​​​​​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

Open House 2022 Presentation 

Please see our DGS Frequently asked questions PDF which is linked on the right side of this page under the Resources.


First Day of Classes

Important Information for the First Days of School

The Main Office Re-Opens on Monday August 28, 2023 at 9:00 AM. Classroom and teacher assignments will be finalized and sent to families on Monday August 28, 2023.

  • Bus Service starts on Thursday August 31, 2023 for registered students
  • The first day of classes for Grade 6 students is Thursday August 31. This will be a full day of school for Grade 6 students. No school for students in Grades 7-9.
  • The first day of classes for Grade 7-9 students is Friday September 1. This is a half day of classes for students.  No school for students in Grade 6.
  • All students attend together starting Tuesday September 5.

Soft Entry: Doors are open for students each day at 8:00 AM. Supervision is provided in classrooms. This time is intended for students to settle into their classrooms prior to the start of classes. 

School Start Time: 8:30 AM Monday - Friday

School End Time: 2:55 PM Monday - Thursday, 11:55 AM Friday



  • Grade 6 and 7 students enter through the Main Doors of the school
  • Grade 8 and 9 students enter through the Student Doors to the right of the Main Doors

Closed Campus: Dr. George Stanley School will remain a CLOSED campus at lunchtime. We do NOT permit students to be signed out to go off campus or go to friends' houses for lunch. Students whose parents have given a written request for their student to walk home for lunch every day must leave campus as soon as their lunch hour starts, return no more than 5 minutes before the start of afternoon classes and must sign in and out of the main office daily.  Students will be able to purchase snack items to supplement lunches from the Servery and ordering from Healthy Hunger will be available.

Exploratories: Exploratory courses will begin the week of September 11, 2023. This will allow for final adjustments to student numbers in Grades 7-9.

Extra-curricular Activities: Extra-curricular activities begin with Basketball, Cross-Country and Soccer in September 2023. Please check the website in September for full InterSchool Athletics information.

Cell Phones: We will continue with our “Away for the Day” Cell Phone plan for the 2023-2024 School Year. All students phones will be put away in lockers at 8:30am and will be retrieved at 2:55 pm. If you need to contact your child during the day, please phone the school at 403-817-3556.

School Supplies

  • All supplies are provided for students in K-6.
  • A detailed school supply list for Grades 7-9 was sent home via School Messenger and also found here  
  • All students need personal items such as backpacks, lunch kits, water bottles, sunscreen and bug spray
  • We do not require indoor shoes; we do, however, require the students to wear appropriate footwear for participating in Phys. Ed. and for Construction (i.e.: no slides, crocs, flip-flops, open toe, etc.)    

School Start & End Times

Our bell times for 2023-24 are:

Monday - Thursday

  • Doors Open: 8:00 AM 
  • Warning Music: 8:27 AM
  • Classes Begin: 8:30 AM
  • Dismissal: 2:55 PM

Friday: Early Dismissal

  • Doors Open: 8:00 AM 
  • Warning Music: 8:27 AM
  • Classes Begin: 8:30 AM
  • Dismissal: 11:55 AM (No afternoon classes)

For more information on school hours visit our Contact Us page. 

School Calendar

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

Registration Information

Please visit our How to Register page for 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.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Yellow School Bus Tra​nsportation

Yellow school bus routes for the 2023-24 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 2023-24 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. Should routes change or if qualified students are added to a route and the bus becomes overcrowded, conditional riders may be removed to accommodate these changes.​

Learn more about transportation on the CBE website.

​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.​​​​​