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 Calgary Board of Education continues to plan for the health measures that may be in place for the next school year. More details will be shared with families before the first day of classes.

Find the latest information on the CBE website and the Alberta Government website.​

Back to School Information

On Wednesday, September 1, 2021 we welcome our students to the 2021-2022 school year at Marshall Springs School. In this handout, you will find the answers to your back to school questions.

The Main office will reopen on Tuesday, August 24 at 9:00am.


First Day of Classes

Teachers will be contacting each of the students in their homerooms to introduce themselves and to let you know where your child(ren) will meet on the first day. If you happen to miss this attempted contact we will also have class lists posted in the main foyer.

Hot Dog Lunch Day

To kick off the start of the new school year, we will be having a beef hot dog lunch on our first day for all of the students and staff. Each student will receive an all beef hot dog, bag of chips and water. Note: There is a vegetarian option available upon request; however we are unable to accommodate other dietary restrictions / allergies. Please send a lunch for your child on this day if they are not able to eat the lunch provided. 

School Start & End Times

Our bell times are Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 3:10pm and Fridays 8:30am – 11:40am.
Lunch times are as follows:
Mon & Tues - 11:30am to 12:10pm
Wed &Thurs - 11:47am to 12:27pm

Meet the Teacher *pending all restrictions are lifted

Parents and Guardians are welcome to come meet the teachers on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 4:30-6:00pm. This is an opportunity to put faces to names and see the school. Parent/teacher conferences will be held later on in the year to discuss the specific learning needs of your child(ren).

Program Overview

Grade 6 

Grade 6 students will receive daily instruction in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Physical Education/Personal Living Skills (Health). Students will also have 6 electives per year (Art, Music, Technology, Drama, Foods and French).

Grade 7

Grade 7 students will receive daily instruction in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Physical Education/Personal Living Skills (Health). Students will have the option of taking half year *Band. The following electives courses are offered quarterly: *Art, *Ceramics, Technology, *Construction, Drama, Fashion, Film Studies, *Foods, French, Photography, and Recreational Leadership (Sports Performance).
 *While the per student fee covers most of the electives cost at Marshall Springs, there is a nominal fee for selected electives.

Grade 8

Grade 8 students will receive daily instruction in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Physical Education/Personal Living Skills (Health). Students will have the option of taking half year *Band as well as the following electives courses which are offered quarterly: *Art, Marketing and Management (Business), *Ceramics, *Construction, Drama, Drama Performance, Fashion, Film Studies, *Foods, Photography, Recreational Leadership (Sports Performance), Technology, and *Wildlife (Outdoor Education).
 *While the per student fee covers most of the electives cost at Marshall Springs, there is a nominal fee for selected electives.  

Grade 9

Grade 9 students will receive daily instruction in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Physical Education/Personal Living Skills (Health). Students will have the option of taking full year *Band as well as the following electives courses which are offered quarterly: *Art, Marketing and Management (Business), *Ceramics, Technology, *Construction, Drama, Drama Performance, Fashion, Film Studies, *Foods, French, Photography and Recreational Leadership (Sports Performance).
 *While the per student fee covers most of the electives cost at Marshall Springs, there is a nominal fee for selected electives.

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. To view our school’s calendar, click here: http://bit.ly/CalendarMSSstudent 
For system calendars, please visit: www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/calendars

Supplies

Locks for student lockers will be provided and assigned to students by their homeroom teachers on the first day of classes. There is a fee to replace locks that go missing. For safety and security reasons, students are not able to bring their own locks from home.

Grade 6 School Supply List - Please ensure that all items are labelled.

The following is a general list of supplies that will be required by grade 6 students at Marshall Springs School. All other supplies will be provided by your child’s homeroom teacher*. Although the school supplies notebooks, pencils, etc are supplied; students are expected to take responsibility for their materials.

  • Backpack 
  • Pencil Case
  • 1 pair of indoor PE shoes (must be athletic shoes with non-marking soles)
  • Athletic change of clothing for participation in Physical Education. Students have the option of purchasing Marshall Springs School tee / shorts from the MSS Clothing Store (more details to follow)
  • Headphones/Earbuds
  • Chromebook (Recommended, not required)

Please ensure that all items are labelled.

*Supplies are based on a shared supply model – however, if you would like your child to have their own supplies, please send the following: glue stick, scissors, pencil sharpener, pencil crayons, highlighter, ultra-fine sharpies, dry erase markers, ruler and a basic calculator. 

Grade 7 – 9 School Supply List - Please ensure that all items are labelled.

The following is a general list of supplies that will be required by all Grade 7, 8 & 9 students at Marshall Springs School. Students are responsible for replacing these items as they are depleted throughout the year.

  • Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Pens (at least two colours)
  • Subject Dividers
  • Writable/Removable Tab dividers
  • College Ruled Composition Book
  • Highlighters (4 colours)
  • Erasers
  • 2 Binders (min. 1.5”, no zipper binders please)
  • White Out
  • Markers (thin)
  • Whiteboard markers
  • Grid paper
  • Lined paper
  • Ruler
  • Geometry set
  • Scientific calculator
  • 1 pair of indoor PE shoes (must be athletic shoes with non-marking soles)
  • Athletic change of clothing for participation in Physical Education
  • Headphones/Earbuds
  • Chromebook (Recommended, not required)

*Supplies are based on a shared supply model – however, if you would like your child to have their own supplies, please send the following: glue stick, scissors, pencil sharpener, pencil crayons, highlighter, ultra-fine sharpies, dry erase markers, ruler and a basic calculator.

Noon Supervision & Cafeteria Information

Our cafeteria will open on Thursday, September 2, 2021 with a regular full service menu. Menu items and prices can be picked up from the office or cafeteria. The cafeteria accepts cash and debit.
Students in Grades 6 who stay for lunch need to register for noon supervision. This must be done via your PowerSchool account and needs to be done within the first week of school.

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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 lunch 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 2021-22 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 2021-22 transportation service levels and proposed fees are posted on the CBE website.

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

Conditional riders can also register using MyCBE / PowerSchool. Applications will be considered after eligible riders registrations have been processed.

Learn more about transportation on the CBE website.

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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