- Regular Schedule
- AP Test: United States Government and Politics
- Varsity Softball @ Seven Hills
- Varsity Lacrosse vs Madeira
- Varsity Track (CHCA Invitational) @ CHCA
- Varsity Boys Volleyball vs Fairfield (Senior Night)
- Regular Schedule
- AP Test: Psychology
- Community Outreach Opportunity: Salvation Sandwiches
- Varsity Baseball vs Western Brown @ Ross Park (5:00 pm)
- Varsity Softball vs Clark Montessori @ Ross Park (7:30 pm)
- Varsity Boys Volleyball vs Fenwick
- Regular Schedule
- AP Test: Computer Science A
- Regular Schedule
- AP Test: Statistics
- AP Test: AP Seminar
- Varsity Baseball vs Western Hills @ Ross Park
- Varsity Softball @ Cincinnati Christian
- Varsity Lacrosse @ Princeton
- Regular Schedule
- First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
- AP Test: United States History
- Fine Arts Festival (6:00 - 8:00 pm in the FAC)
- Varsity Baseball vs Badin @ Joyce Park
- Varsity Lacrosse @ Cooper
- Varsity Baseball vs Indian Hill @ Ross Park
- Information has been sent to all students regarding application process for Spiritual Life Ministry Leadership (Community Outreach Board, God Squad, and Spartan Leader). Applications for ministerial leadership in these areas are due by May 1st. All are welcome to apply - we need your gifts and talents! Please consider one of these amazing ministries! Contact the following people with questions:
Community Outreach: Mr. Alex Rodriguez, email@example.com
Spartan Leader: Mr. Zlatic, firstname.lastname@example.org
God Squad: Mrs. Becker, email@example.com.
- AP testing begins today. To accommodate testing, the Fitness Center will be closed as follows:
- Monday, May 1st: 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Tuesday, May 2nd: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
- Wednesday, May 3rd: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
- Thursday, May 4th: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
- Friday, May 5th: 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Monday, May 8th: 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Wednesday, May 10th: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
- Thursday, May 11th: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
- On Monday, May 1st, the Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey Team will have a fundraising “Dine-to-Donate” night at the Buffalo Wings and Rings in Finneytown. Between 5:00 and 8:00 pm, 10% of the food sales will be donated to the Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey Team. Orders can be either dine-in or carry-out. Please tell your family, friends, and neighbors! Hope to see you there!
- Effective Monday, May 1st, there will be no negative charging allowed on lunch accounts. Balances must be paid in full before the end of the school year. Payments can be made online at www.myschoolaccount.com, or in the cafeteria with cash, credit card, or check made payable to “W.g.Grinders.”
- Seniors: On Monday May 1st, we are celebrating Senior Decision Day! Seniors can wear a top related to whatever they are doing next year (no hoodies). Regular uniform bottoms. The “I Decided” board will be set up for seniors to come fill out- this is for ALL options after graduation. Seniors should stop by the Counseling Office on Monday to complete this! The board will be located in the same spot as the “I Applied Board.”
- SVDP is collecting clean, gently used adult sized T-shirts to make shopping bags for the food pantry. Donations can be brought to the Main Office, May 1 – 11th. For more information, contact Eli Dalessandro firstname.lastname@example.org
or Julie Vehorn email@example.com. Upcycle old t-shirts, clear out space in your closet, and help your neighbors in need!
- Upcoming Senior Nights:
Boys’ Volleyball: Monday, May 1st vs Fairfield
Track and Field: TBD
Girls’ Lacrosse: Wednesday, May 10th vs Miami Valley
Baseball: Thursday, May 11th vs Cincinnati Christian @ Ross Park
- We will be taking club photos on Monday May 1st and Wednesday May 3rd during Flex. We will call down groups two at a time to the main lobby. Pictures will be taken on the stairs, or the front steps of the school (depending on size of group and weather permitting). Students should go only to their club when called on the announcements. Students should also only be in the photo of their actual clubs! Moderators may also be in their photos if they choose.
- Caps and gowns will be distributed to seniors during Flex on Wednesday, May 3rd.
