- Regular Schedule
- Community Outreach: Archbishop Leibold Home
- Varsity Bowling vs Clark Montessori @ Madison Bowl
- Regular Schedule
- Community Outreach Project: Tuesdays with Vincent
- Catholic School Week - Mass at the Cathedral
- Varsity Girls Basketball vs Chaminade Julienne (Senior Night)
- Varsity Swimming vs Harrison @ St. Bernard (Senior Night)
- Mass Schedule - Catholic School Week All-School Mass
- Varsity Girls Basketball @ North College Hill
- Varsity Wrestling vs Connor/Highlands @ Connor
- Regular Schedule
- Coffee with Christ (7:20 am in the Spiritual Life Office)
- Regular Schedule
- First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
- Varsity Boys Basketball @ McNicholas
- Varsity Girls Basketball vs Newport Central Catholic
- Varsity Swimming (MVC Championships) @ TBA
- Varsity Wrestling (Trailblazer Invitational) @ National Trail HS
- Registration paperwork for returning students for the 2023-24 school year has been mailed - please look for registration information next week in the mail. Questions? Please contact Mary Beth Hausfeld in the Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Catholic Schools Week starts on Sunday, January 29th and runs through Saturday, February 3rd. Please see below for a complete listing of Catholic School Week activities.
- Saint Vincent de Paul is having a drive for personal care items and cleaning supplies from January 30th - February 3rd. Most needed items include toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, razors, shampoo and conditioner, body wash and hand soap, toilet paper, laundry detergent pods, dish soap, and disinfectant spray/wipes. The Flex room from each grade level with the most donations will win a dress down day. Thank you for your generosity and willingness to help your neighbors.
- Senior Parents: Please check your email for an important message regarding the 2022-2023 yearbook. Please email email@example.com by February 10th with your response, or if you have any questions. Thank you!
- Upcoming Senior Nights are as follows:
Tuesday, January 31st: Swimming and Girls’ Basketball
Tuesday, February 7th: Academic Team
Wednesday, February 8th: Bowling
Thursday, February 9th: Wrestling
Friday, February 10th: Boys’ Basketball and Cheerleading
- The finale for RBs Got Talent is on Friday, February 16th!
- Now that many seniors have received their college acceptances, it’s time to start getting scholarships to pay for college! There are several scholarships already listed on the guidance website (under the “Academics” tab) – check it out regularly to see all of the updates. Scholarship updates can also be found on our twitter account @RBGuidance.
- Kenzie's Closet is nonprofit organization that provides prom dresses and accessories to high school students at no cost to those who are in current financial or personal need. Please see Ms. Smith in the Guidance Office for more information about receiving prom dress assistance. Also, Kenzie's Closet is looking for high school volunteers to assist with boutique activities. High school volunteers are needed to help with stocking of dresses and helping with our shoe room and jewelry counter as well as providing valuable peer feedback and support.
- The Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey Team will have a fundraising night at the Buffalo Wings and Rings in Finneytown (Winton Road at the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway) on Monday, February 20th. Between 5:00 and 8:00 pm, 10% of the food sales will be donated to the Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey Team. Please tell your family, friends, and neighbors! Hope to see you there!
- Parents: This is a reminder that students are not permitted to carry medications (ONLY exceptions are inhalers and epi pens). This includes over the counter as well as prescription medications. The nurse’s office stocks Ibuprofen and Tylenol for students. All medications need to be dispensed under the supervision of our school nurse. Students are not permitted to dispense any medications to themselves or other students. If there are any questions, please contact our school nurse, Karin Herold, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Schools Week
Friday, January 27: Students receive “passports” in theology classes. The passports will be used for the next 2 weeks, as students can participate in various spiritual life activities happening around the school throughout the 2 week period. Each time the student participates, a stamp will be given on the passport. If a student has 8 or more stamps signifying participation in the events, he/she will receive a Chick-fil-a breakfast on a date TBD. All students (teachers & staff) are encouraged to participate in activities that make us unique and blessed to be a Franciscan Catholic school!
All week: Saint Vincent de Paul collection during flex!
Sunday, January 29: Students can take a selfie @ church with RB spirit wear
submitted to theology teachers via Spartanlink assignment submission. Make sure to offer up thanksgiving at mass/service for being a member of a Catholic school!
Monday, January 30:
~Adoration all day in the FAC. Students will attend during all Theology classes. Parents/alumni will be present for hour increments to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament, praying for the RB community.
~Video Conference with Archbishop. Members of God Squad will participate in the video conference.
Tuesday, January 31st:
~Liturgy of the Hours: 7:15 am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
~Cathedral Liturgy at St. Peters in Chains. God Squad students to attend.
~Grade School Teacher Letter Writing During Flex
~Teacher Appreciation: Breakfast in the morning; raffle all day over announcements
~Dress Down Day in Class Color! For the Feast of St. Francis celebration this year, we assigned colors to each class. You can wear those colors again! Freshmen – green; Sophomores – yellow/gold; Juniors – brown; Seniors - white; Faculty/Staff - blue.
Wednesday, February 1st:
~All School Liturgy (off campus lunch – seniors): Teachers/staff Years of Service Awards presented/Special presentation at mass/Special message to alumni & benefactors!
