RHJ Weekly Update
March 12, 2023
Hot Lunch - Ukrainian Style! Order Due Tuesday!
Hot Lunch: Bacon or cheese perogies served with sausages, sour cream, and grilled onions… white or chocolate milk… and food truck style Ukrainian mini donuts (cinnamon sugar pampushky).
Date of Lunch: Thurs. March 16
Orders Due: Tues. March 14
How To Order: FortSaskLunchbox.com or paper order forms around the school
Alberta Education surveys teachers, students and families through its annual Alberta Education Assurance (AEA) Survey. The survey acts as an annual check-up on the province’s education system. Every year, Alberta Education conducts the survey to gather information about the quality of education provided by Alberta schools and school authorities. The survey looks at various measures such as education quality, citizenship, family involvement, engagement levels, school climate and student wellness.
Additionally, parents and guardians of students in grade 7 are also asked to take a survey online. Alberta Education will send families information about the survey directly. As with the student and teacher survey, it’s anonymous and asks questions about your school experiences. If you have a child in these grades, we encourage you to participate. The survey deadline has been extended to March 17, 2023.
If you have questions, or have not yet received anything from Alberta Education about the Assurance Survey and you have a child in grade 7, please click on the link below.
Have your say! EIPS’ 2023 Annual Feedback Survey Opens March 1-23
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) wants to hear from you. Make sure to complete the 2023 EIPS Annual Feedback Survey: For parents and caregivers—open from March 1-23.
Every year, EIPS conducts the feedback survey to gauge its progress toward meeting the goals and priorities outlined in its Four-Year Education Plan. Families are asked a series of questions about their experiences with EIPS and the school their child attends, the overall performance of the Division, the quality of education being provided to students and areas for improvement. The survey input helps the Division develop new strategies to better serve students and the wider community. VISIT EIPS.CA TO TAKE THE SURVEY: March 1-23
NOTE: The survey is anonymous and only takes a few minutes to complete. If you want to share the experience of more than one child attending an EIPS school, simply complete the survey again.
2023-2024 Registration Information
Next Year Grade 10 Students:
Mar 9 and 10: Fort High Administration will visit RHJ to hand out copies of the registration sheet.
Mar 13 to March 17: Send completed student registration sheet with your student to the office at RHJ.
Mar 20 to March 24: Registration team from Fort High will meet with all students at their respective schools to input course selections into PowerSchool.
Next Year Grade 8 and 9 Students:
March 13: RHJ is hosting an Options Fair in the gym at lunch! This provides an opportunity for students to check out all of the options to make an informed choice about their courses for next year!
March 13 to 17: RHJ Administration will give a brief presentation to students about courses and registration. Information on how to choose courses will be sent home.
March 17 to April 6: Students will choose their options with parents / guardians at home through the Parent Portal of PowerSchool. Students and parents will also fill out the Google Form at home to request 3 friends to be in their homeroom. Please note that this does not guarantee those students will be together, but it is taken into consideration.
Any questions, please contact the school.
RHJ ReSet Room
We are proud to announce that we now have a ReSet Room for students to access to help with mental health support, stress, anxiety, and be able to get help to regulate so they can return to class ready to learn. This room has a teacher in the room throughout the day to support students to reset, but also to help them complete school work to ease the transition back into class.
The ReSet Room will provide a safe space to help students learn how to decrease anxiety and regulate stress levels. A key point of the room comes from long-established occupational theory research, namely that "doing," or intentional activity, is therapeutic. The room will provide students the opportunity to engage their frontal cortex in an alternative activity such as a puzzle, lego, colouring, reading, brain games, and other activities to engage neurological pathways. We also can utilize breathing exercises and strategies to teach students to self-regulate.
To access the ReSet Room, students need to speak with their teacher before you are able to come and access the therapeutic space. The goal is to come to the room to help ReSet, and then return to class ready to learn.
An example of as a Re-Set activity we have students recite the alphabet but skip every second letter. This causes the brain to focus and is a fantastic tool you can use when you are feeling stress or anxiety. It seems easy but can be just enough of a challenge to allow your mind to settle.
RCMP Community Talks
RCMPTalks sessions facilitate meaningful conversations with students, police officers, parents, and organizations from across the country in a virtual safe space. Each session aims to raise awareness about a specific youth crime or victimization topic.