- Fine Arts Festival 2023. It’s time for our annual Fine Arts Festival - a week-long celebration of both the Visual and Performing Arts at RB. Visual Art will be shared digitally all week long with different works, mediums and artists featured each day from Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 5th. Our festival concludes with an in-person Art Gallery and live performances from our ensembles. On Friday, May 5th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, the FAC stage will be surrounded by photos, paintings and sculptures as members from Concert Band, Concert Choir, RB3 and Drama Guild perform. Follow all the creativity across our social media platforms next week with daily updates and announcements to see all the amazing art of RB in our 2023 Fine Arts Festival at www.RogerBaconFineArts.com.
- Seniors: There are 3 forms you need to complete by Friday, May 5th:
(1) 2023 - Senior Scholarship and Award Reporting – this is very important for the graduation program.
(2) Class of 2023- Post Secondary Plans – this is mandatory for all seniors to complete.
(3) An Alumni Form for you to complete on Spartan Link (available on Monday).
- French Club will be meeting on Tuesday, May 9th for its final event. Please RSVP to Mme Meyer.
- On Tuesday, May 9th, our PTO is sponsoring a fun event for our seniors at Urban Air. While this is not a mandatory event, we hope that our seniors take advantage of this generous offer by our PTO and enjoy a day together as we approach graduation. There is no school for seniors on this date.
- UC Health - Daniel Drake Center is now accepting applications for their Summer Volunteer Program. This is a great way to serve your community while learning about some of the less-obvious careers in healthcare and becoming acquainted with a professional healthcare working environment. Students must be recent grads or rising juniors/seniors (Classes of 23, 24, or 25). Applications will be accepted through May 12th: https://www.volgistics.com/appform/839835289
- The Powderpuff game is on May 12th, and Powderpuff shirts are on sale now! Any senior or junior can buy a Powderpuff shirt before or after school in Mr. Wiegand’s classroom (Room 43). The shirts are $15.
- All outstanding tuition and account balances need to be paid no later than Monday, May 22nd. Please contact Mary Beth Hausfeld in the Business Office at 513-641-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Winton Woods will provide busing for underclass exams on May 23rd and May 24th. Morning pick-up will be at the regular time; afternoon pick-up will be at 11:15 am.
Key Senior Dates/Activities
Key dates are as follows:
- Prom – Friday, April 28th
- Academic/Service Awards Recognition (Virtual) – Starting the week of May 1st
- Senior Exams – Monday, May 15th and Tuesday, May 16th
- Senior Lock-In – Thursday, May 18th
- Senior Assembly / Last Day: Friday, May 19th
- Assisi Scholar Banquet – Sunday, May 21st
- Graduation Practice - Tuesday, May 23rd
- Graduation Mass and Awards Ceremony – Thursday, May 25th
- Graduation – Friday, May 26th
Summer School Information
Summer School. Students who fail a course for the year will be required to make-up that credit in summer school. Roger Bacon is providing online summer school through Schoology for Theology and all other classes through Apex. Physical Education (PE) will be in-person on the Roger Bacon campus. Key information includes:
- All students taking an online course through Schoology
or Apex must attend an on-campus orientation session on Monday, June 12th at 9:00 am. Orientation is not required for PE.
- Summer school for PE takes place on campus June 12-30, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am – noon.
- Summer school for Theology
takes place June 12-23.
- Summer school for all other subjects
takes place June 12 – July 7.
- The cost is $200 per course. The registration fee should be brought to the Main Office or to the orientation session on June 12th. Checks should be made out to “Roger Bacon High School.” Please write “Summer School” on the purpose line.
- Students who need to retain their iPads in order to complete summer school must request this by contacting Mr. Zlatic at email@example.com. iPads must be returned to school by July 10th.
The AP Testing Schedule is as follows:
- Monday, May 1st: AP United States Government and Politics
- Tuesday, May 2nd: AP Psychology
- Wednesday, May 3rd: AP Computer Science A
- Thursday, May 4th: AP Seminar / AP Statistics
- Friday, May 5th: AP United States History
- Monday, May 8th: AP Calculus
- Wednesday, May 10th: AP Biology
- Thursday, May 11th: AP Physics 1
Grief and Loss Support Group
Our Grief and Loss Support Group hosted by Companions on a Journey. This group is for any student in our Roger Bacon community that has been impacted by loss. The group meets on Thursday, May 11th in room 20 from 9:30 – 10:15 am.
