RHJ Weekly Update

November 21, 2021

COVID Information

Christmas Hamper Applications

Fort Saskatchewan Christmas Hamper Applications are accepted between November 1 and December 10.

Request Christmas assistance: Call 780-998-4099 and/or online via https://www.fortsaskatchewanfoodbank.com/about-7

Referrals will need to come directly from families as applications require families provide;

Applicants are required to provide:

*Photo ID for each adult

*Alberta Health Care card or Birth Certificate for each child residing in the household

*Proof of Fort Saskatchewan residency

Must be a resident of the City of Fort Saskatchewan. For those residing elsewhere, please visit 211.ca for assistance in your region.

Only those permanently residing in the household are eligible for assistance. Visiting family/friends are not eligible.

An adult must accept the delivery on December 18th.

Preparing for the World of Work

1. EIPS Career Pathways Newsletter

November 2021 Career Pathways News

2. Post-Secondary Career Fair

Thinking about attending post-secondary school after graduation? Exploring career options? Not sure on the career or sector? Plan to attend this year’s hybrid Your Future: Post-Secondary and Career Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is excited to once again be partnering with the Educational Liaison Association of Alberta for the event.

The in-person portion of the event brings together a wide variety of colleges, universities, polytechnic and private schools, and sector experts in one place. The event is free and open to all students in grades 9 through 12. The event will follow the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program, as well as adhere to Alberta Health Services and local guidelines.

The virtual component will include additional opportunities to attend sessions from numerous colleges, universities and sector experts. Participation is free and open to all grades 9 through 12 students.

Participating students and family members in either the in-person or virtual sessions will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from each attending post-secondary institutions, ask questions, talk to experts about various career sectors, learn about future career trends and much more.

Event Details:

Date: Nov. 23, 2021 In-person: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Strathcona County Agora 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park

Virtual: Times and schedule to be confirmed

Visit www.eips.ca/students/your-future for a detailed list of vendors once finalized.

3. Young Women in Trades & Technologies – Mentorship Series: Industrial Trades

Join CAREERS: The Next Generation to learn about pursuing a career in the skilled trades, connect with other young women who share similar interests and receive important information on how you can land an awesome paid internship. Meet tradeswomen who are currently leading the way in the industry, as they share their career path stories and help you to navigate the career options that suit you best.

Examples of industrial trades include welding, gas fitter, steam fitter-pipefitter, industrial mechanic (millwright), ironworker, sheet metal worker and more!

Tuesday, November 30

5 to 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free


RHJ Theatre Program Fundraiser

Want to help support the theatre program at RHJ? We are selling Purdy's chocolate this year, just in time for Christmas. All proceeds go towards the production of our spring musical "High School Musical Jr." Chocolate will be delivered to RHJ school during the first week of December. For more information, please click on the link below or contact Ms. Savannah Essington, the Drama/Performing Arts teacher.

Campaign Closes: Nov. 24

Estimated Delivery Window: Dec 2-8

Estimated Order Pick Up: Dec 13 (though this could be earlier depending on when the delivery arrives)


Purdy's Group and Fundraising - 2021 Season

Make a 25% profit on a Fundraising campaign with Purdys Chocolatier!


This Week at Rudolph Hennig

Monday, November 22 - Day 3

Sr. Boys BB Practice - 7:00am

Superintendent Visit - 9:45am to 10:45am

EIPS Software Advisory Committee - Virtual - 3:00pm to 4:00pm - Mr. Shudra

Sr. Girls BB Practice - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Tuesday, November 23 - Day 4

Central Office Meeting - Mr. Shudra away 9:00am to 10:00am

Meeting with Associate Superintendent - 10:00am to 11:00am - Mr. Shudra away

Ms. Kropp at school

Jr. Boys BB Tryouts (Grade 7 and 8) 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Career Fair 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Wednesday, November 24 - Day 5

Assurance Review with Board of Trustees - Virtual - 9:00am to 11:30am - Mr. Shudra and Mrs. Orr

Last day to order RHJ Theatre Purdy's Fundraiser

Parent Teacher Conferences - Virtual - 4:00pm to 7:30pm

Thursday, November 25 - Day 6

Ms. Kropp at school

Assistant Principal Meeting - 7:30am to 9:30am - Mrs. Orr away

Parent Teacher Conferences - Virtual - 4:00pm to 7:30pm

EIPS Sr BB Tournament

Friday, November 26 - Day 1

Ms. Kropp at school

Mrs. Orr away 8:00am to 12:00pm for student meeting

EIPS Sr. BB Tournament

Coming up

November 29 School Council Meeting

December 1 Staff Meeting Day - Early Dismissal

Academics and Attendance

Student attendance is vital for success in the classroom. A recent article in the Canadian Association of Principals found that for every absence, a student's final grade could be negatively impacted by up to 1% on average. That means that for every class missed, a student's final grade could be 1% lower.

Students that are struggling academically are impacted more by missing school.

We recognize that we are still impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic, and if students have illness symptoms that they need to stay home. Hopefully accessing Brightspace while students are away will minimize the impact of absences, but the key is that if students are able to be at school, that is the best place for them to learn.

At RHJ we are proud of our staff who put students first. They are working hard to ensure that we have a safe and caring environment with engaging lessons to facilitate student learning.

