Parent Council Meetings
The RHJ Parent Advisory Council and Parent Association held their Annual General Meeting on September 28rd, 2020. Elections were held and Executive representatives are Carilyn Afaganis (Chair), Lisa Tomchyshyn(Vice Chair), Sara Secrist (Secretary), and Shyla Gray (Treasurer).
Minutes submitted for perusal, to be approved at the next meeting:
Agenda for upcoming meeting
Minutes will be posted after they have been approved at the following meeting. The minutes below have been approved.
Please join the RHJ Parent Council meetings.
2020-21 Meeting dates, as set at the Annual General Meeting, are:
Sept. 28, 2020
Oct. 26, 2019
Nov. 30, 2020
Jan. 25, 2021
Feb. 22, 2021
Mar. 22, 2021
April 26, 2021
May 31, 2021
2018-19 EIPS Parent Survey Results Report
The results are now available for the 2018-19 EIPS Parent Survey conducted in March. Thank you to all families who took the time to share their feedback with the Division. The survey included 21 questions related to the three priorities outlined in the EIPS 2018-22 Four-Year Education Plan:
- Priority 1: Promote growth and success for all students
- Priority 2: Enhance high quality learning and working environments
- Priority 3: Enhance public education through effective engagement, partnerships and communication
The overall Division results represent 3,713 responses from parents and guardians across the Division. This was an increase in responses from 2,918 in the previous year.
The survey results for Rudolph Hennig Junior High have helped us identify the following areas of strength and opportunities for growth.
Areas of strength:
- Students individual needs are met.
- Students are encouraged at school to do his or her best.
- The school staff care about students.
- The school keeps parents informed about their child's progress and achievement.
Opportunities for growth:
- The physical condition of our school.
- Teaching knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be successful in life.
- The satisfaction with the quality of teaching students are receiving at school.
The feedback gathered will help our school and the Division measure its progress toward meeting the priorities and goals outlined in the EIPS 2018-22 Four-Year Education Plan and develop strategies to better serve students and the wider community moving forward.
Power School App!
Download the PowerSchool App
Did you know there is a PowerSchool app? Download PowerSchool Mobile today on your Apple or Android device to stay connected with similar information available on the PowerSchool website. The same app can be used by both parents and students. You’ll have real-time access to attendance, upcoming assignments, grades and more. Sign-up for push notifications to stay up to date.
Links to download PowerSchool Mobile are available from the PowerSchool parent or student portals or directly from the App Store or Google Play. Use the Elk Island Public Schools district code, HXWF, and your PowerSchool portal username and password to login to the app. The first time you login, or if you haven’t used the app in a while, it may take three to five minutes for the app to load completely as it accesses all of your data from the PowerSchool server.
More information, links to download the app and a copy of the PowerSchool Mobile app user guide are available at www.eips.ca.
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 https://powerschool.eips.ca/public and logging in with your assigned user ID and password.
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 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, 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.
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.