Important Dates

We follow the CBE Traditional Calendar. The calendar sets common start and end days, non-instructional days and holidays. For our school’s additional non-instructional days, late entries, early dismissal days and events, see our school calendar page.


Welcome to a new school year at Sir Winston Churchill High School. This page contains information you will need to know for a smooth school beginning. Students and parents are encouraged to frequently visit our website for updated information. As well, please check our school sign and listen for automated phone messages that will come throughout the year to highlight special news and events. 

First Day of Classes

Our first day of classes is Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 and the school office is open to parents on Aug. 19 & 20 from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM and from 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM beginning on Aug. 26. 

Aug. 26
  • 9:30 - 3:00 Grade 12 Fees, Photo, Books, etc. 
Aug. 27
  • 9:30 - 3:00 Grade 11 Fees, Photo, Books, etc. 
Aug. 28
  • 9:30 - 3:00 Grade 10 Fees, Photo, Books, etc.
  • Teachers In
  • Music Instrument Distribution 10:00 - 2:00 PM 
  • 9:00 AM Grade 10 IB Math Candidate Challenge Exam - for students who have completed Math 10 prior to August 2019
Aug. 29
  • 9:30 - 1:00 All Grades Fees, Photo, Books, etc.
  • Teachers In
  • Music Instrument Distribution 10:00 - 2:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM Grade 10 IB Math Candidate Challenge Exam - for students who have completed Math 10 prior to August 2019 
Aug. 30
  • School Opening Stations Closed
  • Teachers In
Sept. 2
  • Labour Day Holiday SCHOOL CLOSED
Sept. 3
  • 9:00 AM - Grade 12 Assembly & Home Room
  • 10:00 AM - Grade 11 Assembly & Home Room
  • 11:00 AM - Grade 10 Assembly &  Home Room
  • 12:30 PM - Grade 10 Welcome Barbeque
Sept. 4
  • 8:50 AM - Home Room
  • Followed with regular classes.
  • New coloured timetable required. 

School Start & End Times

Our bell times are on our Contact Us page.

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. View our school calendar for upcoming events.

For system calendars, please visit: http://www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/calendars

School Photos & Visual ID Cards

For safety and security reasons, student photo visual ID cards will be initially issued at no cost to all students at registration. 

SWC visual ID must be carried by everyone in the building at all times.

They will be required for: admittance to classes, school activities, exams, sporting events, checking out library books and subject textbooks, securing grad gowns, and picking up yearbooks and refund cheques. They may also be required to verify student status on Calgary Transit.

Lost ID cards will need to be immediately replaced at a charge to the students. 

School Photo and Packages

Plan to have your picture taken during school opening procedures.

LifeTouch Canada, the school photographer, will be in the school for SWC Visual ID identification cards and, if desired, personal photo packages.  All SWC students must have their picture taken, even if a photo package is not purchased.  

You do not need to bring money during school start up. Each student will have pictures taken and receive a proof package through the school in mid-September.  For further information at http://lifetouch.ca/

myPass and myBlueprint

The Government of Alberta, Department of Education provides students with official transcripts, diploma mark results, etc. through their myPass program. During the school opening procedures grade 10 students and students new to Churchill will sign up for the myBlueprint program. If parents have any questions or concerns, please contact the main office. Students will need a personal gmail account different from the email provided by the Calgary Board of Education. To sign up for a new gmail account visit: https://accounts.google.com/signup/v2/webcreateaccount?hl=en&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=SignUp

Sir Winston Churchill offers the computer program that assists students in their education and career planning. Students are asked to sign in to the "myBlueprint" program during the school opening procedures. If parents have any questions or concerns, please contact the main office.

Lockers / Locker Sign-up

Locker sign-up will take place during the school opening process. Students require a current SWC Visual ID. Students may choose a locker partner with the following criteria:

  • The partner must be in the same grade, and 
  • Both must come together for the sign-up.
  • Sign-up for lockers may be completed on any day that both students are available and have their ID cards

Students who do not come with a locker partner will be assigned a partner at random.

