​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.​

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Back to School Information

Updated:  August 16, 2021 

Welcome to a new school year at Sir Winston Churchill High School. This page contains information you will need to know for a smooth school beginning. Students and parents are encouraged to frequently visit our website for updated information. As well, please check our school sign and listen for automated phone messages that will come throughout the year to highlight special news and events. 

Pleas scroll down for information concerning: 

  • Grade 10 Welcome
  • School Photos and Visual ID Cards 
  • Business Office 
  • Transportation
  • Computer and Technology Services 
  • Band 
  • IB Information for all Grades
  • Locker Sign-Up 
  • Student Parking
  • Homerooms and Student Assemblies 
  • Absence Reporting and Bell Schedule 
  • Student Services - Course Changes etc. 
  • School Opening Procedures 
  • Football 

Important Dates

  • Aug 25   9:00 – 3:00         Grade 12   Textbooks, ID Cards & Lockers
  • Aug 26   9:00 – 3:00         Grade 11   Textbooks, ID Cards & Lockers
  • Aug 27                             School Closed
  • Aug 30   9:00 am              Grade 10   Math IB Cohort - IB Challenge (see page 3)
  •              9:00 – 3:00         Grade 10   Textbooks, ID Cards & Lockers
  •              9:00 – 3:00         **Grade 10 Band Students Instrument Pickup (See page 2)
  • Aug 31   9:00 – 3:00         All Grades Textbooks, ID Cards & Lockers
  •              9:00 – 3:00         **Grade 10 Band Students Instrument Pickup (See page 2)
  • Sept 1    8:30 am              Grade 12   IB Meeting for grade 12 students taking IB - Theatre
  •              9:00 am              Grade 12   Assembly and Home Room
  •              9:30 am              Grade 11   IB Meeting for grade 11 students taking IB - Theatre
  •              10:00 am            Grade 11   Assembly and Home Room
  •              10:30 am            Grade 10   IB Meeting for grade 10 students interested in taking IB - Theatre
  •               11:00 am            Grade 10   Assembly followed by Home Room, Barbeque and Activities.
  • Sept 2    8:50 am              Home Room
  •                                        Following Homeroom Regular Classes Begin with a Thursday Schedule
  • Sept 8                             School Council – Details to be announced.

Grade 10 Welcome 

September 1, 11:00 am Assembly - Home Room – School Tours

Grade 10 students are invited to a barbeque and school opening activities on Wednesday, September 1 following the morning assembly and Home Room.  School Tours are available on August 30 at 10:00, September 1 at 1:30 pm and September 2, 8:15 am. To book a school tour please contact Ms. Alladin by email at kaalladin@cbe.ab.ca  
Please meet in main foyer.

School Photos and Visual ID Cards

Plan to have your picture taken!

Student photo visual ID cards will be initially issued at no cost to all student.  Lost or damaged ID cards will need to be immediately replaced at a charge to the students.  




They will be required for admittance to classes, school activities, exams, sporting events, checking out library books and subject textbooks, and picking up yearbooks.  ID cards may also be required to verify student status on Calgary Transit.  

All SWC students must have their picture taken, even if a photo package is not purchased. You do not need to bring money for photos during school start up.  Each student will have pictures taken and receive a proof package mid-September.  Please visit their website for further information at http://lifetouch.ca/ 

Business Office

School Fees will be assigned during the summer.  Fees must be paid or alternate arrangements made before textbooks are issued.  Visit www.cbe.ab.ca/parents/fees.asp to register.  Parents must use the same email address that is on file at their child’s school when completing this process.  You must bring a copy of your paid online invoice in order to pick up textbooks. 

All previous textbooks must be returned and/or outstanding items tended to before the current textbooks can be issued. 


Transportation to school is by Calgary Transit.   Please visit the Calgary Transit website for details of High School Service Routes.  

Computer and Technology Services

Students should review the Computer and Technology Services section on our school website.   http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school...


