- Principal's Weekly
- Week of January 11
Posted Friday, January 8, 2021
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:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!
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: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FpX_RWBo8dKMp2luxDAaJa1eh9_HzLyy4wYfVW6OwKg/edit?usp=sharing
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.
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
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
Instagram & Twitter - @RBDramaGuild
Facebook – Roger Bacon High School Music
Fine Arts website – CLICK HERE!
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.
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 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 email@example.com.
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.
Students eligible to attend classes remotely are as follows:
A few key details about our remote learning model for this year includes the following:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-641-1300.
All students, faculty, and staff are required to have a face covering.
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