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Week of May 2

Weekly Schedule:

2 Monday May
  • Regular Schedule
  • AP Test: AP U.S. Government & Politics (8:00 am)
  • AP Test: AP Chemistry (12:00 pm)
  • Varsity Softball vs Badin @ Joyce Park
3 Tuesday May
  • Regular Schedule
  • AP Test: AP Psychology (12:00 pm)
  • Varsity Baseball vs Badin @ Joyce Park
  • Varsity Softball vs Clark Montessori @ Withrow
  • Varsity Boys Volleyball @ Lakota West
  • Varsity Track (CHCA Invitational) @ CHCA
  • Girls Lacrosse vs Seven Hills
4 Wednesday May
  • Regular Schedule
  • AP Test: AP English Literature & Composition (8:00 am)
  • AP Test: AP Computer Science (12:00 pm)
  • Varsity Softball vs Norwood @ Vine St. Park
  • Varsity Boys Volleyball @ LaSalle
  • Varsity Track (Mariemont Invitational) @ Mariemont
5 Thursday May
  • Regular Schedule
  • AP Test: AP Seminar (12:00 pm)
  • AP Test: AP Statistics (12:00 pm)
  • Varsity Softball vs Cincinnati Christian @ Vine St. Park
  • Varsity Boys Volleyball vs Taylor
  • Girls Lacrosse @ Cincinnati Country Day
6 Friday May
  • Regular Schedule
  • First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the Fogarty Center)
  • Dress Down Day
  • AP Test: AP U.S. History (8:00 am)
  • Fine Arts Festival Concert (6:30 pm in the FAC)
7 Saturday May
  • Varsity Baseball vs Fenwick @ Ross Park
  • Varsity Softball @ Norwood
8 Sunday May
  • No Activities Scheduled


  • AP Testing begins this week. 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.
  • Fine Arts Festival 2022 is a weeklong celebration of both the visual and performing arts at RB. Visual art will be shared digitally all week long, with different works, mediums and artists featured each day from Monday, May 2nd through Friday, May 6th. Our festival will conclude with an in-person live concert from our performing arts ensembles on Friday, May 6th at 6:30 pm. The stage in the Fine Arts Center will be surrounded by paintings and sculptures as members from choir, band, RB3 and other small groups perform.
  • Community Outreach Board. Any freshman, sophomore, or junior may apply to be a part of the 2022/23 Community Outreach Board. Please pick up an application in front of the Spiritual Life Office and return it to the “turn-in bin” no later than Tuesday, May 3rd.
  • Sophomores and Seniors: It’s Go Local time on Tuesday, May 17th. In the morning, we will put our faith into action by serving our community of Saint Bernard. We will return to Roger Bacon for lunch and the Powderpuff football game. Sign-up sheets are outside the Spiritual Life Office for sophomores and seniors. Sign-up for teams will be open until Tuesday May 3rd at 2:45 pm. Further details will be communicated via announcement and email. Questions can be e-mailed to Fr. Roger at
  • Student Senate. If you are interested in being part of Student Senate for the 2022/23 school year, sign-up sheets are outside of the Guidance and Advancement offices until Friday, May 6th. After signing up, you will receive an email from Mr. Smith. You will need to write a 200-250 word essay about why you’d be a good fit for Senate - due on Monday, May 9th. We are accepting:
    - 4 Rising Sophomores (Class of 2025)
    - 3 Rising Juniors (Class of 2024)
    - 3 Rising Seniors (Class of 2023)
  • The Spartans will play Alter on Saturday, May 14th at 10:00 am at Great American Ballpark as part of Big League Weekend 2022! Tickets for this event are $10 each (cash/check/venmo) and include a game ticket for the Reds vs Pirates game on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 where Mr. Schad will be throwing out the first pitch! Tickets are on sale now through the athletic department! Email Brandon Spaeth ( with any questions. Please make checks payable to Roger Bacon High School. Venmo = @RogerBacon (please comment "Reds Tickets and your name/email).
  • The next PTO meeting is on Monday, May 9th at 7:00 pm in the ITC.

Guidance Department

AP Exams

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.

Community Outreach

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:

  1. Reflect on a service site,
  2. Contact them about serving next year, and
  3. Register via the Outreach url located underneath the video graphic. All these steps are located in the packet. Registration for the next year service site must be done by May 10th, 2022. Completing the Senior Service Experience allows students to earn the Community Service Seal, a graduation requirement from the Ohio Department of Education.

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.

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

Director of Academics

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

Please note:

• 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 ( 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.

Behavior Expectations:

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.

Fine Arts Department

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

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, May 6th.

Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next meeting is Thursday, May 12th 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:

May 02-12: AP Testing
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
Aug 04: New Teacher Orientation
Aug 11-12: Freshmen Orientation Days
Aug 17: First Day of Classes for All Students