Posted Sunday, January 16, 2022
Regional College Credit Plus (CCP) Program Information Night
This will be an overview of what the statewide College Credit Plus Program is all about and will have local university representatives present to talk about their specific processes.
Seniors: As you are wrapping up your college applications and submitting your FAFSA – start checking the Guidance website for scholarships. We have started adding them, and a few have January deadlines. Keep checking back throughout the year and apply for all for which you qualify!
Freshmen and Sophomores
Results for the PreACT® were sent home with 9th and 10th grade students in December. These scores are used for internal purposes only and will not be sent to other schools or organizations. Students were emailed a document called “Using Your PreACT Results” with detailed information on how to read and understand the score report. You can also click this link http://share.act.org/watch/FhnJUrrThpzCRe8XQdit6S? to access a video that will walk you through how to understand the score report. For any questions, please contact Director of Academics, Julie Vehorn at email@example.com.
Below is a reminder of how we handle inclement weather notifications and either a school cancellation or delay.
Upcoming Community Outreach projects and dates are as follows:
- Monday, January 24th: Sow Love
- Tuesday, January 25th: Writing Hope
- Wednesday, January 26th: Salvation Sandwiches
- Monday, January 31st: Bacon Buddies
- Wednesday, February 9th: Archbishop Leibold Home
- Friday, February 11th: Sow Love
- Sunday, February 13th: Trash OTR
- Monday, February 14th: Food Pantry @ St. Clement
- Wednesday, February 16th: Care Pax
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.
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
Drama Guild’s “Newsies”
All rehearsals for our musical “Newsies” have been CANCELLED this week. There are no planned cast or crew meetings. Students should check their email for more information. Rehearsals will resume on Tuesday, January 25th.
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, February 4th.
Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next meeting is Thursday, February 10th 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:
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.”
Positive Test. Individuals who test positive should self-quarantine for 5 days from the day symptoms first appear or the date of the COVID test if the individual is asymptomatic. If after 5 days the individual is asymptomatic (no symptoms), no further quarantine is required. The wearing of a face covering for an additional 5 days is recommended. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that “the virus is most infectious in the two or three days after symptoms arise.” As usual, the individual needs to be symptom-free before attending in-person classes or participating in extracurriculars.
Exposure. Per the CDC: There is a “growing body of national experience…that points toward a low number of individuals with direct contact to a COVID-19 positive individual within a school setting who convert to positive cases.” Our experience at school substantiates this finding. Over the past two years of dealing with COVID, there have been very few instances where students have passed the virus to one another in a school setting.
School Attendance. Those individuals who have direct exposure to a positive individual may remain in school per the following:
Extracurricular/Sports Participation. A student who has direct exposure to a positive individual may participate in extracurriculars and athletics per the following:
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:
Jan 27: Science Fair (Virtual)
Jan 30 - Feb 5: Catholic Schools Week
Feb 02: College Signing Day
Feb 04: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
Feb 07: No School
Feb 08: PTO Meeting
Feb 9-11: Kairos
Feb 10: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in FAC)
Feb 16: Board of Directors Meeting
Feb 17: Talent Show
Feb 18: No School (Professional Development)
Feb 21: No School (Presidents' Day)
Feb 25-26: Shantytown
Feb 28: Dress Down Day (New Orleans Mission Trip)
Mar 01: Early Dismissal - ACT (Juniors); IOWA Testing (Freshmen); College
Mar 04: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
Mar 08: PTO Meeting
Mar 09: 8th Grade Course Selection Night
Mar 10: Alumni Association Meeting
Mar 14: Women's Hall of Fame Dinner (FAC)
Mar 16-17: Assisi Scholar Capstone Presentations
Mar 17-18: J.O.Y. Retreat
Mar 18: End of 3rd Quarter; Dress Down Day (Magnified Giving)
Mar 21: No School (Professional Development)
Mar 23: Career Day
Mar 24: RB Band/Choir Concert
Mar 25: Blood Drive
Apr 01: Dress Down Day (PTO); First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
Apr 07-10: Spring Musical - Newsies
Apr 11: PTO Meeting
Apr 14: Alumni Association 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 02-12: AP Testing
May 06: Dress Down Day (Fernside)
May 09: PTO Meeting
May 12: Alumni Association Meeting
May 13: Go Local
May 19: Senior Lock-in
May 20: Senior's Last Day; Senior Assembly
May 23-24: Senior Exams
May 25: Early Dismissal - Underclass Last Day of School
May 26-27: Underclass Exams
May 30: No School - Memorial Day
Jun 01: Graduation Mass and Awards Ceremony
Jun 02: Graduation
Jun 03: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
Jun 07-09: Kairos
Jun 15: Board of Directors Meeting