​​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.​

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First Day of Classes 

Our first day of classes is September 1, 2022 and the school office is open to parents on August 29, 2022.

Staggered Entry

Thursday, September 1 - Grade 7, PLP and all new students only 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Friday, September 2 – All students 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

School Start & End Times

Monday to Thursday
8:00 - 9:52
9:52 - 9:57
9:57 - 11:54
11:54 - 12:36
12:36 - 2:30
Warning Bell
Core / Explore
Nutrition Break
Core / Explore
Warning Bell
Core / Explore
Friday  (early dismissal day)
8:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:58
9:58 - 10:02
10:02 - 12:00
Warning Bell
Core / Connect
Nutrition Break
Core / Connect

School Supply List

The following school supply list is recommended for purchase by parents for their students:

  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Calculator (Scientific)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Pencil Crayons
  • Highlighter
  • Loose leaf Paper
  • Dividers
  • Backpack or bag for carrying supplies
  • Binder 
  • Felt pens
  • Black fine liner pen
  • Tape
  • Glue sticks
  • 12” or 30 cm metric ruler 
  • Geometry set for math
  • Running shoes for PE classes
  • Dr. Gordon Higgins PE clothing (or a reasonable alternative)

* If you are unable to provide a binder for your student, we will have some standard 2 inch binders available.

School Calendar

We follow the traditional calendar. For a list of upcoming events, view our detailed school calendar page. For system calendars, please visit: www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/calendars.


Students must bring their own lunch. They are encouraged to make it litter free. Students who live within walking distance of the school are strongly encouraged to go home for lunch. All students will be encouraged to go outside. Families are encouraged to discuss with their student whether they want them to leave school property during lunch or to stay on site. When students go outside, they are not under the direct supervision of staff.   

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on August 29, 2022 for registration.

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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 2022-23 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 SchoolEnage 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

​​​​Yellow School Bus Tra​nsportation

Yellow school bus routes for the 2022-23 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 2022-23 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.

Learn more about transportation on the CBE website.

​​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.​​​​​​​

​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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