​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 Alberta Government announced on July 21 that schools will be in Scenario 1 as of Sept. 1, 2020.  

The CBE's 2020-21 re-entry plan is subject to change as more information becomes available from the province. We will continue to update schools with more details during the next school year.​​

You can find the COVID Self-Assessment Tool​ (daily checklist) in the Government Resources section on the CBE website. 

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First Day of Classes 

Our first day of classes is September 1, 2020 and the school office is open to parents on Monday, August 24, 2020.

We will have a staggered entry for Kindergarten students on September 1- 4. If a student is new to the school in August, the date for the first day of classes will be communicated at the time of registration.  For more information about staggered entry and when, please review the Kindergarten Information.

School Start & End Times

Our bell times are:

Grades 1-4

Monday - Thursday

  • 8:00 AM - 2:32 PM
  • Recess: each cohort of students will have a 13 minute recess each day that fits with their class schedule.
  • Lunch Schedules:   
    • English Grade 1 & 2: 10:40-11:21
    • French Grades 1-4:  11:25-12:06
    • English Grades 3 & 4: 12:15-12:56 
  •  All grades will eat in their cohorts in classrooms.  Each cohort has a designated space to play in outside and will rotate on specific days to play on the Creative Playground.  Thank you for understanding that our lunch times have to be staggered due to COVID-19 and available lunchroom staff.

Friday
8:00 AM - 12:17 PM

Kindergarten
Monday-Thursday

  • AM Classes: 8:00 - 10:48 AM (2 English classes, 1 French Immersion class)
  • PM Classes: 11:44 AM - 2:32 PM (PM class is only for French Immersion, no English PM class offered)

Friday

  • 8:00 AM -12:17 PM
  • AM and PM Kindergarten classes attend on alternate Fridays

School Calendar

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

For system calendars, please visit: www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/calendars

Noon Supervision 

The school’s Noon Supervision Program is an optional service for which a fee is charged and is open to all students. More information on registering for this program will be emailed to all students currently registered.

For other information visit our Noon Supervision page.

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on Monday August 24, 2020 for registration. 

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 noon 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. 

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​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 2020-21 school year are created over the summer and based on the addresses submitted before the pre-registration deadline in May. While CBE Transportation continues to accept pre-registrations, these will not be considered until route changes are done after Thanksgiving.

COVID-19 Chan​ges

  • Riding the Bus Flowchart and Checklist
  • Only registered students have bus route and stop information provided through MyCBE / PowerSchool; this is to control the number of students accessing a bus in order to support maintaining healthy distances
  • Only registered students should use transportation services
  • Students are assigned to one stop based on their primary home address for general transportation; alternate stops will not be available
  • Students will be assigned a seat by the driver; students must adhere to the seating plan
  • Students must complete the AHS health assessment every morning before leaving for the bus stop. Students or family members with COVID-19 symptoms must stay home.
  • Masks are mandatory for students K-12, including on school buses
  • All service providers will follow Alberta Education and Alberta Health COVID-19 guidelines
Please visit our Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions page, Transportation Section for more information.​

More information about 2020-21 transportation service levels and proposed fees are posted on the CBE website.

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

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.​​​​​

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