Posted Friday, November 19, 2021
Iowa Graduation Tests
IOWA retesting will take place for juniors and sophomores November 22nd and 23rd. Testing begins in Flex, and students will need to stay until 3:00 pm. Students who need to take these tests received an email to let them know which test(s) they need to take. Please direct any questions to Julie Vehorn, Director of Academics, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Semester Exam Schedule and Expectations
Monday, December 20th
7:45-7:55 - Prayer, Announcements, Attendance
8:00-9:30 - English Exam
9:45-11:15 - Math Exam
Tuesday, December 21st
7:45-7:55 - Prayer, Announcements, Attendance
8:00-9:30 - Science Exam
9:45-11:15 - Social Studies Exam
11:30-12:45 - Make-up/Conflict Exams
Please note . . .
Alice in Wonderland
Rehearsal Schedule – Week of November 22nd:
Monday: 3:00 - 5:30 pm – All Cast/Crew – Set Strike
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).
Stage Combat Workshops: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Roger Bacon kicks off our annual Assist-A-Family drive on Monday, November 8th. Knowing that our faith invites us into action, we are seeking to help struggling families preparing for Christmas. We do this in two ways. All monetary donations will be used to purchase Kroger gift cards so families can buy needed food. Second, we are seeking new items for gifts. The wish list for most needed items include gifts/clothing/toys for children ages 0-5, 6-12, and 13-18. Items of interest are:
All monetary donations will be distributed via the Church of the Resurrection (Bond Hill) and gift items through St. Clement Food Pantry (St. Bernard). We are NOT
collecting canned or boxed food at this time. May our Franciscan value of generosity shine forth as we joyfully await the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Community Outreach projects and dates for the next month are as follows:
- Monday, November 22nd: Sow Love
- Tuesday, November 23rd: Writing Hope
- Monday, December 6th: Bacon Buddies
- Thursday, December 9th: Sow Love
- Monday, December 13th: Food Pantry @ St. Clement
- Tuesday, December 14th: Writing Hope
- Wednesday, December 15th: Care Pax / Salvation Sandwiches
Sophomore Service Day
The Sophomore Service Day will mirror the freshmen, since they were not able to have their service day last year. 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
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. The remaining college visits are as follows:
College / Date
MSJU Mission Ambassadors Program / Tuesday, November 23rd
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, December 3rd.
Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next meeting is Thursday, December 9th, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
Dec 08: Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass
Dec 09: Alumni Association Meeting
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 10: 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 08: PTO Meeting
Feb 16: Board of Directors Meeting
Feb 18: No School (Professional Development)
Feb 21: No School (Presidents' Day)
Feb 28: Dress Down Day (New Orleans Mission Trip)
Mar 01: Early Dismissal - ACT (Juniors) IOWA Testing (Freshmen)
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