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Week of August 22

Weekly Schedule:

22 Monday August
  • Regular Schedule
23 Tuesday August
  • Regular Schedule
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball @ Norwood
  • Varsity Boys Soccer @ Indian Hill
  • Varsity Girls Tennis vs Summit Country Day @ Ross Park
24 Wednesday August
  • Mass Schedule - Opening School Mass
25 Thursday August
  • Regular Schedule
  • Coffee with Christ (7:20 am in the Spiritual Life Office)
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball vs CHCA
  • Varsity Girls Soccer vs Badin
  • Varsity Golf vs Norwood
  • Varsity Girls Tennis @ Seven Hills
26 Friday August
  • Regular Schedule
  • Varsity Football vs Aiken @ Western Hills HS
27 Saturday August
  • Varsity Girls Soccer @ Madeira
  • Varsity Boys Soccer @ Madeira
  • Varsity Cross Country (CCD Invitational) @ CCD
28 Sunday August
  • No Activities Scheduled

Announcements

  • Dr. Deb Luebbe and Principal Schad will be on Sacred Heart Radio on Monday, August 22nd at 4:05 pm. They will be talking about the Assisi Scholars Program on "Driving Home the Faith" with Fr. Rob Jack.
  • Coffee with Christ begins Thursday, August 25th, before school at 7:20 am in the Spiritual Life Office. All are welcome to come for morning prayer, fellowship, and coffee.
  • The St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Pop-up Thrift Store will be open during Flex and after school on Monday, August 29th and Tuesday, August 30th for students to shop for gently used uniform and spirit wear items. We accept cash and checks as payment, and each student is limited to five items. All proceeds help our neighbors in need with rent and utility assistance. We are still accepting donations of clean, gently used polos, skirts, sweatshirts, or t-shirts for the Thrift Store. Please bring them to the Main Office. For questions, contact Ms. Julie Vehorn at jvehorn@rogerbacon.org.
  • Cafeteria "Bonus Bucks." WG Grinders is offering a 10% "Grinder Bonus Bucks" opportunity for all families who load their student's accounts through Friday August 26th. Accounts can be loaded via check made out to WG Grinders (sent to the school) or by going to the website myschoolaccount.com and using your student’s school ID. Note: Grinder Bonus Bucks have no cash value and are only available for use in the cafeteria. Please feel free to send any questions to wggrinders@wggrindersdayton.com
  • The Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey Team is accepting new team members for the 2022-2023 school year. All incoming freshmen and all returning and new upperclassmen are invited to play underwater hockey for Roger Bacon. Students need to be able to swim, but they do not have to be an exceptional swimmer to play underwater hockey. Any student who is interested in playing underwater hockey for Roger Bacon is encouraged to speak to the team’s coach, Dr. Wittekind, in Room 33 either before or after school or email him at pwittekind@rogerbacon.org . If parents or guardians have any questions, they may also email Dr. Wittekind.
  • Grade School Nights
    - Football vs. CHCA: Friday, September 30th at 7:00 pm
    - Volleyball vs. SCD: Tuesday, September 27th at 6:30 pm
    - Girls Soccer vs. CCD: Thursday, September 15th at 5:00 pm
    - Boys Soccer vs. CCD: Thursday, September 15th at 7:00 pm

Homecoming Parade

It’s time to plan for the homecoming parade! It will take place on Friday, September 16th before the start of the Homecoming Game. If you would like to create a float for your team, or showcase and advertise your business, please email Ms. Krebs at (kkrebs@rogerbacon.org). You will need to provide your own transportation for the event.

Senate is looking for convertibles or open top cars to have our homecoming court ride through the parade in style. If you are willing and able, we would love to have some volunteers to drive the homecoming court at the front of the parade on September 16th. It will start at 5:15 pm and last an hour - driving through St. Bernard and ending at the back of Roger Bacon. We ask that you arrive at 4:30 pm for line-up in the front of the RB circle. More information will be provided closer to the event. If you would like to donate your time and your lovely car, please email Ms. Krebs at kkrebs@rogerbacon.org for further information.