Grade 10 – Instrumental Rentals - All grade 10 students requiring a CBE instrument for the 2021-2022 school year may pick up their instrument from the Band Room (room 001) during their scheduled textbook pick-up on August 30 or 31.

Grade 11/12 – Instrument Rentals - Grade 11 and 12 students renting school CBE instruments will receive their instruments during their first class.

SWC  Band Parent Association (SWCBPA) Annual General Meeting - The SWCBPA will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Monday September 20.  Format and location will be announced in the fall to make sure all health guidelines are being followed.  All music parents are encouraged to visit the SWCBPA website – www.swcbpa.ca for more information on the organization and for a tentative schedule of events.

Uniform Fitting - All music students will be sized during the first two weeks of class.  Uniform distribution will take place at the end of September. 

The Band Parents Annual General Meeting is on Monday, September 20, 2021

Details concerning format and location will be announced.

IB Students (grade 11 and 12) and

Grade 10s Interested in IB 

Current Grade 12 and grade 11 IB students and any grade 10 students interested in participating in the International Baccalaureate Program must attend important meetings on Wednesday, September 1 in the theatre.  Grade 12 at 8:30 am, Grade 11 at 9:30 am and Grade 10 students at 10:30 am.  

Math 10 IB Candidate Challenge 


Students who have completed Math 10 and are interested in the Math IB program may complete a Math Challenge Exam in order to skip Math 10 Cohort IB and apply directly into Math 20 IB.  The challenge exam will be on Monday, August 30 at 9:00 am.  The location will be posted outside of the main office.  No graphing calculators permitted in the exam.  If you intend to write this challenge, please email Ms. Lee before August 27.  arlee@cbe.ab.ca

Locker Sign–up

Locker partners must be in the SAME GRADE and

must COME TOGETHER for the sign-up

Locker sign-up will take place August 25 through August 31 during the school opening process.  Students require a current SWC visual ID card. Locker registration is done any time after your have your new ID card. Students may choose a locker partner.  Students who do not come with a locker partner will be assigned a partner at random. 

Student Parking

Students interested in applying for a parking pass must apply at the school.  Applications forms are picked up outside the main office and returned by September 8.  A list of students eligible to purchase a pass will be posted mid September.  There is a minimum charge for a parking pass which covers parking lot maintenance.  Unfortunately, there is a limited number of spots for students.  Please watch the Churchillian for further details.  

Homerooms & Student Assemblies

Wednesday, September 1

            Grade 12 – 9:00 am

               Grade 11 – 10:00 am

               Grade 10 – 11:00 am

Thursday, September. 2

Home Room – 8:50 am

Students are required to attend an assembly on Wednesday in the main gymnasium, followed by a homeroom. During school opening, students will receive forms and notices. Coloured forms need to be signed & returned.

Students who did not participate in the school opening procedures will need to listen to announcements for further instructions.   

Absence Reporting & Bell Schedule

To report a student absence, parents or guardians are asked to phone the attendance line at (403) 289-9241, option 1 prior to 1:00 pm on the day of the absence.  Non-valid student absences, (not lates) will be communicated through the school messenger system.  If you have concerns, please contact the main office.  Please provide the following information: 

Student’s Name                    Spell the last name                    ID number

Reason for absence                TIME OF THE ABSENCE                Who is calling

If missing a quiz or exam – the name of the teacher 

Student Services

We welcome back our returning Churchill students and extend a special invitation

to our new students to visit us in Student Services. 

The guidance department is staffed with four full-time counsellors and a secretary.  Students are assigned alphabetically by the first letter of the last name to their counsellor. 

Mrs. Jenn Black

A – F and International Students

Ms. Kristen Murray

G - L

Mrs. Kim Alladin

M - R

Ms. Lorraine Chan

S - Z

Mrs. Lisa Ofner


 Students Timetables

Guidance Counsellors have worked hard to balance all student timetables for the 2021-22 school year. Student schedules are subject to change through the summer. While student timetables will retain the same courses, the specific order of courses and corresponding teachers may change. 

Timetable Change Requests

Students will have the opportunity to request a change to their timetable in late August-early September. It is important to note that very few changes will be granted as timetables have been balanced and we are not able to entertain changes to complementary classes in the Fall.  

Change Request Form

  • Grade 12 – August 25
  • Grade 11 – August 26
  • Grade 10 – August 30
  • Submit to:  Mr. Fullerton 

An email will be sent with an attached Course Change Request Form (fillable form).    The dates are listed above.  All Course Change Request Forms are to be emailed to Mr. Fullerton at mrfullerton@cbe.ab.ca. If a student makes a course change request that is appropriate, it will be sent on to their guidance counsellor for consideration, and Mr. Fullerton will notify the student that the request has been sent on. If a request cannot be considered, Mr. Fullerton will provide notice of this to the student.  Please do not email your counsellor directly to request changes to your timetable.  

The deadline to submit the Course Change Request Form to Mr. Fullerton is Tuesday, September 7. An email will be sent home on Tuesday, September 7 to remind students that the last day to submit a change request form is Wednesday, September 8. Students will send the form directly to their guidance counsellor once that email has been sent.  No further student requested changes will be entertained after Wednesday, September 8. 

Classes at Churchill are full; therefore it is difficult for counsellors to adjust timetables. Please be sure that you adhere to the guidelines below before submitting a request. 


  • All schedules are subject to change.
  • Requests to change teachers will only be considered if the student has previously completed a class with that same teacher. If you have not completed a class with a teacher you may not request a change. Student requests to be in a specific teacher's class cannot be granted.
  • Teaching assignments often change, the teacher listed on your timetable may not be the teacher when the class begins.
  • Courses cannot be moved to different periods due to extra-curricular student commitments and/or spare preferences. Students are expected to be available to attend all periods during the school day.
  • Counsellors will only contact you if there are questions regarding your schedule. Please be patient and check PowerSchool often for changes to your schedule.
  • If your counsellor needs to see you in person to discuss timetable concerns, a placeholder called "See Counsellor" will be added to your schedule. Only those students will be seen during the first 3 days of school. If you have a “See Counsellor” on your schedule, please come down to Student Services in the period that needs to be changed or your spare only. You should be attending all other classes



Finally Football is back! We are really excited that we have finally been given the go ahead for football in the fall. This will be a unique year with a few changes, but the good news is we are back on the field! Football kicks off a little earlier as we need to make use of all the practice time we can. Athletes who previously played please check Hudl throughout the summer as this will be our way of communicating. New grade 10 students and students who did not play 2 years ago, but want to please email me with questions. Practices starting in August are open to all new grade 10 students and grade 11 & 12 students. No playing experience is required so if you have any interest in playing come check it out. We will be a division 2 team within the city of Calgary, many of the athletes you will be playing against have no or limited experience in football so it is a very level playing field.

 Churchill Players

  • Helmet/Equipment Pick-up @ Churchill (Come to the back field)
  • August 25 @ 2:00
  • Practice @ 3:30/4:00 (practice will be approximate 90 minutes)
  • Practice will be helmets and jersey only (make sure you have cleats) 

We understand that starting yearly may pose some issues with your summer plans, but we are hopeful you are able to make it. The more athletes we have the better. Please try to be there! Please spread the word to your friends and potential football players. With a year away from football, football start up is crucial for our program to find success.  We will practice Wednesday August 25, 26, 27 and September 1 & 2. These are all days before school official starts. Again these days are very important for our team!

 If you can not make it but are interested in playing get in contact with me. This will help us get an idea of our numbers, but please make an effort to be there.  We can not wait to get back on the field,

Coach Slaght (Churchill) – twslaght@cbe.ab.ca


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Parents who have not already done so, must create an account in MyCBE to:

  • Pay fees or apply for a waiver

  • Register for transportation and lunch 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.​​​​​​​

​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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