​Important Dates

We are a modified calendar school. However, due to the ongoing health risk of COVID-19, the CBE has made the decision to move all modified calendar schools and programs to the traditional calendar for 2020-21. 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, September 1, 2020 and the school office is open to parents on Friday, August 28 at 9:00 AM. 

School Supplies

School supplies are distributed by teachers as needed. Students should come to school with a water bottle, indoor shoes, a healthy snack and lunch - if they are staying for lunch..

School Start and End Times

2020-21 Class Times

Monday to Friday  AM8:00 to 10:50 AM
Grades 1 - 5
Monday to Thursday8:00 AM (entry)
11:20 - 12:00 PM (lunch)
2:40 PM (dismissal)
Fridays only8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Staggered Entry

We are beginning our school year by limiting the number of students entering the school over the first two to three days. The purpose of the plan is:

  • To ease the transition of students into school,
  • To spend time with smaller groups familiarizing them with our health measures,
  • To facilitate physical distancing while teaching the protocols of our health measures.
  • Because of bussing, staggered entry days are full days.
  • PLP students will therefore be in attendance full days beginning Sept. 1. 

Staggered and School Entry Guidelines:

  • Students with surnames ending in A–J attend school Sept. 1 & 3
  • Students with surnames ending in K-Z attend school Sept. 2 & 4  
  • All students will attend school on Tuesday, September 8
  • Parents can drop off their children on 4th AVE in front of the school in designated drop-off zones:
    • Orange Pylons Zone adjacent to the school parking lot for Kindergarten drop offs ONLY (K parents may park to walk their children for first few days)
    • Yellow Pylons Zone past the bus and handicap parking will indicate drop and go for Grades 1 – 5 families
    • There will be no parking permitted in the Yellow Drop and Go zone 
  • If you wish to walk your child(ren) to their grade designated doors please park on side streets
  • We encourage families to use the Drop and Go zones continuously after September 8
  • Entrance doors will be communicated by your child’s Homeroom Cohort teacher prior to the first day of school via phone/email
  • It is highly recommended that parents do not drop off their child(ren) no earlier than:
    • 7:55 AM (Surnames A-K) 
    • 7:58 AM (Surnames L-Z)  

due to physical distancing protocols

  • While on the school property, parents must practice and model physical distancing 
  • Parents must remain outside of the building
  • Students will line up outside of their cohort designated door while practicing physical distancing
  • Teachers will meet & greet students at 7:55 AM
  • Teachers will provide supervision at cohort doors ONLY 
  • Pick up of students will be at the same door as drop-off while maintaining physical distancing 
  • Please let your child know where you will be parked for pick up at the end of the day
  • Reminder to parents to speak to their children about physical contact with teachers and other students when they return.  In their excitement they may forget even though we are delighted to see them and excited they are back at school they will not be able to hug teachers or receive hugs for safety reasons.  This is also the practice with their friends and classmates.
  • Please remember that if you require to come into the office to speak with the office staff, parents must make appointments prior to visiting the school.

Noon Supervision

The school provides a safe and secure place for students to have their lunch break. All students must be registered in the lunch program to stay at school. Daily drop-in fees are also available.  Roland Michener is not a nut-free school, we are a nut-aware school. Students that go home for lunch may return to school no earlier than 11:45 PM when additional supervisors are outside.

To help support our lunch program, parents can:

  • Send nutritious lunches in a lunch bag labeled with their child’s name. It is appreciated when students bring their lunch to school in the morning.
  • Help students dress appropriately for the weather with all clothing items clearly labeled.
  • Remind your child not to share food.
  • Inform the school of any allergies and/or medical conditions.
  • Encourage packing litter- free lunches. 

In the event of inclement weather, students will remain in their lunchroom.  Students that go home for lunch should return just before the 12:00 PM bell and enter through the front doors as soon as they arrive at school. 

For more information visit our Noon Supervision page.

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on August 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM 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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