March 1, 2020

Upcoming Dates

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4
SAT TESTING
1pm Dismissal - Grade 11

THURSDAY, MARCH 5
1pm Dismissal - Grades 11-12

FRIDAY, MARCH 6
1pm Dismissal - All Grades
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Update on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear Bishop Manogue Community, 


The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be prevalent in the media and minds of our community. Bishop Manogue is closely monitoring official updates and will follow any recommendations provided by the CDC and local health authorities. We encourage all BMCHS students, staff and families to follow the CDC prevention guidelines to prevent the spread of respiratory disease (shown below).  

Our team will continue to prioritize our health resources and keep our school community informed should our protocol change.



There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility).

For Students
Sign Ups Open For Girls Retreat!

Sign ups are happening now for the All-Girls Retreat! This fun retreat is open to all female students ! It will be at Grizzly Creek Ranch in Portola, Calif. March 15th-17th. Pick up a permission form in the campus ministry room or contact Ms. Klekas for information: allison.klekas@bishopmanogue.org
For Parents
Yearbook Tributes

Dear Senior Parents/Guardians,
Each year, we reserve some space in the yearbook for you to honor your senior in your own way and words, and we have a few spots left! Just send us your pictures and your message, and the Staff will create a special yearbook ad.
If you'd like your senior to be included in the Tribute section of the yearbook, we need your submission no later than Monday, March 9, 2020
For instructions on how to submit a Senior Tribute  CLICK HERE .   

Prices are below.
Full page $450 max 6 photos
½ page $250 max 5 photos
¼ page $150 max 4 photos
Course Changes

Thank you for turning in your Course Request forms to select your classes for next year. The school bases its course sections and class size counts on the number of requests received for each course. Therefore, it is imperative that your course requests demonstrate a commitment to the classes you chose.

If you or your child are discussing a potential class change, please contact your counselor as soon as possible. Once sections are established by administration in spring, movement to other classes may be limited or impossible to avoid overcrowding in a particular class. Schedule change requests should be finalized prior to May 29 th .  We highly encourage any course add/drops to occur prior to summer break.

Counselors will not be available over summer, so any schedule change requests received after May 29 th , will not be reviewed until Tuesday, August 4 th . Schedule changes will be completed on a drop-in basis beginning on Tuesday, August 4 th .  Please understand that schedule changes will only be made for academic reasons, and not to accommodate teacher preferences.
Curious about how financial aid works at Bishop Manogue? Please see some frequently asked questions below!

Financial Aid & Scholarships Information FAQ: 

Q. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TUITION ASSISTANCE AND SCHOLARSHIPS?

Tuition Assistance: Need-based assistance
  • Funded by donations and fundraising
  • Eligibility is determined by a third party reviewer called FACTS Grant & Aid

Scholarships: Need and Merit-based assistance
  • Created and funded by private donations and memorial gifts

Q. WHEN WILL MY FAMILY BE NOTIFIED ON THE STATUS OF MY TUITION ASSISTANCE APPLICATION?

The first wave of tuition assistance notification letters will be distributed Friday 2/21. Qualifying families who have submitted their complete Financial Aid application and corresponding materials will be notified first. 

Q. WHEN WILL I BE NOTIFIED ON THE STATUS OF MY STUDENT’S SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION? 

As donors select recipients, letters will be mailed ONLY to those who are awarded scholarships. Donors make their selections at different rates and your patience is appreciated as we accommodate their decision making process. Please do not contact the school to check the status of your application. 

Q. CAN MY STUDENT STILL APPLY FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE AND SCHOLARSHIPS?

Application for tuition assistance is still available. Tuition assistance is granted on a first come first served basis. The availability of funds to provide financial aid will continue to decrease as time goes by so it is imperative to submit a complete application as soon as possible.

There are currently no open scholarships, however we encourage you to check the website as scholarships do become available throughout the year. 

Q. CAN MY STUDENT APPLY FOR A PARISH DISCOUNT?
Yes, the parish discount application can be found HERE


Important Dates: 

  • Online Enrollment for All Students opens March. 2. 
  • Early Bird Enrollment ends March 9… (enrollment fee will increase after that date). 

Students can Apply NOW For Financial Aid for the 2020/2021 school year! CLICK HERE TO BEGIN.

Athletics and Extra Curriculars
Swim and Dive Fundraiser at Yogurt Beach!

Head over to Yogurt Beach on  Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the South Meadows location  to support the swim and dive teams!
Check out the flyer HERE !

Community
St. Teresa Summer Camp Counselors Needed

St. Teresa Summer Camp in Carson City is hiring for seasonal summer camp counselors! They are looking for enthusiastic, positive camp counselors to lead, motivate, and help create a fun environment for our young "campers"! Full and part time hours available. If you're looking for something to do this summer before you go to college, this is it!! If you enjoy being outside and working with kids of all ages, this is the job for you!! Looking for ages 18 and older. Please contact Carmen Mellow at  Cdelatorre@stts.org  or call 775-882-2079.  
Build On Fundraiser

The Build On organization is raising funds for their next trip. Some BMCHS students are involved and would love for everyone to go eat at Qdoba on March 12, from 2-4, to help out! 20% of the sales go to the Build On program to help students pay for supplies and travel expenses to physically assist in building a school in Malawi, Africa. Please bring the flyer to Qdoba for credit!

Service Opportunities
Students:

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School Crab Feed. 
We are looking for some food servers for our March 7th event. Read about the event HERE.
Parents:

Art Show
Service hours are available for the BMCHS Art Show on April 3! Sign up HERE!

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
 Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week will take place the week of May 4th through May 8th this year. If you would like to help in planning and implementing this so we can celebrate and pamper our wonderful BMCHS teachers and staff, please email Katie Pruski at   kscharm@gmail.com   and she will contact you directly.

Admission Gate
Service opportunities for parents at the Baseball and Softball admissions gate. 
Sign up   HERE

Development Opportunities
Please call Jane Festa at 775-336-6061 if you need service hours. Thank you!
Remember, the Diocese of Reno has mandatory requirements for volunteering at all Diocesan schools, including Bishop Manogue, and you cannot earn service hours until those requirements have been met. Contact Bonnie Hansen at  bonnie.hansen@bishopmanogue.org  or 775-336-6000 with questions.

Parents will have to enroll in Protecting God's Children through Virtus and stay up to date on monthly bulletins for two years. After the two years, you have completed all the necessary bulletins. This transfers over from any of the Diocesan schools. If you are still receiving bulletins after two complete years, contact Elda Juarez at  eldaj@catholicreno.org  to be removed from the update list.

The BMCHS Wire is your weekly guide to news and upcoming events at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School. Events and times may change after publication. Please check the   Daily Announcements   for the most current schedules. 

To submit news for the Wire, e-mail  bmchsinfo@bishopmanogue.org or fill out this form . Submissions must be received by the Thursday morning prior to Monday publication. Notable headlines submitted after Thursday morning may not appear in the Wire until a later publication.

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