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Week of May 16

Weekly Schedule:

16 Monday May
  • Regular Schedule
17 Tuesday May
  • Go Local Schedule (Dismissal is at 2:45 pm)
  • Varsity Track (Field Events) @ New Richmond (Sectionals)
  • Elementary School Band Concert (FAC)
18 Wednesday May
  • Regular Schedule
  • Varsity Boys Volleyball vs West Clermont (Senior Night)
  • Varsity Baseball vs East Clinton @ Ross Park (Sectionals)
  • St. Clement Play (FAC)
19 Thursday May
  • Regular Schedule
  • Senior Dress Down Day
  • Senior Lock-In
  • Varsity Track (Running Events) @ New Richmond (Sectionals)
20 Friday May
  • Assembly Schedule - Senior Assembly
  • Seniors' Last Day (Dismissal after the assembly)
21 Saturday May
  • Varsity Track (Running Events) @ New Richmond (Sectionals)
22 Sunday May
  • RB Performing Arts Awards (7:00 pm in the FAC)


  • Any students interested in running Cross Country next fall should see Coach Ochs-Naderer in the Admissions Office to get a packet of information about summer training, camp, and more. Please email her if you have any questions: All grade levels are welcome, and no previous running experience is required!
  • The Powderpuff game is on May 17th, and Powderpuff shirts are on sale now! Any senior or junior can buy a Powderpuff shirt before or after school in Mr. Wiegand’s classroom (room 43). The shirts are $10.
  • Tuition and fees need to be paid by Friday, May 20th. Please contact our Business Office with any questions.
  • Please ensure cafeteria balances are paid by Friday, May 20th. If there are any questions, please contact W.g. Grinders. Contact information is on the Principal’s Weekly (below).
  • The RB Performing Arts Awards, or “Performies,” will be held on Sunday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm in the FAC. This event is open to all students who participated in band, choir, or drama throughout the school year. Individual emails with details and info were sent directly to students involved. We invite family members of the performing arts students to attend our end-of-year celebration where we recognize the hard work, dedication, and talents of the students – including National Awards recognition for our graduating seniors. Students should check their emails for RSVP information.
  • Senior exams are on Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th.
  • Warner Brothers Studios will be filming scenes from an upcoming movie "Turtles All The Way Down," based on a book written by John Green at Roger Bacon. The school (main building) and the Fogarty Center will be closed on Monday, June 6th and Tuesday, June 7th, to accommodate filming.

Go Local Day

On Tuesday, May 17th, Roger Bacon will participate in the fourth annual Go Local day. The whole day is dedicated to service of our neighbors. Seniors and sophomores signed-up for their teams last week. Juniors will be in Oldenburg, IN for the morning, but will return for the Powderpuff football game. Freshmen will be with senior leaders in freshmen communities. Here are a few things you need to know about our Go Local service day:

  • Most projects will be outside in the heat and clothing possibly get dirty.
  • Shoes need to be outdoor, closed toe, work shoes (e.g., tennis shoes or boots)
  • A water bottle is highly recommended.
  • Work gloves are highly recommended.
  • A hat is permitted.
  • Sunscreen is suggested. Be ready to work outside.
  • Wear a Roger Bacon top.
  • Any bottoms are permitted as long as they are school appropriate and modest.
  • Friday morning, report to your flex rooms for attendance. Instructions will be given from flex rooms. If you are late, come to the main office at RB for signing in and instructions.
  • The school day begins at 7:45 am and dismisses at 2:45 pm.
  • Lunch will be provided.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 7:45 am - Attendance - Report to Flex room 1st period
  • 8:10 am: Mass in the FAC
  • 9:30 - 11:45 am - Go Local service
  • 11:45 am - Service reflection (at sites)
  • 12:00 pm - Pick-up lunch in the cafeteria and walk to the stadium
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch at the stadium
  • 1:00 pm - Powderpuff Football Game
  • 2:25 pm - Return to school
  • 2:45 pm - Dismissal

Senior Week

The schedule for Senior Week is as follows:

