​​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.​

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STUDENT SUPPLY LISTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE. 

First Day | Office Opens | Students Start

  • Office Opens: Monday, August 29, 2022 | 10:00 AM
  • NEW STUDENTS ONLY DAY Grades 5-9: Thursday September 1, 2022 (Full day 9:12 – 3:48)
  • ALL STUDENTS: Friday, September 2, 2022 (Regular Friday 9:12 - 1:22)

 2022-2023 School Start & End Times

  • Monday - Thursday | 
    • 8:00 AM Foyer opens - students must stay in Foyer - no hallway, locker, or classroom access
    • 9:00 AM Hallways & Classrooms open
    • 9:10 AM Warning Bell (students should be in the school and going to class at this time)
    • 9:12 AM – 10:08 AM Period 1
    • 10:10 AM – 11:06 AM Period 2
    • 11:08 AM – 12:04 PM Period 3
    • 12:04 PM – 12:52 PM LUNCH
      • 12:04 PM - 12:28 PM Gr 7,8,9 lunch & cafeteria time/Gr 5 & 6 outside recess
      • 12:28 PM - 12:52 PM Gr 5 & 6 lunch & cafeteria time/Gr 7,8,9 outside
    • 12:52 PM - Warning Bell (students should be entering the school and getting ready for class at this time)
    • 12:58 PM - 1:54 PM Period 4
    • 1:56 PM – 2:51 PM Period 5
    • 2:53 PM – 3:48 Period 6
    • 3:48 End of day
    • 3:58 PM Busses Leave
  • Friday | 
    • 8:00 AM Foyer opens - students must stay in foyer - no hallway, locker, or classroom access
    • 9:00 AM Hallways & Classrooms open
    • 9:10 AM Warning Bell (students should be in the school and going to class at this time)
    • 9:12 AM – 10:00 AM Period 1
    • 10:02 AM – 10:50 AM Period 2
    • 10:52 AM – 11:40 AM Period 3
    • 11:40 AM – 11:54 AM SNACK BREAK
    • 11:55 AM – 1:22 PM ACE
    • 1:22 PM End of day
    • 1:32 PM Busses Leave

Willow Park School Office hours: Monday to Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Friday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Our office is closed on PD/Org days. 


School Supply Lists

In Grades 5 & 6, CBE schools will continue to supply basic school supplies, including paper, pencils, erasers, duo tangs, glue etc. *** Please note that should extra supplies be needed in school, parents/guardians will be notified by the teacher

In Grades 7-9, families will need to purchase student school supplies. Students are encouraged to bring essential supplies (not the entire list) on the first day of school: paper, pencil crayons, pencils, and erasers. When students are settled, HR teachers will review specific items with each grade.

All students need to have good athletic shoes for their safety and protection for their Phys Ed class. They are not to  use high soled runner, hiking shoes, 'skater' shoes, 'wheelie' shoes, slip-ons, or flip flops. 

All students are encouraged to bring a spill proof, break proof water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day. Water bottle filling dispensers are found on both levels of WPS. Students are not permitted to bring anything other than water into classrooms.

Students are to have their necessary AM or PM supplies with them and are not to go to their lockers between classes as there is only a 2 minute transition time between classes.  Backpacks are not allowed in classrooms.

Cell phones - cell phones are to be kept locked in student lockers during class time and are not to be taken to class without the student first getting permission from that individual teacher. 

Lockers and locks are supplied by the school. Students are not to bring locks from home. 

Supply lists are available now and can be found under "Resources".


Lunch Supervision

Grade 5 & 6 students must remain on school grounds for the lunch hour unless parents/guardians contact the office regarding them going home for lunch or for appointments.

Grade 7, 8 & 9 students have off campus privileges. Students may not go to Southcentre Mall or Walmart during the lunch hour. Students who have parent permission to go off campus must be mindful of the time and must be back on school grounds for the warning bell at 12:52 PM.  

Students staying at school will be supervised in the school and are requested to bring a nutritious lunch daily including a variety of snacks should additional hunger strike. 

**As we have students with nut allergies, we are a peanut sensitive school and encourage students to not bring foods containing nuts to school with them.

 WPS has a Snack Shack that has a variety of healthy snacks and beverages available for purchase daily at lunch. Hot entrees are available for purchase on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesday is cookie day in the Snack Shack. Please note that the Snack Shack operates on a cash only system. Our Snack Shack will be open Monday to Thursday effective Tuesday, September 6, 2022.


Assigned Teachers/Classes

Information concerning assigned teachers and classrooms will be available for viewing in PowerSchool by Wednesday August 31, 2022.

Teachers and Administration have put a great deal of thought and time into creating class lists. Consideration is given to making sure that students have good academic peers with them, that class sizes are equal, and that learning needs in each class are balanced. Due to this time and effort, class changes are highly discouraged and will only be made in rare circumstances. 


Further Information

We look forward to a great year ahead!

If you have any questions that we haven’t addressed here, please contact the school at 403-777-6900 ext. 0 or by emailing our Admin Secretary, Mrs. Catherine James at cmjames@cbe.ab.ca


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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 2022-23 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 SchoolEnage 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

​​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 2022-23 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 2022-23 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.​​​​​

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