NEWS AND EVENTS
Update on School Reopening Application Process and Serra Survey
Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we communicated earlier in the week, we submitted the Request for Review of Plan to Open for In-Person Instruction to the county on Friday. Since then, we have been in communication with representatives from the San Mateo County Department of Education and the County Health Department and are making adjustments according to their recommendations. We will continue to keep you updated as news becomes available. 

Thank you to the nearly 700 parents who submitted responses on the survey that we sent to families last week. We are grateful for the tremendous response. The insights you provided will help us in our planning as we move forward. We have literally thousands of comments to sift through and will provide an update on survey results next week. 

Thank you for your patience, support and partnership in the education of your sons.

Sincerely,
Charlie McGrath
Principal
Barry Thornton, Ed.D.
President
It's Time to Order Serra Jackets: Deadline is October 28

It's that time of the year -- time to order your Serra jackets! Serra sophomores, juniors and seniors, the deadline to order jackets from Jostens is October 28th.

Click here to order your son's jacket online. Contact your Jostens Team at grobeckoffice@jostens.com with any questions or issues.
Juniors: Deadline to Order Jostens Serra Ring this Friday

The last day to order your class ring is Friday, October 23, 2020. Jostens sent out an email the first week of October that allows you to order your class ring on-line.

Be sure to click on the Jostens website and follow the prompts to ensure your order is received.
Serra-Mercy Senior Night at the Drive-Ins This Friday
Be sure to mark your calendars for October 23 for the Serra/Mercy Senior Night at the Drive Ins! Join us at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds for the screening of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” The movie starts at 7:30 p.m., but you must arrive early. Order your tickets today!
Zoph Library Blog This Week: Books and Mirrors

Check out Zoph Library's blog this week. We have some thoughts and book recommendations for the diversity of our community. Is your book a window to another's experience or a mirror to your own?

Each week, the Zoph Library Blog will discuss a new and different thought-provoking topic. Be sure to look for the blog in Spotlight each week.
Admissions Season is Upon Us: Tell Your Friends About Our Virtual Admissions Events!

Serra admissions season is upon us! We encourage all of our current parents and students to help us get the word out about some of the virtual events created specifically for prospective families.

Families can register for these Serra events after creating a profile on the Ravenna Hub. This will allow prospective students and families to view Serra through the viewpoints of students, teachers, parents, coaches, and staff.

We hope to showcase why so many young men have chosen Serra for their high school education through our Wednesday Webinar series, our Padre for a Day program, Community Connections talk and Admissions Chat. 
Serra Opens New BSN Sideline Store for Padre Gear
We are excited to announce that we have just launched a new Serra Padre sideline store, which features customized, branded, print-on-demand Serra Padre fan apparel and accessories. These items are brought to you through our partnership with BSN Sports. 
Be sure to take advantage of the 25 percent discount afforded to our Serra customers as a grand opening incentive. Use the code GRANDOPENING20.





October Teach-In for Justice

The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice is an annual gathering for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together. It is a place where people are empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked.

Join the Serra contingency of students and faculty and engage in deep, focused discussion on Migration, Ecological and Racial Justice on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24-25. Take action on Monday, Oct. 26 as you practice advocacy with your local representatives.

Please contact Mary Dowden, Campus Ministry Service Immersion Coordinator, for more information or register using the button below.
Feasts of All Saints and All Souls

November 1 and 2 are the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls. These are days in our Catholic tradition where we pray for those people close to us who have died, especially those who have died recently.

At Campus Ministry we are planning a time for prayer for our community for these days and for this we would like your help! If you have a picture of a loved one who has died that has some relationship with Serra, be it as a student/parent/teacher/family member, we would love to include them in our prayers on these special days.

If you would like your loved one included in our prayers, please email a picture and the name of the person to Fr. Michael Liliedahl. We look forward to praying for all of those we know who have died together as a Serra community.
Download our free Serra App TODAY!
Select your mobile app store below and download directly to your device. Or, search for the app on your phone. Once you download the app, you can log in with your last name and email address.
If you have any questions or difficulties logging in, please contact Michelle Wilkinson.
Wishing you a safe and healthy week! 

Director of Marketing and Communications