​​​​​Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year

Important Dates

We follow the CBE instructional ​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.​​

Back to School Information

We are excited for the upcoming school year to begin and would like to welcome all our new students, and returning students. We hope you had a fantastic summer and we are looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 9:00 am. Here is some important Back to School Information for students and parents as you prepare for the new school year

On Thursday, August 31, 2023, we welcome all students back to A.E. Cross school. 

  • Grade 7 students will meet in the main gym through the main entrance 
  • Grade 8 students will meet in the cafeteria through the Grade 8 doors 
  • Grade 9 students will meet in the west gym through the west gym doors 

First Days of Classes 

Our first day of classes is Thursday, August 31, 2023, from 9:10 am –3:50 pm. Doors will be open at 9:00 am for students to enter.  

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. 

The school office is open on:     

Monday to Wednesday, August 28, 29 & 30: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.

School Start & End Times 

For a full listing of our bell times, please visit our Contact Us page. 

School Calendar

View our School Calendar for upcoming events and dates. See the CBE website for system calendars.

School Supplies

Please note, that school supply lists are only a guideline.  Students should wait to meet with their homeroom teachers in the fall to confirm the necessary school supplies.  

Grade 7 Student Supplies List

As students transition to junior high school, they become responsible for purchasing, bringing, and maintaining all required school supplies

Students will also require a sturdy backpack to transport materials and books to and from home. 

Please ensure all supplies are labeled with your child's name. Not all supplies need to come on the first day. 

A supply box can be kept at home and refilled from home as school supplies need to be replenished. 

  • backpack
  • 6 - 200 page lined coil books 
  • loose leaf lined paper (approx. 600 sheets) 
  • plain paper 
  • graph paper (Quad - 4 to 1 inch) 
  • 1 pencil case - zippered (no plastic boxes) 
  • 1 pencil case to put geometry set in 
  •  geometry set 
  • 3 glue sticks 
  • strip white-out (no liquid) 
  • pencil crayons 
  • highlighters 
  • colored felt pens 
  • black markers 
  • 5 whiteboard markers 
  • 20 HB pencils 
  • eraser(s) 
  • pens (black, blue & coloured) 
  • small pencil sharpener 
  • scissors 
  • ruler 
  • calculator (basic 4 function) 
  • 10 duotangs 
  • scotch tape 
  • paper Dictionary (Optional) 
  • paper (Optional) 
  • gym strip (shorts/sweat pants & t-shirt) / Gym Runners 
  • Spanish bilingual dictionary for Spanish Program Students only (soft cover) 

Grade 8 & 9 Student Supplies List

Please ensure all items are marked with student's full name. 

  • backpack 
  • ring binders (2-3) 
  • 2 - 300 page lined coil books 
  • 2 - 100 page lined coil books 
  • oose leaf paper (lined) 
  • dividers 
  • Post-It Notes (5 pads) 
  • graph paper (100 sheets) 
  • 1 pencil case - zippered (no plastic boxes) 
  • geometry set (including protractor, compass, 45-45-90, 30-60-90) 
  • 3 glue sticks 
  • strip white-out (no liquid) 
  • pencil crayons 
  • highlighter pens 
  • felt pens (thin ti p) 
  • black markers 
  • 5 dry erase pens (erasable whiteboard pens) 
  • pack of pencils (HB2) 
  • erasers (1 package) 
  • pens (black, blue & red) 
  • small pencil sharpener 
  • scissors 
  • ruler 
  • Scientific Calculator (includes sin, tan, cox, x2, and √) 
  • 6 duo tangs (one per option) 
  • scotch tape 
  • gym strip (shorts/sweat pants & t-shirt) 

Grade 7, 8 & 9   Paced Learning Program Student Supplies List 

 Please purchase the following supplies for your child: 

  • backpack  
  • 3 large Glue Sticks   
  • 1 Scissors  
  • 1 personal-sized tape/dispenser  
  • 1 30cm Ruler  
  • 1 Headset 
  • 1 Personal size white board & eraser  
  • pencil crayons 
  • pens 
  • pencils 
  • white erasers 
  • gym strip (shorts/sweat pants & t-shirt) 

Assigned Teachers 

Students’ teachers/classroom placements will be shared on the first day back for students.

Registration Information 

Please visit our How to Register page for all registration details. Please note that the registration process is completed online, but schools can assist with any questions. 

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​​​​​​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 www.cbe.ab.ca/mycbe
  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 www.cbe.ab.ca/mycbe
  2. Add child(ren); refer to MyCBE - Adding Additional Students

Subscribe to School Messages

Most school messages are sent to parents through SchoolMessenger. It’s a mass communication tool that allows schools to easily and securely send email, phone and text messages to parents / guardians, independent students in a particular grade, class, school or area. Messages are sent to the parent contacts on file at your school.​​

To ensure you receive important information from your child’s school and the Calgary Board of Education, subscribe to school messages.​

​​Fees and Waivers

School fees will be charged to families starting in 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.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Yellow School Bus Tra​nsportation

Yellow school bus routes for the 2023-24 school year are created o​ver the summer and based on the addresses submitted before the pre-registration deadline in June. Transportation continues to accept registrations after the deadline; however, students are added to the closest existing stop with available space. Processing times could be up to six weeks at the beginning of the school year due to volume.

More information about 2023-24 transportation service levels and proposed fees are posted on the CBE website.

Your bus stop location and time will be available in your MyCBE account by mid-August.

Conditional riders can also register using MyCBE. Applications will be considered after eligible riders registrations have been processed. Should routes change or if qualified students are added to a route and the bus becomes overcrowded, conditional riders may be removed to accommodate these changes.​

Learn more about transportation on the CBE website.

​​Calgary Transit

Some students from our school use Calgary Transit to get to and from school.​

There are different Calgary Transit fares and passes options and purchasing locations. Students must carry proof of fare every time they use Calgary Transit. More information about fares and routes are available on the CBE website or the Calgary Transit website.

Families can access low-income monthly passes through the City of Calgary's Fair Entry Program. This program offers a streamlined application process for City subsidy programs, including reduced rates for transit passes. You can find more information about the program at www.calgary.ca/fairentry.

Calgary Transit has a “Plan a Trip” tool or families can also call 403-262-1000 for assistance with route planning and questions about Calgary Transit operations. Families do not need to register to use Calgary Transit, including school express routes.​

​Follow CBE on Social Media

Follow the CBE social media platforms to stay up-to-date on system news and announcements.

​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.​​​​​