RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - August 20, 2021

CANNED FOOD DRIVE

CANNED FOOD DRIVE

students and staff

  • FOOD OR MONEY drop off in main lobby from 7:00-7:30 AM on August 23-27
  • MONEY ONLY drop-off can be in the main lobby or outside of Guidance from 7-7:30 AM.

DONATION BENCHMARKS

  • Students and staff who donate at least $40 or 80 cans will immediately receive a wristband that allows them to be out-of-uniform through August 23-27.
  • Members of a household with more than one student and/or staff receive wristbands if they collectively donate at least $65 or 130 cans (please use one form per household).
  • Students and staff who donate less than $40 or 80 cans will receive their wristband in time to be out-of-uniform on Friday, August 27.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GRANDPARENTS DAY

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

We are in need of a few parent volunteers to help out at Grandparents Day! This is a fun-filled day beginning at 7:30 AM and ending around noon. Please email Raegan Evans or call 317-787-8277 ext 231 for more information or if interested in volunteering for this day.

GRANDPARENTS DAY RETURNS

SEPTEMBER 3, 2021, 8:30 AM - NOON

Roncalli High School is excited to announce that our school’s very special celebration of Grandparents Day is back and will be held on Friday, September 3. Even better news is that after having to limit attendance in previous years, we now are able to invite grandparents of all of our students to join us thanks to the spacious nature of our new Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium.

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DETAILS

The format this year will include an opening program just for grandparents followed by an all school liturgy and conclude with grandparents going to class with their grandchild.

Grandparents and all students will be dismissed at noon so that those that wish to enjoy lunch together may do so.

Registration for this year’s Grandparents Day will be done electronically through the link provided below. Anyone (grandparents, parents, grandchildren) can access the link and complete the registration. There will be no invitation letter or paper registration this year. Any grandparents who wish to be a part of our celebration this year must submit the following information (name, address, email, cell phone number) through the link. We will send a follow-up reminder email with details two weeks prior to the event.

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SWIMMING AND DIVING TEAM

The Roncalli Swimming and Diving Team is looking for students who are interested in swimming or diving this upcoming season. Currently, our boys and girls rosters have open spots. If anyone is interested or has any questions please contact coach Curtis Cox. The swimming and diving program has seen a lot of success over the last few years, including winning 7 conference championships in the last 5 years. Parents: Roncalli's swim team is consistently one of the higher performing varsity sports in academics, due to our emphasis on time management skills. We welcome anyone to join. No previous experience is necessary.

MUSICAL AUDITIONS

MUSICAL AUDITIONS

Auditions for the musical, Holiday Inn will take place Tuesday, August 24 and Wednesday, August 25. Audition sign ups are available outside the Box Office.

Your audition selection should be a musical theatre piece no longer than one minute. We will have an accompanist to play your sheet music or you can play a music track which you will need to provide. Please do not sing with the artist on the track… background music only. Your audition group will also learn and perform a dance audition piece.

Audition and tech forms are located outside the box office. Bring completed audition forms with you to your audition. Tech forms go in the box outside the box office and are due Thursday, August 26 by 3:00.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Bohn or Mr. Newton.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY SENIOR EMAIL

Seniors who qualified for the National Honor Society were emailed application materials on Monday. These are due to Mrs. Bohn by Friday, August 27th. Please email Mrs. Bohn or see her in room 103 if you have any questions.

PERFORMING ARTS SENIORS

Students who have been involved in the performing arts program for at least two years are invited to be included in this year’s Performing Arts Book. Forms have been passed out in performing arts classes. If your senior does not have a performing arts class this year, they may stop by the Box Office to pick up a form. Completed forms need to be returned to Mrs. Lewinski in the Box Office by September 3. Pictures for the book will be taken Wednesday, September 8.

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR CHANGE

In an effort to better meet the needs of each student and the increasing enrollment trends, we have slightly adjusted the alphabet breakdown. Beginning Monday, August 16th all freshmen and sophomores with the last names S - Sch will now be assigned to Ms. Ellis (soon to be Mrs. Gomez). Juniors and seniors with the last names S - Sch will remain with Mrs. Engel.

Please feel free to reach out to your child’s counselor to introduce yourself, share anecdotes or concerns, offer insight, or ask questions!

  • Angela Maly: A-D
  • Jessica Gattuso: E-Ke
  • Lisa Beckwith: Kh-Ma
  • Jessica Engel: Grades 9-10, Mc-R
    • Grades 11-12, Mc-Sch
  • Morgan Ellis: Grades 9-10, S-Z
    • Grades 11-12, Last names Sci-Z

RONCALLI - MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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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 access and complete the permission form by Monday, August 26. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. John Hasty, Assistant Principal for Student Life.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN

Roncalli High School works with local law enforcement officials continuously reviewing and updating our Emergency Preparedness Plan based on best practices learned from school experiences all across the country. Law enforcement has shared with us that a review of some school shootings shows that they have taken place during the time period in the morning prior to the start of school when students, teachers and staff are arriving on campus and entering the school. They (law enforcement) have recommended that we collect student cell phone numbers so that we can communicate directly with students if an emergency situation exists in the time period leading up to the start of school when we may have students in the parking lot, driving into school, etc.

