- Principal's Weekly
- Week of October 4
Posted Friday, October 1, 2021
Picture Retakes will be Thursday, October 21st, starting at 9:30 am. Photos should take no more than an hour, and will affect 3rd bell slightly.
Retakes are for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors only.
If you were absent on Picture Day, this is your LAST chance to get a photo for the yearbook.
You should receive your first set of photos before Retake Day, so you can decide if you would like to retake your photos then.
Seniors are not able to take retakes at school. If a senor missed Picture Day, they need to call Executive Studios (they make appointments at the beginning of each month) and go in for a Yearbook Photo.
You are able to order photos after you take them. You will receive a code when all the photos are returned.
Any other questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dress, romper/jumpsuit, or skirt of appropriate length (same expectations as the school skirt) or dress pants
- You are permitted to wear your school skirt or pants as your picture will only be taken from waist up
- No stretch pants, leggings or tight pants or jeans of any kind
- For your top, make sure shoulders are covered and is not low cut, and does not contain words or graphics.
- Dress pants, NO jeans or stretch pants
- Collared shirt with tie (jackets are optional) You must wear a tie! If you do not own a tie, please let Ms. Krebs know ASAP
Thanks to all who attended the virtual Financial Aid Night on September 28th. The PowerPoint slides from the presentation are on the Guidance website, and all seniors were sent a copy in an email last week.
All seniors have been meeting with their counselor for their “Senior Check-in” for the past few weeks. Please encourage your son or daughter to schedule their check-in meeting if they have not yet done so!
Seniors were sent information about Tuesday, October 26th. Seniors do not have school that day while we are testing the rest of the students. We expect the seniors to do job shadowing, college visits, or work on their service hours. They must complete a form and let the Guidance Office know their plans for that day by October 20th.
On Tuesday, October 26th, all 9th and 10th grade students will take the Pre-ACT, while all 11th grade students will take a practice ACT. There will not be any classes that day, and students will be dismissed around noon. More details will be coming later.
The Knights of Columbus Scholarship is for Catholic students in grades 9 through 12 attending a Catholic high school in Ohio who need financial assistance and have a good academic record. This scholarship is for the 2021-2022 school year. The recipient will receive a $1,000 check made payable to their high school.
Applications can be found here or in the Guidance Office.
College Visits. We are scheduling college visits to Roger Bacon starting in September! Please sign up for these visits on Naviance. If you have any questions or need help, contact Ms. Smith at email@example.com.
College / Date
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / Tuesday, September 7th (Virtual)
University of Tampa / Wednesday, September 8th (Virtual)
Transylvania University / Wednesday, September 8th
Cincinnati State Technical & Community College / Thursday, Sept 9th
Mount St. Joseph University / Monday, September 13th
Wabash College / Tuesday, September 14th
St. Mary's College / Wednesday, September 15th
Hanover College / Thursday, September 16th
University of Mount Union / Friday, September 17th
Ohio Northern University / Monday, September 20th
University of Toledo / Tuesday, September 21st
Marian University / Wednesday, September 22nd
University of Louisville / Thursday, September 23rd
University of Alabama / Tuesday, September 28th (Virtual)
Miami University - Hamilton / Wednesday, September 29th
Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) / Thursday, September 30th
Air Force Recruiter / Friday, October 1st
Bellarmine University / Tuesday, October 5th
Thomas More University / Wednesday, October 6th
Xavier University / Thursday, October 7th
University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash / October 8th
Bucknell University / Monday, October 11th
Ohio University - Main Campus / Tuesday, October 12th
Wright State University - Main Campus / Wednesday, October 13th
Trinity Washington University / Thursday, October 14th (Virtual)
University of Akron / Friday, October 15th
Ohio Wesleyan University / Monday, October 18th
Ohio Dominican University / Tuesday, October 19th
Good Samaritan College of Nursing / Wednesday, October 20th
Transylvania University / Thursday, October 21st
Miami University - Oxford / Friday, October 22nd
University of Alabama - Huntsville / Wednesday, October 27th
Marshall University / Thursday, October 28th
Wittenberg University / Friday, October 29th
Brescia University / Monday, November 8th
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach / Monday, November 15th
Belmont Abbey College / Tuesday, November 16th
Math Lab is led by our math teachers and is offered during Flex for students who need additional support in their math class. Students who had a failing grade in math class on September 17th are required to attend Math Lab during Flex twice a week through the end of first quarter. Any student may sign up for Math Lab by contacting his or her math teacher.
Peer tutoring is offered during Flex on Mondays and Thursdays during Flex. To request tutoring, students should fill out the form on their iPads. For questions, please contact Miss Mary Christoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After a year
hiatus, Bacon Buddies will be returning for the 2021-2022 school year! For
those of you that don’t know, Bacon Buddies is a yearlong commitment, taking
place one Monday a month, from October to April. It serves to foster a relationship between
Roger Bacon students and 3rd to 5th grade students at one of
the Catholic elementary schools – St. Francis Seraph (OTR) and St. Joseph
(Ezzard Charles). The program focuses on building relationship through
mentoring discussion with engaging activities. The students at these
schools really look up to Roger Bacon students and depend upon their regular
presence at these events. We will now be accepting applications to
be a mentor at one of the two schools for this year! If you are looking to
apply please stop by the bins outside the Spiritual Life Office and grab
a blank application. We will be accepting applications from now till October
Please turn in all applications back to the bins in front of Spiritual Life!
