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Week of March 22

Weekly Schedule:

22 Monday March
  • Regular Schedule
  • Club Picture Day for Yearbook
  • Service Opportunity: "Supplying Care" (ITC during Flex)
23 Tuesday March
  • Regular Schedule
  • Service Opportunity: "Mask Up" (ITC during Flex)
24 Wednesday March
  • Career Day Schedule
  • Virtual Career Day
25 Thursday March
  • Regular Schedule
  • Coffee with Christ (7:20 am in Room 20)
  • Service Opportunity: "Cups for Creation" (ITC during Flex)
  • Club Lacrosse @ McNicholas
26 Friday March
  • Regular Schedule
  • Dress Down Day (Magnified Giving)
  • Blood Drive (Fogarty Center)
27 Saturday March
  • Varsity Track @ LaSalle (LaSalle Legends Meet)
  • Varsity Baseball @ Sycamore
28 Sunday March
  • No Activities Scheduled


  • Fees for AP tests are due Monday, March 22nd. You may pay with a check made out to Roger Bacon High School and mail/drop off it to Mary Beth Hausfeld in the main office. Please contact Ms. Smith ( with any questions!
  • On Monday, March 22nd we will be taking club photos in the front lobby during 1st and 2nd bells. Students are permitted to wear their club shirts with uniform bottoms that day.
  • “Supplying Care” is a service opportunity to provide foster kids with needed school supplies. Help write supporting notes and put together school supply bags for foster kids involved in the Focus on Youth nonprofit organization on Monday, March 22nd and Monday, March 29th in the ITC during Flex.
  • Seniors: Service hours are due by Tuesday, March 23rd. Take advantage of service opportunities offered at school.
  • "Mask Up” is a project organized by the Service Learning Course at Roger Bacon to help create cloth face masks to give to a local food pantry. It will take place on Tuesday, March 23rd and Tuesday, March 30th in the ITC during Flex. Please reply to Fr. Roger Lopez ( as spots are limited.
  • On Wednesday, March 24th, we will be holding a virtual Career Day. See below for more information.
  • On Thursday, March 25th, a community service opportunity, "Cups for Creation," will take place in the ITC during Flex. Decorate an environmentally friendly cup for the youth education program, Imago. A tree will be planted in the cups you created by their youth volunteers.
  • Coffee Truck. The Alumni Association has arranged for a coffee truck from Grounded Coffee Transit to visit the campus of Roger Bacon on the mornings of Monday, March 29th, Thursday, April 22nd and Wednesday, May 5th. The coffee truck will be parked on the plaza in front of the school until 7:45 am. Students are permitted to bring their drinks with them to first bell. Click here for a menu and prices.
  • Driver education classes start on April 12th. The classes will be on Mondays and Wednesdays for 4 weeks. This will be the last class offered this school year. Information packets are in the main office.
  • Volunteers are needed during the Evening for Excellence to help with the games and raffles. If you are interested in helping that night (Saturday, April 24th), please contact Wanda Hill at 641-1313 or email her at
  • Senior Photos. Seniors, if you were not present on Picture Day, please contact Executive Studios to get a portrait taken at their studio. Please make an appointment as soon as possible and let them know you just need a yearbook photo taken! These need to be completed in March. Thank you! Contact Information for the studio is below.
    700 West Pete Rose Way
    Cincinnati, OH 45203
    Telephone: 513-241-4959

2021/22 School Year Calendar

The calendar for the 2021/22 schoolyear has been approved. Several key dates are provided below for your planning purposes.

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021: 1st Day of School
  • Monday, September 6, 2021: No School (Labor Day)
  • Friday, September 24, 2021: Homecoming
  • Monday, September 27, 2021: No School (Professional Development)
  • Sunday, October 24, 2021: Open House
  • Monday, October 25, 2021: No School (Professional Development)
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021: No School (Veterans’ Day)
  • Friday, November 12, 2021: No School (Professional Development)
  • November 24 – 29, 2021: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 20 – 21, 2021: 1st Semester Exams
  • December 22, 2021 – January 2, 2022: Christmas Break
  • Monday, January 17, 2022: No School (Martin Luther King Day)
  • Friday, January 21, 2022: No School (Professional Development)
  • Monday, February 7, 2022: No School
  • Friday, February 18, 2022: No School (Professional Development)
  • Monday, February 21, 2022: No School (Presidents’ Day)
  • Monday, March 14, 2022: No School (Professional Development)
  • April 14 – 24, 2022: Easter Break
  • April 18 – 26, 2022: Assisi Scholar Pilgrimage
  • Friday, April 29, 2022: No School (Prom)
  • Saturday, April 30, 2022: Evening for Excellence
  • May 23 – 24, 2022: Senior Exams
  • May 26 – 27, 2022: Underclass Exams
  • Monday, May 30, 2022: No School (Memorial Day)
  • Thursday, June 2, 2022: Graduation

Guidance Department

Career Day

On Wednesday, March 24th we will have our virtual Career Day program for all of the students. We will not have speakers participating in-person, so we are using this opportunity to have the students use their Naviance account more fully.

