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Week of November 9

Weekly Schedule:

9 Monday November
  • Regular Schedule
  • College Visit (Virtual) - Miami University (Oxford) (Rm 24 during Flex)
  • Community Service Opportunity - St. Clement Food Pantry
10 Tuesday November
  • Regular Schedule
  • College Visit (Virtual) - Savanah College of Art and Design (Rm 24 during Flex)
  • Virtual Information Night - 8th Grade Students & Parents (7:00 - 8:00 pm)
  • PTO Meeting (7:00 pm in ITC)
11 Wednesday November
  • No School - Veterans' Day
12 Thursday November
  • Regular Schedule
  • College Visit (Virtual) - Holy Cross College (Rm 24 during Flex)
  • Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
13 Friday November
  • Regular Schedule
  • Senior T-Shirt Day
14 Saturday November
  • Varsity Football vs Ironton @ London HS (State Semifinal)
  • Community Service Opportunity - Farm Frenzy
15 Sunday November
  • No Activities Scheduled

Announcements

  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Join us for Coffee with Christ in room 20 at 7:20 am on Thursday, November 12th.
  • The Drama Guild’s live stream of their fall production, Suspense – A Radio Play, will air on Friday, November 20th.
  • Our Thanksgiving break starts on Wednesday, November 25th and runs through Monday, November 30th. School resumes on Tuesday, December 1st.
  • 1st semester exams will be held on Monday, December 21st and Tuesday, December 22nd.
  • Christmas vacation starts Wednesday, December 23rd and runs through through Sunday, January 3rd. Classes resume Monday, January 4th.
  • 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 pto@rogerbacon.org 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 Information 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.)

Director of Academics

Attention Juniors: This year, we are partnering with Academic Solutions to provide an ACT Prep Class during flex, at no cost to students. Classes will begin in January, and the registration deadline is Tuesday, November 24th. Registration information and practice ACT® results have been mailed to students. To register, click this link https://forms.gle/jXFEbyorr85Fu5vi7 or contact Ms. Julie Vehorn, Director of Academics, at 513-641-1300 or jvehorn@rogerbacon.org.

All juniors will take the ACT® at Roger Bacon on February 23rd. This test is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Education. Students do not need to register or pay for this test.

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 25, 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 (jsmith@rogerbacon.org) for more information on how to sign up for these sessions.

The remaining colleges/universities are scheduled:
- Miami University (Oxford) - November 9th
- Savannah College of Art and Design - November 10th
- Holy Cross College - November 12th

- 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!

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

VCE Schedule and Student Registration: https://oacac.org/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!

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: Outreach@RogerBacon.org

Drama Guild

The Drama Guild's LIVE STREAM of their fall production, Suspense - A Radio Play, will air on Friday, November 20th. More information can be found on the Fine Arts website (link below). The live stream will be presented on the Drama Guild’s YouTube channel (CLICK HERE!).

Rehearsal Schedule - Week of November 9th:
- Tuesday, November 10th: 3:00 - 7:00 pm - Act II + All Crew
- Thursday, November 12th: 3:00 - 7:00 pm - Act I + All Crew
- Saturday, November 14th: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - All Cast/Crew

Advertisement Opportunities. The Roger Bacon High School Drama Guild is proud to present Suspense – A Radio Play on Friday, November 20th as live-streamed show! Telling five mysterious tales from the 1940s CBS radio broadcast, the Drama Guild is glad to be bringing theater to your home. As a part of this live-streamed event, we are looking to fill air time with spoken advertisements or images/logos of local places of business. If you or you know of anybody who would like to advertise with us, please contact cmurray@rogerbacon.org. Below are the ads available…

SPOKEN AD* - Between 15 and 30 seconds to be read on air *Limited spots available!

$50

VISUAL LOGO – Business Card/Logo

$25

Please make checks payable to Roger Bacon High School with "Drama - Patron Ad" in the memo line.

All advertisements should be EMAILED to cmurray@rogerbacon.org

ALL ADVERTISEMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH

Twitter & Instagram - @RBDramaGuild

Facebook - Roger Bacon High School Music

Website - https://sites.google.com/rogerbacon.org/rogerbaconfinearts

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.

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, December 4th.

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 rsollmann@rogerbascon.org.

Remote Learning

Students eligible to attend classes remotely are as follows:

  • Students who have elected to be remote for the entire quarter. At the end of each quarter, these students will have the option to either return to in-person classes or remain remote.
  • Students who are in quarantine. These students include those who tested positive; came in close contact with a person who tested positive, or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test. These students will remain remote until the required quarantine period has been completed.
  • Students with documented medical reasons. Students who have documented medical reasons (i.e., surgeries, etc.) will remain remote as long as required.

A few key details about our remote learning model for this year includes the following:

  • 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 jvehorn@rogerbacon.org 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 20: Fall Play - Suspense - A Radio 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: 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: No School / 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