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Trinity Club

The Bishop Chatard Trinity Club is the original parent organization at BCHS still going strong today. Engagement in the Trinity Club enables parents to stay actively involved in the lives of students and the Bishop Chatard School community. In the process, friendships are made and bonds are created that will last well beyond your children’s high school years!

Simply by being a BCHS parent or guardian, you are already a member!
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Athletic Booster Club

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Bishop Chatard’s Athletic Booster Club supports student athletes and athletic programs at BCHS. Events are sponsored throughout the school year to encourage participation in athletics and to support the school’s over 20 sports teams. The Athletic Booster Club welcomes all parents, past parents, alumni and Trojan fans in the community to join.

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Theatre Booster Club

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Bishop Chatard’s Theatre Booster Club supports its student thespians and theatre department by assisting with production needs, volunteering at events and planning activities that encourage student involvement in the theatre program. New members are always welcome!

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Music Booster Club


Bishop Chatard’s vibrant music program is supported by its Music Booster Club. View performance schedules for the school year and read about the activities of our accomplished musicians.

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Business Office

The business functions of Bishop Chatard High School, including tuition and financial aid, are managed by business office personnel.
The Bishop Chatard Business Office is located in the St. Benedict Center, located at the south end of the Bishop Chatard campus. Entrance to this building faces Crittenden Ave.

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How Do I Make Tuition Payments?

Bishop Chatard offers parents several tuition payment options and plans. Payments can be made through FACTS, by cash or check.

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How Do I Apply For Financial Aid?

Families seeking financial aid from Bishop Chatard are required to submit a BCHS financial aid application through FACTS to begin the process. All families who receive a BCHS financial aid award must also complete applications for Indiana Choice Scholarship (vouchers) and tax credit scholarships (SGOs).

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Updated November 2022

School closings or delays will be available on the following local T.V. stations: Channel 4 (CBS),
Channel 6 (ABC), Channel 8 (CW), Channel 13 (NBC) and Channel 59 (FOX). School closings
will also be posted on our website (www.bishopchatard.org) and sent via phone, text and email
using the phone numbers and email addresses available. We will also announce school closings
via various twitter accounts including @BishopChatardHS and @BCHS_Principal.

When it comes to two-hour delays or cancellations, stakeholders will most likely be informed by 6:00 a.m. and no later than 6:30 a.m.

In the event of cancellation due to unexpected and unusual weather situations or unexpected events, the campus will be closed. Per IDOE directives, we are limited to utilize an e-learning day three times in a school year.

Students are required to utilize their iPad or other electronic device and complete course content in Canvas. The courses regularly scheduled for the in-person school day will still be conducted, only in a virtual format. Students will work through their school day in an asynchronous manner at their own pace and schedule, while meeting due dates established by the teacher. View the day to day schedule of classes here.
Students only need to complete course work for classes that fall on the date of cancellation.

What should a student do on a Snow-Asynchronous eLearning Day?

  • Students will utilize Canvas for class instructional material. Students are expected to check every course in Canvas by 10:00 a.m. and work through the course material at their own pace.
  • Students are required to complete an attendance form for each class. Each teacher will post the attendance form via a Google form or Canvas Quiz on their Canvas page. Failure to complete the form will result in a student being marked unexcused for that particular class and work submitted will not receive credit.
  • Students are required to complete and submit all coursework as defined by the teacher.
  • Student work will be graded and recorded in Powerschool. Work is due at the date/time defined by the teacher.
  • All teachers will be available for questions between 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. via email or Canvas discussion board. Teachers will respond to student questions within one hour.

If your child is ill, please follow normal attendance protocol. Information can be found on the Bishop Chatard website:
bishopchatard.org/academics/safearrival

For the safety and well-being of all students, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis has instituted safety protocols by which all employees and volunteers of its Catholic schools must abide. All adults who will be volunteering in any Bishop Chatard activity at which students are present are required to participate in this online safety training program. Please complete the Child Safety Training before you volunteer.

Have you completed SafeParish program at your parish?

