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 September 1 and the school office is open to parents on Thursday August 26 2021.

On Wednesday, September 1, 2021 and Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 8:20 am teachers will be outside with complete class lists to meet their own students and to help direct children to their designated classes.  New students arriving to register should proceed directly to the school office upon arrival.

The office will be open for information and inquiries on Thursday August 26 at 9:00 AM.

Kindergarten Staggered Entry

Kindergarten is the beginning of children's educational journey and we want to ensure that every child has a positive and successful “first day” experience. One of the ways we do this is by having a staggered entry at the start of the school year for Kindergarten children. On Kindergarten staggered entry days half the children attend and the other half stays home.

Kindergarten parents, please check the dates below for child's staggered entry date and time.

Wednesday September 1st               12:35 PM – 3:23 PM      All students with surnames beginning A through H.


Thursday September 2nd                  12:35 PM – 3:23 PM      All students with surnames beginning I through Z


Friday September 3rd                         8:35 AM – 11:30 AM      All Kindergarten students attend.

Class Lists

Classroom assignments for the 2021-2022 school year will be available in MyCBE/PowerSchool account after 1:00 pm on August 31, 2021.

School Start & End Times

Our school hours are as follows: 


Monday - Thursday

12:35 pm – 3:23 pm


8:35 am - 11:30 am

Grades 1-6

Monday- Thursday

8:30 am – 12:02 pm

12:52 pm – 3:28 pm

Friday    Early Dismissal – Staff Professional Development 

8:30 am -12:02 pm 

For more information on school hours, visit our Contact Us page.

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar.  View our School Calendar for upcoming events and dates.

For system calendars, please visit:  

Registration Information

Please visit our How to Register page for registration details and forms. Our school office opens on Friday August 27, 2021 for registration.

Please visit our registration page for all registration details and registration forms. 

Noon Supervision

The lunchroom program will continue to run as an independent operator providing Noon Supervision Services in a CBE School for the 2021-2022 school year.  The user fee for 2021-2022 lunchroom is $285.00.  Registration forms for the lunchroom program will be sent home with the school fee package the first week of school.

Please do not pay lunchroom fees online to the CBE. 

School Supplies

Student school supplies are ordered by teachers and paid by parents online to CBE (Gr. 1-6 $40.00; Kindergarten $20.00) using your My CBE account. At Alexander Ferguson School, an Enhanced Art Fee ($31.50) is also charged to provide access to art supplies supporting our Arts focus throughout the curriculum.

Additionally, students will need a pair of indoor shoes to wear inside the school. Shoes for Physical Education should provide good support and have non-marking soles. A backpack to carry school work, snack, and lunch to and from school is also recommended.

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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.​​​​​​​

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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