Community of Concern
We ask all freshmen parents to attend a mandatory meeting in January to enhance our current partnership among parents, students, and the school.
If you have questions or concerns about this or the information on this page, please contact Kevin Asbra. If you would like to provide other feedback, feel free to fill out the Freshman Parent Survey.
Overview of the Meeting for Parents of Freshmen
January 25, 2016, 7:00 PM
- A panel of our current students discussing alcohol and drug use by students;
- The presentation of recent research on the effects of alcohol and drug use on the mental capacities and health of our adolescents and young adults; and
- Remarks by our Principal and Dean.
Every year S.I. experiences loss in some form or another due to students using alcohol or other drugs. The loss could be an expulsion, a loss of trust, or even a loss of life. We are asking parents of freshmen to come to this meeting as our partner. We hope to work together with the students to create an alcohol and drug free experience and to build our capacity and yours to support our students in staying alcohol and drug free while at S.I. By meeting other parents in the S.I. community and talking about these difficult issues, we are creating a safety net for the students. We realize how full your lives are and how difficult it is to carve out time to attend meetings, but we urge you to do so. Only with full parental participation can we lay solid groundwork for the next four years. Your son or daughter will benefit from your attendance as well as the other parents.
As a Catholic and Jesuit high school, we are obligated to design effective measures to educate our students and parents about alcohol and drugs. Our goal is to develop a comprehensive alcohol and drug education program involving parents, students, and school to reduce the use and abuse of these substances by 50% or more over the next four years.
At the conclusion of the Freshmen parents’ meeting, we will distribute the updated booklet, A Family Guide for the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use for you to use during the next four years.This guidebook is being shared by forty-five other Catholic, public, and independent high schools in northern California. These schools, enrolling 32,000 students, have joined together to form the “Northern California Community of Concern” so we might work together to reduce student use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Rev. Edwin Harris
Director of Counseling
Student Body President