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 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.​

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First Day of Classes 

EMJ's school office will be open to parents on Friday, August 27, 2021 from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. For grades 1 to 6, student's first day of classes is Wednesday, September 1, 2021 with regular school hours from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. 

For students going home for lunch, grades 1 to 3 will break for lunch from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm. Grades 4 to 6 will have their lunch break from 12:15 pm to 12:55 pm. Students who stay at school for lunch will eat with a lunch supervisor in their classroom and then go outside for recess during the above noted times.


Kindergarten will begin with staggered entry on the first two days of school to allow students to meet their teacher and classmates within a smaller group. Students with last names beginning with A to M will attend on September 1st from 8:00 am to 10:45 am. Students with last names beginning with letters N to Z will attend on September 2nd from 8:00 am to 10:45 am. ALL kindergarten students attend on September 3 for regular school hours, from 8:00 am to 10:45 am.

School Start & End Times

Our bell times for the 2021-22 school year are as follows:

For Grades 1-6, school starts at 8:00 am and goes until 2:30 pm, Monday to Thursday.  On Fridays, school starts at 8:00 am and goes until 12:15 pm.  

For kindergarten, school starts at 8:00 am and goes until 10:45 AM, Monday to Friday.

School Supplies

Supplies are provided by the school, so there is no requirement to purchase any additional supplies.  Students are asked to have indoor shoes that they can change into upon arrival (this is especially important during the winter months).

School Calendar

View our school's Calendar for upcoming events and dates.  

Noon Supervision 

For more information visit our Noon Supervision page.

Registration Information

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

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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 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:

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

​​Yellow School Bus Tra​nsportation

Yellow school bus routes for the 2021-22 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 2021-22 transportation service levels and proposed fees are posted on the CBE website.

Your bus stop location and time will be available in your MyCBE / PowerSchool account by mid-August.

Conditional riders can also register using MyCBE / PowerSchool. Applications will be considered after eligible riders registrations have been processed.

Learn more about transportation on the CBE website.

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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