​​​​​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.​​

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First Day of Classes 

Our first day of classes for Grades 1-6 is Thursday, August 1, 2023 (8:15-3:10)

Our Kindergarten students will be following a staggered first-day entry schedule:

  • Thursday, August 31, 2023: Student surnames A-J (8:15 - 10:50 AM)
  • Friday, September 1, 2023: Student surnames K-Z (8:15 - 10:50 AM)

The school office is open to parents on Monday, August 28, 2023 at 9:00 AM. 

School Start & End Times

Monday to Thursday 8:15 – 10:50 AM
Friday 8:15 - 12:00 PM
Grades 1-6 (2023-24)

Monday - Thursday8:15 - 3:1010:10 ‐ 10:25 AM12:15 - 1:05
Friday 8:15 - 12:0010:40 - 10:50 AM-

School Supplies   

Supplies are purchased by the school. Please ensure your child has a pair of indoor runners, a lunch bag (if you are part of the Lunch Supervision program) and a backpack that is large enough to hold a library book, lunch bag and winter accessories.

Indoor shoes are brought to school the first day of school and left at school. 

Many backpacks and shoes look alike; please label all student possessions.

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the CBE traditional calendar.  

  • View our school's Calendar for upcoming events and dates. 
  • A paper copy (subject to changes through the school year) will come home by September 5
  • CBE System calendars

Lunch Supervision  

In order to eat lunch at school in our lunchroom program, all students must be registered. We do offer a school-based 4-day noon supervision program to our Grades 1-6 students. 

Snacks and lunches should be easy for children to manage. Hot water and microwaves are not accessible for students.

During lunch recess, supervision is provided for students attending the lunch program.  Students who go home for lunch should return no more than 5 minutes prior to their entry time and line up with their class to re-enter school.

Please remember to contact our main office to report a child’s absence/drop-in:

Registration and payment can be done through MyCBE account.

For more specific information as to cost and registration procedures, please see our Lunch Supervision page.

Assigned Teachers  

On Wednesday, August 30, 2023, after 4:00 p.m., homeroom teachers will email families to let them know whose class their child has been assigned to. This email will include:

  • a meeting place outside on the first day of school, Thursday, August 31, 2023
  • please join us at 7:45 AM for a coffee and a muffin at our "Muffin Mixer." This is a great way to meet new families or reconnect after the holidays.

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. 

As mentioned, our school office will open on August 28, 2023.

School Parking Lot & Student Drop-Off

Please note that the parking lot is not available for student drop-off for safety reasons. We ask that you please respect the parking zones and driveway access along 38 Ave S.W. Our parents create our own safety issues by parking too close to crosswalks and double-parking along this congested roadway during drop-off.

As we are a "community school" with no busing, we strongly encourage students to walk or bike/scooter to school. This is much safer for everyone, and offers a great opportunity to be physically active prior to school starting.

Yellow School Bus Transportation

Elbow Park School is a walk-zone only school – we have no yellow school bus transportation.

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Follow school and classroom accounts for highlights of students learning and school news and announcements:

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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.​​​​​​​

​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.​​​​​