Absences Procedures:

  • How do you I check-in my student(s) when arriving to campus after school has begun?
    • Parents should call as soon as possible to notify us that the student will be arriving at school late and should specify the time we should expect to see the student.
    • Student(s) should visit the attendance Desk in the main office prior to attending classes to receive a Check in/Check out pass or Unexcused Tardy Slip (if no note or call received) for entry to class.
  • How do you I check-in my student(s) when arriving to campus if returning from being off campus for an appointment, etc.
    • Parents need to call or student needs to present a note (from parent or doctor) documenting the reason of the late arrival prior to their early departure from school.
    • If returning that same day from being off campus, present your Check in/Check out pass to the Attendance Desk that was received prior to leaving.
  • How do I check out my student(s) when leaving campus due to illness, appointment, etc.
    • Before leaving campus, students must either have a parent call in or present a note from the parent stating the reason for the release and what time.
    • Student will then receive a Check in/Check out pass which they must keep to present back to the Attendance Desk if they return that day.
  • When and how do I let the school know about a pre-arranged absence (i.e. vacations, retreat attendance, etc)?
    • For any absence that is planned in advance, a note must be presented to the Attendance Desk no later than one week priorto the absence to obtain a Pre-Arranged Absence Contract and Form to be approved by an Administrator.
    • Failure by the student to meet the deadline will remove the obligation from the teacher to provide the assignments.
  • How do I schedule an absence during Midterms and Finals?
    • Missing Midterms and Finals are strongly discouraged at Bishop Manogue. We are a college preparatory school and we want our students ready for the rigors of college studies. Any missed final or midterm for a non-emergency must be requested in writing 2 weeks prior by a parent and approved by the Administration prior to the missed final or midterm. Special requests can be disruptive to our teachers since they have to make special arrangements to adjust their finals and schedule alternate times.  Teachers are not required to accommodate these requests and your student may receive an incomplete for that course and may be required to complete the exam upon return from a scheduled school break or over summer.
  • How many days can my student miss per semester?
    • Students are allowed 10 days of absences per semester (this is total combined absences, excused and unexcused)
  • What happens if my students misses more than 10 days of school in a semester?
    • Students who miss more than 10 days in a semester may not receive credit for the specific class(es) missed. A meeting with administration will be scheduled to discuss each attendance issue.


Visitor Check-in

  • When I, as a parent, arrive on campus during the school day, how do I check in?
    • Parents MUST check-in with the front office when entering the building during school hours.
    • Please bring you photo ID for the initial check-in process. This photo will be used for all subsequent check-ins.


School Dances

  • When should my student(s) arrive and get picked up from a dance?
    • All dance will be from 7:00pm – 9:30pm.
    • Students should not arrive more than 15 minutes before or 30 minutes after the start of on campus school dance. We close the gates after the designated arrival time window, and keep them locked until the dismissal window.
    • Pickup: Gates will be unlocked at 9:00pm. All dances end promptly at 9:30pm.  Please be on-time to pick up your student(s). Parents who are late to pick up their student, may have the next dance privileges revoked.


Lunch Accounts

  • How do I add money to my student’s lunch account?
    • Information on our new lunch account system for the 2022/23 school year is coming soon!


Parent Service Hours and Volunteerism

  • What would I need to provide if I were to transport other students to sporting events or field trips?
    • Parents must complete the Protecting God’s Children course, background check, and also complete driver insurance paperwork.
      • Insurance paperwork must be completed annually
      • For driver insurance paperwork, please contact the front office for a copy.
    • Who should you contact about Parent Service Hours?
      • Contact Lisa Guzzo at 775-336-6000 or lisa.guzzo@bishopmanogue.org with questions.


School Communications – 3 Sources

  • The school sends a weekly email to parents, called the Weekly Wire. It is the number one source of upcoming information for the week and for school events. Pleae contact us if you are not receiving this email. This will be sent from the following email address: BMCHSinfo@bishopmanogue.org.
  • The school also utilizes Bright Arrow to quickly notify parents of event changes, delays, and other information. Bright Arrow sends text messages, emails and makes automated calls. We utilize the telephone numbers given to us at the time of admission. If you need to make changes at any time to your phone number or address, please contact our Registrar, Mary Ann at Michels@BishopManogue.org.
  • How will I be notified if the school is delayed or closed due to inclement weather?
    • Parents and students will receive a text message and/or a phone notification through Bright Arrow.
    • Notifications are usually made by 6:00 am
    • We follow all of WCSD delay and closure procedures in the Reno area.
    • Inclement weather information is also posted on our website,
  • Bishop Manogue Catholic High School has its own app that is compatible with iPhone and Android. Please download the app from your phone’s app store.
  • There is also MyBackpack communication that comes from teacher emails and the academic team.


Campus Hours

  • How early can I drop my student off at school and how late is the school open?
    • Drop off: school gates open at 6:30 am. However, the office does not open until 7:30 am. No supervision is provided before 7:30 am.
    • Pick up: students are allowed to be in the Student Community Center (SCC) until 4:00 pm; however no supervision is provided after school dismissal.
    • Due to after school activities, the school will remain open until all activities have ended.

Illness/Injury and Administering Medication at School

  • What happens if my student becomes ill or gets injured during school hours?
    • If a student becomes ill during school hours, they will be sent to the Front Office for evaluation. If they need to be sent home, parents will be notified and asked to pick them up.
    • If a student is injured during school hours, our on-site athletic trainer will be consulted and parents will be notified.
  • How do I arrange for my student to receive medication during the day?
    • Parents will need to visit the Front Office to complete the medication registration form.
    • All medications need to be in their original packaging with dosage and dispensing instructions. Instructions must be from the doctor or pharmacist. No parent dosage instructions will be accepted.
    • BMCHS is not allowed to provide any student with over-the-counter medications such as Advil, Tylenol, Benadryl, Tums, etc.
      • Parents are allowed to send their students with over-the-counter medications, but students are not allowed to share these medications with other students.
    • Students are allowed to carry an epi-pen, if needed. Please notify the Front Office if your students requires an Epi-Pen to be on campus.

Scheduling Conferences

  • How do I arrange a meeting with my student’s counselor?
    • Please email all counselors directly to schedule an appointment. Please include the following:
      • Student name
      • Current issue
      • Possible meeting times.
    • Counselors are busy with students on a regular basis and drop-ins are difficult to accommodate.


Helpful Links:

Faculty/Staff Directory: https://www.bishopmanogue.org/about-us/contact-us/