Parent Resources

On this page is list of resources that parents and guardians may find helpful.

School Website and MyCBE/Powerschool

Jack James school website is an excellent source of school information such as key-dates, upcoming events, as well as showcasing student work.  To create an account, families need to go to MyCBE/PowerSchool .  You will need to know the email you have on file at our school, as well as your child’s CBE Student ID number and birthdate. You can assess the following through your MyCBE/PowerSchool account:

  • View academic information (schedule, grades and attendance)
  • View learning activities using Brightspace b6 D2L
  • Register for transportation
  • Pay fees and request fee waivers; and
  • Book school conferences 

Community Links

  • Calgary Family Services present Connect© Parenting Group. This group supports parents and caregivers of teens with difficult behavioral and emotional problems. Each week parents will meet in small groups with trained leaders and learn new perspectives on parent/teen relationships and adolescent development. The goal is to help parents see choices that support healthy relationships while setting limits and helping their teen to move forward .
  • Sunrise Community Link Resource Centre (Sunrise) is a grassroots community development agency and resource centre engaged in poverty reduction and community economic capacity building in east Calgary. This includes the communities of Abbeydale, Albert Park/Radisson Heights, Applewood, Dover, Erin Woods, Forest Heights, Forest Lawn, Franklin/Meridian Business Park, Marlborough, Marlborough Park, Mayland Heights, West Dover, Dover Glen, Penbrooke Meadows, Red Carpet, and Southview.
  • My Best Friend’s Closet provides teen aged girls, from low income households, with clothing for school.
  • The Alex provides primary medical care and housing support to our most vulnerable neighbours, tackling tough health and social issues head-on.

Resources for Parents of Students with Exceptional and Special Needs

Students who have been assessed by a psychologist or medical doctor and diagnosed with issues that may interfere with their ability to learn, can access accommodations in their classes and for their exams as per their professional’s recommendations.  These may include extra time for assignments and test to access to assistive technologies. 

These students will also have their learning supported through an Individual Program Plan (IPP).  In September and February parents, students and homeroom teachers are to meet to go through the IPP and any other supports that may be helpful to assist the student. Some helpful websites for parents may include:

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