RHJ Weekly Update

October 3, 2021

COVID Update

We are making some minor adjustments to our COVID-19 Re-Entry plan for our students. We are adding cohort entrances for all of our students by grade. Those entrances are all at the front of the school and labelled Grade 7, Grade 8, and Grade 9.

Our other COVID measures are continuing. This includes our students and staff wearing masks unless eating or drinking, proper hand hygeine upon entering the school, entering the classroom, and after touching our masks or face. We are also sanitizing desks and different things between users.

The most important piece is to continue to complete the Daily COVID Checklist, and to keep students at home if they aren't feeling well.

Thank you for your support with this!

Parent Council Information

Our parent association is looking for volunteers to work our casino fundraiser on October 28. Casinos are our biggest fundraisers, and they are a fun and easy way for parents to help our school community. Some of the projects we have been able to support using casino funds in the past include purchasing 3D printers, paying for bussing for the entire school to attend plays at the Shell Theatre, paying for manuscripts and equipment rentals for our drama program, paying for presentations from organizations such as Saffron, repairing band equipment, and adding to equipment for our exercise room. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact our Casino Chair, Crystal Hudson, at crystal.hudson@eips.ca.

Week in Review

We had a busy week at RHJ this week! Our week was filled with events for Truth and Reconciliation and Terry Fox. We recognized Truth and Reconciliation week with many different learning opportunities and experiences. Our students in Foods learned about the history of some traditional Indigenous food, and then they had the opportunity to make and eat some Bannock!

Our students also competed in different Indigenous games at lunch, finishing off with some intense competition on Wednesday. Congrats to Kash R for winning the Seated Stick Pull, and to Lochlin M and Lianna P for winning the Long Cross Jump!

On Wednesday, Maddy L and Brielle F were great student leaders and were MC’s for our school wide program. During the program our students continued their learning journey around Truth and Reconciliation.

On Friday we had our Terry Fox Run and we couldn’t have asked for a better day! We started the event with a Virtual presentation and video about the meaning behind the Terry Fox Run, and then our students hit the sidewalk and got running or walking! We are proud of how our students represented our school during the event!

This Week at Rudolph Hennig

October 4 to 8 is Read-in Week!

Our ELA department has many great activities planned this week for our students! There is more information below.


Monday, October 4 - Day 5

Mr. Shudra meeting at Central - away in the afternoon

Virtual Meeting with Dow Canada - 1:00pm-1:30pm - Mrs. Orr

Mrs. Kropp away at PD

Tuesday, October 5 - Day 6

World Teacher Day!

Virtual Junior High Common Exam Data PD - 1:00pm-3:00pm - Mr. Shudra and Mrs. Orr

Wednesday, October 6 - Early Dismissal - Day 1

Staff Meeting - 2:20pm

Thursday, October 7 - Day 2

Evacuation Drill - 10:30am

Friday, October 8 - Day 3

It's Friday!


Coming Up in October

October 5 World Teacher Day

October 6 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal

School Fees

Pay School Fees Online!

School fees will be posted on Monday for the 2021-22 school year to the PowerSchool Parent Portal. 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.

Meet the RHJ Staff

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

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Read In Week

Read In Week returns on October 4. This year’s theme: “To Each Their Own Story.” Through various activities, students will spend the week learning ways to tell their own stories and how stories have the power to teach lessons, broaden perspectives and foster empathy. Some of the activities planned for Read In Week include:

· Identify the Quote and other challenges

· YRCA Presentations

- Collaborative Story Writing & Telling

- Book & Movie Adaptation Trailers; and

· Library Cafe.



Read In Week is a divisionwide initiative held annually to encourage a lifelong love of reading and to enhance literacy awareness among students, staff, families and community members. Rudolph Hennig invites all families to participate in Read In Week by reading yourself, with your child or with someone in the community.



Don’t forget to share what you’ve learned. Throughout the week, you can post your own stories about Read In Week using the hashtag #eipsreads.


For more information visit eips.ca and readin.ca

Celebrating World Teachers’ Day: October 5

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day! Launched in 1994 by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Teachers’ Day is celebrated annually around the world as a way to recognize teachers and the integral role they play in providing quality education to students. On October 5, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) encourages all of its students, parents and community members to show their appreciation for their teachers and the positive impact they make on our lives.



EIPS extends its heartfelt thank you to all Division teachers for their dedication, hard work and commitment in guiding and educating students through their kindergarten to Grade 12 years.

Election 2021

Municipal Election 2021: Vote October 18


The next municipal election, which includes the election of local school board trustees, takes place on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. It’s your opportunity to get involved in public education by casting your vote for a public school trustee.

EIPS Trustee Election information

EIPS Trustee Candidate List


Electors can cast their votes for municipal candidates—mayors, reeves, councilors, as applicable—and school board trustee candidates—public or separate. Voting stations are typically open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Each municipality conducts the election for its residents and establishes formal voting station hours and procedures.

Improving Home-School Communication

To enhance communication between families and schools, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has developed a how-to guide entitled, “Communication Protocol for Schools.” Topics include appropriate channels to use, standard formats and structures, timing and sequencing for regular and ongoing home-school communication, and ways to bring forward questions or concerns. The guide also offers useful tools and resources schools and families can use to enhance face-to-face meetings, email communication and various social media efforts.


Communication Protocol for Schools

Important Dates

2021-2022 Important Dates


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.