Dear Bishop Hartley Families:
As we approach the beginning of this very different 2020-2021 school year, I would like to welcome all our families. To old friends and new families, our pledge to provide the best Catholic education for your children will continue to resonate loud and clear even with the unique challenges we face this year. Our school from its founding has stressed excellence, defended traditions, and honored legacies ... in this there is still no compromise or change.
We continue to pray for the safety and well-being of our families during this difficult time. We want to reiterate that we will come through this stronger and more unified than we have ever been. Tough times eventually end, and it will serve as a reminder of just how tough and resilient we are. This is part of the Bishop Hartley legacy we honor.
This year, Bishop Hartley opens its doors for the sixty-fourth year with the same dedication to Catholic education as the good Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur did in year one.
Last year's theme centered on keeping the flame of our tradition alive. For our theme this year, in these circumstances, we look to Saint Catherine of Siena who reminds us
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”
As we all continue our journey to be the best version of ourselves, we hope this theme centers our attention on the need for daily prayer and reflection to understand who God is calling us to be. If we can figure this out, there is no telling what we can accomplish. Good luck to all of us in this endeavor during the upcoming school year.
If there is anything we can do to help your child this school year, please do not hesitate to contact me or Assistant Principal, Chris Kowalski. The unvoiced problem cannot be resolved, and the missed opportunity rarely offers itself again. We trust that your experience with Bishop Hartley will strengthen your faith in Catholic education and provide a learning environment worthy of your love and care for your child.
Michael R. Winters
As we look forward to the 2020-2021 school year, we bid a fond farewell to members of our community who are leaving our halls, but not our hearts. We wish them all the best.
Megan Brown (English)
Linda Eplin (Mathematics)
Rick Kohut (Religion)
Ashley Logsdon (Science/Religion)
Charlotte Price (Notre Dame Program)
Megan Trinh (Mathematics)
We also welcome several new members who will enrich our community:
Fr. Michael Fulton (Chaplain)
Kim Donnelly (Student Information System Manager)
Madeline Hagan (Religion)
Becca Heicher (Mathematics)
Abby Kroeger (Notre Dame Program)
Tim Schmitz (School Safety and Security)
Janice Zielinski (Director of Marketing and Communications)
The Student Information System (SIS) and Learning Management System (LMS) for the 2020-2021 school year is PowerSchool®. PowerSchool® provides solutions that assist instruction, assessment, and communication to strengthen the academic experience. Mrs. Kim Donnelly will help students and parents with the PowerSchool® platform this year.
Highlights to Dress Code Adjustments for 2020-2021
1. Please read the entire dress code.
2. There will be no exceptions regarding the guidelines for masks.
3. Ladies have the option of wearing slacks all year. Slacks must be purchased through School Days.
4. Young men will have the option to not wear a tie.
5. Because we will not have House Wednesdays, all House apparel will be allowed everyday: this includes House polos, sweatshirts, quarter zips…the only exception is that House t-shirts are not allowed this year.
6. Athletic and team apparel is still acceptable to wear as long as the gear conforms to all Hartley branding…the only exception is that Athletic t-shirts are not allowed this year.
7. And as always, the interpretation of the dress code is left to the discretion of this Administration.
FINAL FORMS: PAPERLESS PAPERWORK FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL
Bishop Hartley utilizes a paperless system which is more convenient for our families - No more filling out the same form again and again. In addition to most of the back-to-school “paperwork” which can be completed online via Final Forms, Hartley also uses Final Forms for athletic forms and payments.
This year we are requiring a hard copy of the handbook acknowledgement, the technology agreement, and photo release consent form. Forms will be distributed to students during the orientation week.