Flex Period

FLEX is the last period of the day. During this time, students can attend important meetings, complete school work, study, obtain academic help, etc. To ensure this period is as beneficial as possible, please pay attention to several simple rules:

  • Electronics: Use of MP3 players, CD players, cell phones, smart watches, wireless headphones (air pods), or use of any other electrical devises are NOT permitted from 7:45 am- 2:45 pm.
  • Students should not be watching movies or other entertainment programs through streaming or downloads.
  • Students are permitted to listen to music on their iPads, through the use of wired headphones.

Cafeteria Information

WG Grinders partners with MySchoolAccount.com for the managing of our lunch service software and payments. MySchoolAccount.com offers you the ability to make deposits directly into your student’s account online or via their mobile app. Here you can track what your children have been eating for the past 30 days, transfer funds between students and have an email reminder sent to you when an account balance gets low. Deposits and payments can be made through ACH (checking/savings) or credit/debit card. We will still accept checks sent to the school (made out to WG Grinders), credit card payments at the register, and cash. Each child’s account will be updated in real time, so account balance information will be current daily.

In order to take advantage of this service, you will need to create a parent account. This requires you to:

  1. Go to www.myschoolaccount.com.
  2. Click “Create Account” on the top menu bar.
  3. Fill in the required information on the “Parent Account Sign-Up page.”
  4. Select OH for the state
  5. Create a User ID and Password
  6. Choose WG Grinders from the “School District” drop down menu.
  7. Click the “Accept” box, and then click “Signup.” An email will be sent to your email address that will contain a “verification code.”

After you receive the “verification code” you may begin to add your children’s information. To do this, you will need to:

  1. Go to www.myschoolaccount.com and login using your previously created user ID and password.
  2. Enter the “verification code” to verify your account and email address.
  3. Begin adding your children’s information according to the guidelines provided. You will need each of your children’s student ID numbers to add each student (this is the same as their school ID). Add the prefix “RB” to the beginning of the ID number to locate the account.
  4. After the students are added you will be able to make payments to the student account(s) and view transaction history.

A parent account can be linked to many children, but a child can only be linked to one parent.

We urge you to take full advantage of this system by funding your student’s account in advance online for use as a declining balance in line.

There will be a per transaction convenience fee of $2.00 at check out for checking/savings and 4.75% for credit/debit. These convenience fees are only associated to financial deposits and not necessarily purchases.

Any money that was left on your child’s account at the end of the 2021/2022 school year will show up on your new MySchoolAccount for the 2022/2023 school year automatically. There is nothing that you need to do for this to happen. Also, any money that is not spent by the end of the school year will be available the following school year.

Feel free to e-mail me with any questions.

Sincerely,
Mark Jones
IT Director
WG Grinders Catering and Cafeteria Operations
(937) 760-7346
wggrinders@wggrindersdayton.com

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: Outreach@RogerBacon.org.

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, September 2nd.

Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next meeting is Thursday, September 8th 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 rsollmann@rogerbacon.org.

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.

Students are not permitted to carry any medications (except for inhalers and epi pens). Tylenol and Ibuprofen are available to students in the nurse’s office. All other medications needed during school hours are to be kept in the nurse’s office and a Medication Authorization Form completed and signed by their physician. This form is available on the school website in Health Services or contact the nurse.

Senior students must submit documentation of receiving their Meningitis vaccine. If you have not yet done so, please send an updated vaccine record to the nurse. If you have any questions, please contact our school nurse, Karin Herold, via email or leave a voice message 513-641-1300, ext 1140.

COVID-19 Policies and Protocols

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) updated its COVID-19 guidance for students ahead of the new school year. ODH no longer recommends widespread masking and COVID testing for schools. Instead, state health officials ask people who feel ill to stay home and away from others – just as they would with other illnesses.

We also received operational guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support “safe in-person learning.” The CDC no longer recommends quarantining if a person comes into close contact with someone with the virus regardless of vaccination status. The CDC has also dropped its suggestion to keep six feet apart from others.

