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Week of November 2

Weekly Schedule:

2 Monday November
  • Regular Schedule
  • Spartan Leader (FAC during Flex)
3 Tuesday November
  • Regular Schedule
  • College Visit (Virtual) - Miami University (Hamilton) (Rm 24 during Flex)
4 Wednesday November
  • Mass Schedule
  • Community Service Opportunity - St. Anthony Center
  • College Visit (Virtual) - Savannah College of Art and Design (Rm 24 during Flex)
  • Kairos
  • J.E.T. Program Virtual Tour (4:00 - 8:00 pm)
5 Thursday November
  • Regular Schedule
  • College Visit (Virtual) - University of Akron (Rm 24 during Flex)
  • Kairos
  • Girls Varsity Volleyball vs Hamilton Badin @ Centerville HS (Regional Semifinals)
6 Friday November
  • Regular Schedule
  • Kairos
  • First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the Thomas J. Fogarty Center)
  • Community Service Opportunity - Sow Love (ITC during Flex)
7 Saturday November
  • Varsity Football vs Springfield Shawnee (Regional Finals)
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball vs Tippecanoe @ Centerville (Regional Finals)
8 Sunday November
  • Community Service Opportunity - Trash OTR (9:30 am at Roger Bacon)


  • Continue to take advantage of the virtual college visits each week. We have a large number of colleges/universities who want to meet our students and talk about educational opportunities at their schools. Check the Principal’s Weekly for a complete schedule. Virtual visits take place in Room 24 during Flex.
  • Spartan Leader. Come join us on Monday, November 2nd in the FAC during Flex to hear Joel Heath, former Michigan State and Denver Broncos football player, talk about faith and sports.
  • Bowling tryouts are on Monday, November 2nd and Tuesday, November 3rd at Stones Lanes from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.
  • Sophomores - Jostens will be here during lunches on Tuesday, November 3rd to pick-up class ring orders.
  • The Spirit Shop will be closed Wednesday, November 4th through Friday, November 6th.
  • Our next Kairos is scheduled from Wednesday, November 4th through Friday, November 6th. Please keep our participating students and staff in your prayers.
  • Applications for this summer’s mission trips to Jamaica and New Orleans are now available outside of the Spiritual Life Office. Student application, essay, and deposit is due next Monday, November 9th – apply now, spots are limited!
  • The Veteran’s Day celebration scheduled for Tuesday, November 10th will be a virtual event instead of a live event at school.
  • The PTO will be meeting on Tuesday, November 10th in the ITC at 7:00 pm.
  • There is no school on Wednesday, November 11th in honor of Veterans' Day!
  • The Drama Guild’s live stream of their fall production, Suspense – A Radio Play, will air on Friday, November 20th.
  • Picture Retake Day is Tuesday, November 24th.
  • Our Thanksgiving break starts on Wednesday, November 25th and runs through Monday, November 30th. School resumes on Tuesday, December 1st.
  • The PTO has purchased flower pots for the Grotto to be kept filled all year. If your club/team/organization would like to sponsor a month and fill the pots with flowers, please email or see the website for further details.
  • If you park in the Fitness Center parking lot, all cars must be moved out of the lot no later than 5:45 pm or they may be towed. As a courtesy to our Friar Club neighbors, we must ensure the lot is empty to accommodate their nightly activities.
  • When paying cafeteria bills, please make the checks out to W.g. Grinders!

Virtual Information Night

Attention parents of 8th-grade students: The Admissions Office will hold a Virtual Info Night on Tuesday, November 10th, from 7:00 -8:00 pm. All parents and prospective students are welcome to join us for this informal information session. You will have the opportunity to learn more about Roger Bacon and the admissions process. (If you already attended our Parent Tour & Info Session during your child's shadow day, you are welcome to join the virtual event, but it will be very similar to the in-person meeting you experienced on the shadow morning.)

If you plan to attend the Virtual Info Night, click here to register. Please RSVP by Monday, November 9. (You will be emailed a Zoom link and password prior to the event.)

Scholarship Opportunities

Knights of Columbus Scholarship. The Ohio Charity Foundation, Inc. and the Ohio Knights of Columbus are pleased to announce that, for the 2020-2021 school year, numerous $1,000 scholarships will once again be made available for Catholic students (grades 9-12) attending Catholic high schools in Ohio. The requirements that will be considered for this scholarship are financial need, GPA of 2.5 or higher, academic awards, community and/or parish involvement, and extracurricular activities. No more than one scholarship per Catholic high school will be awarded. A selection committee representing the Ohio Charity Foundation, Inc. and the Knights of Columbus will make the final selection of the scholarship winners. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and must be submitted by November 27, 2020.

