​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. 

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First Day of Classes

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 is for Grades 6 & 8 and all PLP
Wednesday, Sept 2, 2020 is for Grades 5& 7 and all PLP
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 is for Grade 9 and All PLP

All Grades ARE EXPECTED to be in attendance on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020

Please review the links below, these will provide useful information and answer any questions you may have about your first day of school, and our day-to-day expectations of students. 

School Start & End Times

  • Monday to Thursday: 9:10 AM - 3:40 PM
  • Friday: 9:10 AM - 1:20 PM

Staggered Entry

As a result of these efforts, we are beginning our school year by limiting the number of students entering the school over the first 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. 

Our staggered start schedule at SWS will be as follows:  

  • Tuesday, September 1 - Grade 6Grade 8 & all PLP 
  • Wednesday, September 2 - Grade 5Grade 7 & all PLP 
  • Thursday, September 3 - Grade 9 & all PLP 
  • Friday, September 4 – all student attend 

Students are to attend for their designated times only. Each staggered start day will follow our regular bell times, with school beginning at 9:10am and dismissal at 3:40pm.  Please note, Friday dismissal is at 1:20pm. If your student is registered for transportation, you should have received an email from CBE Transportation with bus stop location and times.  This is information is also accessible through your MyCBE Account.  Busses will be running daily, beginning September 1.  


When students arrive in the building, they will be required to wear a mask (non-medical masks are acceptable, bandanas and face coverings that you wear around your neck and pull up over your face are not permitted). When students enter the building, there will be a sanitation station at the door and students are required to sanitized upon entering.  At this time, parents and visitors are not permitted in the building.  

Snack Shack

For the week of September 1-4, there will be no available food for purchase from our Snack Shack. Students are required to bring their lunch on those days.  We have been directed that we cannot allow students to use the vending machine, students are not permitted to use microwaves or hot water dispensers as well. We are also asking that students take “pack in/pack out” lunches meaning that whatever students take in their lunch kit (including packaging, Ziplock bags, wrappers etc.) are put back in their kit when they are done eating and disposed of at home. 


Lunch will be eaten in classroom spaces with the student’s homeroom class. This safety measure will continue and on regular school days students lunch period will be split in half, one portion for eating, the other for students to go outside in a specified grade area. 


As per CBE direction, students will not be assigned a locker.  This means that students will be required to have a backpack to carry their belongings to and from school and to store their belongings in the classroom.  Jackets will be hung on the back of student’s chairs.  Students will be issued supplies at school and they will be responsible for these supplies, storing them in their backpack.  

Hub Learning

Families who have applied for their student(s) to be part of Hub learning, will receive an email confirming their enrolment on Friday, August 28.

Due to changes in enrolment, staffing, Hub learning etc. we are in the process of re-scheduling and creating updated classes for all grades.  We thank you for your patience with this process.  

School Supply Lists

All students require athletic wear for PE.  This consists of running shoes, shirt and shorts or sweatpants.  SWS gym clothing will be available for sale in September. 

Grade 5 to 9 (including PLP)

  • Each student is required to bring their own:
    • water bottle
    • indoor gym runners
    • headphones
    • sturdy backpack
    • 1 large zip-close binder (Grade 6 only)
  • The school will provide student supplies

* Students may be required to buy additional supplies in September as per teacher request

Please label all supplies (especially erasers and pencil case) with your child’s name prior to bringing the supplies to school.

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar.  View our School Calendar.

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

Noon Supervision

We are a closed campus.  Our Snack Shack will be open on Sept. 8, 2020.

Grade 5 & 6 students are required to register with the CBE to stay at school for lunch. See our Noon Supervision page for more information.

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on Aug. 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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