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.

Planning is underway for what the 2020-21 school year will look like for our students, staff and families. The CBE has created an internal task force with representatives from every service unit to lead the planning for different scenarios. All of our decisions will be guided by the advice of the province’s chief medical officer of health and Alberta Education guidelines. The safety and well being of our students and staff will come first in any decisions we make. More information will be provided to families before the first day of classes on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.

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First Day of Classes 

2020-21 John Ware Calendar

Our first day of classes is Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 and the school office is open to parents on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

  • Students walk, bus, bike, or get dropped off for school.  If you drive your student, please drop them off in the cul-de-sac 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 Tuesday, Sept. 1. All Grade 7's will meet in the gym. Grades 8 & 9 are to find out what homeroom they are in, location of the classroom, and homeroom teacher.  
  • Class lists will be posted on the walls in the foyer as students come in the west entrance. 
  • Students will be asked to make their way to their homerooms at the 8:30 AM bell, or ask for directions of staff members and/or office. 
  • 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.

Agenda/Daytimer (optional)

Geometry set (protractor/compass)

Binders and Dividers (3)

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. 28, 2019 for registration.

School Fee Payment

The CBE now requires all fees to be paid through the MyCBE Student and Parent Portal.  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 4-3777-7930 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 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 after the start of the school year in September and 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:

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.​​​​​

The provincial government has announced that schools will return to classes under Scenario 1. We’re very excited to welcome our students back to school, while keeping everyone as safe as possible on Tuesday Sept 1 #yycbe #WeAreCBE

Applications are being accepted for the Prime Minister's Youth Council (PMYC). Canadian youth, permanent residents and protected persons aged 16-24 years can apply. Deadline: Aug. 17, 2020 Learn more: @leaderstoday #PMYouthCouncil @CdnHeritage

Congratulations to the three #WeAreCBE students awarded a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship medal! The award honours outstanding citizenship, leadership, community service and volunteerism. Way to go!

Congratulations to the four #WeAreCBE students selected by Alberta Education to become members of the Minister’s Youth Council!

Today we sent a year end message to families about our planning for school re-entry this fall. Re-entry survey results and a transportation reminder. Check your email to read it online: #yycbe #WeAreCBE