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Week of August 29

Weekly Schedule:

29 Monday August
  • Regular Schedule
  • SVDP Thrift Store
  • Drama Guild Shakespeare Workshop
30 Tuesday August
  • Regular Schedule
  • SVDP Thrift Store
  • Varsity Boys Golf vs Finneytown @ Glenview GC
  • Varsity Girls Tennis @ CHCA
31 Wednesday August
  • Regular Schedule
  • Drama Guild Shakespeare Workshop
  • Varsity Girls Soccer vs Norwood
1 Thursday September
  • Regular Schedule
  • Coffee with Christ (7:20 am in the Spiritual Life Office)
  • Varsity Boys Golf vs Cincinnati Christian Schools @ TBD
  • Varsity Girls Tennis vs Norwood @ Ross Park
  • Varsity Boys Soccer @ Badin
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball @ Summit Country Day
2 Friday September
  • Regular Schedule
  • First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
  • Varsity Football vs Newport Central Catholic
  • Freshmen Mixer (Cafeteria after football game until 11:00 pm)
3 Saturday September
  • Varsity Cross Country (Monroe Invitational) @ Monroe
  • Varsity Boys Soccer vs Beechwood
  • Varsity Girls Soccer vs McNicholas
4 Sunday September
  • No Activities Scheduled


  • The St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Pop-up Thrift Store will be open during Flex and after school until 3:15 p.m. on Monday, August 29th and Tuesday, August 30th for students to shop for gently used uniform and spirit wear items. Sophomores and Juniors may shop during flex on Monday, and Freshmen and Seniors may shop during Flex on Tuesday. All grade levels may shop after school either day. 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

  • Girls Basketball: Any girl interested in playing basketball this season is invited to a meeting during Flex on Wednesday, August 31st in the Fogarty Center. This meeting is mandatory if you plan on trying out for basketball this year. Contact Coach Finn or Coach Wiegand if you have any questions.

  • There will be a Spanish Club meeting next Friday, September 2nd in the ITC during flex. We are looking for members that are interested in having fun learning about other cultures!

  • Freshman: On Friday, September 2nd, after our home football game vs Newport Central Catholic, Student Senate is hosting a mixer in the cafeteria until 11:00 pm. Come hang out and get to know your classmates! The cost is $1 – be sure to bring your student ID. Admission is limited to Roger Bacon freshmen only. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

  • There are great volunteer opportunities right on our campus at Friars Club! Volunteer as a coach, tutor, mentor and much more. If you are interested, please contact Sandy Sieben at (513) 488-8784 or via email at

  • A Biggby Coffee Shop is opening in St. Bernard (next to Skyline Chili) and they are seeking Roger Bacon students to work at the shop. Seven students have already applied! If you are interested, applications can be picked up in the Main Office.

  • Homecoming Week is right around the corner. Themes for Homecoming Week are as follows:
    - Monday, September 12th: Pajama Day
    Tuesday, September 13th: Character Day
    Wednesday, September 14th: Country vs Country Club Day
    Thursday, September 15th: Zoo Day
    Friday, September 16th: Homecoming Shirt/Spirit Day

  • 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

  • The Cincinnati area Franciscan family welcomes you to celebrate Transitus, the passing of St. Francis of Assisi on October 3rd at 7:00 pm at the St. Anthony Friary & Shrine (5000 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223). The St. Anthony Friary community will host a reception after the service.

Remote Instruction - Expectations

At some point this year, students may need to attend Roger Bacon remotely due to COVID quarantine guidelines. In order to stay caught up with classes while on remote, please use following guidelines:

  • A parent or guardian must notify the main office in order for you to be listed as remote for the day.
  • To enter a teacher’s Zoom room, click on the link posted in your class bulletin board on SpartanLink.
  • If you are waiting to be let in to a teacher’s Zoom room, email ASAP to alert us of this issue so we can get you connected.
  • You must have your full, correct name listed in Zoom.
  • You must have your video on at all times and microphone on mute unless the teacher asks you to unmute.
  • If a you need to step away to use the restroom, use the chat function in Zoom to alert the teacher.
  • RB dress code must be observed.
  • All disciplinary expectations will be followed (no sleeping, no chewing gum or eating, etc.).

