RHJ Weekly Update

May 28, 2023

Welcome Mr. Cruikshank, our new Principal!

Rudolph Hennig is proud to welcome Mr. Greg Cruikshank as our next Principal! Mr. Cruikshank is a resident of Fort Saskatchewan and is excited to be part of a staff in the community that he lives in. He is currently the Principal of Lamont Junior Senior High School and will work with the current administration and staff to ensure a smooth transition.

Welcome Mr. Cruikshank!

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Parent Council Meeting

Our last Parent Council meeting for the 2022-2023 school year is Monday, May 29 at 6pm and it will be held at Pots Restaurant in Fort Saskatchewan.

April Meeting Minutes

May Meeting Agenda

Final Exam Schedule

It is hard to believe that this school year is creeping or speeding to the finish line, depending on your perspective! Below is a link to our Final Exam Schedule. We will send out more information as we get closer, but for our Part A exams on June 5 and 6 there are regular classes for the remainder of the day.

Once our Final Exams start on June 20, we will have review sessions for all students after the exams. If your student will be excused for the review sessions, please contact the school at general.rhj@eips.ca or at 780-998-2216 as per our usual attendance procedures. It is important for parents and guardians to contact the school so that we don't then have to call you to confirm your student's attendance. This is 100% about student safety because if students aren't at school, it is our responsibility to ensure that parents and guardians are aware. Thank you for your support with this!

Final Exam Schedule

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Tools for School

Rudolph Hennig Junior High School has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2023-24 Tools for School campaign. Annually, Tools for School provides backpacks and school supplies to students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 whose families have limited resources. If you’re a parent or know a parent who needs access to the program, contact the school directly. Staff will discretely provide the backpack to the child at the beginning of the 2023-24 school year.

Alternatively, if you’d like to donate to the program, you can pick up a few extra supplies when you’re out shopping for back to school in August. Drop-off boxes are located at the EIPS Central Services office, all Staples locations and various businesses in the community. Any supplies donated within the community are invested back into the region.

For more information about Tools for School, contact Mrs. Margaret Tomkow at 780-998-2216 or call EIPS Central Services at 780-464-3477.

United Way Tools for School Requests: Family Orders

2022-23 EIPS Annual Feedback Surveys: For Parents and Caregivers and For Students – Results now available

The results of the 2022-23 EIPS Annual Feedback Surveys: For Parents and Caregivers and For Students are now available. In March, the Division conducted the annual surveys, which help EIPS gauge its progress toward meeting the goals and priorities outlined in its Four-Year Education Plan. Families and grades 9 and 12 students were asked a series of questions about their experiences with EIPS and their school, the overall performance of the Division, the quality of education being provided to students and areas for improvement.

Thank you to all families and students who took the time to share their feedback with the Division. Overall, the surveys received 2,709 responses from parents and caregivers and 1,980

responses from grades 9 and 12 students across EIPS. EIPS, and schools, will now review the feedback in detail and use it to develop new strategies to serve students and the wider community better.

The full results are available online:

2022-23 Parent and Student Survey results: EIPS

2022-23 Parent Survey results: Rudolph Hennig

2022-23 Student Survey results: Rudolph Hennig

EIPS Annual Education Results Report

Every year, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) publishes an Annual Education Results Report, which outlines the Division’s Four-Year Education Plan, opportunities for growth and how it’s supporting students to achieve the best possible outcomes. Read through this year’s EIPS Annual Education Results Report 2021-22 and discover how EIPS fosters learning environments for all students to learn, grow and thrive—and why it matters.

June Spotlight: enhancing public education through effective engagement

· Rules of Engagement: Using a collaborative approach to improve student achievement and success

· Driving change: Strengthening public education through Board advocacy


EIPS Four-Year Education Plan: 2022-26

EIPS Three-Year Capital Plan: 2024-27

REMINDER: 2022-23 school fees

School fees for the 2022-23 school year are posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. Throughout the year, fees are often added to cover the costs for various activities, such as field trips, extracurricular activities, and late, damaged or lost textbooks.

To access your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view fees and pay them online using a credit card. Make sure to monitor your child’s account on an ongoing basis.

For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines, visit eips.ca/schools/fees. And, if you have questions, think there is an error or need help creating a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, contact your child’s school directly before the summer break.

NOTE: Pursuant to Board Policy 23: School Fees and Administrative Procedure 505: School and Administrative Fees, EIPS will forward any unpaid 2022-23 fee amounts to a collection agency. To prevent this from happening, remember to pay your fees before Aug. 31, 2023.

Student Transportation: 2023-24 registration

Planning to use Student Transportation in the 2023-24 school year? If so, make sure your child is registered so Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) can plan routes and send your child a bus pass before the first day of school.

All students who indicated needing transportation services through the returning student or new student registration processes are now registered. Those families have also received tentative route schedules and invoices—fees are due June 30, 2023.

For those students who didn’t indicate needing transportation services during the registration process and want to now register, simply fill out this registration form.

For more information about EIPS Student Transportation, visit www.eips.ca/transportation.

NOTE: Families can pay fees online using the PowerSchool Parent Portal. To pay in-person, visit the EIPS Student Transportation building during its office hours—Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on non-school days.

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This Week at Rudolph Hennig

Monday, May 29 - Day 4

8:30am - Student Success Meeting - Mrs. Orr

9:00am to 11:30 - Central Office Presentation - Mr. Shudra away

3:15pm to 4:00 - RHJ Awards and Farewell Staff Committee Meeting

3:15pm - Grade 6 Transition Meeting - Mr. Curbelo

6:00pm - Parent Council Meeting

Tuesday, May 30 - Day 5

Wednesday, May 31 - Day 6 - Hot Lunch!

Red Shirt Day

Thursday, June 1 - Day 1

AED Inspection Due

Zone Track and Field Meet

5:30pm to 6:00pm - Band Concert

Friday, June 2 - Day 2

Evacuation Drill

Important Dates

2022-2023 Important Dates

May 29 - Parent Council Meeting

June 5 - Grade 7 ELA Part A Final Exam

June 6 - Grade 8 ELA Part A Final Exam

June 8 - Grade 9 Farewell BBQ and Field Trip

June 9 - Grade 9 Farewell

June 12-16 - RHJ Pride Week!

May 29 - RHJ Parent Council Meeting


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

Below is information and access to a website with free resources to be sure that your student is ready for high school Math!

"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.

Phil Quinn"

Cobs Bread Fundraising

Cobbs Bread in Fort Saskatchewan is a big supporter of local schools and organizations. If you purchase something from Cobbs, please mention that you want to support Rudolph Hennig. This way a portion of the purchase will be donated to Rudolph Hennig. Thanks in advance for your support!

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.