RHJ Weekly Update

October 17, 2021

School Fees Due October 30, 2021

Pay School Fees Online!

School fees are posted to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and are due to be paid by October 30, 2021 for the 2021-22 school year. 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 www.eips.ca/schools/fees. Alternatively, contact Ms. Tomkow, Business Manager at Rudolph Hennig JHS at 780-998-2216.

Brightspace App

To make it easier for parents and guardians to see what their children are working on, what’s on the schedule and the latest news from the classroom, Brightspace Parent & Guardian is now available as a mobile app for iOS® and Android™. Documentation has been created to support parents and guardians in navigating the mobile app.

Week in Review

This week truly was the beginning of Fall, not only with the amazing colours, or with the frost outside, but with our gym opening up to student activities at lunch! Students are able to come to the gym at lunch to play some games with their grade level peers. It is a great way to get some energy out in the middle of the day. Each grade has certain days of the schedule assigned to them to continue to cohort our students. Grade 7 students have Days 1 and 4, Grade 8 students have Days 2 and 5, and Grade 9 students get the gym on Days 3 and 6. Students are still able to enjoy the fresh air by signing out equipment in the gym, and many are still spending their lunches outside!

On Tuesday RHJ sent our Cross Country team to a race at the Strathcona Wilderness Center. Although it was a chilly start, our Ravens competed hard and represented our school with pride!

Our Art classes are in full swing, this week saw our grade 8's painting their plaster masks!

This Week at Rudolph Hennig

This week is School Bus Safety week! Schools throughout Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are celebrating, with the theme: Bus Rules Rock!, which focuses on the importance of being a responsible rider. Throughout the week, various activities are planned, including information sessions, bus-safety lesson plans and bus-evacuation drills.

Monday, October 11

Professional Development for Staff - No School for Students!

Municipal Election Day - Go Vote!

Tuesday, October 12 - Day 2

EIPS Literacy Consultant PD - AM Only - Mrs. Pieterse

Admin and Counselling Meeting - 2:00pm

Shell Canada tour of RHJ Indigenous Outdoor Learning Space in the afternoon

Wednesday, October 13 - Day 3

Division Leadership Meeting - Mr. Shudra away all day

Virtual Website PD Training 9:00am to Noon - Mrs. Orr

Thursday, October 14 - Day 4

Bus Evacuation Drill - 2:30pm

Professional Development - Mrs. Orr away all day

Friday, October 15 - Day 5

Jr. High Principal Breakfast - 7:30am-9:00am

Professional Development - Mrs. Orr away all day

Coming up in October

October 24 United Nations Day

October 25 School Council Meeting

October 31 Halloween

Counsellor Corner with Ms. Kropp

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.

Community Supports

Ms. Kropp


RHJ School Calendar

Did you know you can sync the school calendar to your own calendar? You can. Simply, visit www.rudolphhennig.ca/about/calendar and click on the applicable subscription option:

· Download to iCal

· Add to Google Calendar

· Subscribe to Calendar

NOTE: Options are located above the calendar.

Once you click on the desired subscription option, follow the instructions. Within seconds, your calendar will contain all Rudolph Hennig’s important dates including holidays, school-closures days, planned activities, events and more.

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 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 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.