RHJ Weekly Update

December 12, 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!

Travel Information

As the Christmas break approaches, we wish to remind you of federal public health regulations related to when students are permitted to return to school after travelling outside of Canada.

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated students under 12 years of age travelling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians cannot return to school or daycare for 14 days following their return to Canada, and must follow the mandatory requirements under the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order.

Fully vaccinated students 12 years and older who travelled out of the country can return to school without delay so long as they are asymptomatic. If unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, these students are subject to the Government of Canada’s required 14-day quarantine, regardless of whether they are accompanied by a parents or guardian who qualifies as a fully vaccinated traveller.

Additional information on travel restrictions and public health regulations can be found at the Government of Canada’s website. Any questions or concerns about these restrictions should be directed to the Government of Canada, through their www.travel.gc.ca website.

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 13 - Day 6

RHJ Christmas Festivities - Flannel Day!

9:00-9:30am - System Program Meeting - Virtual Mr. Shudra

10:00am - Finance Meeting - Mr. Shudra and Mrs. Tomkow

Ms. Kropp available

Tuesday, December 14 - Day 1

RHJ Christmas Festivities - Cozy Christmas Sock Day

Grade 7/8 - Student HPV and HBV Immunizations

Fee Waiver Deadline

Ms. Kropp available

Wednesday, December 15 - Day 2

RHJ Christmas Festivities - Green and Red Colour Block Day

EIPS Leadership Meeting - Mr. Shudra and Mrs. Orr away all day

Ms. Kropp available

Thursday, December 16 - Day 3

RHJ Christmas Festivities - Holiday Head Gear

7:30am-9:00am - Jr. High Assistant Principal Breakfast Meeting - Mrs. Orr away

RHJ Band Concerts:

  • Grade 7 @ 6:00 pm
  • Grade 8 @ 6:40 pm
  • Jazz Band @ 7:20 pm
  • Grade 9 @ 8:00 pm

Ms. Kropp away

Friday, December 17 - Day 4

RHJ Christmas Festivities - Christmas Sweater Day

Instructional Leadership PD - Mr. Shudra away in PM

Ms. Kropp away

Coming up

December 20 - RHJ Christmas Festivities - Christmas Character Dress up Day

December 21 - RHJ Christmas Festivities - Long Winter's Nap Pajama Day!

December 22-31 Christmas Break

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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. YWITT – Careers in Agriculture and the Skilled Trades in Cooking

January 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Students in Grades 9-12

Register: https://www.careersnextgen.ca/event/ywitt-careers-in-agricultre-and-skilled-trades-cook-and-baker/

Young Women in Trades and Technologies (YWITT) is a program designed to break barriers and give young women the opportunity and confidence to explore different career options in non-traditional skilled trades and technologies.


The agricultural industry is both valuable and critical to our society and remains one of the largest sources of employment in many areas across Alberta and the world. It is an industry that continues to redefine itself and to present ever-evolving career opportunities. Whether it is working as a farmer, harvester, technician for farm equipment, scientist, and so on, there are an amazing number of opportunities for careers.

Careers: Beekeeper, Horticulturist, Veterinarian, Food Specialist, Seed Producer, Equine Stable Hand, Farmer, Irrigation Specialist, the list “grows” on and on…


As the industry shifts, and the gender barrier dissipates, the opportunities for women in cooking are better than ever. The skills that we learn in the culinary arts can be applied to so many different areas in our lives. We learn organization, teamwork, cleanliness, food safety, sanitization practices, as well as the undeniably great skill behind the art of cooking.

Skilled Trades: Cook and Baker

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.

Counsellor Corner with Ms. Kropp


Parents, Families and Youth - City of Fort Saskatchewan

Rainbow Alliance. The Rainbow Alliance is a peer support group for youth ages 13 and up. It is a supportive and safe place open to all sexual orientations and gender identities, where youth can be themselves in a safe, affirming, sex-positive, alcohol and drug free environment.


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


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Christmas Break Hours

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.

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Important Dates

2021-2022 Important Dates


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.

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.