​​​​​Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year

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.​​

Back to School Information

We are excited to welcome students back for the 2023-2024 school year!

The main office will open on August 28, 2023 at 8:00am.

Please review the information and 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.

Student Photos and ID Cards

August 28, 29, 30 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
All Grades, Cafeteria

Lifetouch will be taking students photos and ID cards will be available during these three days only. No other services will be available at this time.

Office Availability and First Day of Classes

The school office is open to parents beginning on August 28, 2023. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00am - 4:00pm, and Fridays from 8:00am - 1:45pm. Registrations are done online at https://cbe.ab.ca/registration...

For the first day of classes, we will have a staggered entry as follows:

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Orientation for Grade 10 students ONLY – 8:40am to 12:30pm

Welcome New Coyotes!! Class of 2026

Your first day will be amazing and will set you up for success during your Centennial High School career. On this day you will:

  • Make many new friends in Grade 10
  • Acquire wisdom from your Grade 11 & 12 Link Crew Leaders
  • Become an expert in “What Every Grade 10 Should Know”
  • Meet your teachers and find your classrooms through a shortened timetable

You need to:

  • Be On Time - 8:40am. Meet outside the Gym.
  • Wear comfortable clothes –you will be actively moving around and may be outside for a portion of the day
  • Do not bring pens, paper, books or backpacks – just bring your comfortably dressed, smiling, glad you are a Coyote self!
  • You will not need school supplies for our afternoon mini-timetable classes

Grade 10, 11 and 12 students – 1:00pm to 3:35pm

All students will follow their student timetable to meet their teachers and start in their Block 1, Period 1 class at 1:00pm.

Mini-Timetable for Thursday, August 31, 2023

Block 1, Period 1   1:00pm to 1:35pm

Block 2, Period 2   1:40pm to 2:15pm

Block 3, Period 3   2:20pm to 2:55pm

Block 4, Period 4   3:00pm to 3:35pm

Course & Timetable Changes

Students can request a course change by filling out the online Request Change Form beginning Sunday, August 20 at 8:00am, and will close Friday, August 25 at 6:00pm You can only access the form once, so please be mindful in your planning and requests. Please click on the link below.

Course changes MAY be granted for the following reasons:

  1. Summer school course completion. If you have passed the course independently elsewhere than the CBE, please provide your official final report card to Guidance. If you attended summer school through CBe-learn, you do not need to provide a final mark to us, but you may have to have the course removed from your timetable.
  2. If you are missing a course (due to timetable conflicts, you may be missing a course)
  3. You need to balance academic demands across semesters
  4. You need to fulfill graduation requirements
  5. You need a particular course to meet post-secondary entrance requirements
  6. Unsuccessful completion of a course (missing a pre-requisite course)
  7. Acceptance into a specialty program (Dual Credit or RAP)
  8. Course additions or blank timetables (for new registrations)

Course Changes WILL NOT be made based on the following:

  1. Switching because of a teacher (teacher timetables are subject to change)
  2. To have certain courses or spares in specific periods
  3. Switching to be with friends

To request a course change, students must follow this link:

Course Change Request Form

  • Counsellors will only contact you if there are questions regarding your schedule
  • Please be patient and check PowerSchool closer to the start of classes

Course change requests will be accommodated based on course requests and availability.

School Start & End Times

Our bell times are 8:40am to 3:35pm (Monday to Thursday)

Our bell times for Fridays is 8:40am to 1:15pm

Please see the timetable on Contact Us.


All students can access their timetable electronically via MyCBE no later than the first day of classes. For bell times, please see timetable on our Contact Us page.

School Supplies

Please bring your own basic school supplies, such as pens, pencils, and binders with paper. Your teachers will let you know if additional supplies are required.

School Calendar

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


Textbooks will be issued to students during the first week of classes under the direction of their teachers. Students will need their ID cards to sign out items.

Student Pictures

Student ID cards, school pictures and yearbook pictures will be taken by Lifetouch Photography on Monday, August 28, Tuesday, August 29 and Wednesday, August 30 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Picture Retake Day is on October 18.

Student Parking Passes

Student Parking Pass Application will be available for purchase within the first two weeks of school on a first come, first served basis. There are only 340 parking stalls. School fees must be paid in full in order to purchase a parking pass. The Parking Pass fee is $40. More information is on the Parking and Drop Off page.

Other Fees

Students may participate in events, activities and/or use materials in specific courses that incur user costs. Course outlines will identify these costs, all of which are based upon recovery costs only. More information on our Fees page.


Please visit our Athletics page for tryouts and football information.

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.​​​​​​​

​Follow CBE on Social Media

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.​​​​​