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 info@bishopkelley.org you might try checking your spam filter. 

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 January 21, 2019          

 

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 21

Martin Luther King Day

No classes.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

Mandatory Freshman Meeting

8-8:45 a.m. / STC Auditorium   

Attendance will be taken and it does count towards 8 and 8. Future dates are February 13 and March 13. (The April and May dates have been cancelled.)

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Early Dismissal: 2:15 p.m.

Conferences: 5-7:30 p.m.

Click here to schedule your appointment(s) online by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22.

Plan now to discuss progress, concerns or 2019-20 school year placement with teachers from any of the four quarters this year. (Note: scheduling is easier from a computer than a phone.) Math and science teachers tend to book up quickly. To allow time for as many parents to meet with teachers as possible, conferences are limited to 10 minutes but if you are not able to answer all of your questions during that time, we encourage you to visit with the teacher about scheduling an appointment for a later date. If you have questions on scheduling an appointment through this online system, please contact Brian Ross at bross@bishopkelley.org.

 

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26

ACT Saturday Class in Preparation for the February 9th Test

This Science Saturday Review is to help prepare for the ACT given on February 9, 2019. Click here for more information and registration forms. (All three of our ACT prep classes will repeat before the April, June, and July tests.) Email MeganNeelyLLC@gmail.com for more information on those dates.

 

ACT Science Saturday Review - Meets Saturday, January 26, from 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 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 found on the test.



Musical Tickets

The Little Mermaid sold out quickly so if you have purchased tickets and find that you are unable to use them for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing bkmusical@bishopkelley.org or calling 918.609.7179 so that we can open the seats up to others. As seats become available, the information will be noted here. (If you purchased tickets and did not receive an email confirmation, please check your spam folder for an email from tickets@eventbee.com.)

 

 

Honor Roll

The second quarter honor rolls are available below.

 

A Honor Roll

B Honor Roll

 

 

BK Investments Club Challenge Match

The BK Investments Club has recently been restructured and has received a $25,000 challenge match from a donor. The club, under the direction of BK teacher/former investment broker Dennis Keeley, currently has about $5,000 invested in the stock market. BK is looking for families to provide gifts to help us secure the challenge grant. In doing so, student members of the club will have $50,000 or more in new funds to invest over the coming years. For more information on the club and how you can help, contact BK's Director of Philanthropy, Doug Thomas at dthomas@bishopkelley.org or call 918.609.7115.

 


Christian Service Hours

Hours from students' helperhelper accounts have not yet been imported into our permanent record keeping system. As a result, students' 2018-19 service hours have not yet appeared on report cards. Those hours should appear on each student's 3rd Quarter report card. Questions may be directed to Jerri Berna at jberna@bishopkelley.org.

 

 

Influenza is on the Rise

Bishop Kelley families are reminded of the following from the CDC to help stop the spread of germs:

Avoid close contact with people who are sick (Influenza virus can spread up to 6 feet).

Stay home when you are sick. You must be free of all symptoms (i.e. vomiting, diarrhea) for 24 hours and fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medication) before returning to school.

Cough or sneeze into your elbow or cover your nose and mouth with a tissue.

Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth (the T-Zone).

If your student texts or calls you between classes that that he/she doesn’t feel well and wants to come home, please have your child come to the nurse’s office to be checked for symptoms of illness. If they are running a fever or have an upset stomach, we want to get them away from the other students as quickly as possible. They may call their parent from the school office to be released from school.

 

See the links below for more information.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits/index.htm

 


Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Parents - Mark Your Calendars!

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 juniors will take the ACT. Freshman and sophomores will take the Pre-ACT. Registration for these tests will be completed in school. More information to follow. School will begin at 8 a.m. on April 24th. It is not a late start day. Questions, please contact Macee Clayton for the Pre-ACT and Maureen Lawler for the ACT.

 

 

New Parent/Student Portal

Bishop Kelley will begin transitioning to a new Parent/Student Portal this semester to be fully functional for the 2019-2020 school year. PlusPortals by Rediker is a more intuitive and user-friendly system for our parents and students. Backpack will continue to be the portal for student grades through the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

 

Beginning in February, parents will be completing the online enrollment contracts and students will be completing their course requests for the 2019-2020 school year in PlusPortals. Your username in the new system will be your email address, so please make sure that your email is correct in our current system. You may update your email through the Backpack portal or by contacting our Registrar, Lindsey Jensen at ljensen@bishopkelley.org. You will receive an email on February 1st with instructions to access the new system.

 

 

College Counselors

Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year there will be a change in the alphabet with the college counselors, Debbie Cogan and Maureen Lawler. The new alphabetical split will be as follows:

 

Debbie Cogan  A-K

Maureen Lawler  L-Z

 

 

Call for Volunteer Bus Drivers

Bishop Kelley is looking for volunteers with a CDL license (P and S endorsement) who would be willing to drive our activity buses throughout the year. If interested, please contact Susan Limekiller at slimekiller@bishopkelley.org for more information. Drivers will need to be Virtus compliant.

 

 

 

 

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