The CDC provided a variety of strategies for everyday operations to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

  • Stay Up-to-Date on Vaccinations. COVID-19 vaccinations help people from getting severely ill with COVID-19. Roger Bacon does not require students or staff to be vaccinated to attend school or participate in school activities and extracurriculars.

  • Stay Home When Sick. 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.

  • Ventilation. Optimizing ventilation and making improvements to indoor air quality reduces the risk of germs and contaminants spreading through the air. We have made significant improvements to the air quality throughout the school.

  • Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette. Washing hands can prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Reinforce coverings coughs and sneezes to help individuals from getting and spreading infectious diseases. Roger Bacon will provide adequate hand-washing supplies and hand-sanitizing opportunities in classrooms and high-traffic areas throughout school facilities.

  • Masking. The wearing of face coverings is not mandated. 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.

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.

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.

Important Upcoming Dates:

Sept 5, 2022: No School - Labor Day
Sept 6, 2022: PTO Meeting
Sept 7, 2022: Meet the Teacher Night
Sept 15, 2022: Grade School Night - Boys and Girls Soccer
Sept 16, 2022: Homecoming
Sept 17, 2022: Homecoming Dance
Sept 21, 2022: Grandparents Day
Sept 26, 2022: No School - Faculty Professional Development
Sept 27, 2022: Picture Day / Financial Aid Night / Grade School Night - Volleyball
Sept 30, 2022: Grade School Night - Football
Oct 4, 2022: All School Mass - Feast of St. Francis
Oct 11, 2022: PTO Meeting
Oct 14, 2022: End of 1st Quarter
Oct 19, 2022: Student-Athlete College Information Night
Oct 23, 2022: OPEN HOUSE
Oct 24, 2022: No School
Oct 25, 2022: Early Dismissal (Pre-ACT/Practice ACT/Job Shadowing)
Nov 1, 2022: All School Mass - All Saints Day
Nov 10, 2022: Veteran’s Day Assembly
Nov 11, 2022: No School - Veterans’ Day
Nov 14, 2022: PTO Meeting
Nov 18-20, 2022: Fall Play
Nov 23-28, 2022: No School - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 8, 2022: All School Mass - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Dec 8-9, 2022: Junior J.O.Y. Retreat
Dec 19-20, 2022: First semester exams
Dec 20, 2022: End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester
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 9, 2023: PTO Meeting
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
Jan 19-22, 2023: March for Life
Jan 29-Feb 3, 2023: Catholic Schools Week
Feb 1, 2023: All School Mass / Athletic College Signing Day
Feb 13, 2023: PTO Meeting
Feb 20, 2023: No School - Presidents’ Day
Feb 22, 2023: All School Mass - Ash Wednesday
Feb 28, 2023: Early Dismissal - ACT / IOWA Testing
Mar 10, 2023: End of 3rd Quarter
Mar 14, 2023: PTO Meeting
Mar 16-17, 2023: Junior J.O.Y. Retreat
Mar 17, 2023: No School - Professional Development
Mar 20, 2023: No School
Mar 22, 2023: Career Day
Mar 30-Apr 2: Spring Musical
Apr 3, 2023: PTO Meeting
Apr 5, 2023: No School - Religious In-Service Day
Apr 6-16, 2023: No School - Easter Break
Apr 10-18, 2023: Assisi Scholars Pilgrimage
Apr 22, 2023: Evening For Excellence
Apr 28, 2023: No School - PROM / Professional Development
May 1-12, 2023: AP Testing
May 5, 2023: Fine Arts Festival
May 9, 2023: PTO Meeting
May 12, 2023: Go Local / Michaela Farms / Powderpuff Football
May 15-16, 2023: Senior Exams
May 17, 2023: Senior Make-up Exams
May 18, 2023: All School Mass / Senior Lock-In
May 19, 2023: Seniors Last Day
May 21, 2023: Senior Assisi Scholar Banquet
May 22, 2023: Underclass Last Day
May 23, 2023: Underclass Exams/Graduation Practice
May 24, 2023: Underclass Exams
May 25, 2023: Baccalaureate Evening Mass & Awards
May 26, 2023: Graduation
June 6-8, 2023: Kairos