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2022 Back to School Information and forms

Back to school information and forms will be posted as they become available.

Powerschool Update
Before orientation, parents will receive an email about setting up their PowerSchool account. At that time you’ll be able to access student schedules. We appreciate your patience as we are transitioning to our new PowerSchool system through the Archdiocese. (Powerschool is our student information software, storing family information, grades, and transcripts.)


Sophomores, juniors and seniors who will be attending Bishop Chatard High School for the first time in 2022-2023 are required to attend a short Transfer Student Orientation program on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at 1 p.m. This orientation session will last approximately 90 minutes.

While at orientation, students will hear from Principal John Hasty, walk their class schedule and receive their iPad. Students should wear their school uniforms to this session. When arriving, students should come to the main office where they will be directed to the orientation site. We look forward to seeing your student on August 8. Once again, welcome to Bishop Chatard!

Orientation for all upperclassmen will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m., and transfer students also attend that session.

Student orientation for all members of the sophomore, junior and senior classes will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a school day for students, and all are required to attend wearing the school uniform.

Each student needs to print and bring the picture registration form to Orientation. All students will have their school photo taken at their orientation. Any parent wishing to order photos may do so using the form. Payment is required at the time photos are taken.
Download Photo Registration Form

The first full day of classes for the entire student body will be Wednesday, Aug. 10. The Bishop Chatard faculty and staff look forward to welcoming all students to the 2022-2023 school year!

Class of 2026 Orientation is Tuesday, Aug. 9.

  • Drop-off is from 7:00 to 7:30 a.m.
    Parents are asked to enter campus from Kessler Blvd., turn south on Crittenden Ave., left on Northgate, and enter the parking lot to drop off their student at Door 10 (Athletic entrance in parking lot). We encourage parents to drop off their student on this first day, if possible. This welcome tradition at Bishop Chatard is something you won’t want to miss!
  • Students are to wear school uniforms to orientation.
  • Students should bring their completed Photo registration form (PRINT FORM HERE), whether ordering a photo or not. If you would like to purchase your student’s school photo, please complete and include payment. All students, regardless of whether photos are purchased, will have their picture taken.
  • Schedule for the day:
    • Students will check out the club fair in the AUX gym from 7 to 8 a.m., meet Principal John Hasty, walk their class schedule, have their school picture and Class of 2026 group picture taken
    • Lunch will be provided by Bishop Chatard and eaten with their Senior Peer Minister.
    • iPads will be issued to students who have not yet received their device.
    • Orientation will conclude at approximately 11:30 a.m. for students who have already received their iPad. A 30-minute session will be held for students receiving iPads on orientation day, and those students will be released at noon.
    • Students may be picked up at Door 10 or on Crittenden Ave.

The first full day of classes for the entire student body will be Wednesday, Aug. 10.

We look forward to seeing your student on August 9. Once again, welcome to Bishop Chatard!

All students will have their school photo taken at their orientation. Each student needs to print and bring the picture registration form to Orientation.

Any parent wishing to order photos may also do so using this form. Payment is required at the time photos are taken.
Download Photo Registration Form


Schoolbelles has informed us that some BCHS school uniform shirts, pants and shorts continue to be on backorder.

Through Friday, Aug. 12, the school will be lenient in its uniform policy with those students who are on the Schoolbelles backorder list. Students who have not received new items ordered from Schoolbelles may wear non-Schoolbelles khaki pants, khaki shorts, and Bishop Chatard spirit wear shirts to school next week.

All students who have a Schoolbelles uniform are expected to wear it to school beginning Tuesday, Aug. 9. Schoolbelles is keeping Bishop Chatard apprised as to the number of families still awaiting orders, and we will provide an update if delays continues beyond next week.

If you have questions or have trouble acquiring alternative apparel to wear, please contact Mr. Vince Lorenzano at vlorenzano@bishopchatard.org.

If so, while logged in to their school google account/BCHS email, do the following:

  1. Go to Settings > Mail > Account > Gmail > Re-enter Password
  2. Re-enter their school password and they should be able to open their email account.

Some freshmen and transfer students have not yet received a Bishop Chatard email address. Any student who has not received his/her BC email address will receive that on Orientation Day.

All families who may qualify for free and reduced meals must submit an application EACH YEAR, even if your student received them in the previous year.

Families need not apply ONLY if they are directly certified — those who receive Medicaid, TANF, SNAP, etc. Qualified families will be notified by mail.

As of Aug. 1, freshmen and transfer students cannot yet submit an application. Parents will be notified when that process can begin.
If your situation changes, applications can be made at any time throughout the school year.
If a student qualifies for free/reduced lunches, he/she automatically qualifies for textbook assistance, so all are encouraged to apply.

