District Notice

Email Outage for all EIPS Schools [FIXED]

Thank you for your patience. The EIPS email issue has been corrected.


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.  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.

 please read our School Education Plan.

Rafiki Sales!

Our school ME TO WE group is selling handmade beaded chains which can be worn in several different ways such as a bracelet, anklet or necklace.  This unique chain is handmade by Maasai mamas in Kenya and this year, we will have 10 different colour options available - some representing the different basic needs, some representing that we are Canadian, and some just because they are fun!  Every purchase directly impacts the lives of those around the world who don’t otherwise have access to clean water, school supplies, medical care, healthy meals, or financial tools.  We are now taking orders for the Rafiki chains ($10) and plan to have them delivered before Christmas so that you can use them as Christmas gifts and help those in a developing country at the same time!  A display table will be set up near the front office during the noon hours to see samples and place orders.  You can also see Mrs. Yarmuch if you have further questions or are interested in purchasing a Rafiki chain.  Thanks for your support!

Happy Holidays from the Board of Trustees

It’s the holiday season once again and the winter break is just around the corner. Before we take time off to enjoy with our loved ones, I want to extend warm holiday wishes to all our students, staff and families, on behalf of the Elk Island Public Schools Board of Trustees. We hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday, and a new year filled with joy.

We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.


Thank you and best wishes,

Trina Boymook, EIPS Board Chair

Enjoy the Winter Break!

Rudolph Hennig Junior High will close for the winter break at the end of the day on Dec. 22, 2017 and will reopen on Jan. 8, 2018. During this time, if you have any school-related questions or concerns, contact the Central Administration office at Elk Island Public Schools.

EIPS Central Administration Office Winter Break Hours

Closed        December 25-29

Open          January 2-5       8:30 a.m. to 4:30 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.

News from RHJ!

Dear Raven Families,


Our next Parent Council meeting will be at 6pm in the library on November 22nd. Final voting for elected positions. All welcome!

After 6:00 on Thursday, November 23, students can sign up for their next Flex class through their student Power School portal.

Report Cards will be available for you to print off from the parent Power School Portal on November 27 after 3:00 pm.

Parent / Teacher Interviews will be in the gym on November 29 and 30 from 4:30-8:30.

For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2017-18 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar.

Sync the School Calendar to your personal calendar.

Did you know you can sync the school calendar to your own personal calendar? You can. Just visit http://rudolphhennig.ca/about/calendar and click on one of the following calendar options you want to subscribe to:

  • Add to Google Calendar
  • Subscribe to Calendar (Outlook)
  • Download iCal

NOTE: Using a mobile device, these options are located above the calendar. Using a computer, these options are located below the calendar.

Once you click on the calendar option you want to subscribe to, follow the instructions. Within seconds, your personal calendar will contain all ofRHJ's important dates including holidays, school-closures days, planned activities, events and more.

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To Receive School Information through Email!

In an ongoing attempt to improve communication between home and school we ask that each family consider going to https://www.eips.ca/contact/synrevoice  to sign up to receive our email Synervoice messages. Synervoice is a program we use to send BLANKET messages via phone or email. You will be able to see where the email came from, but your email address is protected, meaning that no other families will see your email address.

Please note that you must sign up

with the email address you have given to the school.

If your address is not in PowerSchool, it will give you an error message when you try to subscribe.

We try not to inundate you with too much information, but we do send out information, regularly, that will help you and your child be aware and organized, adding to a more successful school year.

Why do we ask you to include 30 minutes of reading each day in your child’s homework or bedtime routine?


We want them reading because the more you read the better you read. While every little bit of reading helps, scanning Twitter, or searching You Tube Videos, isn’t going to improve cognition. It’s not going to strengthen our brains. Reading novels or short stories or poetry, however, builds brain power the same way pumping iron builds muscles.


The best reason to insist that your children read, is that the act of reading increases the white matter in your brain.  White matter is what carries info between the different regions of the brain’s grey matter. Building white matter helps information be processed more efficiently. Reading requires patience, diligence, concentration, and creativity. When we read we have to think and we have to make connections to our own lives or to our own experiences.


Reading can also help to build empathy. When you read you relate to the character. You might be fearful for them, or sad, or be cheering them on. This can affect how your child interacts with others in the real world.  Research shows that reading makes us more intelligent cognitively, as well as emotionally. Readers make smarter decisions about themselves and those around them.


Reading improves:



-social skills


-emotional intelligence


-mental health (it can calm you, help you solve life’s problems, etc.)


-and so much more!!!!!


Please read!

Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather

With the winter season already here, we want to remind parents to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable outerwear and ensure your child is prepared for changing conditions.

If inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) advises parents of any bus cancellations using various communications tools—automated-telephone messages, alerts posted on www.eips.ca and school websites, Twitter, Facebook, local radio stations and on Versatrans My Stop. Any morning bus cancellations are posted on www.eips.ca by 6:30 a.m.

Decisions regarding bus cancellations are guided by EIPS administrative procedures that states, “school bus service may be suspended…when Environment Canada reports a temperature of -40 C.” Other reasons for suspending or delaying school bus services include adverse weather and poor road condition.

When school bus services are suspended, schools remain open to students. EIPS believes parents have the right and responsibility to make choices for their children based on their beliefs and perceptions of safety during times of inclement weather.

For more information, contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

No Child Without

Free MedicAlert for students

In our ongoing effort to provide safe and caring schools for our students, RHJ is once again participating in the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation’s No Child Without program. The program is a national initiative that provides no-cost MedicAlert services to children—between the ages four and 14—who have chronic health conditions. The goal is twofold: to help children with severe allergies, medical conditions or special needs and to assist schools with medical-emergency plans for students.

Once a child is registered, their school is provided with advice on a medical-emergency plan for that student and given a list of medications, allergies and medical conditions the student has. If your child has a serious medical condition or allergy and could benefit from MedicAlert services, contact the school office at 780-998-2216. To learn more about the No Child Without program, visit www.nochildwithout.ca.

School Fees

 Pay School Fees Online!

School fee information for the 2017-18 school year is now posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. 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 them online using Visa, MasterCard or INTERAC Online—when available from your financial institution.

Don’t forget to also 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 various school activities such as field trips, class projects, athletic-team fees and more.

If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your student fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2017.

For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines visit www.eips.ca/schools/fees/fees. Alternatively, contact Marg Tomkow, Business Manager at RHJ at 780-998-2216.


All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2017-18 school year should have already received a tentative route schedule. Those required to pay applicable transportation fees should have also received a separate invoice outlining payment information—we encourage parents to pay pay fees online.

If you haven’t received a letter from Student Transportation yet, and would like to inquire about busing for your child, contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

Look for bus passes and any updated route information in your mail in August.


Quick Facts: EIPS buses are all equipped with video surveillance

Did you know each EIPS bus is equipped with video surveillance? The video surveillance and equipment helps:

  • ensure the safety of all students, drivers and property; and
  • deter from destructive acts.

On a regular basis, EIPS Student Transportation reviews the video recordings, in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). The recordings assist the department with monitoring student and driver conduct, and may be used as evidence in a disciplinary matter.

For more information about the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, contact the EIPS FOIP co-ordinator at 780-464-3477.

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