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Week of February 8

Weekly Schedule:

8 Monday February
  • Regular Schedule
  • Community Service Opportunity: Writing Hope (ITC during Flex)
  • Community Service Opportunity: Food Pantry @ St. Clement
  • Varsity Girls Bowling vs St. Ursula @ Stones Lanes
  • Varsity Girls Basketball @ Purcell
9 Tuesday February
  • Regular Schedule
  • Varsity Boys Basketball @ McNicholas
10 Wednesday February
  • Regular Schedule
  • Varsity Girls Bowling @ Colerain Bowl (Sectionals)
11 Thursday February
  • Regular Schedule
  • Coffee with Christ (7:20 am in Room 20)
  • Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
  • Varsity Boys Bowling @ Colerain Bowl (Sectionals)
12 Friday February
  • Regular Schedule
  • Senior T-Shirt Day
  • Varsity Boys Basketball @ Fenwick
  • Varsity Wrestling vs Norwood/Mt. Healthy (Senior Night)
13 Saturday February
  • Varsity Girls Basketball vs Woodward @ West Clermont (Sectionals)
  • Varsity Wrestling vs Madison/East Central
14 Sunday February
  • No Activities Scheduled

Announcements

  • Registration information for 2021-22 school year is being mailed to returning students. Please return registrations to the Business Office by Friday, February 26th. If you have questions, please contact the Business Office at 513-641-1300.
  • There is a PTO meeting, originally on Wednesday, February 10th, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 16th at 7:00 pm in the Information and Technology Center. Hope to see you there!
  • The Alumni Association will be meeting at 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 11th in the Information and Technology Center.
  • Vonderhaar’s Valentine’s Day Special. If you need dinner plans for Valentine’s Day, Vonderhaar's Catering is offering “Sweetheart” Dinner Packages on February 13th or 14th. Click here to view the menu. The price is $46.95 per person and 20% of all orders go back to Roger Bacon. Call 513-554-1969 to order your Valentine’s Dinner Package and mention Roger Bacon High School. Orders are picked up cold with complete heating instructions included. Pick up either day at Vondehaar’s location at 19 West Pleasant St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45215. *Delivery is available on Saturday for $25.00 within a 15 mile radius and $35.00 outside a 15 mile radius.
  • There is no school on Monday, February 15th.
  • On Tuesday, February 23rd, will be administering the IOWA test and ACT in the morning. Students will be released at noon. There will be after school study tables in the cafeteria from 12:00 pm (noon) until 2:45 pm. The Fitness Center is closed. Grade-level activities are as follows:
    • 9th and 10th grade students will take IOWA tests which allow students to fulfill their graduation testing requirement from the state of Ohio.
    • 11th grade students will take the ACT.
    • 12th grade students do not need to report to school and may use the day to work on their senior project.
  • There is a Virtual College Information Night for juniors and their parents/guardians on Tuesday, March 2nd.
  • Seniors: Service hours are due by Tuesday, March 23rd. Take advantage of service opportunities offered at school.

Guidance Department

Juniors:

  • It’s time to start thinking about college! The first step in that direction is taking the ACT – it will be given at school on Tuesday, February 23rd. All juniors will take the ACT here at no charge. This is the state-sponsored test, but the scores can be sent to colleges to be used for admissions and scholarships.
  • On Tuesday, March 2nd, the Guidance Department will host a Virtual College Information Night for all juniors and their parents. We will have presentations on four-year colleges, two-year colleges, and sources of financial aid for college. More details will be coming, but mark your calendars for March 2nd!

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!

Community Outreach

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 cancelled due to safety concerns and availability of service sites. We are currently exploring alternatives.
  • Juniors are participating in the Tuesdays with Vincent project, connected with the Freestore Food Bank.
  • Seniors: Please note see the following changes effective for the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic year:
    • Seniors need to serve at least ten (10) hours at a non-profit organization.
    • Seniors can still change their service site until March 1, 2021.
    • If seniors need to change their site due to pandemics precautions, hours from the previous service site will count toward the total of the ten hours.
    • Any changes in a service still require the completion of a “Change of Site Form” located on Spartanlink/Groups/Community Outreach/Topics/Seniors.
    • Service hours are still due by March 23, 2021.
    • MobileServe must be used to log and track hours.
    • Any questions may be director to Community Outreach via our email at: Outreach@RogerBacon.org.

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

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 8th:
Tuesday, February 9th: 3:00 - 5:00 pm - All Cast
Wednesday, February 10th: 4:00 - 5:30pm - See email
Thursday, February 11th: 3:00 - 5:00pm – All Cast

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 First Friday Mass will be on Friday, March 5th.

Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next 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 rsollmann@rogerbascon.org.

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
- CINCI.COM

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 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:

Feb 15: No School - Presidents' Day
Feb 17: Mass - Ash Wednesday
Feb 23: ACT (Juniors)
Mar 02: Virtual 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