School Notice

School Closed for Summer

Our office will reopen on Aug. 23, 2017. If you have any school-related questions or concerns while the school is closed, contact the Central Office at Elk Island Public Schools at 780-464-3477—the office is open all summer.

Learn more about Back to School visit eips.ca.

Important Dates and Times

Registration dates: August 23-25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Grade 7 Orientation: August 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 

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.

New Students

Is your child is starting at our school for the first time in the fall? If you haven’t yet registered, there’s still time—simply fill out the Student Registration Form and drop it off at the school when the office reopens on August 23 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Don't forget to bring with you: proof of residency and the student’s birth certificate.

 

Grade 7 students for the 2017-18 school year were given elective registration forms through their homeroom teacher, if they attended school in Fort Saskatchewan. If you are new to Fort Saskatchewan please fill out the Rudolph Hennig School Registration Form and the Cume Request Form and return it to the school as soon as possible. Grade 7 orientation is Aug. 29 from 1-3 p.m.

Grade 8 and 9 students who are NEW to Rudolph Hennig need to fill out and return to the school the Rudolph Hennig School Registration Form, and the Cume Request Form and return it to the school as soon as possible

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.

School Fees

 

Pay School Fees Online!

School fee information for the 2017-18 school year is expected to be posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal by early October. 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 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 students 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.

Tools for School

If you’re a parent, or know of a parent, who needs help purchasing school supplies this year, we can help. EIPS has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2017-18 Tools for School campaign. Annually, Tools for School provides backpacks filled with school supplies to students in kindergarten through Grade 12 whose families have limited resources. When classes resume, we respectfully distribute these backpacks to students who’ve order them. To place an order, contact the EIPS Central Office at 780-464-3477.

 

EIPS Summer Hours

Summer Hours at Elk Island Public Schools

Throughout the summer break, Rudolph Hennig will be closed and will reopen on August 23 at 9:00am. If you have any school-related questions or concerns during this time, contact the Central Office at Elk Island Public School—the office is open all summer to complete year-end activities and prepare for the 2017-18 school year.

EIPS Central Office Summer Hours (July and August)

Open: Monday to Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 780-464-3477
Address: 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park 

Statutory Holidays

Closed                  Monday, July 3                Canada Day
Closed                  Monday, August 7           Heritage Day

 

NOTE: Student Transportation is also open during the summer months and operates during the same hours as Central Office. Student Transportation can’t accept in-person transportation payments on the days it’s closed.

Grade 7s Only Day!

On Tuesday, August 29 we will be hosting our new grade 7 Ravens from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Come and meet your homeroom teacher, put some supplies in your locker, and get your combination lock. 

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. Additionally, the manual offers useful tools and resources schools and families can use to enhance face-to-face meetings, emails and any social media efforts. The “Communication Protocol for Schools” is available at www.eips.ca/download/40981.

Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy

As part of Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) ongoing efforts to enhance the literacy and numeracy of students in all grade levels, the Division is once again planning to administer two assessment tools during the 2017-18 school year—STAR 360 and Math Intervention/Programming Instrument (MIPI). The tools focus on literacy and numeracy, are digitally based and offer an opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning. The goal: to provide timely information to teachers, help enhance classroom instruction and ensure student learning needs are identified.

In September and May, EIPS students in grades 2 through 12 will complete the STAR 360 assessment, which evaluates reading comprehension. Grade 1 students will take the STAR 360 exam in October. The assessment takes approximately 20 minutes and can be taken on any digital device. Also in September, students in grades 2 through 10 will complete the MIPI assessment, which is a mathematic screening tool used to inform teachers about a student’s math skills. For students in grades 7 through 10, the MIPI takes approximately 50 minutes and for students in grades 2 through 6 it takes approximately 20 minutes. The results of each offers the teacher a clearer picture about a student’s learning needs and helps determine if subsequent instructional planning is required.

The scores of the assessments are not used towards a student’s grade and there is no need to study ahead of time. They simply provide the teacher with information to better understand where each student is in terms of reading comprehension and mathematic ability. If, after analyzing the results, it’s determined a student can benefit from extra support, the teacher will contact the family to discuss possible support strategies.

For more information about the Division’s STAR 360 and MIPI assessment tools, contact Deb Barron, the director of Learning Supports, at 780-464-3477.

Your Future: It’s a Matter of Choice — 40+ Exhibitors. Together in One Place.

Thinking about attending post-secondary school after graduation? Not sure on the career or sector? Plan to attend this year’s Your Future: It’s a Matter of Choice on October 17.

Hosted by Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS), Your Future: It’s a Matter of Choice is an annual post-secondary and career fair that brings together more than 40 colleges, universities, polytechnic and private schools, and sector experts in one place—the largest event of its kind in Alberta.

The event is free and open to all students in grades 9 through 12—from both EIPS and Elk Island Catholic Schools. Both students and family members will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from each attending post-secondary institutions; ask question; talk to experts about various career sectors; learn about future career trends; and much more.

Event Details :

Date:           Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
Time:           6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location:      Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre, 2100 Premier Way, Sherwood Park

Visit www.eips.ca/students/your-future-its-a-matter-of-choice for the complete list of exhibitors.

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.

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