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Week of January 11

Weekly Schedule:

11 Monday January
  • Regular Schedule
  • Community Service Opportunity: Food Pantry @ St. Clement
  • PTO Meeting (7:00 pm in ITC)
  • Varsity Swimming vs Summit Country Day @ St. Bernard
12 Tuesday January
  • Regular Schedule
  • Varsity Bowling vs Fenwick @ Stones Lanes
13 Wednesday January
  • Regular Schedule
  • Community Outreach Opportunity: Sow Love (Flex period in ITC)
  • Varsity Wrestling vs Covington Catholic / Fenwick
  • Varsity Girls Bowling vs Seton @ Western Bowl
  • Varsity Boys Bowling vs Elder @ Western Bowl
14 Thursday January
  • Regular Schedule
  • Coffee with Christ (Room 20 at 7:20 am)
  • Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in the ITC)
  • Varsity Bowling vs Carroll @ Poelking Lanes Wilmington
15 Friday January
  • Regular Schedule
  • Senior T-Shirt Day
  • Varsity Boys Basketball vs Cincinnati Country Day
16 Saturday January
  • Varsity Girls Basketball vs Carroll
  • Varsity Boys Basketball @ LaSalle
17 Sunday January
  • No Activities Scheduled


  • Seniors: Monday, January 11th you are meeting again to check in with your senior service experience. This is a second meeting to discuss how service is going and what help you may need. Fr. Roger sent a list with assignments. The meeting will be in the Fine Arts Center. Remote students - your facilitator is Endia White - she will send you a Zoom link beforehand. Questions? Contact Fr. Roger at
  • The first PTO meeting of 2021 is on Monday, January 11th at 7:00 pm in the ITC.
  • Students who were absent the week of make-up exams will take them the week of January 11th, from 2:10 - 3:30 pm. The schedule is as follows:
    - Monday, January 11th: English Exam
    - Tuesday, January 12th: Math Exam
    - Wednesday, January 13th: Science Exam
    - Thursday, January 14th: Social Studies Exam
    For any questions regarding make-up exams, please contact Director of Academics Julie Vehorn at
  • While the Evening for Excellence is a one-night event, it requires year-round planning, so we are designating the week of January 11-15 as Re-Gifting Week. If you received a gift for Christmas that you don’t think you will ever use, bring it to us to use for an auction item. We will be happy to give you a tax receipt for the value of the gift. If you like all your Christmas gifts but you want to contribute to the cause, pick up a gift card, a bottle of wine or spirits, or something interesting from the after Christmas sales to help us prepare for the EFE. You can send your donations to Roger Bacon with your child or drop it off during any school day. As always, we appreciate your support for Roger Bacon and wish you all a prosperous, happy, healthy 2021.
  • A local March for Life event is being held on Saturday, January 30th at Holy Name Church and Roger Bacon. Please see the Community Outreach section below for information. Registration deadline is Friday, January 15th.

ACT Prep Class

Juniors: ACT Prep Class began on Monday, January 4, during Flex.

Students are grouped alphabetically:
Group A – Isabel Accurso through Alaina Finan
Group B – Kellen Finan through Anthony LaMarca
Group C – Jakob Lawwill through Jimmy Wu

If you are remote, you will log in to Zoom for your group’s day.

Here are reminders about a few expectations:

  • ACT Prep Class is academic, and it takes priority over any other flex. If you are involved with peer tutoring, please talk to Mrs. Stevens if there are days that you will be missing tutoring due to ACT Prep Class.
  • You will need to bring your red ACT book to every class.
  • There will be homework assigned. Coming to class prepared (with your book and your homework complete) ensures you will get the most out of this opportunity.

Guidance Department

Attention AP Students & Families: An email was sent to each student enrolled in an AP course regarding AP testing. All parents/guardians were included in this email. This email contains individualized information about which tests were ordered and payment details. Please contact Ms. Smith ( with any AP testing questions!

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

March for Life

Without saying much, our school year and world looks different. Due to the pandemic and in the interest of public safety, Community Outreach has decided to host its own March for Life here in Cincinnati. This one day event will take place on Saturday, January 30th, and will focus on the breath of our Catholic faith’s pro-life stance - the dignity of life from conception to its natural death. All are welcome (faculty and staff too) to discover the beauty of life seen through our Catholic-Christian faith. Come and take a stand with us on the side of the dignity of life.

The cost is $50 (includes March for Life shirt, dinner, speaker breakout sessions and a small donation to Holy Name Church). Payment is due on Friday, January 15th.

See these links for the itinerary and pricing:

Service Opportunities

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.
  • 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

Thanks to the 40+ students who applied or auditioned to be a part of the spring production of Once On This Island. The final Cast and Crew list has been posted on the Fine Arts website (link below). We look forward to producing this show and making it available for streaming in the spring!

Rehearsal Schedule – Week of January 11th:
Tuesday, January 12th: 3:00 - 5:00 pm – All Cast & Crew
Thursday, January 14th: 3:00 - 5:00 pm – All Cast & Crew

Follow Us!

Instagram & Twitter - @RBDramaGuild

Facebook – Roger Bacon High School Music

Fine Arts website – CLICK HERE!

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 Friday Friday Mass will be on Friday, February 5th.

Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, January 14th 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

Inclement Weather Information

As we approach winter and our first winter storm, a review of our inclement weather notifications is in order.

When inclement weather strikes, Roger Bacon will either cancel school or institute a 2-hour delay (school starts at 9:45 am).

Roger Bacon uses the Springmyer Communications Network to notify local news TV stations of the decision to either cancel school or have a 2-hour delay. The following stations are notified:
- WLWT/TV, Channel 5
- WCPO/TV, Channel 9
- WKRC/TV, Channel 12
- WXIX/TV, Channel 19
- WSTR/TV, Channel 64

Additionally, students will receive an email from the Principal and our phone notification system (School Messenger) will be used to make a phone call home.

The decision to either cancel or delay will be made as early as possible. In case of a delay, the school cafeteria will be open at 7:00 am for those students who need to be dropped off early.

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 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:

Jan 18: No School - Martin Luther King Day
Jan 20: Celebration of Success
Jan 21: 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 11: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 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 10: 8th Grade Course Selection Night
Mar 08: No School / PTO Meeting (7:00 pm in ITC)
Mar 11: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 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 16: Shantytown
Apr 19: Sophomore Retreat Day (Female)
Apr 20: Sophomore Retreat Day (Male)
Apr 21: Board of Directors Meeting (4:30 pm in ITC)
Apr 22: Band and Choir Concert
Apr 23: Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Apr 24: Evening for Excellence
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