If you have completed this program at your parish, you don’t need to complete it again. Contact Libbie Steiner, Lsteiner@bishopchatard.org for the procedure.

Start the Program

This program is online, taking about 45 minutes to complete. The program can be accessed at https://www.archindysafeparish.org/. Passcode is Archindy2021.

Questions?

Bishop Chatard appreciates your willingness to volunteer. If you have questions about this program, please contact Libbie Steiner at Lsteiner@bishopchatard.org.

Any parents who believe their family may qualify for the Free and Reduced School Meal Program and other benefits such as textbook assistance may apply for this program at any time throughout the school year.
Learn More about the program and application procedure

If you qualify for free/reduced school meals, contact BCHS Guidance Counselor Pam Nixon (pnixon@bishopchatard.org) for information about SAT/ACT test fee waivers and possible college application waivers.

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Summer Community Food Program

The BCHS Technology Department recommends your student set up a personal email account that you can then use to contact him/her during the school day. (Bishop Chatard student email accounts do not receive emails from anyone outside of the BCHS system.) Students who need help setting the iPad to view a personal email account are encouraged to contact the school Tech Counter.
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.
Archdiocese Safe-Environment Newsletter (pdf)

Updated June 2022

View Indiana Immunization Requirements from in.gov

Incoming Seniors – Class of 2023
Timely attention to senior vaccines is important, especially the Meningococcal vaccines.

There are 2 different meningococcal vaccines (MCV4 and Meningococcal B).

  1. Seniors are REQUIRED to have 2 MCV4 vaccines prior to the start of his/her Senior year. Note: individuals who receive dose 1 on or after the 16th birthday only need 1 dose of MCV4, per the Indiana State guidelines.
  2. Meningococcal B vaccinations are “recommended” for Senior year, however most colleges and universities require the 2 shot series prior to admission.

If your senior has not received the above, please make arrangements to get these vaccines and forward proof of immunization to BCHS. County Health Departments can assist with these vaccinations.

Submitting Records to BCHS
Your student may bring immunization documentation to the Nursing office, or email documents to nurses@bishopchatard.org. Documents can also be faxed to 317-251-3648. Questions? Contact the School Nursing Office (Jeanne Agostino and Monica Meyer) at 317-251-1451 ext. 2245, or email nurses@bishopchatard.org.

Note: COVID positive test results should be sent to medical@bishopchatard.org, not nurses@bishopchatard.org

Timeframe for Immunizations
“Indiana Code 20-34-4-5 states that each school shall require parents to provide proof of student immunization status no later than the first day of school attendance. The same code also states that schools may grant one waiver for up to 20 days to allow students time to obtain the required school vaccines. Students who fail to comply with required school immunizations at the conclusion of this waiver period and who do not have a medical or religious exemption on file or other documentation indicating the immunizations are in progress are not in compliance with state law.”

To help prevent such issues, IDOH will be sending notices to parents of children who are missing one or more vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. In addition, more information about summer vaccination clinics will be available in the coming weeks.

As required under 410 IAC 33, Ben Reilly, Vice Principal of Student Services, is designated as the Bishop Chatard High School Indoor Air Quality  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 breilly@bishopchatard.org. 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: www.in.gov.

Asbestos Notification
The Bishop Chatard High School school building is known to have asbestos containing building materials (ACBM) in various locations that are maintained in a safe condition with ongoing surveillance, re-inspections, and an ongoing operations and maintenance program according to law.

Indiana Non-Public Education Association (INPEA) brings to the forefront public policy and societal issues affecting non-public schools and families.

The INPEA is anticipating a somewhat contentious 2019 Indiana legislative session that may include challenges to programs important to Catholic schools. Visit www.inpea.org for more information.

All BCHS students are covered by an insurance plan that provides secondary coverage to existing family plans. Students are covered coming to and going from school as well as all school-sponsored activities. Further information can be obtained from Christa Wynk, Director of Business Operations, cwynk@bishopchatard.org or 317-251-1451, Ext. 2251.

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