First Day of Classes for Kindergarten - Grade 5 for the 2023-24 School Year
The first day of classes is Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023 and the school office is open to parents on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023.
School Start & End Times
Our bell times for Kindergarten are:
- Mondays to Thursdays: AM Kindergarten: 9:05 - 12:00 PM
- Mondays to Thursdays: PM Kindergarten: 12:40 - 3:35 PM
- Fridays: AM and PM Kindergarten only attend on select dates from 9:05 AM - 1:05 PM (See our Kindergarten Calendar for the specific dates AM and PM classes attend.)
Our bell times for Grades 1 to 5 are:
- Mondays to Thursdays: Grades 1 to 5: 9:05 AM - 3:35 PM
- Monday to Thursday - Lunch:
- Grades 1 and 2: 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
- Grades 3, 4 and 5: 12:15 - 12:55 PM
- Fridays: Grades 1 to 5: 9:05 AM - 1:05 PM (There is no lunch break on Fridays.)
All school supplies for students will be purchased through the school. A fee for School Supplies will be charged to parents in the fall. Families need to purchase a reasonably sized back pack that has room for their labelled lunch and snack, as well as library books and mittens, toques, etc. depending on the weather. FOR SAFETY, PLEASE LABEL THE BACKPACK EITHER INSIDE THE ZIPPERED AREA OR WHERE IT SITS AGAINST THE BACK (NOT WHERE VISIBLE TO OTHERS WHEN WORN.) All students MUST also bring labelled indoor shoes from the very first day – preferably comfortable running shoes that are slip on, have springy laces, or have Velcro fasteners.
View our School Calendar for upcoming events and dates. See the CBE website for system calendars.
Northern Lights School has a fully supervised lunchroom program for students in Grades 1 to 5. Families must register online through their MyCBE Account. Registered students need to bring a reasonably sized nutritious lunch that they can eat in about 20 minutes or so. Although students are allotted 20-minutes to eat and 20-minutes to play, they may take additional time to eat if necessary. We have a paid lunchroom program that is fully staffed by Lunch Supervisors. Within this program, the Lunch Supervisors establish expectations and supervise students for the 40-minute lunch blocks.
Welcome emails from classroom teachers will be sent to each family prior to the end of the day on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. For Grades 1 to 5, this is when students and families will know who their assigned classroom teacher will be. This email will also indicate the dedicated entry door for each child and where students in each grade will be asked to gather for first day entry. For students in Kindergarten, a message will be sent out informing families of where to meet both Kindergarten teachers on the first day. (Kindergarten homeroom lists will not be finalized until September 8.)
Please visit our How to Register page for all registration details. Please note that the registration process is completed online, but schools can assist with any questions. Our office staff at Northern Lights School will be available to answer phone calls beginning on Monday, August 28, 2023.
If you are coming to Northern Lights from another CBE school, please fill in a transfer request form along with proof of address to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and we will contact you to confirm once we have processed the form.
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If you have any questions that we have not addressed on our website, please contact Shawna Mason in the school office at 403-817-3444 or email email@example.com.