RHJ Weekly Update
August 31, 2021
Our students should expect to see extra-curricular activities, including Athletics and clubs back up and running. Our staff is excited to get back into the gym for practices, and to connect with kids both in our classrooms and beyond.
Welcome Mr. Matt Shudra
Hello! I am the new Principal of Rudolph Hennig and I am so excited to be here! You will see me in the hallways and classrooms a lot because it is fun to chat with our students. I believe students need to feel safe and have fun so that they can learn, and it is our responsibility to help facilitate that.
Our courtyard was spruced up this summer. Students will be able to use this as an outside classroom and learning space, to use it as a sharing circle, or to connect with their friends during lunch. We love it!
Welcome Mrs. Cherum Orr
Hi! I am excited to work with you as your new Assistant Principal. I love visiting with students so please come and introduce yourself (maybe several times as I'm old and forgetful!). Have a great year!
Welcome Mr. Matt Shudra
First Day of School
A reminder that all students are required to wear masks upon entering the school. Thank you for your support with this.
The rest of the day will be a modified schedule:
Warning Bell 8:27am
HOMEROOM 8:30 am - 9:30 am
PERIOD 1 9:32 am - 10:15 am
Break 10:15 am - 10:21 am
PERIOD 2 10:21 am - 11:04 am
PERIOD 3 11:06 am - 11:49 am
Lunch Break 11:49 am – 12:46 pm
Warning Bell 12:46 pm
PERIOD 4 12:49 pm – 1:32 pm
PERIOD 5 1:34 pm – 2:17 pm
PERIOD 6 2:19 pm – 3:02 pm
We will run our regular bell schedule starting on Thursday, September 2, 2021.
2021-2022 Bell Schedule
Counsellor Corner with Ms. Kropp
I have my Bachelors of Educaion, Masters of Arts, and I am currently finishing my counselling psychology specialty. I bring with me over 24 years of experience as an educator, counsellor, and family systems navigator.
I believe in building relationships and supporting indivudal strengths. I am committed to supporting students and families to feel heard and be safe so they can be successful.
Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns, I am here to help!
Update Your PowerSchool Information
Parents and guardians are asked to complete three forms on PowerSchool. THe Daily COVID Screening Acknowledgement must be completed by September 1, 2021. The Correction Verification Form and the Student Safety Contract also need to be completed on PowerSchool as soon as possible.
The "Correction and Verification Form" is now available online through your PowerSchool Parent Portal. Families can use the form to access and update their child’s information—including address, parent and guardian information, emergency contacts and any medical information. Reviewing the form and submitting updates ensures the school has the most up-to-date information regarding your child.
If you’ve recently moved, now is the time to ensure the Division has your updated address information. In particular, please also pay close attention to all phone numbers, email addresses and emergency contact information. The Division will undoubtedly continue to have important information to communicate with families throughout this school year, and we want to ensure you receive this information. If you haven't already done so, we ask all Rudolph Hennig JHS families to review their child’s PowerSchool information by Sept. 22, 2021.
For more information about the PowerSchool Correction and Verification Form, contact the school office at 780-998-2216.
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.
EIPS News Articles and Information
Caregiver Education Sessions
Alberta Health Services hosts a variety of virtual caregiver information sessions throughout the year focused on ways to support students’ mental health. The sessions are free and geared toward parents, caregivers, teachers and community members who want to learn more about challenges impacting children and adolescents. Session topics include anxiety, ADHD, depression, self-harm, technology, teens and teaching leadership skills, communication, resiliency and more Visit Caregiver Education to see the monthly caregiver sessions.
Enhancing literacy and numeracy
As part of Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) ongoing efforts to enhance the literacy and numeracy of students in all grade levels, the Division is once again administering the Star Early Literacy/Star Reading and Math Intervention/Programming Instrument (MIPI) assessment tools in the 2021-22 school year. The tools focus on literacy and numeracy, are digitally based and offer an opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning. The goal: To provide timely information to teachers, help enhance classroom instruction and ensure student learning needs are identified.
Three times a year—in September, January/February and May/June—EIPS students in Grade 1 complete the Star Early Literacy assessment and students in grades 2-12 complete the Star Reading assessment. The assessments take approximately 20 minutes and are administered on a digital device. Also, in September, students in grades 2 through 10 will complete the MIPI assessment, which is a mathematic screening tool used to inform teachers about a student’s math skills—students enrolled in math for Semester 2 will complete the MIPI assessment in February. For students in grades 7 through 10, the MIPI takes approximately 50 minutes, and for students in grades 2 through 6 it takes approximately 20 minutes. The results offer the teacher a clearer picture of a student’s learning needs and help determine if subsequent instructional planning is required.
The scores of the assessments aren’t used toward a student’s grade, and there is no need to study ahead of time. The tools simply provide the teacher with information to better understand where each student is in terms of reading comprehension and mathematic ability. If, after analyzing the results, it’s determined a student can benefit from extra support, the teacher will contact the family to discuss possible support strategies.
For more information about the Division’s Star and MIPI assessment tools, contact EIPS Supports for Students at 780-464-3477.
Video surveillance on Buses
Did you know each EIPS bus is equipped with video surveillance? Video surveillance and equipment helps:
· ensure the safety of all students, drivers and property; and
· discourage destructive acts.
On a regular basis, EIPS Student Transportation reviews the video recordings, in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act). The recordings assist the department with monitoring student and driver conduct and may be used as evidence in a disciplinary matter.
For more information about the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, contact the EIPS FOIP Co-ordinator at 780-464-3477.
2021-2022 Important Dates
September 1 First Day Semester 1
September 6 Labour Day- No School
September 7 School Photos with Icon
September 8 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal
September 8 Meet the Teacher
September 27 School Council Meeting
September 29 Terry Fox Run
September 30 Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
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 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 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 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 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.