- Mass Schedule - All Saints Day
- Regular Schedule
- College Visit: Wright State University - Main Campus (Room 22 during Flex)
- Regular Schedule
- Coffee with Christ (7:20 am in the Spiritual Life Office)
- Picture Retake Day
- College Visit: Eastern Kentucky University (Room 22 during Flex)
- Community Outreach Project: Salvation Sandwiches
- Varsity Girls Volleyball vs Mercy McAuley @ Vandalia Butler (Regional Semifinals - 7:30 pm)
- Regular Schedule
- Freshmen Service Day (1/4 Class)
- First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
- College Visit: Berea College (Room 22 during Flex)
- Girls Volleyball vs Badin @ Vandalia Butler (Regional Finals)
- Alumni Awards Dinner (5:00 pm in FAC)
- Community Outreach Project: Trash OTR
- Daylight Savings Time Ends - Set Clocks Back 1 Hour
- Congratulations to the Girls Volleyball Team which advanced to the regional semifinals (Sweet 16)! They play Mercy McAuley on Thursday, November 3rd at 7:30 pm at Vandalia Butler HS. Tickets for the match can be bought at https://www.ohsaa.org/tickets.
- Halloween is on Monday, October 31st and students are permitted to dress in a costume that day. If you choose not to dress in a costume, then you must wear our standard school uniform. If you find yourself questioning whether or not something is school appropriate...don’t wear it. We encourage everyone to participate with the following specifics:
- Masks are permitted, but not during class time
- No hoodies are permitted
- Costumes cannot have a demonic theme, must be modest and no weapons of any kind are permitted.
- Tuesday, November 1st is the grand opening for Biggby Coffee in St. Bernard! It is located next to Skyline Chili! Biggby Coffee is donating $1 from each drink sold to the local high schools in St. Bernard - including Roger Bacon! Please stop by the grand opening, enjoy a cup of coffee, and help support RB!
- Sophomores: Jostens will be here during both lunch periods to collect any class ring orders on Wednesday, November 2nd. Class rings can also be ordered online using the following link:
- Seniors: Jostens will be here to get measurements for caps and gowns on Wednesday, November 2nd during flex. They will be handing out graduation announcement order forms as well. Jostens will be here on Tuesday, November 8th during both lunch periods to collect any graduation announcement orders.
- On Wednesday, November 3rd, the Roger Bacon "Book of Life" will be on display in observance of All Souls Day. Anyone visiting Roger Bacon is free to write in the book the names of loved ones who died so they can be remembered in our prayers.
- Berea College’s No-Tuition Promise: Qualifying students can attend Berea College at little or no cost to you and your family. No student pays tuition at Berea. Sign up for the November 4th college visit to learn more!
- Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 6th. Make sure to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday!
- Veterans! Student Senate would like to invite you to our Veterans Day Assembly and a light breakfast at RB on the morning of November 10th to honor your service to our country. We will have a light breakfast starting at 8:30 am with a short assembly starting at 9:00 am. You are asked to arrive between 8:15 and 8:45 am to check in. You can park in the back or side lot of the school and check in at the Fogerty Lobby. If you would like to attend or have any questions, please call 513-641-1313 and ask for Liz Farmer.
- There is no school on Friday, November 11th in honor of Veterans' Day.
- Applications for the San Juan Bautista Pilgrimage are due to Dr. Luebbe on Tuesday, November 15th.
- FACTS forms for financial aid for the 2023/24 school year are due on Monday, November 21st.
Picture Retake Day
Picture retakes will be Thursday, November 3rd. Photos will start at 9:30 am (3rd bell) in Fogarty Center.
Retakes are for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors only. Students and staff who were absent on picture day or wish to have their picture retaken should plan to come to the Fogarty Center when called on announcements.
- If you are retaking the photo because you don’t like your first photo, bring the old envelope with the photos with you on Retake Day. This will be your ticket for the new ones.
- If you were absent the day of photos, see Ms. Krebs in room 35 for a picture order form.
- This is the last day to have your photo taken for the yearbook, so please do not miss school!
- Seniors – See Ms. Krebs if you have questions about retakes.
Dress code rules are below. You can change back into your uniform after photos.
- Dress, romper/jumpsuit, or skirt of appropriate length (same expectations as the school skirt) or dress pants
- You are permitted to wear your school skirt or pants as your picture will only be taken from waist up
- No stretch pants, leggings or tight pants or jeans of any kind
- For your top, make sure shoulders are covered and is not low cut, and does not contain words or graphics.
- Dress pants; no jeans or stretch pants
- You must wear a collared shirt with a tie - no exceptions. If you do not own a tie, please let Ms. Krebs know as soon as possible.
