​​​​​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 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
the building.

  • 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).

  • 9:05 AM - 3:40 PM


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.

  • 9:05 AM - 1:25 PM

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. 
  • Security
    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. 
  • 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 
    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

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.

​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.​​​​​