RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - June 19, 2020

TUITION AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The full financial impact of COVID-19 has yet to be felt by many of our families, but we are well aware of the impending difficulties a significant number of our families may incur. In the face of this upcoming financial stress to our community we will soon be forthcoming with a timeline, fundraising, and additional assistance, specifically earmarked for the anticipated increase in the need for financial assistance. We will continue to work with families on adjusting tuition payment schedules if needed as well.

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We have been asked if tuition payments are still being processed if mailed into Roncalli. The Business Office is working to process tuition payments weekly. Checks, money orders, and tuition coupons with credit card information can still be mailed to the school as we are picking up the mail directly from the post office. If an account balance is needed please email Barb Hatfield.

VOLUNTEER NURSE NEEDED

Roncalli High School extends an invitation to any registered nurse to volunteer at the school one morning each week. If interested please email principal Chuck Weisenbach.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED

Join the Roncalli Family - Roncalli High School is looking for additional substitute teachers for the 2020-21 school year. We are seeking faith-filled individuals who enjoy being around the future of tomorrow. No educational background is required. Training is provided. If you are interested in being a substitute teacher at Roncalli High school please contact Jeff Small.

RONCALLI 1985 REUNION 35 YEARS

Saturday July 11th

Valle Vista 6 - 11 PM
Hot dinner buffet - 6:30 PM
Phil Pierle Trio live 8 - 11 PM
$25 donation per person (if you are tight on cash - show up we will cover you)

Pay at the door is fine. Or pay Mike Murphy if you see him. Checks payable to RHS 85.

GRANDPARENT’S DAY 2020

Possible Rescheduling Announced

As clarity from federal, state, local, and Archdiocesan guidelines emerge for the upcoming school year, we plan to evaluate the possibility of rescheduling Grandparent’s Day for the 2020-2021 school year. We had previously taken steps to announce that our Grandparent’s Day that was scheduled for September 4, 2020 was cancelled due to the vulnerability of our grandparents' health during COVID 19. With so many unknowns related to how schools and other organizations will be able to accommodate large gatherings in a manner consistent with public health recommendations, we will postpone Grandparent’s Day at this time and look for a date later in the school year.

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Once more clarity emerges related to gatherings like school assemblies and other large community events, the leadership team at Roncalli will evaluate whether or not it may be possible to preserve the opportunity to safely celebrate this cherished Roncalli Family tradition. Let’s ask God to bless our continuing efforts to be together as an extended family once again!

PURCHASE A REBEL VIP CARD

Becoming a RONCALLI REBEL VIP MEMBER is a GREAT way to support Roncalli, promote your business, recognize your student athlete, and provide significant savings for your family! A Rebel VIP Member Card is a pass that allows you and your immediate family into ALL Roncalli home sporting and fine arts events, free of charge! (How much am I saving? Regular season games $5-$6 per person; plays, musicals, concerts, $10.00 per person when purchased at the gate) (IHSAA tournament and Marion County tournament games are excluded.)

How do I purchase a VIP Member Card?

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You may purchase a half page ad in the Roncalli 2020 All Sports Fall Program for $275.00. This purchase provides you with an ad as well as the VIP Card. The program is distributed at all home sporting events, and will be available for view on our Roncalli High School website. The program features photos of our 2020-21 Senior Fall Athletes, fall team photos and a preview of the season from each sports coach. It includes a review of the previous year winter and spring sports season as well as a capsule look at the upcoming winter and spring sports seasons. If you advertised in this year’s program you will be contacted with the opportunity to renew your member card and ad.

To purchase a ½ page ad for the 2020-2021 school year, (deadline July 4th) please click here or email Chris Lauck or call (317) 788-4094 - (Roncalli Athletic Office), or contact a member of the Roncalli Athletic Booster Committee (RABC) Jenni Agramonte, Erin Beckman, Ron Carr, John Currens, Sarah Kegerries, Ali Leffler, Eric Rail, Pat Soller and Greg White.

The Roncalli High School All Sports Program - Ad Campaign is the primary fundraiser for the Roncalli Athletic Boosters. ALL proceeds from this Ad Campaign go directly to support the athletes, coaches and teams at Roncalli. Thank you for your support!

CYO SPORTS PALOOZA

In response to not being able to hold CYO summer camps, CYO is offering CYO Sports Palooza. Read how you can get your family involved and build teams for active summer fun!

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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.

RONCALLI TENNIS CLINICS

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Contact Coach Stone at jj.stonejr@gmail.com with questions.

NHS Graduation Cord Info

The NHS cords are usually ordered after we return from spring break, but due to the circumstances of this year, there was not an efficient way to process the orders and collect the money from each family. If you would like to order one on your own, please use the link at the end of this announcement. Be sure to order the royal, gold, and white cord. Contact Erin Bohn with any questions.

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JR. REBEL THEATRE mini CAMP

While we were saddened to have to cancel our traditional theatre camp, we are excited to announce a new format for the summer!

Junior Rebel Theatre Mini Camp will meet July 6-9 from 8:00-10:00 am for students going into grades 3-5. Students going into grades 6-9 will meet from 10:30-12:30. The same camp will be offered again July 13-16 with the same criteria as the previous camp. The camps will focus on improvisation, theatre games, costuming, musical theatre and much more.

The cost for the camp is $50, $10 for Roncalli faculty and staff children. Advanced registration is not required, but needed if you want to guarantee a t-shirt for your child. Registration forms are available on the Roncalli website under the Arts, theatre tab, then Junior Rebel Theatre.

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BAND CAMP

The Roncalli Band will be holding their annual summer band camp from Monday, July 13th through Friday, July 17th. Camp runs daily from 7:00 AM until 2:00 PM. The cost for camp is $125.00 and the fee includes daily lunches, instructor fees and band tee shirt. More information will be mailed out later this month.

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS

SPORTS CAMPS

The Roncalli Summer Camps schedules have been updated on our Rank One registration site.

All pre-registered campers will be notified of changes to the new dates and times.

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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

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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.

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PLEASE PRAY

  • For the repose of the soul of Kevin Prentice, husband of Heather and father of Kennedy R'12, Katherine R'14 and Caroline R'21. May God comfort his loved ones during this difficult time.
  • For prayers of thanksgiving of the birth of Nora Hibner, born to Augie R’10 and Katie Hibner R’10 on Tuesday.
  • For Julie Sommers, STARS Life Academy instructor, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • For all of our Rebel family who are experiencing extra stress during this unusual and uncertain time. God please comfort them and provide them Your peace and understanding.
  • 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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