Important Dates

We follow the CBE modified 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 

Our first day of classes is Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021 and the school office is open to parents on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.

Kindergarten Staggered Entry

Kindergarten classes begin on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. The first day of classes is a 30-minute drop-in session with a parent.  

***For the First Day, please drop-in at the front door; the teachers will welcome our kindergarten students/parents and show them their kindergarten doors.

  • First Day, Tuesday, August 17, 2021

30 Minutes Drop In with Parents – Select One Time

8:15 – 8:45                                       10:30 – 11:00

8:45 – 9:15                                       11:00 – 11:30

9:15 – 9:45                                       11:30 – Noon

 

  • Wednesday (August 18), Thursday (August 19),  Friday, (August 20)

One-Hour Staggered Entry Students Independently

Morning Classes                              08:15 – 09:15 

Afternoon Classes                           12:05 – 01:05

Friday Morning Classes                   08:15 – 09:15

 

  • First Full Week – Monday, August 23 to Friday, August 27

Two-Hour Staggered Entry

Morning Classes                              08:15 – 10:15

Afternoon Classes                           12:05 –  02:05

Friday Afternoon Classes                08:15 – 10:15

 

  • Second Full Week – Monday, August 30 to Friday, September 03

Full Time Hours

Morning Classes                              08:15 – 11:10

Afternoon Classes                           12:05 – 03:00

Friday Morning Classes                   08:15 – 11:15


Our Kindergarten Orientation presentation was recorded. You can watch it here: Kindergarten Orientation Video.

School Start & End Times

Kindergarten Regular Hours
Monday through Thursday
AM Class Start8:15 AM
AM Class Dismissal 11:10 AM
PM Class Start12:05 PM
PM Class Dismissal3:00 PM
Friday Early Dismissals
AM/PM (Alternating) Class Start*8:15 AM
Dismissal 11:15 AM

*Morning and Afternoon Classes come on alternating Friday mornings

Grades 1 to 4
Monday through Thursday
Morning Start8:15 AM
Lunch 11:50 AM to 12:40 PM
Dismissal 3:00 PM
Friday Early Dismissals
Morning Start8:15 AM
Dismissal 12:15 PM

School Supply Lists

School supply lists are distributed by teachers during the first week of school.

For the 2021-22 school year, a student supplies fee will apply to all students in kindergarten through grade 6. The fee supports in offsetting the cost to purchase supplies like pens, pencils, and erasers so that students have the tools to learn from their first day in class. Student supplies fees will be assigned after September 2021.

Students will need a backpack and a pair of indoor shoes that are to be left at school.  If you'd like to send your child with a water bottle, please make sure it is not breakable. Please mark all your child's belongings with their name clearly.

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the Modified calendar. View our School Calendar for upcoming events and dates.
For system calendars, please visit: http://www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/calendars.

Noon Supervision

Lunchtime is from 11:50 AM to 12:40 PM and we have a 4-day lunch supervision program available. View our Noon Supervision page for information how to register.

Families who wants to register their children in the lunchroom program must register online. The best way to register your child is by going to preregister them using MyCBE / PowerSchool account. 

Food in School

Within the health curriculum the students learn about healthy eating. Having a lunch filled with fruits, vegetables, sandwiches and other healthy foods will ensure your child is able to focus on his/her studies for the afternoon classes. Please assist us with educating the students with regards to healthy eating by providing a well-balanced lunch.

We would like to thank all of Taradale parents for providing their children with healthy, nutritious snacks and lunches on a daily basis. Parents are reminded to discuss with their children the importance of only eating their own snacks and lunches to prevent the sharing of food. We have students in our schoolhouse who have severe allergies to peanuts, cashews and other food sources which if eaten could create a medical difficulty. Please minimize the amount of peanut products in your child’s snacks and lunches.

Working together to teach our students to eat only their own food and not sharing, as well as to be aware and sensitive to each other’s allergies, is key in maintaining a safe environment for all of our Taradale students.

Assigned Teachers

  •  Please arrive at the school at approximately 8:05 – 8:10 AM.
  • All teachers will greet children outside. All class lists will be posted on the outside school walls.
  • Please check the lists for the CLASSROOM TEACHER NAME AND ROOM NUMBER.
  • We will begin a Gradual Entry at 8:09 AM and students will enter
  • A school package will be sent home at the beginning of the school year which includes the school calendar, fees, information on lunchroom program, required forms.

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on Thursday,  August 12, 2021 for registration.

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

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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 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.​​​​​​​

​​Yellow School Bus Tra​nsportation

Yellow school bus routes for the 2021-22 school year are created o​ver the summer and based on the addresses submitted before the pre-registration deadline in June. Transportation continues to accept registrations after the deadline; however, students are added to the closest existing stop with available space. Processing times could be up to six weeks at the beginning of the school year due to volume.

More information about 2021-22 transportation service levels and proposed fees are posted on the CBE website.

Your bus stop location and time will be available in your MyCBE / PowerSchool account by mid-August.

Conditional riders can also register using MyCBE / PowerSchool. Applications will be considered after eligible riders registrations have been processed.

Learn more about transportation on the CBE website.

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.​​​​​

Friday, Sept 24 is a system-wide non-instructional day so there are no classes for CBE students. Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures #WeAreCBE https://t.co/2BCAzks4jb

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