New help with any BCHS technology?

iPad problems? Student can't access email? Need some technical, hands-on help (for parents, students and staff)? View our list of tech help contacts

Freshman Day of Reflection: Aug. 24

This day, during normal school hours, also includes the Freshman Grandparent Mass and Reception. Read important details about the day.

Freshman Grandparent Mass: Aug. 24

All grandparents of freshman students are invited to attend Mass and a light reception with their grandchild on Thurs, Aug. 24. Details and RSVP.

Parent Back To School Night: Aug. 23

Parents: Mark your calendars for Back to School Night on Wed, Aug. 23. This is a chance for parents to rotate through their student's schedule and meet their teachers. Pickup your student's schedule between 6-6:25 p.m. in the main gym. Follow that scheulde beginning at 6:30pm. The evening ends around 8:00 p.m.

Senior Parent Gift Gathering Party: Aug. 26

Gather with fellow senior class parents at their 'Back to School' Bash/Gift Gathering party, supporting Chatard-A-Bration 2018! View details

Opt out of the BCHS Student Directory

BCHS has an online directory, through DirectorySpot, listing the student's primary address and home phone number, as well as mother and father names and phones. If you DON'T want to be in this directory, please fill out THIS FORM and we will remove your student's contacts. More details about DirectorySport will be coming later.

Please check retreat dates

Parents: Please check the retreat date of your students and email Carol Wagner ( ASAP if your student has a conflict and cannot attend the listed date.
View retreat schedules

Back To School Documents

In case you missed it or would like to review the information, read our Back To School Information here Rewards Program

Turn your Amazon purchases into opportunities to support BCHS by registering and using instead of! Details

Safe Environment: Cell Phone Use

Healthy Fences - Engage - Equip: Read this Archdiocese Safe Environment Newsletter on the vulnerabilities of using smartphones and how you can create a safe environment for your student and his/her use.
View Newsletter

Spring Break Trip 2018

Parents and Students: Interested in the Spring Break Trip to Austria, Germany and Switzerland? View trip details and sign up online here..

Moved recently? Don't forget to change your phone/email in PowerSchool

Log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal and update your information using the Year-Round Update form. Visit On the bottom left hand corner, click "PowerSchool Registration." Then, click on "Year Round Update" and make any necessary updates. All changes will be sent to the Registrar who will then update the records throughout the school year. If you have trouble logging into the Parent Portal please contact Ame Alerding,

Calendar for 2017/2018

The key date calendar for the 2017/2018 school year (NEXT SCHOOL YEAR) is now available. View calendar here

Best way to contact your child during school hours

The BCHS Tech Department recommends your student setup a personal email account, through google or other email provider. You can then use that email to contact them. With their iPad setup to view their emails, they will have access to seeing your message throughout the day. (BCHS Student email accounts do NOT receive emails from anyone outside of the BCHS system.) Have your student contact the Tech Counter if they need help.


Become involved, meet other parents, and volunteer for BCHS activities. Parent volunteers are needed for various events, retreats and more! There is a spot for everyone's time and talent! Volunteers are organized through the Trinity Parent Club. Questions? Contact Co-Chairs J'netta Crawford (, Therese Hartley ( or Director of Special Events Robin Kontor (

Parents: Volunteer Signup Is Here!

Training Required to Volunteer at BCHS

For the safety and well-being of our students, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis has instituted safety protocols by which all employees and volunteers of its Catholic schools must abide.

The Archdiocese's program is called Safe and Sacred.

All adults who will be volunteering in any BCHS activity at which students are present are required to participate in this safety training program. Please complete this before you volunteer.

Read more about this program, with details about signup

Online Registration for community prayer emails

The Trinity Club Prayer Group shares prayer requests throughout the community through email. Find out how you can share a prayer need or how you can receive these emails and help pray for the community.

BCHS Wellness Policies: Nutrition & Physical Activity
Nutrition and Physical Activity policies at BCHS are detailed in the new policy document. Read the Policies here.
Indoor Air Quality Information
As required under 410 IAC 33, Mr. Ben Reilly, Dean of Students, is designated as the Bishop Chatard High School Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Coordinator. Questions, complaints, or concerns dealing with indoor air quality are to be directed to Mr. Reilly, at 317-251-1451 Ext. 2279 or at A copy of the basic state regulation and The Bishop Chatard High School supplement are on file in the main office. Employees, parents, and students may review the regulation there or read the regulation online at the Indiana Government website:
Free/Reduced Price Lunches and Textbook Assistance
Any parents who believe their family may qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program and other benefits such as textbook assistance may apply for this program anytime throughout the school year. Read details about the program and application instructions
Immunization Requirement information
Indiana high schools are required to keep specific student immunization information on file. Students in grades 6-12 must have appropriate documentation of the following vaccinations: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis vaccine (Tdap); Mongolia Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4); two Varicella(chickenpox) vaccinations appropriately spaced per CDC guidelines, documentation of disease history, or laboratory evidence of immunity.
All 12th grade students are required to have 2 doses of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine by the start of their senior year.
If you are unsure as to whether your BCHS student has had the shots required, please contact your family physician. BCHS will contact you if it is determined that the school needs additional information for your student.
If a student has a vaccine exemption, by law, BCHS needs a copy of that exemption.

View the BCHS handbook for other policies and information.

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The BCHS Prayer Chain shares prayer requests throughout the community through email. Find out how you can receive these emails and help pray for the community.

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