​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 Alberta Government announced on July 21 that schools will be in Scenario 1 as of Sept. 1, 2020.  

The CBE's 2020-21 re-entry plan is subject to change as more information becomes available from the province. We will continue to update schools with more details during the next school year.​​

You can find the COVID Self-Assessment Tool​ (daily checklist) in the Government Resources section on the CBE website. 

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First Day of Classes

Our first day of classes is Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, and the school office is open to parents on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.

Full school staggered entry will take place on September 1, 2, 3. 

School Start & End Times

Our bell times are:

Monday to Thursday

9:08     Beginning of school day

12:02   End of morning classes for Kindergarten students

Lunch time will be staggered from 11:40 - 1:35

12:57   Beginning of Kindergarten afternoon classes

15 minute recesses will be staggered throughout the day

3:51     Dismissal (Grades 1-6)

Friday

9:08     Beginning of school day

12:02   End of classes for Kindergarten students

1:21     Dismissal (Grades 1-6)

*Note:  a flexible recess/nutrition break is built into the day on early dismissal Thursdays and Fridays

Kindergarten AM hours: 
Monday -Thursday: 9:08 - 12:02 PM, Alternating Fridays 9:08 AM - 12:02 PM

Kindergarten PM hours: 
Monday - Thursday: 12:57 PM – 3:51 PM, Alternating Fridays 9:08 AM - 12:02 PM

School Supplies 

School supplies are provided by Captain John Palliser School. We ask that you provide a water bottle, inside running shoes (with a mesh bag for hanging overnight, see a sample picture in the right hand side panel), and a backpack that will fit a large book. We also ask that you provide healthy lunch and snacks each day.

School Calendar

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

Noon Supervision

All students staying for lunch must complete registration forms and pay for the noon supervision. Drop-in rates are also available for students who usually walk home for lunch and would like to stay for lunch on specific days. 

Assigned Teachers

Classroom assignments will be provided to families on the Friday, September 8, 2020.  You can expect a welcoming email from your child’s teacher, introducing herself/himself and providing other important information such as the room number. 

Kindergarten

Kindergarten classes begin on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. All kindergarten students please meet your teachers in the Discovery Gardens.

The first three days of kindergarten classes we will have a staggered entry as follows:

Staggered entry will occur on:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 1
  • Wednesday, Sept. 2
  • Thursday, Sept. 3

Regular Monday to Thursday hours 9:08AM - 12:02 PM and 12:57 - 3:51PM will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Staggered entry times have been assigned to all kindergarten students. If you do not remember your child's time please call the office at 403-777-6170.

Kindergarten Alternating Fridays

AM classes will attend on the following early dismissal Fridays:

Sept 11, Oct 2, 23, Nov 13, Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 5, 26, Mar 19, April 9, 23, May 7, 28, June 18

PM classes will attend on the following early dismissal Fridays: 

Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 6, 27, Dec 18, Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 5, 26, April 16, 30, May 14, June 11, 25

Registration Information

Please visit our How to Register page for registration details and forms. 

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Do You Have a MyCBE / PowerSchool Parent Account?

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

  • Pay fees or apply for a waiver

  • Register for transportation and noon 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.​​​​​​​

​Yellow School Bus Tra​nsportation

Yellow school bus routes for the 2020-21 school year are created over the summer and based on the addresses submitted before the pre-registration deadline in May. While CBE Transportation continues to accept pre-registrations, these will not be considered until route changes are done after Thanksgiving.

COVID-19 Chan​ges

  • Riding the Bus Flowchart and Checklist
  • Only registered students have bus route and stop information provided through MyCBE / PowerSchool; this is to control the number of students accessing a bus in order to support maintaining healthy distances
  • Only registered students should use transportation services
  • Students are assigned to one stop based on their primary home address for general transportation; alternate stops will not be available
  • Students will be assigned a seat by the driver; students must adhere to the seating plan
  • Students must complete the AHS health assessment every morning before leaving for the bus stop. Students or family members with COVID-19 symptoms must stay home.
  • Masks are mandatory for students K-12, including on school buses
  • All service providers will follow Alberta Education and Alberta Health COVID-19 guidelines
Please visit our Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions page, Transportation Section for more information.​

More information about 2020-21 transportation service levels and proposed fees are posted on the CBE website.

Conditional riders can also register using MyCBE / PowerSchool. Applications will be considered after eligible riders registrations have been processed.​​​​

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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