First Day of Classes
Our first day of classes is Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023 and the school office is open to parents on Aug. 28, 2023.
Designated entrances & exits:
All students will have assigned doors for entry and exit and directed movement in
- Grade 1 Front Entrance
- Grade 2/3 Compound Doors (gate will be opened)
East Compound Door
West Compound Door
- Grade 4/5 South West Door
Staff Parking Lot Door
Thursday Aug. 31 T/Th Kindergarten
Friday Sept. 1 M/W Kindergarten
Meeting spot: South field by kindergarten doors.
School Start and End Times
Students attend full days on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday and alternating Fridays (see kindergarten calendar).
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: 40 minutes (staggered schedule)
Please refer to Calendar for proper scheduling.
See the CBE website for system calendars.
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 at 403-777-8511 ext. 1 and leave us a message.
All Visitors & Volunteers Must Check Into the main office.
What Does My Child Bring?
Student supplies are provided by the school for children in kindergarten through grade 5.
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:
- Full-size backpack
- Lunch kit and water bottle – taken home each day for cleaning
- Two healthy snacks (nut free)
- enough food for lunch that your child can access without support
-Change of clothes/socks and plastic bag (for our youngest learners)
- Indoor shoes (appropriate for PE activities and can put on themselves)
- Weather appropriate outdoor clothing for outdoor PE and outdoor learning activities.
The school provides supplies for learning; items such as pencils and notebooks do not need to be purchased in advance. We kindly ask that students refrain from bringing personal items to school as these are often lost, misplaced or create disruption. If an item is a supportive tool (i.e. fidget) please discuss this beforehand with your child’s teacher. We also have a supply of fidget items that can be given to a child along with coaching about appropriate use.
- 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.
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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.
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.
Before and After School Care
Child's Play Canada
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.