Weekly Parent Email

Parent emails are scheduled to be sent each Sunday evening during the school year but may be delayed on occasion due to circumstances beyond our control. If you are not receiving the emails from messenger@plusportals.com you might try checking your spam filter. (The "from" email is a change beginning in the summer of 2019.)

To be added to our parent email list, please send an email to info@bishopkelley.org. Incoming freshman and transfer parents will automatically be added to our email list, as long as email contact information was provided with the student's registration. 

Parent Information  - Week of August 12, 2019        


Daily Mass

We welcome guests from the greater Bishop Kelley community for Daily Mass, which is celebrated at 7:15 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and at 11:50* a.m. on Wednesdays. Check-in at the main office is required before attending the Wednesday Mass. Check-in is required immediately following morning Mass if you will be visiting any other buildings on campus. 

*Confession and Benediction will follow the Wednesday Mass. The time for the Wednesday Mass will vary. We will post times in each weekly push page.




Upon arriving on campus during the school day, all visitors must initially report to the main office where they are required to provide a valid photo ID that can be scanned into the LobbyGuard System. LobbyGuard will then run a background check and print a visitor badge that you must wear. Thank you for your assistance in maintaining a safe and secure campus.



Directory Information

All directory information will be available in your secure PlusPortals account. If you do not want your directory information visible to other parents and guardians, please go to the drop-down menu next to your name in the toolbar and select Directory Listing. You will be able to remove your information from the Directory there.   



Summer Reading and Math Lists

Summer reading and math assignments should be completed before classes begin.


2019-2020 Math Packets

2019-2020 Reading List



T-Shirt Orders:

Battle of the Bishop Shirt Online Order for ALL BK Students

This year we will be selling our Battle of the Bishop shirt online. To order, go to: https://www.greenhouseoutfitters.com/collections/bkspirit. You will see three shirts listed: The Battle of the Bishops shirt for this year, the senior class shirt, and the Junior class shirt. Order your shirt or shirts by midnight Monday, August 12, so we can be sure that shirts are delivered to your student before the Battle of the Bishops game on Friday, September 13. When ordering, please be sure to put your student's name in the section listed "Special Instructions for Seller" in the shopping cart.


Junior and Senior Class Shirt Online Orders:

The junior and senior class shirts for this school year are online and ready to be ordered at https://www.greenhouseoutfitters.com/collections/bkspirit. You will see three shirts listed: The Battle of the Bishops shirt for this year, the senior class shirt, and the Junior class shirt. Order your shirt or shirts by midnight Monday, August 12. When ordering, please be sure to put your student's name in the section listed "Special Instructions for Seller" in the shopping cart.




Orientation / STC Auditorium

Dress: jeans/shorts with collared shirts for I.D. Photos

Attendance is required of all students. Each orientation will begin in the STC Auditorium and end with I.D./Yearbook photos in the Cafeteria. 


Freshmen: 8:00 a.m.

Sophomores: 10:00 a.m.

Juniors: 11:00 a.m.

Seniors: 12:00 p.m.


I.D./Yearbook Photos

All students will be required to have pictures taken at Orientation for Student I.D.s and yearbook photos for the underclassmen. Students are not required to wear uniforms to orientation. They should dress comfortably, but they do need to wear collared shirts. No short shorts should be worn. In addition, boys should adhere to the following from the Bishop Kelley Dress Code: No earrings, beards, mustaches, or facial hair. Sideburns must not extend below the bottom of the ear. Watch for emails from LifeTouch. They will email all parents shortly before Orientation Day, the day of, and then follow up a day or two after picture day. The emails will include a link for ordering pictures. 


Student Parking Passes

Parking passes are required for students who drive to school. They may be purchased at Orientation for $25. Students should bring a completed Parking Permit Information Sheet along with a valid driver’s license along with payment by cash or check.




First Day of School

9 a.m. Late Start / 3 p.m. Dismissal


Club 23 Boo Hoo Breakfast

Immediately following drop-off (come and go)

Panera Bread, 5601 East 41st Street

If you’re a freshman parent, guardian, or grandparent, you are a member of Club 23! After Kiss your Mom Goodbye, join us across the street at Panera Bread for a good cry. 


Senior Career Interns

Seniors who are scheduled for 1st quarter Career Internship should report to MQP-3 during the block they are scheduled (either 1st or 4th) on the first day of school. Students should notify their internship site that they will report to them the second day of school.


Back to School BBQ

5:30-6:30 p.m. / Student Commons

Students only, free admission.




