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Week of October 18

Weekly Schedule:

18 Monday October
  • Regular Schedule
  • College Visit: Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Community Service Opportunity: Bacon Buddies
  • Girls Varsity Soccer @ Batavia (Sectionals)
19 Tuesday October
  • Regular Schedule
  • College Visit: Ohio Dominican University
  • Community Service Opportunity: Tuesday with Vincent
  • Community Service Opportunity: Sow Love (Flex)
  • Varsity Boys Soccer @ Batavia (Sectionals)
20 Wednesday October
  • Regular Schedule
  • College Visit: Good Samaritan College of Nursing
  • Community Service Opportunity: Care Pax (Flex)
  • Board of Directors Meeting (4:30 pm in ITC)
  • Student/Athlete College Information Night
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball vs TBD @ Princeton (Sectionals)
21 Thursday October
  • Regular Schedule
  • Picture Retake Day
  • Coffee with Christ (7:20 am in Spiritual Life Office)
  • College Visit: Transylvania University
22 Friday October
  • Regular Schedule
  • Freshmen Service Day (Kleinfelt - Schaber)
  • College Visit: Miami University - Oxford
  • Varsity Football vs North College Hill (Senior Night)
23 Saturday October
  • Varsity Cross Country (Districts) @ Voice of America Park
  • Varsity Boys Soccer @ Wyoming (Sectionals)
24 Sunday October
  • Open House (1:00 - 4:00 pm)


  • The Art Club is meeting in room 59 at 3:00 pm on Monday, October 18th.
  • On Wednesday, October 20th we are hosting a Student/Athlete College Information Night at 7:00 pm in the Fine Arts Center. Brennan Daunt, Assistant Director of Compliance at University of Cincinnati will be presenting on NCAA/NAIA eligibility and recruitment. He will speak on the college processes for athletes, and then we will be hosting panels for students and parents to do a question and answer session. The target audience is student athletes and their parents. We are requesting students/families register using the following link:
  • Picture Retake Day is scheduled for Thursday, October 21st.
  • Open House is on Sunday, October 24th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
  • There is no school on Monday, October 25th for students. The faculty has a Professional Development Day.
  • Tuesday, October 26th is a testing day for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students. Freshmen and sophomores will take the Pre-ACT, while juniors will take a practice ACT. Students will be dismissed at noon. There will be after school study tables until 1:45 pm in the cafeteria. The Fitness Center is closed.
  • Drivers Ed classes start on Wednesday, October 27th. Please stop by the main office to signup and pickup a packet of information. Classes will be on Mondays and Wednesdays for 4 weeks.
  • Applications for Kairos leaders for the February 9-11, 2022 retreat are available outside the Spiritual Life Office. Any senior who has completed the Kairos retreat can apply. Applications are due Friday, October 29th. See Mrs. Romolo with any questions.
  • Mark Your Calendars! Our Veterans' Day Celebration will be on Wednesday, November 10th.
  • The deadline to submit FACTS financial aid for the 2022/23 school year is November 22, 2021. Go to to apply. If you have any questions, please contact our Business Office at 513-641-1300.

Picture Retake Day

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

Dress Code

- 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

Veterans' Day Assembly

The Annual Roger Bacon High School Veterans Day Assembly is back!

Date: Wednesday, November 10
Time: Arrive at 8:00 am with a continental breakfast beginning at 8:30 am
Place: Thomas J. Fogarty Center. All campus parking will be reserved for our guests

The students, faculty and staff would like to honor our veterans for their service to our country with a continental breakfast and short assembly.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by contacting Chris Newton at or call the Advancement Office at 513-641-1313.

Director of Academics

Tuesday, October 26th is a testing day for our freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Students will report to flex room for attendance at the beginning of the day. Regular dress code is expected. Please bring two number 2 pencils (wooden, not mechanical) and a calculator. You will not need your iPads or any other books that day. We will dismiss at noon, and lunch will not be served. After-school study tables in the cafeteria will be held until 1:45 pm. The Fitness Center is closed.

