RHJ Weekly Update

September 26, 2021

Parent Council Meeting Information

The Rudolph Hennig Parent Council Meeting is on Monday, September 27 at 6:00pm and it will be held virtually. We hope to see as many parents and guardians at the meeting as possible. Please see below for the agenda and link.


Meeting Link

Week in Review

Our students continue to take advantage of the amazing weather! Our picnic tables and green spaces are being used by students at lunch to eat and to burn off some energy. Our activity classes are also taking advantage of the warm weather with lots of outside time.

Our auditions are starting for the High School Musical, both in class and for those not in Performing Arts. Students were signing up this week in preparation for next weeks auditions.

Our volleyball teams started league play this week. We have seen lots of improvement from all of the teams already, and we are excited for our games next week!

Students are completing the MIPI math assessment to get a baseline as to where they are at with their math skills. Once teachers have that information, they will be working with their students to continue to develop their skills.

Our staff and students have been working hard to prepare for our activities to acknowledge our National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We will have different activities next week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, culminating in a Division wide program of remembrance on September 29 in the morning.

This Week at Rudolph Hennig

Monday, September 27

Supports for Students Meeting at 11:30am - Virtual for Mr. Shudra, Mrs. Orr, and Ms. Kropp

COVID Update Meeting at 11:30am - Virtual for Mr. Shudra and Mrs. Orr

Parent Council Meeting - Virtual at 6:00pm

Indigenous Games at Lunch - Kneel Jump

Tuesday, September 28

Fort Saskatchewan Feeder School Meeting at 9:00am- Virtual for Mr. Shudra and Mrs. Orr

Indigenous Games at Lunch - Seated Stick Pull

Wednesday, September 29 - Orange Shirt Day

Division Wide Truth and Reconciliation program at 9:30am

Indigenous Games at Lunch - Dene Stick Pull

Thursday, September 30 - School Closure Day

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - No School

Friday, October 1

Terry Fox Run

Forms Committee Meeting - Mr. Shudra away in afternoon

Coming Up in October

October 5 World Teacher Day

October 6 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal

School Fees

Pay School Fees Online!

School fees will be posted on Monday for the 2021-22 school year to 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 online using Visa, MasterCard or debit card—when available from your financial institution.

Don’t forget to 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 certain school activities such as field trips, class projects, athletic-team fees and more. Additionally, junior high and senior high fees can change as courses are added and deleted.

If circumstances exist where you’re unable to pay your school fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2021.

For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines visit eips.ca/schools/fees. Alternatively, contact Ms. Tomkow, Business Manager at Rudolph Hennig JHS at 780-998-2216.

Meet the RHJ Staff

Counsellor Corner with Ms. Kropp


The Rainbow Alliance Fall schedule outlines meeting held at The Bridge on Thursdays from 4 to 6pm up to December.

YouthFest 2021 is continuing this fall in collaboration with the library. They are offering a Marty Chan writing workshop targeted to youth.

FCSS is screening the movie Connecting the Dots and hosting a virtual discussion panel afterwards, this film takes a deep look into youth mental health from their perspective. The film Director Noemi Weiss will be a part of the panel afterwards. Tickets are free! So please feel free to share this far and wide. Release date is October 21, registration is via Eventbrite.

In connection with the film the Youth Advisory Committee and the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library are hosting a Mental Health Art Walk on October 23rd. The organizers are looking for youth ages 13 – 24 years of age to share their experiences with Mental Health through an art medium. Note that expertise in art is not needed. They are interested in not just painting or photography but also short story, poetry, wood working, music, etc.

Ms. Kropp


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Important Dates

2021-2022 Important Dates


October 1 Terry Fox Run

October 5 World Teacher Day

October 6 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal

October 10 World Mental Health Day

October 11 Thanksgiving - No School

October 18 Professional Learning Day

October 24 United Nations Day

October 25 School Council Meeting

October 31 Halloween


November 3 Staff Meeting Day - Early Dismissal

November 5 Remembrance Service

November 5-12 November Break - No School

November 11 Remembrance Day

November 15-19 Bullying Awareness Week

November 20 National Children's Day

November 24 Parent Teacher Conferences

November 25 Parent Teacher Conferences

November 26-27 RHJ Triple Ball Volleyball Tournament - RHJ Gym

November 29 School Council Meeting


December 1 Staff Meeting Day - Early Dismissal

December 10 Human Rights Day

December 15 Guitar Cafe - RHJ Gym

December 16 Winter Band Concert - RHJ Gym

December 22-31 Christmas Break


January 3-4 Christmas Break

January 5 Staff Meeting Day - Early Dismissal

January 24 School Council Meeting

January 27 Family Literacy Day

January 29 Bell Lets talk “Mental Health Awareness”

January 31 Professional Development Day


February 1 First day of Second Semester

February 2 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal

February 10-11 Teachers Convention

February 15 National Flag Day

February 17 Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 21 Family Day - Stat

February 23 Pink Shirt Day

February 28 School Council Meeting


March 2 Staff Meeting Day - Early Dismissal

March 4 Professional Development Day

March 4-5 Ted Tchir Basketball Tournament - RHJ Gym

March 8 International Women’s Day

March 14 Pi Day

March 17 Parent Teacher Conferences

March 21 School Council Meeting

March 21 World Down Syndrome Day

March 25-31 Spring Break

March 27 World Theatre Day


April 1 Spring Break

April 2 World Autism Day

April 6 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal

April 7 World Health Day

April 12 RHJ Information Night

April 15 Good Friday

April 16 National Librarian Day

April 18 Easter Monday

April 22 Earth Day

April 23 World Book Day

April 25 School Council Meeting

April 27 Administrative Professionals Day


May 1 Hats on! For mental health

May 2-6 Mental Health Week

May 3 Bus Driver Appreciation Day?

May 3 Support Staff Appreciation Day?

May 4 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal

May 5 Teacher Appreciation Day

May 6 Professional Development Day

May 18 Spring Band Concert - RHJ Gym

May 20 School Closure Day

May 23 Victoria Day

May 30 School Council Meeting


June 1 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal

June 2-3 Performing Arts - One Act Plays - RHJ Gym

June 5 World Environment Day

June 8 Guitar Cafe - RHJ Gym

June 28 Last Instructional Day

June 29 Last Operational Day

About Us

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.