Seniors will have the “Now You’re 18” presentation by an attorney representing the American Bar Association. They will remain in the flex rooms and participate with the attorney through Zoom.

Students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will have a guided worksheet to walk them through their Career Interest Profiler on Naviance. Based on their Profile, they will have a chance to look more into specific careers using the Naviance Roadmap Nation videos. The worksheet will ask them to include some information they learned, as well as some reflection responses to what they learned.

While we miss the opportunity to bring in so many alumni and other visitors to talk with our students on Career Day, we believe activities planned will offer valuable information for our students. Additionally, our freshmen through juniors will learn that Naviance is so much more than just sending transcripts to college!

Scholarship Information

The Vincent M Kathman Alumni Scholarship is a $1,000 up to $3,000 scholarship for a current junior toward their senior year tuition. This scholarship is based on school involvement and financial need. There will be an interview scheduled after your application is submitted. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2021.

AP Test Information

  • Students will test in person May 3 - 17. These are the traditional pencil/paper tests.
  • The AP Statistics test date has moved from May 13th to May 17th at 12 (noon). All other AP test dates/times remain the same
  • Due to changes in AP test ordering and registration, there will be no Pre Administration. All Pre Administration items were completed in the AP Classroom. Students should double check that their name, address, contact information, etc., are all correct in AP Classroom.
  • Fees are due Monday, March 22nd. You may pay with a check made out to Roger Bacon High School and mail/drop off it to Mary Beth Hausfeld in the main office.
  • Please contact Ms. Smith with any questions!

Looking for summer work? Many local businesses are hiring students for summer jobs. See the employment page on the Guidance Section of our website.

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!

Senior Information

This has been a challenging year dealing with the pandemic and all it entails – thank you for your support and assistance navigating the myriad of challenges. As we close out the year, there may be events and activities which differ from the past due to restrictions and our efforts to make them as safe as possible. Again, thank you for your understanding.

Several key dates to remember:

  • Service Requirements due to Outreach Office Tuesday, March 23rd
  • Academic Awards Ceremony (Honors Week): Week of April 26th
  • Service/Awards Ceremony (Honors Week): Week of April 26th
  • Prom: Saturday, May 1st
  • Senior Showcase: Sunday, May 16th
  • Senior Lock-in: Thursday, May 20th
  • Last Day for Seniors: Friday, May 21
  • Senior Exams: Monday/Tuesday, May 24 - 25th
  • Graduation Practice: Tuesday, June 1st
  • Graduation Mass / Senior Awards: Wednesday, June 2nd
  • Graduation: Thursday, June 3rd

The End-of-Year Senior Information Sheet contains accompanying information as well as procedures and expectations at different events. Click here for the End-of-Year Senior Information Sheet.

We are very proud of our seniors and look forward to sharing these important events with them in the upcoming month. Thank you for your continued support of Roger Bacon, and we sincerely appreciate your help and assistance navigating these exciting times prior to graduation.

Evening for Excellence

The 33rd Annual Evening for Excellence is back and in-person! Updated guidelines from the State of Ohio allow us to have a LIVE EVENT while abiding by the necessary safety protocols. Masks will be worn except while dining and we will ask patrons to respect social distancing requirements.

In order to accommodate space needed for our guests, the Silent Auction will be held online. Bidding on these items will begin at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 22nd and will end at 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 24th. Check back for the online auction link to preview and bid on items.

Invitations are in the mail. To properly plan for a LIVE event, registrations must be received by Friday, April 16th. Guests will be seated at tables of four, six, or eight – on a first come, first served basis. Please note – the number of attendees will be limited.

Grand Raffle - $10,000 CASH PRIZE

The 2021 Grand Raffle tickets are available now. Chances are 1 for $50 or 5 for $200. All proceeds benefit the students of Roger Bacon High School. Click here to purchase tickets.

Drama Guild

The Roger Bacon Drama Guild proudly presents Once On This Island, a musical! A young girl named Ti Moune is sent on a journey to find her meaning in life while guided by the gods of water, earth, death and love! The show will be presented through on Saturday, April 17th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 18th at 2:00 pm! Streaming the show will be FREE to all with a streaming pass, available starting Sunday, April 11th. Head to our Fine Arts website for directions on how to get a pass (CLICK HERE!). These are the only two dates and times that the show will be available so mark your calendar now! Run-time is about 90 minutes with no intermission so grab a snack and settle in to watch the Roger Bacon Drama Guild from the comfort of your own home!

Follow Us!

Instagram & Twitter - @RBDramaGuild

Facebook – Roger Bacon High School Music

Fine Arts Website – CLICK HERE!

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:

For a comprehensive guide to Roger Bacon’s Community Service program click here. You can email our department with any questions at:

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, April 16th.

Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next meeting is Thursday, April 15th 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

Important Upcoming Dates:

Mar 30-31: Junior "JOY" Retreat
Apr 01-11: No School - Easter Break
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 30: No School - Staff Religious In-Service
May 01: Prom
May 03-17: 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