Home Rooms and Student Assemblies

Assemblies followed by Home Room: 

  • Tuesday, Sept. 3 Grade 12 - 9:00 AM 
  • Grade 11 - 10:00 AM 
  • Grade 10 - 11:00 AM 

Home Room followed by Regular Classes: 

  • Wednesday, Sept.r 4 at 8:50 AM

Students are required to attend an assembly in the main gymnasium, followed by a homeroom.  Students will receive forms and notices.  During homeroom on Wednesday, students will receive updated coloured timetables that will be required for class admittance during the first week of classes. 

Welcome Grade 10 Students - Mentorship Program - Welcome Barbeque

Churchill would like to welcome all new Grade 10 students!

Following the Assembly on Tuesday, Sept. 3, Grade 10 students will attend their homeroom class and receive important information. Students will then meet a Churchill Mentor Student who will invite Grade 10 students to a Welcome barbeque.

Late Arrivals

Students who have failed to complete school opening procedures, SWC Visual ID, photos, textbook pick up, and locker sign-up must do so Tuesday, Sept. 3 before or after the assemblies and homerooms.

Absence Reporting

Please visit our Attendance page for our absence reporting procedures.

Student Services

We welcome back our returning Churchill students and extend a special invitation to our new students to visit us in Student Services.

The guidance department is staffed with three full-time counsellors and a secretary.  Students are assigned alphabetically to their counsellor. 

  • A - F - Mr. G. Oakes
  • G - L - Ms. K. Murray
  • M - R - Mrs. K. Alladin
  • S - Z - Ms. L. Chan

More information is on our Student Services page.

Timetable Concerns & Change Requests

Counsellors have examined student timetables to ensure appropriate course selections for all students. As well, all timetables have been checked to address concerns regarding sequence and workload balance, with adjustments made where possible.

It is anticipated that there will still be some requested changes. In order to address these requests as quickly and efficiently as possible, please use the following procedures.

When students come into school to complete the school opening procedures, they will receive a copy of their timetable. If at that time students feel a change is required, he/she should see the personnel outside student services; if the request is deemed appropriate, then a course change request form will be provided. You may then complete the form and leave it in the basket provided.

Changes to complementary classes will not be considered.

Students will be issued a change request form for the following reasons ONLY:

  • I lack the prerequisite for this course
  • I attended Summer School and passed this course (attach copy of report card)
  • I have a blank in my timetable
  • My courses are out of sequence

Please note: Requests to change teachers will only be considered if the student has previously completed a class with the same teacher. If you have not completed a class with a teacher you may not request a change.

This form is the ONLY mechanism for making course changes.  Course change requests received by phone or email will NOT be considered. Counsellors will be working to complete these changes as quickly as possible.  Completed changes will be incorporated into the coloured student timetables distributed during homeroom on Wednesday, September 5.  Following the distribution of timetables, students who do not see requested changes should check with the personnel outside Student Services / Guidance regarding the status of their requested change.

Counsellors will NOT be available for individual appointments Aug. 26 through Sept. 6.  Counsellors will contact students if necessary to discuss proposed changes.  If you have a “see coun” on your timetable, on Sept. 4, please come to student services on your spare or during the class time that is impacted. 

There will be no further student-initiated timetable changes, and timetables will be set after Sept. 6, 2019.

Student Parking

Application Procedure

Students interested in applying for a parking pass must apply online at the school. Look for the sign-up location available during school opening procedures. The following information will be required for the application process. SWC Visual ID Car Make, Car Model and Colour License Plate Number and Name of Registered Owner A list of accepted students will be posted in September outside the main office. Students will be required to bring their SWC Visual ID, proof of registration, driver's license and $40.00 cash in order to finalize their application. Watch for details in the Churchillian this September.

Band 

Instrumental Rental

  • Wednesday, Aug. 29 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
  • Thursday, Aug. 30 - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
  • Friday, Aug. 31 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

All Band Students are asked to check with the band teachers in at the Band Office. Band students may rent an instrument or supply their own. Rentals may only be completed through the Band Office. You need a parent signed CBE Instrument Rental form and $100.00 (cash or cheque payable to Sir Winston Churchill High School).