Community Outreach projects and dates for the month of October are as follows:
- Tuesday, October 5th: Bishop Leibold Home
- Friday, October 8th: Sow Love
- Sunday, October 10th: Trash OTR
- Monday, October 11th: Food Pantry @ St. Clement
- Tuesday, October 12th: Writing Hope
- Monday, October 18th: Bacon Buddies
- Tuesday, October 19th: Sow Love
- Wednesday, October 20th: Care Pax
- Wednesday, October 27th: Salvation Sandwiches
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.
Freshmen Service Day
Freshmen year is a time in which Roger Bacon would like to provide students with the opportunity to learn more about our Christian call to serve. This will happen in two parts. First, freshmen had their Freshman Community Day called Koinonia on August 13, 2021 to help them reflect on the connection between faith and service. Second, we will divide the freshman class into quarters for a Freshman Service Day. Information was sent home on August 18, 2021. Your child will be participating on an assigned service day in Over-the-Rhine that are:
October 8, 2021: Andrews - Glover
October 22, 2021: Goecke - King
November 5, 2021: Kleinfeldt - Schaber
November 9, 2021: Schmidt - Woodrum
Sophomore Service Day
The Sophomore Service Day will mirror the freshmen, since they were not able to have their service day last year. Information was sent home on August 18, 2021. We will divide the current sophomore class into quarters with their days in the second semester. Your child will be participating on an assigned service day in Over-the-Rhine that are:
February 22, 2022: Allen – Farmer
March 4, 2022: Fasbender – Lanser
March 11, 2022: Lee – Rohling
April 1, 2022: Rolfert - Zestermann
Alice in Wonderland
The Drama Guild is proud to present Alice in Wonderland November 19-21st. Tickets will be available starting November 1st. Email email@example.com with any questions.
Rehearsal Schedule – Week of October 4th
Tuesday, October 5th – 3:00 - 5:30 pm – FAC – Act I, Scene 4C
Wednesday, October 6th – 3:00 - 5:30 pm – FAC – Act I, Scene 4D
Thursday, October 7th – 3:00 - 5:30 pm – FAC – Act I, Scenes 4C & 4D
Saturday, October 9th - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - FAC - Set Construction
Drama Guild Workshop Series
Have you ever wanted to learn how to tap dance? The Drama Guild is offering a monthly Tap Dance Workshop. Whether you are just starting or an advanced tapper, all are welcome to come – no sign-ups necessary. You must have tap shoes and wear modest clothes to move in. The workshop will be held from 3:00 to 4:30 pm and is FREE! Mark your calendars now…
Tap Dance Workshops: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Learn the art of Stage Combat through the Drama Guild’s monthly workshop series. Renowned Stage Combat choreographer and instructor, Gina Cerimele-Mechley, will come in to teach how fight for the stage. Each workshop is limited to 20 students and sign-ups will be available on the Fine Arts website (link below). The first workshop will be held on Monday, September 20th from 3:00 to 4:30 pm in the FAC. Sign-ups start September 10th! Mark your calendars now…
Stage Combat Workshops: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
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Facebook – Roger Bacon High School Fine Arts
Instagram – @RBFineArts; @RBDramaGuild
Twitter – @RBFineArts; @RBDramaGuild; @rb3official
YouTube Channel – CLICK HERE!
New this year at Roger Bacon is Adoration and the first one will be occurring on Wednesday, October 13th from 7:45 am - 2:45 pm in the Fine Arts Center. This spiritual life initiative is happening with the help of our caring and wonderful parents! Mrs. Johanna Becker and Mrs. Kim Abele are working together to bring this wonderful opportunity to our school community. Throughout the day, parents who have signed up, will be the adorers in front of the blessed sacrament every hour, and theology teachers will be able to bring students in and out during theology classes. This is a wonderful opportunity to sit with Jesus and pray for the students!
If you are available, please follow the link below to sign up to spend an hour at adoration. We need at least one adorer for every time slot. I ask that you pick a time that does not have an adorer, if possible to ensure we have coverage. We appreciate your support of this project.
We want to ensure that our lunch program meets our students’ expectations. To do this, we need to have your feedback as to what is working and what can be improved. A couple things to remember:
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. 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.”
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:
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:
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.
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:
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 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.
The Alumni Association and PTO are hosting a “Spartan Social” for alumni, parents and friends on Saturday, October 16th from 7:00 – 11:00 pm in the Carol Dauwe Fine Arts Center. Admission is free, but you must be 21 years of age or older to attend. There will be live music by The Bradley, cornhole, split the pot, and basket raffles. Basket items include a custom RB cornhole set, designer purses, liquor and wine, travel, pet care, Kendra Scott jewelry, and RB spirit wear. Complimentary appetizers will be served along with $1 beers. For more information, contact Sue Huerkamp at 641-1313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, October 1st.
Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next meeting is Thursday, October14th, 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.
Oct 11: Blood Drive
Oct 12: PTO Meeting
Oct 13: PSAT - Sophomore Assisi Scholars and Juniors Only
Oct 14: Alumni Association Meeting
Oct 15: End of 1st Quarter / Dress Down Day (March for Life)
Oct 20: Student/Athlete College Info 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
Oct 28: Fall Band Concert
Nov 01: All Saints Day Mass
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) / Dress Down Day (Assist-A-Family)
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 10: Dress Down Day (Jamaica Mission Trip)
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 14: Dress Down Day (Junior Morality Class Project)
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 01: Dress Down Day (Fat Tuesday - New Orleans Mission Trip)
Mar 08: PTO Meeting
Mar 18: Dress Down Day (Magnified Giving)
Mar 21: No School (Professional Development)
Apr 01: Dress Down Day (PTO)
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 06: Dress Down Day (Fernside)
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