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Period of November 16 - 29

Weekly Schedule:

16 Monday November
  • Regular Schedule
  • College Visit (Virtual) - Canisius College (NY) (Rm 24 during Flex)
  • Math IOWA Test
  • Community Service Opportunity: Writing Hope (ITC during Flex)
17 Tuesday November
  • Regular Schedule
  • College Visit (Virtual) - Cincinnati State (Rm 24 during Flex)
  • Science IOWA Test
18 Wednesday November
  • Regular Schedule
  • College Visit (Virtual) - Walsh University (Rm 24 during Flex)
  • IOWA Test (Remote Students)
19 Thursday November
  • Regular Schedule
  • Coffee with Christ (7:20 am in room 20)
  • College Visit (Virtual) - U.S. Navy (Rm 24 during Flex)
  • Varsity Bowling vs Carroll @ Stones Lanes
20 Friday November
  • Regular Schedule
  • Dress Down Day - Assist-a-Family
  • Community Service Opportunity: Chemo Pax (ITC during Flex)
  • Fall Play: Suspense - A Radio Play (Live Stream)
21 Saturday November
  • No Activities Scheduled
22 Sunday November
  • No Activities Scheduled
23 Monday November
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break
  • Faculty Professional Development (8:00 am - noon)
24 Tuesday November
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break
  • Faculty Professional Development (8:00 am - noon)
  • Varsity Girls Bowling vs St. Ursula @ Stones Lanes
25 Wednesday November
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break
26 Thursday November
  • Happy Thanksgiving!!
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break
27 Friday November
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break
  • Varsity Boys Basketball @ Blanchester
28 Saturday November
  • Varsity Girls Basketball vs Mount Notre Dame
29 Sunday November
  • No Activities Scheduled

Announcements

  • IOWA Testing Schedule. Students who are in-person will take the IOWA tests in their classes. Students who are learning remotely will test on November 18th at 2:30 pm in the ITC.
    Monday, Nov. 16: Math IOWA Test administered to all students in Algebra II (all levels)
    Tuesday, Nov. 17: Science IOWA Test administered to all students in Physics (CP level only)
    Wednesday, Nov. 18: IOWA testing for remote students
    Test results and updated graduation points will be sent home in December.
  • Wrestling practice starts on Monday, November 16th in the Multipurpose Room of the Fitness Center from 3:00 - 5:30 pm. Anyone interested is welcome!
  • Cheer tryouts are Tuesday, November 17th through Thursday, November 19th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the multipurpose room of the Fitness Center.
  • Chess Club. Join the Roger Bacon Chess Club today! All skill and experience levels welcome – hone your skills as we train, compete, and solve puzzles. Chess will be played digitally this year, so ALL are welcome to join. If interested, complete the google form link: https://forms.gle/N3o1kHZpL3B4CfjM7
    Questions? Contact Mr. Couch (acouch@rogerbacon.org). First club meeting is Thursday, November 19, in Room 22 from 3:00 – 3:45 pm.
  • The Drama Guild’s live stream of their fall production, Suspense – A Radio Play, will air at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 20th.
  • The deadline to apply for financial aid for the 2021/22 school year is Monday, November 23rd. The FACTS application link is on our website under Business Office.
  • Our Thanksgiving break starts on Monday, November 23rd and runs through Monday, November 30th. School resumes on Tuesday, December 1st.
  • Picture Retake Day has been rescheduled to Tuesday, December 1st.
  • There is no school on Monday, December 14th.
  • 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.

Drama Guild

The Drama Guild is proud to present Suspense – A Radio Play as a live-streamed event on Friday, November 20th. If you like podcasts, radio and murder-mystery stories, then you will enjoy our five, thrilling tales! This production will be FREE and available LIVE at 7:30 pm on the Drama Guild YouTube channel. Just click on the link on November 20th and the Drama Guild will leave you in…suspense!

YouTube - CLICK HERE!

Twitter & Instagram - @RBDramaGuild

FacebookRoger Bacon High School Music

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

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.

Picture Retake Day

Picture retakes will be December 1st during 1st and 2nd Bell.

Retakes are for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors only. Seniors – contact Ms. Krebs if you have questions about retakes. Students and staff who were absent on picture day or wish to have their picture retaken should plan to come to the gymnasium in the Fogarty Center when called on announcements.

If you are a Freshmen, Sophomore, or Junior remote student, you will be getting your pictures done this day. Please arrive at school at 8:15 am. Enter through the front doors; get your temperature checked in the main office, and come to Fogarty Center. We should be able to get you in and out quickly. You will need to makeup assignments from missed classes.

Students who were absent and wish to buy pictures should pick up a retake order form from Ms. Krebs in room 35. You are also able to buy photos at a later time.

Dress Code:

Ladies
- 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, and does not contain words or graphics.

Gentlemen
- Dress pants - no jeans or stretch pants
- Collared shirt with tie (jackets are optional). You must wear a tie. If you do not own a tie, please contact Ms. Krebs.

Exam Schedule

Students should report to the location of the first exam at 7:45 a.m.

Monday, December 21

7:45 - 7:55 - Prayer, Announcements, Attendance
8:00 - 9:30 - English Exam
9:45 - 11:15 - Math Exam
11:45 – 1:00 - English Exam – remote students
1:10 - 2:40 - Math Exam – remote students

Tuesday, December 22

7:45 - 7:55 - Prayer, Announcements, Attendance
8:00 - 9:30 - Science Exam
9:45 - 11:15 - Social Studies Exam
11:30 - 12:45 - Make-up/Conflict Exams
11:45 – 1:00 - Science Exam – remote students
1:10 - 2:40 - Social Studies Exam – remote students

Please note . . .

  • Exams will be taken during exam week for all non-elective courses in the following departments: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Students are expected to take exams during the designated time on the schedule.
  • The make-up/conflict exam slot is intended for students who miss an exam on the first day or have two Math/Science classes. Students may also set up a make-up time with their teacher for a mutually agreed upon time during Exam Week or after we return from Christmas Break.
  • Exam grades count as 20% of the semester average. Study for your exams. Get a good night’s sleep. Eat a good breakfast in the morning.
  • Lunch will not be served on exam days.

Behavior Expectations . . .

  • Regular dress code is to be observed during exams.
  • Students who do not have to take an exam do not have to be on campus. Students who are on campus but do not have to take an exam must report to the Cafeteria.
  • Students are expected to stay in the exam room until the end of the testing period.
  • In the event of a school closing due to weather, the exam schedule will shift one day, and the second day of exams will take place after we return from Christmas Break.
  • If there is a two hour delay, exams will begin two hours later.

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:
- Canisius College (NY) - November 16th
- Cincinnati State - November 17th
- Walsh University - November 18th
- United States Navy - November 19th

- 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!

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

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, December 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 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:

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 14: No School
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