​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. 

Back to School Information

First Day of Classes

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

* See our Re-Entry Plan under Resources on this page.

School Calendar

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

School Start and End Times

Our bell times are:

Grades 1-6

  • Mon – Thurs Entry Time: 8:00 AM
  • Mon – Thurs Dismissal Time: 2:30 PM
  • Friday Entry Time: 8:00 AM
  • Friday Dismissal Time: 12:05 PM

Kindergarten AM (*Alternating Fridays)

  • Mon – Thurs Entry: 8:00 AM
  • Mon – Thurs Dismissal: 10:46 AM
  • Friday Entry: 8:00 AM
  • Friday Dismissal: 12:05 PM

Kindergarten PM (*Alternating Fridays)

  • Mon – Thurs Entry: 11:44 AM
  • Mon – Thurs Dismissal: 2:30 PM
  • Friday Entry: 8:00 AM
  • Friday Dismissal: 12:05 PM

Lunch and recess hours will be staggered.  More information will be shared by classroom teachers.

Physical Distancing

Welcome to the start of a new school year!  This time of year brings excitement, happiness as well as nerves and anxiety.  This September is particularly unique as we begin a new school year amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.   We are really looking forward to reconnecting with our amazing students and supportive parents!  Since we haven’t seen one another for a while, it might be tough keeping our distance.  Let’s consider ways to maintain physical distancing by using “air high 5’s”, peace or heart shapes with our hands, etc.  Like other years, we are providing the usual information as a friendly reminder to parents and will also be sending more specific details about safety measures we are implementing to ensure the safest possible environment for our students. 

Staggered Entry

School starts on Tuesday, September 1st at 8:00 a.m.     

We are beginning our school year by limiting the number of students entering the school over the first two to three days. The purpose of the plan is:

  • To ease the transition of students into school,
  • To spend time with smaller groups familiarizing them with our health measures,
  • To facilitate physical distancing while teaching the protocols of our health measures.

Because of bussing, staggered entry days are full day.

Staggered Entry

(Kindergarten-Grade 6)

  Tues.,    Sept 1

   Wed.,     Sept 2

   Thurs.,    Sept 3

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Daily Health Checks

Daily health checks are required.  Use the following link to access/download the most current Alberta Health Daily Checklist. Please do not send your child to school if they are exhibiting any of the covid symptoms.  (see Screening Questionnaire on sidebar).

It is necessary that students be assessed using the self-screening form daily before school. The following link will allow you to download the most current Alberta Health daily checklist. Please print a copy of the Self-screening QuestionnaireStudents showing symptoms as described on the Self-screening Questionnaire must remain home.

Once students come in we will take care in showing them lunch/recess & handwashing procedures, hallway flow, talk about distancing measures, mask use, importance of staying within their classroom cohort, etc.  Being able to work with smaller groups of students will help us establish a sense of belonging and comfortable environment as students and teachers engage in learning opportunities that support a gentle return to school. 

Our focus will be on promoting positive mental health, cooperation, kindness, empathy and a love of learning as we navigate this “new normal” way of doing things.  Academic learning will remain as consistent as possible in these uncertain times, as we collectively model flexibility in response to ever-changing parameters.

Class Placement

Teachers will be contacting families via email starting Friday, August 28 to let you know about class placement and where to meet on the first day of staggered entry.  If for some reason you do not hear from us by noon on Monday, August 31, you can give the school a call Monday afternoon.  Please remember that we do not take teacher requests unless you have important information about your child that we did not have when making class lists in June.

Class Reorganization

With the extension of Hub learning and family situations evolving, we will be monitoring enrollment numbers closely in case there is a need to re-organize classes.   In the event that re-organization of a specific grade configuration is necessary, families affected will be informed as early as possible.

School Supplies

We do not provide school supply lists. Supplies are provided by the school.  All students need to bring is a backpack, indoor shoes, a snack and lunch if they will be staying at school over the noon hour.

Busing Students

Bus stops will be assigned by CBE Transportation based on your primary address this year for safety purposes. Parents can only access their route and bus stop information using their PowerSchool Parent Portal.  If your child is taking the bus, please email jinisker@cbe.ab.ca with the bus letter and stop number.


This process is hugely successful in keeping our students safe.  Please adhere to the following: 1 way flow of traffic off 73rd ave. for families using the alley.  (see map on sidebar) 

Registration Information 

Please visit our How to Register page for all registration details and registration 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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