The RCMP is hosting its first ever RCMPTalks for parents on March 15, from 7:00 – 8:30PM EST. The virtual session will cover topics including mental health, substance use, cyberbullying and sextortion. Register now: Parents, educators, and youth-facing professionals can register by contacting RCMP.Youth-Jeunesse.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
EIPS Summer School Registration
This Week at Rudolph Hennig
Substitute Appreciation Week!
Monday, March 13 - Day 2
8:30am - Assurance Survey - HR 74
9:00am - Associate Superintendent Visit
10:00am - Front Office Meeting
10:30am - Admin Meeting
11:00am - RHJ Admin and Counselling Meeting
12:37pm - RHJ Option Fair - Gym
Tuesday, March 14 - Day 3 - PIE DAY
8:30am to 10:30am - EIPS Communications Visit
9:00am to 12:00pm - EIPS Supports for Students Consultants visit to LINKS
12:37pm to 1:11pm - Pie Day Activities!
12:30pm to 3:30pm - EIPS Counselor Meeting - Mr. Curbelo away
4:00pm to 6:00pm - EIPS Counselor Cohort PD - Mr. Curbelo away
Wednesday, March 15 - Day 4
8:00am to 11:30am - Restorative Practice PD - Mr. Curbelo and Mrs. Olsen away
9:00am to 10:00am - Student Success Meeting
Period 5 - Grade 8 Vaping Presentation
Period 6 - Grade 7 Vaping Presentation
Thursday, March 16 - Day 5
7:30am to 9:00am - Jr. High Principal Breakfast Meeting - Mr. Shudra away
9:00am to 10:00am - Grade 6 visit to Win Ferguson
Period 6 - Grade 9 Vaping Presentation
Friday, March 17 - Day 6 - Last Day of Trimester 2 and St. Patrick's Day
9:00am - Counselor Mentor Meeting - Mr. Curbelo
9:00am to 10:00am - Grade 6 vist to James Mowat
10:30am to 11:30am - Grade 6 visit to Fort Elementary
Period 5 and 6 - Grade 9 P.A.R.T.Y. Program Presentation
Mrs. Orr Away
The Fort Saskatchewan P.A.R.T.Y. Program (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth) is an injury prevention program aimed at teenagers, facilitated by community volunteer representatives from Fire, Ambulance, Restorative Justice, Victim Services, RCMP and Municipal Enforcement. The program is designed to have students understand the consequences of poor decision-making regarding dangerous behavior such as, but not limited to, drinking and driving, non-compliance with seat belt laws, texting and driving, and not wearing protective sports gear.
2022-2023 Important Dates
March 13 - RHJ Option Fair
March 20 - Parent Council Meeting at 6:00pm
March 22 - Student Parent Teacher Conferences - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
March 24 to April 2 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
Pay School Fees Online!
School fee information for the 2022-23 school year is now posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. To access your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view your fees and pay them online.
Don’t forget to also log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal regularly throughout the year. Fees are often added to your child’s account to cover the cost of various school activities such as field trips, class projects, extracurricular activities fees and more.
If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your fees, you can apply to have certain fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2022.
For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines, visit www.eips.ca/schools/fees and https://www.rudolphhennig.ca/about/fees. Alternatively, contact Mrs. Margaret Tomkow at Rudolph Hennig at 780-998-2216.
Rudolph Hennig has joined with LunchBox to offer lunches for our students! Parents can order and pay online through the link below, and students pick up the lunches in the Raven's Nest Store in the first half of lunch.
LunchBox also bring some additional items to sell to students.
The Grand Math Connection
"Are You Ready For Grade 10 Math?
Entering High School mathematics can be a daunting prospect for many students. Everyone wants to be successful, but which knowledge and skills are required to attain that success?
In this blog post, you will find my top 10 skills that will point you in the right direction in helping you to achieve your goals.
If you think that your understanding of any of these ten items is not as sharp as you would like, follow the provided link, where you will find an instructional video, practice questions, and detailed solutions. Take control of the preparation needed to give you a solid foundation of basic mathematical knowledge and skills.
Cobs Bread Fundraising
Welcome to the home of the Ravens! We support personal development and academic growth for all of our students.
Rudolph Hennig Junior High School honours Treaty 6 territory and welcomes students from Metis settlements and First Nations communities throughout Western Canada and the Northwest Territories. We strive to build a safe and caring environment where cultural practices and traditions are honoured and celebrated. We work closely with community Elders to bring the truth of Canada’s history to our students as we work towards shared reconciliation.
We hope your year with us will be an enjoyable, rewarding, and memorable experience. Rudolph Hennig’s staff are committed to ensuring all students achieve success.