​​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.​

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 22 to Thursday, August 25, 2022

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

Monday, August 29 to Tuesday, August 30, 2022

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

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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

New Student Orientation/High School Preview (Pictures, PowerSchool, Tours). Available to all new students and returning Grade 11 and 12s. (Information emailed to registered students on August 13. Contact the school if you did not receive this email at bowness@cbe.ab.ca.)

  • Grade 10 - 9:30 to 11:30 am.
  • Grade 11 and 12 - 12:30 to 2:00 pm.

First Day of Classes

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

Thursday, September 1, 2022

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 | 12:30 - 3:30 PM

  • No buses in the morning for Grade 11s and 12s - Students enter the school at 12:30 pm (see update on website August 28)
  • Buses will pick students up at 3:30 pm

Friday, September 2, 2022

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.

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. View our school calendar for upcoming events.

For system calendars, please visit: http://www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/calendars


Food Service typically does not start at the beginning of a new semester. We hope to have light lunch service on Friday, September 9 and will post information 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. Printed 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 have been contacted by the Calgary Board of Education. Please contact us if you have any questions. Once the routes and times are known, we will share this information.

Busing will begin on Thursday, September 1 (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 2021-2022 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.

Registration Information

All registrations are completed on line. Please visit our How to Register page for all registration details. Our school office opens on Monday, August 22 at 9:00 am for your questions or you can email bowness@cbe.ab.ca throughout the summer.


You will be asked to use SchoolEngage (available in your myCBE account) to complete forms such as Demorgraphic Verification, Annual Authorization and Citizenship Information Update.

The Student Health Plan and Student Health Emergency Response Protocol are not yet available online. If your student has a medical condition that the school should be aware of or one that may impact their learning, please fill out the form(s) below, print them and have your student return them to the main office in the first few days of school. It is important that the school have the most current medical information so we ask that this be completely annually.

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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 2022-23 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

​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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