March 8, 2020

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Help Minimize the Spread of Disease

Dear Bishop Manogue Community, 

The health and wellbeing of our students and staff continue to be a top priority at Bishop Manogue. Our staff is taking additional precautionary measures to help minimize the spread of contagious diseases. We also encourage the following best-practices to promote a healthy environment on campus: 

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Aches
  • Sore Throat
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills 

Students, parents, coaches, and staff should not come to campus if they are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms outlined above. This will allow for much-needed rest for the ill individuals and help minimize the spread to our school community. 

Bishop Manogue is committed to working with our students, staff, and coaches to develop appropriate absence plans and work plans to promote healing. We appreciate parents keeping students home when they are sick, employees staying home when sick, and will be understanding and flexible to accommodate illness-related absences. 

If you are calling to report an illness-related absence, please include the following: 
  • Name of student 
  • Day the illness began
  • List of symptoms
  • Contact information: phone number and email 

Please be aware, if your student is coughing profusely on campus, we will request he or she go home until symptoms subside. This is not one or two coughs, but regular and repeated coughing. 


The best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure. The CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • 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.
  • 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.


It is important that our school staff are aware of any positive cases of communicable diseases within our school community. This allows us to follow the appropriate protocol and help minimize exposure.
Should a student, staff member or campus visitor contract a confirmed case of COVID-19, Bishop Manogue will work in conjunction with the Washoe County Health District to follow the recommended course of action. 

We appreciate your cooperation as we work to keep our campus environment healthy. We will continue to keep you updated on any changes and are thankful for our Bishop Manogue Family.
For archived information regarding our response to COVID-19, visit: . This page will be continuously updated should we receive additional information from local healthcare agencies. 

Thank you, 
BMCHS Administration 


In support and solidarity of our neighbors at Damonte Ranch High School, Bishop Manogue Catholic High School will participate in "Wear Damonte Ranch Colors" day on Monday, March 9. Students and staff, please wear forest green and navy blue. Our Bishop Manogue Family will also be creating cards and signs with uplifting messages to share with the Damonte Ranch High School Community.

For Students
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.
New Music Courses for 2020-2021 School Year

The Music Department would like to announce new and unique courses for the 2020-2021 school year! New choir classes offer the chance for students to compete and travel (local and abroad). We are also very excited to introduce a state of the art Yamaha Piano Lab and the ability to offer students Class Piano! You will learn to proficiently play piano in a group setting! If you already know you would like to sign up for this course, please see your counselor and do so by Thursday, March 13. For more information, you may contact Mrs. Hilliard at .
For Parents

Attention Returning Parents and Students, 

Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is now open! In order to secure your spot for next year, you must complete the online enrollment. Attached to this email you will find detailed instructions to assist you with the enrollment process.
Early Bird Enrollment Fee is $700 and will be available until March 9th. Enrollment Fee after March 9th will increase to $725.
If you are waiting for your financial aid offer letter before enrolling, please know letters will be mailed out on a weekly basis as applications are reviewed. We are currently waiting for responses for donors as to their selection of scholarship recipients. We are hopeful that these letters will be mailed out by mid-March.
If you are looking to make tuition payments, you must create a FACTS account and set up a payment plan first. If you have already applied for financial aid through FACTS or have an existing FACTS tuition payment plan account, you will use the same account you have already created. When creating a tuition payment plan for the first time once completed, you will be given a 9-digit number. If you have an existing payment plan you must login to your account to retrieve this 9-digit number (example: 114-500-900).  This number will be needed to complete the online enrollment contract . Click Here to be connected to FACTS.
Online Enrollment Instructions: HERE
  1. Create a Payment Plan in FACTS or retrieve existing FACTS Payment Plan agreement number, if applicable.
  2. Log in to your MyBackpack account. You can also find the link to MyBackpack in the top right hand corner of our website.
  3. Click on the Enrollment/Re-Enrollment link.
  4. Click on the Review Profile button and review your contact information. If any changes are needed, please correct them. When finished or if all information is accurate, please check the box next to My Profile is Up-to-Date. Then click Submit.
  5. Click on the View Contract icon. Please review your tuition agreement, any applicable financial aid award, and health information by filling in the appropriate fields. Click the Submit Contract button on the bottom of the agreement to send your completed agreement to the school.
  6. Make your Enrollment Payment by checking the appropriate box and corresponding blue button. You may use a credit or debit card, or withdraw funds from your checking or savings account by using e-check. There is a 2.85% service fee to process the enrollment fee with a credit card. 
  7. Click on the Additional Forms to view the Parent Service Hour policy and also to access the Parish Discount Application, if applicable. 
Thank you, and we look forward to the 2020-2021 school year! 

Athletics and Extra Curriculars

Campus Ministry
Mass in Honor of Damonte Ranch Students: March 12, 2020

In support of Damonte Ranch High School, Bishop Manogue Catholic High School will be celebrating a Mass honoring students who have lost their lives. The Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 12th at 7:20AM in the Chapel.

All are invited to join us in prayer.
Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Students and teachers are invited for 9 days to reflect and pray on the example of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Meet in room B111 at 7:40 am each day starting Friday March 13th. Reflection and prayer will take place.  See flyer.

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  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

BASH Volunteers
Please call Jane Festa at 775-336-6061 or sign up HERE if you would like to help us put on BASH 2020 on April 24! Thank you!
Intermission Snacks
Individually wrapped snacks needed for intermission during Sister Act on March 13 & 14. Examples would be candy bars, granola bars, wrapped cookies, and small bottles of water. Please contact Bonnie Hansen at 775-336-6000.

Parent volunteers to help with Adoration
In the past, Bishop Manogue has offered time for prayer in our chapel with the Blessed Sacrament exposed in Adoration. In order for this tradition to continue in a structured setting, we need parent volunteers. Our Campus Ministry department desires your support so that students will have opportunities throughout the year to attend Adoration during the school day. Please fill out the Google form to give us more information so we can put together a schedule for regular Adoration. Your time and talent is greatly appreciated.

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   and she will contact you directly.

Admission Gate
Service opportunities for parents at the Baseball and Softball admissions gate. 
Sign up   HERE
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  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  to be removed from the update list.

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