RHJ Weekly Update
December 19, 2021
As the Christmas break approaches, we wish to remind you of federal public health regulations related to when students are permitted to return to school after travelling outside of Canada.
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated students under 12 years of age travelling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians cannot return to school or daycare for 14 days following their return to Canada, and must follow the mandatory requirements under the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order.
Fully vaccinated students 12 years and older who travelled out of the country can return to school without delay so long as they are asymptomatic. If unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, these students are subject to the Government of Canada’s required 14-day quarantine, regardless of whether they are accompanied by a parents or guardian who qualifies as a fully vaccinated traveller.
Additional information on travel restrictions and public health regulations can be found at the Government of Canada’s website. Any questions or concerns about these restrictions should be directed to the Government of Canada, through their www.travel.gc.ca website.
This Week at Rudolph Hennig
Mental Health Presentation
On Monday morning, our students will be involved in a virtual presentation about overcoming struggles with mental health. Below is the biography of the presenter. We are excited to be able to share this message with our students, especially leading into the holiday season.
My name is Jean-Francois Dupras. Originally from Quebec, I have lived in Canmore, Alberta for over fifteen years.
Since my early childhood, I have always been passionate about sports and the outdoors. My spirit of adventure allowed me to discover the Canadian Rockies at the age of 20. It was while standing on the summit of Mt Rundle for the first time, 18 years ago, that I discovered a real passion for mountaineering.
Having suffered from severe depression and being affected by a bipolar disorder, mental health is a cause that is close to my heart. Through my presentations and adventures, I want to help people understand that mental illness is like any other disease. That no matter our past, our life challenges and fears, that everything is possible.
Life is like climbing a mountain... hard to climb, but the incredible view from the top is worth it.
Monday, December 20 - Day 5
RHJ Christmas Festivities - Christmas Character Dress up
Presentation - Overcoming Mental Illness One Summit at a Time
Ms. Kropp available
Staff Roast Beef lunch!
Tuesday, December 21 - Day 6
RHJ Christmas Festivities - PJ Day
Ms. Kropp available
December 22 to January 4 - Winter Break
January 5 Staff Meeting Day - Early Dismissal
January 24 School Council Meeting
Preparing for the World of Work
1. EIPS Career Pathways Newsletter
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.
Please see the link to the December 2021 CP News
2. YWITT – Careers in Agriculture and the Skilled Trades in Cooking
January 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Students in Grades 9-12
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.
The agricultural industry is both valuable and critical to our society and remains one of the largest sources of employment in many areas across Alberta and the world. It is an industry that continues to redefine itself and to present ever-evolving career opportunities. Whether it is working as a farmer, harvester, technician for farm equipment, scientist, and so on, there are an amazing number of opportunities for careers.
Careers: Beekeeper, Horticulturist, Veterinarian, Food Specialist, Seed Producer, Equine Stable Hand, Farmer, Irrigation Specialist, the list “grows” on and on…
As the industry shifts, and the gender barrier dissipates, the opportunities for women in cooking are better than ever. The skills that we learn in the culinary arts can be applied to so many different areas in our lives. We learn organization, teamwork, cleanliness, food safety, sanitization practices, as well as the undeniably great skill behind the art of cooking.
Skilled Trades: Cook and Baker
Academics and Attendance
Student attendance is vital for success in the classroom. A recent article in the Canadian Association of Principals found that for every absence, a student's final grade could be negatively impacted by up to 1% on average. That means that for every class missed, a student's final grade could be 1% lower.
Students that are struggling academically are impacted more by missing school.
We recognize that we are still impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic, and if students have illness symptoms that they need to stay home. Hopefully accessing Brightspace while students are away will minimize the impact of absences, but the key is that if students are able to be at school, that is the best place for them to learn.
At RHJ we are proud of our staff who put students first. They are working hard to ensure that we have a safe and caring environment with engaging lessons to facilitate student learning.
Counsellor Corner with Ms. Kropp
1. City of Fort Saskatchewan Resource Presentation
Please check out the link below for information regarding resources available from the City of Fort Saskatchewan.
Rainbow Alliance. The Rainbow Alliance is a peer support group for youth ages 13 and up. It is a supportive and safe place open to all sexual orientations and gender identities, where youth can be themselves in a safe, affirming, sex-positive, alcohol and drug free environment.
3. Community Supports
We recognize that many of us are struggling with one thing or another. Often times we don't know where to look for help. Below is a link to some community supports. Please reach out if you need support. Asking for help is a sign of strength, and there are people here and in the community that want to help.
Christmas Break Hours
Rudolph Hennig will close for the Christmas break at the end of the day on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. The school will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. During this time, if you have any school-related questions or concerns, contact Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Central Services at 780-464-3477.
EIPS Central Services Christmas Break Hours
Open December 22 and 23; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Dec. 23, 2021 to Jan. 3, 2022
Open January 4; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*for location and contact information visit www.eips.ca.
From everyone at Elk Island Public Schools, we wish all of you a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.
Literacy! It's not just reading!
Podcasts are a great way for individuals and families learn new things from experts, engage in oral storytelling, and cut down on screen time. Plus, you can listen while walking the dog, cleaning the house, or commuting to hockey practice!
2021-2022 Important Dates
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.
Returning Student Registration for 2022-23
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will once again conduct an online returning student registration process to confirm student registrations for the 2022-23 school year. Families of all current students—with the exception of graduating Grade 12 students—must complete the process to confirm the school their child plans to attend in the 2022-23 school year or advise the Division of their plans not to return to EIPS. 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. The 2022-23 returning student registration takes place Feb. 1-28, 2022.
Access to the Returning Student Registration Form is provided through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you don’t have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you need to set one up before Feb. 1, 2022. Create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account
For more information, contact the school office at 780-998-2216.