- Principal's Weekly
- Period April 11 - May 1
Posted Saturday, April 9, 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Below is the schedule for AP exams, starting the first week in May. All exams will be held in the multipurpose room of the Fitness Center unless otherwise communicated (students with accommodations will test in a separate location). Students will be receiving information from the Guidance Office regarding the exams via email.
Monday, May 2nd: AP U.S. Government & Politics (8:00 am)
AP Chemistry (12:00 pm)
Tuesday, May 3rd: AP Psychology (12:00 pm)
Wednesday, May 4th: AP English Literature & Composition (8:00 am)
AP Computer Science A (12:00 pm)
Thursday, May 5th: AP Seminar (12:00 pm)
AP Statistics (12:00 pm)
Friday, May 6th: AP U.S. History (8:00 am)
Monday, May 9th: AP Calculus AB (8:00 am)
Wednesday, May 11th: AP Biology (12:00 pm)
Thursday, May 12th: AP Modern World History (8:00 am)
AP Physics 1 (12:00 pm)
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
If you would rather attend a virtual college fair, here is the Spring Virtual College Fair schedule – click on the link to register!
Senior Service Experience - Class of 2023
As we look forward to a new year, one of the central elements to the senior year is service. We call this the “Senior Service Experience.” Starting freshman year, Community Outreach has accompanied you with service to help understand its importance as disciples of Jesus Christ and provide essential tools for reflection and integration as Franciscans. We continued to reinforce these elements sophomore year by looking at meta-social issues. Junior year, you were given autonomy to serve the poor and marginalized during school down at St. Vincent de Paul and a whole class trip to discover that service involves care for God’s creation at Michaela Farm (May 17th). Now, we bring these experiences to a culmination senior year.
Save this document: “2022-2023 RB Senior Service Experience Packet.” This document has all the necessary information to understand the requirements and expectations for the senior service experience. Watch this video (RB Senior Service Experience) to help you understand the necessary elements of your senior service experience.
The registration of your senior service site is done in three easy steps:
Use the “frequently asked questions” section of the packet. There is also a document about different places to serve in Cincinnati, which are divided into themes. It is recommended that students find a friend and serve at a place together. While this is not required, doing service with others you know helps greatly. We hope this experience is life-giving and impactful.
May we all strive to grow “in holiness and learning” of Jesus Christ, which stands proudly as our Franciscan motto of education.
2021-2022 President Volunteer Service Award.
In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award
(PVSA) to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too. All hours for the PVSA must be recorded in MobileServe and completed applications are sent to Father Roger Lopez, OFM - Director of Community Outreach at: Outreach@RogerBacon.org. Applications are located outside of the Spiritual Life Office and are due by Friday, April 15th.
Upcoming Community Outreach projects and dates are as follows:
- 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: Outreach@RogerBacon.org.
Senior Exam Schedule
Monday, May 23
7:55 – 9:20: Math exam
9:25 – 10:50: English exam
Tuesday, May 24
7:55 – 9:20: Social Studies and Science exams
Underclass Exam Schedule
Thursday, May 26
7:45-7:55 Prayer, Announcements, Attendance
8:00-9:30 Math exam
9:45-11:15 English exam
Friday, May 27
7:45-7:55 Prayer, Announcements, Attendance
8:00-9:30 Social Studies exam
9:45-11:15 Science exam
11:30-1:00 Make-up/Conflict exams
Tuesday, May 31
8:00-9:30 Make-up exams
9:35-10:55 Make-up exams
• Exams will be taken during exam week for all non-elective courses in the following departments: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
• Seniors who do not have an exam the first day may contact Ms. Vehorn (email@example.com) to request to take Science or Social Studies the first day. Otherwise, students are expected to take exams during the designated time on the schedule.
• Seniors who miss an exam due to illness should contact their teachers to set up a time to take the exam by Thursday, May 26th.
• Underclass students who miss an exam on the first day or have two Math/Science classes will take their exams during the make-up/conflict exam slot. Students who are not able to make up all missed exams during this time slot will do so on May 31st.
• Seniors may be exempt from exams if they earn a 90% average for the year or take an AP® exam in the course.
• Underclass students may be exempt from exams if they earn a 93% average for the year or take an AP® exam in the course.
• Extended time will take place after the standard exam period each day of testing.
• Exam grades count as 20% of the semester average. Study for your exams. Get a good night’s sleep. Eat a good breakfast in the morning.
• Lunch will not be served on exam days.
• Regular dress code is to be observed during exams.
• Students who do not have to take an exam do not have to be on campus. Students who are on campus but do not have to take an exam must report to the cafeteria.
• Students are expected to stay in the exam room until the end of the testing period.
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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
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, May 6th.
Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next meeting is Wednesday, April 13th 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.
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:
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.
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.
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: National Honor Society Induction Ceremony / Alumni Association Meeting
May 15: Assisi Scholar Banquet (FAC)
May 17: 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
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