​​​​​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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Retake Day: October 17, 2023

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First Day of Classes

August 31, 2023

  • 8:45 AM | Grade 10s Arrive and Remain All Day
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Grade 10s Link Activities and Orientation
  • 12:00 PM | All Grade 10 Music students will meet in the music room before going to food trucks
  • Lunch Break | 12:00 - 12:45 PM | Food Trucks (Bring Money)
  • 12:00 PM | Grade 11/12s Arrive
  • 12:30 PM | Grade 11/12 Music students meet in the music room
  • 12:45 PM | Outdoor / Indoor Bell Rings for all Grades to move to Period 1 class

Mini Schedule for All Grades

  • Period 1 - 12:50-1:27 PM
  • Period 2 - 1:31-2:09 PM
  • Period 3 - 2:13-2:51 PM
  • Period 4 - 2:55-3:33 PM

CT Centre Students

August 31: Students go to cafeteria during designated CTC periods

September 1: First day of regular CTC classes **Reminder No Buses**


ALL LEAD, ACCESS and PLP students will meet for the first day of classes on Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 9:00am and will be attending class for the day.

Timeline for September 1 - 7

Friday, September 1, 2023
(1, 2, 3, 4)

Period 1
8:57 – 9:55 AM
Warrior Connect
9:59 – 10:29 AM
Period 2
10:33 – 11:31 AM
11:31 – 11:57 AM
Period 3
12:01 – 12:59 PM
Period 4
1:03 – 2:01 PM

Tuesday, September 5, 2023
(2, 1, 4, 3)

Period 2
8:57 – 10:18 AM
Period 1
10:22 – 11:43AM
Warrior Connect
11:47 AM– 12:12 PM
(Gr 12 Assembly - Main Gym. Gr 10 & 11 - Warrior Connect)
12:12 – 12:43 PM
Period 4
12:47 – 2:08 PM
Period 3
2:12 – 3:33 PM
All Day
Lifetouch photos for staff and students

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
(1, 2, 3, 4)

Period 1
8:57 – 10:18 AM
Period 2
10:22 – 11:43 AM
11:43 AM – 12:14 PM
Warrior Connect
12:18 – 12:43 PM
(Gr 11 Assembly - Main Gym. Gr 10 & 12 - Warrior Connect)
Period 3
12:47 – 2:08 PM
Period 4
2:12 – 3:33 PM
All Day
Lifetouch photos for staff and students

Thursday, September 7, 2023
(2, 1, 4, 3)

Period 2
8:57 – 10:18 AM
Period 1
10:22 – 11:43 AM
11:43 AM – 12:14 PM
Warrior Connect
12:18 – 12:43 PM
(Gr 10 Assembly - Main Gym. Gr 11 & 12 - Warrior Connect)
Period 4
12:47 – 2:08 PM
Period 3
2:12 – 3:33 PM

Important Events Coming Up

  • August 29-31 – Volleyball Tryouts (Athletic Form)
  • August 31 – Girls Soccer Tryouts
  • August 25-September 4 – Calgary Pride Week
  • September 5 – Indigenous Family Feast
  • September 5, 6 – Lifetouch Photos
  • September 6 – Cross Country Meeting
  • September 6-8 - Textbooks handed out. Did you return your last year textbooks?
  • September 8 - Grade 10 IB Information Session
  • September 12 – Club Day
  • September 13 – Meet the Teacher Evening –In Person
  • September 13 – Grade 10 Information Evening
  • September 14 - AGM HWW Music Parent Meeting
  • September 15 – Terry Fox Run/Walk
  • September 21 – Gr 11&12 IB Parent Info 6:00 PM virtual
  • September 22 – Non Instructional Day – No school
  • September 25 - School Council Meeting - 6:30 PM
  • September 28 - Truth & Reconciliation Assembly
  • September 29 - National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (no school)

Bell Schedule

Our 2023-2024 Bell Schedule is posted on the Contact Us page.

Warrior Connect Homeroom will be scheduled each Friday between period 1 and 2. This will be a vehicle for connection, grade - specific information and support. One Friday a month will be dedicated to Link activities which provide mentorship of the grade 10s by Link Leaders. The focus of Link is to be “safe, informed and connected.”

School Calendar

View our School Calendar for upcoming events and dates. See the CBE website for system calendars.

School Supplies

Please bring your own basic school supplies, such as pens, pencils, and binders with paper. Your teachers will let you know if additional supplies are required.


Students will be issued locker locations and locker combinations by the school through their homeroom.

Timetable Change Requests

Please note: due to space constraints and class size limitations, Grade 10 students may not request option changes.

Course change requests at this time of the year will be limited to the following needs:

  • No pre-requisite for a scheduled course
  • Missing a required core course for diploma/certificate requirements
  • Changes required due to summer school results
  • Change an academic stream (20-1 to 20-2; Physics 30 to Science 30) – please ensure that this change has been discussed with parents
  • “See Guidance” appears on timetable

Note: We are unable to accommodate requests for specific teachers or to place a course in a specific period or semester. Some students may now have their 4 or 5 option choice if one of their preferred options could not be scheduled. Students who meet the above criteria for a course change may complete the Microsoft Form below.

Course Change Request Form

Student Parking

Student Parking at Henry Wise Wood is limited. Students wishing to drive to school and park in the school lot need to apply for a parking pass.

To be considered eligible for a parking pass, students making application must:

  • hold a Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License as of October 6th and
  • have paid their school fees through the Business Office or online by the October 6th application deadline.
  • Parking applications must be submitted in person to the Henry Wise Wood Main Office between September 5, 2023 and October 6, 2023


Textbooks will be available during the first few days of classes. Students will be taken down to the Learning Commons during their classes to pick up text books. Please note that students will require their Student Identification to sign out text books and students that have outstanding fees or books from previous school years may not be able to sign out text books.

Warrior Athletics

We will be running a full complement of Athletic programming for the 2023- 2024 School Year. We encourage you to visit Henry Wise Wood High School’s Athletics webpage to get information about the sports that begin in August and September.

School Photos / ID Cards

This week, we will be welcoming students into Henry Wise Wood to have their pictures taken by Lifetouch. These pictures will be used for their Henry Wise Wood 2023-2024 Identification Card and for the yearbook published at the end of the school year.

  • Grade 11 & 12 - during Passport to Success Day - August 23
  • Grade 10 - during Passport to Success Day - August 24
  • All grades - September 6
  • Retakes - All Grades on October 18


Families will use SchoolEngage (available in your MyCBE account) to complete forms such as Demographic Verification, Annual Authorization, Student Health Plan, Student Health Emergency Response Protocol, and Citizenship Information Update.

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.

Follow Us on Social Media

Follow school and classroom accounts for highlights of students learning and school news and announcements:


Information regarding transportation to and from Henry Wise Wood can be found on the Calgary Transit homepage.

Maps and schedules for Calgary Transit routes serving Henry Wise Wood are found here:

Henry Wise Wood High School Express Bus Routes (Calgary Transit Link)

In order to ride on a Calgary Transit express bus to school and back home, students are required to purchase a regular youth monthly bus pass or a regular bus ticket. See the following link for a few options where to purchase your transit pass or tickets. http://www.calgarytransit.com/fares-passes/where-buy

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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.​​​​​​​

​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.​​​​​