  • Monday, May 16th: College / Next Year Dress Down Day / Senior Flex Rooms (2-3) to Dairy Queen
  • Tuesday, May 17th: Donuts for Breakfast / Powderpuff Football Game
  • Wednesday, May 18th: PTO-sponsored “Senior Skip Day” / Seniors to Kings Island
  • Thursday, May 19th: Senior T-Shirt Dress Down Day / Anything But a Backpack Day / Senior Lock-In
  • Friday, May 20th: Breakfast / Senior Assembly / College Signings / Early Dismissal for Seniors

Fine Arts Department

Cappie Awards Gala

The RB Drama Guild’s production of “Newsies” will be performing at the Aronoff Center the night of the Cappie Awards Gala on Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 pm. Individual tickets cost $25. If you have not already pre-ordered a ticket and are interested in attending, you may purchase your own ticket using the following link: Contact Mr. Montgomery ( with any questions.

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

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.

Roger Bacon 2022 Summer School

Students who fail a core course for the year will be required to make up that credit in summer school. Roger Bacon is providing online summer school for students through Schoology for Theology and through Apex for all other classes.

Students must attend an on campus orientation session on Friday, June 3rd, at 9:00 am.

• Summer school for Theology takes place June 6 – 17.

• Summer school for all other subjects runs June 6 – July 1.

• Course work may be completed online from home or on Roger Bacon’s campus. All tests must be taken on campus, proctored by a Roger Bacon faculty member. The Roger Bacon ITC will be available for students to work on their courses or take assessments 8:00 am – noon, Monday through Thursday.

The cost is $200 per course. Checks may be made out to Roger Bacon High School. Please write “Summer School” on the purpose line.

• Students who need to retain their iPads in order to complete summer school must request this by contacting Mr. Zlatic at iPads must be returned to school by July 1st.

Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey Summer Camp

In July 2022, the Roger Bacon High School Underwater Hockey Team will host its 14th annual Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey summer camp for incoming (or rising) 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and incoming Roger Bacon freshmen. Current junior high students will have fun learning the fundamentals of the exciting and unique sport of underwater hockey. The camp will be from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm beginning on Monday, July 11th and running through Friday, July 15th. The camp will be held at Xavier University in the O’Connor Sports Center pool. The cost is $100, and checks should be made payable to “Roger Bacon High School.” The deadline to register for our camp is Friday, June 24.

Any family with an incoming 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student or an incoming Roger Bacon freshmen who loves to swim and who would like to try underwater hockey should contact Coach Paul “Doc” Wittekind at for information and details about this summer’s underwater hockey summer camp.

Interested families may also register their child for our Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey summer camp at:
See you in the pool!
Paul “Doc” Wittekind

Main Office - Summer Hours

During the summer, the Main Office will be open from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon) Mondays through Thursdays. The office is closed on Fridays. Normal office hours (7:30 am - 3:30 pm) will resume on Monday, August 1st.

The specific schedule is as follows:

  • June 6-9: Open from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 10: Closed
  • June 13-16: Open from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 17: Closed
  • June 20-23: Open from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 24: Closed
  • June 27-30: Open from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 1: Closed
  • July 4: Closed
  • July 5-7: Open from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 8: Closed
  • July 11-14: Open from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 15-29: Entire building closed for maintenance
  • August 1: Normal office hours resume

Guidance Department

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

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:

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, June 3rd.

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

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.

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.

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.
  • 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 23-24, 2022: Senior Exams
May 25, 2022: Early Dismissal - Underclass Last Day of School
May 26-27, 2022: Underclass Exams
May 30, 2022: No School - Memorial Day
May 31, 2022: End of 4th Quarter/2nd Semester
Jun 1, 2022: Graduation Mass and Awards Ceremony
Jun 2, 2022: Graduation
Jun 3, 2022: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
Jun 7-9, 2022: Kairos
Jun 9, 2022: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Jun 15, 2022: Board of Directors Meeting
Jun 26, 2022: LaRosa Hall of Fame Banquet (FAC)
Jul 14, 2022: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Jul 15-29, 2022: School and Fogerty Center Closed for Maintenance
Aug 4, 2022: New Teacher Orientation
Aug 5, 2022: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
Aug 11: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Aug 15-16: Faculty/Staff Professional Development Days
Aug 17: First Day of Classes for All Students
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