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.

The Calgary Board of Education continues to plan for the health measures that may be in place for the next school year. More details will be shared with families before the first day of classes.

Find the latest information on the CBE website and the Alberta Government website.


Back to School Information

Please review the links below, these will provide useful information and answer any questions you may have about your first day of school, and our day-to-day expectations of students. 

First Day of Classes

Our first day of classes for students will be on:

  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 | First day for Grades 1 - 8 and Kindergarten Class B (Tue/Thur/Fri) students
  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | First day for Kindergarten Class A (Mon/Wed/Fri) students 

Dropping Off Student Equipment

For families who wish to drop of their student's equipment prior to the first day of classes, please contact the school's main office at 403-777-6980 to arrange for a time. The school's office is re-open on Thursday, August 12, 2021.

School Start & End Times

Emily Follensbee School's regular bell times are 8:40 am and 2:25 pm from Monday to Friday.

School Supplies

Parents are requested to provide the school with the following:

  • Box of tissues
  • Diapers (if required) 
  • Diaper wipes (if required) 
  • Bibs (if required)
  • Bathing suit 
  • Swim towel 
  • G-tube supplies as requested by the LPNs 
  • Medications in their original containers 
  • Lunch in a “ready to eat” state. Classrooms have fridges and microwaves to support food preparation.
  • Change of clothing

Important! All supplies should be clearly labelled with your child’s first and last name on them.

Mabel’s Labels

We have an ongoing fundraiser with Mabel’s Labels where families can customize and order labels for their child(ren)’s items, plus free shipping! These labels are durable and washable, and can also be customized for allergies, medical and safety alerts. Emily Follensbee School receives 20% of all campaign sales.

It’s easy to order:

  1. Go to campaigns.mabelslabels.com
  2. Select Emily Follensbee School (Calgary) from the drop list
  3. Pick and customize your labels

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the modified calendarView our School Calendar for school information, upcoming events and dates.

For system calendars, please visit: www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/calendars.

Fees and Waivers

School fees will be charged to families starting in October. Emily Follensbee's school-based fee for the 2021-22 year will be $85 for Music Therapy which is provided to all students on a weekly basis. Online fee payment is the simplest and most convenient way to pay school fees. Parents can use their online MyCBE/PowerSchool 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.

Do You Have a MyCBE / PowerSchool Parent Account?

Parents who have not already done so, must create a parent account in MyCBE/PowerSchool to:

  • Pay fees or apply for a waiver
  • Register for specialized transportation
  • View student progress and report cards

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’s CBE Student ID Number which can be obtained from the school and/or your child's report card. Important! Parents/Guardians must use the contact email that is on file at the school as this is linked directly to your child's account.

Transportation

Specialized Transportation routes for the 2021-22 school year are created over the summer to ensure students have transportation for the first day of school. For families registering late, please be advised that transportation may be delayed as processing times could be up to six weeks at the beginning of the school year due to volume.

There are no fees associated with Specialized Transportation for the 2021-22 school year.

Parents/Guardians may register for busing using their MyCBE/PowerSchool account or a completed 2021-22 Specialized Transportation Registration form may be emailed directly to transportationforms@cbe.ab.ca.

Registration Information

Emily Follensbee School is a referral based program. Students who attend our school are assessed and referred to us by the CBE Inclusive Learning Team. Please contact Lorraine Lower, our Inclusive Learning Specialist, at lolower@cbe.ab.ca for questions about registration at our school.

Further Information

We look forward to a great year ahead. If you have any questions that we haven’t addressed here, please contact the school at 403-777-6980.

For further information visit our CBE back-to-school information page.

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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.​​​​​​​

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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