Dear Bishop Moore Catholic families,

With less than a week before the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, we are ready and excited to welcome our in-person and virtual learners! On Wednesday-Friday of this week, we held our new student orientation for freshmen and transfer students. This experience was a great opportunity for our new hornets to figure out where to go and what to do, easing the stress of the first day.

We hope you received the email from President Doyle regarding how we need your help to keep our BMC community safe. Let's work together to ensure that our students are making good choices both on and off campus. Together We Are MOORE!

In Christ,

The BMC Administrative Team

**We sent current parents our weekly faculty and staff communication, in error. Mea Culpa! But now you have some insight as to what is taking place, internally, preparing for the start of school.
Student Schedule for First Week of School
Please See Important CHANGE Regarding Student Attendance For the First Week of School!
Optional Zoom Practice on Aug. 24

Monday, Aug. 24th - Optional Zoom Login Practice for ALL Students
BMC is offering ALL students an opportunity to practice logging into Zoom and use Zoom controls on their iPads before school starts.  

Before joining the practice Zoom session, please follow the directions in the video below.

Class Practice Times:
9:00-9:30 am: Freshmen
10:00-10:30 am: Sophomore
11:00-11:30 am: Juniors
12:00-12:30 pm: Seniors


Meet Our New Assistant Principal
We are excited to introduce our new Assistant Principal, Mr. Vito Mazzini. Mr. Mazzini is originally from Homestead, Florida and moved to Eustis in '04 where he currently lives with his wife, Sandra. They have two sons, Vito and Nick.

Vito is a graduate from Christopher Columbus Catholic High School, Florida State University and received his Masters in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He was a Science teacher with Miami-Dade Public Schools for twenty-one years.

For the past sixteen years, Vito has worked for OCPS teaching AP Bio and serving as a STEM facilitator for teachers working with Special Education students.

Vito enjoys traveling, Disney, gardening, sports, and, most importantly, his family and Catholic faith.

Mr. Mazzini will join Marvin Snyder and Yvonne Toro as part of our Assistant Principal Team. Welcome to the BMC family, Mr. Mazzini!
The How To for Virtual Learners
THIS GRAPHIC HAS BEEN UPDATED! PLEASE REVIEW
BMC Map (Traffic Flow on Campus)
In an effort to keep our hornets safe and practice social distancing, we have created this map that displays the flow of traffic on the BMC campus. When students arrive on campus, they will find directional arrows on the walkways, reminding them of the direction to travel while walking on campus.
2020-2021 Yearbooks & Senior Ads
Dear Parents and Class of 2021,

IMPORTANT SENIOR YEARBOOK INFORMATION: Click Here to read the letter to senior parents, purchase senior yearbook ads, and to purchase the 2021 yearbook.

Senior Ads:
  • Full-page (Allows up to 10 images):
  • $400 (due August 28) or $450 (due Sept. 11) or $500 (due Sept. 25) 
  • Half-page (Allows up to 6 images):
  • $250 (due August 28) or $300 (due Sept. 11) or $350 (due Sept. 25) 
  • Fourth-page (Allows up to 3 images):
  • $150 (due August 28) or $200 (due Sept. 11) or $250 (due Sept. 25)
                    
Don’t delay and order your yearbook today!

Please refer any questions to Mrs. Chwalisz (pronounced Fall-Leash), yearbook adviser, at chwaliszh@bishopmoore.org.
Campus Ministry
We are excited to share what Campus Ministry is offering our virtual hornets!

Livestream Mass once a month for each grade level.

Speak with a priest: students may arrange an online meeting with Fr. Anthony to talk about their spiritual life and receive guidance.

Online Meet Ups: Special interest small groups that meet once a week to discuss spirituality and other topics. A great way to connect to other virtual students and students on campus. Students can sign up here.

Campus Ministry Instagram Account: Your student can keep up with life on campus through our Instagram account here.
Purchasing E-Texts & Student Schedules
*PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT STUDENT SCHEDULES AND E-BOOKS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL AUG. 24, 2020.

On Monday, August 24, all students will be able to see their schedule via FACTS (RenWeb). If a student has an issue with his/her schedule, there will be a Request for Schedule Change Form available starting Wednesday, August 26. Students (or parents) should not reach out to his/her individual School Counselor, as all potential changes will only be considered if submitted on the form. Students will be able to access this form via his/her School Counselor’s Schoology group. The only changes that will be considered are true errors - i.e. the student has already taken the course, a level change, a lunch change due to a documented medical condition, or there is an open space where a class is supposed to be. An open space is NOT the same as a Free Period. A Free Period will actually say Free Period. An empty space is an error and you must complete the form.

Virtual Discipline/Attendance Policy
Parents, there are three waivers that are mandatory for all students, virtual and in person learners, to complete. Please visit the Parent Portal and sign these three waivers. A new waiver, the Virtual Discipline/Attendance Policy has recently been added.

Virtual Discipline/Attendance Policy
All students and parents need to sign the Virtual Discipline and Attendance Policy. Even if your student is attending in-person, we need all students and parents to be familiar with this policy, in case of quarantine. Students will be emailed instructions on their Bishop Moore Email on how to sign the policy.
Parents will find the waiver in the WebForm area of the Parent Portal. 


If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Vazquez at vazquezm@bishopmoore.org.
Important Links and Other Information


The entire Student Handbook can be reviewed at the link, above, but we wanted to bring your attention to a few changes to the following items in our handbook.

  • All students are required to wear a snug-fitting mask/facial covering (fully covering nose and mouth) while on BMC property. Masks must be BMC-appropriate and are limited to solid-colors only. Masks must not have any logos or text; the only exception to this rule is the BMC school logo and/or Hornet. Masks with exhalation valves or vents are not permitted, per current CDC recommendations. Additional information about Masks/Face Coverings from the CDC can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html

  • Students are required to wear school-issued lanyard with current BMC ID at all times while on BMC property. 

  • All BMC jackets, sweatshirts, hoodies, etc. must be in school colors (Black, Gold, Gray or White ONLY); other colors are not permitted to be worn on campus during the school day.



You should have received an introductory email regarding this Crisis hotline resource for students.

Bishop Moore Catholic High School