We have reached out to MindPeace as a resource for our students and families dealing with mental health issues. MindPeace helps families and schools identify resources by housing a database of community and school-based mental health professionals and agencies. Visit the MindPeace homepage to find the searchable database or you can contact them directly at (513) 803-0844 if you need additional mental health resources in the Greater Cincinnati area. Several suggested resources include the following:
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
- Best Point Behavioral Health by The Children's Home is a pediatric mental health urgent care facility. They see people up to age 21, Monday through Friday from 3:00 - 10:00 pm, and help those who need immediate social or emotional care not rising to the level of going to the hospital. For information about mental health programs for children and their families, call (513) 272-2800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To find a therapist in Greater Cincinnati for people up to age 25, use the MindPeace searchable data base at https://mindpeacecincinnati.com/search/?wpbdp_view=search.
- For coping strategies, go to the virtual MindPeace Rooms at https://mindpeacecincinnati.com/virtual-mindpeace-rooms/.
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.
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!
Senior Service Experience
Class of 2024 (rising juniors) need to understand the requirements and expectations for their senior service experience. It may seem overwhelming. Community Outreach has created video to help educate and inform you of importance aspects of the Senior Service Experience. Start by watching the YouTube video that walks you through many details, from ideas to registration: https://youtu.be/Nq_6RYL55a4. Then, consult the “Frequently Asked Questions” sheet to provide quick answers to typical questions. Everything you need is located in the 2023-2024 Senior Service Packet.
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.
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!
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, June 2nd.
- Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next meeting is Thursday, May 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 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:
May 8: AP Calculus Test
May 9: PTO Meeting (7:00 pm in the ITC)
May 10: AP Biology Test
May 11: AP Physics 1 Test
May 12: Bacon Gives Back / 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
Aug 10-11: Freshmen Orientation Days
Aug 16: First Day of Classes for All Students
Sept 4: No School - Labor Day
Sept 14: Meet the Teacher Night
Sept 15: No School - Professional Development
Sept 20: Freshmen Grandparents Day / Financial Aid Night
Oct 16: No School - Professional Development
Oct 20: Homecoming
Oct 21: Homecoming Dance
Oct 27: Dismissal at 12:00 - Pre-ACT/ Practice ACT Testing / Job Shadowing
Oct 29: OPEN HOUSE
Oct 30: No School
Nov 9: Veteran’s Day Assembly
Nov 10: No School - Veterans’ Day Observed
Nov 22-27: No School - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 18-19: First semester exams
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2024: No School - Christmas Break
Jan 3, 2024: No School - Professional Development / Exam Make-Up Day
Jan 15, 2024: No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 18, 2024: No School - Professional Development / Athletic Sports Stag
Jan 19, 2024: No School
Jan 25, 2024: Science Fair
Feb 12, 2024: No School - Professional Development
Feb 19, 2024: No School - Presidents’ Day
Feb 27, 2024: Early Dismissal (12:00 pm) - ACT (Juniors) / IOWA Testing (Freshmen)
Mar 11, 2024: No School
Mar 19, 2024: Career Day
Mar 27, 2024: No School – Staff Religious In-Service Day
Mar 27 - April 7, 2024: No School - Easter Break
Apr 1-8, 2024: San Juan Bautista Pilgrimage
Apr 1-9, 2024: Assisi Scholars Pilgrimage
Apr 13, 2024: Evening For Excellence
Apr 26, 2024: No School - PROM
Apr 29, 2024: No School - Professional Development
May 3, 2024: Fine Arts Festival
May 6-17, 2024: AP Testing
May 20-21, 2024: Senior Exams
May 22, 2024: Senior Make-up Exams / Senior Lock-In (evening)
May 23, 2024: Seniors Last Day / Senior Assembly
May 24, 2024: Underclass Last Day of Classes
May 27, 2024: No School - Memorial Day
May 28, 2024: Underclass Exams
May 29, 2024: Underclass Exams / Graduation Practice
May 30, 2024: Baccalaureate Evening Mass & Awards
May 31, 2024: Graduation