RHJ Weekly Update

August 31, 2021

Welcome Back!

Hello and welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! The staff here at Rudolph Hennig are excited to welcome our new students, and welcome back our returning students on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. School will look and feel much more normal for our students this September, and hopefully for the full year!


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.

First Day of School

Student timetables are live and accessible on PowerSchool. If you can't access that, lists for grade 7's are posted in the gym. The lists for grade 8 and 9 students are in the hallways. Please proceed to your homeroom to start the day where you will get your lock and locker, your schedule, and other homeroom information.


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.

RHJ Re-Entry Plan

Please find attached the RHJ Re-Entry plan, it is also on our website. There is important information in here abour masks, and guidelines for students.


RHJ Re-Entry Plan

2021-2022 Bell Schedule

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Counsellor Corner with Ms. Kropp

I am excited to join Rudolph Hennig and the Raven family as the new school counsellor. I grew up in Fort Saskatchewan and value its diversity and connectedness.


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!



Ms. Kropp

michelle.kropp@eips.ca

PowerSchool Forms

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.

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.

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.

Important Dates

2021-2022 Important Dates


September


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


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.