​​​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.​

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First Day of Classes 

Our first day of classes is Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. Our school office opens Monday, Aug. 29, 2022.


We will be having a staggered entry format on the first day of school: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. There will be no classes for Kindergarten classes on Friday Sept. 2, 2022. During the staggered entry on the first day, kindergarten students will follow the following schedule: 

  • AM Kindergarten Students with last names beginning A – H – 9:00 to 10:00 am
  • AM Kindergarten Students with last names beginning I – Z – 10:30 to 11:30 am
  • PM Kindergarten Students with last names beginning A – H – 1:00 to 2:00 pm
  • PM Kindergarten Students with last names beginning I – Z – 2:30 – 3:30 pm

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 time.

Starting Tuesday September 6, 2022 Kindergarten bell times are:     

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

Friday, September 2 is not an attendance day for kindergarten, but all subsequent Fridays will alternate between AM and PM classes. Our 2022-23 instructional calendar can be found on our website. Click this link for our: Friday Kindergarten schedule.

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 Supplies

Students supplies are provided by the school for children in kindergarten through Grade 6. Families are to provide indoor shoes, backpacks, lunch, and snacks. You may also choose to send your child with a water bottle. 

School Calendar

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

Lunch 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.  Please note that the registration process is completed online, but schools can assist with any questions. 

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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.​​​​​​​

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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.​​​​​

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