Billings Central Catholic High School

August 27, 2021

Dear Parents, Staff, and Students:

We are officially off and running! Be prepared – the next couple of weeks will turn into an all-out sprint. Thanks to everyone who has already helped us get off to a great start. Parents, staff and students all seem to be bringing a positive attitude and high expectations into the 2021-22 school year, and the enthusiasm has a positive impact on everyone. Great parents, staff, students, community support and His presence are the foundation of an outstanding school. We are truly blessed! It is going to be another World Class year at BCCHS. Thanks for the gifts you share and the role you play in making BCCHS so special.

Please note, it has been agreed by BCS leadership system-wide to postpone open houses next week. Stay tuned for later details. It was decided to keep a close eye on the changing Covid numbers right now before we host any gatherings. With this said, the same will be true for the Ram Family Picnic and Carnival. We will still do Running On Faith, as a virtual event. I know all of this is disheartening. Unfortunately, it is our collective reality right now. Updated Covid information regarding school procedures and protocol will continue to come from Mr. Harrington. Below are some upcoming events from my calendar:

Wednesday, September 1st
Assembly-Stacy Zinn-Brittain (DEA Agent)
· Dismissal at 2:30pm – Conflict free ‘Refocus’ time for BCCHS students from 2:30-3:30. No practices are allowed until 3:30pm
· Open House—Postponed

Thursday, September 2nd
Picture Day

Monday, September 6th
· No School – Labor Day

Wednesday, September 8th
Mass—9:45 (St. Patrick’s)
· Dismissal at 2:30pm – Conflict free ‘Refocus’ time for BCCHS students from 2:30-3:30. No practices are allowed until 3:30pm

Sunday, September 12th
· BCS Running on Faith—Virtual, details TBA via a separate email
· Homecoming Week Begins—Details TBA via daily announcements

Wednesday, September 15th
Academic Eligibility Check
· Dismissal at 2:30pm – Conflict free ‘Refocus’ time for BCCHS students from 2:30-3:30. No practices are allowed until 3:30pm

Wednesday, September 22nd
Assembly—Andrew Peterson-Special Olympics Global Messenger

Monday, September 27th
· No School – Staff Professional Development Day (ACE)

Wednesday, September 29th
Mass—9:45 (St. Patrick’s)
· Dismissal at 2:30pm – Conflict free ‘Refocus’ time for BCCHS students from 2:30-3:30. No practices are allowed until 3:30pm

Remember communication is the key to having the best school year yet. Please feel free to call with questions, concerns, or comments. Also, please remember that there is an anonymous link on the Billings Central section of the BCS website entitled See Something Say Something Incident Report (and soon to be on the student daily schedule app) to provide information relevant to protecting students and staff.

Thanks again and God bless,

Shel Hanser,
Principal BCCHS