RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - July 23, 2021

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. The electronic letter was sent out this week. Please contact the main office at (317) 787-8277 should you have any questions or encounter any issues with receiving your family’s letter.

Your child! Your choice! Your dollars!

Check the income criteria below - Estimates indicate that between 80-90% of families will qualify.

Indiana Choice Scholarships pay $5,500 - $6,500 of your child’s Roncalli tuition!

Please contact Director of Tuition Assistance, Amy Kuntz at akuntz@roncalli.org or 317.787.8277 ext. 278 if you have any questions or want to explore your options.

Choice Scholarship Program Income Limits by Household Size

Choose your school, choose Roncalli.

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DAY OF REFLECTION

Roncali's Faculty and Staff will be participating in the Day of Reflection on Monday, August 2nd. The Roncalli Parent Organization (RPO) will be hosting lunch for the faculty and staff on this day. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Please consider 10 to be the minimum number of servings for each slot selected and feel free to select more than 1. Drop off any time in the cafeteria between 8:00 AM and noon on Monday, August 2nd. Sign up using this link.

CHOICE SCHOLARSHIP (VOUCHER)

DEADLINE AUGUST 31ST

A mailing went out to all families that have an approved Choice Scholarship Voucher for the 2021/22 school year on Wednesday 7/7/21. If you received this mailing, please sign and return the forms and your voucher will be secured for this school year.

If you think you qualify for a Choice Scholarship Voucher and you did NOT receive a letter in the mail with your voucher approval or haven’t worked with Amy to sign the papers in the last 3 weeks, please call or email Amy Kuntz 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 here.

DEADLINE AUGUST 31ST

NEW PARENT ORIENTATION MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 7:00 PM

The annual New Parent Orientation meeting for parents of incoming freshmen and transfer students will be held on Wednesday, July 28 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 RHS Spirit Store will be open this evening from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

FALL SPORT PICTURE DAY AUGUST 9TH

All Fall athletes will have team pictures taken on Monday, August 9 starting at 3:15 PM. More information to follow from your coaches.

FRESHMAN ORIENTATION JULY 31ST

Freshman Orientation will be held on Saturday, July 31, so please mark your calendars...this will be a fun, informative day that you will not want to miss!

  • 1:30-2:00: Freshmen arrive for orientation! Drop-off at the Ascension St. Vincent Gym (Door 15).
  • 2:00: Beginning of Freshman Orientation
  • 4:30: All parents and families are invited to attend Mass to close out orientation in The Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium.

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

Seniors- don't forget about the planning meeting on Thursday, July 29 at 7 PM.

ROYAL RALLY

THURSDAY, JULY 29

ROYAL RALLY

Class of 2021! 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.

Please RSVP today by calling Gary Armbruster, Director of Alumni Relations, at 787-8277 x242.

July 29, 2021 from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM in the Roncalli Cafeteria!

Summer Uniform Sale

NEXT MONDAY & TUESDAY

UNIFORM SALE UNIFORM SALE UNIFORM SALE

Mark your calendars for this year's Roncalli Uniform and Spirit Wear Sale! The sale dates will be Monday, July 26 from 4-8 PM and Tuesday, July 27 from 8 AM-12 PM in the RHS cafeteria. You can pre-order uniforms and this year's R Shirt online here.

You'll be able to pick up your merchandise at the Roncalli Uniform and Spirit Wear Sale. Additional spirit wear and Roncalli gear will be available at the sale!

NEWS FROM THE RONCALLI CAFETERIA

This school year, all students will be eligible for free meals (breakfast and lunch). However, we still encourage our families to apply for the free or reduced benefit which will determine if your family is eligible for textbook assistance and other benefits. You may apply online beginning this coming Monday, July 26. Go to mymealtime.com and find the link that says Mealtime Apply Online. Some families have already received letters from us stating that they are eligible for free or reduced meals. If you have received such a letter, you do not have to fill out an application.

If you have a question about the application process, please call our cafeteria office at (317)788-4099.

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).

