RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - July 19, 2019

SUMMER SOCIAL - 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Summer Social

Order tickets online at roncalli.org/summer-social, or come to the Advancement Office Monday - Friday 8 AM - 2 PM or call 317-787-8277 ext. 238.

TRANSPORTATION NEWS

WE CAN HELP YOU!

Find us on Facebook for carpooling/transportation information: Roncalli High School Carpooling/Transportation

Through the years, we have proven to be very successful in helping families/students that are in need of transportation assistance(to and/or from school).

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  • If your family is in need of assistance with transportation, please email Andi Baker or call 317-787-8277, ext. 221. Please provide her with the following details (your name, contact information, major crossroads near where you live and what your needs are (ride to school, home from school or both). We will make every effort to connect you with another Roncalli family that can assist with your transportation needs.
  • If your family/student is willing to assist other Roncalli families/students with a ride to school and/or home from school, please contact Andi Baker and provide her with the same information as noted in the first paragraph. This can be an excellent way for your family/student to benefit from some extra gas money.

We have the following Roncalli families who are in need of some assistance with transportation. If your family would like to pick up some additional gas money and provide assistance for one of these families would you please email Andi Baker or call 317-787-8277, ext. 221.

  • Needs a ride to and from school (67 and Camby Road)
  • Carpooling to and from school (Morgantown and County Line - Ridge Hill Trails)
  • Carpooling to and from school (Keystone Lakes Drive)

REBEL BAND CAMP

Rebel Band Camp 2019

The Roncalli Marching Band, under the direction of Kathy Peach and assistance from Katey Hinesley and South Deanery band Director Joel Humberd, have been busy with their annual summer band camp this week. The Marching Rebels put in a great deal of time and hard work this week as they work toward perfecting their show for this year’s marching band season! The theme for this year’s show is “Celebration.”

FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION

The Roncalli Cafeteria is accepting applications for our free and reduced lunch program for the 2019-20 school year. Since Roncalli is enrolled in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program, we can offer free or reduced priced meals to those who qualify. If your family receives benefits from the state in the form of SNAP, TANF or Medicaid, you are eligible for free or reduced meals without filling out an application and will be receiving an email from our office in the coming days to explain the benefit.

If you need to fill out an application, there is a link to the application and a link to the instructions at the bottom of this newsletter.

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We also ask that when you fill out an application, you also fill out the form entitled: ADDITIONAL FEE WAIVERS/REDUCTIONS—PERMISSION TO SHARE INFO (if you filled this out once for your child, you don't have to do it again). This form allows us to share your free/reduced status with the Roncalli Guidance Office for the purpose of obtaining other benefits for your child. The link to this form is also located at the bottom of this newsletter.

If you have any questions, please call Eileen Horan at (317) 788-4099.

2018-19 YEARBOOKS DISTRIBUTED

Yearbooks for the 2018-19 school year will be distributed the first day of school for incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors. There will be a few available if you didn't order one for your student. They are $75 and may be paid for with cash or a check made out to Roncalli. Graduates of the Class of 2019 who ordered a yearbook should come to Rebel Round Up Wednesday, July 24, in the cafeteria from 6 PM - 7:30 PM. If seniors are unable to attend Round Up, they can pick up their yearbook in the main office after July 24th, Mon.-Fri. from 8 AM - 2 PM. Any 2019 graduate wanting to purchase a yearbook may do so in the main office after July 24th as long as supplies last.

JR REBEL THEATRE CAMP

Jr. Rebel Theatre Camp

Roncalli hosts JR Rebel Theatre Camp twice during the summer. The young thespians have been working hard to perfect their roles in “Into the Woods.” The performance will be Friday, July 26 at 4 PM and 7 PM. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at roncalli.booktix.com.

IMPORTANT OPENING SCHOOL NOTICE

OPENING SCHOOL LETTER TO GO OUT ELECTRONICALLY

The opening school letter that goes out annually to each school family that contains pertinent school related information including the process by which to access the student’s schedule will be sent out electronically this year. The electronic letter will be sent out to seniors and juniors on July 24 and to sophomores and freshmen on July 25. Please contact the main office at (317) 787-8277 should you have any questions or encounter any issues with receiving your family’s letter.

CLASS OF 2023 FRESHMAN ORIENTATION

AUGUST 3rd

Freshman Orientation will be held on Saturday, August 3, so please mark your calendars, this will be a fun, informative day that you will not want to miss!

  • 1:30 Freshmen arrive for orientation! Drop-off on the Circle
  • 2:00 Beginning of Freshmen Orientation

  • 3:30 New Parent Meet and Greet/Ice Cream Social on the Circle before Mass, hosted by Roncalli Parent Organization
  • 4:30 All parents and families of incoming freshmen and seniors are invited to attend Mass to close out orientation in The Family Room (aka: the gym)

We can't wait to welcome our new Rebels to the Roncalli Family!

