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Hello and welcome to the Cardinal Family! We are excited to get to know all of you and to begin serving you in the best way possible. Below is some very basic information to help you begin the transition to Bishop Diego High School. If you have questions and you do not see the answers here, let us know at We are here to help you in any way that we can!

Some Frequently Asked Questions:

1. When is the first day of school? 
Freshmen orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 19th. More information will be sent to you over the summer about what to bring and what time to be there. The first day of regular classes for ALL students is Thursday, August 20, 2020. 

2. When will we get our class schedules?
Please refer to the "Course Scheduling" link within the Academic Counseling section below.

3. When will we get access to our lockers?
You will be able to access your locker during orientation on August 19, 2020 and more information will be shared soon.

4. Are there summer workouts for athletic teams?
Please refer to the "Athletics Office" section below.

5. How do we purchase Bishop Diego apparel?
Bishop apparel can be purcahsed on-campus when the Cardinal Store is open, at numerous events such as the Welcome Back BBQ, athletic games, and more. Items can also be purchased online by clicking HERE for our online store. 

6. When do we learn about dress code information?
The Parent-Student Handbook for 2020-21 is currently being prepared. As soon as the updates are complete, a link will be sent to all families for review. 

7. How do we order textbooks?
Textbook ordering information will be sent by email soon. 

8. Do we have any summer reading?
Summer reading will be shared with families within the next few weeks. 

9. How do we find important dates, events, and school holidays?
The calendar is continually updated on the homepage of this website.


Below is a list of just some of the people who may have answers to your other questions!

Academic Counseling Office

Click Here for Course Scheduling Information

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Mrs. Rya Carpenter - Director of Counseling & Student Services - Email
Mrs. Carpenter Bio & Welcome Video

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Ms. Jean Anderson - Academic Counselor - Email
Ms. Anderson Bio & Welcome Video


Athletics Office

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Mr. Aaron Skinner - Director of Athletics - Email

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Mr. Mike Cano - Assistant Director of Athletics - Email


BDHS Business Office
Mrs. Kendall Shinn - Bookkeeper - Email

Campus Ministry

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Mrs. Jennifer Winnewisser - Campus Minister - Email
Mrs. Winnewisser Bio & Welcome Video


Student Resource Services

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Dr. Szabo-Kifer Director of Student Resources - Email
Dr. Szabo-Kifer Bio & Welcome Video

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