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Spring & Summer Checklist

Before the 2024-2025 Academic Year begins in the fall, here’s your checklist for the spring and summer!

MATHEMATICS & LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TESTS

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2024
MODERN LANGUAGE @ 8AM-9AM
MATHEMATICS @ 9AM-11AM

All new incoming students need to attend the Placement Test day in order to finalize their schedule for the fall. Please note: current 8th Grade SELECT students AND incoming students to the Options Program do NOT need to attend the placement tests.

All new incoming students must take the Mathematics Placement Test. The test is not timed and it generally takes between 1-1.5 hours to complete. Students will be dismissed when they finish the test, but no student may stay beyond 2 hours.

In addition, incoming freshmen MAY take the optional Modern Language Placement Test if they’d like to attempt to place up a level in their language. This test is for students who have studied French, Italian, or Spanish in middle school and intend to continue the study of that language at Bishop Hendricken. All tests cover the following: listening skills, vocabulary, grammar and writing. The materials covered are based solely on the language curriculum taught at Hendricken. This test is optional; if your son does not sit for a language placement test, he will be put into a first-year class.

Please have your son bring two #2 pencils to the placement tests. Only students taking the Algebra II test may use calculators. Students will be directed to the testing rooms when they arrive.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2024 @ 7PM

All incoming students and parents are heavily encouraged to attend New Student Orientation together. You’ll receive important information, such as your son’s schedule for the fall, summer reading lists, book registration, start-of-school details, dress code, athletics and activities, summer camp offerings, and more.

Current 8th Grade SELECT students and parents should also attend!

POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL ACCESS & FORM BUNDLE

AVAILABLE AT NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION ON MAY 29, 2024

At New Student Orientation, you will receive instructions with your PowerSchool Parent Portal login information and instructions on how to access the portal.

Once you’re logged in, there’s 4 important forms you’ll need to complete by Monday, July 1, 2024. It’s critical that these forms are completed and submitted via PowerSchool by this date. 

  • Medical Form
    • This provides the School Nurse’s Office with important information on your son’s medical history and how to best provide care for him should it become necessary.
  • Emergency Contact Form
    • This provides us with emergency contact information of individuals who can be reached if a parent/guardian cannot during an emergency.
  • Handbook & Acceptable Use Policy Agreement
    • This binds students and families to the handbook for student conduct, behavior, and academic expectations. This also provides agreement to properly and appropriately use technology on campus and on school devices.
  • One-to-One Device Agreement
    • This provides agreement to properly and appropriately use and care for your school-issued laptop.

 

SETTING UP YOUR FACTS TUITION ACCOUNT

REMINDER: TUITION PAYMENTS BEGIN IN JUNE 2024!

Be sure to create your FACTS Tuition Payment Plan account for the 2024-2025 Academic Year soon! You’ll need to create a username and password, and then complete the steps to select the payment plan that best fits your family. To view instructions, click here. To set up your account, click here

Once you complete your FACTS Tuition Payment Plan account, we will finalize your plan with any awarded tuition credits. You will receive an email from FACTS when the process is completed. 

If your family needs to customize a payment plan, please contact Caren Pacheco, Assistant Business Manager, at caren@hendricken.com.

GYM UNIFORMS

ORDER FORMS ARE DUE MONDAY, JULY 1, 2024!

Gym uniforms are distributed at each student’s first Physical Education class. Parents should submit their son’s t-shirt and short sizes, here.

NOTE: Gym uniforms are included in the school supply fee applied to your tuition.

TEXTBOOK LISTS & INSTRUCTIONS

TEXTBOOK LISTS & INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MID-JUNE.

In mid-June, you’ll receive an email from the Admissions Office with instructions on how to pick up textbooks in your municipality along with a finalized list of textbooks for each class and level for the 2024-2025 Academic Year.

Using your son’s schedule and course numbers, you’ll be able to identify what textbook(s) he’ll need for each class. Textbook pick-up varies by each municipality, so be sure to review the instruction sheet carefully and call your district with any questions.

NOTE: Students from Warwick, North Kingstown, Providence, East Providence, and out-of-state will receive their textbooks from Bishop Hendricken at the beginning of the school year.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK FORMS (TO BE MAILED)

BOTH ASSUMPTION OF RISK FORMS ARE DUE MONDAY, JULY 1, 2024!

All students must have a Bishop Hendricken Assumption of Risk form signed, notarized, and on-file with the school. Parents/guardians should complete BOTH of the below forms: one for Bishop Hendricken and one for the Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) should your son decide to participate in a sport throughout the year.

Signed and notarized forms should be mailed to:
Admissions Office
Bishop Hendricken High School
2615 Warwick Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889

NOTE: No student-athlete may tryout, practice, or compete for any Bishop Hendricken team until BOTH forms are signed and turned in.

