Hello Bishop Chatard families,

PowerSchool registration will open early next week for the 2019-2020 school year. This registration process provides an opportunity for each family to update important personal contact information and to complete critical back-to-school documents.  All back-to-school documents and the PowerSchool electronic signature must be completed by Wednesday, July 31.  Students will not receive their iPads until all documents are complete.

The PowerSchool registration process has changed some since last school year. Early next week, PowerSchool will be sending you an email with instructions on how to register. Information that you will need to complete the 2019-2020 process will be included in that email. The email will come to you from PowerSchool Registration Support. If you do not receive this email in your Inbox, please check your Spam folder. Please email Ame Alerding at aalerding@bishopchatard.org if you are unable to access the PowerSchool email

Important - Documents & Additional Information:

Each student needs to bring this form to orientation day, so that student ID’s may be processed. You may also order school pictures through this form. 

Each parent needs to complete this online form.

To view all back-to-school documents please visit www.bishopchatard.org/parents/forms/ .  The link is located under the “Parent” tab and the “Forms” quicklink.

If you have any questions, need help, or do not have access to the internet, please email Allison Mayer, Assistant to the Principal and Vice Principals, at amayer@bishopchatard.org or 251-1451 ext. 2248.

Joe Hansen, Principal
Other Important Information

Upcoming Dates: Refer to the Bishop Chatard website for additional schedule and calendar information.

School offices closed, Friday, August 2: Staff Day of Reflection 

7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 6: Mandatory Freshman Orientation (snack provided)

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 6: Freshman Parent Coffee

1:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m., Tuesday, August 6: Mandatory Upperclassman Orientation
7:50 a.m. Arrival, Wednesday, August 7: Full Day of School for all students

9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Thursday, August 8: First All School Mass 

2:10 p.m., Friday, August 9: Dismissal time

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., August 12: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Parent Meeting 

6:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 14: Back-to-School Night 

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. August 19: Senior Parent Meeting

Parking Registration Information:
Parking registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be sent to senior parents next week using a Google form. Parking spots will be assigned to seniors on a first-come, first-served basis. A week after the seniors have signed up, parking registration will be sent via email to parents of underclassmen.
Seniors will receive their assigned parking spots on orientation day , Tuesday, August 6.  There will be no reserved spots for underclassmen, but underclassmen still need to register their cars.

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for a parking spot, your student must have a license and be actively driving a car to school by the first day of school, Tuesday, August 6 . Otherwise please DO NOT register him/her for a parking spot. 

Voucher Information:  
Indiana Choice Scholarship Program “State Voucher” Applications must be completed by Aug. 3, 2019, in order to receive the state voucher for the 2019-2020 school year. 

For the 2019-2020 school year, the Business Office is requiring anyone who is eligible for a voucher to schedule an appointment to review and apply for your state voucher for your child at www.bishopchatard.org/business/financial-aid/ .

Please bring your signed 2018 1040 federal tax return plus any other supporting documentation for any non-taxable income that you may receive. A listing of these items is provided on the website. 

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. FACTS applications must be done online at www.bishopchatard.org/business/facts / .

Please keep in mind, all voucher appointments must be completed and all payment arrangements must be set up before a student may start classes or receive his/her iPad on August 6.  Please contact Karen Feeney, Tuition Manager, if you have questions about the status of your account in regards to this rule at kfeeney@bishopchatard.org .   

Cafeteria Info and Free and Reduced Lunch:
All students have MyMealTime accounts to be used for purchasing meals. Parents may set up the payment side of their student’s account. Please visit www.bishopchatard.org/menus/lunch-payment/ to learn how to set up an account. There is no cost to set up an account and parents can monitor their student’s purchases. A student needs to have money in his/her account in order to purchase meals. Deposits can be made online or by bringing in a check or cash. Breakfast and lunch menus are on the website. MyMealTime charges a 4.9% convenience fee for online deposits.
Bishop Ch atard participates in the National School Lunch Program which provides free or reduced-priced breakfast and lunch to those students who qualify. To complete an application for this benefit:
  • Go to www.bishopchatard.org/parents/meal-payment/
  • If you already have a MyMealTime account, log-in and click on Free & Reduced Applications
  • If you do not have a mealtime account, you will need to create MyMealTime account.
If you would like to fill out a paper application, please email Michael Dlugosz, Cafeteria Manager, mdluglosz@bishopchatard.org t o arrange a time to pick one up.

Trinity Parent Club:
Bishop Chatard has many volunteer opportunities for parents. If you would like to be part of our Trinity Parent Club, please click here . You may visit www.bishopchatard.org/parents/trinity-parent-club/ for more information about our Trinity Parent Club.