RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - August 14, 2020

HYBRID LEARNING CALENDAR DATES

HYBRID LEARNING CALENDAR DATES

Students with last names beginning with letters A - K will have face to face instruction at Roncalli on August 6, 10, 12, 14, 18 and 20. They will have live synchronous learning from home the other school days through August 21.

Students with last names beginning with letters L - Z will have face to face instruction at Roncalli on August 14, 11, 13 17, 19 and 21. They will have live synchronous learning from home the other school days through August 20.

We plan to have all students on campus for face to face instruction on Monday, August 24.

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COVID-19 SCREENING GUIDE FOR PARENTS

The Indiana State Department of Health has provided guidelines to help parents screen their child for symptoms related to COVID-19. Should you find that your child has one or more of the symptoms, please keep your child home. Please call the school and let us know of the current conditions. The school will follow up with each symptomatic student's parents with regards to return to school protocols. It is highly recommended as well that you contact your health care provider to discuss your child's health situation. Should you have questions related to COVID-19 matters please contact Tim Crissman, Dean of Students.

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PLAY AUDITIONS NEXT WEEK

Due to a change in the fine arts schedule, we will be performing our play in the fall. Auditions for this year’s show, “A Night of One Acts,” are Tuesday, August 18 and Wednesday, August 19. A sign-up sheet for an audition time is available outside the box office. Interested students should prepare a 60 second monologue for the audition. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Anderson in room 110 or Mrs. Bohn in room 103.

ROAD CLOSURE BY RONCALLI

Sherman Drive/Thompson Road intersection update: the intersection is scheduled to be closed on Monday, August 17, and is scheduled to be closed for 75 days. Please plan accordingly for your trips to and from school.

STUDENT HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN

Reminder to all families that the Student Health and Safety Plan must be signed and turned to your child’s first period teachers by August 19. If you have any questions, please contact Tim Crissman, Dean of Students.

INDIANA CHOICE STATE VOUCHER

DEADLINE AUGUST 31ST

A mailing went out to all families that have an approved State Voucher for the 2020/21 school year on Wednesday, August 12. If you received this mailing, please sign and return the green forms and your voucher will be secured for this school year.

If you think you qualify for a State Voucher and you did NOT receive a letter in the mail with your voucher approval or didn't come into the office to sign the forms, please email Amy Kuntz or call 317-787-8277 ext 278 so we can obtain the necessary paperwork and file your voucher. Guidelines for the Indiana Choice Scholarship Voucher Program can be found at here. THE STATE DEADLINE IS AUGUST 31.

TRANSPORTATION NEWS

Parents/Students - We need your help. We have some families who are struggling to find transportation to and/or from school. In some cases, it could result in the family having to withdraw their child due to the family's transportation challenges. Please review these needs, and email Andi Baker or call 317-787-8277, ext. 221 in the main office if you can assist.

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

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Transportation Needs

Major Crossroads: SR 37 and Southport (Southern Dunes) Need ride home from school (Prefers adult/parent driver)

Major Crossroads: Southeastern and 74 Needs ride home daily

Major Crossroads: Franklin St. and Raymond (7 minutes from Nativity) Needs ride home or carpool both ways - Willing to pay gas money!

Crossroads: Smith Valley and 37 Needs rides to and from school - Willing to pay gas money!

Major Crossroads: Stones Crossing and 135 Needs rides to and from school daily

REQUIRED PERMISSION SLIP

Attention all parents and guardians, every student must have an up to date permission slip on file at Roncalli. Please click here to complete this form by Monday, August 24th. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Kevin Banich, Assistant Principal for Student Life.

VISION AND/OR HEARING SCREENING

The Marion County Public Health Department will be at Roncalli to administer the state mandated hearing screening services for sophomores on Monday, September 14. A parent/guardian has the right to decline this service for your child. If you do not want the health department to conduct a hearing screening for your sophomore child, please email Andi Baker or call 317-787-8277, ext. 221 in the main office.

SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING REMINDERS

Students will join a Google Meet link located on the top of each canvas course page for synchronous learning at the start of each class period.

Submitting student work online: Students will download the free Canvas Student App from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store using a mobile device such as a cell phone or tablet. If your student does not have access to a device please contact Jenny Carroll. This application will allow for submission of handwritten student work while in the online setting. Assistance in downloading this app and submitting online work can be found on canvas in their Class of 20## page.

