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Period June 19 - July 9

Weekly Schedule:

19 Monday June
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office - Summer Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
20 Tuesday June
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office - Summer Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
21 Wednesday June
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office - Summer Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
  • Board of Directors Meeting (6:30m pm in the ITC)
22 Thursday June
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office - Summer Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
23 Friday June
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office Closed
24 Saturday June
  • No Activities Scheduled
25 Sunday June
  • Buddy LaRosa's High School Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony (Fine Arts Center)
26 Monday June
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office - Summer Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
27 Tuesday June
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office - Summer Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
28 Wednesday June
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office - Summer Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
29 Thursday June
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office - Summer Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
30 Friday June
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office Closed
1 Saturday July
  • No Activities Scheduled
2 Sunday July
  • No Activities Scheduled
3 Monday July
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office Closed
4 Tuesday July
  • Independence Day
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office Closed
5 Wednesday July
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office - Summer Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
6 Thursday July
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office - Summer Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
7 Friday July
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office Closed
8 Saturday July
  • No Activities Scheduled
9 Sunday July
  • No Activities Scheduled

Announcements

  • All final transcripts for the graduates have been sent to the college/university the students designated on their Post-Secondary Plans form in May. If any additional transcripts are needed or there is a change – graduates should email their counselor with that information.

  • Starting June 15th, the front circle and side parking lots will be closed due to construction. Anyone wanting to visit Roger Bacon will need to use the back parking lot (off Leonard Ave.) and enter through the breezeway doors.

  • Forms for all new and returning students for the 2023/24 school year can be found in the parent's SpartanLink account and are due before iPads can be picked up. Please contact Michelle Peters at mpeters@rogerbacon.org with any questions.

  • There is a Nationwide Virtual College Fair from June 26th through July 1st. This virtual fair brings together a diverse range of universities, colleges, and educational institutions from across the nation. This platform offers students an opportunity to explore various academic programs, engage with admissions representatives, and gain insights into college life – all from the comfort of their own homes. Participation in the virtual college fair is completely free of charge. To register, interested students simply need to visit www.collegefairsonline.com/students and complete the online registration form.

  • Any students interested in running Cross Country next fall are encouraged to join the team for summer training, starting in June! Both experienced and new runners are welcome. Please contact Coach Ochs-Naderer for more information - cochsnaderer@rogerbacon.org.

  • In July 2023, the Roger Bacon High School Underwater Hockey Team will host its 15th annual Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey summer camp for incoming (or rising) 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and incoming Roger Bacon freshmen. Current junior high students will have fun learning the fundamentals of the exciting and unique sport of underwater hockey. The camp will be from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm beginning on Monday, July 17th and running through Friday, July 21st. The camp will be held at Xavier University in the O’Connor Sports Center pool. The cost is $125, and checks should be made payable to “Roger Bacon High School.” The deadline to register for our camp is Friday, July 7. Interested families may register at https://www.rogerbacon.org/about/summer-camps. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Paul “Doc” Wittekind at underwaterhockey@rogerbacon.org for information and details about this summer’s underwater hockey summer camp.

  • Join us as we celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the Meg Gutzwiller Alumni Soccer Game on Friday, July 28th. This game celebrates the life of Meg Gutzwiller ’00 and serves as a fundraiser for our boys and girls soccer programs. Registration online is available for $20 per player. Walk up registration the night of the event is available as well for $25 per player. Each alumni player will receive the annual Meg Gutzwiller Alumni Game t-shirt. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
    Gates open at 5:30 pm. Girls play first from 6:30 to 7:30pm followed by the boys from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Admission for fans is $5 at the gate. Please contact Brandon Spaeth ’11 with any questions at bspaeth@rogerbacon.org.

  • Please mark your calendars: iPad pick-up for returning students will take place on Monday, August 7th from 9:00 – 10:00 am and 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

  • A mandatory Parent Tech Meeting for new students will take place on Thursday, August 10th (the first day of Freshmen Orientation) at either at 8:00 am or 6:00 pm in the Fine Arts Center. Incoming freshmen will receive their iPads and receive access to SpartanLink on August 10th.

