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COVID-19 Portal

The COVID-19 Portal will provide you with the most up-to-date information regarding school closure and guidelines, schedule changes, and more.

Please be sure to review the sub-pages in this portal:

This portal will be updated frequently so please check back often. Thank you for your patience and support during this time.

Updates

Wednesday 11/18 - 5:38 P.M.

Please watch the newest video message from President Meyer and Principal Stroupe.

 

 

Monday 11/16 - 6:05 P.M.

By now you may have learned that Governor Newsom has moved Orange County to the most restrictive purple tier, effective immediately. (Though we anticipated this as a possibility, we were surprised by the shift from the stated timeline for changing a county’s tier rating. In weeks prior, businesses and organizations were given a "grace period" before the move was effectuated.)

 

Regardless, JSerra remains open for in-person instruction per confirmation with the Orange County Department of Public Health. We will be sending home a brief video to families later this week in an effort to provide answers to other questions that have arisen as a result of this recent change.

 

monday 10/19 - 8:51 a.m.

All retreats are cancelled through the end of 2020. We hope to resume retreats in Spring 2021.

 

THURSDAY 10/8 - 12:12 P.M.

JSerra will provide a weekly update of known confirmed cases in the weekly Lion Lowdown newsletter that is emailed to parents every Thursday. When the school becomes aware of a positive case, those who have had close contact with the positive case will be notified as part of JSerra’s contract tracing protocols.

 

Newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 at JSerra for the week of September 30-October 7: 0 Staff, 0 Students.

 

Friday 9/25 - 4:15 p.m.

A letter from Principal Stroupe has been emailed to all families recapping the first week of on-campus learning. To read the letter, go to the Previous Communications page in this portal.

 

Thursday 9/17 - 1:52 p.m.

Our plans to reopen have been emailed to all families. To read the letter, go to the Previous Communications page in this portal.

 

Wednesday 9/2 - 5:06 P.M.

A September update regarding the return-to-school campus date based on Governor Newsom's newly established metrics has been emailed to all parents. To read the letter, go to the Previous Communications page in this portal.

 

Saturday 8/1 - 12:56 p.m.

The Welcome Back Orientation Packet has been emailed to all parents. Please review it with your students this weekend.

 

Friday 7/17 - 6:53 p.m.

President Rich Meyer has emailed all parents another update on our COVID-19 In-Depth Plan especially in light of today's announcement from Governor Newsom. To read the letter, go to the Previous Communications page in this portal.

 

If you did not receive the email, please email info@jserra.org.

 

Tuesday 7/7 - 6:10 P.M.

JSerra has been directed by the California Department of Public Health and the Orange County Health Care Agency to postpone our summer athletic camps until further notice. An email has been sent to parents of all enrolled students. To read the letter, go to the Previous Communications page in this portal.

 

If you did not receive the email, please email info@jserra.org.

 

Friday 6/26 - 1:45 p.m.

A "Summer COVID Update: In-Depth Plan" email has been sent to all JSerra families enrolled in the 2020-2021 school year that summarizes our new plan for our reopening this fall. To read the letter, go to the Previous Communications page in this portal.

 

If you did not receive the email, please email info@jserra.org.

 

Friday 6/12 - 9:15 a.m.

A "Summer Update" letter has been emailed to all JSerra families enrolled in the 2020-2021 school year. The letter includes details on our efforts to return to on-campus learning this fall. To read the letter, go to the Previous Communications page in this portal.

 

If you did not receive the email, please email info@jserra.org.

 

Tuesday 5/12 - 7:00 p.m.

Principal Eric Stroupe has sent an email to all parents informing them of some major updates for the rest of this school year and going into summer. To read the letter, go to the Previous Communications page in this portal.

 

If you did not receive the email, please email info@jserra.org.

 

Friday 5/8 - 4:30 p.m.

