​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 Calgary Board of Education continues to plan for the health measures that may be in place for the next school year. More details will be shared with families before the first day of classes.

Find the latest information on the CBE website and the Alberta Government website.​

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First Day of Classes 

Our first day of classes is Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. Our school office opens Friday, Aug. 27, 2021.


We will be having a staggered entry format on the first two days of school: Wednesday, Sept. 1 and Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. During staggered entry, each kindergarten class is divided in half. One half of the class attends on the Wednesday and one half attends on the Thursday during the normal Kindergarten hours. This enables teachers to introduce students to class routines in a smaller group setting and also allows more opportunity to meet parents and get to know the students.  Please contact the school if you are unsure of your child's start date. 

Kindergarten bell times are:     

  • 8:40 AM – 11:30 PM   (morning class)
  • 12:40 PM – 3:30 PM   (afternoon class)

Regular classes start on Tuesday, September 7 for all morning and afternoon kindergarten classes. Friday September 3 is not an attendance day for kindergarten, but all subsequent Fridays will alternate between AM and PM classes. Our 2021-22 instructional calendar and our Friday kindergarten schedule can be found on our website.

School Start & End Times

Our bell times are:

Monday – Thursday: 

  • 8:40 AM. to 12:00 PM (instruction)
  • 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (recess for selected cohorts)
  • 10:15 AM to 10:30 AM (recess for selected cohorts)
  • 12:00 PM to 12:54 PM (lunch)
  • 12:54 PM to 3:30 PM (instruction)


  • 8:40 AM to 12:30 PM 
  • 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (recess for selected cohorts)
  • 10:15 AM to 10:30 AM (recess for selected cohorts)

School Supply Lists

School supplies will be provided to students. Teachers will advise parents of additional items that may be requested. 

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. View our calendar page for events and dates. 

Noon Supervision 

Briar Hill does not have a CBE operated lunch program. Parents may apply for lunch supervision as well as before/after care through the Society of Briar Hill Children’s Programs. Contact: 403 921-7076 or visit the website: http://www.briarhillchildrensprograms.com.  Parents of children in Grades 1-6 who are planning to use the lunch program are asked to register as soon as possible starting in September.

Registration Information

Please visit our how to register page for all registration details and registration forms.

Our school office opens on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 for registration.  

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​​​Do You Have a MyCBE Parent Account?

Parents who have not already done so, must create an account in MyCBE to:

  • Pay fees or apply for a waiver

  • Register for transportation and lunch 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.​

​​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.​​​​​​​

​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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