​​​​​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.​​

Back to School Information

Please review the links below, these will provide useful information and answer any questions you may have about your first day of school, and our day-to-day expectations of students. If you are planning to register at our school, please go to our webpage How to Register where you will find the link to complete the online registration form and all other registration details.

School Opening Information

Monday, August 21 to Thursday, August 24, 2023

School office hours - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Monday, August 28 to Wednesday, August 30, 2023

School office hours - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023, Grade 10s Only 12:00 to 3:00 pm

Grade 10 - Tuesday, August 29 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm for student ID Pictures and PowerSchool Access (tours will take place on the first day of school).

Wednesday, August 30, 2023, Grade 11s and 12s Only 12:00 to 3:00 pm

Grade 11 and 12 - Wednesday, August 30 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm for student ID Pictures and PowerSchool Access 

First Day of Classes

On the first day of school, we will have a staggered entry as follows:

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Grade 10 | 8:55 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Buses will pick up Grade 10s (only) in the morning. Check the Calgary Transit website for route information. 
  • Lunch will not be provided (bring your lunch) and we ask that all students stay on campus. There will be activities outside on the back field.
  • Buses will pick students up at 3:30 PM

Grade 11/12 | 12:15 - 3:30 PM

  • No buses in the morning for Grade 11s and 12s - Students enter the school at 12:15 pm
  • Buses will pick students up at 3:30 pm

Friday, September 1, 2023

Regular classes for all grades from 8:55 am to 1:55 pm (Buses will run on a regular morning and afternoon schedule.)

School Start & End Times

Our bell times are posted on our Contact Us page. 

Monday- Thursday Friday
8:55 AM | Start
3:30 PM | Dismissal
8:55 AM | Start
1:55 PM | Dismissal

School Supplies

Students will be provided with this information by individual teachers. We suggest that students start school with at least a pen/pencil and a binder containing lined paper.


Students will access the QR codes posted in the auxiliary gym during picture days or the student bulletin board by the main office to request a locker (they must take a picture with their smart phone to access the link). Lockers will be assigned in stages (possibly taking two to three weeks) and information letters will be distributed to first or second period teachers for these students. If there is an urgent need for a locker, please notify the school by emailing bowness@cbe.ab.ca.

School locks only must be used. Student-owned locks will be removed unless parents have contacted the school and there is a need for a special lock.

Phys Ed, Dance and Yoga locker information will be distributed to students by those teachers.

School Calendar

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


Food Service typically does not start at the beginning of a new semester. Light lunch service will be available on Thursday, September 7 and there will be no FLEX service on this day. Menu information will be posted on our cafeteria webpage as it becomes available. 


Some of our students will use Calgary Transit to get to and from school. These buses typically pick students up from each bus stop in their designated route and then go directly to Bowness High School. In mid to late August, the Calgary Transit website will have the routes for our school. Click here for Calgary Transit Maps. These maps will be available in the main office when the school opens on August 22. Some of our students will be riding yellow buses and families will have been contacted by the Calgary Board of Education about routes and times times. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Busing will begin on Thursday, August 31 (check above under First Day of Classes for busing details on this day).


Go to our Parking & Drop-Off page for information about visitor parking. There is absolutely no student parking available on Bowness High School property for the 2023-2024 school year.  Students may park on the streets in our community. Be aware that there is some restricted parking on these streets so watch for posted signs and be mindful of our community residents. The Bowness High School parking lot will be monitored daily and parking tickets will be issued.

Parents and Guardians, please do not enter the parking lot to drop off and pick up your students. Make these arrangements with your student in advance and do not park in front of the school. This disrupts the bus services that safely take our students to and from school.

Registration Information

All registrations are completed on line. Please visit our How to Register page for all 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 21 at 9:00 am for your questions or you can email bowness@cbe.ab.ca throughout the summer. Please note that the registration process is completed online, but schools can assist with any questions. 


You will use SchoolEngage (available in your MyCBE account) to complete forms such as Demographic Verification, Annual Authorization, Student Health Plan, Student Health Emergency Response Protocol, and Citizenship Information Update. Please be sure you have access prior to the start of school and contact the school if you are having difficulty setting up or accessing your account.

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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.​​​​​