​​​​​Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year

Important Dates

We follow the CBE instructional ​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.​​

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First Day of Classes 


Our first day of classes is Thursday, August 31, 2023 

The school office is open to parents on Monday, August 28.

Kindergarten Staggered Entry 

Kindergarten classes begin on Thursday, August 31, 2023. 

The first day of classes is a 60-minute drop-in session with a parent.  

***For the First Day, please drop-in at the front door; the teachers will welcome our kindergarten students/parents and show them their kindergarten doors. 

First Day, August 31

60 Minutes Drop In with Parents :      

Please attend the time block that matches the First Initial of your child’s Last Name.

08:15 - 09:15 AMStudents Last Name Starts with Letters A to F
09:30 - 10:30 AMStudents Last Name Starts with Letters G to M
10:45 - 11:45 AMStudents Last Name Starts with Letters N to Z

Friday, September 1st

Same schedule (please see above)

60 Minutes Drop In without Parents in the classrooms

Tuesday, September 5th

Two-Hour Staggered Entry Students Independently Morning Classes 08:15 – 10:15 Afternoon Classes 12:05 – 02:05

Beginning Wednesday, September 6th  FULL TIME HOURS
Morning Classes 08:15 – 11:10
Afternoon Classes 12:05 – 03:00

Thursday, September 7th – FULL TIME HOURS
Morning Classes 08:15 – 11:10
Afternoon Classes 12:05 – 03:00

Friday, September 8th  - Friday Early Dismissal
(Morning Classes attends)
08:15 – 11:25 AM                 
NO SCHOOL for the Afternoon Kindergarten

Our Kindergarten Orientation presentation was recorded. You can watch it here:  

School Start & End Times

Kindergarten Regular Hours
Monday through Thursday
Morning Class Start8:15 AM
Morning Class Dismissal11:10 AM
Afternoon Class Start12:05 PM
Afternoon Class Dismissal3:00 PM
Friday Early Dismissals
AM/PM (Alternating) Class Start*8:15 AM
Dismissal 11:25 AM

*Morning and Afternoon Classes come on alternating Friday mornings

Grades 1 to 4
Monday through Thursday
Morning Start                              8:15 AM
Lunch 11:50 AM to 12:40 PM
Dismissal 3:00 PM
Friday Early Dismissals
Morning Start8:15 AM
Dismissal 12:15 PM

School Supplies

Students supplies are provided by the school for children in kindergarten through Grade 6. Families are to provide indoor shoes, backpacks, lunch, and snacks. You may also choose to send your child with a water bottle. 

School Calendar

View our School Calendar for upcoming events and dates. See the CBE website for system calendars.

Lunch Supervision

Lunchtime is from 11:50 AM to 12:40 PM and we have a 4-day lunch supervision program available. View our Lunch Supervision page for information how to register.

Families who wants to register their children in the lunchroom program must register online. The best way to register your child is by going to preregister them using MyCBE account. 

Food in School

Within the health curriculum the students learn about healthy eating. Having a lunch filled with fruits, vegetables, sandwiches and other healthy foods will ensure your child is able to focus on his/her studies for the afternoon classes. Please assist us with educating the students with regards to healthy eating by providing a well-balanced lunch.

We would like to thank all of Taradale parents for providing their children with healthy, nutritious snacks and lunches on a daily basis. Parents are reminded to discuss with their children the importance of only eating their own snacks and lunches to prevent the sharing of food. We have students in our schoolhouse who have severe allergies to peanuts, cashews and other food sources which if eaten could create a medical difficulty. Please minimize the amount of peanut products in your child’s snacks and lunches.

Working together to teach our students to eat only their own food and not sharing, as well as to be aware and sensitive to each other’s allergies, is key in maintaining a safe environment for all of our Taradale students.

Assigned Teachers

On the first day of school (August 31), please arrive at the school at approximately 8:05 – 8:10 AM.

  • All teachers will greet children outside.  
  • An email message will be sent by the classroom teacher identifying Teacher Name and Room Number.
  • We will begin a Gradual Entry at 8:09 AM and students will enter
  • A school package will be sent home at the beginning of the school year which includes the school calendar, fees, information on lunchroom program, required forms.

Registration Information

Please visit our How to Register page for all registration details. Please note that the registration process is completed online, but schools can assist with any questions.

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​​​​​​Do You Have a MyCBE Account? Have You Added Your Child(ren) To the Account?

Parents / Legal Guardians / Independent Students who have not already done so, must create a MyCBE account and add their child(ren) to the account to:

  • access your child’s program information (e.g., course assessments, daily attendance record, report card)
  • view your child’s learning using Brightspace by D2L
  • pay fees and request waivers
  • register for transportation and lunch ​supervision
  • book parent-teacher conferences
  • submit online school forms (required for 2023-24 school year)

You will need your email address on file at the school as well as your child’s CBE ID, which can be found on the:

  • SchoolEngage student profile, for families that registered their child using SchoolEngage. 
    Note | For a visual guide on how to find the CBE ID within SchoolEngage, refer to SchoolEngage CBE Student ID
  • CBE Report Card, beside the child's name
  • CBE ID card

MyCBE Account

For parents / legal guardians / independent students without a MyCBE account

  1. Sign in at www.cbe.ab.ca/mycbe
  2. Create the account; refer to MyCBE - Creating an Account
  3. Add child(ren); refer to MyCBE - Adding Additional Students

For parents / legal guardians / independent students with a MyCBE account

  1. Sign in at www.cbe.ab.ca/mycbe
  2. Add child(ren); refer to MyCBE - Adding Additional Students

Subscribe to School Messages

Most school messages are sent to parents through SchoolMessenger. It’s a mass communication tool that allows schools to easily and securely send email, phone and text messages to parents / guardians, independent students in a particular grade, class, school or area. Messages are sent to the parent contacts on file at your school.​​

To ensure you receive important information from your child’s school and the Calgary Board of Education, subscribe to school messages.​

​​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 2023-24 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 2023-24 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. Should routes change or if qualified students are added to a route and the bus becomes overcrowded, conditional riders may be removed to accommodate these changes.​

Learn more about transportation on the CBE website.

​Follow CBE on Social Media

Follow the CBE social media platforms to stay up-to-date on system news and announcements.

​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.​​​​​