RHJ Weekly Update

September 19, 2021

Week in Review

This week at Rudolph Hennig was our first five day week! We had our first Evacuation drill, and the weather actually cooperated! Our students have been taking advantage of the beautiful fall weather at lunch. We have also had more students finding the library to play some games, or read a book!


Our students are starting to get busy in their classes, including Science experiments and CTF and Option class projects taking life. It was great to hear from our grade 7's about the wonderful smoothies they were able to make in Foods class!


Our Senior Volleyball teams were able to get some game action in this week as they played each other in an exhibition game. It was great to see the fun and the learning so they can be ready for our league games this coming week.


On Friday, Mr. Gerrie, Mr. Shudra, and parent representative Ms. Hudson had the honour of being part of the opening ceremony of the Land-Based Learning Space at Fort High. All Fort Saskatchewan schools, along with Bruderheim created a Land-Based Learning Space which contains rocks, stumps, trees and plants Indigenous to this area. This project was initiated several years ago with the assistance of Wilson Bearhead and Cheryl Devin and included collaboration with the school Lead Teachers and Administrators. Shell Canada generously funded the creation of these spaces which were completed last summer.


We have had a few issues that have come to our attention that we would like to share with our RHJ Families to facilitate some conversations at home. The first one centers around a Tik Tok challenge that is sweeping across North America; it is called the Devious Lick Challenge. It has students vandalize or attempting to steal materials from schools. Most of the issues for RHJ have been in the bathrooms. This has included vandalism of soap dispensors or the theft of sanitizing materials. This is an issue that is impacting other EIPS schools as well. The unfortunate impact is that it means resources are taken from upgrading technology and other things for our students, to replacing vandalized furniture and soap dispensors. We have had minimal impact from this compared to some other EIPS schools, and this is kudos to our students, but we still wanted to inform our RHJ Families.


Our second issue has to do with some of our students who are leaving RHJ at lunch. Most of our students are doing a great job at lunch. Some of our students go home, others eat at the picnic tables or on the grass, and others are walking to 7-11 or other places within our community which is all great. One challenge we are hearing about is an increase in garbage. Please remind your students to be good neighbours within our community, especially when they are off school grounds which is where we are seeing the biggest issue. We will also be speaking with our students about this and the connection to good citizenship and being a positive part of the community.

COVID Update

We have two updates to share:


1. EIPS Volunteers Requirement

As per the email sent out by EIPS on Friday, September 17, 2021, all volunteers who enter the school will be expected to show proof of vaccination as EIPS will be part of the Vaccine Restrictions Program. This will begin on Monday, September 20, 2021.


2. Vaccine Restrictions Program

The City of Fortsaskatchewan in conjunction with the Government of Alberta have have decided to be part of the Vaccine Restrictions Program for all City buildings. We are still working to find all of the details and how this will impact our students and programs, but as of Monday, September 20 anyone 12 years and older are required to show proof of vaccine, or a negative COVID vaccine test with 72 hours for each visit to a City facility. Please see the link for further details. We will connect with specific classes of students who this may impact.


City of Fort Saskatchewan Covid Restrictions Program


If you have any quesitons, please contact the school at 780-998-2216. Thank you for your support with this.

This Week at Rudolph Hennig

Monday, September 20

Volleyball Meeting for all Student Athletes in gym at 12:15pm

Federal Election in gymnasium

Literacy Consultant Planning Meeting - 1:15pm with Mr. Shudra and Mrs. Orr

Tuesday, September 21

Sr Girls and Boys VB game vs LLR

Jr Boys and Girls VB game at LLR

Wednesday, September 22

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

Thursday, September 23

Sr Girls and Boys VB game at ARD @3:30pm

Jr Girls and Boys VB vs FRH

Friday, September 24

It's Friday!


Next Week is our first Parent Council Meeting and it will be held virtually. We would love to see as many parents attend as possible. It is a great place to hear more about what is happening around the school, and share your input. We will share the meeting link next week, but you can view the agenda HERE. We hope to see you there!


Coming Up in September

September 27 Parent Council Meeting - All parents and guardians are welcome!

September 27 to 29 - Activites to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29 - Orange Shirt Day

September 30 - UPDATE - School Closure Day - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

October 1 Terry Fox Run

PowerSchool Forms

Rudolph Hennig students are required to have their parents/guardians fill out a number of forms on PowerSchool. Some families have filled out some, but we require all of the forms below to be filled out.


1. 2021-2022 COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist Acknowledgement

This form is requried for students to enter the building. It only needs to be completed once

2. 2021-2022 Student Health and Safety Contract

This form is required for students to participate in many of their option classes, and to be able to participate in many Science class experiements.

3. 2021-2022 Students's Responsible Technology Use Agreement

This form is required for students to access technology while at the school, including the school wifi.

4. Correction and Verification Form

This form is to confirm your contact information. It needs to completed all the way to the end and submitted.


Please login to the Power School Parent Portal to complete all of these forms for your student (s). These forms are only available online. For more information or support with any of the above forms, please contact the school office at 780-998-2216. Thanks very much!

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Get Your Ravens Gear!


Our Ravens store is open! Please click on the link below to purchase Ravens Gear, the deadline to order is Wednesday, September 23, 2021.


Ravens Store

Counsellor Corner with Ms. Kropp

Hello,


The Rainbow Alliance Fall schedule outlines meeting held at The Bridge on Thursdays from 4 to 6pm up to December.

YouthFest 2021 is continuing this fall in collaboration with the library. They are offering a Marty Chan writing workshop targeted to youth.

FCSS is screening the movie Connecting the Dots and hosting a virtual discussion panel afterwards, this film takes a deep look into youth mental health from their perspective. The film Director Noemi Weiss will be a part of the panel afterwards. Tickets are free! So please feel free to share this far and wide. Release date is October 21, registration is via Eventbrite.


In connection with the film the Youth Advisory Committee and the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library are hosting a Mental Health Art Walk on October 23rd. The organizers are looking for youth ages 13 – 24 years of age to share their experiences with Mental Health through an art medium. Note that expertise in art is not needed. They are interested in not just painting or photography but also short story, poetry, wood working, music, etc.


Ms. Kropp

michelle.kropp@eips.ca

School Fees

Pay School Fees Online!

School fee information for the 2021-22 school year is expected to be posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal by late September. 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 online using Visa, MasterCard or debit card—when available from your financial institution.


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 eips.ca/schools/fees. Alternatively, contact Ms. Tomkow, Business Manager at Rudolph Hennig JHS at 780-998-2216.

Important Dates

2021-2022 Important Dates


September


September 20 Federal Polling station at RHJ

September 27 School Council Meeting

September 29 Orange Shirt Day

September 30 - School Closure Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


October


October 1 Terry Fox Run

October 5 World Teacher Day

October 6 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal

October 10 World Mental Health Day

October 11 Thanksgiving - No School

October 18 Professional Learning Day

October 24 United Nations Day

October 25 School Council Meeting

October 31 Halloween


November


November 3 Staff Meeting Day - Early Dismissal

November 5 Remembrance Service

November 5-12 November Break - No School

November 11 Remembrance Day

November 15-19 Bullying Awareness Week

November 20 National Children's Day

November 24 Parent Teacher Conferences

November 25 Parent Teacher Conferences

November 26-27 RHJ Triple Ball Volleyball Tournament - RHJ Gym

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.