​​​​​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

The first day of classes will be Thursday, August 31, 2023.  There will be regular class hours for Grades 1-6.  Lunchroom will be offered for Grades 1-6 beginning on August 31.

Regular office hours:                  Beginning Thursday, August 31

                                                   8:00 to 4:00 Monday-Thursday
                                                   8:00 to 3:00 Friday

Staggered Entry for Kindergarten

We will have a staggered entry for kindergarten. 

Kindergarten students will attend school with half their class for 75 minutes on either August 31 or September 1.  More detailed information will be going out to Kindergarten families before the end of June.

School Start & End Times

Grades 1-6                      8:30 to 3:20 Monday through Thursday, 8:30 to 12:15 on Friday

AM Kindergarten             8:30 to 11:20 Monday through Thursday, 8:30 to 12:15 on alternating Fridays

PM Kindergarten            12:30 to 3:20 Monday through Thursday, 8:30 to 12:15 on alternating Fridays

School Supplies

We provide school supplies for our students. Families do not need to purchase supplies for their children.  We do ask that parents send a water bottle, a nutritious snack for recess, and a packed lunch if they stay over the noon hour.  Students will not need to have an indoor pair of shoes until the snow comes.  Please ensure that your child comes to school with shoes that are appropriate for gym class (running shoes). 


Bussing is not currently provided for Altadore students as all of our students live within the school's walk zone. 

School Calendar

View our school calendar page for upcoming events and dates. See the CBE website for system calendars.

Lunch Supervision 

There will be lunch supervision provided for students who stay at the school over lunch.  More information will be communicated once school starts. 

Classroom Assignments

Teachers will be emailing families to welcome them to their class on the morning of Wednesday, August 30. They will provide you with information about the first day (where to meet, what to bring, etc).  If you have not received an email by 10:00 AM, you are welcome to contact the school office and we will connect you with your child’s teacher.

Teachers have spent many hours and worked extremely hard to make balanced classes for next year and to find the best placement for each child.  They know their students very well and take many, many factors into consideration when creating classes.  Placement requests for friends or for particular teachers will not be considered, unless parents have information we do not have and under the most extreme circumstances. 

Save the Dates

  • First Day Coffee – Thursday, August 31 at 8:30 AM.  This is an opportunity for parents to reconnect and to meet new families once the children are in class.  Depending on weather, this will be in the Owl’s Nest or the gym.
  • Welcome Back Picnic - Thursday, September 7 at 5:00 PM.  This is a casual evening designed to build community and provide an opportunity to reconnect with familiar faces and to get to meet new people.   
  • First School Council Meet - Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 PM. This is a great opportunity to meet other families and get involved in our school community. The meeting is head in the learning commons/library. 
  • An Evening with Elder Saa'kokoto - Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 PM. This is a chance to learn more about Blackfoot culture and what students are learning about them in school. 

Registration Information

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

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us using the information found here.

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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.​​​​​​​

​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.​​​​​