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Week of August 9

Weekly Schedule:

9 Monday August
  • No School - Summer Break
  • iPad Pick-Up (3:00 - 6:00 pm in the ITC)
  • Varsity Golf (Madeira Invitational) @ The Vineyard GC
  • Spirit Shop Open 6:00 - 9:00 pm
10 Tuesday August
  • No School - Summer Break
  • iPad Pick-Up (9:00 am - noon)
  • Spirit Shop Open 6:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Varsity Girls Tennis vs Northwest @ Ross Park
11 Wednesday August
  • No School - Summer Break
  • College Application Workshop
  • Spirit Shop Open 6:00 - 9:00 pm
12 Thursday August
  • No School - Summer Break
  • Freshmen Orientation
  • Freshmen/Transfer Parent iPad Meeting (8:00 am or 6:00 pm in FAC)
  • Spirit Shop Open 9:00 am - noon
  • Alumni Association Meeting 6:30 pm in the ITC)
  • Varsity Golf vs Purcell @ California GC
13 Friday August
  • No School - Summer Break
  • Freshmen Orientation
  • Spirit Shop Open 9:00 am - noon
14 Saturday August
  • No Activities Scheduled
15 Sunday August
  • No activities scheduled.


  • Spirit Shop Hours. Summer hours for the shop are as follows:
    - August 4 – 7: 9:00 am to noon
    - August 9 – 11: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    - August 12 - 13: 9:00 am to noon
    - August 16 & 17: 9:00 am to noon
    - August 18th (first day of school): Normal hours begin (11:00 am – 12:20 pm during lunch)
  • iPad pickup for returning sophomores, juniors and seniors will take place in the Information and Technology Center anytime on Monday, August 9th from 3:00 – 6:00 pm or Tuesday, August 10th from 9:00 am to noon. Actual pick-up should take no more than 10 minutes. The following must be accomplished before picking up iPads:
    - School forms for SY 2021/22 are complete.
    - Cafeteria balances are paid in full.
    - Tuition is current.
    - Students need to have their iPad carrying case.
    Contact the Main Office at 513-641-1300 if there are any questions.
  • College Application Workshop. Seniors: we are hosting a College Application Workshop on Wednesday, August 11th. There are 2 sessions available for you to attend. Please click this link to register (you will need to be logged into your RB Google account): Don’t forget to bring your iPad! Let your counselor know if you have any questions!
  • Freshmen Orientation takes place on Thursday, August 12th and Friday, August 13th. iPads will be issued during orientation.
  • Upperclass/Transfer Student Orientation takes place on Friday, August 13th from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. iPads will be issued during orientation.
  • SVDP is collecting clean, gently used RB spirit wear, polos, and skirts to be sold at the annual Thrift Store. Donations may be brought to the Main Office. Clean out your closet, keep clothes out of the landfill, and help your fellow Spartans save money! Money raised from the 2020 Thrift Store was used to provide rent and utility assistance to two families and assemble 40 “Birthday Party Bags” for kids. Stay tuned for more details about the 2021 Pop-up SVDP Thrift Store. For questions or additional information, contact SVDP Faculty Advisor Julie Vehorn at

Cafeteria Information

WG Grinders, the operators of our cafeteria, will partner with for the managing of our lunch service software and payments. Some of our parents may remember this service – we used it two years ago. offers you the ability to make deposits directly into your student’s account online or via their Mobile App. You can track what your student has been eating for the past 30 days, transfer funds between students and have an email reminder sent to you when an account balance gets low. Deposits and payments can be made through ACH (checking/savings) or Credit/Debit Card. We will still accept checks sent to the school (made out to WG Grinders), credit card payments at the register, and cash. Each child’s account will be updated in real time, so account balance information will be current daily.

In order to take advantage of this service, you will need to create a new parent account. This requires you to:

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Create Account” on the top menu bar.
  3. Fill in the required information on the “Parent Account Sign-Up page.”
  4. Select OH for the state
  5. Create a User ID and Password
  6. Choose WG Grinders from the “School District” drop down menu.
  7. Click the “Accept” box, and then click “Signup.” An email will be sent to your email address that will contain a “verification code.”

