New Family Information

Whether you’re a first-time Friar or a seasoned one, we are so happy to welcome you to the Bishop Lynch High School Friar family! Get the scoop on all BL things so you and your family are ready to hit campus this fall. We have you covered from A-Z!
 

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List of 17 frequently asked questions.

  • ATTENDANCE

    In case of an absence or early dismissal, the student’s parent/guardian should email (attendance@bishoplynch.org) or call (214-324-3607, ext. 4111) the Office of Student Formation the day of by 9 am. On the day the student returns to school, the parent/guardian must send or email (attendance@bishoplynch.org) a note stating the reason for the absence, which the student should turn in to the Attendance Clerk. Detailed attendance policies and procedures may be found in the BL Student-Family Handbook – chapter 4. 
  • BL BISTRO

    Bishop Lynch has an all-inclusive breakfast and lunch for students and staffulty during the school year. SAGE Dining is our food service provider. Lunch is during third period and is assigned by hallway. It changes at semester. BL has three lunch periods (A, B and C). They do not appear on the student schedule but will be communicated at the beginning of the school year. In addition, the Friar Feeder is open after school from 3:40-6 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) for students to purchase fresh snack items through their MKS account.

    Breakfast is available from 7-10 a.m.

    Check out our Breakfast and Lunch Menus
  • CHECKLIST FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

    • Fully charge your computer
    • Know your Username/Password for:
    • Get full uniform ready to wear 
    • Lanyard and ID badge ready to go (provided at orientation)
    • Organize and write your name on two (2) backpacks, one for A Day and one for B Day with the following supplies:
      1. Pens, pencils and erasers
      2. Something to write on
      3. Copy of your schedule
      4. Any supplies your new teachers have asked you to purchase (some will tell you on the first day of class)
      5.
      Water bottle
     
  • BOOKS

    Please purchase books online through the BL Virtual Bookstore. Our authorized book vendor is BNC (formerly MBS Direct). Alternatively, you may get the ISBN number and then check Half Price Books, Amazon, etc. for availability.

    Please don't purchase textbooks in advance of receiving your student's final schedule.
  • CALENDAR – IMPORTANT DATES

    Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 – *9th/11th Grades Only Student Orientation 
    Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 – *10th/12th Grades Only Student Orientation 
    *Wear full uniform. Yearbook photos will be taken at this time.

    Be sure to download the 2022-2023 calendar at a glance!
     
    The online BL calendar is very comprehensive with daily schedules and both on and off-campus events. 
  • CHRISTIAN SERVICE HOURS

    The Heart of St. Dominic Christian Service Program was introduced to students during theology classes in March 2022. This Christ centered and student-driven program is designed to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.

    For more information, please see www.bishoplynch.org/student-formation/christian-service
     
  • CLUB FAIR

    Bishop Lynch offers more than 50 clubs and organizations to fit every interest. Club Fair will be held at the beginning of the school year and freshman can learn about the various academic, fine arts and performance, Christian service, special interest, and sports clubs available! Students can join a club at any time by attending a meeting and speaking to the moderator.

    More information:  https://www.bishoplynch.org/student-life/clubs--organizations
  • COMPUTERS

    Bishop Lynch has a “Bring Your Own Device” laptop program to ensure the enormous power of technology is in the hands of every Friar student. Basically, a modern Windows or MacBook laptop (no Chromebooks) will do!  Be sure the hard disk has enough capacity.  If you have questions on the program or the type of laptop your child will need, please visit https://www1.bishoplynch.org/BYOD_System_Requirements
  • COURSE SELECTION

    Bishop Lynch has a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum featuring a wide variety of courses. Visit our online course guide for information on our block scheduling, course descriptions and the courses needed for graduation. View course offerings here
  • FRESHMAN SEMINAR

    This one-semester course is an excellent introduction to high school life at Bishop Lynch! The course provides an overview of the school, gives extra time for study and supports freshmen during their first year. Students will have Freshman Seminar either during the fall or the spring semester.
  • GRADES/FRIARNET ACCESS

    Freshman parents and students will receive an email with their FriarNET invitation the first week of June to access student schedule/grades. Please be sure to keep your profile updated in FriarNet.

    If assistance is needed with your FriarNET account, please contact FriarNET@Bishoplynch.org.

  • GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

    Your guidance counselor will be assigned to you during the summer. For immediate assistance, contact Guidanceoffice@bishoplynch.org.
  • HEALTH CLINIC/NURSE OFFICE

    Managing health concerns requires a partnership among the student, the parents/guardians, the physician and the school faculty and staff who work with the student on a daily basis. Our mission at Bishop Lynch is to help enhance the education potential of all students by promoting wellness and facilitating the resolution of health concerns that create barriers to learning.

    For more information and important medication forms, go to https://www.bishoplynch.org/health-clinic
  • LEARNING DIFFERENCES

    If your student has a documented learning difference, please email the Learning Specialist Shannon Byrne at shannon.byrne@bishoplync.org or contact her at 214-324-3607, Ext. 4171.

    Parents need to contact Ms. Byrne in early August to schedule a meeting.
  • LOCKERS

    Lockers are available and can be requested through the Attendance Office.
  • THE LOCKER – CAMPUS STORE

    This is the place to buy all your Bishop Lynch spirit wear and other gear on campus. Some BL items are available for purchase online at https://thelockerbl.org/. The Locker carries a limited number of uniforms in the campus store. In addition, The Locker’s annual Used Uniform Sale takes place in August, please check back for date/time. Please see the entry under Uniforms for more information. Please note that the boys’ tie can only be purchased in The Locker. The store is open on school days from 8am to 1pm through Wednesday, May 26th. Please check The Locker's social media pages for hours during the summer and at special events.

    Summer Hours
    Mon. July 18 – Fri. August 5
    Hours: 10 am – 3 pm

    School Year
    Standard School Days: 8 am – 2 pm
    Half-Days: 8 am – 12:30 pm 
  • MATH CLASS REQUIRED MATERIALS

    A TI graphing calculator is required for Bishop Lynch math classes. All incoming freshmen must purchase a TI-84 Plus CE for their math classes. When purchasing your calculator over the summer, please save the TI Technology Rewards Symbol and turn it into your math teacher in August. Or, you may mail it to the school (Attention: Mrs. Kate See). The BL math department can use these points for free calculators!

List of 15 frequently asked questions.

  • MKS – MY KIDS SPENDING

    This is Bishop Lynch’s virtual payment program. Student activities, sports fees, merchandise, and incidental charges are billed and paid via MKS. You will receive an email this summer in order to set up your MKS account. Please monitor this account throughout the year for student purchases.

    www.mykidsspending.com
  • NEWS AND INFORMATION

    Be sure to read Friar Facts every week during the school year. This weekly e-newsletter (sent on Thursday afternoons) provides timely news and announcements to keep you up to date on all things Bishop Lynch! 
  • RESOURCES

    Bishop Lynch High School teachers have provided the following online resources to help incoming Freshman students with schoolwork and improve their skills.
  • SAGE DINING SERVICES

    Bishop Lynch High School and SAGE Dining Services are pleased to present an exciting dining program!

    The talented chefs from SAGE have transformed lunchtime at Bishop Lynch High School into a daily culinary adventure. Our students are treated to real food, cooked from scratch. SAGE's seasonal menus are custom designed for us, reflecting the students' preferences as well as the fresh products available in the market. SAGE's registered dietitians review and approve each menu to ensure that it offers a wide variety of nutritious choices.

    Breakfast and Lunch Menu
     
  • SCHOOL DAY SCHEDULES

    Bishop Lynch has several different daily school schedules during the week. The bell schedules are posted inside the parent/student portal and on the inside front cover of the student planner your child will receive when school starts in the fall.
     
    Regular Schedule
    On regular schedule days (both A/B days), first period starts at 8:15 a.m. and the bell rings at 3:40 p.m. for dismissal.
     
    Activity Schedule
    Wednesdays have a different schedule to accommodate activities. A-Block activity meetings begin at 8:15 a.m. followed by B-Block activity meetings. First period begins at 9:05 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. is fourth period dismissal.
     
    Friday Schedule
    Unless the day is noted as a last period assembly, students are dismissed at 3 p.m. on Fridays.
     
  • SPORTS

    All athletes/band members must undergo a sports physical before participating in any on-campus activities. Please see https://blfriars.org/sports/2019/7/15/information-Sports-Medicine-Athletic-Physicals.aspx

    If you have sports physical questions, please email Head Athletic Trainer Mike Hopper at mike.hopper@bishoplynch.org.