JSerra Summer School will be held online this summer; instead of two 3-week sessions, there will be one eight-week session. Whether a student is seeking to remediate a course or take an advancement course, they must email their College Counselor to obtain authorization; then they will receive the link to register online.

 

President Rich Meyer has sent an email to all current and incoming families regarding returning to school this fall. Processes are being put into place to keep our students and staff safe as they return to on-campus school on August 10. To read the letter, go to the Previous Communications page in this portal.

 

If you did not receive the email, please email info@jserra.org.

 

Friday 4/17 - 12:00 p.m.

A letter has been emailed to all JSerra parents this morning. Please check your Spam folder if you did not receive an email with the subject "Year-End Decisions." You may also view the letter on the Previous Communications page.

 

Thursday 4/16 - 7:30 p.m.

JSerra has made the difficult decision NOT to return to brick-and-mortar classes the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. The campus will remain closed through the end of May. We plan to have Summer School courses on-campus but may elect to move them online depending on how the pandemic transpires. Parents will receive an email from President Meyer and Principal Stroupe with more details tomorrow.

 

Monday 3/30 - 5:44 p.m.

In light of the Federal guideline extension announced yesterday, JSerra will accordingly extend our distance learning timeframe until Friday, May 1. (This is an additional two weeks of virtual instruction after Easter Break.)

 

Monday 3/30 - 10:57 a.m.

Big thanks to our Dominican Sisters and Film Teacher Lamar Sulaka for making yesterday's Mass with Fr. Scott Borgman available to the JSerra community for the 5th Sunday in Lent. During the next couple of weeks, our Wednesday All-School Masses and Sunday Masses will be recorded from the Sisters' convent and uploaded to our YouTube page (jserra.org/youtube).

 

wednesday 3/25 - 5:58 p.m.

In light of the Governor’s "shelter in place" message, our campus will continue to be closed through Friday, April 3. Please do not come by at this time.

 

WEdnesday 3/25 - 3:00 p.m.

Starting today, you can tune into JSerra’s YouTube each Wednesday for all-school virtual Mass, which is filmed in the private chapel of our very own Dominican Sisters and features none other than Fr. Damien as the celebrant. Click here to view today's Mass!

 

Tuesday 3/24 - 12:30 p.m.

Join Campus Ministry for a TNL via Zoom tonight from 7:00-8:00 p.m.! Mrs. Sarah Abdulla will send out the link to all students at 6:45 p.m. It'll be a fun hour to chat with your fellow students and Campus Ministers!

Wednesday 3/18 - 6:02 p.m.

The first day of online learning has launched relatively successfully! Principal Stroupe will be sending out a survey tomorrow or Friday to get some initial feedback from students, parents, and teachers on the successes and obstacles of the first few days. Please be sure to complete the survey so we may continue to improve the online learning process. Thank you!

 

Tuesday 3/17 - 12:31 P.m.

JSerra Educational Technology Specialist Carmen Lagalante will be a panelist on a webinar series with other leading world experts on how the COVID-19 virus is impacting children, teachers, schools, and districts in a myriad of ways. The online panel, which is open to the public, will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday 3/25. Learn more and register for the panel here.

 

Monday 3/16 - 1:44 P.M.

The JSerra campus will be closing at 3:00 p.m. today for the next two weeks until we re-evaluate the situation. Please do not come by the campus during this time.

 

Friday 3/13 - 3:15 p.m.

Athletic Activities
Along with our fellow Trinity League schools, we will be suspending all athletic activities for a period of at least two weeks. Thus, there will be no practices or games as of today.

 

Extracurricular Activities
All extracurricular activities will be suspended effective today.

 

Kairos
We have elected to postpone the final Kairos retreat for seniors. We hope to hold another retreat or event for registered retreatants once brick and mortar school is back in session.

 

Summer School
We expect Summer School to continue as originally planned. Online registration will begin in late March.

 

Pep Squad Tryouts
Pep Squad tryouts have been postponed. Updated information will be posted online when new dates are selected at jserra.org/pepsquad.

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