​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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Re-Entry Plan 20-21 Dr Martha Cohen School

You can find our RE-Entry Plan on the right side of this page under "Resources".

First Day of Classes 

Our first day of classes:

  • Grade 5 students only on Sept. 1, 2020.
  • Grade 6 students only on Sept. 2, 2020
  • Grade 7 students only on Sept. 3, 2020
  • Grade 8 and 9 students only on Sept. 4, 2020
  • Our first day of classes for all students is Sept. 8, 2020

The school office is open to parents on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 at 9:00 AM.

Finding Your Teacher on the First Day

  • Staggered Entry First Day Meeting Spots (See Attached Map)
    • Tuesday September 1 – Grade 5 only will attend all day
      • 5-1 Mrs. Thompson– South East Entrance near new basketball court.
      • 5-2 Ms. Nordstrom – South Central Entrance bus doors
      • 5-3 Mrs. Campbell – North Entrance near shed
      • 5-4 Mrs. Hertwig – North West Parking lot entrance
      • 5-5 Mrs. Scott – Rear Gym Entrance on black-top compound
      • 5-6 Mr. Dedemus – Auxiliary Gym East Entrance near tree area
    • Wednesday September 2 – Grade 6 only will attend all day
      • 6-1 Ms. Fagnan– South East Entrance near new basketball court.
      • 6-2 Mr. Servos – South Central Entrance bus doors
      • 6-3 Mr. Richardson– North Entrance near shed
      • 6-4 Mrs. Allen – North West Parking lot entrance
      • 6-5 Ms. Smart– Rear Gym Entrance on black-top compound
      • 6-6 Mrs.  Dawson– Auxiliary Gym East Entrance near tree area
      • 6-7 Mrs. Twa– Front Main Door Entrance
    • Thursday September 3 – Grade 7 only will attend all day
      • 7-1 Mr. Pettit– South East Entrance near new basketball court.
      • 7-2 Mr. Apperley – South Central Entrance bus doors
      • 7-3 Mr. Erickson – North Entrance near shed
      • 7-4 Mrs. Feagan – North West Parking lot entrance
      • 7-5 Mrs. Clarke– Rear Gym Entrance on black-top compound
      • 7-6 Ms. Delcourt – Auxiliary Gym East Entrance near tree area
      • 7-7 Mr. Kinch – Front Main Door Entrance
    • Friday September 4 – Grade 8 and 9 only will attend all morning.
      • 8-1 Mrs. Mak– South East Entrance near new basketball court.
      • 8-2 Mr. Clovis– South Central Entrance bus doors
      • 8-3 Ms. Streeter – North Entrance near shed
      • 8-4 Ms. Pearce – North West Parking lot entrance
      • 8-5 Mr. Campbell – Rear Gym Entrance on black-top compound
      • 8-6 Ms. Odland – Auxiliary Gym East Entrance near tree area
      • 9-1 Mr. Acimov– Meet on new basketball court
      • 9-2 Ms. Dvorkin – Meet Corner of Brightondale Park and New Brighton Drive on grass
      • 9-3 Mr. Honish – Behind Shed near South East soccer goal posts
      • 9-4 Mrs. Terris – North West soccer goal posts, near walking path
      • 9-5 Ms. Potts – North outdoor classroom seating area

School Start and End Times (Tentative)

Our bell times for all grades are Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 3:10 PM & Friday
8:30 AM – 12:18 PM. You can find a complete list of dates and additional early dismissal dates on our calendar page

School Supply Lists

Grade 5 - 9  will have most supplies provided by the school. 

Families will supply a backpack and running shoes.

School Calendar and Bell Times

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. To view our school’s calendar and bell times, please go to our calendar page.

For system calendars, please visit here.  

Noon Supervision

Noon supervision is provided for all students, and students in Grades 5 or 6 who stay at the school for lunch must register for this service. A drop-in fee is charged for students staying at school for lunch on a casual basis. 

Assigned Teachers

Your child’s homeroom teacher will contact you and your student before the first day of school to introduce themselves, and let families know where their students will be meeting on the first day of class.

Registration Information

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

Please note that Dr. Martha Cohen is a capped school which means we may not have space in the building for  your child. Please contact the school directly with inquiries around registering. For students that are not admitted to Dr. Martha Cohen there are designated over-flow schools that have busing from Copperfield and New Brighton. Students living in New Brighton will be directed to Mountain Park School and students residing in Copperfield will be directed to Dr. George Stanley School. 

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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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