    Student schedules will only list the first seasonal sport they play. As seasons end, students must fill out a sports change form to switch to a new sport. Example: Football – when the season ends some boys will change over to basketball, then later to baseball. Other students will stay in football all year and do offseason workouts.
     
    On the student schedules, the sports listed after school practice all year long (Example: tennis, crew, lacrosse, and bowling). They are listed on spring schedule, but practice starts in the fall.

    Register for summer athletic camps here.

    Athletic staff directory here.
     
    If you have athletics questions, please contact our Athletic Director Alli Tennyson at allison.tennyson@bishoplynch.org.
  • SCHEDULES

    Families will receive a list of scheduled courses during the New Family Meetings in May/June and can use the information to purchase books when the bookstore opens in July.  The order of classes and assigned teachers will be released to the entire student body in the summer (usually around the same time the bookstore opens) via Friarnet.  Please be flexible on the electives – sometimes changes need to be made during the summer and schedules may be adjusted.
    Student schedules will only list the first seasonal sport they play. As seasons end, students must fill out a sports change form to switch to a new sport. Example: Football – when the season ends some boys will change over to wrestling, baseball or track. Other students will stay in football all year and do offseason workouts.
     
    On the student schedules, the sports listed as “after school” practice all year long (Example: swimming, men’s basketball, tennis, crew, lacrosse, and bowling). They are listed on spring schedule, but practice starts in the fall.
  • SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS

    SUMMER MATH 2022

    The Summer Math Assignments are great ways to review math skills students have gained in previous math courses, as well as prepare them for the work ahead of them. Students are required to complete the Summer Math Assignment that corresponds to the course they are enrolled in for the fall semester. Summer Math Assignments will be due on the second day of classes, August 11 &12. Please direct any questions to kate.see@bishoplynch.org.


    SUMMER READING 2022

    While there will not be an official common book required for each grade level, below is a recommended book list that we encourage students to explore over the course of the summer. These high-interest books provide valuable literary merit and promote the continuation of vocabulary expansion and reading comprehension skills.

    Bishop Lynch Suggested Summer Reading Lists
  • TEACHERS

    Sixty percent of Bishop Lynch teachers have advanced degrees in their fields of study and 20 percent of the faculty and staff are BL grads ready to educate the next generation of Friars! Check out the online directory for a full listing of faculty and staff by department. Due to the complexity of scheduling, students may not request specific teachers.
  • TECHNOLOGY / FRIARNET ASSISTANCE

    COMING SOON!  The Online Technology Orientation is currently being updated and will be available in mid-May 2022 (in time for students to complete it prior to Summer School and the Friar Readiness program).

    If assistance is needed, please contact FriarNET@Bishoplynch.org.
  • THEATRE AUDITIONS

    Incoming freshmen who are interested in trying out for a play should contact John.athas@bishoplynch.org 
    or Robert.clark@bishoplynch.org
  • TRANSPORTATION

    Bishop Lynch has a bus fleet with 11 routes. All buses now have Wi-Fi so students can get a head start on homework! There’s even a late bus to accommodate after-school activities. Bus ridership packages can be purchased. Visit www.bishoplynch.org/transportation for more information.
  • TUITION

    Please see Affording Bishop Lynch for details.

    If you have questions about your balance or payment options, please contact Ilia Preza at ilia.preza@bishoplynch.org or at 214-324-3607, Ext. 4104. 
  • UNIFORMS

    The official uniform policy can be found in our Student-Family Handbook. Please refer to our Reference Guide for a new family's guide to daily dress requirements for all students.

    2022-2023 Uniform Information

    Bishop Lynch’s exclusive uniform provider is Academic Outfitters in Plano. Please note that the boys’ tie can only be purchased in The Locker. 

    Academic Outfitters
    700 Alma Drive, Suite 112
    Plano, TX 75075
    972-509-0010
  • VOLUNTEERS (PARENTS)

    For more information about volunteer opportunities, please see www.bishoplynch.org/support-bl/parent-involvement.

    Please note, all volunteers must be Safe Environment cleared. Please see https://www.bishoplynch.org/about/safe-environment.

ACCREDITATION

Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963