Back to School 16-17

Classes resume Tuesday, August 30

We have a special "Grade 7s Only" orientation on Monday, August 29th from 1:30 - 3:00!


New Student Registration

If you have a child starting at Rudolph Hennig for the first time in the upcoming 2016–2017 school year and haven’t yet registered them, there’s still time. Simply, fill out the Student Registration Form and drop it off at the school office at the times noted below:

  • Date: August 24-26
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Location: 9512 – 92 St., Fort Saskatchewan

*Be sure to bring with you the following: proof of residency and the student’s birth certificate.

Important Dates and Times

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 Our Bell Schedule is also available to assist you with future planning.

School Supply Lists

To assist with the purchasing of school materials, we have compiled a School Supply List.

Tools for School
If you are a parent, or know of a parent, who needs help purchasing school supplies this year, we can help. Elk Island Public Schools has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2016–2017 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 will respectfully distribute the backpack to your child. To place an order, contact EIPS’ Central Office at 780-464-3477.



New to Elk Island Public Schools: Tools to enhance literacy and numeracy
As part Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) ongoing efforts to enhance the literacy and numeracy of students in all grade levels, the Division is introducing two new assessment tools during the 2016–2017 school year—STAR 360 and Math Intervention/Programming Instrument (MIPI). The assessments focus on literacy and numeracy, are digitally based and offer an opportunity for students to show their learning in ways not possible with paper-based tests. The goal is to provide timely information to teachers, help enhance classroom instruction and ensure all 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 February. The assessment takes approximately 20 minutes and can be taken on any digital device. Also in September, students in grades 2 through 10 will take 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 to complete and for students in grades 2 through 6 it takes approximately 20 minutes. The results of each assessment give the teacher a clearer picture of a student’s learning needs and help determine if any subsequent instructional planning is needed.

It’s important to note, the results of the assessments will not be used towards a student’s grade and there is no need to study ahead of time. The assessment tools simply provide information to the teacher so he or she can 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 parent or guardian to discuss possible strategies to be used to better support students.

Should you require more information about the Division’s STAR 360 and MIPI assessment tools, please contact Deb Barron, the director of Learning Supports, at 780-417-8160.

School Fees

Families will be invoiced for school fees at the beginning of every school year. Fees are due within 30-days of the invoice date. The simplest, and most convenient, way to pay school fees is by using ACORN. Simply login to PowerSchool and go to “Student Fees,” there you will be able to view your fees and pay them online using Visa, MasterCard, or INTERAC—when available from your financial institution.

You can find more information about school fees at

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Pay School Fees Online
School fee information for the 2016–2017 school year will be available on the PowerSchool Parent Portal by Sept. 19, 2016. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. To access your fee information, simply login to your PowerSchool Parent Portal account ( and click the tab entitled, “Student Fees.” Once logged in, you will be able to view and pay fees online using Visa, MasterCard or INTERAC Online (if available from your financial institution).

Remember to regularly login to your PowerSchool Parent Portal throughout the year. Fees are often added to your child’s account to cover the cost of various school activities including field trips, class projects, athletic-team fees, and more. Additionally, junior high and senior high fees can change as courses are added and deleted.

For more information about school fees and payment deadlines visit Alternatively, you can contact Marg Tomkow, Business Manager at 780-998-2216.


Student Transportation

All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2016–2017 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 fees online. All transportation fees are due by June 30, 2016.

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.

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Quick Fact: Student Transportation
All Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) buses are equipped with video surveillance equipment. The equipment helps to ensure the safety of all students, drivers and property; to deter destructive acts and is in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). The video surveillance equipment records and stores several days’ worth of data. Both video and audio recordings are regularly reviewed by EIPS Student Transportation to help monitor 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, please contact the EIPS FOIP co-ordinator at 780-417-8266.


NOTE: Bus passes and any updated route information will be mailed to families in August.

Questions and Concerns about the Start of School?

If you have any questions we haven’t addressed here, please contact: Sue Freiheit, Principal.

For more information about back-to-school visit:

We look forward to a great year ahead!

Home School Communication

To enhance communication between families and schools, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has created a manual entitled, “Communication Protocol for Schools.” The manual provides a framework for communication between EIPS schools and its families, and includes a standard format, structure and sequence for regular and ongoing home-school communication within the Division. It also offers useful tools and resources schools can use when planning their communication efforts, such as face-to-face meetings, email, Synrevoice and social media. Additionally, the manual provides a process parents or guardians can use if they need to bring forward a question or concern.

Rudolph Hennig encourages all our families to review the document. The “Communication Protocol for Schools” is available by visiting


Updating Your PowerSchool Information
During the first week of school, families will receive a PowerSchool Correction Form for each student enrolled in Rudolph Hennig. The form ensures the school has the most up-to-date information regarding each of its students. When you receive the form, please review it carefully and make sure all the information is correct. If any changes need to be made, please update the form and add any new details you think are necessary.

If you have any technical questions regarding PowerSchool, please contact the school office at 780-998-2216. Thank you for your assistance.


Literacy and Learning Day

The 14th annual Literacy and Learning Day Conference takes place on Oct. 22, 2016 at the Edmonton Expo Centre. The event is a fun-filled day for both parents and teachers, and includes various free workshops and keynote speakers. Participants are guaranteed to walk away with new strategies, tools and resources to support children as they grow and learn. The conference is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, or to register, visit


School Bell Schedule

Bell Schedule 16-17


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.

To report attendance click Attendance or leave a message at 780-998-2216.

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

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.

SouthPointe School Update

SouthPointe School: Update

The grade configuration for SouthPointe School, the new K-9 school in the City of Fort Saskatchewan, is now approved. It was approved by the Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Board of Trustees during the May 30, 2016 public Board meeting. The school will open in the 2017–2018 school year as a Kindergarten to Grade 6 school followed by the graduated introduction of junior high programming:

• 2018–2019 Kindergarten to Grade 7
• 2019–2020 Kindergarten to Grade 8
• 2020–2021 Kindergarten to Grade 9

As grades are introduced at SouthPointe School, the new junior high attendance boundaries for the City of Fort Saskatchewan will also take effect. All elementary students designated to SouthPointe School will continue junior high at SouthePointe School. Students who are designated to Rudolph Hennig Junior High will remain at that school till the completion of Grade 9.

Parent Portal Mobile

The PowerSchool Parent and Student portals are now accessible at all EIPS schools using your mobile devices and connecting to the school guest wireless networks. The PowerSchool portal allows access to Flex scheduling as well as other PowerSchool information.

Included in this email is information on the Student portal as well as how to access your Powerschool information using your iPad or iPhone and the downloadable application. The Apple IOS and Android applications on first login can take up to 5 minutes to login.  This is due to a large amount of data being downloaded to the mobile device and not because of a slow wireless or Internet connection.

You can connect to the Parent or Student portal by going to and logging in with your assigned user ID and password.


 Parent Portal Mobile

Forms for School Year Start Up

The following forms need to be returned to the school as soon as possible. Each student received these forms, but if your child misplaced them, they are here for you to print.

Please note that the Correction Forms (with your personal information) cannot be posted, so you will have to contact Mrs. Gaumont (780-998-2216) for a copy.

Science Safety Contract

Website Consent

Responsible Tech Use Agreement


Sync Your Calendar!


Sync the School Calendar to Your Personal Calendar
Did you know you can sync the school calendar to your own personal calendar? Just visit 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, simply follow the instructions that appear on your computer screen or mobile device. Within seconds, your personal calendar will contain all of our important dates including holidays, school-closure dates, school activities and events, and more.


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