Safety at Morning Arrival

Please read these safety reminders from Mr. Lorenzano to ensure a safe morning arrival for all students and drivers. Rewards Program

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

Trinity Parent Club Recognition Hour: May 9

BCHS wants to thank our parents who have volunteered through the Trinity Club this year by celebrating with you on Tuesday, May 9 at the Blind Owl Brewery! Stop by anytime between 5-6:00pm for complimentary snacks and drinks while we thank you for your hard work throughout the year!

Summer Work Study: fill out interest form by April 28

We are currently collecting names of students interested in summer workstudy at BCHS. Various 1 and 2 week sessions are available. Preference is given to returning families showing greater financial need. We are collecting names until April 28. Families will be notified in early May of their student's session. View form here.

All Account Payments are due May 1

All accounts must be paid in full by May 1st for a student to sit for final exams and to return to school in August. If your student is a senior, they will not be able to participate in graduation and receive final transcripts if their account is not clear.

If you have questions about your balance or would like to discuss your account, please contact Karen Feeney, Tuition Manager,, as soon as possible. If you already have payment arrangements in FACTS beyond May 1, that is acceptable and you do not need to contact the Tuition Office unless you have additional questions.

Donate un-needed uniforms/spritwear to the Used Uniform Sale; Sale is June 5

Outgrown BCHS uniforms or spiritwear? Is your senior graduating and you are left with a closet of uniforms? Bring these items anytime to the BCHS athletic office to donate to the Used Uniform Sale. Shop at the sale on Mon, June 5, from 5-7pm to pick up uniform items for $5; vintage spiritwear for $5 or less. Sale is sponsored by the BCHS Trinity Parent Club. Proceeds support Trinity Club sponsored teacher meals. (Cash/check only.)

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

ISTEP Testing: April 18 to May 5

ISTEP testing will begin April 18 and will last through May 5. All sophomores will take the English and Math tests. All Biology students will take the Science test. Please be sure your student is present for this important graduation requirement.

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. See Ms. Wright if you have any questions.

Moved recently? Change your phone/email in PowerSchool too.

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.

Did you know? Retreat Information

Retreat dates, rosters and permission forms can be found under 'Campus Ministry'. Look for the blue 'Retreats' button. Please submit the correct permission form by the required date. All retreat fees are charged through tuition statements. Thank you for helping us with these items.

Promise To Keep parent volunteers are needed

Promise to Keep is an Archdiocesan organization in which members declare support of chastity and prepare a one-hour presentation to be delivered to junior high students in our North Deanery feeder schools. For more information about how you can become involved, contact Sylvia Brunette,


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 Club. Questions? Contact Kari Guymom ( or 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.

Archdiocese of Indianapolis Misconduct Hotline
The Archdiocese has a hotline to report any misconduct or suspected misconduct, if necessary. See Misconduct Hotline for details.
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. Details about the program, applications and instructions can be found in Business.
The School Day Just Got Healthier
As a result of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, USDA school lunches and breakfasts will be healthier. As kids across the country return to the classroom this fall, they'll find more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, right-sized portions, low-fat milk, and water. Read the full details
Seclusion and Restraint Policy
BCHS policy on seclusion and restraint, found in Section 12 in the handbook
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.

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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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