​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 

On Sept. 1, 2020 we welcome our students to the 2020-21 school year at Olympic Heights School. On this page, you will find the answers to many of your back to school questions. The School office is open to parents on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020.

School Start & End Times


Morning Class 9:10am - 12:05pm
Afternoon Class 12:50pm - 3:50pm
Friday 9:10am – 12:05am
AM and PM classes will alternate Fridays (see school calendar for dates)

Grade 1-6

School Hours - 9:10am - 3:50pm (warning bell at 9:07am)
Staggered Lunch Hour: 

Grade 1/2 - 11:30am - 12:24pm

Grade 3/4 - 11:57am - 12:51pm

Grade 5/6 - 12:24pm - 1:18pm

Friday Half Day - 9:10am – 12:16pm

For more information on school hours visit our Contact Us page.

School Supply Lists

School supply lists are distributed by teachers on first day of school.  Supplies are provided by the school. Please ensure your child has a pair of runners and a backpack.

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. To view our school’s calendar, please go to the school’s calendar page.

For system calendars, please visit: www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/calendars


Kindergarten classes begin on Sept. 1, 2020. 

The first four days of school (Sept. 1-4, 2020) will be staggered entry days. Students with the following surnames will come at the following times for these four days. Students and parents are requested to gather in the West Garden Circle.

  • Surnames A-L- Tuesday and Thursday - regular K hours
  • Surnames M-Z- Wednesday (12:50pm - 3:50am) and Friday (9:10am - 12:05pm)

Kindergarten regular classes begin on Monday, Sept. 8, 2020.

AM and PM Kindergarten will alternate Friday mornings (see school calendar)

School Boundaries

The following districts are within our school boundaries: Christie Estates, Coach Hill, Patterson and Strathcona Park - everyone east of 69th Street.

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens onThursday, August 27, 2020 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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