RHJ Weekly Update

November 14, 2021

COVID Information

As we return from November break, we have received a number of inquiries asking when students are able to return to school after travelling outside of Canada.


Unvaccinated 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, these students are subject to the Government of Canada’s required 14-day quarantine, whether or not they are accompanied by a parents or guardian who qualifies as a fully vaccinated traveller.


Additional information on travel restrictions and public health requirements can be found at the Government of Canada’s website.

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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.

Preparing for the World of Work

1. 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.


2. RCMP Virtual Career Fair

The RCMP virtual career presentation offers the chance for students to hear first-hand from RCMP recruiters about the exciting career opportunity that await. Students will gain insight into the details of the recruiting process including the requirements and expectations for applying and how to prepare for each stage. They’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge about the RCMP as a career choice.


Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021
3 to 4 p.m.
Virtual via Google Meet

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)

https://fundraising.purdys.com/1424958-89828

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This Week at Rudolph Hennig

Basketball Tryouts!

Our basketball tryouts begin for the boys on November 16 for grade 8's and 9's. The grade 7 boys tryouts will begin on November 22. The basketball tryouts for our girls teams starts on November 17 for all grades. No experience necessary, come out and have fun!


Bullying Awareness Week

November 15-19 is Bullying Awareness week. We will be sharing information and have student activies daily to support a safe and caring learning environment for everyone at Rudolph Hennig!


Monday, November 15 - Day 4

Welcome Back!

Ms. Kropp working

Tuesday, November 16 - Day 5

Boys Basketball tryouts at 3:15-5:00 - Grade 8 and 9

Wednesday, October November 17 - Day 6

Girls Basketball tryouts at 3:15-5:00 - All grades

Thursday, November 18 - Day 1

Ms. Kropp working

Friday, November 19 - Day 2

Jr. High Principal Breakfast Meeting - 7:00am-8:30am - Mr. Shudra away

8:30am-10:00am - Assurance Review Meeting - Mr. Shudra away

Ms. Kropp working in afternoon


Coming up

November 15-19 Bullying Awareness Week

November 20 National Children's Day

November 24 Parent Teacher Conferences

November 25 Parent Teacher Conferences

November 29 School Council Meeting

Week in Review

Last week was a busy week at RHJ, even with no staff or students in the building! Our gym floor recieved a fresh coat of wax just in time for basketball season and our front office area recieved a fresh coat of paint to freshen things up a bit.

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. Parent Presentation-CYBERWORLD: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUTH PRESS SEND?


In this presentation, Saffron will provide parents and caregivers with information on the popular websites, games, and apps that are being used by children and youth. They will discuss legal consequences and potential dangers online and share helpful tips on starting conversations with their children and youth.

Topic: Saffron VOC Week Cyberworld

Time: Nov 18, 2021 06:00 PM Edmonton


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83961771681?pwd=dHRDSUUySWpFTG01WjZRTytIcnZJUT09


3. 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!


4. 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

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 almost 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.

Staff Contact Changes

We recently made changes to how families can contact Rudolph Hennig JHS staff.

If you’d like to reach out to your child’s teacher directly, simply log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal. From there you can find the email contact information for all your child’s teachers and reach out to them directly as needed.

To connect with school administration and main office staff, refer to the https://www.rudolphhennig.ca/contact to send an email to the applicable person directly. From the online contact form, you can also send an email to report your child’s absence.


If you’re having trouble with your PowerSchool account, please contact the school office.

Brightspace App

To make it easier for parents and guardians to see what their children are working on, what’s on the schedule and the latest news from the classroom, Brightspace Parent & Guardian is now available as a mobile app for iOS® and Android™. Documentation has been created to support parents and guardians in navigating the mobile app.

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


November 15-19 Bullying Awareness Week

November 20 National Children's Day

November 24 Parent Teacher Conferences

November 25 Parent Teacher Conferences

November 29 School Council Meeting


December


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


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.