RHJ Weekly Update
September 26, 2021
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
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.
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 DayJune 29 Last Operational Day
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.