PHYSICALS, IMMUNIZATIONS & DENTAL FORMS (TO BE MAILED)

PHYSICAL, IMMUNIZATIONS & DENTAL FORMS ARE DUE THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2024!

ALL incoming students must have a recent physical with required up-to-date immunizations to enter the school. Please mail your most recent physical, immunizations, and dental forms by Thursday, August 1, 2024.

Forms should be mailed to:
School Nurse’s Office
Bishop Hendricken High School
2615 Warwick Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889

TRANSPORTATION

It’s time to begin planning for how you’ll get to school next fall! Bus service — and how to register for it — differs depending on where you reside. Please carefully review the transportation information for the 2024-2025 Academic Year, here.

If you have questions, contact Heather Picillo, Business Manager, at hpicillo@hendricken.com.

SUMMER READING

All students are expected to read during the summer in preparation for their English class. Students can expect a summer reading test during the first week of class. Summer reading assignments for each grade level are below:

 

DRESS CODE

Summer is a great time to begin shopping for your new school dress code! As a reminder, Bishop Hendricken does not have a uniform, meaning students and families can purchase any brand or style of clothes they’d like.

Each day, you’ll need…

  • Dress shirt (collared, Oxford-style, etc.)
  • Pants (dress, khaki, chino, etc.)
  • Tie (neck tie or bow tie)
  • Belt
  • Dress socks
  • Shoes (dress, topsider, loafer, etc.)
  • Sport coat/suit jacket (winter dress code)
  • Polo shirt (spring dress code)

As a reminder, all students must…

  • Be clean shaven
  • Wear their hair neat, clean, and above-the-collar of their shirt
  • No earrings
  • No visible tattoos

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Unlike the elementary years, students do not need to bring glue, markers, a ruler, etc. Each student will need a notebook, pens and pencil for their classes and if they need a folder, 3-ring binder, or any other specific item, their teachers will make that request during the first few days of school.

Next Fall

Here are some important dates for the beginning of the 2024-2025 Academic Year next fall!

Taking Flight Orientation

Tuesday, August 27, 2024 @ 8am-2:30pm

A fun, inclusive orientation program specifically for incoming 8th graders, 9th graders, and transfer students. Dress code is casual and comfortable — t-shirts, shorts and sneakers. Lunch is provided. There will be no bus transportation on this day. Students do not need to bring any backpacks or school supplies.

Academic Orientations

Wednesday, August 28, 2024
Grades 8-10 @ 8am-10:30am
Grades 11-12 @ 12pm-1:30pm

Students will hear from the School Leadership Team, receive their official class schedules, get their school-issued laptop, and have their yearbook and student ID photos taken, and receive their locker for the school year. 

Students need to be in full dress code, including a sport coat or suit jacket and tie. There will be no bus transportation on this day. Lunch will not be provided or available. Bus transportation is not provided or available.

Students are encouraged to bring in backpacks and any textbooks or materials to put in their locker before the first day of classes.

First Day of Classes

Thursday, August 29, 2024
Homeroom @ 8:10am
Academies @ 7:45am

It’s the first official day of classes for all grades!

Students should be in full dress code – NO sport coat or suit jacket required. Regular bus transportation begins and the cafeteria will be open for service. 

No School: Faculty & Staff Retreat / Labor Day

Friday, August 30, 2024
Monday, September 2, 2024

Students enjoy a long weekend before their first full week of classes. 

Fall Sports Parent Meeting

Thursday, September 5, 2024 @ 7pm

At least one parent of any student participating in a fall sport is required to attend the Fall Sports Parent Meeting. You’ll hear from the Athletics Office, meet your son’s coaches, and learn more about what to expect during the season. 

Arts Family Information Night

Tuesday, September 10, 2024 @ 6pm

Any students and their families interested in becoming involved in any of the Arts at Bishop Hendricken’s programs are invited to join us for an informational meeting at the beginning of the school year!

Back to School Night for Parents/Guardians

Thursday, September 12, 2024 @ 7pm

Following a welcome from the School Leadership Team, you’ll follow your son’s schedule, have an opportunity to meet his teachers for the year, and see campus from your son’s daily perspective. 

Freshman Mass of Welcome

Wednesday, September 18, 2024 @ 7pm
Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Downtown Providence

An annual tradition, the Class of 2028 will gather for its Freshman Mass of Welcome at the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul in downtown Providence. All students are required to attend. Tickets will be allotted to each freshman family at the beginning of the school year. 

8th Grade SELECT Mass of Welcome & Pasta Dinner

Tuesday, October 1, 2024 @ 6pm

An annual tradition, the Class of 2029 will gather for its 8th Grade SELECT Mass of Welcome on campus, followed by a pasta dinner for students and their families.