​​​​​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: Grades 1 to 5

Our first day of classes is Thursday, August 31, 2023 and our school office is open to parents on Monday, August 28, 2023.  

Please meet your teacher at your specified classroom meeting place. This will be shared with you in the teacher introductory email sent to you by the evening of Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

First Day of Classes: Kindergarten

Kindergarten classes begin on Thursday, August 31, 2023.  Students attend based on their Morning (AM) or Afternoon (PM) class designation. 

Please meet your teacher at your specified classroom meeting place. This will be shared with you in the teacher introductory email sent to you by the evening of Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

Friday September 1, 2023 is designated as an AM Kindergarten day.  Morning Kindergarten students attend from 7:58 am to 12:00 pm.  Tuesday, September 5, 2023 through Thursday, September 7, 2023 are regular school days with AM and PM classes attending at their usual times. The following Friday, September 8, 2023 is designated as a PM Kindergarten day.  Afternoon Kindergarten students attend from 7:58 am to 12:00 pm on this day.  For Kindergarten, Fridays (excluding non-instructional days) alternate between AM and PM classes throughout the year.

School Start & End Times

Our bell times are:

Grade 1-5Kindergarten
Mon-Thurs: 7:58 AM – 2:30 PM 
Friday: 7:58 AM – 12:00 PM

Lunch: (M-Th) 11:30 AM – 12:11 PM
AM Mon-Thurs: 7:58 AM – 10:49 AM
Alternate Friday: 7:58 AM – 12:00 PM

PM Mon-Thurs: 11:39 AM – 2:30 PM
Alternate Friday: 7:58 AM – 12:00 PM

School Supplies

Student supplies are provided by the school for children in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

Students should come to school with indoor shoes (suitable for Physical Education activities) which they can put on and fasten themselves, a backpack, snack/lunch kit and water bottle.

School Calendar

View our School Calendar for upcoming events and dates. See the CBE website for system calendars.

Lunch Supervision

Banff Trail School operates a four day lunch supervision program (Grades 1 – 5). We also intend to offer an optional Milk Program.  For more information visit our Lunch Supervision page. 

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. 

Our school office opens on Monday, August 28, 2023 and can be contacted by telephone 403-777-6120 or email banfftrail@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 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.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Yellow School Bus Tra​nsportation

Yellow school bus routes for the 2023-24 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 2023-24 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. Should routes change or if qualified students are added to a route and the bus becomes overcrowded, conditional riders may be removed to accommodate these changes.​

Learn more about transportation on the CBE website.

​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.​​​​​