​​​​​Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year

Important Dates

We follow the CBE instructional ​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.​​

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Registration Information

Please visit our How to Register page for all registration details. Please note that the registration process is completed online, but schools can assist with any questions. 

Our school office opens on August 28, 2023 at 9:00am, registration is ongoing online. 

School Calendar

View our calendar page for events and dates. See the CBE website for system calendars.

First Day of Classes

Our first day of class for students is Thursday, August 31, 2023 and the school office is open to returning parents on Monday, August 28, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. 

Kindergarten Staggered Entry

Kindergarten students will begin their school year using a staggered entry allowing students to be grouped in smaller numbers and to become comfortable and familiar with their new school, the kindergarten teachers, and their daily routines. Students are to enter and exit through their regular Kindergarten doors. Please refer to the information below for the times your child will attend.

Thursday, August 31: Staggered Entry (One Day Only)

Students will enter and exit through the main doors on Mahogany Blvd..

  • AM student last name beginning with A – K attend 8:15am – 9:30am  
  • AM student last name beginning with L– Z attend 9:45am – 11:00am
  • PM student last name beginning with A – K attend 11:30pm–12:45pm  
  • PM student last name beginning with L– Z attend 1:00pm – 2:15pm

Friday, September 1-Early Dismissal

No School for all Kindergarten Classes

All Grade 1-5 Students attend - Early Dismissal, pick up at 12:00pm

Monday, September 4
Labour Day – No school for all students.

Tuesday, September 5
This will be a regular day for all kindergarten students and will follow the regular schedule of AM/PM

All Students Grade K-5 attend

Friday, September 8

Kindergarten AM Classes ONLY attend (Please see our school calendar for the alternating Kindergarten Friday Schedule)

School Start & End Times

Grades 1-4

Monday - ThursdayFriday
7:45 AM First Entry Bell
8:00 AM Entry Bell and Instruction 
Natural Recess Break 
11:50 AM-12:28 PM Lunch
2:30 PM Dismissal
7:45 AM First Entry Bell 
8:00 AM Entry Bell and Instruction
Natural Recess Break 
12:00 PM Dismissal


Monday - ThursdayFriday
7:45 AM First Entry Bell 
8:00 AM-Morning Kindergarten Entry Bell and Instruction 
10:50 AM Dismissal

11:40 PM-Afternoon Kindergarten Entry Bell and Instruction
2:30 PM Dismissal
7:45 AM First Entry Bell 
8:00 AM  Entry Bell and Instruction                    
Natural Recess Break
12:00 PM Dismissal  

School Supplies 

Basic school supplies for all Mahogany students will be supplied (pencils, notebooks, scissors, glue, etc.). Student supplies are purchased by the school and provided as part of your school fees. All students will have access to shared supplies in each classroom which are grade appropriate. Classroom teachers may send home lists of optional additional items once school begins in September. Many Backpacks and shoes look alike: please completely label all student items with first and last name. Items you will need to send with your child: 

  • A backpack large enough to hold a large library book 
  • Indoor shoes (these will stay at school)  
    • Before and After School Students will require an additional indoor pair
  • Water bottle (with a flip straw)
  • Lunch bag (Grade 1-5) /snack bag (Kindergarten)

School Hug n' Go and Staff Parking Lot

Please note that the parking lot is not available for visitor/volunteer/parent parking. For safety reasons, DO NOT use the staff parking lot to drop-off or pick-up children. The parking lot is only accessible to CBE employees as staff members pay for the privilege of accessing assigned parking, and they arrive at various times throughout the day. 

There are two lanes, one for short term stopping for drop off and one to drive through and/or pass by stopped cars. Please note that all families using the Hug n' Go drive through are asked to be respectful during both drive through and stopping. This is NOT an area for long time parking. Parking for student drop off and pick up will be available before school start and before school dismissal along Mahogany Way SE.