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RONCALLI COMMUNITY SERVICE UPDATE

Roncalli is so excited to welcome our students back to Roncalli for our fall semester! With the ever evolving situation in our world, we have made some adjustments to the Roncalli Community Service program. Please take a moment to read the information at the link below and feel free to contact Mr. Striby with any questions or concerns.

Service Program Update

God Bless you all, and thank you for your flexibility and support.

FUTURE FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM

Roncalli's Future Foundation program allows families to work with Roncalli to support Tuition Assistance and help defer their student's tuition cost. Click here to learn more about the program!

If you are interested in participating, please complete the google form here.

After you have completed that google form, we will be happy to get you registered and working in our program! Any other questions, please contact Jeff Traylor.

CAFETERIA SERVES BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST

Every morning in the cafeteria from 6:50-7:40 AM, the Roncalli cafeteria offers many breakfast choices. The cost of breakfast is $2.00. If students are entitled to a free or reduced breakfast, then those breakfasts are either free or $.30. (This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.)

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The cafeteria will provide breakfast and lunch for the days you are not here at Roncalli for synchronous learning days. Come to the Snack Bar after school, and we will build a breakfast and lunch of your choosing for you to take home. Your account will be charged what you normally pay for lunch.

RONCALLI YARD SIGNS

YARD SIGNS

If your student didn’t bring home a yard sign this week, please come by and pick one up. There will be signs available near the main entrance for anyone who did not get a sign this week, this would include those who would like a sign who do not have students at Roncalli.

GREETINGS FROM GUIDANCE

IMPORTANT SCHOLARSHIP DUE DATES

The Roncalli Guidance Team is excited to welcome students back for the 2020-2021 school year. Remember that counselors are here to serve your students in academic, social and career needs. To meet The Guidance Team and for contact information on your students' counselor, click here.

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IMPORTANT SCHOLARSHIP DUE DATES

The Roncalli Guidance Team is excited to welcome students back for the 2020-2021 school year. Remember that counselors are here to serve your students in academic, social and career needs. To meet The Guidance Team and for contact information on your students' counselor, click here.

An Evening with College Representatives

  • Who: ALL Roncalli students and families are invited to attend!
  • When: 7:00 PM Monday, August 24th
  • Where: Your kitchen table! For the first time ever this event will be VIRTUAL!!! An email with all the details you will need to participate and a list of the 40+ college representatives attending will be sent out soon!

Lilly Endowment Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for Lilly Scholarships in all central Indiana counties. Each county has its own requirements and procedure. The deadline for some counties (including Marion) is THIS MONTH! Details can be found on the BLAST, in the Guidance Office, or by following THIS LINK.

Become a Tutor - Earn Service Hours!

See the Guidance BLAST for more info!

Future Planning Night for Juniors

  • Who: Roncalli Juniors and their families are invited to attend!
  • When: 7:00 PM Wednesday, September 2
  • Where: Your living room! For the first time ever this event will be VIRTUAL!!! Please watch the Guidance BLAST for updated information on this event, including a list of topics and presenters!!

Army ROTC Scholarships

Looking for ways to pay for college next year? Click here or see the BLAST for more details!

PSAT AND WALKATHON DATE CHANGES

College Board has changed the date when the PSAT is offered, so the test will now be given to all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors on Thursday, October 29th. Seniors will not come to school on this day and should use this time for college visits and job shadowing if possible.

Because of this date change, Walkathon will now take place on Wednesday, October 28th.

2019-20 YEARBOOKS

Yearbooks

There are a few remaining yearbooks for anyone who may still want to buy one from the 2019-20 school year. Your student may purchase one in the main office for $75 or stop by room 109. Checks should be made out to Roncalli. If you have any questions, please email the yearbook adviser, Julie Albertson.

SOCIAL WORKER CONSENT FORM

The school social worker’s role is to assist the school in meeting the social, emotional and spiritual needs of its students, parents/guardians and teachers. This is done by individual sessions with students, meetings with parents or families, small groups, coordinating with other service providers, providing resources to families or students, consulting and facilitating a teamwork approach with teachers and staff at school. If you feel your child would benefit from meeting with the social worker, for any reason, please email Diana Buxton or call (317) 787-8277 ext. 281 at any time.

