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 About Us Page | About - Overview

​About the CBE

The CBE is the largest school district in Western Canada. Our mission is to ensure each student, in keeping with his or her individual abilities and gifts, completes high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning. You can look on the CBE website for more information. ​​​

 Our School > Governance & Legislation Page | About - CBE-Wide Plicies & Gdlns

CBE-Wide Policies & Guidelines

We have several policies and regulations that guide the CBE’s board-wide work, including:

  • Governance policies, enabling the Board of Trustees to effectively lead, direct, inspire and control the outcomes and operations of the district

  • Administrative regulations, the set of rules, expectations, and guidelines identified by the Chief Superintendent that support and align the operation of the CBE 

  • Results policies that set clear direction for student success

​In addition, the School Act from Alberta Education sets out the goals, roles and responsibilities of Alberta’s Early Childhood Services to Grade 12 education system.​​​​​​​

School Development Plan

​Each year, our school prepares a development plan with input from teachers, school staff, students and parents. We review many sources of data, including report cards, provincial achievement test results and school surveys. Based on this information, we create our plan identifying targeted areas for growth. Our school development plan is not meant to represent all of the work that takes place in our school, but rather it focuses on specific areas for improvement.​​​

 Contact Us Page | About - Contact Us, Contact Info Updates

Contact Information Updates

Please notify the school office immediately with any changes of address, telephone numbers (home, business and/or cell), email address or emergency contact numbers. It is critical that we have a current record of contact information on file so we can reach you or other emergency contacts. Please also be sure to provide us with a current copy of any custody agreements.​​

Concerns & Complaints

We know that the success of your student is dependent on a strong partnership between families and the CBE. If you have a concern, it can usually be addressed at the classroom level. Your first step is to arrange to speak privately with your child’s teacher. If you feel your issue is still unresolved, please contact your principal. If you and the school are unable to find a resolution, please see our Concerns & Complaints​ page for additional information, including the process to contact your Area Director. ​​​​

 Subscribe to School Messages | About - Subscribe to School Msgs

​​Don’t Miss Out on School Messages

Due to Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation, parents and guardians need to subscribe online to receive some school messages on topics like student fees, picture days, field trip costs, yearbooks, fun lunches and more. Subscribe online at www.cbe.ab.ca/subscribe. 

In addition, to receive any text messages from our school or the Calgary Board of Education, please opt in for texts. Use the cell phone on file with the school to text the word YES to the six-digit number 724665.

There is no extra cost to receive SMS messages from CBE, but standard message rates and data charges from your carrier apply when you receive messages from us. See all terms and conditions at www.cbe.ab.ca/SMS​.​

For more information, visit www.cbe.ab.ca/subscribe or view Questions and Answers.​​​


 Our School Page | About - Our School, School Results

School Results Report

Our school also prepares a results plan, which looks at our previous school year. It shows our students’ achievement and progress in meeting the goals and outcomes as set out by the CBE and Alberta Education, outlines some of the highlights of our school development plan and gives an overview of our school. You can look on the CBE website for system-wide results​.
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 Our School > Governance & Legislation Page | Our School, Gov & Leg, FOIP

​Personal Information (FOIP)

The CBE is bound by the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FOIP)​, which has two purposes:

  1. To provide individuals with greater access to information from public organizations.
  2. To protect individual privacy. 

​Our school will provide information to parents/guardians regarding their child’s progress in school. We do not disclose information to other parties unless a specific request with signed authorization is made by a parent/guardian. There are some routine school-related activities where personal information is collected about students that may be disclosed. Examples of these might be displaying student work in hallways or publishing achievements on our school website.

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 Our School > Security Page | Our School, Security

Lockdowns

All CBE schools are required to practice lockdowns in the same way that we practice fire drills. The procedures for lockdowns are developed with the Calgary Police Service and are part of each school’s Emergency Response Plan. If you have questions about lockdown drills or lockdown procedures, please contact your principal.
 

Evacuation Procedures

In the event that the school needs to be evacuated for any reason, all staff have been trained according to CBE standards. All schools have a primary and a secondary evacuation site. In the event of an evacuation, you will receive an email, phone or SMS notification from the school via SchoolMessenger.

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 Our School > Governance & Legislation Page | About - 3 Yr Ed Plan

​The CBE’s Three-Year Education Plan

The CBE has a Three-Year Education Plan that connects each of our schools and employees to the ultimate goal of student success. The plan is aligned with the direction of Alberta Education and focused in four categories: personalize learning, build professional capital, steward our resources and engage our stakeholders.​​​​

Transportation pre-registration is now open for the 2021-22 school year. Log into your My CBE/PowerSchool account to pre-register before June 6. https://t.co/OrC6nz8Hyp #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/XQO7Rx7jXN

Both Simon Fraser School and A.E. Cross School have recognized with National Inclusive Education Awards: https://t.co/9X1U7VEbFF Check out this news story about the principal at Simon Fraser School #WeAreCBE https://t.co/uymu2soIce

One of our specialized transportation providers was recognized with the Transportation Opportunities Award from the City of Calgary. Congratulations to DREAMS #WeAreCBE https://t.co/ORvQzNAeSh

RT @haysboroschool: Today's @haysboroschool Hope from Home message is to smile! Together we've got this 😀. #haysboroloveslearning #hopefromhome @6Yycbe @yyCBEdu https://t.co/xLpLXVM0T5

RT @Egbert_Elks: Congrats #plantthemoon Team Egbert who were selected by @NASA from teams around the world as “Best in Show for Evaluation of Results” for the Plant the Moon Challenge! #wearecbe @UsihChristopher @yyCBEdu https://t.co/htoJWzDzrQ

RT @MSBhullarCBE: Keeping the literacy alive as students are online learning. Students and families @MSBhullarCBE are encouraged to take part in “Trail Tails”. They can walk from page to page, staying active as they read a story. @EverActiveAB #cbeliteracy #WeAreCBE https://t.co/HbKj8UvEb7

The Board of Trustees invites anyone considering running for the position of school board trustee to attend a virtual information session. Date | Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Time | 7 – 8:30 p.m. Learn more: https://t.co/WPhvZUs8VK #yycbe https://t.co/FmNmeBtESt

Phew, what a week! Thank you to our amazing teachers and staff who’ve worked so hard to make the switch to at home learning. Thank you to students and families for your flexibility and patience. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you online on Monday. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/OQKmz9j8Dz

Earlier today we shared information with our families about the move to at home learning on Friday, May 7. At this time, students are expected to return to in-class learning on Tuesday, May 25 https://t.co/kcz9Qvd01x #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/jaxJxK5ugJ

RT @CrescentCowboys: Leadership 20/30 students have been taking initiative with our Mental Health Week. Check out @CrescentCowboys on Instagram to see what they have been up to! Here’s just a few of our #HatsOnForMentalHealth pictures! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Gflv0cImyu