~Faculty/Staff Community Lunch – ITC
~Salvation Sandwiches after school in Spiritual Life Office
Thursday, February 2nd:
~Coffee with Christ: 7:20 am in the Spiritual Life Office (Come start the day with prayer!)
~Saints Trivia Game - Life of Saint clues will be given at the top of every bell and students are encouraged to figure out what saint it is, submitting answers during Flex
for a chance to win a gift card!
Friday, February 3rd:
~Dress Down Day ($1.00 participation): Collection is for Junior Theology Kiva mini microloans projects
~Art Prayer: During Flex in the ITC
- Is the winter weather making you wish for summer? Check out the Guidance website for our 2023-2024 Summer Programming list. This list will be updated regularly as we receive information about programs for this summer. https://www.rogerbacon.org/academics/guidance-counseling/summer-programs
- Now that many seniors have received their college acceptances, it’s time to start getting scholarships to pay for college! There are several scholarships already listed on the Guidance website (under the “Academics” tab) – check it out regularly to see all of the updates. Scholarship updates can also be found on our twitter account @RBGuidance.
- Anthony Munoz Foundation Scholarship/AMF NKU Scholarship.
Developed through Anthony and his family’s passion to help deserving students reach their dreams of attending a local college or university, the Foundation’s Scholarship Fund awards multiple $20,000 scholarships to select Tri-State high school seniors.
Scholarship Fund Information:
Applications for the 2023 Scholarship will be accepted through May 1, 2023.
- Application Process
- Students must apply for the Scholarship Fund
- Eligibility Requirements
- Any high school senior attending a high school within AMF’s Area of Impact
- Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 OR a minimum composite ACT score of 18
- Students must have freshman standing by the fall of 2023 to an Eligible Tri-State College/University or NKU.
- Students must demonstrate a desire and intent to overcome adversity, financial need, high academic standing and a leadership role in the community
- 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!
Evening for Excellence
The Evening for Excellence (EFE) is Roger Bacon’s primary fundraiser and will be held this year on April 22nd. In order to have a successful EFE, we are in need of items for our silent and live auctions. If you have items you received for Christmas that you don’t want or think you will use, send them in to us for the EFE. If you liked all your gifts but can donate items to fill baskets or offer as single auction items, please help us.
We are hoping to offer auction items in these categories: Sports – Wine and Spirits – Kitchen – Holidays – Home and Garden – Art – Jewelry – Special Events (tickets to plays, sporting events, movie theaters, etc.). Single items, such as small appliances, make great auction items. Gift cards, cash donations (used to buy items to complete a package), and Roger Bacon items are most welcome.
Please know that all donations, large or small, are very appreciated.
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.
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 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.
Inclement Weather Instructions
As we approach possible inclement weather, the procedures we follow to notify our school community that we have either canceled or delayed the school day are contained below.
If a decision is made to delay or cancel school, you will be notified in 3 different ways:
- Utilizing the Springmyer Communications Network, the school closure information will be provided to WLW/TV Ch 5; WCPO/TV Ch 9; WCRC/TV Ch 12; WXIX/TV Ch 19; WSTR/TV Ch 64, and Cinci.com.
- A phone call will be made using our normal call system. Please ensure your phone numbers are up-to-date.
- An email message will be set to all students.
We will try and make the decision as early as possible so there is sufficient time to make necessary arrangements at home.
When members of our school community are traveling in inclement weather, safety is of paramount importance. Anticipate travel delays and leave home with sufficient time to make it to school safely and on time.
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 email@example.com
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 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.).
- 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, February 3rd.
- Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next meeting is Thursday, February 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.com 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:
Feb 9: Alumni Association Meeting
Feb 13: PTO Meeting
Feb 15: Board of Directors Meeting
Feb 17: Talent Show Assembly / Sadie Hawkins Dance
Feb 20: No School - Presidents’ Day
Feb 21-23: Kairos
Feb 22: All School Mass - Ash Wednesday
Feb 28: Early Dismissal - ACT / IOWA Testing
Mar 3: First Friday Mass
Mar 10: End of 3rd Quarter / Senior-Parent Dance
Mar 14: PTO Meeting
Mar 16-17: Junior J.O.Y. Retreat
Mar 17: No School - Professional Development
Mar 20: No School
Mar 22: Career Day
Mar 24: Blood Drive
Mar 28: College Information Night (Virtual)(7:00 pm)
Mar 30-Apr 2: Spring Musical - "We Will Rock You"
Apr 3: PTO Meeting
Apr 5: No School - Religious In-Service Day
Apr 6-16: No School - Easter Break
Apr 10-15: San Juan Bautista Pilgrimage
Apr 10-18: Assisi Scholars Pilgrimage
Apr 22: Evening For Excellence
Apr 28: No School - PROM / Professional Development
May 1-12: AP Testing
May 5: Fine Arts Festival
May 9: PTO Meeting
May 12: Go Local / Michaela Farms / Powderpuff Football
May 15-16: Senior Exams
May 17: Senior Make-up Exams
May 18: All School Mass / Senior Lock-In
May 19: Seniors Last Day
May 21: Senior Assisi Scholar Banquet
May 22: Underclass Last Day
May 23: Underclass Exams/Graduation Practice
May 24: Underclass Exams
May 25: Baccalaureate Evening Mass & Awards
May 26: Graduation
May 30-June 1: Kairos