RHJ Weekly Update

October 24, 2021

RHJ Parent Council Meeting

The Rudolph Hennig Parent Council Meeting is on Monday, October 25 at 6:00pm and it will be held virtually. Our Parent Council Meeting is a great way to hear more about what is happening at RHJ and to support Parents as Partners in Education. We hope to see as many parents and guardians at the meeting as possible. Please see below for the agenda and link.

Agenda

Meeting Link

Staff Contact Changes

We recently made changes to how families can contact Rudolph Hennig JHS staff.

If you’d like to reach out to your child’s teacher directly, simply log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal. From there you can find the email contact information for all your child’s teachers and reach out to them directly as needed.

To connect with school administration and main office staff, refer to the https://www.rudolphhennig.ca/contact to send an email to the applicable person directly. From the online contact form, you can also send an email to report your child’s absence.


If you’re having trouble with your PowerSchool account, please contact the school office.

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.

This Week at Rudolph Hennig

Monday, October 25 - Day 6

Parent Council Meeting - Virtually at 6:00pm

Tuesday, October 26 - Day 1

Central Office Meeting at 9:00am - Mr. Shudra and Mrs. Orr away in morning

Staff working on ISP's

Wednesday, October 27 - Day 2

It's Wednesday!

Thursday, October 28 - Day 3

Assistant Principal Division Meeting - 7:30am-9:00am - Mrs. Orr

PowerSchool Consultation Meeting - 10:00am-11:00am - Mr. Shudra

Parent Council Casino Fundraiser

Friday, October 29 - Day 4

Parent Council Casino Fundraiser

Halloween Activities in the afternoon - Haunted house and costume competition!


Academic Awards

RHJ is planning on celebrating our Academic Awards for our current grade 8 and 9 students virtually on November 4, 2021. A link to the presentation will be shared next week in the Weekly Update. The presentation will start at approximatly 10:30am and a tentative schedule will be shared.


Coming up

October 31 Halloween


November


November 3 Staff Meeting Day - Early Dismissal

November 4 Awards Ceremony - Virtual in the morning

November 5 Remembrance Service

November 5-12 November Break - No School

Week in Review

The week started off with some Professional Learning for our staff. This included a focus on supporting positive connections within the building, some collaboration time for departments, CTF Professional Learning Communities sharing sessions, Numeracy support for our Math Department, and Literacy support with a focus on using small groups.


In the classrooms, some of our Science classes were learning about water displacement with a hands on experiment! And yes, some students did get wet!


In our Math classes, the learning from our Professional Learning was immediately put into practice! Students were able to start using vertical surfaces to practice math challenges. This helps with student collaboration, willingness to take risk in learning, efficient and direct teacher feedback, and increased movement as students are standing which leads to an increase in engagement and brain functioning.


Our volleyball teams wrapped up our league play on Friday and are getting ready for playoffs that begin this week.

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.

Counsellor Corner with Ms. Kropp

1. The Fort Family Violence Prevention Committee would like to invite all EIPS and EICS staff, students and families to join us for Out of the Shadows with Julie Lalonde on November 25th. Julie is an internationally recognized advocate for women’s rights and public educator. Family violence has been coined as the shadow pandemic and has huge ripple effects across our community. Criminal harassment is often underreported and can last for years, often with out anyone knowing it’s happening. It’s also become a very common phenomena for youth throughout the pandemic and oftentimes these behaviours can be seen as romantic rather than predatory. Julie will touch on safety, healthy relationships and how to support someone who may be a victim of stalking. To learn more about Julie and her story click here.

The Committee is hosting two workshops, one for the general public and one for service providers. Both workshops can be attended virtually or in person at the Shell Theatre.

1-4 PM: Out of the Shadows: Supporting Victims of Stalking (Front Line Staff)

  • In this 3hr, interactive presentation, front line workers and advocates will learn about the root causes of intimate partner stalking, best practices for violence prevention and strategies for supporting victims.

6-8 PM: Resilience is Futile: Healing from intimate partner violence (General Public)

  • In this 90 minute, interactive presentation, Julie will share her story of surviving stalking and will unpack the complex ways that communities enable abusers. Participants will leave the session better informed about the reality of stalking in Canada and equipped with practical ways we can all support victims/survivors in our communities.

To register: https://shelltheatre2021.ticketpro.ca/?lang=en&aff=shell#def_1398730702

I am hoping that you can share this invitation with your teams and networks and I hope that you will join us for this important conversation. Thank you so much for taking the time to support the Committee and I hope you are all well and keeping safe!


2. 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

michelle.kropp@eips.ca

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.

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 31 Halloween


November


November 3 Staff Meeting Day - Early Dismissal

November 4 Virtual Awards Celebration

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.