​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 Calgary Board of Education continues to plan for the health measures that may be in place for the next school year. More details will be shared with families before the first day of classes.

Find the latest information on the CBE website and the Alberta Government website.​

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First Day of Classes

Our first day of classes is Wednesday Sep. 1, 2021 and the school office is open to parents on Friday Aug. 27, 2021 at 9:15 AM. Our first day protocols will be emailed to families once plans are solidified. 


Kindergarten classes begin on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 with students participating in ‘staggered entry’. Each student is assigned a staggered entry time and will come to school for approximately 65 minutes on September 1 and 2, 2021. Families will be notified of staggered entry times through an email.  Please ensure that the office has your correct email address. Busing begins for kindergarten students on September 3, 2021.

Dear Kindergarten Families,

To help ease your child into kindergarten, we will stagger entry for the first two days of school – Wednesday, September 1st and Thursday, September 2nd, 2021. Alternate Friday times will begin on Friday, September 3th, with AM Kindergarten attending 9:10am - 12:06pm (no class for PM kindergarten). Regular classes will start Tuesday September 7.

Monday – Thursday, 9:10AM – 12:06 AM
PM Monday – Thursday 12:53 PM – 3:50PM.
AM/PM Kindergarten alternate coming on Fridays 9:10 am – 12:06 pm.

During staggered entry, buses will NOT run for kindergarten students. You will need to make arrangements for these two days for your child to come to and from school. Regular bussing will begin on Friday, September 3rd.

When you arrive with your child, please wait with him or her in the kindergarten corral (blue door with a short black fence, located next to the SVS parking lot), until a teacher comes out to join you. At this time, parents and guardians will transfer care of their child to the teacher and leave. In the event that your child is upset, please trust school staff to provide the necessary support. Once the children see that they are in a safe place with caring teachers, they will settle. Your willingness to leave shows your child that you trust us to provide a safe and caring school experience.

Regular bell times and bussing will begin on Tuesday September 7th – AM class 9:10 am – 12:06 pm and PM class 12:53 pm – 3:50 pm. Do not forget to check your Kindergarten calendar for Alternate Fridays.

Your Kindergarten Team

On Wednesday, September 1th and Thursday, September 2nd, 2021, please bring your child ONLY during the times indicated below.

If your last name is from A – K your time is 9:10 am – 10:15 am.
If your last name is from L – Z your time is 10:55 am – 12:00 am.

If your last name is from A – K your time is 12:53 pm – 2:00 pm.
If your last name is from L– Z your time is 2:40 pm – 3:45 pm.

Your Kindergarten Team

School Start & End Times

Grades 1-6

Monday – Thursday

9:10 AM – school starts             Recess varies              Dismissal - 3:50 PM              

Friday 9:10 AM – school starts                                   

1:40 PM – Gr. 1-6 early dismissal 

Kindergarten attends for half a day

Monday – Thursday

AM: 9:10 AM to 12:06 PM 

PM: 12:53 PM to 3:50 PM 

Alternating Fridays: 9:10 to 12:06 (please refer to Kindergarten Calendar)

School Supply Lists

All students are required to have a backpack and lunch bag (if applicable). Indoor shoes are brought to school the first day and left at school – preferably comfortable running shoes with Velcro fasteners and non marking soles. Many backpacks and shoes look alike; please label all student items. All other supplies are purchased through the school with funds from the supply fee of $40 for grades 1-6 and $20 for Kindergarten.

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar, School Calendar.

For system calendars, please visit: System calendars 

Noon Supervision

Simons Valley School offers a five-day (Monday – Friday) noon supervision program for students in Grades 1-6. Students bring their own lunches and are supervised both while they eat lunch and while they play outside. No microwave, hot water services or utensils are available. Please register for Noon Supervision in September through your MyCBE/PowerSchool account https://sis.cbe.ab.ca/public/home.html  

Assigned Teachers

Welcoming phone calls will be made by the classroom teacher to each family by August 31.

Students will meet their teacher on the first day of school. All students are to meet on the compound areas where they will be brought into the school. Once inside the school, students will be moved into their new homeroom and meet their new teacher.

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 at 9:15 AM for registration.

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​​​Do You Have a MyCBE Parent Account?

Parents who have not already done so, must create an account in MyCBE to:

  • Pay fees or apply for a waiver

  • Register for transportation and lunch 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 2021-22 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 2021-22 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.

Learn more about transportation on the CBE website.

​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.​​​​​

The Board of Trustees will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 26 at 7 pm to hear from parents, students and other persons on the proposed closure of Discovering Choices START Outreach – Bowness site for the purpose of relocation. Learn more: https://t.co/Nm0kkpiaG7 #yycbe https://t.co/FmLdoDBpGH

There are no classes for students on Friday, May 20 because it is a system-wide non-instruction day. All of our schools and offices are closed on Monday, May 23 for Victoria Day. Have a safe and relaxing long weekend! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/CTelZ2ks3d

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