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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Back to School

On Wednesday, September 1, 2021  we welcome all students back to A.E. Cross school. 

  • Grade 7 students will meet in the main gym through the main entrance 
  • Grade 8 students will meet in the cafeteria through the grade 8 doors 
  • Grade 9 students will meet in the west gym through the west gym doors 

First Days of Classes 

Our first day of classes is Wednesday, September 1, 2021, from 9:10 am –3:50 pm. Doors will be open at 9:00 am for students to enter.  

The school office is open on: 

Thursday, August 26 – 8:30 – 3:30 pm – telephone inquiries only 

Friday, August 27, 30 & 31– 8:30 am – 3:30 pm – open for walk-in inquiries & registration 

School Start & End Times 

For a full listing of our bell times, please visit our Contact Us page. 

School Supply Lists 

Supply lists will also be posted on the school website.  Please note, school supply lists are only a guideline.  Students should wait to meet with their homeroom teachers in the fall to confirm the necessary school supplies.  

Grade 7 Student Supplies List 2021-2022

As students transition to secondary school, so does their leadership in their learning.  Students now become responsible for purchasing, bringing, and maintaining all required school supplies throughout the school year.

Students will also require a sturdy backpack to transport materials and books to and from home.

Please ensure all supplies are labeled with your child's name.  Not all supplies need to come on the first day. A supply box can be kept at home and refilled from home as school supplies need to be replenished.

Please purchase the following supplies for your child:

  • 6 - 200 page lined coil books
  • loose leaf lined paper (approx. 600 sheets
  • plain paper
  • graph paper (Quad - 4 to 1 inch)
  • 1 pencil case - zippered (no plastic boxes)
  • 1 pencil case to put geometry set in
  • geometry set
  • 3 glue sticks
  • pencil crayons
  • highlighters
  • thin  coloured felt pens
  • black thin markers
  • 5 whiteboard markers
  • 20 HB pencils
  • eraser(s)
  • pens (black, blue & coloured)
  • small pencil sharpener
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • calculator (basic 4 functions)
  • 10 duotangs
  • scotch tape
  • paper Dictionary
  • paper Thesaurus
  • gym strip (shorts/sweat pants & t-shirt)
  • Spanish bilingual dictionary for Spanish Program Students only (softcover)
  • strip white-out (no liquid)

Grade 8 & 9 Student Supplies List 2021-2022

Please ensure all items are marked with the student's full name.

  • backpack
  • three-ring binders (2-3)
  • 2 - 300 page lined coil books
  • loose leaf paper (lined)
  • dividers
  • plain paper
  • Post-It Notes (5 pads)
  • graph paper (100 sheets)
  • 1 pencil case - zippered (no plastic boxes)
  • geometry set (including protractor, compass, 45-45-90, 30-60-90)
  • 3 glue sticks
  • strip white-out (no liquid)
  • pencil crayons
  • highlighter pens
  • felt pens (thin tip)
  • black thin markers
  • 5 dry erase pens (erasable whiteboard pens)
  • pack of pencils (HB2)
  • erasers (1 package)
  • pens (black, blue & red)
  • small pencil sharpener
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • Scientific Calcularo (includes sin, tan, cox, x2, and √)
  • 6 duo tangs (one per option)
  • scotch tape
  • gym strip (shorts/sweat pants & t-shirt)

Assigned Teachers 

Students’ teachers/classroom placements will be shared on the first day back for students.

Registration Information 

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


A.E. Cross is designated to use Calgary Transit for transportation. There are different Calgary Transit fares and passes options and purchasing locations.  Students must carry proof of fare every time they use Calgary Transit

Families can access low-income monthly passes through the City of Calgary's Fair Entry Program.  This program offers a streamlined application process for City subsidy programs, including reduced rates for transit passes. You can find more information about the program at 

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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 lunch supervision

  • View student progress

To create a new account, go to 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:

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 / PowerSchool account by mid-August.

Conditional riders can also register using MyCBE / PowerSchool. 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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