  • Freshmen and sophomores will take the Pre-ACT.
    • The Pre-ACT is designed to give accurate predictions of your performance on the ACT test. Try your best on the Pre-ACT to know exactly how close you are to your ideal score.
    • You can practice testing with the timing, setting, and format of the ACT without the distractions you might face practicing at home.
    • Your score benchmarks tell you how you'll perform in college courses. Hitting the benchmark means you have a 50% chance of earning a B and a 75% chance of earning a C in a college course.
    • Don’t know what college major or career you want to pursue yet? Fill out the interest inventory for an interest map and related career suggestions to get a running start down your career path.
    • Colleges and scholarship opportunities will call before you even hit junior year. You may choose to have your information shared with colleges and scholarship agencies when you take Pre-ACT, which can help you get discovered for college recruitment and scholarship possibilities.
  • Juniors will take a practice ACT. This is an opportunity to see your potential performance on the ACT test which you will take at Roger Bacon on February 22, 2022. This test is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Education. You do not need to register or pay for this February ACT. This year, we are partnering with Academic Solutions to provide an ACT Prep Class during flex at no cost to students. Classes will begin in January, and registration information will be sent home in early November with the practice ACT results.
  • Seniors do not have school on October 26th. Seniors are expected 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.

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

Guidance Department

Scholarship Opportunity

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.


  • Must be a practicing Catholic
  • Must be attending an Ohio Catholic high school
  • Only one winner per school
  • Must include a grade transcript
  • Deadline is November 24, 2021

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

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
Cleveland State University / Tuesday, November 2nd
University of Cincinnati - Main Campus / Wednesday, November 3rd
Air Force Recruiter / Thursday, November 4th
Maryland Institute College of Art / Friday, November 5th
Brescia University / Monday, November 8th
Marian University / Tuesday, November 9th
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach / Monday, November 15th
Belmont Abbey College / Tuesday, November 16th
Hiram College / Wednesday, November 17th

Fine Arts Department

Alice in Wonderland

The Drama Guild is proud to present Alice in Wonderland November 19-21st. Tickets will be available starting November 1st. Email with any questions.

Support the Drama Guild and advertise for your business by including your ad in the program for Alice in Wonderland! You can also include a shout-out to a Cast or Crew member. The program will be seen by 900+ people during the show weekend! Submissions must be in by Monday, November 1st. See sizes and pricing on our website – CLICK HERE!

Rehearsal Schedule – Week of October 18th
Tuesday, Oct. 19th – 3:00 - 4:30 pm – FAC – Act II, Scene 1
Wednesday, Oct. 20th – 3:00 - 5:30 pm – FAC – Act II, Scene 2
Thursday, Oct. 21st – 3:00 - 5:30 pm – FAC – Act II, Scene 1
Saturday, October 23rd - 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.
November 1st
December 13th

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).

Stage Combat Workshops: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
December 6th

Follow Us -
Facebook – Roger Bacon High School Fine Arts
Instagram – @RBFineArts; @RBDramaGuild
Twitter – @RBFineArts; @RBDramaGuild; @rb3official
YouTube Channel – CLICK HERE!

Community Outreach

Service Opportunities

Community Outreach projects and dates for the next month are as follows:
- Monday, October 18th: Bacon Buddies
- Tuesday, October 19th: Sow Love
- Wednesday, October 20th: Care Pax
- Wednesday, October 27th: Salvation Sandwiches
- Friday, November 5th: Sow Love
- Monday, November 8th: Food Pantry @ St. Clement
- Tuesday, November 9th: The Archbishop Leibold Home

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

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. Your child will be participating on an assigned service day in Over-the-Rhine that are:

October 22, 2021: Kleinfeldt - Schaber
November 5, 2021: Goecke – King
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

Cafeteria Information

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:

  • Feedback, both good and bad is appreciated. If something is particularly good, please let WG Grinders know so it can be continued. If something needs improvement, please let them know as well so it can be addressed. They are very receptive to constructive recommendations and feedback.
  • Be professional in your correspondence. If you want your voice to be heard, do it in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Understand you have many options when it comes to eating lunch – including bringing your own (in part or in total). Pay attention to the menu and realize, that due to a variety of issues with the supply channels, there may be last-minute changes. Our focus is on quality.
  • Points of contact at WG Grinders are as follows:

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 onset of symptoms or the date of the COVID-19 test if asymptomatic.
    • Fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication
    • Other symptoms have improved.
    • No further quarantine is required for at least 90 days from the date of the positive test.
  • If a student/faculty member who has been vaccinated or is unvaccinated but wearing a face covering 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.
  • If a student/faculty member is unvaccinated and not wearing a face covering comes in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, contact tracing will be conducted and quarantine requirements determined.

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

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 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 Carol Dauwe Fine Arts Center. 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, November 5th.

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

Important Upcoming Dates:

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
Nov 10: 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