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Period July 6th - 19th

Weekly Schedule:

6 Monday July
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office Open 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
7 Tuesday July
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office Open 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
8 Wednesday July
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office Open 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
9 Thursday July
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office Open 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
  • Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
10 Friday July
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office Closed
11 Saturday July
  • Set Strike for Singin' in the Rain (9:00 am - 1:30 pm in FAC)
12 Sunday July
  • No Activities Scheduled
13 Monday July
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office Open 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
  • School Year 2020/21 Information Sent via Email
14 Tuesday July
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office Open 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
15 Wednesday July
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office Open 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
16 Thursday July
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office Open 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
17 Friday July
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office Closed
18 Saturday July
  • No activities scheduled
19 Sunday July
  • No activities scheduled


  • Enjoy summer vacation! Be safe! School will resume on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Please note, the original start date has been pushed back one week from August 19th to accommodate anticipated changes due to COVID-19.

  • Face Coverings. When Roger Bacon starts school on August 26th, all students, faculty, and staff will be required to have a face covering.
    • Roger Bacon will provide every student with a cloth face mask to begin the school year. These are white with the RB logo. The same face mask will be available in the Spirit Shop for $5.
    • Any face covering must be a solid color. No designs, wording, or pictures are allowed outside of a RB logo.
    • Face coverings can be bought or made at home. Please ensure whatever face covering is used, that it:
      - fits snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
      - completely covers the nose and mouth
      - is secured with ties or ear loops
      - includes multiple layers of fabric
      - allows for breathing without restriction
      - can be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
    • While there are many sources for face coverings, they are available at the following locations:
      - A variety of local stores: Target, Old Navy, etc.
      - Click on the “General Catalog” option on the left side. Pick a gender and click “Shop.” Select “School Supplies” from the tiles on the page – it is the last one in the bottom row.
    • Simple cloth face coverings can be made at home. Instructions can be found on the CDC website.
  • Week of Excellence. Thank you to all who supported our Week of Excellence!! Please remember - all items must be picked up by July 10th. Please contact Wanda Hill at to arrange a pickup time during the week of July 6 – 10th.

  • Cast and Crew of Singin’ in the Rain – Set Strike is being held on Saturday, July 11th from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. Check your Roger Bacon emails to sign-up for a shift! Contact Ms. Murray with any questions.

  • The "normal" summer mailing will be sent out via email on Monday, July 13th. This contains information for the new school year, to include tuition for school year 2020/21 and free and reduced lunch application instructions.

  • The school (main building) is closed for maintenance from July 20-31.

  • The Main Office is on summer hours.
    • Normal summer hours are from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon) Monday through Thursday. The office is closed on Fridays.
    • The entire school is closed from July 20 - 31 for scheduled maintenance.
    • Normal operating hours (7:30 am - 3:30 pm) will resume on Monday, August 3, 2020.
  • We are accepting donations of clean and gently used RB spirit wear, polos, sweatshirts, or skirts for our Roger Bacon SVDP Thrift Store. Items can be dropped off at the main office. We do not take pants or shorts. Please contact Ms. Julie Vehorn at with any questions. Thank you for your support!

  • The Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey Team is presently recruiting new team members for the 2020-2021 school year. All incoming freshmen and returning upperclassmen are invited to play underwater hockey. Students need to be able to swim, but they do not have to be an exceptional swimmer to play underwater hockey. Any student who is interested in playing is asked to email Dr. Wittekind at . If parents or guardians have any questions, they can also email Dr. Wittekind. See you in the pool!

  • Calling all Spartans who went on to play at the next level! We are adding a new video display to the Fogarty Center lobby that will showcase our alumni that played at the collegiate/professional level. You may remember the old photo frames in the basement of Fogarty – this will replace those. We need your help to gather data!
    If you played any sport at the next level after your career at RB, please send the following to our Assistant Athletic Director, Brandon Spaeth, at
    1. Photo of you in your collegiate/professional uniform (headshot/action photo)
    2. Full name
    3. Sport(s)
    4. College/Professional Team
    5. Years played
    6. Graduation Year (from Roger Bacon)
    If you have any family members that this applies to – please feel free to send that information as well!

Guidance Department

  • Summer College Opportunities. Many colleges are offering summer opportunities for current sophomore and junior students. These summer programs give students the opportunity to get a taste of campus life and some offer college credit. These can also be found on the Guidance web page.

  • Class of 2021: While many colleges are not yet offering in-person visits, they have developed very informative and worthwhile “virtual” visits for students. Summer is a great time to check these out! They are usually easy to access from the school’s website. This is also a good time to review the College Planning Handbook you received in your RB bag when you dropped off your iPad. When the school year resumes in August, we will start working on Naviance and the Common App.

