Hello Bishop Chatard families,

The PowerSchool registration link is now open! Refer to the email you received from PowerSchool Registration Support earlier today (July 24), retrieve your Snapcode from that email, and you are ready to begin the process. (If you did not receive the PowerSchool email, please check your Spam folder.)

In the PowerSchool email, click the link under "How to Get Started" and insert your SnapCode. This will take you to your registration page. Below are a few additional instructions that will help you complete the process:

  • After completing the student section, you will proceed to the registration's family section. Once there, complete the information for Parent/Guardian 1. For some families, Parent/Guardian 2 may be a repeat of #1. If that is the case for your family, please click the "Remove Contact" button immediately under the Parent/Guardian heading and proceed to the next Parent/Guardian field and complete the information. If additional duplicate Parent/Guardian fields are listed, please click the "Remove Contact" button for those as well.
  • After completing the signature section, proceed to the next page and, after reviewing your registration, please be sure to SUBMIT the registration.

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 Wednesday, July 31.  Students will not receive their iPads until all documents are complete.

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.

Regards,
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 was sent to senior parents July 22 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.