After you receive the “verification code,” you may begin to add your student’s information. To do this, you will need to:

  1. Go to and login using your previously created user ID and password.
  2. Enter the “verification code” to verify your account and email address.
  3. Begin adding your children’s information according to the guidelines provided. You will need each of your children’s student ID numbers to add each student (this is the same as their school ID). Add the prefix “RB” to the beginning of the ID number. Ex. RB123456. Note: You can find student ID numbers on SpartanLink.
  4. After the students are added you will be able to make payments to the student account(s) and view transaction history.

Note: A parent account can be linked to many children, but a child can only be linked to one parent.

We urge you to take full advantage of this system prior to the start of school on Wednesday, August 18th so your student’s account is funded and current.

Please be aware there are convenience fees when using There are no convenience fees if you pay at Roger Bacon using cash, check and/or credit/debit cards.

Any money that was left on your student’s account at the end of the 2020/21 school year will show up on your new MySchoolAccount for the 2021/22 school year automatically. There is nothing that you need to do for this to happen. Also, any money that is not spent by the end of the school year will be available the following school year.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Mark Jones, IT Director, WG Grinders Catering and Cafeteria Operations at

COVID-19 Policies and Protocols

On July 26, 2021, the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Education published “COVID-19 Health and Prevention Guidance for Ohio K-12 Schools.” The goal of the guidance is “to keep students back in school, in-person five days a week.”

The guidance contains several key recommendations to help ensure the safety of students, staff and volunteers:

  • “Vaccinations for staff and eligible students.”
  • Those who are unvaccinated wear masks while in school.”
  • Additional measures be implemented, “including improving ventilation, maximizing distance between people and practicing good hygiene.”

Vaccinations. Roger Bacon does not require students or staff to be vaccinated to attend school or participate in school activities and extracurriculars. However, Roger Bacon recommends that all students and staff be vaccinated. Guidance from the State emphasizes that “vaccination is the leading public health prevention strategy to the end the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Face Coverings

  • The wearing of face coverings, to include face masks, will not be mandated to start the school year. Consistent with policy recommendations from the Catholic School Office, Archdiocese of Cincinnati: The wearing of face masks is “recommended for those unvaccinated but is also a personal decision for parents and is therefore not being mandated.” However, Roger Bacon recommends that all students and staff not vaccinated wear a face covering while at school or participating in activities.
  • Even though Roger Bacon is not requiring the wearing of face coverings, parents still have the option to have their children wear masks while in school or participating in school activities.
  • Students must wear face coverings on all public transportation, including school busses.
  • Mask use is not necessary when outdoors, including participating in outdoor play and physical education activities.
  • Disposable masks will be available at all primary entrances to school facilities.

Ventilation. The CDC calls ventilation “a key part of maintaining healthy environments, and is an important COVID-19 prevention strategy for schools.” In this light:

  • Virtually all the classrooms in the main building have had new steel reinforced PVC “Tilt and Turn” window systems with a ventis on the top sash specifically designed to increase ventilation within the classroom. This state-of-the-art window system works in conjunction with already installed ceiling fans and, for the majority of classrooms, window air conditioning units to improve ventilation.
  • Classrooms on the first floor have just installed Mitsubishi Electric Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) zoning systems to provide cooling /heating and increased air ventilation. It is anticipated that these systems will be installed in all classrooms in the main building by the end of the summer in 2022.
  • High performance filters have been installed in all existing air-conditioning units to improve air filtration in areas such as the cafeteria, Fine Arts Center, Fitness Center and Thomas J. Fogarty Center.

Social Distancing. Per the guidance from the State, social distancing can “reduce the spread of infectious disease.” However, this physical distancing “should not hinder student participation in in-person learning.” In that light:

  • Classrooms will be configured with all students facing the same direction with a target goal of 3 feet between students when feasible.
  • Roger Bacon has purchased 660 new student desks and chairs which have a smaller footprint than the current sled desks. This new furniture will help promote social distancing within the classroom. A December 2021 installation is anticipated.

Hand Washing and Sanitizing. Roger Bacon will provide adequate hand-washing supplies and hand-sanitizing opportunities in classrooms and high-traffic areas throughout school facilities.


