RHJ Weekly Update
February 18, 2022
COVID Guidelines - UPDATE
As you’re likely aware, on Tuesday, February 9, Premier Jason Kenney announced several changes to pandemic-related public-health measures. The key points are below, but the main change for schools is that students aren't required to wear masks, but they are still encouraged and welcome. Students and their families will be supported in making the decision that suits them best, and the school will support all students in their decision. All other measures, including daily screening, staying home with symptoms, cohorting, among others remain in effect.
Here are the changes:
- Effective Monday, February 14, students will not be required to wear masks in school or on school buses.
- The exception: Students who test positive for COVID-19, and who must isolate for five days if fully vaccinated or symptoms resolve, whichever is longer. They still need to wear a mask at all times until 10 days pass from the onset of symptoms. We will support students with a place to remove their mask to eat.
- Masking is still required for adults, including teachers, administrators, school staff and bus operators. EIPS will continue providing medical-grade masks to staff, for as long as the Division determines that level of protection is necessary (as per the hazard assessment required under Occupational Health and Safety legislation).
- Volunteers, contractors, and visitors—12 years and older—must also wear masks when entering EIPS schools and buildings. Vaccination requirements for staff, volunteers and contractors will remain in place for now.
- EIPS recommends students wear masks as an additional layer of protection, but it is a personal choice and we will respect each school family’s decision.
- School divisions no longer have the authority to implement division-specific or school-specific student mask mandates.
- Public-health measures, such as cohorting, hand hygiene, and enhanced cleaning and sanitization, remain in schools for the time being.
- Metro Athletics announced spectators are still not allowed at athletic events. The organization plans to consult with school divisions in the coming days.
- Staff and students must still stay home when sick and adhere to legal isolation requirements based on their vaccination status.
We understand you likely have many other questions. Once we receive additional information from the Government of Alberta, we will revise the EIPS Operations Guidelines 2021-22 and advise you of the specifics.
Complete the Returning Student Registration: February 1-28
Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) returning student registration process is open Feb 1. All returning students must complete the online Returning Student Registration Form to confirm their child’s enrolment in a school for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. 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. All returning EIPS students are required to complete the form by Feb. 28, 2022.
To access the Returning Student Registration Form, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
If you don’t have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you do need to set one up. For help see: Create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account
For more information contact Rudolph Hennig directly at 780-998-2216.
Calling in Absences
- Calling the school at 780-998-2216
- emailing email@example.com
- through our website at https://www.rudolphhennig.ca/contact
Moving forward we will be calling the families of students who are away to confirm the absence, but our preference is that families reach out to the school. Thanks for your support with this.
This month, Mrs. Orr and Mr. Shudra will be sending out a survey to grade 7 and 8 students about some possible new option courses for RHJ next year!
We will also be meeting with the grade 9's to support their transition into high school!
These are important conversations to ensure that our students are engaged in their school!
This Week at Rudolph Hennig
Monday, February 21 - NO SCHOOL
Family Day Holiday
Tuesday, February 22 - Day 1
9:00am Fort Saskatchewan Feeder School Meeting - Virtual
Student Voice - HR 92 - Period 4
HR 91 visit to Fort High - 1:15pm-2:30pm
Wednesday, February 23 - Day 2 - PINK SHIRT DAY
9:00am-11:00am - Virtual Leadership PD - Mr. Shudra and Mrs. Orr
10:00am - Shelter in Place Emergency Drill
HR 92 visit to Fort High - 10:25am-11:40am
Thursday, February 24 - Day 3
7:30-9:00am - Assistant Principal Breakfast Meeting - Mrs. Orr away
HR 95 visit to Fort High - 8:30am-9:45am
Student Voice - HR 94 - Period 4
Student Voice - HR 93 - Period 5
New Principal PD - Mr. Shudra away in PM
Friday, February 25 - Day 4
HR 93 visit to Fort High - 10:25am-11:40am
Student Voice - HR 96 - Period 5
Coming up in February
February 23 Pink Shirt Day
February 28 School Council Meeting
Preparing for the World of Work
1. Join the upcoming virtual mentorship session to learn more about careers in information and communication technology (ICT)—including social media and communications, IT maintenance, junior programming, quality control testing, hardware engineering and software developer—and forestry.
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. Registration is open to female-identifying students currently in grades 9 to 12.
2. 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.
Each month Career Pathways distributes relevant planning material, presentation sessions, occupational spotlights, and other helpful information meant to support students and families. It is our hope students in Junior High begin to understand opportunities available to them and explore and reflect on a variety of experiences to help them plan their next steps. High School students continue to set goals and further develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that increase their readiness to successfully transition beyond high school.
Please see the link to the February 2022 CP News
We are in the midst of a transition between counsellors. Ms. Kropp has moved on to a different school and we thank her for supporting our school community. We have been able to add some additional counselling time to support the mental health of our students, which is very exciting! This transition will happen in early March. In the meantime, please reach out to Mrs. Orr or Mr. Shudra or your student's teacher for student support questions. Thanks for your support during this transition.
Tacit Knowledge will be facilitating a FREE Support Group Session for parents who want to learn more about how to help their teens manage anxiety effectively. This session happens Monday evening at 6:30pm. Everyone is welcome – you do not have to be a resident of Beaumont to participate. This Support Group is hosted by Beaumont […]
2021-2022 Important Dates
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 DayJune 29 Last Operational Day
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.