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Week of March 21

Weekly Schedule:

21 Monday March
  • No School - Staff Professional Development
22 Tuesday March
  • Regular Schedule
  • Community Outreach: Tuesday with Vincent
  • College Visit: Navy Recruiter
23 Wednesday March
  • Career Day Schedule
24 Thursday March
  • Regular Schedule
  • Coffee with Christ (7:20 am in the Spiritual Life Office)
  • College Visit: Marine Corps Recruiter
  • Girls Lacrosse @ Dixie Heights
25 Friday March
  • Regular Schedule
  • Sophomore Service Day (Lee-Rohling)
  • Blood Drive (Fogarty Center)
  • Varsity Boys Volleyball @ Fairfield
26 Saturday March
  • Incoming Freshmen Math Placement Test
  • Varsity Baseball vs Western Hills @ Ross Park
  • Varsity Softball @ Colerain
27 Sunday March
  • No Activities Scheduled


  • There is no school for students on Monday, March 21st. The staff has a Professional Development Day.
  • Senior service hours are due Tuesday, March 22nd. Seniors must meet all service requirements no later than Tuesday, March 22nd to be eligible to walk at graduation. Seniors are reminded that this is a graduation requirement and their capstone project, taking place in their English class, is based off of the successful completion of these hours. If there are any concerns or questions, please do not wait until the last moment. Please contact Fr. Roger Lopez ( or Mr. Joe Pieper (, to ensure your service obligations are fulfilled prior to the deadline.
  • Drivers Education classes start on Tuesday, March 22nd. Please stop by the main office to sign up and pick up a packet of information. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4 weeks. This will be the last class offered this school year.
  • On Wednesday, March 23rd, we will have our in-person Career Day program. We have invited over 30 presenters representing a wide variety of career fields and are excited about the number of alumni participating this year. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will attend three 15-minute career sessions which they will choose in advance. They are completing an interest survey today in Flex. Seniors will attend a presentation called “Now You’re 18” conducted by a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association.
  • We will be holding a blood drive with Hoxwood Blood Center in the Fogarty Center on Friday, March 25th. Parents, family members and students are welcome to participate. If you are interested in donating blood, please contact Ms. Christoff at
  • Senior-Parent Dance. The Roger Bacon PTO is bringing back the tradition of “Mom Prom” and “Father-Daughter Dance” in a new way to celebrate the senior class. On Friday, April 1st from 8:00 – 11:00 pm in the Fogarty Center, we will have a Senior-Parent Dance – “Hoedown Throwdown!” Wear your plaid, your flannel…it is a country western theme. DJ Tommy Watkins will play all genres of music and there will be games and a mechanical bull! Tickets are $5 per person. Buy tickets via Venmo by Friday, March 25th. Send to @RB-Alumni and label as “Senior Parent Dance.” Hope to see you there!!!
  • There are several scholarships available for next school year ranging from $1,000 to full-tuition. Each scholarship requires a separate application due by April 4th. Applications and criteria are listed on the Guidance website or by clicking here.

Fine Arts Department

Drama Guild’s “Newsies”

“Now is the time Seize the Day!” The musical hit comes to RB. The Drama Guild is excited to bring you the real-life underdog story of the New York Newsies based on the fan-favorite film. Join us for the amazing dance numbers, the catchy songs, and one of the biggest cast RB has put on stage!
Thursday, April 7th - 7:30 pm
Friday, April 8th - 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 9th - 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 10th - 2:00 pm

Tickets are available NOW for PreOrder
Adults - $10
Seniors/Students - $8
RB Students and Children (12 and under) - FREE

All seating is assigned. To reserve your tickets please visit or call the school (513)641-1300

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

Evening for Excellence

The Evening for Excellence Dinner and Auction invitations are now online. You are invited to join us on Saturday, April 30th to celebrate Roger Bacon High School with other parents, alumni, and supporters at our largest fundraising event.

Click here to download the invitation.

Registrations must be received by Friday, April 15th. Guests will be seated at tables of six, eight or ten on a first come, first served basis.

