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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.