Lunch Supervision 

Mahogany School offers a four-day (Monday – Thursday) noon supervision program for students in Grades 1-4 from 11:50am-12:28pm. Students bring their own lunches and are supervised both while they eat lunch and while they play outside. No microwave or hot water services are available. Registration and fee payment for this program is required. Noon Supervision begins on the first day of school. 

Registrations are submitted online using MyCBE.

Assigned Teachers 

Grade 1-5 students, your child's teacher will contact you on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. At this time, teachers will also share more specific information about their assigned morning meeting spot where they will meet their teacher on the first day of school. Please be patient when waiting for their email. We will have a flexible entry for all students in grades 1-5 next year and they will be able to use any entrance door beginning at 7:45am each day. Kindergarten will have a designated entrance door, the main office entrance, and will meet their teachers outside on the front entrance way on the first day of school. Kindergarten teachers will contact you on Friday, September 1, 2023.

Registration and Forms

All registration is done online through SchoolEngage. Any additional forms not available in SchoolEngage can be found here


Registration for volunteering in the classroom/field trips must be done at the school office, please bring two pieces of Government I.D. (1 must be picture ID) All volunteers are required to have a CBE Police Clearance.

Further Information

We look forward to a great year ahead. If you have any questions that we haven’t addressed here, please contact us at mahogany@cbe.ab.ca.

The office will be open as of August 28, 2022 at 9:00am.

Visit the Calgary Board of Education back to school page for more information. 

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​​​​​​Do You Have a MyCBE Account? Have You Added Your Child(ren) To the Account?

Parents / Legal Guardians / Independent Students who have not already done so, must create a MyCBE account and add their child(ren) to the account to:

  • access your child’s program information (e.g., course assessments, daily attendance record, report card)
  • view your child’s learning using Brightspace by D2L
  • pay fees and request waivers
  • register for transportation and lunch ​supervision
  • book parent-teacher conferences
  • submit online school forms (required for 2023-24 school year)

You will need your email address on file at the school as well as your child’s CBE ID, which can be found on the:

  • SchoolEngage student profile, for families that registered their child using SchoolEngage. 
    Note | For a visual guide on how to find the CBE ID within SchoolEngage, refer to SchoolEngage CBE Student ID
  • CBE Report Card, beside the child's name
  • CBE ID card

MyCBE Account

For parents / legal guardians / independent students without a MyCBE account

  1. Sign in at www.cbe.ab.ca/mycbe
  2. Create the account; refer to MyCBE - Creating an Account
  3. Add child(ren); refer to MyCBE - Adding Additional Students

For parents / legal guardians / independent students with a MyCBE account

  1. Sign in at www.cbe.ab.ca/mycbe
  2. Add child(ren); refer to MyCBE - Adding Additional Students

Subscribe to School Messages

Most school messages are sent to parents through SchoolMessenger. It’s a mass communication tool that allows schools to easily and securely send email, phone and text messages to parents / guardians, independent students in a particular grade, class, school or area. Messages are sent to the parent contacts on file at your school.​​

To ensure you receive important information from your child’s school and the Calgary Board of Education, subscribe to school messages.​

​​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 2023-24 school year are created o​ver the summer and based on the addresses submitted before the pre-registration deadline in June. Transportation continues to accept registrations after the deadline; however, students are added to the closest existing stop with available space. Processing times could be up to six weeks at the beginning of the school year due to volume.

More information about 2023-24 transportation service levels and proposed fees are posted on the CBE website.

Your bus stop location and time will be available in your MyCBE account by mid-August.

Conditional riders can also register using MyCBE. Applications will be considered after eligible riders registrations have been processed. Should routes change or if qualified students are added to a route and the bus becomes overcrowded, conditional riders may be removed to accommodate these changes.​

Learn more about transportation on the CBE website.

​Follow CBE on Social Media

Follow the CBE social media platforms to stay up-to-date on system news and announcements.

​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.​​​​​