RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - March 26, 2020

E-LEARNING UPDATE

Roncalli High School thanks all of our students, parents, faculty and staff for the fantastic work that has been done during our nine days of E-learning! Words cannot express how proud we are of our students and teachers for their efforts!

Roncalli High School will continue to use all communication methods possible to keep our students, families, faculty and staff updated on the latest information and changes that impact our school community as it relates to the coronavirus. Currently, these methods include but will not be limited to voicemails, emails, weekly e-newsletter, and our school’s website. A reminder there is a specific coronavirus link on the front page of our school’s website. All are encouraged to check this link regularly as it includes all emails, voicemails and pertinent information related to coronavirus.

Next Communication: Mr. Weisenbach will be sending a voicemail and email to parents on Monday, March 29 in which he will be sharing the updated E-learning schedule that will be used when we return from spring break on Monday, April 6.

PROM POSTPONED

PROM POSTPONED

Due to Governor Holcomb’s requirement of schools being closed through May 1, Prom 2020 has been postponed from the original April 18 date.

Please know that hosting of prom is still a top priority. Mrs. Hibner, Mrs. Maly, and the Roncalli Administration will be working to find a potential new date(s). As the safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance, we are closely monitoring the guidelines given to us by government agencies and the archdiocese and will continue to abide by the directives given to us by these entities.

We will keep you updated as new information becomes available.

Join us in continuing to pray for all of those affected by this virus!

DRIVER EDUCATION

Roncalli High School was scheduled to begin offering the first session of the classroom phase of our Driver Education program in April with our after school sessions from 3:15 - 5:15. Given we will not be in school during this time per the governor’s directive, we will be postponing the start of our Driver Education classes.

We remain committed to offering both the classroom phase of the Driver Education program and the behind the wheel training portion. However, until we have clarity on when we will be allowed back in school, the dates for both of these remain on hold. As soon as we have been told by governmental agencies and the archdiocese that it is safe to return to school, we will get information out to students and parents as to the new dates.

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Should there be a student who has already registered and paid the deposit or the whole course fee and whose family would now like to drop the course and have their money refunded, please contact Andi Baker.

CDE Forms - We are getting inquiries from parents asking for us to send them the CDE form for their child to take to the BMV to get their Driver Education permit. Please know that by law we are not allowed to issue a CDE form to a student until they are within two weeks of the start of their Driver Education course. Since we do not have a definitive start date at this time for our Driver Education course, we are not able to issue CDE forms. As soon as we have that start date determined, we will immediately begin issuing CDE forms to the students enrolled in our program.

We appreciate your patience and understanding and look forward to making available our school’s excellent Driver Education program to our students and families at some time in the near future.

BRICK SALES

Have your graduate's name permanently etched into Roncalli's Circle of Faith! Order your $125 custom brick by May 1, 2020 to ensure its completion by graduation on May 23rd. Order two bricks for $200. All proceeds from brick sales benefit Roncalli's Circle of Faith fund to provide needs-based tuition assistance.

Complete and return the form to become a part of the Roncalli Circle of Faith.

Order Form

What can I put on the brick? Your brick can display up to three lines of text, with 16 characters (including spaces and punctuation marks) per line.

How can I be sure the text on my brick will be correct? When you order your brick, you will receive an acknowledgment letter that includes a verification of the engraved text. If something is spelled or listed incorrectly, please contact the Advancement Office at 317-787-8277 ext. 238 and make corrections within two weeks of receipt.

For questions please call Fran Davey in the Advancement Office at 317-787-8277, ext 238.

SPRING PLAY TICKET REFUND OPTION

SPRING PLAY
Senior Cast and Crew Members of “You Can’t Take It With You”

Since the near future is still in flux, we have decided to begin the refund process for the Friday and Saturday performances of "You Can't Take It With You." Patrons who purchased tickets via the Booktix website will receive an email from Booktix outlining the refund process. Please note you will have the option for a refund or you can donate your ticket purchase to the school. Anyone who purchased tickets at the Box Office should contact Miki Lewinski for instructions.

DAILY ONLINE MASSES AVAILABLE!