Payment Plan Setup – If you haven’t set this up in our FACTS software, do so immediately.

FACTS information
Open FACTS Software

Indiana School Choice Scholarships (Vouchers)

  • Application time is running out
    If you need financial assistance or think you qualify for a state choice voucher, you are running out of time to apply. We need to do voucher paperwork as soon as possible in order to complete it timely. To apply, please use the link above for FACTS to submit an application. Please note, you will need to upload your entire 2021 federal tax return to your application. This means all pages, forms and schedules that are a part of your return.
  • Applied and expecting a voucher?:
    If you have already applied for aid and are also expecting a voucher, make sure to check your email for the paperwork to sign. It will come from AdobeSign; check your spam folder as well.
We are asking that all financial aid and voucher paperwork be completed before the students return to school on August 9 so it is imperative that you take care of this, if you have not already done so.
Questions? Contact Karen Feeney, Tuition Manager, at kfeeney@bishopchatard.org.
Parking registration is now being accepted for a numbered parking spot in the paved lot on a first-come, first-served basis. Once all paved parking spots have been assigned, students will be given a gravel lot parking spot.
Previous emails have been sent about this. Applications are taken throughout the school year, if situations change.

  • Please complete this registration only if your student has a driver’s license and a car to park on campus.
  • Each student must show proof of a valid driver’s license before a parking tag will be issued.
  • Students who successfully register will receive a parking tag on their orientation day.

Questions? Contact Ben Reilly, Vice Principal of Student Services, at breilly@bishopchatard.org.

Parking Registration Form

Questions? Contact Ben Reilly, VP of Student Services, at breilly@bishopchatard.org


..And Don’t Miss These!


Freshman Parent Coffee: August 9, after drop-off

After dropping off your freshman for Orientation on Tuesday morning, please join members of the Bishop Chatard Trinity (parent) Club for a cup of coffee and breakfast pastry, and an opportunity to meet other parents of the Class of 2026.

We will gather in the Stadium Concession Stand Plaza. After dropping your student at Door #10, drive around and park in the southeast area of the parking lot. We look forward to celebrating the beginning of your child’s high school career at BCHS!


NEW- Parent ‘App’ – BCHS info at your fingertips

Do you find yourself wanting a quick place to find commonly used information from the BCHS website?

Simply add this ‘app’ to your homescreen for a webpage of quick links and information at your fingtertips!

Open App Here

  • If you are currently viewing this on the device you want the icon, follow these instructions:
    1. Open the app link: Open here
    2. After a few seconds, a popup will appear with instructions.
    3. Follow instructions or your normal process to add a link to your homescreen. If you get stuck and there is an option to open in a browser, follow that option.
  • If you’d like to add this to a different device (a cell phone, an iPad, etc.), you can either use the link above or scan in the QR code below with the device. A popup will appear with instructions or simply follow your normal process to add an icon to your homescreen.
    Parent App QR codeView Detailed Instructions
    • PowerSchool, Canvas and Directory Spot logins will be explained/activated as school begins.
    • Don’t forget: Click the first green button on the app each time you use it to see any updates on the app.
Parent App Screen Shot

Fall Sports Athletic Forms

Parents of Fall sport athletes: make sure all Final Forms signatures are completed and your student’s physical form submitted!

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Trinity Club and Volunteering

All parents are automatically members of the Trinity Club, the original parent organization at BCHS. Participation can be social, educational or spiritual in nature. Sign up to volunteer for various events and activities during the year. You will be contacted as the dates near.

Volunteer Form
Join the Athletic Booster Club

Membership is open for the Athletic Booster Club, supporting BCHS student-athletes throughout the year. Selected membership levels include season passes to athletic events.
Read more about the Club Become a Member

Common BCHS Forms Throughout the year

 

 

 


View Details (These students must also attend the Upperclassmen Orientation)
  • August 4: All back-to-school documents and the PowerSchool electronic signature must be completed
    See details below
  • August 5: Freshman Orientation; Freshman Parent Coffee
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  • August 5: Upperclassmen Orientation
    View Details
  • EVERYONE: Bring in School Photo form to August 5 Orientation
  • August 6: First Day of School for all students
  • August 11: Parent Back to School Night: 6:00 p.m.
  • August 15: Indiana Choice Scholarship (Voucher) application deadline
  • The PowerSchool registration link is now open! Log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal and click REGISTRATION in the lower left-hand corner to get started.

    Depending on the number of Bishop Chatard students in your family and the number of contacts you have, the registration process will take you from 10 to 30 minutes. The form will walk you through the fields that need to be completed and prompt you when more data is required.

    All back-to-school documents and the PowerSchool electronic signature must be completed by August 4, 2021.

