year. We were both struck by the overwhelming messages of gratitude and praise, especially for the teachers. We are also reminded of our collective longing for community and togetherness. 

Update

Staying Connected – Sept 11

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers, 

My name is Jordan Brown, the Director of Equity and Inclusion at Jesuit High School Sacramento. I began this summer to facilitate an increased emphasis on diversity and anti-racism as part of the school’s journey towards providing all students with a welcoming and safe campus. As a former Jesuit High School student, I am grateful to have the opportunity to educate our community on more anti-racist practices. My experiences of studying abroad, teaching boys and young men of color, facilitating culturally relevant workshops, providing educational technology resources, and leading youth immersions have prepared me to take on this important role.

Update

Staying Connected – Sept 4
Student Life and Activities, a Valuable Part of Educating the Whole Person at JHS

Dear Parents, Students and Friends of Jesuit High School,

As we near completion of the first two full weeks of school, we are thankful for the hard work and adaptability of our students. They have quickly learned the distance-learning guidelines and requirements and familiarized themselves with teacher expectations and syllabi. Now, we are challenging our students to consider ways to expand their learning beyond the walls of the virtual classroom. In many ways, this call to be involved in the co-curricular life of the school challenges students to embody the Magis, which asks them to seek more and strive for the better, all for the greater glory of God.   

Update

Staying Connected – August 27
Sharing Our Core Values

Parents, Students and Friends,

As Jesuit High School Sacramento has been reimagining its entire operation in response to the pandemic, we have been called to consider our core values to ensure that we do not lose what is most essential in this adaptive process. We must ask what distinguishes our particular brand of education and the character of our school while the format, scope, and context of our work shifts. One of these distinguishing core values is what we call the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP). This is our process or model of teaching; it shapes and informs not only what we teach, but how we teach it. The elements of this model, used in all Jesuit schools, offer a way of understanding how deep, transformative learning occurs.