Archbishop Thompson and other priests of the Archdiocese are celebrating a Mass each day that will be posted at ARCHINDY.ORG. Please note that the times of the Mass vary, and all are encouraged to check the website daily for updates.

GUIDANCE CORNER

Guidance Blast

Enter Scholarships into Naviance!

In order to be recognized in any RHS awards publications or graduation materials, students MUST have scholarships entered into Naviance by April 7th. Step-by-step instructions on how to enter scholarships into Naviance can be found on the “Seniors 2020” tab of the Guidance Blast. If your scholarship is not found on Naviance please send the following information to Mrs. Kuntz: Your Name, Name of the Institution, Amount Awarded, If you have questions please contact Mrs. Kuntz.

21st Century Scholars - SENIORS!

Attention Parents of Senior 21st Century Scholars: This week, students who have not finished all of their ScholarTrack requirements received an email listing all of the tasks that still need to be completed to earn the scholarship after graduation. Students should work to finish these requirements as soon as possible. Please reach out to Morgan Ellis at if you have questions!

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ACHIEVE Virtual Education Academy Summer School

ACHIEVE Virtual Education Academy is offering up to 2 FREE online classes to students over the summer! If you are interested in raising a grade for Academic Honors Diploma, or making up a credit, you must APPLY BEGINNING TUESDAY, APRIL 7. This is on a first come/first basis, so apply as soon as possible! Please read the attached flyer for further information.

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Changes to College Admissions Deadline

The Coronavirus pandemic has affected almost all aspects of life including the college admissions processes. Many schools are changing decision deadlines, test requirements, and enrollment deposit deadlines! If the school you are interested in is not on the list, check their website or email your School Counselor or the College Counselor, Mrs. Kuntz.

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Time Management During Quarantine

  • Set a time to wake up and set an alarm
  • Eat breakfast, get dressed, brush your teeth
  • Do E-learning for 2 hours with a 5-10 minute break every 30 minutes (Ideas for a short break: sit outside, call a grandparent, talk to a friend, do a short exercise, meditate or listen to music, watch a funny video)
  • Eat lunch and socialize with friends and family
  • Do more E-learning if you have more with 5-10 minute breaks every 30 minutes
  • Go outside if the weather is nice or do something active inside for 20-30 minutes
  • Eat dinner with your family - talk about what is going well, what you’re grateful for and what everyone did during the day. Offer to cook a meal if you like to cook-try new healthy recipes
  • Relax in the evening - read, watch your favorite show or a movie, talk to family or friends, play games, do yoga, take a bath, etc
  • Set a bedtime and stick with it

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF RONCALLI WITH A RADIANT REBELATION!

REBELATION

Date: April 25, 2020
Where: On-line Event Begins 6:30 PM
Silent Auction: Opens Monday, April 20, 2020
Super Silent Auction: Bidding Begins 7:30 PM, April 25th

Plans have changed, but we are still offering you a night to remember and a way to celebrate 50 years of Roncalli High School. Join us online for the 22nd Annual Roncalli High School Rebelation.

In the spirit of thanksgiving and social distancing, Radiant Rebelation will be a night of testimonials, a silent auction and student entertainment - from the comfort of your own home. We invite you to dress up or dress down, but please join us for an event that matters so much to Roncalli families in need of tuition assistance.

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100% of the funds raised from this event benefit Roncalli families in need of tuition assistance. Because this is a virtual event with few expenses, we have the opportunity to raise even more money for our families in need. This year, we can make an even greater impact!

Our 50 Year Radiant Rebelation is going to be unlike anything we've ever seen before, and hopefully we never see again because we love celebrating Roncalli with you, our beloved Roncalli family! You provide the dinner and drinks, and we provide everything else you love about Rebelation.

Starting at 8 AM, Monday, April 20th, you will be able to start bidding on the silent auction items. During the week you'll get sneak peaks at the super silent items that will be the premium items to bid on beginning Saturday, April 25th at 7:30 PM.

Roncalli needs you now more than ever to help raise funds for needs-based tuition assistance. Please join us as we celebrate 50 years of Roncalli and donate to enable future generations to be part of the Roncalli tradition of excellence!

NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL STUDENTS

ALL PARENTS of Current Freshmen through Juniors

The Indiana State Department of Health Immunization requirements for 2020-21 will require all high school students to have 2 Hepatitis A vaccines, administered 6 months apart.

If your child has already received these, please forward proof of immunization.

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If your child has not received these, please make arrangements to get these vaccines and forward proof of immunization prior to the start of the first day of school for the 20-21 school year. All information needs to be sent to the Guidance Office: fax 317-788-2282 or email msheets@roncalli.org.

2020-21 Requirements

2020-21 Requirements en Esapañol

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT for current Juniors:

All students entering the 12th grade are additionally required to have a second booster of the MCV4 (Meningococcal) vaccine. The immunizations that we have on file for each student may be viewed in FamilyLink. Questions may be directed to Mary Sheets or Jane Dias in the Guidance Office.

JR. REBEL THEATRE CAMP

JR. REBEL THEATRE CAMP

Junior Rebel Theatre 14th Annual Summer Camp Two camp times to choose from!

  • June 1-June 26 * 9 AM - 12 PM
  • July 6-July 24* 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Open to all students who have just completed 2nd - 8th grades. The cost is $200.00 per participant with a $50.00 discount for each additional sibling.

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GERMAN-AMERICAN PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED

The GAPP (German-American Partnership Program) exchange program and the German program will be hosting exchange students from our partner school in Germany this fall (school year 2020-2021). We are now looking for Roncalli families to host one of our exchange students for two weeks this September. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for your student to live with a host sibling, learn about each other's culture, and show our German hosts what's so great about American life - all at no cost to you! If you are interested, please email German teacher Louise Hibner.

ROUNDABOUT CONSTRUCTION

A roundabout at Sherman and Thompson is being installed, and we will update you with important information as we receive it. The tentative timeline is as follows:

  • After February 14, 2020 to be completed by August 1, 2020 - Sherman Drive closed for 25 days within this time period to relocate a gas main. Thompson Road will remain open during this time period, but will also incur some temporary lane restrictions. All utility work will be completed during this time period.
  • On or about August 17, 2020 to be completed no later than November 1, 2020 - Completion of the project with a 75 day closure within this time period and completion no later than November 1, 2020.

SUMMER CAMPS AT RONCALLI

SUMMER CAMPS AT RONCALLI

Roncalli High School will again offer many different sport camps this summer for elementary age student athletes currently in grades K-8. These camps are conducted by members of the Rebel coaching staff and serve to provide fundamental instruction in each sport as well as a wonderful opportunity to have fun in a friendly and nourishing environment.

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CAMPS for BOYS in 2020:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Wrestling
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Lacrosse
  • Speed Development

CAMPS for GIRLS in 2020:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Gymnastics
  • Cheerleading
  • Lacrosse

CO-ED CAMPS in 2020:

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Diving

The cost for each camp is $50 per camper/per session. Registration begins March 1. Information/Online Registration is available at www.roncalli.org/camps. For more information, please call the athletic office at Roncalli High School (788-4094 or 787-8277 ext. 263).

ST. JUDE EARLY LEARNING MINISTRY

Enrollment is now open and we do accept CCDF if you would like to join our wonderful community! Visit www.stjude-elm.org or call 317-780-7595 for more information.

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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Eat green, not red. Vegetable-heavy diets have been linked to reduced rates of cancer and red meat consumption increases your risk of developing potentially cancerous colorectal polyps.

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CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

Circle of Faith Annual Fund Meter

PLEASE PRAY

  • For the repose of the soul of Fr. Rick Eldred, who passed away unexpectedly on March 18th. A public Memorial Mass and Visitation will be conducted at a later time and date to be announced.
  • For Dave Mansfield, the father-in-law of Ben North, Chemistry instructor, who battles with cancer and is recovering from surgery.
  • For Fr. John Hollowell R’97, son of Dr. Joseph Hollowell, President of Roncalli, as he recovers from surgery.
  • For Bernie Weimer, Sacred Heart graduate class of ‘59 and Roncalli band director 1970's-80's, who is struggling with health issues and is recovering from an accident.
  • For Monsignor Tony Volz as he battles health issues.
  • 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 Roncalli 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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