​​​​​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 all EMS students is Thursday, August 31, 2023 and the school office is open to parents/guardians on Monday, August 28, 2023 at 9am.

School Start and End Times

Our bell times are:

Monday – Thursday (8:23 AM - 3:08 PM)

  • Breakfast Program Doors (main entrance) open at 8:00 AM.
Doors Open8:15 AM
Period 18:23 - 9:21 AM
Period 29:23 - 10:19 AM
Nutrition Break10:19 - 10:29 AM
Period 310:29 - 11:25 AM
Period 411:27 AM - 12:23 PM
Lunch12:23 - 1:14 PM
Welcome Back Bell1:09 PM
Period 51:14 - 2:10 PM
Period 62:12 - 3:08 PM
Dismissal3:08 PM

Friday (8:23 AM - 12:15 PM)

  • Breakfast Program Doors (main entrance) open at 8:00 AM.

Doors open8:15 AM
Core Classes/PE/RTI8:23 AM - 12:15 PM

Staggered Entry Plan - Thursday, August 31, 2023

This is for all students during the first day of school. We are beginning our school year this way to limit the number of students entering the school at one time.

Parents/guardians will not be allowed in the school unless they need to register a student at the main office.  If parents/guardians are accompanying student(s) to school, they will need to say goodbyes outside at designated entry doors. 

The purpose of the plan is: 

  • To ease the transition of students into school, 
  • To spend time with smaller groups familiarizing them with school protocols and processes, 
  • To allow each child and accompanying family member to have a successful and memorable “first day of school” drop-off. 
  • Only students are allowed in the building. Parents who are dropping children off will need to say their goodbyes near designated entrance doors. 

Our Staggered Entry Plan for the first day for Grade 6-9 Students is as follows: 

Thursday, August 31, 2023

  • Students in Grade 6/7/Bridges/LEAD/PLP will attend from 8:23 AM – 3:08 PM (lunch 12:23 – 1:14 PM).
  • Students in Grade 8/9 will attend from 1:14 PM - 3:08PM. 
    • Grade 8/9 students will not have access to the building/classrooms until 1:14 PM.

Friday,  September 1, 2023

  • ALL students attend from 8:23 AM – 12:15 PM 

  • Breakfast program doors (main entry) will be open at 8:00 AM. The breakfast program begins Wednesday, September 6

  • All entry doors will be open at 8:15 AM.


Microwaves will be available for student use in the 2023-2024 school year.  

School Supplies

For the 2023-2024 school year, school supplies are provided for Grade 6 students as there is a system fee that will be applied to all Grade 6 students.  Grade 7,8,9 students are responsible to bring their own supplies to school.  This includes but is not limited to:

  • Pens/Pencils
  • Pencil Crayons
  • Paper
  • Binder(s)
  • Calculator (scientific for Grades 7,8,9).

School supply lists will also distributed by teachers the first week of school along with course outlines.

School Calendar

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

Lunch Supervision

Lunchroom supervision is provided for Grade 6 students who remain at the school for lunch.  There is a system Lunch Supervision fee applied to all Grade 6 students in the regular program that stay at EMS for lunch.  Parents need to identify whether their child is staying for lunch or going home. Grade 6 students must remain in the lunchroom/classroom until 12:45 and then they may be outside on school grounds or go to one of the lunchroom offerings.

Grade 7- 9 students are allowed to go off campus for lunch with the expectation they conduct themselves in a manner that represents Ernest Morrow well while out in the community. They are expected to return to classes on time after lunch.

The Ernest Morrow Cafeteria will open Monday, September 11.

Registration Information

Please visit our How to Register page for all registration details. Please note that the registration process is completed online, but schools can assist with any questions. 

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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.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Yellow School Bus Tra​nsportation

Yellow school bus routes for the 2023-24 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 2023-24 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. Should routes change or if qualified students are added to a route and the bus becomes overcrowded, conditional riders may be removed to accommodate these changes.​

Learn more about transportation on the CBE website.

​​Calgary Transit

Some students from our school use Calgary Transit to get to and from school.​

There are different Calgary Transit fares and passes options and purchasing locations. Students must carry proof of fare every time they use Calgary Transit. More information about fares and routes are available on the CBE website or the Calgary Transit website.

Families can access low-income monthly passes through the City of Calgary's Fair Entry Program. This program offers a streamlined application process for City subsidy programs, including reduced rates for transit passes. You can find more information about the program at www.calgary.ca/fairentry.

Calgary Transit has a “Plan a Trip” tool or families can also call 403-262-1000 for assistance with route planning and questions about Calgary Transit operations. Families do not need to register to use Calgary Transit, including school express routes.​

​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.​​​​​