​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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Marion Carson's Re-Entry Plan

Please see the Re-entry document here (linked to the right) for specific information on Marion Carson School's re-entry plans.

First Day of Classes 

Our first day of classes is Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 and the school office is open to parents on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.

School Start & End Times

Class Times

AM Kindergarten  (Community English Program) Half Days

  • Monday to Thursday: 9:10 AM – 12:00 PM 
  • Alternating Fridays: 9:10 AM – 1:20 PM 

Kindergarten  (Mandarin Bilingual Program) Alternate Full Days

  • Monday to Thursday: 9:10 AM – 3:50 PM
  • Lunch 11:55 AM – 12:38 PM
  • Alternating Fridays: 9:10 AM – 1:20 PM 

Grades 1-6

Monday to Thursday

  • 9:10 AM – 3:50 PM
  • Staggered recess, lunch and lunch Recess schedule below
GradeRecessLunchLunch Recess
Grade One1:30-1:45pm 11:30-11:55am 11:55am-12:13pm 
Grade Two1:45-2:00pm 11:45am-12:10pm12:10-12:28pm
Grade Three2:00-2:15pm12:00-12:25pm 12:25-12:43pm
Grade Four10:15-10:30am12:15-12:40pm 12:40-12:58pm
Grade Five10:30-10:45am12:15-12:40pm12:40-12:58pm
Grade Six10:30-10:45am12:15-12:40pm12:40-12:58pm


  • 9:10 AM – 1:20 PM
  • Nutrition Break
    Grades K-2  10:59 – 11:24 AM
    Grades 3-6   11:29  – 11:54 AM

Staggered Entry (September 1st and 2nd only) and Soft Entry Starting on September 3rd onward

Staggered entry days are full days for Grades 1-6. Kindergarten will continue to follow the staggered entry plan that has already been established. On Thursday, September 3, 2020 regular attendance will resume for all students with a soft entry starting at 8:55am where students go directly to their classrooms.





Tuesday, September 1

Grade 1-6

Students meet their teachers at the following locations:

Grade 1- Marion's Meadow 
Grade 2- Field by the bike rack 
Grade 3- Sandbox (SW field) 
Grade 4-SE field 
Grade 5- Directly to portable 
Grade 6- Basketball Court 

Last name starts with A- L


Tuesday, September 1

Regular AM Kindergarten

Kindergarten- hand to hand: west entrance/butterfly garden

Surnames A-L: 9:10-10:10 am

Surnames M-Z:10:30-11:30 am

Tuesday, September 1

Mandarin Bilingual Full Day Kindergarten (Group B only)

(*reminder that there is no mid-day bussing this year)

Kindergarten- hand to hand: west entrance/butterfly garden

Surnames A-L:9:10-11:55 am

Surnames M-Z:1:00-3:45 pm

Wednesday, September 2

Grade 1-6

Grade 1- Marion's Meadow  
Grade 2- Field by the bike rack  
Grade 3- Sandbox (SW field)  
Grade 4-SE field  
Grade 5- Directly to portable  
Grade 6- Basketball Court 

Last name starts with M-Z


Wednesday, September 2

Regular AM Kindergarten class

Kindergarten- hand to hand: west entrance/butterfly garden

Surnames M-Z: 9:10-10:10 am

Surnames A-L:10:30-11:30 am

Wednesday, September 2

Mandarin Bilingual Full Day Kindergarten (Group A only)

(*reminder that there is no mid-day bussing this year)

Kindergarten- hand to hand: west entrance/butterfly garden

Surnames: A-L: 9:10-11:55 am

Surnames M-Z:1:00-3:45 pm

Thursday, September 3

All grades including regular kindergarten, Mandarin (Group B) kindergarten and grades 1-6

Soft entry starting at 8:55am, students go directly to their classrooms

Regular hours

Regular Kindergarten 


Mandarin kindergarten & grades 1-6 


Friday, September 4All grades including Mandarin kindergarten (Group A) and grades 1-6 but NO regular kindergarten

Soft entry starting at 8:55am, students go directly to their classrooms
Early Dismissal hours 

 ***View Our School's Calendar for kindergarten alternating Fridays and other important upcoming events and dates.*** 

 We are limiting the number of adults in the building so are asking you to:

  • Teach and model for your child, social distancing outside on the compound,
  • Let your child know that parents and caregivers cannot come into the school,
  • Plan to meet your child at a set meeting location away from the door at the end of the day, 
  • Supervise your own children on the compound if needed as we are not providing regular supervision on those 2 staggered entry days, however, we are asking parents to not stay once they have dropped off their child to their teacher so that we can limit the amount of people that students and staff are exposed to, as well as provide everyone with more space to physically distance.
  • Ring the buzzer at the front door if you need to drop off medication or have an emergency. A member of support staff or office staff will help with your requests.

Do not park in our parking lot or in the bus zone. The ‘Kiss and Go’ zone is available for quick drop off only, no parking allowed. 

Soft Entry Starting on September 3rd and onward 

Soft entry is when students enter the building starting at 8:55 a.m. and go right to their classroom. This allows
us to limit and regulate the number of children coming in at a time.

School Supply Lists  

School supplies are distributed by teachers on the week of Sept. 1, 2020. Other supplies needed from home will be:

  • Back pack that will hold a lunch and agenda or for kindergarten a snack and a folder
  • Good runners / sneakers for indoor shoes that will not mark the floor

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. View Our School's Calendar for upcoming events and dates.  

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

Noon Supervision 

For more information visit our Noon Supervision page.

Class Lists

Class lists were developed at the end of June, however, due to HUB Learning, we may need to adjust these lists. Please be aware that class lists may be adjusted once we have confirmed numbers of students attending.

Before and After School

Before and after school, school staff will be assigned to supervise areas outside school entrances. This supervision will help support physical distancing and is part of our district’s COVID-19 Re-entry Strategy. With this in mind, schools will not be assigning staff to supervise playground equipment before or after school. To support student safety and to decrease the mixing of cohort groups, this equipment will be off limits to students during these times.

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on Aug. 27 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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