District Notice

Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Email Update Required

To ensure EIPS continues to comply with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation, we require parents/guardians to subscribe/unsubscribe for emails as of February 15, 2017. These include routine emails from your school or the Division about events, activities, etc. You will continue to receive emergency messages and school fee-related information. Visit www.eips.ca/contact/synrevoice to subscribe/unsubscribe by March 1.

Progress Reports

On March 13, after 3:00, parents will be able to print this term's Progress Reports from the Power School Parent Portal. When you open your child's account there will be an icon on the left that says "Junior High Progress Reports". Click on it and follow the prompts to print. Please note that a paper copy won't be provided by the school unless a parent specifically requests it.

Parent / Teacher Interviews will be held in the school gym on March 15, from 4:30-8:30.

 

Welcome!

To contact our Secretary, Donna Gaumont, our Finance Manager, Margaret Tomkow, the Principal, Sue Freiheit, or the Assistant Principal, Justin Mazur, phone 780 998 2216.

Parents must report student absences and late arrivals. Click Attendance or leave a message at 780-998-2216. Absences not reported will result in staff phoning contact numbers until the student is found to be safe. If we are unable to contact a parent and the student's whereabouts is unknown, RCMP may be contacted. We have many parents who do not phone, which results in approximately one hour of secretary time, each day, used to phone contacts. The end result is almost always that the parent forgot to phone or email the school. Please help us keep our kids safe... phone or email absences and lates.

Go to "About" and click on "Calendar" for more detailed information about upcoming events.

For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2016–2017 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar; school-specific dates and activities are available on our School Calendar http://rudolphhennig.ca/about/calendar. Our Bell Schedule is also available to assist you with future planning.

Information Nights

Raven Info Night for grade 6 students coming to RHJ next year.

      April 6 at 6:00

Fort High Info Night for grade 9 students going to FHS next year.

      March 7 at 7:00

High School Information Evening

On February 27, EIPS is hosting a High School Information Evening to provide students in grades 8-9 and their parents with important information about high school programming, course offerings, diploma requirements and more.

Date:     Monday, February 27
Time:     7 p.m.
Place:    Sherwood Park Alliance Church

This is a Division event – not a school-specific presentation – open to students and parents from all communities. 

The presentation is also being live-streamed at Fort Saskatchewan High and Lamont High for those families unable to attend in Sherwood Park.

Boundary Exemptions

Boundary Exemption Request Process: Now open

The Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) boundary exemption request process for the 2017–2018 school year is now open.

EIPS students—in kindergarten to Grade 12—wanting to attend a non-designated school in the upcoming school year can now apply to do so. All interested families must fill out a Boundary Exemption Request Form and submit it directly to their requested school. The application deadline is April 7, 2017. Boundary exemption requests received after April 7, 2017 will be declined. There is no late or secondary process.

For the 2017–2018 school year, boundary exemption requests are not being accepted at the following schools: Fort Saskatchewan Elementary, James Mowat Elementary, SouthPointe School and Win Ferguson Elementary. As many of you are aware, the Division has established new elementary attendance boundaries for the City of Fort Saskatchewan, which take effect when SouthPointe School opens at the start of the 2017–2018 school year.

The Boundary Exemption Request Form and additional information about the boundary exemption request process, schools with closed boundaries and frequently asked questions can be found by visiting www.eips.ca/schools/boundaries/boundary-exemption-request-process.

Final decisions will be made by April 12, 2017.

PIRANHAS SWIM CLUB

Fort Saskatchewan’s Summer Swim Club                                              

  • Non-profit competitive Swim Club based out of Harbour Pool
  • A coached program for all ages (4 – 18)
  • Runs May 1 – mid August (depending on level of competition desired)
  • Flexible practices and swim meets
  • Great fun and fitness
  • Great opportunities for parents to get involved and volunteer in the club

Registration dates for 2017 at Harbour Pool:

Early Registration and AGM on Wednesday February 15th 7:00 - 9:00pm

In - person registration on Tuesday March 7th 7:00 - 9:00 pm

In - person registration on Wednesday March 15th 7:00 - 9:00 pm

 

                                             For more information:

Send us an e-mail: executive@fortsaskpiranhas.ca

                            registrar@fortsaskpiranhas.ca      

Check our Website: www.fortsaskpiranhas.ca

                                  

Bus Safety

New Safety Lights Put a Spotlight on Rural School Bus Safety
Students who live in rural areas throughout Strathcona County recently received a pedestrian safety light, thanks to the Strathcona County School Traffic Safety Partnership and Shell Canada. The lights are easy to attach to a backpack and are meant to help rural bus operator see children during dusk and dawn hours. Make sure to encourage your child to light up and be visible when getting on and off the school bus and crossing street intersections.

We all have a part to play in road safety. Here are a few simple rules to help keep everyone safe:

  • Look out for one another. Slow down and watch for pedestrians when driving or cycling, particularly in areas where there are no sidewalks or streetlights.
  • Help Drivers see you. When walking on the road, always walk against the traffic. Wear brightly coloured or reflective clothing when walking in low light or poor weather conditions.

Interesting Video

Hi Raven Families!

A parent shared this video with me and I thought it might be of interest to some of you.

In it, Simon Sinek talks about Millennials... their typical characteristics and his opinion of what it means.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HVHULmy6gE

RCMP Info

Vimy Ridge Contest
http://spiritofvimy.ca/

Spirit of Canada Contest

https://www.lieutenantgovernor.ab.ca/special-initiatives/canada-150-poetry-contest/

 

The Centre for Youth Crime Prevention has released new youth-engagement products on substance abuse (marihuana/ fentanyl).

 

These include:

  1. The Truth - Youth and Drug Impaired Driving (brochure)
  2. We'd Like You To Know - Marijuana Facts and Myths (infographic)

 

These are in addition to the "What is Fentanyl?" Fact Sheet released earlier this month.

Guide to Reporting Student Achievement

We believe every student can learn and experience success. One of the ways we help students learn and succeed is to carefully evaluate their achievement and growth, and to share that information with parents and guardians.

This guide will help parents and guardians understand:

  • assessment;
  • the responsibilities of students, staff, and parents and guardians;
  • how and when achievement information will be communicated or reported;
  • how marks and grades are determined; and
  • the steps taken when summative assessments are missing or incomplete.

Parents and guardians are the key influences in a child's life. Understanding how a child is achieving in school and how to support that achievement is integral to success in school. Parents and guardians are encouraged to read this guide and contact our school’s administration with any questions or if further information is required.

Click here to read the RHJ GRSA.

Thin Ice!

Watch for Thin Ice

Elk Island Public Schools, along with our community partners, want to remind families about the dangers of thin ice during this time of year. Depending on changing temperatures, ice can form and melt to varying degrees on outdoor bodies of water. Please remind your children about the dangers of thin ice, to obey all posted signs and to take the proper care to remain a safe distance from the ice.

 For more information on ice safety, visit www.lifesaving.org.


Did you know?
The way ice forms affects the way it melts in spring. Minerals in the water actually become concentrated in vertical veins throughout the ice as it freezes. Warm temperatures cause these veins to melt more quickly and weaken the ice, a process known as candling.

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