Kindergarten

Students at Emily Follensbee School are registered through a referred placement process by the CBE Inclusive Learning team, your local community school and/or private operator program (eg. GRIT, Renfrew, etc.). As a result, we do not take direct registrations as all students must be assessed for suitability to our program. Kindergarten students attend a full-day program on an alternating days schedule (Class 1 attends Monday, Wednesday & alternate Fridays or Tuesday, Thursday & alternate Fridays).

When a Child Can Begin Kindergarten

Use our Kindergarten calculator to see when your child is eligible to attend Kindergarten. Children can start Kindergarten in the fall of 2021 if they 5 years old on or before December 31, 2021. This change is a result of amendments to the School Act made by provincial government in December 2017 that requires a common age of entry for all Alberta school boards effectives for the 2020-22 school year.

Note: Your child must start Grade 1 if they are 6 years of age or older on September 1.

When to Register

Registration for the 2020-21 school year will begin on January 11, 2021. Please contact your local community school to register your child as part of our referred placement process. To locate your community school, please use the CBE Find a School tool.

Referred Placement Registration

To initiate the process of a referred placement to Emily Follensbee School, you will need to:

  1. If your child currently attends an EDC/pre-school program, you can speak with them about contacting the CBE's Inclusive Learning team to discuss a program referral to Emily Follensbee School. If your child is not currently enrolled in a program, please contact your local community school for registration.
  2. Register your child at your local community school. Once your child has been registered within the CBE, your community school can support the process of a program referral and transfer to our school. To locate your community school, please use the CBE Find a School tool.
  3. You may contact us at Emily Follensbee if you have any questions at (403) 777-6980.

For general questions about registration at the Calgary Board of Education, please call the CBE School Information Line at (403) 817-7955.

Registration Steps During a Health Emergency

During a health emergency when access to school buildings is being limited for everyone's safety, please following the CBE Registration Process During a Health Emergency for students who are Canadian citizens at your local community school. 

Not Canadian Citizen | Students new to CBE who are not Canadian citizens must contact CBE's Welcome Centre at (403) 817-7789 or welcome@cbe.ab.ca for registration instructions.

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