RHJ Weekly Update

September 6, 2021

Week in Review

Our first week of school was fantastic! It was so nice to have our classrooms and hallways full, of energetic students and staff. Everyone did a great job with the masks and hand sanitizing, along with the other Re-Entry expectations.


With the nice weather, we had students playing basketball, catch, or enjoying the sunshine sitting in the tire swing at lunch. We have lots of pictures of our students up on our Instagram, please give us a follow @rhjravens!

This Week at Rudolph Hennig....PICTURE DAY!

Monday, September 6

Labour Day- No School

Tuesday, September 7

School Photos with Icon

Performing Arts Musical Meeting - 12:34 in Drama room

Boys Volleyball Tryouts - 3:15pm in the gym

Wednesday, September 8

Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal

Meet the Teacher 4:30pm to 6:30pm - TEMPORARILY POSTPONED

Thursday, September 9

New Principal PD - Mr. Shudra away in the AM

Jr. Girls Volleyball tryouts - 3:15pm in the gym

Friday, September 10

Grade level Assemblies in the morning

PowerSchool Forms Committee Meeting - Mr. Shudra away in the afternoon


Meet the Teacher

With the new guidelines that were put in place by the Alberta Government on Friday, September 3, we have been asked to limit bringing visitors into the school. With that in mind, we will need to postpone our Meet the Teacher night that was scheduled for Wednesday, September 8. We will be looking at different and creative ways for families to be introduced to our amazing staff who will be supporting their students. Please stay tuned!

AHS - COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic

On Friday, September 17, 2021, the AHS Public Health School Immunization program is offering a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to all staff, parents, and students eligible for a dose (either dose 1 or 2).


AHS has sent out a letter to all parents of eligible students in Fort Saskatchewan in Grades 7-12, who are born before 2009. Please complete the form and return it to Mrs. Gaumont or Mrs. Tomkow in the office if you are wanting the vaccination by September 14, 2021.


Please Note: Only students with signed consent forms will receive the vaccine.

Solaro - Study Guides

TO ALL Rudolph Hennig Junior High PARENTS AND GUARDIANS:

On behalf of our school, I would like to share with you the following information about student resources that are available from Castle Rock Research. At Rudolph Hennig Junior High, we have been privileged to work with this Edmonton-based company to access quality materials to support students, teachers, and parents. Over the past 25 years, more than one million students in Alberta have used The KEY Study Guides and the SNAP Workbooks to prepare for their in-class tests and end-of-year assessments.

This year, more than ever before, the evolving K-12 education landscape is seeing a shift to digital delivery with an emphasis on engaging and relevant content. In keeping with the focus on 21st century learning and the changes necessitated by the current health concerns, Castle Rock Research is offering our families a fully digital solution,

WHAT IS SOLARO?

SOLARO (Student Oriented Learning, Assessment, and Reporting Online) is a comprehensive digital resource that provides all the benefits and features of castle Rock’s printed guides with the added value of more robust content and many more practice questions. The same year-end tests from THE KEY are available in SOLARO, along with the released questions from the latest diploma exams. Some of the many exciting features of SOLARO are:

Engages students – creates learning pathways specific to each student's strengths while bringing attention to areas requiring additional review.

Accessible at home or at school – useful as a supplemental resource that reinforces concepts covered in the classroom.

Individual student accounts – limitless practice tests for every course
provides students with an alternative to item banks.

Robust content – mix of text, multimedia, video, and interactive content.

Data-Driven Reporting – gives users meaningful insight into performance at the most granular curriculum level.

Parental Access – Parents are able to connect to their children’s accounts to view five different reports.

Available for every platform – web or mobile (iOS, Android, and Windows).

More courses – SOLARO is available for additional Courses that are not currently offered in print.

Castle Rock Research is maintaining their policy of educational discounts by offering SOLARO at a rate of $20.00 per student for an annual license (compared to $199.00 retail price). While the cost of one print resource is approximately $20.00, one SOLARO licence will provide each student with unlimited access for up to ten courses for the entire year, for roughly the same price of one print resource.

As a 100% digital solution, SOLARO eliminates the need to print and deliver physical products. We hope you will join us on a new path of helping students to reach their highest level of achievement.

Please place your order online at https://schoolorders.solaro.com/1752 between September 1, 2021, and Sept 17, 2021.

Thank you,

Castle Rock Research

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Counsellor Corner with Ms. Kropp

Hello,


My first week at Rudolph Hennig was fantastic! I was able to meet and connect with many amazing students. Please see below for a link about community sessions put on by AHS. The topics include Adapting after Adversity, Understanding and talking about teens and risk taking, Understanding Childhood Stress and Anxiety, and many more!


https://community.hmhc.ca/sessions/?p=webex


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.


Ms. Kropp

michelle.kropp@eips.ca

PowerSchool Forms

Update Your PowerSchool Information


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.

Important Dates

2021-2022 Important Dates


September

September 6 Labour Day- No School

September 7 School Photos with Icon

September 8 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal

September 8 Meet the Teacher

September 20 Federal Election Polling Station in Gym

September 27 School Council Meeting - All parents and guardians are welcome!

September 27 to 29 - Activites to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29 Orange Shirt Day for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29 Terry Fox Run

September 30 - School Closure 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.