​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 

2020-21 John Ware Calendar

Staggered Start for 2020

We are beginning our school year by limiting the number of students entering the school over the first three days. The purpose of the plan is: 

  • To ease the transition of students into school,  
  • To spend time with smaller groups familiarizing them with our health measures,  
  • To facilitate physical distancing while teaching the protocols of our health measures. 

Staggered entry days are full day.   

  • Only Grade 7 – Tuesday, Sept 1st  
  • Only Grade 8 – Wednesday, Sept 2nd  
  • Only Grade 9 – Thursday, Sept 3rd  

All grades – half day on Friday, Sept 4th then each day thereafter as scheduled according to our posted calendar.

  • Students walk, bus, bike, or get dropped off for school.  If you drive your student, please drop them off in the cul-de-sac, the Southland Leisure Centre parking lot or on Palliser Drive across our field.  Do NOT use the parking lot for drop off as there is too much pedestrian traffic for this.
  • All students are asked to arrive at school just prior to 8:30 AM on their designated entry day. All students will receive more specific information just prior to their entry day to find out what homeroom they are in, location of the classroom, and homeroom teacher.  
  • Staff will be present in the foyer to help direct students.
  • If you know you will be away or not attending John Ware School, please call the school at 403-777-7930, ext.1 and leave a message. 
  • We traditionally have a team building activity at some point during the day, we encourage students to wear comfortable clothing and footwear (runners) for the activity.

School Start & End Times

Bell Times  for 2020-2021

Monday to Thursday
8:30 - 9:28
9:30 - 10:28
10:28 - 10:31
10:31 - 11:30
11:32 - 12:30
12:30 - 1:10
1:10 - 2:09
2:11 - 3:10
Warning Bell
Period 1
Period 2
Locker Break
Period 3
Period 4

Warning Bell
Period 5
Period 6
End of Day
8:30 - 9:35
9:37 - 10:43
10:45 - 11:50
Welcome Bell
Period 1
Period 2
Period 3
End of Day

School Supply Lists   

The following is a general list of supplies that will be required by all students at John Ware School. Students are responsible for replacing these items as they are depleted throughout the year. Do ensure everything is labelled.

Non-medical masks (2)

Personal hand sanitizer

Geometry set (protractor/compass)

Binders and Dividers (3)

Agenda/Daytimer (optional)

Glue Stick

Calculator recommended TI 30X  yx and (+/–)



Duotangs or Report Covers (some)

Pencil crayons


Pencils - box

Fine Tipped Black Marker

Pencil case

Loose-leaf paper - lined

Pens – several blue or black ink, red


Ruler (metric)

*At John Ware – teachers post course outlines, homework and parent information on our Desire to Learn webpage (D2L) or Google Classroom. All students and parents have access to D2L and Google Classroom. Many students use this as an organizational tool throughout the school year. We have added the agenda as optional if your child feels more comfortable with this method of organizing themselves before they become proficient at D2L.

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. View our school's Calendar page for upcoming events and dates. View our 2020-2021 John Ware School Calendar

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on Aug. 24, 2020 for registration.  Please call first to make arrangements to 403-777-7930 x0

School Fee Payment

The CBE now requires all fees to be paid through MyCBE / PowerSchool.  If logging on for the first time, you will need your student's CBE ID number, which is the same number they use for logging in to our computer network.  There are the links on the portal login page to assist, but if you have difficulties, please contact our main office at 403-777-7930 x0.

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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 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.​

​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.​​​​​​​

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.​​​​​

Friday, Sept 25 is a system-wide non-instructional day. There are no in-person or online classes for students. Students in the hub can still access their course materials but teachers are not available to respond to questions. #WeAreCBE #yycbe https://t.co/sVPT78XTW8

Here is an opportunity for #WeAreCBE student leaders interested in volunteering in the community. Deadline is Sept. 28 https://t.co/6N9qmmrGPi

Congratulations to Henry Wise Wood student Suchir, who got to be Mayor for a Day yesterday #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Fx4f516FqC

Congratulations to F.E. Osborne School. Students raised over $10,700 for their #TerryFoxSchoolRun (surpassing last year’s total of $2,995!) Way to go! #WeAreCBE @feo_eagles_cbe https://t.co/3LbhHboxWY

Many #WeAreCBE schools will be honouring #OrangeShirtDay on Wednesday, Sept. 30 to recognize the resiliency and bravery of residential school survivors https://t.co/jo0zw97DWj