Guidance Department

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 ( for more information on how to sign up for these sessions.

The following colleges are currently scheduled:
- Earlham College - September 9th
- Hanover College - September 10th
- The University of Tampa - September 14th
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach - September 15th
- Ohio Northern University - September 17th
- Xavier University - September 21st
- Saint Mary's College - September 22nd
- The University of Alabama - September 24th
- St Bonaventure University - September 29th
- The Ohio State University - September 30th
- Groove University - October 1st
- Muskingum University - October 5th
- The University of Findlay - October 6th
- West Virginia University - October 7th
- Georgetown College - October 8th
- Seton Hall University - October 12th
- Marian University - October 13th
- Mt. St. Joseph University - October 14th
- Sienna Heights University - October 15th
- Berea College - October 16th
- Thomas More University - October 19th
- Baldwin Wallace University - October 20th
- Ohio Wesleyan University - October 22nd
- University of Cincinnati - October 23rd
- Cleveland State University - October 28th
- Hiram College - October 29th
- Miami University (Hamilton) - November 3rd
- Savannah College of Art and Design - November 4th
- University of Akron - November 5th

- Miami University (Oxford) - November 9th
- Canisius College (NY) - November 16th
- Cincinnati State - November 17th
- Walsh University - November 18th
- United States Navy - November 19th
- University of Tampa - November 23rd
- University of Cincinnati (Blue Ash) - November 24th
- University of Alabama Huntsville - December 1st
- Northern Kentucky University - December 2nd
- Centre College - December 3rd
- Ashland University - December 7th
- Tiffin University - December 9th
- Eastern Kentucky University - December 10th

We have a 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!

Jesuit Excellence Tour Program (JET)

Prospective applicants considering pursuing their undergraduate degrees at a Jesuit institution are encouraged to check out the Jesuit Excellence Tour (JET) program, a series of recruitment events that allow admissions staff at Jesuit colleges and universities to jointly recruit targeted areas across the country.

Please note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Fall 2020 JET tours will all be held online. Mark the following dates for Virtual Jesuit Excellence Tours on your calendar and stay tuned for the registration links!

  • Wednesday, September 23: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
  • Sunday, October 11: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
  • Thursday, November 5: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)

OACAC Virtual College Exploration (VCE) program September 13-November 13

VCE Schedule and Student Registration:

Click “view larger version” on the bottom right of the schedule. This is real time table! Open and use the top navigation bar to review and filter the offerings. Click the purple Student Registration button (or dark gray Counselor Registration button) to register for your sessions of interest!

Students should register for each session that they want to attend. Once they register, they’ll receive a confirmation email with their unique link to join the Zoom webinar. (Students will also receive a barcode, but the barcode is not necessary for this virtual event.) When students register, they are sharing their registration information only with colleges presenting on that particular panel. StriveScan does not sell or share personally identifiable student information with any other third parties. Students should participate live so they can ask questions and interact with the college admission counselors.

*Parents, school counselors, access advisors and IECs are welcome too!

Spiritual Life

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.

Community Outreach

Our department continues to provide service opportunities for our students via the various monthly projects, with some changes. These projects are communicated via student email and daily school announcements.

  • The freshman and sophomore service days have been postponed to the second semester to ensure proper healthy safety; more will be communicated near the end of second semester.
  • Juniors are participating in the Tuesdays with Vincent project, connected with the Freestore Food Bank.
  • Community Outreach has checked in with all our seniors to see their progress with the senior service experience, and follow up with any questions or concerns.

For a comprehensive guide to Roger Bacon’s Community Service program click here. You can email our department with any questions at:

Drama Guild

The Drama Guild's LIVE STREAM of their fall production, Suspense - A Radio Play, will air on Friday, November 20th. More information and the link will be posted soon! Follow us on social media to stay updated and to check out the process!

Rehearsal Schedule - Week of November 2nd:
- Tuesday, November 3rd: 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Act II
- Wednesday, November 4th: 3:00 - 5:00 pm - All Cast and Crew
- Thursday, November 5th: 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Act I
- Saturday, November 7th: 9:00 am - noon - Tech Construction

Twitter & Instagram - @RBDramaGuild

Facebook - Roger Bacon High School Music

Website -

School Nurse

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.

