- Principal's Weekly
- Week of August 24th
Posted Monday, August 17, 2020
School will resume on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Roger Bacon will be starting school with students on campus, 5-days per week. Students can choose between either a 5-day on campus model or a remote model. Information on policies and expectations regarding COVID-19 and remote learning are on our website.
Please turn in your EdChoice and Jon Peterson acceptance forms to Michelle Brummett in the main office. Contact her at email@example.com with any questions.
To limit visitors to school while students are in session, there is a drop box at the main entrance for parent/visitor use. Please let the main office know via intercom what you are leaving and it will be expeditiously picked up and delivered as needed.
Spirit Shop Hours. The Spirit Shop will be open as
- August 24th and 25th: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
- August 26th: Normal lunch hours resume (11:00 am - 12:15 pm)
Face Coverings. When Roger Bacon starts school on August 26th, all students, faculty, and staff will be required to have a face covering.
Senior Nights. We will be celebrating Senior Nights for our volleyball team on Thursday, August 27th and for our football team/cheerleaders on Friday, August 28th. Due to attendance restrictions, there will be no general admission tickets available to the public. Tickets will be available to families of team members and our senior students. We will be live streaming both games through Twitch (https://twitch.tv/rogerbaconspartans/.
Girls Basketball. There is a mandatory meeting after school on Thursday, August 27th in Coach Wiegand's room (#43) for any girl interested in playing basketball this year.
- Fall sports athletes will meet from 2:50 - 3:00 pm
- Freshmen will meet from 3:00 - 3:10 pm
- Returning players will meet from 3:10 - 3:20 pm
- Please email Coach Wiegand with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTO. The first meeting of the PTO this school year will be held on Tuesday, September 8th at 7:00 pm in the ITC. Please join us as we plan for an exciting year of events!
There will only be two entrances into the building in the morning – the two main doors in front (which will open at 7:00 am) and the breezeway doors from the back parking lot (which will open at 7:15 am). Please note that the exterior doors near room 13 (side parking lot) will not be used this year. Due to preparations and cleaning in the morning, student access to the building prior to those two noted arrival times is not available.
When dropping off students in the main circle, please pull your car forward as far as possible to allow for the maximum number of cars to unload. Please remember:
We want to highlight a few key details about our remote learning model for this year, especially as it differs from the model we used last year when schools closed in March:
In addition, please review the following expectations for student conduct during Zoom sessions:
If you have any questions about remote learning this year, please contact Julie Vehorn, Director of Academics, at email@example.com or 513-641-1300.
Picture Day for all students will be on Wednesday, September 2nd. All students (including seniors) will get their picture taken free of charge. These are the pictures which will be used for the yearbook.
Again, everyone will have their picture taken. Students will receive a picture day order form during flex (except seniors). If you wish to purchase pictures, please complete the form and payment, and bring it back on picture day. If you are not planning to buy pictures, all students will still have a free photo taken for the yearbook.
Seniors: If you have had your picture taken with Executive Studios (over the summer or at their studio), you do not have to have your picture taken. If Executive Studios has not taken your photo, even if you have had your senior photo taken by another photographer or company, you must get a yearbook photo on picture day. This photo will be taken free of charge on September 2nd. If you are a senior, September 2nd is your only chance to have a free picture taken.
Remote Students: Pictures for remote students will be taken at school. Details will be provided.
- Dress, romper/jumpsuit, or skirt of appropriate length (same expectations as the school skirt) or dress pants
- You are permitted to wear your school skirt or pants as your picture will only be taken from waist up
- No stretch pants, leggings or tight pants or jeans of any kind
- For your top, make sure shoulders are covered and is not low cut
- Dress pants
- Collared shirt with tie (jackets are optional)
Please contact Assistant Principal, Mr. Zlatic (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about dress requirements for pictures.
All college representative visits will be held virtually this year. Students can sign up on Naviance to participate in the “visits”. The representatives from the colleges will host a Zoom with interested students. Students on campus will participate during Flex in Room 24 (adhering to room capacity limits) and remote students can join the Zoom session from home. Please contact Ms. Smith (email@example.com) for more information on how to sign up for these sessions.
The following colleges are currently scheduled:
- The University of Findlay - September 9th
- Hanover College - September 10th
- The University of Tampa - September 14th
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach - September 15th
- The University of Arizona - September 17th
- Xavier University - September 21st
- Saint Mary's College - September 22nd
- The University of Alabama - September 24th
- University of Advancing Technology - September 28th
- St Bonaventure University - September 29th
- Seton Hall University - October 12th
- Earlham College - September 8th
We have a new bulletin board at the bottom of the Guidance ramp near the FAC to highlight the class of 2021. Seniors can add their names as they submit college applications! See your counselor to add your name!
As we plan for your student’s senior year, we are excited to offer 2 more 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.
Remaining Kairos Dates for 2020-2021 School Year: November 4-6, 2020; March 2-5, 2021.
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.
An important part of our safety plan is ensuring that students who are sick are not permitted to come to school. If you are sick, please stay home. Check the temperature of students before leaving home. Students with a temperature of 100.4 degrees of higher should stay at home.
Primary symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, shortness of breath and/or loss of taste/smell. If you have have multiple symptoms or symptoms persist, please consult your family health provider.
Immunization Requirement for Senior Year. Senior students, if you have not received your meningococcal vaccine yet, please make an appointment with your physician. These can also be given at Kroger’s or Walgreens’ clinics. Proof of this vaccine or an updated immunization record should be turned in to the nurse’s office by the end of September. Thank you! If you have any questions, please contact our school nurse, Karin Herold, via email or leave a voice message 513-641-1300, ext 1140.
Follow the Drama Guild on Twitter & Instagram - @RBDramaGuild or at our website - https://sites.google.com/rogerbacon.org/rogerbaconfinearts
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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
Photo of you in your collegiate/professional uniform (head shot/action photo)
If you have any family members that this applies to – please feel free to send that information as well!
First Friday Mass.
Mass is at 8:15 am in the Thomas J. Fogarty Center. Parking is available on the plaza directly in front
of school. Pastries and coffee are served after Mass. We usually have
and RB alums, friends and relatives on a regular basis. Contact a
fellow alum and enjoy a morning of prayer and fellowship. Reservations
necessary. The next First Friday Mass is Friday, September 4th.
Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB.
The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, September 10th 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 email@example.com.
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 (Virtual)
Sep 10: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Sep 25: Homecoming/Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Sep 26: Homecoming Dance
Sep 29: Financial Aid Night
Oct 02: First Friday Mass
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: Pre-ACT / Senior Job Shadowing - Dismissal at 12:00 pm (noon)
Oct 29: Fall Band Concert (7:30 pm in FAC)
Nov 02: All School Mass - All Saints Day
Nov 04-06: Kairos
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 08: All School Mass
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
Jan 07: Science Fair
Jan 08: End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester