​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 the Rideau Park Re-Entry Plan for 2020-21

Kindergarten Welcome

We are looking forward to welcoming our new Kindergarten students in September. Please find information regarding Kindergarten in the below document.

Kindergarten Welcome 2020_21.pdf

First Day of Classes

Our first day of classes is Tuesday, Sept. 1 2020 and the school office is open to parents on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.

Kindergarten students will have a staggered entry. Parents will be notified of date and time closer to school start up. Please see link to the right of this page for important Kindergarten Information.

Future Grade 7 Students

We are looking forward to welcoming our new Grade 7 students on Sept. 1, 2020. Wondering about where to go or what will be happening on the first day of school? Or what to expect from your new school?

The presentation contains information about Rideau Park School and the first few days of school for our new Grade 7 students.

School Start & End Times 

For Fall 2020 the doors will be open at 8:40 am to allow for a safe flow - please physical distance

Our bell times are: 

  • Morning start and Attendance – 9:05 AM
  • Kindergarten Dismissal 11:50 AM (Monday-Friday)
  • Lunch 12:03 PM – 12:50 PM
  • Dismissal – 3:45 PM
  • Friday Dismissal 12:50 PM

School Supply Lists

Please see link on this page.

School Calendar

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

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

Noon Supervision

Students in Grade 1 – 6 will have lunch recess until 12:30 and will be supervised to eat from 12:30 – 12:45 PM.

Students are encouraged to come dressed to play outside. Clubs and intra-murals opportunities will be offered throughout the year. Please note- microwaves are not available for students.

Students in Grades 7 – 9 have the opportunity to leave the school campus at lunch or to eat in the designated lunch areas. Students may participate in intra murals, complete homework or engage in activities on the fields but must abide by regulated areas for supervision.

Assigned Teachers

Kindergarten Ms. Heather Prangnell and a Teacher to be Determined
Grade 1 Ms. Emily Martin
Grade 2 Ms. Michelle Lee
Grade 3 Ms. Lisa Millar
Grade 4 Ms. Kim Crone and Ms. Pam Blanchard
Grade 5 Ms. Kerry Goodine
Grade 6 Mr. Richard Shewry

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 for registration.

Hot Lunch

Rideau Park has a hot lunch program on Tuesdays and on Thursdays . These are different programs.  The hot lunch on Tuesdays is provided by and by Lunch Lady on Thursdays.  The links are available on our website homepage as well as provided at the side of this page.  Parents preorder for these lunch programs.  

There are two vending machines which students may access before school or after school.  Junior High students may also access the vending machines at lunch time.

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​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.​​​​​​​

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.​

​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.​​​​​

Virtual visit with the Calgary Police Service. It’s official, our Kindergarten class are now police helpers! Thank you for keeping our community safe 👏👏👏@mrs_prangnell #WeAreRideau https://t.co/QwSQj4JrOK

Celebrating diversity on #PinkShirtDay2021 with a virtual author visit! Thank you Grayson Smith for sharing your book, ‘There’s a Norseman in the Classroom’ with our Kindergarten class @mrs_prangnell @joyfullylearn #WeAreRideau https://t.co/EdoeD7qg2b

Elsie Morden’s motivational words and performance on the Hitmen’s ‘Telus Be Brave’ live stream was a personal and poignant conversation that we couldn’t stop watching. Thank you for sharing your story💕@elsiemorden @WHLHitmen @TELUSBeBrave to #EndBullying @7sRideau #WeAreRideau https://t.co/oNn6DHyZwk

Thank you Andrew Phung for your encouraging words and recognition of our students at Rideau Park💗#PinkShirtDay2021 #antibullying @andrewphung @mrs_prangnell @rideaupark1 @3Rideau @blanchardyyc https://t.co/FfXZ5dfM3l

RT @CalgFoundation: Don't forget to wear your brightest 💕 PINK shirt tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb 24, for #PinkShirtDay! Let's choose kindness and stand against bullying in all forms. https://t.co/ZseYBxTKQO