Athletic Department

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

Photo of you in your collegiate/professional uniform (head shot/action photo)

  1. Full name
  2. Sport(s)
  3. College/Professional Team
  4. Years played
  5. Graduation Year (from Roger Bacon)

If you have any family members that this applies to – please feel free to send that information as well!

Alumni/ae News

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 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, November 6th.

Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, November 12th 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

Remote Learning

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:

  • Classes will be broadcast via Zoom so that students not able to be in the classroom can participate in the educational experience.
  • Students will follow their normal class schedule and connect with the class via Zoom during normal class times. Students will not be able to set their own schedule or just complete their assignments without attending Zoom classes.
  • Students will be considered present for attendance purposes if they are either physically or electronically present in class. All attendance policies, including the excessive and chronic absenteeism policy according to state guidelines, remain in effect.
  • Work expectations remain the same for students participating either in-person or remotely.
  • Students requiring help/assistance are responsible for initiating meetings with their teachers or other students (i.e., peer tutoring). The preferred time for this is during the daily Flex period. Students attending remotely can request meetings via Zoom during this time.
  • Families need to ensure that internet connections are robust enough to handle the daily Zoom requirements and a suitable learning environment can be established and maintained at home. A suitable learning environment is one free from distractions and with a designated work station for the student. Students should not be in bed for their Zoom sessions.

In addition, please review the following expectations for student conduct during Zoom sessions:

  • Students must have their full correct name as Zoom participant.
  • Students must have their video on at all times.
  • RB dress code must be observed from the waist up.
  • All disciplinary expectations will be followed (no sleeping, no chewing gum or eating, etc.).

If you have any questions about remote learning this year, please contact Julie Vehorn, Director of Academics, at or 513-641-1300.

Face Coverings

All students, faculty, and staff are required to have a face covering.

  • Face coverings must be worn when inside any Roger Bacon facility or outside on campus when social distancing of 6 feet is not possible.
  • Any face covering must be a solid color. No designs, wording, or pictures are allowed outside of a RB logo and/or the student's name.
  • Please ensure the face covering:
    - 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

Important Upcoming Dates:

Nov 10: PTO Meeting (7:00 pm in ITC)
Nov 11: No School - Veterans' Day
Nov 12: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Nov 20: Fall Play - Suspense - A Radio Play
Nov 24: Picture Retake Day
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: Junior 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 08: End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester
Jan 11: PTO Meeting (7:00 pm in ITC)
Jan 18: No School - Martin Luther King Day
Jan 20: Celebration of Success
Jan 28-31: March for Life
Jan 31-Feb 05: Catholic Schools Week
Feb 01: No School - Professional Development
Feb 10: PTO Meeting (7:00 pm in ITC)
Feb 15: No School - Presidents' Day
Feb 17: Mass - Ash Wednesday
Feb 23: ACT (Juniors) / Sophomore Service Day
Feb 26: Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Mar 02: College Planning Night
Mar 03: Sacrament of Reconciliation
Mar 08: PTO Meeting (7:00 pm in ITC)
Mar 12: Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Mar 18: End of 3rd Quarter
Mar 19: No School - Professional Development
Mar 24: Career Day
Mar 25-28: Spring Musical
Mar 26: Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Mar 30-31: Junior "JOY" Retreat
Apr 01-11: No School - Easter Break
Apr 05-13: Assisi Scholar Pilgrimage to Italy
Apr 14: PTO Meeting (7:00 pm in ITC)
Apr 19: Sophomore Retreat Day (Female)
Apr 20: Sophomore Retreat Day (Male)
Apr 22: Band and Choir Concert
Apr 23: Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Apr 27: Academic Awards Ceremony
Apr 28: Community Service Awards
Apr 30: No School - Prom / Staff Religious In-Service
May 03-14: AP Testing
May 07: Fine Arts Festival
May 14: Go Local / Michaela Farms
May 16: Senior Showcase
May 19: Spring Concert
May 21: Seniors Last Day of School
May 25-25: Senior Final Exams
May 26: Early Dismissal - Underclass Last Day of Classes
May 27-28: Underclass Final Exams
May 31: No School - Memorial Day
Jun 01: Graduation Practice / End of 4th Quarter / Make-Up Exams
Jun 02: Graduation Mass & Awards
Jun 03: Graduation
Jun 08-10: Kairos