Welcome BMHS Students to the 2022-2023 School Year!
We would like to share some important dates and information about the upcoming school year at Bishop Montgomery High School. As always, if you have any questions about BMHS or any of the information below, please feel free to contact us at (310) 540-2021 at anytime or email using the Staff Directory on the BMHS website.
CHROMEBOOKS FOR NEW STUDENTS
All students must purchase their own Chromebook by the first day of school Wednesday, August 17, 2022 (freshmen) and Thursday, August 18, 2022 (sophomores - seniors). A student’s Chromebook must continue to receive security updates throughout their four years at BMHS. This “Automatic Update Expiration” can be found here. Pre-owned Chromebooks that continue to receive security updates through a student’s graduation date are acceptable. All Chromebooks will have their local content and settings deleted, and Chromebooks will be managed by the BMHS Technology Department prior to student use at BMHS. Chromebooks are to be used for school, not personal use. Students are responsible for any damage, loss, or theft of their Chromebook. All BMHS technology policies apply to the usage of Chromebooks both on and off campus. Technology school policies may be found in the parent-student handbook. For questions about purchasing a Chromebook or our Chromebook program, please contact our Ed Tech Coordinator Mr. Brian Adams: [email protected]
On the first day of school, all students will receive their own 2022-23 planner, or BMHS Agenda. This spiral notebook includes a month-by-month school calendar, including daily schedule of class periods, activities, and athletics. The Agenda also includes the entire Parent/Student Handbook, as well as a weekly planner which allows students to record their homework and class projects and plan their time accordingly. Additional planners will be available for purchase at Back-to-School Night on Monday, August 29 should parents wish to have their own copy. For questions about our BMHS school calendar, please contact our Vice Principal Ms. Vigon-Morffi: [email protected]
During July, you will receive a letter with your student's Schedule of Classes in the mail-- this schedule will indicate the classes in which your student has been enrolled, as well as each class' period and classroom number. You will also receive your student's locker number for the 2022-2023 school year.
ACADEMIC COUNSELING / CLASS CHANGES
The Academic Counselors are looking forward to seeing you at the beginning of the year! Class changes due to the completion of a summer class will be completed until Friday, September 2.
Our Academic Counselors will assist students beginning August 15, 2022 as follows:
- Mrs. Casey Dunn - [email protected]
- All Freshmen
- Mrs. Jennifer Kirmer - [email protected]
- Students in grades 10 - 12 last names A - F
- Mrs. Lorena Schubert - [email protected]
- Students in grades 10 - 12 last names G - O
- Ms. Celeste Adams - [email protected]
- Students in grades 10 - 12 last names P - Z
- Mr. Luis Saucedo - [email protected]
- Learning Specialist / International Student Academic Counselor
Parents and students will be able to access the 2022-2023 school year in Aeries beginning on August 11, 2022. At that time, we encourage parents to complete the Data Confirmation Process in Aeries to ensure that we have your most up-to-date contact information on file. Please note that Aeries has modified the URL for the parent and student portals. Both students and parents will be able to access their Aeries account by clicking here.
All students have summer reading assignments. Students are expected to have completed all summer reading by the first day of school. Please note that some classes have multiple books required for summer reading. The summer reading book lists for each grade level are available on the BMHS website by clicking here.
All students are expected to have all of their textbooks on the first day of school, August 17 (freshmen) / August 18 (sophomores, juniors, seniors). The book lists for all grade levels are listed by department on the BMHS website under the Academics tab >> Book List. Please click here to visit that page. You may purchase books from any vendor (e.g., Amazon, eBay, Edlio), but please be sure to check each book's ISBN number to ensure you are purchasing the correct book, as many books have different editions or volumes. PE and art courses do not require textbooks. Used books may be purchased from current BMHS students, but, again, please check the title AND the book's ISBN number to make sure you are purchasing the correct book. And, if purchasing through Amazon, please remember to use smile.amazon.com and "Bishop Montgomery High School" to support BMHS.
Uniforms may be purchased at Norman's Uniform store in San Pedro or via their website here. Students who are not enrolled in a P.E. course for the 2022-23 school year do not have to purchase a PE uniform. Please note that Bishop Montgomery does not have a Mass uniform; students wear their regular uniforms to Mass at BMHS. All students are expected to be in full uniform on the first day of classes.
For the first day of school, all students should bring notebook paper, pens and pencils, and a folder or binder to store teacher handouts. Teachers will let students know what specific supplies will be necessary for their classes. Please click here for a list of faculty and contact information.
PARENT SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT (PSI) HOURS
Each family is required to complete 10 hours each semester (20 hours per year) of parent school hours (or pay $350 in lieu of hours worked). There are a variety of PSI opportunities available throughout the school year. Our BMHS Weekly Update email will contain information about these opportunities including security for parking/supervision for 2022-23 athletic events, dances, and other co-curricular activities; Mothers' Club activities; and, Booster Club activities.
All families are required to enroll with Blackbaud for Bishop tuition payments. If you haven't done so already, please sign up for Blackbaud today via this link. Bishop Montgomery's school code is 13046. Blackbaud/tuition questions? For questions, please contact our Tuition Manager Ms. Mary Ann Guzman: [email protected]
THE EXAMEN - PRAYERFUL REFLECTION
For the past few years, Bishop's students, faculty, and staff have practiced The Examen together once a week as a way to carry on the celebration of the Catholic values on which BMHS was founded. The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the day's events in order to detect God's presence and discern His direction for us. The Examen is an ancient practice in the Church that helps us see God's hand at work in our daily lives. Through school-wide prayer and silent reflection each week for 5-7 minutes, our community will observe the five-step Examen that St. Ignatius practiced: Become aware of God's presence all around us; review the week with gratitude and conviction; pay attention to our emotions; choose one grace or virtue to ask the Lord to give us; and, look optimistically toward God's providence in our lives.
All freshmen and sophomores will participate in one on-campus day retreat during their first semester at Bishop Montgomery. Students attend during school hours with their Theology class on one pre-assigned day. Juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to sign-up for an overnight retreat. Sign-ups will be on a first-come, first-served basis and will fill up quickly. Interested students are encouraged to sign-up immediately upon the posting of information. For more information about our retreat program, please contact Campus Minister Ms. Amy Hendry: [email protected]
If your student is interested in competing for Bishop Montgomery as a student-athlete, please click here for general information about our athletic department. For specific inquiries, please contact our Athletic Director Mr. Doug Mitchell: [email protected]
BMHS School Physicals All BMHS students participating in a conditioning or sports program must have an up-to-date physical on file with BMHS prior to participation in a program. Please click here to download and complete the medical history evaluation form. Thank you!
2022 – 2023 YEARBOOK ORDER
Please be sure to take advantage of the early bird yearbook pricing. If you would like to order the memorable 2022 – 2023 Bishop Montgomery Yearbook please complete and submit the order form found here.
Please click here to find important information about student pick-up and drop-off procedures, as well as various school policies (uniform, cell phones, attendance procedures, zero tolerance, etc.). Please take some time to review this information as it is important for both parents and students to know and understand.
FRIDAY WEEKLY UPDATE
Each Friday afternoon during the school year, you will receive BMHS' Weekly Update via email. This electronic newsletter will provide a snapshot of the upcoming week at BMHS and include information about campus activities, athletics, college and scholarship information, community events, and PSI opportunities.
DATES TO NOTE:
Tuesday, August 16
- Freshman Orientation with Link Crew 10:00am (freshmen only)
Wednesday, August 17
- Freshman Class First Day of School 8:45am-1:30pm
- School opens at 7:30am for freshmen to locate/prepare their lockers
- New Parent (Frosh and Transfer Parent) Welcome in Retreat Center 8:00am-9:00am
- Freshman Class Assembly - Period 6 (students only)
- Freshman Convocation 12:45pm
- Class Changes (if needed) with Academic Counselors
Thursday, August 18
- All Grades Return to Campus: Special Schedule 8:45am-1:00pm
- Class Changes (if needed) with Freshman Academic Counselor
Friday, August 19
- Friday schedule 8:00am-12:45pm (all grades)
Monday, August 22
- CSF (California Scholarship Federation) Sign-Ups Begin (CJSF accepted)
Wednesday, August 24
- ID Pictures Taken during School Day
Friday, August 26
- Varsity Football vs. Bolsa Grande 7:00pm
Monday, August 29
- School 8:00am - 11:50am - Early Dismissal
- Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA) Townhall 5:30pm in Schneider Retreat Center
- Senior Parent: Class of 2023 Information Night 5:30pm in Main Gym
- Back-to-School Night 6:30pm in Main Gym
Thursday, September 1
- Club Awareness Day
- Club Open House Begins
-Students welcome to "try-out" and attend any club through the month of September. Club meetings will be posted in the school's morning Daily Bulletin and on the BMHS website.
Friday, September 2
- Last Day for Class Changes
- Deadline to Submit Official Transcripts for Summer School Classes Taken Outside of BMHS
Monday, September 5
- Labor Day Holiday - No Classes
Wednesday, September 14
- Lab Day - School 8:45am-2:20pm
Thursday, September 15
- Lab Day - School 8:45am-2:20pm
Friday, September 16
- PSAT/ACT Information Given and Discussed During Class Assemblies Grades 9 - 11
Tuesday, September 20
- ID Picture Make-Up Day
- Freshman Class Officer Information Meeting and Application Distribution at Lunch in Activities Office
Tuesday, September 27
- Freshman Class Officer Applications Due by 2:15pm to Activities Office
Wednesday, September 28
- Freshman Class Spirit Team Tryouts at Lunch
- Freshman Class Officer Campaigning Begins
Friday, September 30
- BMHS Athletic Hall of Fame 5:00pm - 7:00pm in Main Gym
- Varsity Football vs. Mary Star 7:00pm
Tuesday, October 4
- Freshman Class Elections
Welcome Class of 2026 & New Students
to the BMHS family--
we can't wait to see you this fall!