NOTE: The school's only use of these numbers will be for emergency notification.

During the week of August 23, we are going to begin collecting freshman students' cell phone numbers. Please notify Tim Crissman our Dean of Students if you as parents do not wish for Roncalli to have your child's cell phone number.

2021 YEARBOOKS AVAILABLE

There are still 2021 yearbooks available for purchase from the main office if your student would like one. They are $75 and checks should be made out to Roncalli High School.

All those who bought one and didn't pick it up yet were sent an email Wednesday. They can be picked up in the main office or in room 109. If you have a question please email Julie Albertson.

RONCALLI CIRCLE OF FAITH DISTINCTION DINNER

CIRCLE OF FAITH

Celebrate together at the Roncalli High School Circle of Faith Distinction Dinner on September 23, 2021 at Roncalli High School in the Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium beginning at 5:30 PM.

Join us as we honor individuals from the Roncalli community with awards recognizing contributions to our school, our church and our world. Guests will celebrate all that makes Roncalli what it is today while hearing more about what comes next for our school.

5:30 PM Social Hour, 6:30 PM Program and Dinner (complimentary)

Visit giving.roncalli.org or scan the QR code with your phone's camera.

CIRCLE OF FAITH

HOMECOMING POST GAME PARTY TICKETS

FOR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS

Homecoming Tickets

The Homecoming party is back! Join us on Friday, September 24. The fun starts immediately after the halftime presentations.

We will have snacks, a cash bar and music by Train Wreck! Get your $10 ticket today in the Roncalli Advancement Office. Questions can be directed to Fran Davey.

𝙈𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙗𝙚 21 𝙤𝙧 𝙤𝙡𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙙

YOUR CHILD! YOUR TAX DOLLARS! YOUR CHOICE!

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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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

HEARING SCREENING

The Marion County Public Health Department will be at Roncalli to administer the state mandated hearing screening services for sophomores on Thursday, August 26. 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.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

All economics students will be participating in a Community Poverty Simulation and we need 20 parent volunteers to run this event. We will be working in the Bishop Chartrand Gymnasium (old gym) on September 9, from 7:30 AM - 3 PM. If you are available and interested in joining this experience, please contact Betsy Strader for further information.

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. The online application portal opened 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.

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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 (Morgantown and Smokey Row)
  • Needs ride to school (Somerset Neighborhood in Bargersville - could meet at SFSC in morning)
  • Needs ride home from school daily (Main Street in Greenwood between US 31 and 135)
  • Needs ride home from school daily (Arlington and Thompson)
  • Needs ride home 3-4 times a week (Center Grove area)
  • Needs a ride home after school, daily (Bluff and Southport Road)

SWIM AND DIVE TEAM CITY BARBEQUE FUNDRAISER

City BBQ

RHS Swim and Dive Team is having a fundraiser at City Barbeque (Greenwood location) on Thursday, August 26! Order online or head on over to show your support and enjoy some BBQ—we’ll get 20% of sales from everyone who shares this post or uses our fundraiser code when they order here or in the City BBQ app!

SOCIAL WORKER PARENT INFORMATION

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GUIDANCE CORNER

THE GUIDANCE BLAST HAS MOVED!

The Roncalli Guidance Blast has a new spot online. Please click below for the new and improved GUIDANCE BLAST!

New Site

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An Evening with College Representatives

Monday, August 23

This year, 39 colleges/universities will be represented in-person at our annual college fair event! This program is open to students of all grade levels and their families and will begin promptly at 7:00 PM in the Roncalli Auditorium. A list of all the schools attending can be found on the Guidance Blast!

SAVE-THE-DATE!!

Future Planning Night for Freshmen/Sophomores - Sept. 7

Freshmen, Sophomores, and their families are invited to an event designed to give you insight into success here at Roncalli and planning for your future after Roncalli! We will have a panel of experts to discuss life as a Roncalli student, unique opportunities offered here, entering the workforce after graduation, the college planning process, and more!

SCHOOL CHOICE EXPANSION

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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.

VACCINATION INFORMATION FOR TEENS

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KROGER REWARDS MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

Kroger Plus Card

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.

ST. ANN PARISH FESTIVAL

Please join us at the St. Ann Church Festival August 26-28. Beginning at 5PM each day, we welcome you to enjoy carnival rides, many games, Monte Carlo, all kinds of great food inside and out, our renowned bake shop (many homemade desserts!), silent auction and much more! Opportunities for service hours! (License #002377, igc ref #154516)

Ascension St. Vincent Excellence

It’s time to end youth vaping!

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine

PLEASE PRAY

  • For the repose of the soul of Donna Dellinger, grandmother of Gunnar Large, Roncalli Social Studies teacher. May God provide comfort and peace for her family.
  • For the repose of the soul of Bill May, step-brother to current freshmen Audrey and Teresa May and Garrett May R’20. May God comfort his family during this difficult time.
  • For the repose of the soul of Jack Boyd, grandfather of sophomore Nathan and freshman Rachel Hollcraft. May God provide comfort and peace to his family.
  • For Dennis Stephenson Hon’93, who is battling serious health issues.
  • For Bill Mullen Hon’14, who is battling serious health issues.
  • 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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