The Band Parents Annual General Meeting is on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM in the school theatre.

Athletics

Students wishing to participate in athletics must complete an Athletic Annual Authorization form prior to the first practice. Forms are available from the main office as of Aug. 26.

International Students

Sir Winston Churchill High School welcomes international students. To assist you with a smooth school startup, please attend the activities listed below.

Aug. 27
  • 8:00 – 9:00 AM Custodians & Students – Int’l Welcome & Registration Room 121
  • Please bring all important documentation if you are New to the CBE
  • 9:00 – 11:30 AM English Placement Testing – students only Room 121
  • 11:30 -12:00 PM School Tour & Welcome Lunch (provided for students) Room 121
  • 12:00 – 3:00 PM All Students Science & Math Placement Testing Room 121 
Aug. 28
  • 9:00 - 11:00 am All Students Course selection, D2L, My Blueprint training & Remind app, lockers, mentorship program, etc. Room 122
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Break Students must provide their own lunch (there is a food court located across the street)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM Flex Time – if necessary Room 121
Aug. 29
  • 9:00 - 10:30 am All Students (and custodians if the student is unable to pay fees independently) Timetables, pay school fees (not included in tuition), ID cards, books, find class locations, etc. Room 121, Business Office
  • 4:30 - 6:00 pm Orientation Evening 
Aug. 30
  • School Opening Stations Closed
Sept. 2
  • Labour Day Holiday - SCHOOL CLOSED
Sept. 3
  • Welcome Assembly & BBQ
  • 11:00 AM Assembly for all new international students + Grade 10 Canadians Main Gym
  • 12:30 PM Welcome BBQ! Meet in Room 121 after the Assembly All international students must attend the Grade 10 Assembly & Welcome BBQ
  • OPTIONAL 1:00 – 3:00 PM Tours for new students If you want to have another tour, or to find your specific class locations, you can meet SWC student leaders in the main foyer (bring your timetable). Meet in the Main Foyer.
Sept. 4
  • First Day of Classes
  • 8:55 AM Homeroom The location of your homeroom will be listed on your timetable!
  • 9:00 AM – 3:10 PM Regular classes Follow the classes listed on your timetable.
Sept. 5
  • Regular Classes 8:55 - 3:10 PM 
Sept. 6
  • Regular Classes Friday Schedule 8:15 - 1:00
  • Remember that the Friday schedule starts and ends earlier! 


Back to School Information

Welcome to a new school year at Sir Winston Churchill High School. This page contains information you will need to know for a smooth school beginning. Students and parents are encouraged to frequently visit our website for updated information. As well, please check our school sign and listen for automated phone messages that will come throughout the year to highlight special news and events. 

First Day of Classes

Our first day of classes is Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 and the school office is open to parents on Aug. 19 & 20 from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM and from 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM beginning on Aug. 26. 

Aug. 26
  • 9:30 - 3:00 Grade 12 Fees, Photo, Books, etc. 
Aug. 27
  • 9:30 - 3:00 Grade 11 Fees, Photo, Books, etc. 
Aug. 28
  • 9:30 - 3:00 Grade 10 Fees, Photo, Books, etc.
  • Teachers In
  • Music Instrument Distribution 10:00 - 2:00 PM 
  • 9:00 AM Grade 10 IB Math Candidate Challenge Exam - for students who have completed Math 10 prior to August 2019
Aug. 29
  • 9:30 - 1:00 All Grades Fees, Photo, Books, etc.
  • Teachers In
  • Music Instrument Distribution 10:00 - 2:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM Grade 10 IB Math Candidate Challenge Exam - for students who have completed Math 10 prior to August 2019 
Aug. 30
  • School Opening Stations Closed
  • Teachers In
Sept. 2
  • Labour Day Holiday SCHOOL CLOSED
Sept. 3
  • 9:00 AM - Grade 12 Assembly & Home Room
  • 10:00 AM - Grade 11 Assembly & Home Room
  • 11:00 AM - Grade 10 Assembly &  Home Room
  • 12:30 PM - Grade 10 Welcome Barbeque
Sept. 4
  • 8:50 AM - Home Room
  • Followed with regular classes.
  • New coloured timetable required. 

