Bishop McNamara High School will be CLOSED Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Be sure to review our Weather Closing Policy for information about delayed openings, school closings and early dismissals.
We will post all information on our ALERTS Page as they are made available.
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Bishop McNamara High School welcomes our parents!
MACCESS PORTAL FOR PARENTS
Parents now how the MACCESS Portal for more information and news for Parents. Go to MACCESS and log in with your username and password. All Parent service hours will be posted in Parent Maccess according to your student ID#. For instructions and Maccess for Parents information, watch this short video - How to Log In To Maccess for Parents
the Parents' Club
The BMHS Parents' Club Executive Board would like to officially welcome you as a member of our Parents' Club. We are delighted to have you as members and would like to encourage your active participation in our Parents' Club. Working within the Parents' Club provides you with an excellent opportunity to be a part of your child's high school experience. Email questions or suggestions to ParentsClub@bmhs.org.
Scholarship, Financial Aid & Tuition Information
BMHS provides important financial information for Parents such as:
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Financial Aid
- Tuition Plans
- Making Online Payments
- Business Hours and Office Contacts
Check any of these pages for more information. You may also find additional scholarship information through the Counseling Office.
More Information for Parents
We have provided more information our BMHS Parents' community below:
Parents of New Students (Incoming Class of 2022 or new transfer students):
New parents will receive an email during the summer with all instructions for logging into MACCESS Parent Portal.
Parents of Returning Students:
How to Log into Parents' Maccess:
Go to our website and on any page, select the "M" in the upper right corner.
For BMHS Parents and Students
Effective and timely communication with our families is dependent upon the accuracy of the contact information in our database. Please check and update your mailing address, e-mail addresses, phone numbers and emergency contact information on a regular basis.
Changes such as new phone numbers, email addresses, adding an emergency contact and other information must be made by the parent or guardian directly in Maccess under "Update Household Info". All changes are reviewed by a staff member prior to becoming a permanent part of our database.
Faculty cannot make changes to your personal information. This must be done by the parent or guardian in Maccess. If you have any questions, contact Support@bmhs.org or contact the Registrar in the Counseling Office.
We look forward to seeing you at our Parents' Club general meetings. You will receive important information about BMHS and updates from our school administrators and Executive Board. Attending meetings is a great way to provide your input, stay informed and to meet other parents, too. Meetings are held monthly at in the Mona Student Center. A free dinner is provided at 6:30 pm with the meeting starting promptly at 7:00 pm.
BMHS Parents Club Meeting Schedule
Parent’s General Session, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 6:30pm - Topic: Chat and Chew with the Administration
Parent’s General Session, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 6:30pm - Topic: Active Shooter Training
Parent’s General Session, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 6:30pm - Topic: State of the School Address
Parent’s General Session, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 6:30pm - Topic: How to Raise an Adult Book Discussion by Julie Lythcott-Haims
Parent’s General Session, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 6:30pm - Topic: Cultural Diversity – Dr. Nigel Traylor
Executive Session and Parent's Session, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:30pm - Parent’s Appreciation Night and Executive Parent Board Elections
If you would like to reach one of our Parent Executive Board members, please contact us by email ParentsClub@bmhs.org.
Please identify the board member and/or request in the subject line of your email. It will be directed to that individual.
2nd Vice President
BMHS Parent Club Liaison
Ken Embrack, Tracye Burr-Mitchell
Sharon Alexander, Angela R Smith, Tracye Burr-Mitchell
The function of the Parent Volunteer Program is two-fold. The primary purpose of the service hour program is to lower costs by staffing school sponsored events with volunteers. The second is to encourage the involvement of parents in their child's education both inside and outside the classroom.
All families are required to donate 10 hours of service to the school at school sponsored events. All information regarding Parent Service Hours are available in the Parent MACCESS Portal under Parent Service Hours.
Parent Volunteer Program hours are separate from Student Service Hours. Please contact the Advancement office for any questions.
Monthly updates for volunteer opportunities can be found in the monthly McNews.
Direct any questions to: Parentsclub@bmhs.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents can look up there hours summary by logging into the Parent MACCESS Portal and selecting Parent Service Hours.
Parent Service Hours will be posted in the Parent MACCESS Portal from October each year until the end of the year. Search for your hours by using your student's ID number. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or call 301-735-8401 Ext. 134. For Parent Volunteer Opportunities, please contact the Advancement Office, Mrs. Melissa Antonio Huar at Melissa.AntonioHuar@bmhs.org.
The BMHS Parents' Club raises funds to support scholarships and educational programs at BMHS. The funds raised help maintain a quality education for our children. Consider joining a committee or helping with some of the fundraisers organized by the Advancement Office. Contact your club officers or Melissa.AntonioHuar@bmhs.org.