RHJ Weekly Update

May 14, 2023

Track and Field Information

The Track and Field Meet will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2023. We are excited to provide this opportunity for our students to participate in a variety of track and field events that the students choose for themselves; the list is below. Students are expected to participate for the full day as part of the curricular requirements for their Physical Education program. A couple of important things:

  • This is a closed campus event. This means that students are not allowed to leave the track and field area for any reason.
    1. Students can bring a bag lunch, or there will be a concession with food and drinks.
    2. Students will be able to access Fort High to use the washroom.
  • Students must meet at RHJ at the regular time for attendance. Please don’t drop your student off at Fort High.
  • It is a challenge to coordinate 430 students during a field trip, and even more so when students are signed out part way through. It would be appreciated if students stayed for the entire event.
  • Students will walk to and from the event with supervision.
  • All school rules and expectations are in effect for the field trip.

Physical Education classes prepare students to participate in this action-packed day. Students must choose at least 4 events, with one being a running event. Students sign up during their Physical Education classes. If students are not able to participate due to illness or injury, please contact your students Physical Education teacher or reach out to the school. The events students will have the opportunity to compete in are:

  • Track: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1200m,
  • Field: long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot put, discus, javelin

We recommend that students dress appropriately for the weather. It is always better to bring more clothing than you need. Over prepare! Students can bring a blanket. We strongly recommend sunscreen and a hat to help prevent heat stroke if the weather is hot. Please bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. There will be a concession at the meet, but please rely on something other than the concession as your only food source for the day. Bring a healthy bag lunch with you.

On the morning of May 18th, all students will meet their homeroom teacher for attendance and will receive a slip with the events/times they picked in their Phys. Ed. class. Students will then walk with staff over to Fort High where attendance will be taken again. At the end of the event, students will help clean up the field and then meet their homeroom teacher for attendance. Students will then walk with staff back to RHJ where they will meet in their homeroom for one final attendance. We want to ensure the safety of all students, and this means getting them to and from our field trip safely.

In case of inclement weather, we will have a regular day at school. If we must cancel the track meet, a School Messenger will be sent out by 6 am.

We also have a Ravens Track Team that has started practicing after school. Any students that are interested may come out to participate on this team. This team will also travel to the County meet at Strathcona Athletic Park (Bev Facey) for an additional competition vs other EIAA schools. This meet will be on May 23rd all day. There will be an additional fee to be a part of this team.

If you have any questions, please contact the school!

Emergency Language from EIPS Schools

We sent out a School Messenger regarding a situation in our halls this past week, and we had a parent reach out to ask the difference between an 'On-Alert' and a 'Lockdown', which seems to be the blanket terminology for most actions that occur. The reality is that schools very rarely go on 'Lockdown' and most events are simply 'On Alert'. Below are the descriptions of these events. Thanks so much to that parent for reaching out for clarity!

On Alert - Covers many different situations, but students are generally asked to stay in their classroom and learning stays status quo. This is generally used for a student injury to provide privacy for that student, a student who is dysregulated and needs some privacy, or it is used as an advisory tool for things such as incoming inclement weather.

Hold and Secure - This means there is an issue outside of the school. Students are kept inside the school and learning generally stays status quo. This can be used for an emergency near the school such as police or emergency services, or a threat outside the school, or even a loose animal near the school.

Lockdown - This means there is a threat of violence inside the school. Students go to a safe place inside the school and doors and windows are locked. This can be used for a fight within the school, or if there is a violent threat inside the school.

Breakfast Club Update

Our Breakfast Club at RHJ was a major success thanks to our $10 000 grant from PC Children's Charity and our staff that handed out healthy snacks each morning!

There is clearly a need for our students to have access to a healthy snack in the morning, but unfortantely we have ran out of funds and we aren't able to support this with our school budget. We will still have a few snacks when our students are in need, but we aren't able to have a cart of food for our students for Breakfast Club for the remainder of the year.


If you are interested and able, we will accept donations of breakfast snacks to help students out for the rest of the school year. If you are interested in contributing, please contact the school or drop off your donation in the main office. Thank you!

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Thank you Fort Sask Lunchbox!

A huge thank you to Megan Larocque-Walker with Fort Sask Lunchbox for your support to RHJ!

Fort Lunchbox supports our Hot Lunch program by being a food supplier, but she also provides donations above and beyond a percentage of the profits to support our fundraising for our Parent Council.

You can also order lunch daily for your student and pay online.

RHJ thanks you for your support!


RHJ ReSet Room

The ReSet room at RHJ is available to students when they need a minute to reset so that they can be at their best in the classroom. Sometimes this is to get ready for an assessment, sometimes it is because things are a bit overwhelming, sometimes it is because students need to move, sometimes it is because of things going on outside of school that are blocking the brain, and sometimes it is because the day is just too hectic.

This is a space for all students to come to to get what they need in order to be at their best to learn.

Sometimes students come and sit quietly, sometimes they hit up the activity hallway for some balance games, sometimes they reset their brain with a riddle, other times they use fidget items or manipulatives. There is something for everyone!

When it comes to mental health, everyone is welcome!

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Mental Health Support

We are very lucky at RHJ this year to have so much support for Mental Health! Studetns have access to our Guidance Counselor, Mr. Curbelo. There are multiple ways to access him and other supports, but one is the QR code that we have in all of our bathrooms and in the hallway for students to scan.

We are also lucky to have a Masters of Social Worker practicum student, Ms. Lyn Waldron who works out of our flex room and support students throughout the day.

We also have two Family School Liaison Workers, Jen Scott and Jennifer Martinez in addition to Amanda Van Huenen who supports our students who access the ReSet space regularly. Ms. Scott, Ms. Martines, and Ms. Van Huenen all extend their supports outside of the school to connect with family in the community.

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This Week at Rudolph Hennig

Monday, May 15 - Day 2

8:30am - Grade 9 ELA PAT

8:45am - Meeting

9:15am - RHJ Admin Meeting

9:45am - RHJ and Counselling Meeting

10:30am - Front Office Meeting

4:30pm to 5:30pm - Women in Leadership Panel - Mrs. Orr

Tuesday, May 16 - Day 3

Computer Science 7 Field Trip

8:00am to 11:30am - Connections over Compliance Session - Mr. Curbelo away

11:30am to 1:00pm - Grade 9 Hockey Plus Field Trip

1:15pm to 3:00pm - Grade 7 and 8 Hockey Plus Field Trip

Wednesday, May 17- Day 4

9:00am to 10:30am - EIPS Consultant visit to LINKS class

1:00pm to 4:00pm - EIPS Leadership Meeting - Mr. Shudra and Mrs. Orr away

Thursday, May 18- Day 5 - RHJ Track and Field Day

Students will meet at the school and return to the school. Please see the above information.

8:30am to 4:00pm - EIPS Grade 9 Collaborative Marking - Hosted at RHJ

Friday, May 19 - SCHOOL CLOSED

Monday, May 22 - Victoria Day - SCHOOL CLOSED

Important Dates

2022-2023 Important Dates

May 15 - ELA 9 PAT - Part A

May 18 - RHJ Track and Field Day

May 19 - School Closed

May 22 - Victoria Day - School Closed

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.