  • 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 RHS family that can assist with your transportation needs.
  • If your family/student is willing to assist other RHS 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 RHS 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 ride to and from school (Wildcat Run Neighborhood; Thompson and 5 Points)
  • Needs ride in the morning on Tuesdays and needs ride home every afternoon (135 and Smith Valley)
  • Needs ride to and from school (Morgantown and Smokey Row)

ANNUAL GOLF OUTING

Roncalli Athletic Boosters 2021 GOLF OUTING

  • July 30, 2021
  • Sarah Shank Golf Course
  • 8:00 AM Shotgun Scramble
  • $300 per team

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POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT RONCALLI

Roncalli High School is excited to announce three part-time positions within the Office of Advancement. Given the right candidate, two of these positions could be combined to create one full-time position. Please submit resume by August 7, 2021. Qualified, interested candidates are invited to email a current resume and cover letter to Terese Carson at tcarson@roncalli.org. Please include at least three references as a part of the resume.

You are the perfect candidate if you are constantly looking ahead, engaging in meaningful conversation, have a passion for Catholic education, and love Roncalli High School. If you are someone who has mastered the art of managing multiple priorities at once, then read on!

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Director of Special Events - Responsible for the execution of all fund-raising, friend-raising and informational events. The Director of Special Events will coordinate annual fundraising events, such as Circle of Faith Annual Fund Dinner, Walkathon and Celebration Roncalli but will also brainstorm new events that allow us to reach further into our community. We are seeking an individual who is extremely organized and will plan, coordinate and promote all aspects of events.

Director of Alumni Relations - Responsible for the development and management of Roncalli’s alumni relations program. The Director of Alumni Relations develops, directs, and maintains relationships with current students as they approach graduation and all alumni of Chartrand, Kennedy, Sacred Heart and Roncalli for the purpose of deepening connections and engaging those constituents with the school and our mission. The Director of Alumni Relations will develop and implement a strategy to grow engagement for alumni and inspire them to give back to the school in meaningful ways.

Director of Corporate Relations - Responsible for raising meaningful philanthropic gifts and sponsorship opportunities from businesses and corporations. The Director of Corporate Relations will develop and lead a portfolio of corporate prospects and donors, from identification and qualification to cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The Director of Corporate Relations is responsible for increasing Roncalli’s visibility among businesses while actively working to establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships within the corporate sector.

For more information on each of these positions, click here.

SAVE THE DATE

Circle of Faith Annual Fund Dinner

Get ready to celebrate together! Mark your calendars for the Circle of Faith Annual Fund Dinner, September 23, 2021!

FRESHMAN & TRANSFER STUDENT CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTION

Roncalli High School continues our 1:1 initiative with each student receiving a school-issued Chromebook. Chromebooks will be placed in your locker after July 19. Should you have any questions, please stop by the IT Office. We are located on the main floor in Room 106 3/4 (between Rooms 106 and 108).

CHROMEBOOK OWNERSHIP

Roncalli High School owns and manages 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 and charging cord in full working order or pay the school the cost of a new Chromebook.

CLASS OF 2022 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. Many seniors completed their portraits, but those still needing to do so can click here to schedule an appointment at Roncalli on August 4th. A login code will be mailed to you from Prestige Photography (please note--you must use the most recent code. Old appointment codes for May appointments will not work). August 4th is the last opportunity to have portraits taken on campus, and there are limited appointments available. Those still needing portraits after August 4th will need to schedule an appointment at the portrait studio located at 2325 Pointe Parkway #140, Carmel, IN 46032. The yearbook choice deadline is 12/5/2021. 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 John Hasty, Assistant Principal for Student Life.

SCHOOL PICTURES ON FIRST DAY

A reminder that all students will have a school picture 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 Code EVTR3MHVH on the MyLifeTouch.com site. If you have any questions related to school pictures, please contact Assistant Principal for Student Life, John Hasty.

Please note that seniors will be in school uniform on the first day of school and will take a school picture for their student ID. Seniors still needing a portrait need to schedule an appointment with Prestige (see Senior Portraits for detailed instructions on scheduling).

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, or if they are a senior with a portrait appointment after school. If this is the case, the student may dress up. Absolutely, no jeans, denim or immodest dress allowed!!

