Good Afternoon Colonel Sanders Families!
The first day of school is tomorrow, Thursday, August 31, 2023! We are all anxiously awaiting your student's arrival. You should have received a SchoolMessenger for your student's classroom teacher.
Please read the important information below.
Our grade level doors will be open each day beginning at 8:55am and will close at 9:05am. If your student is arriving after 9:05am, they will need to enter the school through the main door, proceed to the office to get a welcome slip and then go to their classroom. School begins at 9:10am which means that students are seated within their classrooms ready to learn. If students are entering past 9:05am, they will not be ready to learn by 9:10am. Busing has been arranged for a target arrival time at 8:55am.
Our grade level doors will be open from 8:55am-9:05am, and after this time students will need to enter the building through the main door and get a welcome slip as students will not be ready to learn by 9:10am if they are not in the school at 9:05am.
8:55-9:05 Soft Entry (grade level doors close at 9:05) 9:10 Instruction Begins
12:00-12:40 Lunch and Lunch Recess
Specific schedule to follow (includes recess and three minutes of transition time)
(includes a two minute transition time)
A 15 minute recess break (including 3 minutes of transition time) will be taken either in the morning
or in the afternoon Mondays - Thursdays
Transportation (Yellow Bus)
If you registered for busing, you should have already received transportation information regarding your student's bus letter, stop location, pick up and drop off times. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early and wait with your student (do not leave them unattended). At the end of the day, please also arrive about 5 minutes early and wait for the bus to arrive. The bus does not need to wait for you to arrive, students in grade 1 and up are let off at their bus stop. If you have not yet received information, please access your MyCBE account and click on transportation.
FIRST Student - Bus App
Please download the FIRST View application for First Student Transportation and sign up for an account using the prompts provided. The district is Calgary Board of Education. You will then receive an email from First Student which will then ask you to confirm your account. You will then log into your account, click the button that says 'Click here to add new student', you will then enter the district code: F6GU. You will then add your student's first and last name into the correct boxes. Then follow the prompts to add your student's bus letter, please see below (this information is also in your student's MyCBE account). Please ensure that you have added three routes: morning (am), afternoon (pm), and Friday pm.
Bus A - 2010
Bus B - 2011
Bus C - 2012
Bus D - 2013
Bus E - 2014
Bus F - 2015
Bus G - 2016
You will now be able to track your student's bus to and from school.
Drop Off and Pick Up - Car
Parents please do not park on Northmount Drive on the side that is closest to the school, this is the bus zone. We need to keep this area clear before and after school for our yellow school buses. There is also a city bus that stops on Northmount Drive. Great places to park your car to walk students to their grade level door are on Terry Road and Thornhill Drive, there are breaks in the fence that enable your student to walk safely to their grade level door without walking across a street.
Beginning on Tuesday, September 5 a staff member will create and monitor a crosswalk on Trafford Drive. Please ensure that you are walking across the street between the pylons. We have created this area to ensure student safety.
Colonel Sanders School is a TLC and as such, students are required to wear a school uniform. The formal uniform is worn on the first learning day of each week. The remaining days students are to wear either the formal or informal uniform.
Thursday, September 1 - Formal Uniform
Friday, September 2 - Informal Uniform (or Formal Uniform)
Tuesday, September 5 - Formal Uniform
Wednesday-Friday - Informal Uniform (or Formal Uniform)
First learning day of each week
Remaining days of the week
Labels on all Items
PLEASE label all your student's items (ex: coat, cardigan, school bag, indoor shoes, water bottle, etc.) with their first and last name. If a name is on the item, we are able to return it to your student. Items without names are placed into our Lost and Found. Emails are sent to families prior to donating all items in the Lost and Found.
All back-to-school forms and Annual Consents will need to be completed and/or updated via your MyCBE account within SchoolEngage. These forms include but are not limited to:
- School Demographics
- Student Health Plan
- Consent to Use,
- Consent to News Media and Outside Groups (Third Party)
Calgary Police Services and Volunteer Alberta has modified the process for attaining an ePIC (volunteer clearance). More information to come.
Fees - Beginning on October 16, 2023
Agenda - Each student will receive an agenda, it is important that you access your MyCBE account and add the agenda to your shopping cart. This will enable you to pay for the agenda that your student will receive.
Noon Supervision - All Colonel Sanders Students stay for lunch, please go into your MyCBE account to register for this service. Noon Supervision will be visible in your MyCBE after October 16, 2023 and can be paid at that time. This can be paid as a lump sum or month at a time. The fee is used to cover the costs of Lunch Supervisors.
Transportation (Yellow Bus) - Colonel Sanders Students who have registered for transportation, this fee will be visible in your MyCBE after October 16, 2023 and can be paid at that time. This can be paid as a lump sum or month at a time.
Field Trips - Once you receive a field trip notice from your student's classroom teacher, you will be able to pay for the fee. These are paid for through MyCBE