​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

*See our Re-Entry Plan under Resources on this page.

Picture Day | Aug. 24, 25, 26

In order to promote physical distancing, please come on your designated day and time to get your picture taken and to receive your school ID and Lanyard. All students (in-person and HUB Online) can come to get their pictures and lanyards.  Please review the following Picture Day communication to ensure you have the correct day/time as well as the correct protocols that will be in place for picture days.

Designated Days

  • Grade 10 - August 24
  • Grade 11 - August 25 
  • Grade 12 - August 26

Designated Times

  • A-D   9:00 - 9:40 am
  • E-G   9:40 - 10:20 am
  • H-K   10:20 - 11:10 am
  • L-O   11:10 - 11:45 am
  • P-S   1:00 - 1:40 pm
  • T-Z   1:40 - 3:00 pm

Students unable to come during their designated time will be able to get their picture taken and their lanyard on September 3.

First Day of Classes 

Planning is underway for what the 2020-21 school year will look like for our students, staff and families.  This information will be updated by August 25th. 

The first day of classes will have a staggered entry as follows: 

  • Grade 10 - September 1st | 9:00 - 11:00
  • Grade 11 & 12 - September 1st | 11:30 - 1:00
  • PLP Grade 10-12 - September 1st | 1:30 - 3:00

School Start and End Times

Our bell times are:

Monday- Thursday 

9:00 AM to 3:32 PM


9:00 AM to  2:02 PM

Our current timetable sample is here.  However, we may be making adjustments to reduce the impact of physical distancing.

School Supply Lists

Be prepared with basic supplies such as binder, paper, pens/pencils, etc…Once classes begin, teachers may request something more specific.

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. View our Calendar page for events and dates. 

Medically Vulnerable Student Information 

Medical Forms for students with severe allergies or other conditions: Please complete and submit to the office on the first day of classes.

Athletics Start Up

Athletics information will be updated soon.


Designated communities: Saddle Ridge, Martindale, Taradale, Castleridge, Falconridge and Coral Springs.

Please check the Calgary Transit website after August 17, 2020 for the most up to date information.

Registration Information

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

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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.​​​​​​​

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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