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Week of May 30

Weekly Schedule:

30 Monday May
  • No School - Memorial Day
31 Tuesday May
  • No School - Summer Break
  • Underclass Make-Up Exams
  • End of 4th Quarter / Second Semester
  • Graduation Practice (8:30 am in the cafeteria)
1 Wednesday June
  • No School - Summer Break
  • Graduation Mass/Awards Ceremony (8:30 am in the Carol Dauwe Fine Arts Center)
2 Thursday June
  • No School - Summer Break
  • Varsity Baseball vs Reading @ Wright State University (Regionals)
  • Graduation (7:00 pm in the Thomas J. Fogarty Center)
3 Friday June
  • First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
  • Summer School Orientation Meeting (9:00 am in the ITC)
  • Varsity Track @ Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus (State)
4 Saturday June
  • Varsity Track @ Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus (State)
5 Sunday June
  • No Activities Scheduled


  • Seniors: If you did not pick up your graduation yard sign, it is in the Admissions Office.
  • Roger Bacon’s St. Vincent de Paul Conference is now collecting clean, gently used uniform items and spirit wear. Please bring donations to the main office. These items will be sold at the annual RB Pop-Up Thrift Store in August. Questions? Contact Julie Vehorn at
  • There is no school on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th.
  • Seniors: Several important upcoming dates:
    - Tuesday, May 31st: Graduation Practice
    Wednesday, June 1st: Graduation Mass/Awards Ceremony
    Thursday, June 2nd: Graduation
  • Students taking summer school courses at Roger Bacon must attend an on campus orientation session on Friday, June 3rd, at 9:00 am in the ITC.
  • 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.

Graduation Information

Graduation Practice. All seniors must report for graduation practice on Tuesday, May 31st at 8:30 am in the RB cafeteria. Practice will conclude by approximately 10:30 am. The normal school dress code must be observed this day. Failure to attend practice may result in your son or daughter not being able to participate in commencement.

Graduation Mass and Awards Ceremony.

  • The graduation mass and awards ceremony will be Wednesday, June 1st at 8:30 am. The mass and awards ceremony will take place in the Carol Dauwe Fine Arts Center.
  • Each senior is welcome to bring two guests, usually parents/guardians. It is not appropriate for a graduate to bring a boyfriend or girlfriend. Guests should arrive at Roger Bacon no later than 8:20 am.
  • Seniors will process to the Fine Arts Center from the cafeteria. They should meet in the cafeteria no later than 8:10 am.
  • Caps and gowns are to be worn for mass with appropriate attire.
  • The awards ceremony will immediately follow mass. The program will conclude at approximately 10:00 am. All seniors and their guests are invited to join us for a reception afterwards in the cafeteria.


  • Graduation will be Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm in the Fogarty Center. Seniors are to report to the cafeteria no later than 6:30 pm, and commencement exercises will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.
  • Each senior will be receiving seven (7) tickets. Guests’ attendance at graduation will be by ticket only. Only seniors who are on course to actually graduate and participate in the program will be receiving tickets. Additionally, if you will not be using all seven tickets, please return any extra tickets you may have in order that larger families may be accommodated. Graduation tickets will be distributed at graduation practice.
  • The graduation exercises are a formal occasion, and appropriate behavior of the graduates and guests is expected. In order to allow each student to have his or her moment of recognition, and in keeping with the solemnity of the occasion, we ask that all guests refrain from cheering, shouting, or any other kinds of verbal displays until invited to do so.

Appropriate Attire for Seniors. Gentlemen must wear a dress shirt, tie, long trousers, socks, and dress shoes under the graduation gown. They must be clean shaven and are to wear no earrings. Ladies must wear dresses, skirts, or dress pants and shoes. Colors should be pale pastels or soft colors. This attire is a must for the graduation mass, awards ceremony, and graduation exercises. Students not in compliance will not be permitted to participate.

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 in the ITC.

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

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

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

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:

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