​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. 

Back to School Information

First Day of Classes - Staggered Entry

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

We are beginning our school year by limiting the number of students entering the
school over the first three days. 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
Because of busing, staggered entry days are full day.

Tues. September 1st Grade 1
Wed. September 2nd M/W Kinder (Sra. Castro), Grade 2/3
Thurs. September 3rd T/Th Kindergarten (Sra. Castro & Sra. Paisley)
Grade 4/5
Fri. September 4th All students attend: Gr. 1-5 and M/W Kinder

Designated entrances & exits:
All students will have assigned doors for entry and exit and directed movement in
the building.
o Grade 1 Front Entrance
o Grade 2/3 Compound Doors (gate will be opened)
East Compound Door – Sr. Reyes and Srta. Paula
West Compound Door – Srta. Van Eerden, Sra. Jordan & Sra. Rumel
o Grade 4/5 West Door (Sra. Jodi & Sr. Gossen)
Staff Parking Lot Door (Sra. Jackie & Srta. Kelsie) 

Kindergarten

Wed. September 2nd M/W Kinder (Sra. Castro)

Thurs. September 3rd T/Th Kindergarten (Sra. Castro & Sra. Paisley)

Meeting spot: South field by kindergarten doors.

School Start and End Times

Kindergarten

Students attend full days on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday and alternating Fridays (see kindergarten calendar).

  • 9:05 AM - 3:40 PM

Fridays

Please refer to Calendar for proper scheduling.

  • Alternate Fridays for M/W or T/Th Classes | 9:05 AM - 1:25 PM 

Grades 1 - 5

  • 9:05 AM - 3:40 PM 
  • Lunch: 45 minutes (staggered schedule) 

Fridays

Please refer to Calendar for proper scheduling.

  • 9:05 AM - 1:25 PM

Kindergarten 

Learn more about our Kindergarten Program including: 

  • What is Kindergarten all about
  • Key components
  • A typical kinder day
  • How classes are organized
  • What should my child know before coming to Kindergarten?
  • And so much more

What You Need to Know | Kindergarten - Grade 5

Click on the following links for more detailed information:

  • Contact Us
    Bell times, Office hours and Contact Information
  • Our Staff
    Learn who our Kindergarten Team, Principal, Assistant Principal, Administrative Assistant and Library Assistant are
  • Student Absences
    If your child is going to be late or absent from school due to illness, medical/dental appointments and/or even a family holiday, please let us know by contacting our student absence line and leave us a message. 
  • Security
    All Visitors & Volunteers Must Check In

What Does My Child Bring?

Please do not send individual school supplies with your child. We will provide all the school supplies your child will need for learning.

Your child will need to bring  items to school on the first day of classes, click on the link below to see the full list.

Personal Supplies from Home
Students will require the following items from home:
- Drawstring / reusable bag for indoor shoes (label all bags and shoes)
- Full-size backpack
- Lunch kit and water bottle – taken home each day for cleaning
- Two healthy snacks (nut free)
- Personal size hand sanitizer for lunch kit and desk (sanitize between donning
and removing masks)
- Small Ziploc bag with your child’s name where they can store their mask during
mask breaks
- Indoor shoes (appropriate for PE activities and can put on themselves)
- Appropriate outdoor clothing for daily PE and outdoor learning activities. 

Communication

  • Contact Details
    Information that you provide us with at the time of your child’s registration is the contact information that we have in our system. It is extremely important for us to ensure we have your most current and accurate contact details on file as this is what allows us to communicate with you efficiently on your child’s behalf.  If your child is on the bus and being picked up by daycare it is important we have this information in our system together with the contact information for the daycare.  
  • Communicating Concerns
    We encourage parents to communicate with teachers via email for common, school related issues and inquiries. 
  • Important! | Subscribe to Stay Informed!
    To receive emails and regular communications from the CBE and our school (SchoolMessenger), you will need to subscribe online.
  • SchoolMessenger
    Often our school will send out communications and/or notices to families via email through SchoolMessenger. Communications will include reminders, updates, newsletters and/or school notifications.  Don't forget, you need to subscribe to receive messages from the school.

Get Involved at Our School

  • School Council
    We have an open invitation for parents to attend our monthly meetings.
  • School Enrichment Society (Parent Society) 
    Eugene Coste’s Enrichment Society is the collective effort of parents who help organize and host our school’s special events and fundraising efforts.
  • Volunteering - ON HOLD (COVID-19)
    We love to have volunteers help us in the school, classroom, on field trips and other projects! We usually start our Volunteer program in October. Learn how to become a volunteer today! 

Busing & Transportation

  • Can I Register My Child for the Bus?
    All students living within the designated communities for Eugene Coste School are eligible for busing and transportation services.
  • MyBusStop App
    CBE Transportation is pleased to announce a new bus route monitoring app called MyBusStop for all Southland Transportation routes.
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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.​​​​​​​

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.​

​Yellow School Bus Tra​nsportation

Yellow school bus routes for the 2020-21 school year are created over the summer and based on the addresses submitted before the pre-registration deadline in May. While CBE Transportation continues to accept pre-registrations, these will not be considered until route changes are done after Thanksgiving.

COVID-19 Chan​ges

  • Riding the Bus Flowchart and Checklist
  • Only registered students have bus route and stop information provided through MyCBE / PowerSchool; this is to control the number of students accessing a bus in order to support maintaining healthy distances
  • Only registered students should use transportation services
  • Students are assigned to one stop based on their primary home address for general transportation; alternate stops will not be available
  • Students will be assigned a seat by the driver; students must adhere to the seating plan
  • Students must complete the AHS health assessment every morning before leaving for the bus stop. Students or family members with COVID-19 symptoms must stay home.
  • Masks are mandatory for students K-12, including on school buses
  • All service providers will follow Alberta Education and Alberta Health COVID-19 guidelines
Please visit our Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions page, Transportation Section for more information.​

More information about 2020-21 transportation service levels and proposed fees are posted on the CBE website.

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

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.​​​​​

A new daily COVID-19 symptoms checklist for children under 18 goes into effect on Monday, November 2. Please make sure to review the new checklist to determine if your child is able to go to school and if you need a COVID-19 test https://t.co/8bPGQxIDHl #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/GMtFtxKXPj

There are no classes for students on Friday, Oct 30 because it is a system-wide non-instructional day. Make sure you follow all public health measures to have a safe and spooky weekend! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Jm5e7ksp2b

Congratulations to #WeAreCBE teacher Caitlin Gallichan-Lowe for being named one of Calgary's Top 40 under 40! https://t.co/BqTQy41npK

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting starts at noon at the Ed Centre. We invite you to stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fNgoJ #yycbe https://t.co/oq5v5MuHzE

Do you know what to do when your child isn’t feeling well? We have pulled together resources from government and AHS to help #WeAreCBE families understand what they are required to do and when their child may return to school https://t.co/hmX7kjjwrH #yycbe https://t.co/BJ5Nl3GPqA