Spiritual Life

As we plan for your student’s senior year, we are excited to offer 3 opportunities for students to attend a Kairos Retreat. Because of attendance limitations and considerations for families who do not want their student to attend an overnight retreat, a senior retreat is not required for graduation this year. Additionally, Kairos retreat registration will be on a first come, first served basis. If demand exceeds available spots we will investigate further options to accommodate everyone. Also, unlike past years, fall athletes are eligible to attend the August retreat due to the limited number of Kairos spots. We offer three dates and registration will be done on a first come, first served basis. Please review the following dates and choose a date that works best with your schedule.

Kairos Dates for 2020-2021 School Year: August 10-12, 2020; October 7-9, 2020; February 3-5, 2021.

All seniors, whether they wish to attend Kairos or not, should fill out the following survey to indicate their preference:

Community Outreach

  • Pax Sacks. If you know anyone who could use help with food for meals, RB Pax Sacks are here! Schedule a discrete pick up of non-perishable food, dairy and frozen meats. Email or call for or 513-641-1300.

  • Senior Service Experience. To provide a more concise understanding of the senior service experience, click here for the “2020-2021 Senior Service Packet.” This document provides the necessary information to understand the requirements and expectations. First, watch the YouTube video that walk you through many details, from ideas to registration. Then, consult the “frequently asked questions” sheet to provide you quick answers to typical questions. There is also a document about different places to serve in Cincinnati, which are divided into themes. Service is a element of our Franciscan school, where it is our motto to help young men and women grow “in holiness and learning” rooted in Jesus Christ.

From Our School Nurse...

  • Immunization Requirement for Senior Year. Ohio law requires all incoming 12th grade students to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease with 2 doses of the Meningococcal/MCV4 vaccine. One dose is due before entering 7th grade, the second before 12th grade. If the first dose was given on or after the 16th birthday, only 1 dose is required. Please call your student's physician to receive this immunization or to get an up to date copy of vaccine records for the school. Completed immunization documentation needs to be forwarded to the nurse's office. This can be sent to our school nurse via email at or via fax to 513-618-7051. If you have any questions, please contact our school nurse, Karin Herold, via email or leave a voice message 513-641-1300, ext 1140.

Drama Guild

  • Follow the Drama Guild on Twitter & Instagram - @RBDramaGuild or at our website -

Alumni/ae News

  • First Friday Mass. Mass is at 8:15 am in the Carol Dauwe Fine Arts Center. Parking is available on the plaza directly in front of school. Pastries and coffee are served after Mass. We usually have 40-50 OLA and RB alums, friends and relatives on a regular basis. Contact a fellow alum and enjoy a morning of prayer and fellowship. Reservations are not necessary. The next First Friday Mass is Friday, August 7th.

  • Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, August 13th at 6:30 pm in the ITC.

  • Bron Bacevich Memorial Engraved Bricks. Support the Roger Bacon/OLA Alumni Association by purchasing a brick which can be designated for placement in the new stadium. For more information, contact Rick Sollmann at 641-1313 or

Important Upcoming Dates

Jul 20-31: School Closed for Maintenance
Aug 05: New Teacher Orientation
Aug 07: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in FAC)
Aug 10-12: Kairos
Aug 13: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Aug 13-14: Freshmen Orientation
Aug 17-18: Underclass iPad Pick-up
Aug 17-21: Faculty/Staff Professional Development
Aug 24-25: Faculty/Staff Professional Development
Aug 26: First Day of School
Aug 28: Opening School Mass
Sep 02: Picture Day
Sep 04: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in FAC)
Sep 07: No School - Labor Day
Sep 09: Meet the Teacher Night
Sep 10: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Sep 11: Grandparents' Day
Sep 29: Financial Aid Night
Oct 02: First Friday Mass
Early Dismissal - Homecoming Parade
Oct 03: Homecoming Dance
Oct 7-9: Kairos
Oct 08: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Oct 10: Alumni Association Open House
Oct 16: End of 1st Quarter
Oct 23: Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Oct 25: Open House
Oct 26: No School
Oct 27: Early Dismissal - Pre-ACT / Senior Job Shadowing
Oct 29: Fall Band Concert (7:30 pm in FAC)
Nov 02: All School Mass - All Saints Day
Nov 06: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in FAC)
Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Nov 07: Alumni Awards Dinner
Nov 09: Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Nov 10: Veterans' Day Assembly
Nov 11: No School - Veterans' Day
Nov 12: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Nov 20-22: Fall Play
Nov 25-30: No School - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 04: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in FAC)
Dec 10: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Dec 10-11: J.O.Y. Retreat
Dec 11: No School - Professional Development
Dec 17: Christmas Concert (7:30 pm in FAC)
Dec 21-22: 1st Semester Exams
Dec 23-Jan 03: No School - Christmas Break