A Silent Auction will be held online leading up to the live event. Viewing will begin on Sunday, April 24th and bidding on these items will begin at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 27th. Bidding will end at 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 30th.

Please contact Wanda Hill in the Advancement Office at or 513-641-1313 for questions.

Evening for Excellence (EFE) Grand Raffle - $10,000 PRIZE! The 2022 Grand Raffle tickets are available and $10,000 could be yours! Chances are 1 for $50 or 5 for $200. The winning ticket will be drawn at this year’s EFE on Saturday, April 30th. All proceeds benefit the students of Roger Bacon High School. Click here to purchase tickets!

Guidance Department

College Visits

We have colleges & military recruiters visiting Roger Bacon this spring! Visits are open to all students. All visits will take place during Flex, and you can sign up on Naviance. If you need help signing up, please see Ms. Smith.

March 22nd: Navy Recruiter
March 24th: Marine Corps Recruiter
March 31st: University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash
April 5th: University of Alabama - Huntsville

Senior Scholarship and Award Reporting

We know that many of our seniors have starting hearing back from the colleges they have applied to and either have or will soon have scholarship offers! It is our expectation that students report ALL of the awarded scholarships, whether they plan to use the awarded scholarship or not. This includes scholarships to all institutions, private scholarships, essay contests, etc. We are using the following form to collect this information: Senior Scholarship and Award Reporting. Dollar amounts are used only for internal reporting purposes. We will not share dollar amounts, but we will share the names of scholarships awarded in the graduation program. If you need to add additional scholarships beyond the five provided spaces, please submit the first five and then return to the form to enter a new batch of awards.

Spring College Fairs

Cincinnati Spring College Fair is back in person! It will be held on Monday, March 28th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at St. Xavier High School, Ellis Gymnasium. Parking and registration are free and located on-site. You can preregister at

If you would rather attend a virtual college fair, here is the Spring Virtual College Fair schedule – click on the link to register!

Fernside Grief Counseling

We have invited the Fernside Center for Grieving Families to conduct an in-school grief support group for students who have experienced a death of someone in their life. The group is meeting every week from 2:08 – 2:50 pm. Each week focuses on a different theme. The group sessions are confidential and meet in a private area of the school. The representatives from Fernside will be wearing face coverings and are requiring all students who participate in the group to wear coverings as well. If you are interested in participating in this support group or would like more information about it, please email your counselor or stop by the Guidance Office!

Scholarships for Underclassmen

There are several scholarships available for next school year ranging from $1,000 to FULL TUITION. Each scholarship requires a separate application due by April 4th. Applications and criteria are listed on the Guidance website or by clicking here.

Available Scholarships

Donald A. Miller Endowed Scholarship (NEW THIS YEAR) – open to current juniors.

Willard “Red” and Mary Stoll Family Endowed Scholarship (NEW THIS YEAR) – open to all students.

Our Lady of Angels Scholarship – open to current freshmen and sophomore female students.

Vincent M. Kathman Alumni Scholarship – open to current juniors.

Spartan Achievement Award Scholarship – open to current juniors.

Class of 1952 Scholarship – open to current freshmen and sophomores.

Class of 1965 – open to all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Class of 1969 – open to all juniors.

Patrick Wolterman Memorial Scholarship – open to current juniors.

Paul and Naomi Thomas Scholarship – open to current sophomores.

Community Outreach

Senior Service Hours

This is a reminder that all service hours are due Tuesday, March 22nd. If you have questions, please contact Fr. Roger.

Service Opportunities

Upcoming Community Outreach projects and dates are as follows:
- Monday, March 28th: Bacon Buddies
- Tuesday, March 29th: Sow Love
- Wednesday, March 30th: Salvation Sandwiches
- Sunday, April 3rd: Trash OTR
- Monday, April 4th: Bacon Buddies
- Tuesday, April 5th: Archbishop Leibold Home
- Wednesday, April 6th: Sow Love
- Monday, April 11th: Food Pantry @ St. Clement
- Tuesday, April 12th: Writing Hope
- Wednesday, April 13th: Care Pax
- Wednesday, April 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:

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:

March 4th: Allen – Farmer
March 7th: Fasbender – Lanser
March 25th: Lee – Rohling

April 1st: Rolfert - Zestermann

School Calendar - SY 2022/23

For planning purposes, below are several key dates for the 2022/23 school year.