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

Roncalli is enrolled in the National School Lunch Program here at Roncalli, you can receive free meals during the summer (Summer Food Service Program).

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RONCALLI SUBSTITUTE TEACHER SEARCH

Join the GREAT Royal Family!

Roncalli High School is looking for additional substitute teachers:

  • faith-filled individuals
  • who love working with the future of tomorrow
  • We have great leaders!
  • We have great teachers!
  • We have a great support staff!
  • We have great students!
  • We have great subs!
  • We have a great school!

If you are interested in being a SUBSTITUTE TEACHER and joining the GREAT Roncalli Royal Family, then contact Jeff Small.

2021-22 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 a 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 RHS Dean of Students, Tim Crissman.

Thanks in advance for your continued cooperation on this matter.

VACCINATION INFORMATION FOR TEENS

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Harassment/Bullying

Guideline for Respecting all Individuals

Roncalli stands against harassment/bullying of any sort. For obvious reasons, both biblical and Catholic, harassment/bullying violates our mandate not only to love one another, but in all circumstances to accept one another despite our differences. When these violations are expressed openly in language or behavior, they are reprehensible. Roncalli will not allow behavior that mocks, diminishes or impugns the dignity or integrity of any person or group. No racist, sexist or homophobic expression, language or behavior will be tolerated.

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. Students will 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. An offending student may convey his bullying/harassment through a multitude of platforms including but not limited to: physical, verbal, sexual, retaliatory, or electronic means. Examples of electronic means include but are not limited to, email, social media, text messages, blogging, voice mails, images, pictures, videos, hashtags, 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, an administrator, a counselor, or the social worker. Failure to report incidents of bullying/harassment makes one complicit with the inappropriate behavior. All reports about harassment/bullying/intimidation will be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. Any student found in violation of this policy will face serious disciplinary consequences up to and including expulsion.

Please reference the Roncalli High School Handbook Section 6.3.5 for additional details on our Policy regarding Harassment/Bullying.

KROGER REWARDS MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

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Every little bit counts! Take a look at the great benefits Roncalli receives when you shop at Kroger with your Kroger rewards card. Make sure you have your card associated with Roncalli’s code AS409. In 2018, Roncalli’s rewards totalled $7,315.87. See the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or click here, choose “I’m a Customer,” and type in Roncalli’s code AS409 to link your rewards to benefit our school.

2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR IMMUNIZATIONS

A los padres/tutores: Vacunas para el año escolar 2021-22

Vacunas para el año escolar 2021-22

The Indiana State Department of Health and Department of Education has mandatory immunizations for every student enrolled in an Indiana school. Roncalli High School must follow these requirements to stay in compliance; even if a physicians’ immunization and dosing schedules show more flexibility.

Immunization requirements for 2021-22 require all high school students to have 2 Hepatitis A vaccines, administered a minimum 6 months apart.

Also 2 Meningitis MCV4 vaccines are required for Class of 2022 prior to the start of their senior year.

If your child has not received these, please make arrangements to get these vaccines and forward proof of immunization. County Health Departments can assist with these vaccinations.

Documentation needs to be sent to the Guidance Office: fax 317-788-2282 or email jdias@roncalli.org.

Click the link below to see all required vaccinations for the 2021-22 school year.

2021-22 Requirements

ST. BARNABAS YOUTH MINISTER

St. Barnabas Catholic Church and School is seeking a full-time pastoral, creative, relationship-driven, and dynamic Youth Minister to serve alongside our youth, parents, and members of the parish. Not only will this position continue to strengthen existing ministries for middle and high school youth but will also be responsible for teaching 8th grade religion during the school year. This person will work closely with the Director of Faith Formation and Principal of the school.

The ideal candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree in theology or a related field or have at least 3 years of youth ministry experience. Applicants must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church.

Strong organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills are a must, and be fluent in the latest technological trends. The applicant must have the ability to coordinate and work well with volunteers and exhibit good leadership skills.

Email Ja-Dean Johnson.

PLEASE PRAY

  • For Kathy Tinder, long time teacher at Roncalli, who continues to battle serious 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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