    If you have any questions, need help, or do not have access to the internet, please email Ame’ Alerding, Guidance Assistant, at aalerding@bishopchatard.org or 251-1451 ext. 2227.

    • School Picture Form
      (Download the form)

      All students will have their school pictures taken during orientation and should bring their completed picture form with them, whether they are ordering a photo or not.
      This form is needed to process the school IDs.
      Any parent wishing to order photos may also do so using this form. Payment is required at the time photos are taken.

    • Trinity Club Parent Volunteer Form
      (Open the form)

      Bishop Chatard has many volunteer opportunities for parents. Every family is automatically a member of the BCHS Trinity Club, a wonderful way to meet other parents while participating in the mission and success of Bishop Chatard. Use the link above to volunteer for an activity during the school year.
      Learn more about the Trinity Club

    Indiana Choice Scholarship Program “State Voucher” applications must be completed by Aug. 15, 2021, in order to receive the state voucher for the 2021-2022 school year.

    The BCHS business office must have your 2020 tax return as soon as possible, in order to process any financial aid or Indiana Choice Scholarship applications. Even though the IRS allows an extension to file until October 15, the State of Indiana does not recognize that for the purpose of the choice scholarships. If you qualify for a choice scholarship but do not comply with the timeline and miss the window, the difference will not be made up in direct BCHS aid.

    Contact Karen Feeney, Tuition Manager, if you have questions about the status of your account in regards to this rule at kfeeney@bishopchatard.org.

    Visit our Vouchers page for additional information and eligibility guidelines.


    BCHS Financial Aid
    REMINDER: In order to receive any financial aid from Bishop Chatard, you must apply for financial aid through the BCHS FACTS financial aid. No financial aid will be awarded unless a FACTS application is complete.
    Visit our FACTS FAQS PAGE for FACTS application and information.


    Tuition FACTS Payment Options
    Below are the payment options available through FACTS:

    • Annually: One-time payment made by July 30; when paying by FACTS, cash, or check, receive a $200 discount.
    • Semi-Annually (FACTS): Semi-annual payments are made on July 5, 2021, and January 5, 2022.
      Quarterly (FACTS) – Quarterly payments are made on July 5, 2021; Oct. 5, 2021; Jan. 5, 2022; and April 5, 2022.

    • Ten Month (FACTS): Ten payments beginning in July 2021 and concluding in April 2022.
      Some FACTS payment plans will not start until August and will run through May as the business office deals with the financial aid/Indiana Choice Scholarship program changes.

    Families on FACTS payment plans: The BCHS Business office is still working on getting everyone’s plan up and running this year. Due to the significant changes to the Indiana Choice program, this is a much longer process this year. Many families will not start until August (but will get their full 10-month cycle). If you have not been set up for your normal first payment in July, we will get to you for August.


    Free Breakfast & Lunch for EVERYONE this year

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved all schools to offer free lunch and breakfast ‘meal deals’ (where available) to ALL students, regardless of income, for the entire 2021-22 school year. This means students will receive their USDA ‘Meal Deal” for FREE this school year, no application involved.
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    MyMealTime account

    All students have MyMealTime accounts to be used for purchasing in the lunch line. Parents may set up the payment side of their student’s account. There is no cost to set up an account and parents can monitor their student’s purchases. Deposits to the account can be made via cash, check or online. No payment is accepted at checkout. Please note: MyMealTime charges a 4.9% convenience fee for online deposits.
    Lunch Payment & MyMealTime Details

    View daily breakfast and lunch menus

    Free/Reduced Meal Program Application

    Even though breakfast/lunch ‘meal deals’ are free to all this year, we encourage any family who believes they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Meal Program to apply for the next school year. Additional benefits, like textbook assistance and some college fees, are available through the program. Applications need to be submitted each year for this program.
    View Free/Reduced Price Meal Program and Application Instructions


    Questions? Contact Michael Dlugosz, Cafeteria Manager, mdluglosz@bishopchatard.org .
    View the Indiana Dept. of Education’s Non-Discrimination Statement

    Parking Registration Form

    Parking registration is now being accepted for reserved open parking in the paved lot, on a first come – first served basis. Once these are gone, students will be given a gravel lot parking spot.

    • Please complete this registration only if your student has a driver’s license and a car to park on campus.
    • Each student must show proof of a valid driver’s license before a parking tag will be issued.
    • Students who successfully register will receive a parking tag on their orientation day.

    Questions? Contact Ben Reilly, VP of Student Services, at breilly@bishopchatard.org

    
    

    RT @BCHS_Principal This past Saturday, Sarah Semon competed in the Indiana State School Music Association State-level Solo and Ensemble Festival at Perry Meridian High School, and achieved a near-perfect, Gold Rating on her soprano solo! Congratulations Sarah! pic.twitter.com/DmXyj3k7AX

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