If you are a new family, you will have to set up an account for each of your students. Returning families will find the forms for the 2020-21 school year in their existing accounts.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Hartley builds and develops lifelong memories and experiences beyond learning. Everyone is an important member of our community, one who witnesses our ability and willingness to go beyond learning, teamwork on the field and practicing our faith. Our Bishop Hartley community stands together during these unprecedented times with COVID-19 and embraces our students by giving back. These are just a few statements from our students about what a Bishop Hartley Catholic education means to them:
As an established non-profit, Bishop Hartley High School has a comprehensive development program.
The Hartley Family Tree is our annual fund supporting our comprehensive advancement programs and assists our students in the following areas:
The Evening of Excellence is our annual dinner auction that also supports our tuition reduction program. The Evening of Excellence is the event of the spring. As a result of our move to remote learning during the pandemic, we had to cancel our 2019 Evening of Excellence as an in-person event. We looked to sponsorships and an online campaign, “Bid for a Cause,” to offset the cancellation of the event.
In April 2021, we will hold our 30th Evening of Excellence. Our annual live and silent auction supports our need-based tuition assistance. We hope you participate in our annual event by attending, donating an item, or being a sponsor. This event is largest fundraising event for our Bishop Hartley community.
This past school year, we received a grant for $1,150 from The Catholic Foundation enabling us to have a new, professionally produced video to share everything Hartley offers with the larger community. A $4,650 grant from The Catholic Foundation received this July has been used to address safety and security needs within our building, many of which are related to new procedures resulting from the pandemic. In addition to submitting other grant proposals, we participated in both the Giving Tuesday and Columbus Foundation Big Give Campaigns.
Thanks to the generosity of donors, we awarded scholarships to current students for the 2020-2021 school year. We also placed a new projector and screens in the Dick Geyer Gymnasium with the support of the Danny Arnold Technology Fund. This will help as we work to accommodate our students in a socially distanced environment. Last year’s graduating class received portraits with their parents which were taken against a beautiful display of geraniums provided by Dill’s Greenhouse; those were later planted at the main entrance for all to see. We honored long-time Bishop Hartley supporter, Mr. Larry Woerner, with our annual Smith-Vorisek Award. Our social media post to honor him in these unique times received our largest number of social media hits to date.
As we deliver one of the best quality and holistic Catholic educations in Central Ohio, we are focused on the safety of our students and enhancing the growth of Hartley. In June 2019, we completed the construction of our multi-purpose facility, Telerski & Casson Student Center (TACC), which provides additional space for sports team to practice, athletic games, music, drama, dance, faith-based retreats, and state-of-the-art weight room. This year, we received a donation of floor covers to protect this investment for the long term.
Giving a donation is an opportunity to pass along a life-changing education to our future generations of Hawks. We are grateful to those who are able to support us as we work to fulfill our mission of Transforming lives through the teachings of Jesus Christ in the Catholic Tradition.
Below is a list of Bishop Hartley coaches and their contact information. The list of extra-curricular moderators will be updated as soon as we know which activities will take place within our new safety guidelines.
(listed by season)
|Fall Cheerleading||Jen Steiner||Hartleycheerleading@gmail.com|
|Men's Cross Country||Jim McKayfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Women's Cross Country||Jim McKayemail@example.com|
|Field Hockey||Bridget Ebenhackfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Men's Golf||Shawn Woodemail@example.com|
|Women's Golf||Kerry Fordfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Men's Soccer||Justin Alexanderemail@example.com|
|Women's Soccer||Jennifer Moorefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Women's Tennis||Lynn Wintersemail@example.com|
|Women's Volleyball||Michael Rahefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Winter Cheerleading||Jen Steiner||Hartleycheerleading@gmail.com|
|Men's Basketball||Randy Kortokrax||Rkortokr@cdeducation.org|
|Women's Basketball||Donald Dennisemail@example.com|
|Men's Bowling||Chris Blumfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Women's Bowling||Chris Blumemail@example.com|
|Men's Indoor Track||Reggie Osbornefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Women's Indoor Track||Reggie Osborneemail@example.com|
|Men's Swimming||Tony Phillips||HartleySwimming@gmail.com|
|Women's Swimming||Tony Phillips||HartleySwimming@gmail.com|
|Men's Tennis||Dan Chunfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Men's Track||Reggie Osborneemail@example.com|
|Women's Track||Reggie Osbornefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ultimate Frisbee (Club)||Chris Blumemail@example.com|
Due to the fluidity of the pandemic situation, we do not have updated transportation information from many of the public school districts. We are listing contact information and previous reimbursement information below. Since many districts are starting this school year remotely, it is possible bus transportation will not be available. Parents are encouraged to contact the transportation office for the public school district in which you reside to inquire about the availability of bus transportation.
