​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 

We will be having staggered entry for our first days of school.

Students with surnames A-M will begin at 8:00 am on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 

Students with surnames N-Z will begin at 8:00 am on Wednesday September 2, 2020

Kindergarten will have scheduled times for re-entry:

  • Tuesday September 1st – 8:30 – 10:30 – AM Kindergarten students with surnames A-M 
  • Tuesday September 1st – 12:00 – 2:00  – PM Kindergarten students with surnames A-M 
  • Wednesday September 2nd – 8:30 – 10:30 – AM Kindergarten students with surnames N-Z 
  • Wednesday September 2nd – 12:00 – 2:00 – PM Kindergarten students with surnames N-Z 

The school office is open to parents starting Monday, August 24, from 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM.  

Calendar 2020-2021

School Start & End Times

Kindergarten

  • AM Class: 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM (Monday to Thursday)
  • PM Class: 11:35 AM - 2:30 PM (Monday to Thursday)
  • Fridays: 8:00 AM - 12:10 PM (no afternoon classes on Friday) 
    • Alternate Fridays for Kindergarten students  
    • AM Kindergarten Classes - Sep 4, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 6, Nov 27, Dec 18, Jan 15, Feb 5, Feb 26, Mar 19, Apr 9, Apr 23, May 7, May 28, Jun 11, Jun 25
    • PM Kindergarten Classes - Sep 11, Oct 2, Oct 23, Nov 13, Dec 11, Jan 8, Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 5, Mar 26, Apr 16, Apr 30, May 14, Jun 4, Jun 18

Grades 1-5

Monday to Thursday 

  • 8:00 AM  – 2:30 PM
  • Lunch: 
  • Division II - 11:10 AM - 11:54 AM
  • Division I - 12:10 PM - 12:54 PM

Fridays 

  • 8:00 AM – 12:10 PM (no afternoon classes on Friday)

School Supply Lists  

We will be providing students with school supplies like pencils, erasers, paper, journals, etc. The only items we do not purchase are pencil case/pencil box, indoor shoes, and backpacks. Please make sure you purchase these items for your child(ren).

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. To view our school’s calendar, click here: CALENDAR 2020-2021  

Noon Supervision 

For more information visit our Noon Supervision page.

Assigned Teachers 

You should receive a phone message from your child’s teacher prior to the first day of school. If we were not able to contact you, please stop by the office to find this information on the first day of school.

Kindergarten 

The first 2 days of school are generally staggered entry days for Kindergarten students and regular classes start Thursday, September 3, 2020.  However, Kindergarten parents will be notified about the first days of school in August after the re-entry plan is established. No busing for Kindergarten students during staggered entry days. 

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on Monday, August 24 at 8:00 AM for registration.

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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.​​​​​​​

​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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