Important Dates

We follow the CBE modified 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.

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First Day of Classes 

Our first day of classes is Tuesday, August 17, 2021 and the school office is open to parents on Thursday, August 12, 2021  from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.       

School Start & End Times

Our bell times are:

Full Day Kindergarten-Grade 6: 

Monday to Thursday 

8:30 AM -12:00 PM and 12:50 PM - 3:25 PM

Friday Hours

*Early Dismissal

8:30 AM -11:45 AM

Kindergarten 

Kindergarten will be a full day program at Douglas Harkness for the 2021-22 school year and will follow the same times listed above.

School Calendar 

We are a school that follows the modified calendar. View our school's Calendar for upcoming events and dates.  

Noon Supervision 

For more information visit our Noon Supervision page.

School Supplies

School supplies are provided by your child's classroom teacher on the first day of school. Please send your child to school each day with a backpack, a lunch kit and lunch, indoor shoes appropriate for gym class, and a refillable, plastic or metal water bottle.


Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on Thursday, August 12, 2021 for registration.

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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 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 / PowerSchool account by mid-August.

Conditional riders can also register using MyCBE / PowerSchool. 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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