Seniors- don't forget about the planning meeting on Thursday, August 1 at 7:00 PM.

NEW PARENT ORIENTATION MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 7:00 PM

The annual New Parent Orientation meeting for parents of incoming freshmen and transfer students will be held on Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 PM in the school’s auditorium. Academics, discipline, cafeteria, uniform, tuition, extracurricular activities and much more will be covered at this meeting. Administrators will be available for answering individual questions after the formal meeting is over. The Roncalli Spirit Store will be open this evening from 4:00 – 7:00 PM.

REBEL ROUND-UP

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2019

Rebel Round-Up

Roncalli Class of 2019! Don’t miss the last chance to hang out with your classmates before everyone goes their separate ways. There will be free food, a free alumni t-shirt and a chance to pick up your yearbook at our annual Rebel Round-up on July 24, 2019, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the cafeteria. Please RSVP today by contacting Gary Armbruster, Director of Alumni Relations, 787-8277 x242.

SCHOOL PICTURES ON FIRST DAY

A reminder that freshmen, sophomores and juniors will have their school pictures taken on the first day of school. This year, we are offering families an opportunity to go online at MyLifetouch.com and look at a variety of backgrounds and photo options. Families may also pay for school pictures online. This would prevent your student from having to bring an order form with payment on the first day of school. To order school photos online, or to just preview options, please use Picture Day EVTFN3WTR on the MyLifeTouch.com site. If you have any questions related to school pictures, please contact Assistant Principal for Student Life, Kevin Banich.

Seniors will be in school uniforms if they have already taken their senior portrait with LifeTouch in the summertime. If a senior has not taken the official senior portrait for Roncalli, then they will be in the appropriate senior portrait attire on the first day of school. The male dress code for the senior portrait is dress shirt and tie, no facial hair, original hair color, and no piercing beyond a pierced ear. For the females, the dress code is covered shoulders (no strapless), modest top (no cleavage showing, and no piercing beyond a pierced ear.)

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Just a reminder that all students are expected to be in school uniform on the first day unless their parents are purchasing a picture package. If this is the case, the student may dress up. Absolutely, no jeans, denim or immodest dress allowed!!

RONCALLI UNIFORM & SPIRIT STORE SALE

Roncalli school uniforms and spirit wear will be sold on Thursday, July 25 4:00–8:00 PM and on Friday, July 26, 8:00 AM - Noon in the Roncalli Cafeteria. The RHS Spirit Store will also be open before the New Parent Orientation on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. The Spirit Store also will be open in the mornings prior to the start of school during the first week of school as well as during school lunch hours throughout the school year.

For questions, please contact the Director of the Spirit Store, Wendy Lawrie or 787-8277 x279. See you at the sale!

FALL SPORT PICTURE DAY AUGUST 10th

All Fall athletes will have team pictures taken on the morning of August 10th between 7:00 AM and noon. More information to follow from your coaches.

IMPORTANT UNIFORM INFORMATION

REGARDING UNIFORM PANTS

We are very appreciative of the great cooperation we received during the recently completed school year from our students and parents regarding the style of pants that were to be worn as a part of the school uniform.

It is important to note that we are the only Catholic high school in the Indianapolis area that does not require uniform pants of its students. While some students and parents would support a move to uniform pants, the overwhelming majority of students and parents prefer to purchase their school pants in a price range of their choice and at a retail store of their choice. We wish to continue to honor this desire, but it must happen in such a way that we are not consistently wasting valuable instructional time and administrative time dealing with fashion compliance issues.

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Thus, we ask once again for the total support of our parents and students in making sure there is adherence to specific style of pants (slacks) that will be allowed this school year. In accordance with the student handbook, the slacks must be dress slacks made of cotton-twill material similar to a pair of “Dockers” pants. Slacks must be minimum of "boot cut" and/or straight leg in diameter around the lower leg and may not be worn in a manner that hugs the complete contour of the lower body.

If you look at the visuals below, the three pictures on top illustrate acceptable choices while the three pictures on the bottom with an X through them are not acceptable choices.

Uniform Pants

Please direct all questions, concerns, and/or comments related to this matter to Dean of Students, Tim Crissman.

Thanks in advance for your continued cooperation on this matter.

GET A REBEL VIP CARD!

FREE ADMISSION TO RONCALLI ATHLETIC & FINE ARTS EVENTS

What is a Rebel VIP member card? A Rebel VIP member card is a pass that gets you and your immediate family into any home athletic event free of charge (regular season games only; IHSAA tournament and Marion County tournament games are excluded). A Rebel VIP Card also allows you to receive up to four free tickets to one performance of each fine arts production/concert.