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 for recovery credit. There is no charge for Health or PE. 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 pzlatic@rogerbacon.org.

Main Office Summer Hours

May 29th: Closed
May 30th - 31st: Normal Hours (7:30 am - 3:30 pm)
June 1st: Start Summer Hours - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)

June 2nd: Closed
June 5th - 8th: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
June 9th: Closed
June 12th - 15th: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
June 16th: Closed
June 19th - 22nd: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
June 23rd: Closed
June 26th - 29th: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
June 30th: Closed
July 3rd - 4th: Closed
July 5th - 6th: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
July 7th: Closed
July 10th - 13th: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
July 14th - 31st: Closed (School Maintenance)
August 1st: Resume Normal Hours (7:30 am - 3:30 pm)

Theology Department

There have been several role changes in the Theology Department for the upcoming school year. Please note the following changes as your points of contact for certain activities may be different.

  • Mrs. Johanna Becker (jbecker@rogerbacon.org) is the Director of Spiritual Life, and Theology Department Chair. She is also the moderator of God Squad and Director of Pilgrimages.
  • Mr. Alex Rodriguez (arodriguez@rogerbacon.org) is the Director of Community Outreach. Any questions about Community Outreach, especially about your senior service experience (i.e., hours and sites), should be directed to Mr. Rodriguez. (Rising seniors please note: you will no longer contact Fr. Roger about outreach and service hours - your new contact is Mr. Rodriguez.)
  • Mr. Ryan Kupiec (rkupiec@rogerbacon.org) is the Community Outreach Assistant, working with Mr. Rodriguez to ensure quality outreach/service programs.
  • Fr. Roger Lopez, OFM (rlopez@rogerbacon.org) is the full-time chaplain for Roger Bacon and assists with the Spiritual Life ministry of Spartan Leader.
  • Mrs. Julie Zinser (jzinser@rogerbacon.org) oversees mission trips (separate from pilgrimages), faculty/staff community meals, and assists Mrs. Becker with God Squad.
  • Mr. Paul Zlatic (pzlatic@rogerbacon.org) has assumed his full-time role as Director of Technology for Student Services.

Guidance Department

MindPeace

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 info@bestpoint.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/.

Summer Opportunities

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

College Visits

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!

Community Outreach

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.

Kroger Card

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:

  1. visit https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow
  2. sign in OR create your FREE online account
  3. Go to “My Account” then select “Community Rewards” on the left tab
  4. 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!

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, August 4th.
  • Alumni Association Meetings. All alums are welcome to come and help support the students at RB. The next meeting is Thursday, July 13th 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.

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.
  • Questions? Contact Mark Jones, IT Director, WG Grinders Catering and Cafeteria Operations, at wggrinders@wggrindersdayton.com or via phone at (937) 760-7346.

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.

Important Upcoming Dates:

July 13: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in the ITC)
Aug 4: First Friday Mass
Aug 7: iPad Pick-Up / New Teacher Orientation
Aug 10-11: Freshmen Orientation Days
Aug 14-15: Faculty/Staff Professional Development Days
Aug 16: First Day of Classes for All Students
Aug 31: Opening School Mass
Sept 1: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
Sept 4: No School - Labor Day
Sept 14: Meet the Teacher Night
Sept 15: No School - Professional Development
Sept 18: Sophomore Boys Retreat
Sept 19: Sophomore Girls Retreat
Sept 20: Freshmen Grandparents Day / Financial Aid Night
Sept 22: Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Sept 25-27: Kairos
Oct 4: Feast of St. Francis
Oct 6: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC) / Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Oct 12: Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in the ITC)
Oct 13: End of 1st Quarter
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 1: All Saints Day Mass
Nov 3: Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Nov 9: Veteran’s Day Assembly / Alumni Association Meeting (6:30 pm in the ITC)
Nov 10: No School - Veterans’ Day Observed
Nov 16-19: Fall Play
Nov 17: Freshmen Service Day (1/4 class)
Nov 18: HSPT Testing
Nov 22-27: No School - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 1: First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
Dec 7-8: J.O.Y. Retreat
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