Bloom Carroll Local School District
FAX: (740) 756-7540
Bloom Carroll Local School District offers reimbursement for transportation to Bishop Hartley. Parents must go to the Bloom Carroll website (www.bloomcarroll.org), look under Departments and click on Transportation. Scroll down the page and click on View Transportation Form under “Reimbursement in Lieu of Transportation.” Please check the current form information for the deadline, it is usually in December. Reimbursement is sent out to parents around the 2nd week of June.
Canal Winchester Local Schools
FAX: (614) 833-2165
Canal Winchester Schools does not offer transportation but does offer reimbursement. Please contact Mrs. Kim Collura, Bishop Hartley High School’s School Registrar – Office of Administrative Services, at (614) 237-5421 ext. 10623 for information.
Columbus City Schools
FAX: (614) 365-5815
A Hartley family who lives in the Columbus City School District and wants transportation needs to apply online at www.ccsoh.us/Transportation.aspx and scroll down to Transportation Request for Charter/Non-Public Students. Note: if you had transportation from Columbus City Schools to Bishop Hartley in 2019-2020, you will not need to fill out the registration online.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kim Collura, Bishop Hartley High School’s School Registrar – Office of Administrative Services, at (614) 237-5421 ext. 10623.
Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools
FAX: (614) 751-7584
Parents must contact the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School Transportation Office to apply for transportation at (614) 751-7581.
Groveport Madison Schools
FAX: (614) 836-6008
Groveport Madison School District is currently working on a possible transportation plan to begin September 8. We will updates as we receive information.
Hamilton Local School District
FAX: (614) 491-8323
Reimbursement is offered in lieu of transportation. Parents need to contact the District at (614) 491-8044, ext. 1236 for information. Application for reimbursement must be done in early September. Proof of residency (lease or mortgage) and a utility bill must be presented for reimbursement.
Lakewood Local Schools
FAX: (740) 928-3731
Reimbursement is offered if the student’s home school (Lakewood High School) would be no more than 30 minutes from the school the student is attending. (Ohio Revised Code 3327.01)
Lancaster City School District
Reimbursement is offered if the student’s home school (Lancaster High School) would be no more than 30 minutes from the school the student is attending. (Ohio Revised Code 3327.01)
Licking Heights Local School District
FAX: (740) 927-0173
Licking Heights School district does not offer transportation or reimbursement for travel to Bishop Hartley.
New Albany Plain Local Schools
FAX: (614) 855-4030
New Albany Plain Local School District offers reimbursement for transportation. Parents must contact the transportation office directly.
Pickerington Local School District
Pickerington School District offers reimbursement for transportation. Parents must contact the transportation office directly.
Reynoldsburg City Schools
FAX: (614) 501-1049
South-Western City School District
FAX: (614) 277-3591
Parents need to contact the South-Western City School District Transportation to get a form for reimbursement. Any family currently enrolled in the reimbursement program need not reapply. You will receive a renewal form in August along with the reimbursement. Only new families need to apply.
Southwest Licking Local School District
FAX: (740) 964-3234
Westerville City School District
FAX: (614) 797-5951
Parents must register for transportation at the Westerville City Schools’ Enrollment and Family Resource Center (EC), located inside the OhioHealth Medical Building at 300 Polaris Parkway, Suite 3200, Westerville, OH 43082. All necessary forms and information will be available on the website (www.wcsoh.org). If you have any questions or to set up an appointment, please call the Enrollment Center at (614) 797-7700.