Drama Guild

  • The Drama Guild will be hosting two acting workshops for an in-depth look at Shakespeare. These workshops are a great opportunity to explore something new and help prepare for the fall play auditions. Each meeting will be reviewing acting tips for Shakespeare and going over the monologue options that will be asked for auditions. If you are interested in trying out for “Hamlet” this fall, it is highly recommended to attend the workshops. The Shakespeare Workshops are as follows:
    - Monday, August 29th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm in the FAC
    - Wednesday, August 31st, 3:30 pm in the FAC (immediately following the Drama Guild meeting)

  • The RB Drama Guild’s first meeting is on Wednesday, August 31st at 3:30 pm in the FAC. Come get all the information for the full drama season including more information on our two productions; the Thespian Honors Society; how to participate in the Cappies Critics program; audition materials, and more. Afterwards, stay for an in-depth study of Shakespeare monologues during one of our Shakespeare workshops to get ready for “Hamlet.” All are welcome!

  • Auditions for RB Drama Guild’s fall production of Shakespeare “Hamlet” will begin on Tuesday September 6th. Sign-up sheets for cast auditions will be available the week before. Crew applications will be available online. For specific information about the audition process, be sure to attend the Drama Guild meeting on Wednesday, August 31st or follow any of the RB Drama Guild socials online. See Ms. Stuard with any questions.

Guidance Department

  • Parents of Seniors: On Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 pm we will host a Virtual College Financial Aid Night. A recording of the presentation will be available on our website if you are not able to attend.
  • Parents of Student Athletes: On Wednesday, October 19th at 7:00 pm we will host a Student Athlete Information Night. The program will include a presentation from an NCAA Compliance office about athletic scholarships, as well as a panel of RB Alumni student-athletes and parents of student-athletes to share their experiences with the recruiting process.
  • There are already 23 colleges scheduled to visit Roger Bacon this fall, and that list will continue to grow! Check for updates on Naviance and register to meet with these College Admissions Representatives. Fall is a great time to visit colleges in person. Seniors have THREE college visit days they can use – remember to get the form signed and turned in to Mr. McCoy one week in advance of your visit.
  • Follow the counselors on twitter at @RBGuidance for updates!

Meet the Teacher Night

Meet the Teacher Night is Wednesday, September 7th.

The doors open at 6:30 pm and the events starts at 6:45 pm in the Fine Arts Center.

Parents will follow their student's schedule (with the exception of Flex period). Each period will be 8 minutes with a 5 minute passing bell between classes.

Please bring your student's schedule. Printed versions are available upon request.

Parent can also attend virtually by using the Zoom account located in the teacher profile section of SpartanLink. Students should be very familiar with this Zoom link (it is how we do remote instruction) and should be able to provide assistance.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

Time (pm) - Activity/Notes

6:30 - Doors open for parent arrival and schedule pick-up in the FAC.
6:45 - Opening Prayer
6:50 - Principal’s Address
7:00 - Parents are dismissed to follow the daily schedule for their student
7:05 – 7:13 - 1st Period
7:18 – 7:26 - 2nd Period
7:31 – 7:39 - 3rd Period
7:44 – 7:52 - 4th Period
7:57 – 8:05 - 5th Period
8:10 – 8:18 - 6th Period
8:23 – 8:31 - 7th Period

Homecoming Parade

  • Our homecoming parade takes place on Friday, September 16th before the start of the Homecoming football game vs McNicholas. If you would like to create a float for your team, or showcase and advertise your business, please email Ms. Krebs at ( 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 for further information.

Community Outreach

Tuesdays with Vincent

  • Throughout this year, each junior will service once at the Saint Vincent de Paul near Over-the-Rhine as a pantry escort. They will accompany neighbors in food selection through social interaction. Like Saint Francis of Assisi, this opportunity allows students to reach out and embrace the “lepers” of today – the homeless, the hungry, the struggling. We call this program “Tuesdays with Vincent.”
  • Juniors will sign up via a sign-up genius, which was e-mailed to them Wednesday, August 25th to select ONE DAY on a Tuesday. By now, you have received their permission form. Please select for them to drive/carpool with another student OR use the school provided transportation. Juniors are responsible for signing up for the day they desire that fits their schedule and transportation needs. Any question may be directed to Mr. Zlatic at

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:

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 for the managing of our lunch service software and payments. 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.
  • Questions? Contact Mark Jones, IT Director, WG Grinders Catering and Cafeteria Operations, at or via phone at (937) 760-7346.

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

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: Hoxworth Blood drive / 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