​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.

The Alberta Government announced on July 21 that schools will be in Scenario 1 as of Sept. 1, 2020.  

The CBE's 2020-21 re-entry plan is subject to change as more information becomes available from the province. We will continue to update schools with more details during the next school year.​​

You can find the COVID Self-Assessment Tool​ (daily checklist) in the Government Resources section on the CBE website. 

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First Day of Classes

At the end of August, teachers will make a brief call or send an email to each of their students' parents to introduce themselves and welcome students to their class.  Our first day of classes is Tuesday September 1, 2020.  Grade 1-4 students will meet their teacher in the field behind the school.  The teachers will each have a large sign with their name on it so that students can gather there before moving into the classrooms when the bell rings.  If you are not sure who your teacher is, please come to the school office and we will assist you.


There will be staggered entry for Kindergarten students on the first 2 days of school.  Kindergarten students will meet their teachers at the flag pole at the front of the school.  The Kindergarten teachers will provide information regarding which staggered entry days your child will attend.  Please contact your teacher directly if you need clarification:

School Supplies

Your child will need the following labelled items when they start school:

  • backpack
  • water bottle
  • indoor shoes that are good for both gym and school
  • lunch bag with lunch and a healthy snack

Please ensure that all their school and clothing items, such as jackets, hats, mittens, snowpants, are labelled with their name.  All other school supplies will be provided by the school.

School Bell Times

Gr 1 - 4     Monday – Thursday Schedule

                 8:53 AM                         Outside Supervision Begins
                 9:06 AM                         Entry Bell
                 10:45 - 11:00 AM           Recess
                 12:10 - 12:35 PM           Lunch - Grade 1 & 2 (Grade 3 & 4 play outside)
                 12:35 - 1:00 PM             Lunch - Grade 3 & 4 (Grade 1 & 2 play outside) 
                 1:00 PM                         Class Start
                 3:50 PM                         Dismissal

                Friday Schedule

                 8:53 AM                         Outside Supervision Begins
                 9:06 AM                         Entry Bell                      
                 11:02 - 11:27 AM           Lunch - Grade 1 & 2                 
                 11:27 - 11:45 AM           Recess - all students play outside              
                 11:45 - 12:10 PM           Lunch - Grade 3 & 4        
                 1:20 PM                         Dismissal

Kindergarten Schedules:

K AM        Monday – Thursday & alternating Fridays

                 8:53 AM                         Outside Supervision Begins
                 9:06 AM                         Entry Bell
                11:58 AM                        Dismissal

K PM        Monday – Thursday afternoons & alternating Fridays mornings

                 1:00 PM                         Class Begins
                 3:50 PM                         Dismissal
                Alternating Fridays         follow Kindergarten AM times above

K Full     Tuesday & Thursday

                 8:53 AM                         Outside Supervision Begins
                 9:06 AM                         Entry Bell
                 11:40 AM - 12:10 PM     Lunch
                 12:10 PM                       Class Begins
                 2:30 - 2:45 PM               Recess
                 3:50 PM                         Dismissal

New Soft Entry and Dismissal


Full Day Kindergarten 8:53 to 9:08 and 3:45
Grades 1 & 2 8:53 to 9:08 and 3:45
Grades 3 & 4 8:53 to 9:08 and 3:50


Kindergarten 8:53 to 9:08 and 1:15
Grades 1 & 2 8:53 to 9:08 and 1:15
Grades 3 & 4 8:53 to 9:08 and 1:20

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. View our school's Calendar for upcoming events and dates.  

Noon Supervision  

The school offers a noon supervision program over the lunch time.  Students must be registered for noon supervision and pay the fee in order to stay for lunch.  For more information visit our Noon Supervision page.

Registration Information

Please visit our How to Register page for registration details and forms.

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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 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 2020-21 school year are created over the summer and based on the addresses submitted before the pre-registration deadline in May. While CBE Transportation continues to accept pre-registrations, these will not be considered until route changes are done after Thanksgiving.

COVID-19 Chan​ges

  • Riding the Bus Flowchart and Checklist
  • Only registered students have bus route and stop information provided through MyCBE / PowerSchool; this is to control the number of students accessing a bus in order to support maintaining healthy distances
  • Only registered students should use transportation services
  • Students are assigned to one stop based on their primary home address for general transportation; alternate stops will not be available
  • Students will be assigned a seat by the driver; students must adhere to the seating plan
  • Students must complete the AHS health assessment every morning before leaving for the bus stop. Students or family members with COVID-19 symptoms must stay home.
  • Masks are mandatory for students K-12, including on school buses
  • All service providers will follow Alberta Education and Alberta Health COVID-19 guidelines
Please visit our Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions page, Transportation Section for more information.​

More information about 2020-21 transportation service levels and proposed fees are posted on the CBE website.

Conditional riders can also register using MyCBE / PowerSchool. Applications will be considered after eligible riders registrations have been processed.​​​​

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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