​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.


The Alberta Government announced on July 21 that schools will be in Scenario 1 as of Sept. 1, 2020.  

The CBE's 2020-21 re-entry plan is subject to change as more information becomes available from the province. We will continue to update schools with more details during the next school year.​​

You can find the COVID Self-Assessment Tool​ (daily checklist) in the Government Resources section on the CBE website. 

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First Day of Classes 

Our first day of classes is Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 and the school office is open to parents Thursday, Aug. 27 and Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, 9:30 AM– 2:00 PM. Regular office hours will commence Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 8:00 AM– 3:30 PM.  

All Grades 1 – 4 students will attend school daily beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Welcoming emails from classroom teachers will be sent to each family after 1:00 PM on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 and that is when students will know their assigned classroom teacher will be.  This email will also indicate the dedicated entry door for each child and students are asked to gather at the indicate door for first day entry. All teachers will be outside on the compound greeting students and families beginning at 8:10 AM Sept. 1, 2020. Parents are always welcome inside the school as volunteers with current police clearances but the expectation continues that children will enter school independently and adults will remain outside once the bell rings and students enter the building.  This enables the school to be confident as to who is in the building and the students will continue to be able to move freely and independently around the school to meet their own learning needs.

Kindergarten classes, both AM and PM, will have staggered entry days on Tuesday, Sept. 3 and Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2020, as per a schedule that will be emailed to parents in late August. The first day of regular Kindergarten classes will take place on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 and alternating Friday schedule will begin on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 with the AM Kindergarten students attending. Kindergarten students will not be assigned to a particular teacher until Friday Sept. 4 – families will receive a welcoming email from their assigned Kindergarten teacher on the afternoon of Sept. 4, 2020. Kindergarten is a co-teaching environment where multiple educators work with the students – assigned teachers will be the primary contact educator for parents and hold responsibility for personalizing learning through collaboration for their assigned class list of students. 

Kindergarten

For staggered entry dates, Sept. 1 and 2, 2020, Kindergarten students will enter/exit the school through their regular door, 4W. Thursday, Sept. 3 will be the first regular AM & PM class day and alternating Friday schedule will begin on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 with the AM Kindergarten students attending – families will receive a welcoming email from their assigned Kindergarten teacher on the afternoon of Sept. 4, 2020. Kindergarten is a co-teaching environment where multiple teachers/support staff work with the students – assigned teachers will be the primary contact educator for parents and hold responsibility for personalizing learning through collaboration for their assigned class list of students.

School Start and End Times

Our bell times are:

Monday – Thursday: 

Supervision outside begins 8:05 AM

Entry bell is 8:20 AM

Lunch begins/AM Kindergarten dismisses 11:15 AM

Lunch ends/PM Kindergarten begins   12:10 PM

School Dismisses (PM K – Gr. 4) 3:05 PM

Friday:

(Kindergarten AM/PM classes alternate attendance on Fridays as per the schedule emailed to parents and posted on the website beginning in September)

Supervision outside begins 8:05 AM

Entry bell is 8:20 AM

Early dismissal every Friday is 12:00 PM

School Supplies

All school supplies for students are provided without cost. Students do need to bring a reasonably sized back pack to school each day with room for their lunch and snack, as well as library books and possibly mittens, toques, etc depending on the weather. All students MUST bring indoor shoes from the very first day – preferably comfortable running shoes with Velcro fasteners.

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar.

Dates specific to our school can be found on our school calendar.

Noon Supervision

Eric Harvie School has a fully supervised lunchroom program for students in Grades 1 – 4. Families must register online through their MyCBE/PowerSchool account. Registered students need to bring a nutritious lunch (reasonably sized) they can eat in a 25 – 30 minute period of time. Students eat in their classrooms and then have a whole school playtime outside together. We have a fully staffed Lunchroom Program that establishes expectations and supervise students for the lunch block.

Assigned Teachers

Welcoming emails from classroom teachers will be sent to each family after 1:00 pm on Friday, August 30, 2019 and that is when students will know their assigned classroom teacher will be.  This email will also indicate the dedicated entry door for each child and students are asked to gather at the indicate door for first day entry.

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 noon 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.

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on August 28, 2019 for registration, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM.

Yellow School Bus Transportation

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

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​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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