Progress Report Night is Oct. 17

All parents are invited to attend Progress Report Night on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. and provides a great opportunity to talk briefly with your student's teachers about their classes and progress. This is not required, but rather an opportunity we offer.

College Info Sessions during Progress Report Night

During Progress Report Night, all parents are invited to attend our college info sessions and gain insight into the college process. Both presentations below are in the Kyle Guyton Theatre (Room 102)
6:00 p.m.: Junior parents are invited to learn more about the college search, application, and decision cycle.
6:30 p.m.: All parents are invited to hear from a college Financial Aid counselor regarding the college and university financial aid process.

BCHS Trinity Club: fall volunteers needed

The Bishop Chatard Trinity Parent Club is the parent service organization that provides volunteers for many of the Bishop Chatard school and community events. We need more volunteers for some of our committees, most urgently for our 1st Semester event committees: Teacher Appreciation Days, Living Rosary, Open House, and Christmas on Crittenden. Use our Volunteer form to let us know you'd like to help.

Early Bird Raffle Ticket Sales

Buy your Chatard-A-Bration raffle tickets before Nov. 1 and receive 3 tickets for the price of 2 - three tickets for $100 (cash or check only). Tickets will be on sale at all performances of the Fall Play, Pride and Prejudice, on October 26-28. Or, email Liz Hoffman at between October 15 - 31 to receive this Raffle Ticket Package. Early Bird $500 drawings are December 20 and January 31. After November 1, raffle tickets are 3 for $125. License #142868 See Chatard-A-Bration for details.

BCHS Village Events: Oct. 30, Nov. 16

BCHS Campus Ministry and Trinity Parent Club invite all BCHS and North Deanery parents to the first in our series of 'BCHS Village Events'. The topics for these 2 sessions focus on the vocation of parents and the 'practical' of living that vocation. Speakers are Fr. Godecker, Mary Schaffner and Deacon Rick. Events are free and run from 7-8:30 p.m. at Fatima Retreat House. Details and online RSVP

2018 Spring Break Trip: Signup before Oct. 1 price increase

Last Chance to join Bishop Chatard's Spring Break trip to Italy and Greece! Don't miss out on experiencing the art, history and flavors of Italy and Greece. You have until Sept. 30 before pricing goes up! See Mrs. Johnson in the Art room for more information.
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How to Access Directory Spot, the BCHS Student Directory

Read how to create your account to access Directory Spot, the student directory.

Need 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 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.
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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,

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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