​Important Dates

We are a modified calendar school. However, due to the ongoing health risk of COVID-19, the CBE has made the decision to move all modified calendar schools and programs to the traditional calendar for 2020-21. 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. 

Back to School Information

First Day of Classes

Our first day of classes is Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 and the school office is open to parents on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.

School Start and End Times

Our bell times are:

Monday – Thursday
8:25 AM - 12:24 Periods 1 - 4

12:24 PM - 1:12 PM LUNCH
1:12 PM - 3:08 PM Periods 5 - 6
Friday
8:25 AM - 12:15 PM

Staggered Entry Plan

This is for all students during the first week (September 1-4) of school. We are beginning our school year this way to limit the number of students entering the school. The purpose of the plan is: 

  • To ease the transition of students into school, 
  • To spend time with smaller groups familiarizing them with our health measures, 
  • To facilitate physical distancing while teaching the protocols of our health measures, 
  • 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. 
  • While outside waiting for entry, students, parents, and families must adhere to social distancing. 
  • Parents/guardians are encouraged to stay in their vehicles if possible. 

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

Tuesday, September 1

  • Students in Grade 6 and all PLP students will attend from 8:25 AM – 3:08 PM (lunch 12:24 – 1:12 PM) 

Wednesday, September 2 

  • Students in Grade 7 and all PLP students will attend from 8:25 AM – 3:08 PM (lunch 12:24 – 1:12 PM) 

Thursday, September 3

  • Students in Grade 8 and all LEAD students will attend from 8:25 AM – 3:08 PM (lunch 12:24 – 1:12 PM) 

Friday, September 4 

  • Students in Grade 9 and all LEAD students will attend from 8:25 AM – 12:15 PM (nutrition break from 10:00 - 10:15 AM) 

Tuesday, September 8

ALL students attend from 8:25 AM – 3:08 PM (lunch 12:24 – 1:12 PM)*** 

On these days, doors to the school will not open until 8:20 AM. If you are dropping children off early, please remind them that they need to social distance from their peers. Students will also be required to wear a mask on their specific re-entry day. Please send your child to school with a mask. If you do not have one, a disposable mask will be provided. All students will be provided with two (2) reusable masks by Alberta Education, but they have not arrived at the school yet and there is no guarantee that they will arrive in time to be distributed to students on their specific re-entry day. All students need to bring is a snack/lunch on this day. Breakfast program and the cafeteria will not be available until September 8, 2020 at the earliest. 

Microwaves

Microwaves are not available for student use. Please do not send your child with food that needs to be heated and/or re-heated.

School Supply Lists

School supplies are provided to students at this point. There may be times throughout the year in which students are asked to bring in some supplies. The supplies students do need to bring are: backpack, appropriate gym wear and shoes, and appropriate clothing for the weather.

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the Modified school calendar. View our school's Calendar for upcoming events and dates.

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

Noon Supervision

Lunchroom supervision is provided for Grade 6 students who remain at the school for lunch. Parents need to identify whether their child is staying for lunch or going home. Grade 6 students must remain in the lunchroom 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. They are expected to return to classes on time after lunch.

Our cafeteria will open on August 19. 

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 for registration.

Calgary Transit

Students at Ernest Morrow School will use Calgary Transit to get to school. The transit routes are direct and all rides are less than 10 minutes to get to school. Calgary Transit works closely with the Calgary Board of Education to ensure a successful ride is experienced by all students. If parents have any questions, please visit the Calgary Board of Education website or call Calgary Transit. 

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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 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.​

​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.​​​​​

In honour of MMIWG, our indigenous team created this video. https://t.co/0CjRHTvqjw

Wednesday May 5 is also Hats on for Mental Health day. Wear an interesting hat to school or in your Google Classroom. https://t.co/9fYdpo4olo

Gr 7-9 will be learning online April 19-30. Remember Student Progress Conferences Apr 22 1-8 & Apr 23 10-2. https://t.co/yrhts2DrQH

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