  • If a student/faculty member tests positive for COVID-19:
    • Quarantine for 10 days from the date of the COVID-19 test with the last three days symptom-free. The person cannot attend in-person school or extracurricular activities during the quarantine period; OR
    • Quarantine for 7 days if they receive a negative viral (PCR or antigen) test that was performed at least 5 days after exposure.
  • If a student/faculty member (whether vaccinated or not vaccinated) comes in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19:
    • Self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days following exposure. Unless symptoms develop, individuals can continue attending in-person class and participating in sports and extracurriculars.
    • If symptoms develop, it is recommended that the student/faculty member self-isolate and consult with a physician to determine if a COVID test is necessary/desired. If the test is negative, no quarantine is required. Do not come to school or participate in activities or extracurriculars while symptoms persist.

Remote Learning. Roger Bacon does not offer full-time remote learning. This option is only available to those students while in a quarantine status.

Sports. The use of face coverings will not be required to attend sporting events. There will not be capacity limits at sporting events. The State does indicate that “the use of masking and social distancing to the extent possible is recommended during indoor sports and other higher-risk activities to protect students who are not fully vaccinated.”

Symptoms. Families are reminded of the importance of keeping students out of the classroom if they are sick. Anyone with symptoms or a temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit should stay home. COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Repeated shaking with chills

Freshmen Orientation

Freshmen orientation will take place on Thursday, August 12th (7:45 am - 2:45pm) and Friday, August 13th (7;45 am - 1:00 pm). Pack a lunch and wear your school uniform on Thursday. Pizza will be provided on Friday. Wear Roger Bacon spirit wear (RB t-shirt and jeans/sweatpants) on Friday as well.

iPads will be issued during orientation. Summer forms must be complete in order to receive your iPad.

There is an iPad meeting for parents on Thursday, August 12th at 8:00 am OR 6:00 pm in the Fine Arts Center. Parents only need to attend one of the meetings.

2021 Summer Assignments

Incoming Freshmen (Class of 2025)

  • English 9 CP and CC students read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.
  • English 9 Honors students read A Separate Peace by John Knowles.

Incoming Sophomores (Class of 2024)

  • All sophomores have been assigned work on IXL to practice their math skills over the summer. Students were given log in information at the end of the school year by their math teachers, and the work can be accessed at This video contains a tutorial for getting started in IXL: For questions, please contact Mr. Neal at
  • English 10 CP and CC students read Monster by Walter Dean Myers.
  • English 10 Honors students read The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley.
  • AP® Government students read The Declaration of Independence and Second Treaties of Civil Government as Analytical Reading (which will be posted online). Read the two texts and answer the questions/follow directions, including the work on the right side of the text found within the worksheet. Students will also complete a Constitution Scavenger Hunt, which is posted on the website. Students can use the Constitution online or buy a pocket constitution at a local book store. Please note that this assignment is due the first day of class.

Incoming Juniors (Class of 2023)

  • All juniors read Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza for their Theology class and complete a summer assignment to be submitted on Set up your account at and use Enrollment Key JrReading and the Class ID 29398103. For questions, please contact Mrs. Romolo at The assignment is posted on the website.
  • All juniors have been assigned work on IXL to practice their math skills over the summer. Students were given log in information at the end of the school year by their math teachers, and the work can be accessed at This video contains a tutorial for getting started in IXL: For questions, please contact Mr. Neal at
  • AP® US History and Honors US History students read chapters 1 - 5 in Alan Brinkley, The Unfinished Nation. Students must complete a quiz over each chapter and mail their completed scantron sheets to Dr. Wittekind at Roger Bacon High School by Thursday, August 12. There will be a test covering this material on the second day of school.

Incoming Seniors (Class of 2022)

  • All seniors taking Algebra II, CP Pre-Calculus, and Honors Pre-Calculus have been assigned work on IXL to practice their math skills over the summer. Students were given log in information at the end of the school year by their math teachers, and the work can be accessed at This video contains a tutorial for getting started in IXL: For questions, please contact Mr. Neal at
  • AP® Calculus AB and AP® Statistics students must complete all of the questions on the appropriate packet distributed in class at the end of the school year. Completed packets will be collected the first week of school and will be accompanied by a test on the material included in this packet.
  • AP® Literature students read A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.
  • AP® Modern World History students read Chapter 13, 14, 15, 18, and 19 in Bentley and Ziegler, Traditions & Encounters. Students must complete a quiz over each chapter and mail their completed scantron sheets to Dr. Wittekind at Roger Bacon High School by Thursday, August 12. There will be a test covering this material on the second day of school.

