​Important Dates

We are a modified calendar school. However, due to the ongoing health risk of COVID-19, the CBE has made the decision to move all modified calendar schools and programs to the traditional calendar for 2020-21. 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 Alberta Government announced on July 21 that schools will be in Scenario 1 as of Sept. 1, 2020.  

The CBE's 2020-21 re-entry plan is subject to change as more information becomes available from the province. We will continue to update schools with more details during the next school year.​

You can find the COVID Self-Assessment Tool​ (daily checklist) in the Government Resources section on the CBE website. 

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First Day of Classes

Our first day of classes is Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 and the school office is open to parents on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Staggered Start to School Year

We will be doing a staggered start to school next week and wanted to provide you with as much notice as we can.  To ensure the safety and wellness of all staff and students, we are asking that families start the first day back to classes following these procedures and schedule.

Use the Self Screening Questionnaire to assess your child’s health using the self-screening form (see link below) daily before leaving for school. The following link will allow you to download the most current Alberta Health daily checklist. You may wish to print a copy of the Self-screening Questionnaire. Students showing symptoms as described on the Self-screening Questionnaire must remain home.

Abbeydale School will be starting the first two days on a staggered start with half the school coming on Sept. 1 and the other half on Sept. 2.

  • Sept. 1 - Families with students whose last names begin with letters A-L will come to school.
  • Sept. 2 - Families with students whose last names begin with letters M-Z will come to school.
  • Sept. 3 - All students will come to school and follow the staggered entry times listed below.

All students on our bus will come all days. 

Entry and dismissal times this entire year will be modified in order to minimize the number of students entering the building. Grades K, 1, and 2 will enter the school at 8:00 AM. Grades 3, 4, and 5 will enter the building at 8:15 AM. 

  • Kindergarten dismissal will be at 10:46 AM, Monday to Friday
  • Grades 1 and 2 dismissals will be 2:40 PM, Monday to Thursday and 12:30 PM on Fridays.
  • Grades 3, 4, and 5 dismissals will be 2:55 PM, Monday to Thursday and 12:45 PM on Fridays.

Other Procedures to note for this school year.

  • There will no sharing of materials, toys, or any personal items; students are not to bring any toys.
  • Also, in accordance with all CBE schools, the playground will be closed before and after school.  Please discuss these items with your children prior to the first day of school.

All parents will be contacted by their child’s teacher before the end of the day on Aug. 31.  Teachers will introduce themselves and provide you with important information regarding your child’s first day of school. Many of your questions will be answered at this time. 



School Calendar

We are a school that follows the modified calendar. To view our school’s calendar, click here.

For system calendars, please visit here.

Noon Supervision 

For those families that choose to pay for their child to stay for lunch, our lunch room supervisors and teachers provide supervision over the lunch hour. There will be a Noon Supervision fee for students that stay, which can be paid online at MyCBE / PowerSchool. As well, an Incidental Activity fee will be charged that can be paid here at Abbeydale School.

Assigned Teachers 

Teachers will call your home to introduce themselves to you sometime between August 12 - August 14. Please join us on August 15 at 8:15 AM for treats and coffee. Teachers names will be placed on the wall as a meeting place for you and your child that morning.

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on Aug. 27, 2020, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM for registration.

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Do You Have a MyCBE / PowerSchool Parent Account?

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

  • Pay fees or apply for a waiver

  • Register for transportation and noon 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 2020-21 school year are created over the summer and based on the addresses submitted before the pre-registration deadline in May. While CBE Transportation continues to accept pre-registrations, these will not be considered until route changes are done after Thanksgiving.

COVID-19 Chan​ges

  • Riding the Bus Flowchart and Checklist
  • Only registered students have bus route and stop information provided through MyCBE / PowerSchool; this is to control the number of students accessing a bus in order to support maintaining healthy distances
  • Only registered students should use transportation services
  • Students are assigned to one stop based on their primary home address for general transportation; alternate stops will not be available
  • Students will be assigned a seat by the driver; students must adhere to the seating plan
  • Students must complete the AHS health assessment every morning before leaving for the bus stop. Students or family members with COVID-19 symptoms must stay home.
  • Masks are mandatory for students K-12, including on school buses
  • All service providers will follow Alberta Education and Alberta Health COVID-19 guidelines
Please visit our Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions page, Transportation Section for more information.​

More information about 2020-21 transportation service levels and proposed fees are posted on the CBE website.

Conditional riders can also register using MyCBE / PowerSchool. Applications will be considered after eligible riders registrations have been processed.​​​​

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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