​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, and the school office is open to parents on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021.

School Start & End Times

Our bell times are:

Monday to Thursday

9:10     Beginning of school day

12:05   End of morning classes for Kindergarten students

12:10 - 12:55 Lunch time

12:56   Beginning of Kindergarten afternoon classes

15 minute recesses will be staggered throughout the day

3:51     Dismissal (Grades 1-6)


9:10     Beginning of school day

12:05   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 Fridays

Kindergarten AM hours: 
Monday -Thursday: 9:10 - 12:05 PM, Alternating Fridays 9:10 AM - 12:05 PM

Kindergarten PM hours: 
Monday - Thursday: 12:56 PM – 3:51 PM, Alternating Fridays 9:10 AM - 12:05 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 through your MyCBE account. 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 Monday, August 30, 2021.  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 classes begin on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. All kindergarten students please meet your teachers in the Discovery Gardens.

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

Staggered entry will occur on:

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

Regular Monday to Thursday hours 9:10 AM - 12:05 PM and 12:56 - 3:51 PM will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

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 3, 10, Oct 1, 22, Nov 5, Dec 3, Jan 7, 21, Feb 4, 25, Mar 18, April 8, 29, May 13, June 3, 17

PM classes will attend on the following early dismissal Fridays: 

Sept 3, 17, Oct 15, 29, Nov 19, Dec 17, Jan 14, 28, Feb 11, Mar 4, April 1, 22, May 6, 27, June 10, 24

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on Tuesday, August 24, 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.​​​​​​​

​​​Yellow School Bus Tra​nsportation

Yellow school bus routes for the 2021-22 school year are created o​ver the summer and based on the addresses submitted before the pre-registration deadline in June. Transportation continues to accept registrations after the deadline; however, students are added to the closest existing stop with available space. Processing times could be up to six weeks at the beginning of the school year due to volume.

More information about 2021-22 transportation service levels and proposed fees are posted on the CBE website.

Your bus stop location and time will be available in your MyCBE account by mid-August.

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

Learn more about transportation on the CBE website.

​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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