Posted Saturday, January 30, 2021
Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is an annual celebration of Catholic education that runs from this Sunday, January 31st to Saturday, February 6. We have many special ways to celebrate, but this year will require things to look a little different due to COVID limitations. We are inviting all students to take part in 20 different smaller-sized opportunities that celebrate our identity as a Catholic school. We have many opportunities dedicated to service (i.e., Sow Love), prayer opportunities (i.e., Coffee with Christ and Eucharistic Adoration), or charity (SVDP donation drive). Students are encouraged to attend as many as they wish, and they will have their Catholic Schools Week Passport stamped at each event. If they take advantage of 8 different opportunities, they will be treated to a special breakfast on Thursday, February 11th. We hope this is a great opportunity for students to grow in their faith, possibly try something new, and a way for our entire community to celebrate that we are a Catholic school.
Activities include the following:
Sunday, January 31st: Take a selfie @ church with RB spirit wear
Monday, February 1st: Take a selfie wearing RB spirit wear of a random act of kindness
Tuesday, February 2nd:
- Before School: Liturgy of Hours w/Fr. Roger
- Flex: Art Prayer
- After School: Examen in ITC w/Mr. Couch
Wednesday, February 3rd:
- Before School: Eucharistic Adoration w/Fr. Mark
- Flex: Mass (optional)
Thursday, February 4th:
- Saint Trivia Game
- Before School: Coffee with Christ
- Flex: Letter writing to favorite grade school teacher
- After School: Kairos Alumni Event
Friday, February 5th:
- Before School: Rosary w/Mr. Schad
- Flex: RB Huddle
- After School: Theology on Tap (faculty and staff)
Saturday, February 6th: Take a selfie wearing RB spirit wear during a family activity
Additional Catholic Schools Week Passport Events:
RB180 (January 29th)
SVDP Food/Personal Item Drive (CSW)
Sow Love (February 8th)
4th Day (February 9th)
Juniors: ACT Prep Class is in progress and takes place 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:
Seniors: Continue to check the guidance website for scholarship updates, and list all scholarships you are offered in your Naviance account. Scholarships are being added every week so don’t miss out!
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.
Thanks to the 40+ students who applied or auditioned to be a part of the spring production of Once On This Island. We look forward to producing this show and making it available for streaming in the spring!
Schedule for the Week of February 1st
Tuesday, February 2nd: 3:00 - 6:00 pm - FAC - All Cast/Crew
Wednesday, February 3rd: 3:00 - 5:00pm - FAC - All Cast, Hair/Make-up & Costumes - Start in the Music Room
Thursday, February 4th: 3:00 - 5:00pm – FAC - All Cast
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 First 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, February 11th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 513-641-1300.
All students, faculty, and staff are required to have a face covering.
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)
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 18: End of 3rd Quarter
Mar 19: No School - Professional Development
Mar 24: Career Day
Mar 25-28: Spring Musical
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 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