Whitehall City Schools
FAX: (614) 417-5142
Whitehall City School district does not offer transportation or reimbursement for travel to Bishop Hartley.
Bishop Hartley is working diligently in collaboration with the Diocese of Columbus, our local health department, and the State Department of Education to ensure students and staff return to a healthy and safe learning environment. As school nurse, I will be leading the way to minimize transmission of illness, protect our more vulnerable students and staff, and promote overall wellness within the Bishop Hartley community. We will follow a layered approach when addressing COVID – 19 at school.
Some final points for consideration:
The health department tells us we should expect “flare-ups” as students return to school. In anticipation of this probability, we will handle incidence of positive COVID cases by implementing additional measures beyond the ongoing precautions listed above. Our local health department will be notified and give direction to the school on the appropriate measures needed according to each incidence/exposure.
During the COVID pandemic, schools will be following a strict “sick policy,” students or staff who arrive at school ill will be sent home (see Daily Health Assessment).
For those sent home with COVID symptoms, Bishop Hartley will follow state and local guidelines which could require exclusion from school for 10 or more days. The nurse will use a tracking form to keep record of ill students and staff.
Immunization schedules have not been altered due to COVID, all students enrolled in the school must provide a current and complete immunization record. This includes the Meningitis requirement for Seniors.
As you can imagine, it will be a busy start to the school year. If your child has a health concern that requires medication or special considerations while at school, please meet with the nurse prior to the start of the school year, so we can establish an action plan and ensure all needed medical records/documentation are in place. Medication and other medical forms, including physical examination forms, can be downloaded from the school website.
I welcome your questions and comments via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working together WE CAN DO THIS!
Regina Hinterschied, RN, LSN
The Student Services Team, in conjunction with the technology team, offer this reminder to please remember healthy boundaries and rules when it comes to your teen’s technology use, whether on a cell phone, internet use or video games, are more important now than ever.
The internet should be treated like a house party or open playground. Just as you would want to know where your child is going and with whom he/she may be interacting, cyberspace is no different. Please encourage your family to do the following:
It can be helpful to download these apps on your own phone to experience the features yourself instead of trying to understand how they work exclusively from your teen’s point of view. Snapchat is both useful and fun especially when keeping up with friends and family, but since content disappears quickly it can be tempting for some teens to send inappropriate content to one another. This is dangerous and should be discussed openly within your family.
We encourage you to visit our School Counseling webpage for more parent resources. We look forward to seeing your students soon!
Student Services Team
STAY IN THE KNOW! FOLLOW US AND LET’S BE FRIENDS!
In addition to emails and the Bishop Hartley website, we also use our social media channels to provide you the latest and greatest information! Please follow and share!
As with many other aspects of this unusual school year, many of the House Parent Organization (HPO) activities are on hold for now.
The Annual Tailgate and Chili Cook Off will not take place this year as we anticipate attendance at athletic events will be limited (we are awaiting official guidelines).
We have collected some used uniforms and will offer those to those who need them at a later date once we work out appropriate safe handling practices. Please note: this will not be a sale as originally planned as we do not feel that is appropriate given the current economic situation. We will try again to bring back a used uniform sale next Spring.
Please stay tuned for updates about future HPO events as we work with administration to plan all that we can. If you have any questions, please email our faculty liaison, Molly Maloof at email@example.com.
All students will have photos taken at school the week of August 31st. The schedule is below.
August 31, 2020 - Seniors 10-noon
September 1, 2020 - Juniors 10-noon
September 2 - Sophomores 10-noon
September 3 - Freshman 10-noon
October 9 – makeup/retakes
Please note: the senior photos taken on August 31 are the ones used for their ID.