2021 Summer School Information

Students who fail a core course for the year will be required to make up that credit in summer school. Roger Bacon is providing online summer school for students. Courses other than Theology are offered through Apex, taught by online teachers. Course work must be finished before the start of the 2021-22 school year.

Guidance Department

College Application Workshops

The School Counselors will be offering a College Application workshop for members of the Class of 2022 on Wednesday, August 11th. Two sessions will be offered: 9:00 am – noon, and 3:00 – 6:00 pm. We will have representatives from area colleges with us to help students set up their Common App account, work on their college application resume and essay, and answer any questions about the process. There is no charge to attend, and snacks will be provided!

Fine Arts Department

The Drama Guild is proud to present the shows for the 2021-2022 school year!

  • Fall 2021: Alice in Wonderland
  • Spring 2022: Disney's Newsies

Whether you want to be involved or just want to be in the audience, we look forward to seeing you at the theater!

Follow Us -

Facebook – Roger Bacon High School Fine Arts

Instagram – @RBFineArts; @RBDramaGuild

Twitter – @RBFineArts; @RBDramaGuild; @rb3official

YouTube Channel – CLICK HERE!

Community Outreach

Service Opportunities

Our department continues to provide service opportunities for our students via the various monthly projects. 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:

Alumni/ae News

First Friday Mass. Mass is at 8:15 am in the Information and Technology Center. Parking is available in the back lot (off Leonard Ave.). 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, September 3rd.

Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next meeting is Thursday, August 12th, 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:

Aug 16-17: Faculty/Staff Professional Development
Aug 18: 1st Day of School / Board of Directors Meeting
Sep 01: Picture Day / Meet the Teacher Night (Virtual)
Sep 06: No School (Labor Day)
Sep 10: Grandparents' Day
Sep 14: PTO Meeting
Sep 24: Homecoming
Sep 25: Homecoming Dance
Sep 27: No School (Professional Development)
Sep 28: Financial Aid Night
Oct 04: Feast of St. Francis
Oct 06-08: Kairos
Oct 08: Freshmen Service Day (1/4)
Oct 12: PTO Meeting
Oct 13: PSAT - Sophomore Assisi Scholars and Juniors Only
Oct 15: End of 1st Quarter
Oct 20: Student/Athlete College Information Night / Board of Directors Meeting
Oct 22: Freshmen Service Day (1/4)
Oct 24: Open House
Oct 25: No School (Professional Development)
Oct 26: Early Dismissal - Pre-ACT/Practice ACT Testing / Job Shadowing
Nov 01: All Saints Day Mass
Nov 04: Fall Band Concert
Nov 05: Freshmen Service Day (1/4)
Nov 08: PTO Meeting
Nov10: Veterans' Day Assembly
Nov 11: No School (Veterans' Day)
Nov 12: No School - Professional Development
Nov 19: Freshmen Service Day (1/4)
Nov 19-21: Fall Play
Nov 20: 8th Grade HSPT
Nov 24-29: No School - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 08: Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass
Dec 09-10: Junior "J.O.Y." Retreat
Dec 15: Board of Directors Meeting
Dec 17: Christmas Assembly / Christmas Concert
Dec 20-21: 1st Semester Exams
Dec 22 - Jan 02: No School - Christmas Break
Jan 07: End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester
Jan 12: PTO Meeting
Jan 17: No School (Martin Luther King Day)
Jan 20-23: March for Life
Jan 20: Early Dismissal - Sports Stag
Jan 21: No School - Professional Development
Feb 07: No School
Feb 09: PTO Meeting
Feb 16: Board of Directors Meeting
Feb 18: No School (Professional Development)
Feb 21: No School (Presidents' Day)
Feb 22: Early Dismissal - ACT (Juniors) IOWA Testing (Freshmen)
Mar 08: PTO Meeting
Mar 21: No School (Professional Development)
Apr 11: PTO Meeting
Apr 14-24: No School - Easter Break
Apr 18-26: Assisi Scholar Pilgrimage to Italy
Apr 27: Board of Directors Meeting
Apr 29: No School - Prom
Apr 30: Evening for Excellence
May 09: PTO Meeting
May 23-24: Senior Exams
May 26-27: Underclass Exams
May 30: No School - Memorial Day
Jun 02: Graduation
Jun 15: Board of Directors Meeting