San Juan Bautista Pilgrimage
This Easter break (April 2023), Roger Bacon students will travel to northern California for an all-expenses paid pilgrimage to the Franciscan missions. This trip will include visits to the San Juan Bautista mission as well as missions in Monterey, Carmel and San Francisco. These missions serve as historical and cultural treasures which highlight the history and archelogy of early-California and Native American cultures.
Students selected for this pilgrimage will be current Roger Bacon juniors not in theAssisi Scholar Program who are in good academic and behavioral standing, have shown involvement in the school community, and demonstrate a commitment to the Franciscan values on which the school was founded.
Juniors interested in this pilgrimage must submit a written application to Dr. Luebbe in the ITC no later than November 15th. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Luebbe at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the San Juan Pilgrimage Program can be found on our website.
Financial Aid for School Year 2023/24
Roger Bacon High School believes the cost of a parochial education should not be a deterrent for your family. For the 2022-2023 school year, Roger Bacon High School awarded more than 1.4 million dollars in scholarships and financial assistance to approximately 60% of the student body.
Tuition assistance is given on the basis of need determined by an independent analysis of your family's ability to pay tuition. If you are unable to pay full tuition, the Business Office attempts to supply the aid necessary that will allow you to receive a Roger Bacon education.
All applications for tuition assistance (FACTS forms) should be submitted directly to FACTS, which then forwards the information to the Business Office at Roger Bacon High School for evaluation. All applications for financial aid are held in the strictest confidence. The FACTS forms are due November 21, 2022. The FACTS application for the 2023-2024 school year can be found here https://online.factsmgt.com/si... or on our website.
If you have any questions, please contact our Business Office at (513) 641-1300.
PTO Fundraiser That Will "Knock Your Socks Off!"
The Roger Bacon PTO has partnered with Sock Religious and That One Sheep Shirt
to bring you an opportunity that will “knock your socks off”!
- Starting immediately and running until November 17th, you can purchase socks, shirts, mugs and stickers that honor your favorite saints with just a little twist. The socks are approved to wear with your school uniform so find your favorite pair and show off that flair!
- Please visit https://stores.inksoft.com/rbhs/shop/home to see the entire selection and find your perfect pair or shirt. Each item has a description about that saint to help you find just the right match (and learn a little about them too). And of course, there are Franciscan items in there!
- Now here’s the enticement! When you place an order, you will be asked which class you are supporting (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior). The class level with the most orders placed will receive a special treat via the PTO. Will it be out of uniform? Will it be food? Will it be a special event? We will see!
- Orders can be shipped directly to you for a fee or they can be shipped to school to go home with a student (please add name on order). There is no cost if you select shipping to the school. All items will be at RB, sorted and delivered to students before Christmas break.
- Feel free to share the link with family and friends as any of the items on here will make great Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. Any questions can be directed to email@example.com. Thank you and happy shopping!
Please consider adding Roger Bacon Athletics to your Kroger Plus Card for their Community Rewards program! This does not take long at all to sign up and does not take away any fuel points. We are in 240 households currently and set a goal of getting that to 300 by the end of this school year! Easy steps can be found below.
Here is how to sign up:
- visit https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow
- sign in OR create your FREE online account
- Go to “My Account” then select “Community Rewards” on the left tab
- Search for “Roger Bacon Athletic Association” or enter our organization ID which is FL801
Click here to watch a video on how to do this!
- The Ohio Knights of Columbus is offering a $1000 scholarship to students who attend an Ohio Catholic high school. Applicants must be a practicing Catholic and have at least a 2.5 GPA. Information and access to the scholarship application is on the Guidance website (under “Academics” on the RB website) and is posted on the Guidance Bulletin Board across from the office. The deadline to apply is November 25, 2022.
- 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!
Freshmen Service Day
Freshmen year is a time in which Roger Bacon would like to provide students with the opportunity to learn more about our Christian call to serve. This will happen in two parts. First, freshmen had their Freshman Community Day called Koinonia on August 13, 2021 to help them reflect on the connection between faith and service. Second, we divide the freshman class into quarters for a Freshman Service Day. Your child will be participating on an assigned service day in Over-the-Rhine that are:
- September 30, 2022: Accurso - Geraci
- October 10, 2022: Gipson - Lewis
- October 17, 2022: Lowery - Sandoval
- November 4, 2022: Scanlon - Wong
The Sophomore Service Day happens in the second semester. The entire sophomore class participate in service on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Details and sign up will occur the latter part of first semester. Students will receive details via email and theology classes. More information will roll out November of 2022.
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 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 PZlatic@RogerBacon.org
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.).
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.
- 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, November 4th.
- Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next meeting is Thursday, November 10th 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 email@example.com.
- 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.
- Questions? Contact Mark Jones, IT Director, WG Grinders Catering and Cafeteria Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (937) 760-7346.
- 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:
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 (Hamlet)
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 21-23: Kairos
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
May 30-June 1: Kairos