Aug. 11-12, 2022: Freshmen Orientation Days
Aug. 17, 2022: First Day of Classes for All Students
Sept. 5, 2022: No School - Labor Day
Sept. 7, 2022: Meet the Teacher Night
Sept. 16, 2022: Homecoming
Sept. 21, 2022: Grandparents Day
Sept. 27, 2022: Financial Aid Night
Oct. 19, 2022: Student-Athlete College Information Night
Oct. 23, 2022: OPEN HOUSE
Oct. 24, 2022: No School
Nov. 10, 2022: Veteran’s Day Assembly
Nov. 11, 2022: No School - Veterans’ Day
Nov. 23-28, 2022: No School - Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 19-20, 2022: First semester exams
Dec 21, 2022 -Jan 2, 2023: No School - Christmas Break
Jan. 3, 2023: No School - Professional Development / Exam Make-Up Day
Jan. 4, 2023: Classes Resume –Exam Make-Up Day
Jan. 16, 2023: No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 18, 2023: Celebration of Success (8th Graders)
Jan. 19, 2023: Early Dismissal - Athletic Sports Stag
Feb. 20, 2023: No School - Presidents’ Day
Mar. 17, 2023: No School - Professional Development
Mar. 20, 2023: No School
Mar. 22, 2023: Career Day
Apr. 5, 2023: No School - Religious In-Service Day
Apr 6-16, 2023: No School - Easter Break
Apr. 10-18, 2023: Assisi Scholars Trip
Apr. 22, 2023: Evening For Excellence
Apr. 28, 2023: No School - PROM / Professional Development
May 15-16, 2023: Senior Exams
May 17, 2023: Senior Make-up Exams
May 23, 2023: Underclass Exams/Graduation Practice
May 24, 2023: Underclass Exams
May 25, 2023: Baccalaureate Evening Mass & Awards
May 26, 2023: GRADUATION

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, April 1st.

Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next meeting is Thursday, April 14th 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

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.

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

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.

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.

Exposure. Roger Bacon does not do contact tracing. If someone has been exposed, they should monitor for symptoms. If symptoms persist, recommend consulting your family physician. Those individuals who have direct exposure to a positive individual may remain in school per the following:

  • Recommend wearing a face covering at school for 5 days after the last exposure. The wearing of a face covering can be stopped after 5 days if no symptoms develop.
  • Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Self-quarantine if symptoms develop. Stay home from school if you are sick!

Extracurricular/Sports Participation. A student who has direct exposure to a positive individual may participate in extracurriculars and athletics per the following:

  • Self-quarantine and refrain for participation in extracurriculars/sports for 5 days from the date of exposure. Participation may resume if the student is asymptomatic after 5 days.
  • Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Wear a face covering when able for 5 days after the last exposure. This includes transportation, locker rooms, sitting/standing on the sidelines and anytime the face covering will not interfere with breathing, the activity, or create a safety hazard. (Note: See the above for information to attend school. A student can still attend school in-person during the extracurricular/sports self-quarantine period.)
  • Do not participate if you are sick!

Face Coverings

  • The wearing of face coverings is not mandated. Roger Bacon recommends that all students and staff not vaccinated wear a face covering while at school or participating in activities.
  • Parents have the option to have their children wear masks while in school or participating in school activities.
  • Students are recommended to wear face coverings when attending school after a direct exposure (see above) and 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.

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.

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.

Important Upcoming Dates:

Apr 01: Dress Down Day (PTO); First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC); Senior-Parent Dance
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: Fine Arts Festival; First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
May 09: PTO Meeting
May 10: Joe Kneip Awards Ceremony (Flex)
May 12: Alumni Association Meeting
May 13: Go Local
May 15: Assisi Scholar Banquet (FAC)
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
May 31: End of 4th Quarter/2nd Semester
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