All-School Mass, Solemnity of the Assumption

10:50 a.m. / Bishop Kelley Gym

Parents, guardians and grandparents are welcome to attend.




Meet the Comets and Stadium Open House

6-8 p.m. / Angelo Prassa Field  

Bishop Kelley Football is hosting a gathering for current families, past players, and anyone interested in touring the newly renovated stadium. Junior Comets will scrimmage right before we get started. Come meet this year’s players from Junior Comets to Varsity, as well as our Spirit Squad. There will be free BBQ and shaved ice from Josh’s Sno Shack. You’ll be able to tour the new press box, purchase apparel and this will also be the first opportunity to purchase reserved chair back seats! Each reserved seat is $75 and is good all 2019 home varsity football games. (The seat will also be available for you at post-season varsity football games; however OSSAA requires a $7 admission ticket for each post-season game.) There will be a silent auction with lots of fun items and a raffle for a Yeti cooler. Contact Paige McMurray at 918.640.3962 or paigemcmurray@gmail.com with questions.


Aloha Dance

8-10 p.m. / Courtyard

Hawaiian dress.

$5 admission for all students

(Please note this has been moved from Friday to Saturday.)

All students are welcome and freshmen are especially encouraged to attend.


Club 23 Parent Social

8 p.m. / Pub W, 61st and Yale

After supporting the Football teams and the Spirit Squad at Meet the Comets, all Freshman parents are invited to meet at Pub W during the Aloha Dance to celebrate the start of the school year. Come join the fun!




Back to School Night and Comet Kickoff

6 p.m. / Bishop Kelley Cafeteria  

The evening begins at 6 p.m., when parents, guardians, and Booster Club members* are invited to visit with teachers, coaches and moderators, purchase Comet merchandise, and enjoy free hot dogs and refreshments. At 7 p.m., parents will follow their student’s schedule and meet the teachers. Spirit Store Hours that evening will be 6-7 p.m.

*Clickhere for information to sign up for a Booster Club sponsorship or membership online.



Check your email!

All back-to-school forms including academic, health, athletic forms, and parking permit information have been emailed to you. A link to submit schedule change requests was included with student schedules.




All student information has transitioned from Backpack to PlusPortals. Every parent that did not already have an account — everyone without an incoming freshman —  was sent an account activation email from Bishop Kelley Portal Admin on Friday, August 2nd. Your user name in PlusPortals will be your email address. If you did not receive your account notification email then please contact Deb Butler at dbutler@bishopkelley.org



College Counselor Hours

Beginning with the 2019-20 school year the College Counselors (Ms. Cogan and Ms. Lawler) will adjust their office hours two days a week to allow parents/guardians and students to schedule times to meet outside the school day. Below are the changes:


Ms. Cogan:  Tuesday and Friday 10:00-6:00

Ms. Lawler:  Monday and Thursday 10:00-6:00

Their regular hours the rest of the week will be 7:45-3:15.


There will also be a change to the students each will be working with:


Ms. Cogan:  A-K 

Ms. Lawler:  L-Z 



ACT Classes in Preparation for the September, October and December ACT Tests

Megan Neely and Charlotte McGuire will offer classes at Bishop Kelley leading up to the ACT tests given on September 14th, October 26th, and December 14th. Clickhere for more information, including session times and registration forms.


ACT Intensive Review (Sundays) - This 10-hour instructional course includes instruction and content review in all subject areas tested on the ACT as well as helpful tips and testing information. The Intensive Review Class will be offered three times this fall.

Session 3: August 11, 18, 25, September 8 / 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Session 4: September 29, October 6, 13, 20 / 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Session 5: November 10, 17, 24, December 8 / 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.


ACT Advanced Math Review (Wednesdays) - This 6-hour instructional course is designed for students who have a solid grasp of math content and want additional review and practice on more complex math topics found on the ACT.  Topics include but are not limited to: matrices, advanced probability, vectors, conic sections, trigonometry, logarithms, and more. There are three sessions to choose from:

Session 3: August 21, 28, September 4, 11 / 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Session 4: October 2, 9, 16, 23 / 4-5:30 p.m.

Session 5: November 13, 20, December 4, 11 / 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.


ACT Science Review (Saturdays) - This 2.5-hour instructional course will teach students tips and tricks to get through the science section faster while improving their accuracy on the test.  Students will learn how to interpret scientific graphs and charts and apply sound reasoning techniques to passages on the science test. Students will practice with various types of passages that occur frequently on the test. Three sessions will be offered:

Session 3: Saturday, August 24 / 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Session 4: Saturday, October 12 / 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.


Session 5: Saturday, November 23 / 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.



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