RHJ Weekly Update

December 5, 2021

Masks and Water Bottles

A friendly reminder to please send your student with a water bottle and two clean masks to school daily. We are handing out a lot of masks and disposable cups to students for water, and it isn't sustainable. Thanks for you help with this!

Hot Lunch - Parent Council

For December’s Hot Lunch, Parent Council is teaming up with Fort Sask Lunchbox to offer Taco in a Bag, along with homemade cookies and banana bread, and juice or chocolate milk. Fort Sask Lunchbox is a local business specializing in making kid friendly meals from whole foods. In five years they have grown from a home based business to now managing two cafeterias in our community. Parent Council is proud to be supporting a local business. Hot Lunch order forms will be sent home on Monday Dec. 6, and are due back by Friday Dec. 10.



Parent Council would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for supporting our fundraising and Hot Lunch programs. Profits from both go back into the school to support teachers and help fund school and sports equipment, activities, and special events. Want to learn more? Please check the school calendar for the dates of our upcoming meetings, which are currently being held virtually. There are no obligations to join a committee.

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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.

Fee Waiver Application Deadline

If circumstances exist where you’re unable to pay school or transportation fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2021. If you’re new to the Division, the deadline is the latter of Dec. 15, 2021, or 45 days after registration.

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 using Visa or MasterCard. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted.


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 and more.


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

This Week at Rudolph Hennig

Monday, December 6 - Day 1

Trimester 2 Begins

Health Nurse Presentations to Grade 9's

Ms. Kropp available

Tuesday, December 7 - Day 2

Assessment Committee Meeting - Mr. Shudra away in PM

Ms. Kropp available

Wednesday, December 8 - Day 3

Division Principal Visit

Ms. Kropp available

Thursday, December 9 - Day 4

Division Principal Visit

Ms. Kropp away

Friday, December 10 - Day 5

Division Principal Visit

Ms. Kropp away



Coming up

December 10 Human Rights Day

December 16 Winter Band Concert - RHJ Gym

December 22-31 Christmas Break

Preparing for the World of Work

1. EIPS Career Pathways Newsletter

Career Pathways is designed to develop skills that students can apply in their daily lives when preparing for entry into the workplace or for further learning opportunities. Competencies achieved will allow students to make relevant connections with work and/or post-secondary training.


Please see the link to the December 2021 CP News


2. 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

https://www.careersnextgen.ca/event/ywitt-industrial-trades/

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. 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

michelle.kropp@eips.ca

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Rudolph Hennig will close for the Christmas break at the end of the day on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. The school will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. During this time, if you have any school-related questions or concerns, contact Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Central Services at 780-464-3477.

EIPS Central Services Christmas Break Hours

Open December 22 and 23; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed Dec. 23, 2021 to Jan. 3, 2022

Open January 4; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*for location and contact information visit www.eips.ca.

From everyone at Elk Island Public Schools, we wish all of you a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

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


December


December 10 Human Rights Day

December 15 Guitar Cafe - RHJ Gym

December 16 Winter Band Concert - RHJ Gym

December 22-31 Christmas Break

January


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Returning Student Registration for 2022-23

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will once again conduct an online returning student registration process to confirm student registrations for the 2022-23 school year. Families of all current students—with the exception of graduating Grade 12 students—must complete the process to confirm the school their child plans to attend in the 2022-23 school year or advise the Division of their plans not to return to EIPS. Additionally, students who want to attend a non-designated school need to make that request through the returning student registration process—acceptance is based on available space. The 2022-23 returning student registration takes place Feb. 1-28, 2022.

Access to the Returning Student Registration Form is provided through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you don’t have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you need to set one up before Feb. 1, 2022. Create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account


For more information, contact the school office at 780-998-2216.