​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 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. 

Back to School Information

First Day of Classes: Grades 1 to 5

Our first day of classes is Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.  

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020: Students with Surnames/Last Names A to G

  • Please meet your teacher at your specified classroom cohort meeting place. This will be shared with you in the teacher introductory email sent to you on Monday, August 31, 2020.

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020: Students with Surnames/Last Names H to N

  • Please meet your teacher at your specified classroom cohort meeting place. This will be shared with you in the teacher introductory email sent to you on Monday, August 31, 2020.

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020: Students with Surnames/Last Names O to Z

  • Please meet your teacher at your specified classroom cohort meeting place. This will be shared with you in the teacher introductory email sent to you on Monday, August 31, 2020.

Friday, Sept. 4, 2020: All Students Attend

  • Please meet your teacher at your specified classroom cohort meeting place. This will be shared with you in the teacher introductory email sent to you on Monday, August 31, 2020.

Our school office can be contacted by telephone (403) 777-6120 or by email banfftrail@cbe.ab.ca starting on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.


First Day of Classes: Kindergarten

The first day of Kindergarten classes will have a staggered entry as follows:

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020: Students with Surnames/Last Names A to G

  • Students with attend based on their Morning (AM) or Afternoon (PM) Class Designation
  • Please meet your teacher at your specified classroom cohort meeting place. This will be shared with you in the teacher introductory email sent to you on Monday, August 31, 2020.

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020: Students with Surnames/Last Names H to N

  • Students with attend based on their Morning (AM) or Afternoon (PM) Class Designation
  • Please meet your teacher at your specified classroom cohort meeting place. This will be shared with you in the teacher introductory email sent to you on Monday, August 31, 2020.

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020: Students with Surnames/Last Names O to Z

  • All Kindergarten Students attend regular classes based on their designation: Morning (AM) or Afternoon (PM)
  • Please meet your teacher at your specified classroom cohort meeting place. This will be shared with you in the teacher introductory email sent to you on Monday, August 31, 2020.

Friday, Sept. 4, 2020: AM/Morning Kindergarten Students Only 

  • Please meet your teacher at your specified classroom cohort meeting place. This will be shared with you in the teacher introductory email sent to you on Monday, August 31, 2020.


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  
Recess: (M-Th) Staggered by Grade
Lunch: (M-Th) Staggered by Grade
AM Mon-Thurs: 7:58 AM – 10:48 AM
Alternate Friday: 7:58 AM – 12:00 PM

PM Mon-Thurs: 11:40 AM – 2:30 PM
Alternate Friday: 7:58 AM – 12:00 PM



School Calendar

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

For system calendars, please visit this link.


Noon Supervision

Banff Trail School operates a four day noon supervision program. For more information visit our Noon Supervision page. 


Registration Information

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

Our school office can be contacted by telephone (403) 777-6120 for registration starting on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.



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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.​

​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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