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Week of July 31

Weekly Schedule:

31 Monday July
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Building Closed for Maintenance
1 Tuesday August
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • Main Office - Normal Hours Resume (7:30 am - 3:30 pm)
2 Wednesday August
  • No School - Summer Vacation
3 Thursday August
  • No School - Summer Vacation
4 Friday August
  • No School - Summer Vacation
  • First Friday Mass (8:15 am in the FAC)
5 Saturday August
  • No Activities Scheduled
6 Sunday August
  • No Activities Scheduled

Announcements

  • The front circle and side parking lots are 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.

  • Information on changes to the EdChoice Scholarship Program will be sent to parents the week of July 31st.

  • On Tuesday, August 1st, the Main Office resumes normal hours (7:30 am - 3:30 pm).

  • Students taking AP Research, don't forget to submit your summer work via email. Any questions should be directed to Miss Douglas at bdouglas@rogerbacon.org
    -Assignment #1 due by August 1st
    -Assignment #2 due by August 16th

  • Ohio’s sales tax holiday is an opportunity to buy school supplies and other necessities tax-free. The tax holiday begins Friday, August 4th at midnight and ends Sunday, August 6th at 11:59 pm.

  • 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 on August 7th. Please contact Michelle Peters at mpeters@rogerbacon.org with any questions.

  • 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 in the ITC. Please use the back (East) parking lot and enter through the breezeway doors.

  • The Spiritual Life Student Team Retreat will take place on Tuesday, August 8th and Wednesday, August 9th. 55 Spiritual Life student leaders will engage in team building, planning, and faith sharing for 2 days in preparation for the upcoming school year. These students run Outreach, God Squad, and Spartan Leader. Their dedication to serving the student body in areas of faith, service, and faith-in-sports, is a blessing to our community. Please pray for them on retreat and throughout the school year!

  • 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.

  • Freshmen Orientation takes place on Thursday, August 10th and Friday, August 11th.

  • The first day of classes is Wednesday, August 16th.

  • The Roger Bacon Alumni Association Spartan Bowling Social is on Sunday, August 20th at Stones Lanes. There are two sessions: 1:00 - 3:00 pm and 4:00 -6:00 pm. The cost is $100 per lane (up to 5 people per lane) and bowling shoes are included.

  • 10-time Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval is performing live on Sunday, August 20th at 4:00 pm in the Roger Bacon Carol Dauwe Fine Arts Center.

  • Mark your calendars for the PTO meetings this school year:
    - Tuesday, September 12th
    - Tuesday, October 10th
    - Tuesday, November 14th
    - Wednesday, January 10th
    - Tuesday, February 13th
    - Tuesday, March 12th
    - Wednesday, April 10th
    - Wednesday, May 1st

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/.

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. Butler 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, August 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 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:

Aug 4: First Friday Mass
Aug 7: iPad Pick-Up / New Teacher Orientation
Aug 10: Alumni Association meeting
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 12: PTO Meeting
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 10: PTO Meeting
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 14: PTO Meeting
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 10: PTO Meeting
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 13, 2024: PTO Meeting
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 12, 2024: PTO Meeting
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 10, 2024: PTO Meeting
Apr 13, 2024: Evening For Excellence
Apr 26, 2024: No School - PROM
Apr 29, 2024: No School - Professional Development
May 1, 2024: PTO Meeting
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