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Week of August 1

Weekly Schedule:

1 Monday August
  • No School - Summer Break
2 Tuesday August
  • No School - Summer Break
3 Wednesday August
  • No School - Summer Break
4 Thursday August
  • No School - Summer Break
  • New Faculty Orientation
5 Friday August
  • No School - Summer Break
  • First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
  • Varsity Golf (Reading Invitational) @ Meadow Links GC
6 Saturday August
  • No Activities Scheduled
7 Sunday August
  • No Activities Scheduled


  • The Main Office resumes normal hours (7:30 am - 3:30 pm) on Monday, August 1st.
  • Roger Bacon’s St. Vincent de Paul Conference is 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
  • First Friday Mass. Mass is at 8:15 am in the Carol Dauwe Fine Arts Center. Pastries and coffee are served after Mass. Contact a fellow alum and enjoy a morning of prayer and fellowship. The next First Friday Mass is on Friday, August 5th.
  • Back-to-School Spirit Shop Hours are as follows:
    - August 8 - 13: 9:00 am - noon
    - August 15 and 16: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
  • The schedule for fall team pictures is as follows:
    - Tuesday, August 9th: Golf & Girls Tennis
    - Wednesday, August 10th: Girls Volleyball & Boys Soccer
    - Saturday, August 10th: Cross Country, Girls Soccer & Football

iPad Pickup

  • iPad pickup for returning sophomores, juniors and seniors will take place in the ITC on Monday, August 8th from 3:00 – 6:00 pm and Tuesday, August 9th, from 9:00 am – noon. Students should park in the back parking lot and enter through the breezeway doors when picking up iPads.
  • iPads for incoming freshmen will be issued during Freshmen Orientation. There is a mandatory Freshmen Parent iPad Meeting on Thursday, August 11th at either 8:00 am or 6:00 pm in the Fine Arts Center.

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 is Friday, August 5th.

Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next meeting is Thursday, August 11th 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:

Aug 8-9: iPad Pickup
Aug 11: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in ITC)
Aug 11-12: Freshmen Orientation
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