RHJ Weekly Update

March 19, 2023

Parent Council

Our next Parent Council meeting is on Monday, March 20 at 6pm in the RHJ Library. We would love to see you there!

March Agenda

February Meeting Minutes

Report Cards and Student Parent Teacher Conferences

Report Cards are available to view on the Parent Portal of PowerSchool.

We also have Student Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, March 22 in our gym. Some teachers are drop in, and others have bookings avaliable. You can book an interview HERE.

Student Absences

A reminder to families that when students aren't going to be at school to contact the school to let us know about the absence. We want to ensure that students are safe, so if they are absent and we haven't received a phone call or email excusing the absence, we phone home to ensure student safety.

To be proactive, please contact the school if you student will be away. Your support is appreciated!

Registration Reminder

RHJ students who are currently in grade 7 and 8 are registering for their 2023-24 classes through the Parent Portal of PowerSchool. Please have courses chosen by April 6, 2023.
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Have your say! EIPS’ 2023 Annual Feedback Survey Opens March 1-23

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) wants to hear from you. Make sure to complete the 2023 EIPS Annual Feedback Survey: For parents and caregivers—open from March 1-23.

Every year, EIPS conducts the feedback survey to gauge its progress toward meeting the goals and priorities outlined in its Four-Year Education Plan. Families are asked a series of questions about their experiences with EIPS and the school their child attends, the overall performance of the Division, the quality of education being provided to students and areas for improvement. The survey input helps the Division develop new strategies to better serve students and the wider community. VISIT EIPS.CA TO TAKE THE SURVEY: March 1-23

NOTE: The survey is anonymous and only takes a few minutes to complete. If you want to share the experience of more than one child attending an EIPS school, simply complete the survey again.

2023-2024 Registration Information

Next Year Grade 10 Students:

Mar 9 and 10: Fort High Administration will visit RHJ to hand out copies of the registration sheet.

Mar 13 to March 17: Send completed student registration sheet with your student to the office at RHJ.

Mar 20 to March 24: Registration team from Fort High will meet with all students at their respective schools to input course selections into PowerSchool.

Next Year Grade 8 and 9 Students:

March 13: RHJ is hosting an Options Fair in the gym at lunch! This provides an opportunity for students to check out all of the options to make an informed choice about their courses for next year!

March 13 to 17: RHJ Administration will give a brief presentation to students about courses and registration. Information on how to choose courses will be sent home.

March 17 to April 6: Students will choose their options with parents / guardians at home through the Parent Portal of PowerSchool. Students and parents will also fill out the Google Form at home to request 3 friends to be in their homeroom. Please note that this does not guarantee those students will be together, but it is taken into consideration.

Any questions, please contact the school.

RHJ ReSet Room

We are proud to announce that we now have a ReSet Room for students to access to help with mental health support, stress, anxiety, and be able to get help to regulate so they can return to class ready to learn. This room has a teacher in the room throughout the day to support students to reset, but also to help them complete school work to ease the transition back into class.

The ReSet Room will provide a safe space to help students learn how to decrease anxiety and regulate stress levels. A key point of the room comes from long-established occupational theory research, namely that "doing," or intentional activity, is therapeutic. The room will provide students the opportunity to engage their frontal cortex in an alternative activity such as a puzzle, lego, colouring, reading, brain games, and other activities to engage neurological pathways. We also can utilize breathing exercises and strategies to teach students to self-regulate.

To access the ReSet Room, students need to speak with their teacher before you are able to come and access the therapeutic space. The goal is to come to the room to help ReSet, and then return to class ready to learn.

An example of as a Re-Set activity we have students recite the alphabet but skip every second letter. This causes the brain to focus and is a fantastic tool you can use when you are feeling stress or anxiety. It seems easy but can be just enough of a challenge to allow your mind to settle.

AHS - Caregiver Education Team Newsletter

Alberta Health Services offers caregiver information sessions on a variety of topics. This month's sessions can be found in the link below:

March Newsletter

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EIPS Summer School Registration

Registration for EIPS Summer School courses opens on Wed. March 15, 2023.

You can find more information about Summer school by clicking the link below:

Summer School Information

You can find more information about our EIPS Continuing Education at https://www.eipscontinuinged.ca/

This Week at Rudolph Hennig

Mrs. Orr is away all week.

Monday, March 20 - Day 1

9:00am to 12:00pm - Central Office Consultant visit to LINKS

6:00pm to 7:00pm - Parent Council Meeting - RHJ Library

7:30pm - Student Success Meeting - Mr. Shudra

Tuesday, March 21 - Day 2

8:00am - Student Meeting

8:15am - Student Meeting

8:30am to 4:00pm - VTRA Level 2 training - Mr. Curbelo away

Period 5 and 6 - Fort High students register for classes

Wednesday, March 22 - Day 3

8:30am to 4:00pm - VTRA Level 2 training - Mr. Curbelo away

9:00am to 12:00pm - Central Office Consultant visit to LINKS

4:00pm to 8:00pm - Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, March 23 - Day 4 - Pyjama Theme Day

8:30am - 2023-24 Fee Submission Deadline


No School March 24 to April 2

School Returns on Monday, April 3!

The Fort Saskatchewan P.A.R.T.Y. Program (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth) presentation was on Friday, March 17. It is an injury prevention program aimed at teenagers, facilitated by community volunteer representatives from Fire, Ambulance, Restorative Justice, Victim Services, RCMP and Municipal Enforcement. The program is designed to have students understand the consequences of poor decision-making regarding dangerous behavior such as, but not limited to, drinking and driving, non-compliance with seat belt laws, texting and driving, and not wearing protective sports gear.

We hope this presentation, along with our vaping presentation starts some conversations about choices and their impacts.

Important Dates

2022-2023 Important Dates

March 13 - RHJ Option Fair

March 20 - Parent Council Meeting at 6:00pm

March 22 - Student Parent Teacher Conferences - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

March 24 to April 2 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

Pay School Fees Online!

School fee information for the 2022-23 school year is now posted on 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 them online.

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 fees and more.

If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your fees, you can apply to have certain fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2022.

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


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.