School Start & End Times

Our bell times are on our Contact Us page.

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. View our school calendar for upcoming events.

For system calendars, please visit: http://www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/calendars

School Photos & Visual ID Cards

For safety and security reasons, student photo visual ID cards will be initially issued at no cost to all students at registration. 

SWC visual ID must be carried by everyone in the building at all times.

They will be required for: admittance to classes, school activities, exams, sporting events, checking out library books and subject textbooks, securing grad gowns, and picking up yearbooks and refund cheques. They may also be required to verify student status on Calgary Transit.

Lost ID cards will need to be immediately replaced at a charge to the students. 

School Photo and Packages

Plan to have your picture taken during school opening procedures.

LifeTouch Canada, the school photographer, will be in the school for SWC Visual ID identification cards and, if desired, personal photo packages.  All SWC students must have their picture taken, even if a photo package is not purchased.  

You do not need to bring money during school start up. Each student will have pictures taken and receive a proof package through the school in mid-September.  For further information at http://lifetouch.ca/

myPass and myBlueprint

The Government of Alberta, Department of Education provides students with official transcripts, diploma mark results, etc. through their myPass program. During the school opening procedures grade 10 students and students new to Churchill will sign up for the myBlueprint program. If parents have any questions or concerns, please contact the main office. Students will need a personal gmail account different from the email provided by the Calgary Board of Education. To sign up for a new gmail account visit: https://accounts.google.com/signup/v2/webcreateaccount?hl=en&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=SignUp

Sir Winston Churchill offers the computer program that assists students in their education and career planning. Students are asked to sign in to the "myBlueprint" program during the school opening procedures. If parents have any questions or concerns, please contact the main office.

Lockers / Locker Sign-up

Locker sign-up will take place during the school opening process. Students require a current SWC Visual ID. Students may choose a locker partner with the following criteria:

  • The partner must be in the same grade, and 
  • Both must come together for the sign-up.
  • Sign-up for lockers may be completed on any day that both students are available and have their ID cards

Students who do not come with a locker partner will be assigned a partner at random.

Home Rooms and Student Assemblies

Assemblies followed by Home Room: 

  • Tuesday, Sept. 3 Grade 12 - 9:00 AM 
  • Grade 11 - 10:00 AM 
  • Grade 10 - 11:00 AM 

Home Room followed by Regular Classes: 

  • Wednesday, Sept.r 4 at 8:50 AM

Students are required to attend an assembly in the main gymnasium, followed by a homeroom.  Students will receive forms and notices.  During homeroom on Wednesday, students will receive updated coloured timetables that will be required for class admittance during the first week of classes. 

Welcome Grade 10 Students - Mentorship Program - Welcome Barbeque

Churchill would like to welcome all new Grade 10 students!

Following the Assembly on Tuesday, Sept. 3, Grade 10 students will attend their homeroom class and receive important information. Students will then meet a Churchill Mentor Student who will invite Grade 10 students to a Welcome barbeque.

Late Arrivals

Students who have failed to complete school opening procedures, SWC Visual ID, photos, textbook pick up, and locker sign-up must do so Tuesday, Sept. 3 before or after the assemblies and homerooms.

Absence Reporting

Please visit our Attendance page for our absence reporting procedures.

Student Services

We welcome back our returning Churchill students and extend a special invitation to our new students to visit us in Student Services.

The guidance department is staffed with three full-time counsellors and a secretary.  Students are assigned alphabetically to their counsellor. 

  • A - F - Mr. G. Oakes
  • G - L - Ms. K. Murray
  • M - R - Mrs. K. Alladin
  • S - Z - Ms. L. Chan

More information is on our Student Services page.

