​​​​​Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year

Important Dates

We follow the CBE instructional ​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.​​

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First Day of Classes

This year classes start on Thursday, August 31, 2023 for all students.  It is a half day of school for students.  

Grade 6 students will arrive at 8:25 and leave at 12:00
Grade 7 to 9 students will arrive at 12:30 and leave at 3:16

The school office is open to parents on August 28, 2023.  


FORMAL uniforms are worn every Monday and students are expected to wear formal uniform on the first day of school.  If you have not ordered a uniform, please make every effort to do so to avoid product delays.  The link for McCarthy’s uniforms is as follows: McCarthy Uniforms

School Start & End Times

Our bell times are:  Monday to Thursday regular days – 8:25 – 3:16  Friday and early dismissal days – 8:25 – 12:11 

Doors open for students at 8:15.

School Supplies

Grade 6 students do not need to purchase any school supplies, and supply lists for Grades 7-9 are posted on the website and will also be communicated in the first week of school.  A list of basic supplies can be accessed on this page.

School Calendar

View our School Calendar for upcoming events and dates. See the CBE website for system calendars.

Lunch Supervision

Our cafeteria will not be open on August 31 or September 1.  Please make sure you pack a healthy lunch, snack and water for your child. 
Grade 6 students are not permitted to leave the school during lunch times.  All grade 6 students must be registered for noon supervision.  You can do this using your MyCBE Account. 

Registration Information

Please visit our How to Register page for all registration details. Please note that the registration process is completed online, but schools can assist with any questions.

Students are admitted to Sir Wilfrid Laurier School using the lottery system.  Applications are taken in January for the up-coming school year.

Forms Required

Prior to school starting, you will receive a link to MyCBE to complete the Demographic Verification Form and Annual Consent Forms.  

Please refer to the Forms You Need page on the CBE website for additional forms that you may require such as the Student Health Plan Form and the Annual Authorization for Athletic Tryout.

Other Information You May Need  

In addition to the above information, the following information will be important for you and your child to know prior to school starting.  Please ensure you review this information with your child.  

Further Information

We look forward to a great year ahead. If you have any questions that we haven’t addressed here, please contact the school at 403-777-7370 before June 29, 2023 or after August 28, 2023.   There may be a delay in response as we are not in school until August 28 and may not be checking messages regularly.  You can also e-mail the school at sirwilfridlaurier @cbe.ab.ca

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​​​​​​Do You Have a MyCBE Account? Have You Added Your Child(ren) To the Account?

Parents / Legal Guardians / Independent Students who have not already done so, must create a MyCBE account and add their child(ren) to the account to:

  • access your child’s program information (e.g., course assessments, daily attendance record, report card)
  • view your child’s learning using Brightspace by D2L
  • pay fees and request waivers
  • register for transportation and lunch ​supervision
  • book parent-teacher conferences
  • submit online school forms (required for 2023-24 school year)

You will need your email address on file at the school as well as your child’s CBE ID, which can be found on the:

  • SchoolEngage student profile, for families that registered their child using SchoolEngage. 
    Note | For a visual guide on how to find the CBE ID within SchoolEngage, refer to SchoolEngage CBE Student ID
  • CBE Report Card, beside the child's name
  • CBE ID card

MyCBE Account

For parents / legal guardians / independent students without a MyCBE account

  1. Sign in at www.cbe.ab.ca/mycbe
  2. Create the account; refer to MyCBE - Creating an Account
  3. Add child(ren); refer to MyCBE - Adding Additional Students

For parents / legal guardians / independent students with a MyCBE account

  1. Sign in at www.cbe.ab.ca/mycbe
  2. Add child(ren); refer to MyCBE - Adding Additional Students

Subscribe to School Messages

Most school messages are sent to parents through SchoolMessenger. It’s a mass communication tool that allows schools to easily and securely send email, phone and text messages to parents / guardians, independent students in a particular grade, class, school or area. Messages are sent to the parent contacts on file at your school.​​

To ensure you receive important information from your child’s school and the Calgary Board of Education, subscribe to school messages.​

​​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.​​​​​​​

​​Calgary Transit

Some students from our school use Calgary Transit to get to and from school.​

There are different Calgary Transit fares and passes options and purchasing locations. Students must carry proof of fare every time they use Calgary Transit. More information about fares and routes are available on the CBE website or the Calgary Transit website.

Families can access low-income monthly passes through the City of Calgary's Fair Entry Program. This program offers a streamlined application process for City subsidy programs, including reduced rates for transit passes. You can find more information about the program at www.calgary.ca/fairentry.

Calgary Transit has a “Plan a Trip” tool or families can also call 403-262-1000 for assistance with route planning and questions about Calgary Transit operations. Families do not need to register to use Calgary Transit, including school express routes.​

​Follow CBE on Social Media

Follow the CBE social media platforms to stay up-to-date on system news and announcements.

​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.​​​​​