KidSport Fort Saskatchewan

Do you know what KidSportTM Fort Saskatchewan is all about ?

KidSportTM Fort Saskatchewan is a charitable organization that provides support to children to remove the financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. We do this by providing financial assistance to cover registration fees for kids up to the age of 18, and strategically partnering with Sports Central in Edmonton to provide access to equipment. Our volunteers use a confidential application process to provide grants to families in our community. Upon registering their child in a season of sport of their choice, parents or guardians complete an online or paper application for KidSport funding. These applications must be supported by proof of need - typically, a CRA Notice of Assessment, Canada Child Benefit statement, Alberta Health Benefit Card or 3 consecutive pay stubs for each adult in the home. Visit our website at https://kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/fort-saskatchewan/ or email us at fortsask@kidsport.ab.ca for more information.

What is truly remarkable is that public awareness of KidSportTM programming is primarily spread through word of mouth. If your family or someone you know could benefit from KidSportTM support, please visit our website at https://kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/fort-saskatchewan/ or email us at fortsask@kidsport.ab.ca for more information.

Counsellor Corner with Ms. Kropp

1. ADHD Tips for Teens https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WeTWushtwwe5dyQy_zNIl8stvOiJ85Rk/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=112965139786100184587&rtpof=true&sd=true

2. Out of the Shadows!

The Fort Family Violence Prevention Committee would like to invite all EIPS and EICS staff, students and families to join us for Out of the Shadows with Julie Lalonde on November 25th. Julie is an internationally recognized advocate for women’s rights and public educator. Family violence has been coined as the shadow pandemic and has huge ripple effects across our community. Criminal harassment is often underreported and can last for years, often with out anyone knowing it’s happening. It’s also become a very common phenomena for youth throughout the pandemic and oftentimes these behaviours can be seen as romantic rather than predatory. Julie will touch on safety, healthy relationships and how to support someone who may be a victim of stalking. To learn more about Julie and her story click here.

The Committee is hosting two workshops, one for the general public and one for service providers. Both workshops can be attended virtually or in person at the Shell Theatre.

1-4 PM: Out of the Shadows: Supporting Victims of Stalking (Front Line Staff)

  • In this 3hr, interactive presentation, front line workers and advocates will learn about the root causes of intimate partner stalking, best practices for violence prevention and strategies for supporting victims.

6-8 PM: Resilience is Futile: Healing from intimate partner violence (General Public)

  • In this 90 minute, interactive presentation, Julie will share her story of surviving stalking and will unpack the complex ways that communities enable abusers. Participants will leave the session better informed about the reality of stalking in Canada and equipped with practical ways we can all support victims/survivors in our communities.

To register: https://shelltheatre2021.ticketpro.ca/?lang=en&aff=shell#def_1398730702

I am hoping that you can share this invitation with your teams and networks and I hope that you will join us for this important conversation. Thank you so much for taking the time to support the Committee and I hope you are all well and keeping safe!

3. Community Supports

We recognize that many of us are struggling with one thing or another. Often times we don't know where to look for help. Below is a link to some community supports. Please reach out if you need support. Asking for help is a sign of strength, and there are people here and in the community that want to help.

Community Supports

Ms. Kropp


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PowerSchool Student Portal Login Credential Update

After early dismissal on the afternoon of November 3, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) updated the student login process for the PowerSchool Student Portal. Students will use their EIPS credentials to login to the PowerSchool Student Portal or the PowerSchool mobile app. Student access to the portal and app may be intermittently unavailable while updates are taking place. Effective November 4, students will use the new EIPS login credentials to access the portal or app. Students who use the mobile app will be required to log out and back in after the updates are complete.

If students are having trouble logging in to PowerSchool after the change, they can contact their teacher or a school office staff member for assistance. This update does not affect the log in process for parents or guardians for the PowerSchool Parent Portal

Inclement Weather

With the winter season here, we want to remind families to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable outerwear and ensure your child is prepared for changing conditions.

If inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) advises families of any bus cancellations using various communications tools—automated-telephone messages, alerts posted on www.eips.ca and school websites, Twitter, Facebook, local radio stations, and notification through both the Bus Status and the Ride 360 apps. Morning bus cancellations are posted on www.eips.ca by 6:30 a.m.

Decisions regarding bus cancellations are guided by EIPS administrative procedures that state, “school bus service may be suspended…when there is a forecast or current temperature of -40 C, including wind chill factor, in one or more regions.” Other reasons for suspending or delaying school bus services include adverse weather and poor road conditions. When school bus services are suspended, schools remain open to students. EIPS believes families have the right and responsibility to make choices for their children based on their beliefs and perceptions of safety during times of inclement weather.

For more information, contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

School Fees

Pay School Fees Online!

School fees are posted to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and were due to be paid on October 30, 2021 for the 2021-22 school year. 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.

If you haven't yet paid your fees, please pay them online. If you have quesitons about fee waivers or payment plans, please contact the Rudolph Hennig office and speak to our Business Manager, Mrs. Tomkow.

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 www.eips.ca/schools/fees. Alternatively, contact Ms. Tomkow, Business Manager at Rudolph Hennig JHS at 780-998-2216.

Important Dates

2021-2022 Important Dates


November 24 Parent Teacher Conferences

November 25 Parent Teacher Conferences

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.