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 Calgary Board of Education continues to plan for the health measures that may be in place for the next school year. More details will be shared with families before the first day of classes.

Find the latest information on the CBE website and the Alberta Government website.​

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First Day of Classes 

Our first day of classes is Sept. 1, 2021 and the school office is open to parents on August 27, 30, and 31, 2021 from 8:30 - 3:00.

School Start & End Times

Kindergarten (Monday & Wednesday & Marked Fridays)

  • Monday & Wednesday: 8:20 - 3:16
  • Friday: 8:20 - 12:05

Kindergarten (Tuesday & Thursday & Marked Fridays)

  • Tuesday & Thursday: 8:20 - 3:16
  • Friday:  8:20 - 12:05

Grades 1 - 4

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:20 - 3:16
  • Friday: 8:20 - 12:05     
  • Lunch: 11:30 - 12:24 (staggered)

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. View our school's Calendar for upcoming events and dates.  

Noon Supervision 

Kindergarten to Grade 4 students staying for lunch will be required to pay noon supervision fees. These fees cover adult supervision during the lunch hour -- while they are eating lunch inside the school and while they are playing outside at lunch recess.

For more information visit our Noon Supervision page.

Assigned Teachers  

Teachers will be emailing parents on Aug. 30 and 31, 2021 to introduce themselves as the students’ homeroom teacher. At this time, parents are requested to provide transportation, legal, and medical information to teachers, as the safety and health of all students is our priority. We want to ensure that on the first day of school, the teacher and school is aware of all important student information.

Kindergarten  

Kindergarten classes begin on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2021. Please meet your teacher at the back (south) compound.

Registration Information

Currently, Highwood School conducts a lottery for acceptance into kindergarten and grade one. As such, there are wait lists for these grades. For acceptance into Grades 2-4, students are required to complete a test to ensure that they are
reading, writing, speaking, and comprehending Mandarin at grade level expectations. Acceptance into these grades is also dependent on space availability.

Please visit our How to Register page for registration details and forms.

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​​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 lunch 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.​

​​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 2021-22 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 2021-22 transportation service levels and proposed fees are posted on the CBE website.

Your bus stop location and time will be available in your MyCBE / PowerSchool account by mid-August.

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

Learn more about transportation on the CBE website.

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.​​​​​

An email has been sent to CBE families with updates on positive case and outbreak notifications, transitioning classes online and at-home rapid testing for K-6 students https://t.co/y9akUtYR0F #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/4h1xtQ3ciO

RT @Indigenous_cbe: Ayy, Siyissgass, Îsnyess, Hiy Hiy, Marsee, Thank you #WeAreCBE for making the 1st system wide Indigenous Education PL Day a success 💛❤️🖤🤍. Can't wait for next year and all the learning that will happen in between. #CBEIndigenousEd https://t.co/zkyrNror25

RT @yyCBEdu: Monday, Oct. 18 is a system-wide non-instructional day so there are no classes for students. It is also municipal election day – don’t forget to vote! Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures #WeAreCBE https://t.co/isScnELKOp

Monday, Oct. 18 is a system-wide non-instructional day so there are no classes for students. It is also municipal election day – don’t forget to vote! Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures #WeAreCBE https://t.co/isScnELKOp

RT @UsihChristopher: Looking forward to our system-wide PL Day on Indigenous Ed (Oct 18). #WeAreCBE staff will engage in learning to build our knowledge &understanding. Thank-you to Elders and Knowledge Keepers for their wisdom &guidance as we work together to improve outcomes for Indigenous students