Timetable Concerns & Change Requests

Counsellors have examined student timetables to ensure appropriate course selections for all students. As well, all timetables have been checked to address concerns regarding sequence and workload balance, with adjustments made where possible.

It is anticipated that there will still be some requested changes. In order to address these requests as quickly and efficiently as possible, please use the following procedures.

When students come into school to complete the school opening procedures, they will receive a copy of their timetable. If at that time students feel a change is required, he/she should see the personnel outside student services; if the request is deemed appropriate, then a course change request form will be provided. You may then complete the form and leave it in the basket provided.

Changes to complementary classes will not be considered.

Students will be issued a change request form for the following reasons ONLY:

  • I lack the prerequisite for this course
  • I attended Summer School and passed this course (attach copy of report card)
  • I have a blank in my timetable
  • My courses are out of sequence

Please note: Requests to change teachers will only be considered if the student has previously completed a class with the same teacher. If you have not completed a class with a teacher you may not request a change.

This form is the ONLY mechanism for making course changes.  Course change requests received by phone or email will NOT be considered. Counsellors will be working to complete these changes as quickly as possible.  Completed changes will be incorporated into the coloured student timetables distributed during homeroom on Wednesday, September 5.  Following the distribution of timetables, students who do not see requested changes should check with the personnel outside Student Services / Guidance regarding the status of their requested change.

Counsellors will NOT be available for individual appointments Aug. 26 through Sept. 6.  Counsellors will contact students if necessary to discuss proposed changes.  If you have a “see coun” on your timetable, on Sept. 4, please come to student services on your spare or during the class time that is impacted. 

There will be no further student-initiated timetable changes, and timetables will be set after Sept. 6, 2019.

Student Parking

Application Procedure

Students interested in applying for a parking pass must apply online at the school. Look for the sign-up location available during school opening procedures. The following information will be required for the application process. SWC Visual ID Car Make, Car Model and Colour License Plate Number and Name of Registered Owner A list of accepted students will be posted in September outside the main office. Students will be required to bring their SWC Visual ID, proof of registration, driver's license and $40.00 cash in order to finalize their application. Watch for details in the Churchillian this September.

Band 

Instrumental Rental

  • Wednesday, Aug. 29 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
  • Thursday, Aug. 30 - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
  • Friday, Aug. 31 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

All Band Students are asked to check with the band teachers in at the Band Office. Band students may rent an instrument or supply their own. Rentals may only be completed through the Band Office. You need a parent signed CBE Instrument Rental form and $100.00 (cash or cheque payable to Sir Winston Churchill High School).

The Band Parents Annual General Meeting is on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM in the school theatre.

Athletics

Students wishing to participate in athletics must complete an Athletic Annual Authorization form prior to the first practice. Forms are available from the main office as of Aug. 26.

International Students

Sir Winston Churchill High School welcomes international students. To assist you with a smooth school startup, please attend the activities listed below.

Aug. 27
  • 8:00 – 9:00 AM Custodians & Students – Int’l Welcome & Registration Room 121
  • Please bring all important documentation if you are New to the CBE
  • 9:00 – 11:30 AM English Placement Testing – students only Room 121
  • 11:30 -12:00 PM School Tour & Welcome Lunch (provided for students) Room 121
  • 12:00 – 3:00 PM All Students Science & Math Placement Testing Room 121 
Aug. 28
  • 9:00 - 11:00 am All Students Course selection, D2L, My Blueprint training & Remind app, lockers, mentorship program, etc. Room 122
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Break Students must provide their own lunch (there is a food court located across the street)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM Flex Time – if necessary Room 121
Aug. 29
  • 9:00 - 10:30 am All Students (and custodians if the student is unable to pay fees independently) Timetables, pay school fees (not included in tuition), ID cards, books, find class locations, etc. Room 121, Business Office
  • 4:30 - 6:00 pm Orientation Evening 
Aug. 30
  • School Opening Stations Closed
Sept. 2
  • Labour Day Holiday - SCHOOL CLOSED
Sept. 3
  • Welcome Assembly & BBQ
  • 11:00 AM Assembly for all new international students + Grade 10 Canadians Main Gym
  • 12:30 PM Welcome BBQ! Meet in Room 121 after the Assembly All international students must attend the Grade 10 Assembly & Welcome BBQ
  • OPTIONAL 1:00 – 3:00 PM Tours for new students If you want to have another tour, or to find your specific class locations, you can meet SWC student leaders in the main foyer (bring your timetable). Meet in the Main Foyer.
Sept. 4
  • First Day of Classes
  • 8:55 AM Homeroom The location of your homeroom will be listed on your timetable!
  • 9:00 AM – 3:10 PM Regular classes Follow the classes listed on your timetable.
Sept. 5
  • Regular Classes 8:55 - 3:10 PM 
Sept. 6
  • Regular Classes Friday Schedule 8:15 - 1:00
  • Remember that the Friday schedule starts and ends earlier! 


