Aug 25
Welcome Back to A.E. Cross School!

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!

It is amazing to think that in one week's time, the halls and classrooms of A.E. Cross School will be filled with students after, what I hope was, a relaxing and fun summer break!

As the new principal of this wonderful learning community, I cannot wait to meet and work with the students and parents throughout the year. You will find some important and helpful information below as we begin another school year.

For any inquiries, the school's main office will be open beginning on Monday, August 28th at 8:30 AM.

Please note, if your family has moved out of the designated area for A.E. Cross School or have chosen not to attend A.E. Cross School in 2023-2024, please email me at so that we can properly adjust our student data. Thank you for your attention to this.


First Day of Classes

The first day of classes for all students will be Thursday, August 31st. Beginning at 9:10 AM (school doors will be opened at 9:00 AM), students from all grades will meet their homeroom teachers in the following locations:

  • Grade 7 Students – Will enter through the Main Entrance and meet in the Main Gym
  • Grade 8 Students – Will enter through SE Entrance and meet in the Cafeteria/Courtyard
  • Grade 9 Students – Will enter through Back Entrance and meet in the West Gym

Students will be able to determine their homerooms through MyCBE/PowerSchool. Additionally, there will be lists of homerooms posted just inside each of the entrances on Thursday, August 31.

The first day of classes will include a combination of homeroom activities to build a sense of community within the students as well as a brief introduction to their core subject areas as well as Physical Education. Students are asked to bring a water bottle, snack, and lunch with them to school on the first day of school unless they walk home for lunch. Students who are not going home for lunch will remain on campus and eat lunch between 12:07-12:30 pm and then go outside from 12:30-12:50 pm. Students will re-enter the school after the lunch hour through their designated grade doors.


School Communication

There will be a variety of different ways for you to stay informed with what is happening at A.E. Cross. Each week, a weekly message will be sent to all families of A.E. Cross outlining important dates, activities for your students to get involved in as well as any celebrations from the school community. These messages will be sent out through SchoolMessenger as well as posted to our website. This year, our school will also have an Instagram account where we will be sharing all of the wonderful things that are occurring at A.E. Cross throughout the school year. The information for our website and Instagram account can be found below:

Do You Have a MyCBE Account? Have You Added Your Child(ren) To the Account?

Parents / Legal Guardians / Independent Students who have not already done so, must create a MyCBE account and add their child(ren) to the account to:

  • access your child's program information (e.g., course assessments, daily attendance record, report card)
  • view your child's learning using Brightspace by D2L
  • pay fees and request waivers
  • register for transportation and lunch supervision
  • book parent-teacher conferences
  • submit online school forms (required for 2023-24 school year)

You will need your email address on file at the school as well as your child's CBE ID, which can be found on the:

  • SchoolEngage student profile, for families that registered their child using SchoolEngage. 
    Note | For a visual guide on how to find the CBE ID within SchoolEngage, refer to SchoolEngage CBE Student ID
  • CBE Report Card, beside the child's name
  • CBE ID card

MyCBE Account

For parents / legal guardians / independent students without a MyCBE account

  1. Sign in at
  2. Create the account; refer to MyCBE - Creating an Account
  3. Add child(ren); refer to MyCBE - Adding Additional Students

For parents / legal guardians / independent students with a MyCBE account

  1. Sign in at
  2. Add child(ren); refer to MyCBE - Adding Additional Students


School Forms

There are a variety of different forms that parents are asked to complete at the start of each school year. The completion of these forms has been moved online to SchoolEngage. The following forms can be completed via SchoolEngage:

  • Demographic Verification Form
  • Annual Authorization Form, which includes:
    • School District Use of Personal Information
    • Consent for CBE Use of Student Information
    • Consent for Use of Student Information by News Media and Outside Groups (Third Party)

SchoolEngage can be accessed through the following link: SchoolEngage

Should you need any of the above forms printed for you, please contact the main office.


Student Health Plan and Student Health Emergency Response Protocol

For those students that have significant health concerns that could impact their learning at school, a Student Health Plan (click link to access) must be completed and returned to the main office. A Student Health Emergency Response Protocol Form should be completed as it will assist school personnel to develop a plan of action when students require an intervention or emergent response to a situation such as an anaphylactic shock.


School Volunteers

There will be activities done at A.E. Cross that require parent volunteers. In order to volunteer for events occurring at the school, parents must complete an Annual Volunteer Registration Form.


Extracurricular Activities

A.E. Cross will be providing many different activities that your children will be able to choose from to become a strong part of the school community. Dates and times for these activities will be communicated to students at school as well as through our weekly messages.


We look forward to working with you and your children throughout the 2023-2024 school year. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with the school should you have any questions or concerns.


Randy Lewis

Principal, A.E. Cross School


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