​​​​Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year

​​​Important Dates

We follow the CBE Unique Setting Calendar. The calendar sets common start and end days, non-instructional days and holidays. For our school’s additional no​n-instructional days, late entries, early dismissal days and events, see our school calendar page.

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Welcome | 2023-2024

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 15, 2023 | First day for Grades 1 - 8 and Kindergarten Class (Tue/Thur/Fri) students
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2023 | First day for Kindergarten Class (Mon/Wed/Fri) students 

Dropping Off Student Equipment

The school's main office is opens on Thursday, August 10, 2023 if families 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. 

School Start & End Times

Emily Follensbee School's regular bell times are:

  • School Days | Monday - Friday (Fridays are full days as we do not have early dismissal)
  • Start Bell | 8:40 am
  • End Bell | 2:25 pm

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 diapers & towel
  • Change of clothing
  • G-tube supplies as requested by the LPNs 
  • Medications in their original containers (Doctor's Orders/Prescriptions must be provided to Home Care Team)
  • Lunch in a “ready to eat” state. Classrooms have fridges and microwaves to support food preparation.
  • Important! All items should be clearly labelled with your child’s first and last name.

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

Medications & Doctor's Orders

All medications administered by the LPNs at school require a doctor's order and/or prescription. Please ask your doctor to fax a copy of the original doctor's order directly to AHS Pediatric Home Care. If a medication and/or prescription is not processed through Pediatric Home Care, the LPNs are unable to administer the medication to your child. This includes:

  • Antibiotics, medicated creams and/or sprays
  • Tylenol, Advil and/or other general pain relievers
  • Pediatric Home Care Office:   t | 403-943-1790     f | 403-943-1932

If your child is not a client of AHS Pediatric Home Care, the school requires a signed Student Health Form on file prior to the administration of medication. All medications and/or pain relievers must be in original packaging with dosage instructions. An EFS staff member, not an LPN, will be responsible for administering any medications and/or general pain relievers.

School Calendar

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

Fees and Waivers

School fees will be charged to families starting in October. Emily Follensbee's school-based fee for the 2023-24 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.

Student Supplies Fee$40This fee supports offsetting the cost of to purchase student supplies.
Music Therapy Fee$85This fee supports offsetting the cost of providing regular music therapy to students.
Specialized Transportation$0There are no fees for 2023-24 Specialized Transportation. Please ensure that you register for busing as soon as possible.
Fieldtrips & Learning ExperiencesTBAFees associated with class/school fieldtrips & other learning experiences will be provided to families prior to the event.

You can find more information on the CBE school fees and waivers page.

Specialized Transportation

Specialized Transportation routes for the 2023-24 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 2023-24 school year.

Parents/Guardians may register for busing using their MyCBE account or a completed 2023-24 Specialized Transportation Registration form may be emailed directly to transportation@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.

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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.​

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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.​​​​​