First Day of Classes
For the 2023-24 school year we will have a staggered entry. Our first day of classes is Thursday, August 31, 2023. ONLY Grade 4 and grade 5 students will attend on Thursday, August 31. On Friday, September 1, all students will attend. The school office is open to parents on Aug. 28, from 9AM- 1PM and on Aug. 29 & 30, 2023, from 9 AM - 2 PM each day.
Student homerooms and timetables will be available for viewing on Thursday, August 31. Log into MyCBE account.
School Start & End Times
Our bell times are
Monday to Thursday 8:30 AM – 3:17 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 12:40 PM
It is recommended students arrive at school by 8:20 each morning to allow them the time needed to visit their lockers and get settled. Students who are not seated in class and ready to learn when the second bell rings at 8:30 will be marked absent.
For more information on school hours visit our Contact Us page.
Staggered Entry Plan
- Thursday, August 31: Grade 4 & 5 students ONLY
- Friday, September 1: ALL STUDENTS
On August 31 and September 1, students will take part in homeroom activities, including getting to know their classmates and the building. We will also be running a shortened modified schedule to allow students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the new routines around the school.
On the first day students will also bring home an information package that includes a number of documents that need to be signed and returned to the school, as well as information such as calendars and other school information for you to keep.
Parking and Drop-Off
There is no parking at all in front of the school on McKenzie Town Drive or on the north side of the school on Inverness Park SE.
The front of the school, McKenzie Town Drive SE is marked as follows ◦BUS ZONE (no parking or stopping)
North side of the school, Inverness Park SE is marked as follows ◦NO PARKING – Hug and Go (parents may stop and let their child out)
No drop off or pick up in staff parking lot.
The number of visitors (including parents and caregivers) admitted in to the school will be limited. Please use email and phone calls for communication. Additionally, all fees will be paid online through MyCBE/PowerSchool.
We do not have specific school supply lists.
Grade 4-6 students will be provided school supplies by the school. The following is not provided by the school:
- indoor shoes
- lunch kits
Grade 7-9 students will need basic school supplies to start the year.
- large fabric binder
- lined paper
- coloring pencils
Teachers will provide more detailed supplies that are required for their classes on the first day of school to students.
View our School Calendar for upcoming events and dates. Also please see the School Calendar for at a glance dates for modified dismissals, conferences, and all non instructional days including professional development and winter and spring breaks.
See the CBE website for system calendars.
Please visit our How to Register page for registration details. Please note that the registration process is completed online, but schools can assist with any questions.