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Do You Have a MyCBE / PowerSchool Parent Account?

Parents who have not already done so, must create an account in MyCBE / PowerSchool to:

  • Pay fees or apply for a waiver

  • Register for transportation and noon supervision

  • View student progress

To create a new account, go to www.cbe.ab.ca/mycbe and click on Create Parent Account. You will need to have your child(ren)’s CBE Student ID Number and use your email on file at the school.​

Fees and Waivers

School fees will be charged to families after the start of the school year in September and October. Online fee payment is the simplest and most convenient way to pay school fees. Parents can use their online account to pay fees or apply for a waiver at: www.cbe.ab.ca/mycbe.

You can find more information on the CBE school fees and waivers​ page.​​​​​​​

Further Inform​ation

We look forward to a great year ahead. If you have any questions that we haven’t addressed here, please contact the school. 

For further information visit our CBE back-to-school information​ page.​​​​​

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RT @UsihChristopher: Hundreds of staff in attendance at the CBE Staff Association Convention at Centennial High School. Thank you Chair Dennis & SAA Directors for your support! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/YoGdDNlKvb

We wish all of our teachers and support staff a wonderful two days of enrichment at your annual conventions! #WeAreCBE #CCTCA2020

Our schools are closed Thursday and Friday for Teachers’ Convention and Monday for Family Day. Have a fun and safe, extra-long weekend! Classes resume on Tuesday Feb 18 #WeAreCBE https://t.co/WDfzc1Co8E

RT @JackJamesHS: Student success is our priority. So proud of our students who presented to the @yyCBEdu Board of Trustees & shared their stories. Skill development in CTS & transitions to the workforce is an important focus of our school-teachers & students work as a team for student success https://t.co/ctdsij089x

Join us for the Board of Trustees public meeting today at noon at the Ed Centre or stream the meeting online https://t.co/ISGJKlRlO8 #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/5URQ074n58

RT @Unique_Pathways: WOW. Look at this incredible student work that is on display at the Education Center. This incredible work is by an @JGDChief student. What incredible talent and love for the school! #yyc #art #studentvoice #wearecbe https://t.co/9WGrGKB8LC

RT @YourAlberta: Do you know a junior or senior high school student who's passionate about their community and education? We’re looking for students with diverse interests, identities, backgrounds & perspectives to join the Education Minister’s Youth Council: https://t.co/aRaYInlagh #abed https://t.co/aDwsNYDRBS

Congratulations to the Calgary Cinderella Project, our latest Lighthouse Award recipient. Their volunteers have helped more than 3,000 students feel special and respected during their graduation celebrations. https://t.co/ozahLZuFFZ @YouthCentralYYC #WeAreCBE https://t.co/XydQwfn5oC

RT @UsihChristopher: A big win for the CBE at the 9th annual CBE Night with the Hitmen on Jan 31. Students, staff and families cheered for our dedicated students who showcased their talents at the hockey game and helped us raise money to support our Fuel for School breakfast program. Thanks to all. https://t.co/gIxqny0vct