​​Regular Program at the CBE

Even though most of our schools offer a regular program, no two are quite the same. All schools teach according to Alberta Education’s mandated curriculum, however a school’s focus, optional courses and school activities are as unique as every school.​​​

Program, Focus & Approach


Teachers at Fairview School use Power School to post grades and Google Classroom or D2L (Desire 2 Learn) to post homework and to make assignments available to students. Parents and guardians can log onto Power School at any time to view grades. Teachers will utilize Google Classroom or D2L in various ways to supplement their course (according to the needs of students). These tools are not meant to replace in-class learning, nor are they mandatory to school curriculum. For parents to log onto Google Classroom or D2L, the student username and password will be required.

Parents should encourage the development of good study habits by checking their child’s Google Classroom or D2L every evening. Cheating and plagiarism are serious academic offences and will be dealt with by the classroom teacher or by Fairview administration.

Student Responsibilities

  1. Homework is the responsibility of the student.
  2. Students should ensure that required reading materials are taken home.
  3. Students should allocate a time and place for homework, free from distractions.
  4. Homework should be completed by the student within the assigned time frame and returned to school when due.
  5. When a student misses a class, it is his/her responsibility to inquire about the missed work and complete the work assigned.

Parent Responsibilities

  1. Parents should demonstrate an interest in their children’s homework and monitor their work habits.
  2. Parents should ensure that students have a time and a place for homework, free from distractions.
  3. Parents are urged to attend information evenings and parent conferences in order to become aware of the homework and testing schedules in their children’s courses.
  4. Parents should review their child’s homework. Parents should contact the teacher to discuss their concerns, and ways to help their child.

Teacher Responsibilities

  1. Teachers should assign homework in accordance with the homework policy guidelines.
  2. Teachers must be clear on homework assignments; make sure students have pre-requisite skills; vary and individualize when necessary the types of assignments.
  3. Teachers should provide appropriate feedback based on strengths and areas of improvement.   
  4. Teachers should review homework in class and discuss problems or questions that students may have.
  5. Teachers will contact parents if students are repeatedly not fulfilling their homework responsibilities.
  6. If homework or assignments requires students to go outside of the school or home to use resources, (Calgary Public Library, Museums, etc.) the student does so with parental permission and/or supervision. The school is not responsible for supervising this type of activity after school or on weekends.
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​​Middle Years at the CBE

Middle years learning refers to education offered to students between the ages of 10-15. These years are critical in keeping our students on the path to high school completion and their career futures. Keys for student success include: participating in hands-on, purposeful and relevant learning; creating positive relationships with peers, teachers and other adults; and being actively involved in the community and feeling supported by family, businesses and other organizations that surround them.

Learn more about our students in their middle years, including how their learning will change and how you can support your child, visit the CBE website.​

​​Exploring Career Choices

For Grades 5 to 9 at the CBE, we offer Career & Technology Foundations (CTF). This is an inquiry-based, hands-on program that focuses on essential skills common to occupational areas, and our students personalize their learning based on their interests and passions.​​​

CBE parents/guardians, watch your inbox for a letter from the Minister of Education regarding access to in-person learning. https://t.co/A2tKoYIlih #yycbe https://t.co/y5pO4p5G2h

There are no classes for CBE students on Friday, Nov. 25, because it’s a system-wide non-instructional day. Have a great long weekend! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/dZCQzZ4rJA

Students at @WillowParkCBE worked with artist and author Vivek Shraya to create a short promotional video in connection to Vivek's new book – Revenge of the Racoons. Check it out: https://t.co/Ei06Ulk5tW #WeAreCBE

CBE parents/guardians, watch your inbox for information from the Chief and Senior Medical Officers of Health in Alberta about influenza circulating in the province & measures individuals can take to reduce the spread/lessen the impact in schools https://t.co/hETIuEDknh #yycbe https://t.co/S5AxW9QgXP

RT @elboyacbe: Math and art…a beautiful combination! #wearecbe@yyCBEduhttps://t.co/Ekakdzn9l9

RT @UsihChristopher: So pleased to engage with this inspiring group of young leaders! The 2022-23 Chief Superintendent Student Advisory Council represents high school students across #WeAreCBE. Thanks to staff advisors, school leaders, teachers, and Diversity&Inclusion for empowering student voice! https://t.co/CpbDDbpOxS

RT @AlbertaEd: Participate in an virtual online engagement session to share your views on career education programming for grades 7-12. + Tue, Nov. 22 from 6-8 pm + Tue, Nov. 29 from 6-8 pm + Francophone: Tue, Nov. 29 from 6-8 pm Register at https://t.co/ZSh3XODSRk https://t.co/z16xTIJE2b

RT @YourAlberta: Alberta’s Career Education Task Force is seeking input on grades 7-12 career education programming to build better connections between students and employers. Take the survey or attend an online or in-person session: https://t.co/V2TNm3FZTJ #abed. https://t.co/14scB7YXJh

RT @kinggeorgecbe: Students are celebrating Métis week by engaging in story and art. One of these art pieces will be part of a whole school collective.. stay tuned! #WeAreCBE @Indigenous_cbe https://t.co/F5pbdbnrIP

RT @CDNBlindHockey: Today we had 30 youth who are blind & or partially sighted from the @yyCBEdu take part in our Learn to Skate & Try Blind Hockey Field Trip Day Program. Thank you to @ABBlindSports for partnering together on this program & introducing these new participants to #Blind #Hockey https://t.co/HCo2tdPzmu