Fill out and send in the linked consent form. Thank you!

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FREE/REDUCED MEAL APPLICATIONS

This year for the first time, Roncalli families will apply online for free/reduced meals. Please go to mymealtime.com. For a detailed instruction guide click here. If you have any questions or difficulties with this process, please call our office at (317)788-4099 or email Eileen Horan.

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CLASS OF 2021 SENIOR PORTRAITS

For a senior to have their picture included in the yearbook and class composite, they must get their picture taken with Prestige Photography. Click here to schedule your photography session. If you are photographed by 9/1/2020 you can do the STANDARD session with 2 outfits at NO CHARGE. The portraits studio is located at 2325 Pointe Parkway #140, Carmel, IN 46032. The yearbook choice deadline is 12/5/2020. No t-shirts with visible writings or logos, no hats, sunglasses or piercing are allowed for the yearbook photo. Gentlemen must wear a collared shirt and tie (jacket optional) and not have facial hair. Ladies must cover their shoulders and upper arms. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Banich, Assistant Principal for Student Life.

TI-84 CALCULATORS

ALGEBRA 2 OR ALGEBRA 1 HON

A reminder that any student who is scheduled to take an Algebra 2 class or Algebra 1 (HON) this coming school year is required to have a TI-84 calculator. Many local retailers have them on sale now, and we ask that any “proofs of purchase” codes be saved and turned into the math teachers. Students are discouraged from purchasing a TI-89 as these calculators are not allowed on the ACT exam (however, they are allowed on the SAT and AP exams).

GET A RONCALLI VIP CARD

FREE ADMISSION TO ATHLETIC & FINE ARTS EVENTS

What is a Roncalli VIP member card? A Roncalli 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 Roncalli VIP Card also allows you to receive up to four free tickets to one performance of each fine arts production/concert.

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How do I get one? You can purchase a minimum half page ad for $275 in the Roncalli 2020-21 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.

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 the Performing Arts book campaign goes directly to support the Performing Arts at Roncalli.

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

KROGER REWARD REMINDER

Roncalli High School appreciates the generosity of the Kroger Company and appreciates all in the Roncalli Family who have registered their Kroger Card so that we benefit each time you swipe your Kroger card when shopping at Kroger. We have received in excess of $10,000 from Kroger over the past year! Once registered, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! It is super easy to register. Click here Register your account information and add Roncalli (AS409) as your Community Rewards organization. Thank you to everyone who is supporting Roncalli through your purchases.It is greatly appreciated.

DAILY PRAYER & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Roncalli High School makes its daily prayer and daily announcements available online for anyone that would like to listen to them. Click here to access daily prayer and announcements

This can be found under the "About" link on the front page of our school's website.

SPRING BREAK & MORATORIUM WEEK 2021

It could be seen as silly to talk about spring break and next year’s moratorium week but many of our families have to make travel arrangements well in advance for a variety of family related reasons. Spring Break will begin with the dismissal of school at 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 18. School will resume at 7:30 AM on Monday, March 29.

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To maintain the integrity of the school calendar and instructional time, Roncalli does not allow a family to extend Spring Break by leaving early or returning late without a significant academic penalty. For full details on the policy, please click on the link at the end of the newsletter. Thank you to our parents who have given us tremendous support of this policy through the years.

Additionally, as a member of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Roncalli High School must adhere to the moratorium week requirements set forth by the association. The 2021 Moratorium Week for the summer of 2021 will be from June 28 - July 5. At Roncalli this means there will be no open gym/no open facilities, no practices, games, rehearsals, etc. There are to be no student activities at all during this week.

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.

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PLEASE PRAY

  • For blessings on Mary (Bowling) McCoy R’79 as she moves into her new position as the interim superintendent of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Catholic Schools.
  • For former student Arthur Koehl, who was severely injured in an automobile accident, and for his mother Tamara and brothers Jaylen R’17, senior Theo, during this time of recovery and healing.
  • For Julie Sommers, STARS Life Academy instructor, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • For all of our Roncalli family who are experiencing extra stress during this unusual and uncertain time. God please comfort them and provide them Your peace and understanding.
  • 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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