​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. 

Back to School Information

First Day of Classes 

Our first day of classes is Tuesday, Sept.1, 2020 and the school office is open to parents on Aug. 27 & 28, 2020  from 9 AM - 2 PM each day, and on Aug. 31, 2020 from 9AM - 12PM.

School Start & End Times

Our bell times are 

Monday to Thursday  8:30 AM – 3:17 PM 
Friday and Modified Dismissal Days 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

  • Tuesday Sept. 1: Students with last name A-F ONLY will attend. 
  • Wednesday Sept. 2: Students with last name G-M ONLY will attend. •
  • Thursday Sept. 3: Students with last name N-Z ONLY will attend. 
  • Friday Sept, 4: ALL students attend 8:30 a.m. until 12:40 p.m.

Sept. 1 – Sept. 3 will be regular school hours (8:30-3:17).   We realize that parents will have to make child care arrangements but we are confident that this plan will ensure a safer, calmer, more welcoming return for families.

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.

Entry and Exit Doors

  • In an effort to promote social distancing we are asking that on your child’s designated day they enter through the main doors by the office.  There will be teachers available to monitor social distancing and provide students with guidance once they enter the building to move to their homeroom class.  Entry time will happen from 8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. to reduce congestion at door.
  • On your child’s first day of school they will get assigned a designated door that they will use starting on Friday, Sept. 4 for entry and exit. 
  • On every day, beginning Sept. 4th, enter through your designated door between 8:15–8:30.  At 8:30 doors will be locked and students will be considered late.  Students will enter through the front door after 8:30.  Markers will be used outside to help maintain social distancing while waiting in line to sign in.
  • At 3:17 dismissal begins.  Students will exit out their designated door in an orderly manner designed to reduce crowding in doorways.  Students MUST be prompt at 3:17 to leave the school grounds. 

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.

Visitor Limitation

The number of visitors (including parents and caregivers) admitted in to the school will be significantly limited.  Please use email and phone calls for communication.  Additionally all fees will be paid online through MyCBE/PowerSchool.

School Supplies

There have been many questions around school supplies. The CBE has instituted a $40 supply fee per student which will provide the basic supplies required for learning for all students grade 4-9.  In the event that there will be classroom based supplies/manipulatives to be used by more than one student, all shared supplies will be disinfected between each student use. Students are welcome to bring their own supplies if they choose.

Thank you for you support as we plan re-entry.  We are committed to a safe, orderly learning environment that is fun, engaging and full of learning. 

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. View our school's Calendar for upcoming events and dates.  Also please see the 2019 School Calendar for at a glance dates for modified dismissals, conferences, and all non instructional days including professional development and winter and spring breaks. 

Registration Information

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

Our school office re-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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