School Access

  • Students may arrive at 7:45 and enter the school and head to their classrooms  - breakfast will come to their classroom. 
  • All doors are locked. Visitors must enter through the front door and ring the doorbell to gain entry. You will then be asked to check in at the office.
  • Students will enter and be dismissed at their grade team doors. 
  • South side of the school: Grade ½ team, Grade KG and Grade 4/5 - Room 6
  • North Side of the school: Grade 2/3 team, Grade 4/5 - Room 4 and LEAD

Visitors & Volunteers Sign-In

All parents, visitors and volunteers must report directly to the office and wear a Visitor name tag. This is done for the safety and security of all students. Former students are also asked to check in with the office upon arrival and will only be allowed on campus at the discretion of the administration.

Playground Supervision

  • 7:45 - 8:00  relaxed entry - students are supervised inside
  • Lunch Recess - 12:00 - 12:15 Division 1 
  • Lunch Recess -  12:55 - 1:10 Division 2
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All CBE schools are required to practice lockdowns in the same way that we practice fire drills. The procedures for lockdowns are developed with the Calgary Police Service and are part of each school’s Emergency Response Plan. If you have questions about lockdown drills or lockdown procedures, please contact your principal.

Evacuation Procedures

In the event that the school needs to be evacuated for any reason, all staff have been trained according to CBE standards. All schools have a primary and a secondary evacuation site. In the event of an evacuation, you will receive an email, phone or SMS notification from the school.


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