Senior Yearbook Photos will be taken September 29 and September 30; the makeup date is December 1. Please see the accompanying letter for information about Senior Yearbook Photos. We encourage all seniors to have a yearbook photo taken as they are used for other purposes as well, including the graduation ceremony slide show.
All cars will have to be registered and parking spaces will be determined on your orientation date. No charge for parking this year.
Dear Class of 2021 Parents and Seniors:
In order to be included in the 2021 yearbook and the official Bishop Hartley High School class composite, all seniors have a head-and-shoulder portrait photographed by HR Imaging. Having HR Imaging photograph all seniors for the yearbook and class composite ensures a complete representation of the Senior Class. Please note that you are not obligated to purchase your senior portraits from HR Imaging; however, any senior not photographed by HR Imaging will not appear in the yearbook or on the class composite. We also use these portraits as part of our graduation slide show.
HR Imaging will be photographing seniors at Bishop Hartley High School on September 29 and 30. Seniors may dress up on their assigned day. Please keep in mind that this senior image is photographed differently than a student ID photo and only senior images will be utilized for our yearbook and class composite. The makeup day for those not photographed on these dates will be December 1 (during the school day). All seniors must participate in an original or make up SENIOR day to be included in the yearbook and composite photo. A proof of the portrait will be mailed to your home providing you with the opportunity to see your images and select your yearbook/composite pose. Information on how to order will also be provided.
Dress code: For the yearbook pose, please follow our dress code guidelines when selecting your attire for your session. Senior boys should wear a collared dress shirt, coat and tie: be clean shaven and no earrings. Senior girls need to wear dress clothes with shoulders covered and avoid any low necklines.
Please contact HR Imaging (740.369.4215) with any questions you might have.
Michael R. Winters
Mr. Jahahn, Mr. Reese, and Mrs. Donnelly are busy getting devices and equipment ready for students, faculty, and staff. Students will receive more information as processes are finalized as we get closer to the start of the school year. This year, students will have a single sign-on using Microsoft to minimize username and password issues. Technology information will be part of the orientation days for all students.
All students will have an orientation day to go over changes for the current school year; this will include procedures, technology, etc.
August 31, 2020, 7:45 AM-12:30 PM - Seniors
September 1, 2020, 7:45 AM-12:30 PM - Juniors
September 2, 2020, 7:45 AM-12:30 PM Sophomores
September 3, 2020, 7:45 AM-12:30 PM - Freshmen
September 4, 2020, 7:45 AM-12:30 PM - Senior Pillar Day
Our annual Meet the Teacher Night will be an online event this year. Teachers will be recording messages for each of the classes they teach, and we will share those together with other information within the first couple weeks of school. As soon as details are finalized, we will share them here.
We are trying to gauge interest in an ACT review course for seniors this fall. If your senior is interested in an ACT review, please have him/her email Mrs. Maloof at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important that students make this email contact themselves. If there is enough interest, Mrs. Maloof will email seniors directly with the schedule. If not, she will arrange to meet the needs of those who express interest.
Please note: this review is for current seniors. According to the School Counseling Office, juniors should not take the ACT until spring. There will be another review for them at that time.
Students who applied for membership in The Bishop Hartley chapter of The National Honor Society were notified of their status in early June. If your student applied and did not receive an email, please have him/her contact Mrs. Maloof at email@example.com.
Our induction ceremony will be altered this year to comply with our current safety standards. Mrs. Maloof will be working on these changes with current members and information will be shared with our new members as soon as it is available. We will not be able to host an induction ceremony during the school day this year. We hope to host an evening induction ceremony this fall.
Parents and students, please be aware that there is another organization, National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), which may solicit via US Mail at this time of year. Please understand that this is a different organization and is not affiliated with Bishop Hartley. While the organization is legitimate, there is a $75 membership fee to join, and it does not carry the same prestige as the National Honor Society. The mailings make it look as if it is the same organization. It is not. You are urged to research the organization before deciding whether you want to pay a fee to join. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Maloof and she will do try to answer or find the information for you.