​When a Child Can Begin Kindergarten

Use our Kindergarten calculator to see when your child is eligible to attend Kindergarten.

2020: Children can start kindergarten in the fall of 2020 if they turn 5 years old on or before Dec. 31, 2020. This change is the result of amendments to the School Act made by the provincial government in Dec. 2017 that requires a common age of entry for all Alberta school boards effective for the 2020-21 school year.

Note: If your child is born between Jan. 1 and Mar. 1 2016 they will be eligible to start kindergarten in 2021.​

Note: your child must start Grade 1 if they are six years of age or older on Sep. 1.

When to Register for Kindergarten

Registration for the 2020-21 school year will begin on Jan. 20, 2020 for traditional calendar schools such as ours.

How to Register

Registration Steps During a Health Emergency

  1. Print and complete the Student Registration Form - Dependent Student including signatures, then scan or photograph a copy of the form and save it as a PDF.
    If you do not have access to a printer, complete the form (without signatures) and attach it as a PDF to an email with one of these statements:
    • “I declare that I am of the Roman Catholic Faith” or “I declare that I am not of the Roman Catholic Faith”, and
    • “I hereby represent that I have the legal authority to register the person named on the attached registration form. I declare the information that I have provided on this form is complete and accurate. I will immediately notify the school of any changes to the information on this form.”
  2. Scan a copy or take a photo of the child's proof of age and legal name document (e.g., birth certificate, passport, court document).
  3. Email the school and attach the registration form and the proof of age and legal name document.
    Use our find a school tool to determine your designated school.
    To find the email address of a school:
    • Find the school in the School Directory;
    • Click on the school name; and
    • copy the email address.
  4. The school will conditionally register the child providing the address is within the school’s designated boundaries and the student is age appropriate for the school.
    Once the health emergency is over, the school will email the parent / legal guardian who completed the form and ask that they bring the following documents to the school for verification purposes during the school office hours:
    • proof of address document with the parent’s / legal guardian’s / independent student’s name (e.g., utility bill, bank statement, income tax statement, federal correspondence, property tax assessment)
    • original of proof of age and legal name document which the school will compare to the emailed document
    • photo ID of the person who completed the form to verify their identity.

If you have questions, please contact the school you are registering at directly.

Note: If your child is not a Canadian citizen, please call 403-817-7789 to make an appointment to register at the CBE Welcome Centre (1221 -8 Street SW).

More information on kindergarten can be found on our kindergarten webpage.

Once your school has registered the student, you will be able to create a MyCBE / PowerSchool account. This online account lets you register for services and pay fees.​​​​​

First Week of School

Kindergarten students will not come to school everyday in the first week. The regular schedule starts in the second week of school. Find out when your student attends and the answers to many of your school questions in our Back to School Information.

Hours of Instruction

We have half-day Kindergarten at our school with separate morning and afternoon classes and early dismissal on Fridays. For more details on our hours and calendar, please view our Contact Us page, and follow our online Calendar.

Also see the 2018-2019 Annie Foote School Kindergarten Calendar.

School Supplies

No supplies are required with the exception of the list below:

  • School Shoes - Indoor running shoes that the child can put on by themselves and can be left in the classroom
  • Backpack - One that is large enough to carry notices, snack and book
  • Snack - One small healthy snack every day
  • Agenda - Your child will bring home an agenda everyday (provided by the school). Check it for important messages.

Please label your child’s supplies with their name.

Dress for the Weather

Our classes go outdoors for activities and recess so please make sure that your child is dressed for the weather when they come to school.

Communication & Concerns

Report cards dates and meeting dates with the teachers are listed in our Calendar. Parents/guardians will have time to discuss school work and learning with teachers during Parent Teacher Conferences. We encourage the participation of children in conferences to share work and set goals for the future.

Contact your child’s teacher first if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s education. The best times are right before school starts or after dismissal. Call the school at 403-777-6680 and we will be happy to help you make an appointment.

For concerns about our school system, refer to the CBE guide Who to Contact.

Most parent information is sent through notices and regular updates on our school website.  Check your child’s backpack daily and our website weekly.

If you are a parent of a student attending our school, be sure to subscribe to school messages.

More Information

This website is the best place to check for the most current and accurate information. Please visit the links we have provided here.  

You may also speak to us by phoning the office at 403-777-6680 ext. 0. The office is open on regular school days and is closed for the summer and on statutory holidays. The office opens a few days before school starts in September.

Kindergarten

First Week of School

Kindergarten students will not come to school everyday in the first week. The regular schedule starts in the second week of school. Find out when your student attends and the answers to many of your school questions in our Back to School Information.

Hours of Instruction

We have half-day Kindergarten at our school with separate morning and afternoon classes and early dismissal on Fridays. For more details on our hours and calendar, please view our Contact Us page, and follow our online Calendar.

Also see the 2018-2019 Annie Foote School Kindergarten Calendar.

School Supplies

No supplies are required with the exception of the list below:

  • School Shoes - Indoor running shoes that the child can put on by themselves and can be left in the classroom
  • Backpack - One that is large enough to carry notices, snack and book
  • Snack - One small healthy snack every day
  • Agenda - Your child will bring home an agenda everyday (provided by the school). Check it for important messages.

Please label your child’s supplies with their name.

Dress for the Weather

Our classes go outdoors for activities and recess so please make sure that your child is dressed for the weather when they come to school.

Communication & Concerns

Report cards dates and meeting dates with the teachers are listed in our Calendar. Parents/guardians will have time to discuss school work and learning with teachers during Parent Teacher Conferences. We encourage the participation of children in conferences to share work and set goals for the future.

Contact your child’s teacher first if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s education. The best times are right before school starts or after dismissal. Call the school at 403-777-6680 and we will be happy to help you make an appointment.

For concerns about our school system, refer to the CBE guide Who to Contact.

Most parent information is sent through notices and regular updates on our school website.  Check your child’s backpack daily and our website weekly.

If you are a parent of a student attending our school, be sure to subscribe to school messages.

More Information

This website is the best place to check for the most current and accurate information. Please visit the links we have provided here.  

You may also speak to us by phoning the office at 403-777-6680 ext. 0. The office is open on regular school days and is closed for the summer and on statutory holidays. The office opens a few days before school starts in September.

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