How do I get one? You can purchase a minimum half page ad for $275 in the Roncalli 2019-20 Performing Arts Book. The Performing Arts Book is distributed at all major fine arts performances and concerts and features pictures of our seniors in the performing arts program as well as pictures of the many different performing arts ensembles and groups.

To purchase an ad in the Performing Arts book, contact a performing arts student or Mike Lewinski or Miki Lewinski.

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Ad prices are as Follows:

  • Business Card Size-$65
  • ¼ Page Ad-$165
  • ½ Page Ad-$275
  • Full Page Ad-$450

The Roncalli Performing Arts Book Ad Campaign is the primary fundraiser for the Performing Arts Booster. All proceeds from Performing Arts book campaign goes directly to support the Performing Arts at Roncalli.

Becoming a REBEL VIP MEMBER is a GREAT way to support Roncalli, promote your business or recognize your student and provide a significant savings for your family!

BULLYING/HARASSMENT

GUIDELINE FOR RESPECTING ALL PERSONS

Roncalli High School commits itself to the priority of each individual student being able to attend school on a daily basis in a positive, uplifting, faith-filled environment. The following is a guideline by which our school will operate as it relates to this issue and to the issues of bullying/harassment:

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The good name, reputation and personal safety of each student, faculty, staff member and adult volunteer is vitally important. In order to protect students, employees, volunteers, and the school, each student is expected to treat the good name and reputation of other students, school employees, volunteers and the school with dignity and respect and not engage in any activity or conduct, either on campus or off campus, that is in opposition to this guideline and/or inconsistent with the Catholic Christian principles of the school, as determined by the school in its discretion. Any derogatory, slanderous, hostile, or threatening remarks or actions directed toward any of the above by a student will be seen as a violation of this policy and will be viewed as a serious matter, whether it is done physically, verbally, or electronically through the use of a home or school computer, phone, IPAD, or any other electronic media or by remote access during school time or after hours. Some examples include but are not limited to, social media, text messages, blogging, voice mails, images, pictures, etc. Any individual found to have made or participated with others in making such remarks or actions will be subject to disciplinary action by the school, up to and including expulsion.

Because of the significance of the issues of bullying/harassment in the lives of our students, Roncalli has in place a wide variety of strategies to address the issues. These strategies will unfold throughout the school year with a heavy focus here at the start of the school year.

It is imperative that anyone who becomes aware of a Roncalli student who is being bullied or harassed, regardless of whether it is happening in or out of school, is asked to contact the Dean of Students. Failure to report incidents of bullying/harassment makes one complicit with the inappropriate behavior.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM

Please read the linked document. It explains the changes to our Community Service Program and student service hours.

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FRESHMAN & TRANSFER STUDENT CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTION

Roncalli High School is in year three of a 1:1 initiative with each student receiving a chromebook. Chromebooks will be ready for pickup according to the following schedule: Monday, August 5th from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tuesday August 6th, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and Wednesday, August 7th, after-school until 4:00 PM.

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Distribution will be in the Roncalli Media Center. Enter the Main Entrance after parking on the circle.

CHROMEBOOK OWNERSHIP

Roncalli High School owns each school-issued Chromebook until the student graduates at which time ownership will transfer to the graduate.

Any student who leaves Roncalli prior to graduation will be expected to return their Chromebook in full working order or pay the school the cost of a new Chromebook.

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EARN MONEY TOWARD YOUR CHILD’S TUITION THROUGH FUTURE FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM

Roncalli offers families the opportunity to work events at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indiana Convention Center and IMS, in order to earn money toward their child’s tuition. A percentage of all money earned is also contributed to the school's Endowment. If you or any family/friends would be interested in working these events please click on the link below, complete the paperwork and email it to Jeff Traylor or call 317-787-8277 x203.


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CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

Circle of Faith Annual Fund Meter 2018

PLEASE PRAY

  • For God’s blessings and mercy upon Archbishop Charles Thompson and his ministry in shepherding the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
  • For those who struggle to find adequate food, clothing, shelter, and medical services and for those most in need of God’s mercy.
  • For healing of body, mind and spirit for all people dealing with depression, addiction or mental health issues.
  • For strength and healing for all those fighting off life-threatening illness and for their families and caregivers.
  • For the men and women of our armed forces and their families, especially our Roncalli High School alums who are serving in the military.
  • For our RHS alums preparing for a religious vocation as a priest, religious woman or missionary.
  • For vocations to the priesthood, religious life and missionary field, and that Roncalli High School and its families will provide a nurturing environment that fosters and supports these vocations.

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