Thomas B. Riley School

3915 69 St NW
Calgary, AB, T3B 2J9
School Programs: Regular, Traditional Learning Centre (TLC)

School Contacts

Tiffany Austin
Assistant Principal:
Delaine Craig
Education Director:
Kevin Howell
Dana Downey

Contact Us


It is important that you call the school if your child is going to be absent or arriving late. Please report all absences to the Attendance Line at 403-777-7260 ext. 1. See more on our Attendance page.


Hours for this school year are 7:55am - 2:30pm Monday-Thursday and 7:55am – 12:00pm on Fridays. In the interest of safety and security, students should not be at school before 7:30AM (7:45 is recommended) or after 2:50PM (12:20 Fridays), unless they are participating in a supervised activity. Similarly, students staying after school for extracurricular activities should be picked up promptly after (and no later than 15 minutes following) the conclusion of the activity.

When picking up students late after school or for extracurricular activities please ensure you have arranged pick with your child for immediately after the activity. It is unfair to expect teachers and/or other staff to provide childcare for students in such situations.

Office Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Bell Times

Monday - ThursdayFriday
Warning Bell – 7:55
Period 1 – 8:00 - 8:49
Period 2 – 8:49 - 9:38
Nutrition Break – 9:38 - 9:44
Period 3 – 9:44 - 10:33
Period 4 – 10:33 - 11:21
Lunch – 11:21 - 12:05
Warning Bell – 12:03
Period 5 – 12:05 - 12:52
Period 6 – 12:54 - 1:41
Period 7 – 1:43 - 2:30
Buses Leave – 2:40
Warning Bell – 7:55
Period 1 – 8:00 - 8:58
Period 2 – 8:58 - 9:56
Nutrition Break – 9:56 - 10:02
Period 3 – 10:02 - 11:00
Period 4 – 11:02 - 12:00
Buses Leave – 12:10

School Profile

Our school profile includes a dynamic map with our designation area and walk zone.

Contacting Students During School Hours

When picking up your child for an appointment, parents are expected to check in at the office to sign their child out. There is an expectation that a note will be in the agenda to make the teacher aware of when a student needs to leave the classroom. Please do not proceed directly to the classroom. The office will assist you in locating your child. Other than in the case of an emergency or appointment, we will only be able to call the child to the office during break times.

Telephone Courtesy

Student phone calls must be limited to emergency calls only or those approved by the teacher. Security measures require us to take extra precautions when it comes to relaying information or messages to your children when they are at school. As we are unable to confirm who is calling over the telephone and by email, you must make arrangements with your child beforehand or send instructions to us in note or in the form of an email. If you will be late picking up your child at school, please ensure that you have a contingency plan in place. We would ask that you kindly keep this in mind and limit any telephone requests to family emergency situations only. Please note that students may not have access to their cell phones during the day.

Change of Address, Emergency Contacts, Telephone Number or Email Address

Please notify the school office immediately with any changes of address, telephone number, email address, or emergency contacts. It is very important that we have a record of an emergency contact on file in the event that we cannot reach you. Please ensure that business and cell phone numbers on file are current at all times. We also ask that copies of custody agreements be provided to the school so that there is no confusion about which parent is to be contacted in times of emergency and for reporting purposes.

Emergency Information / Changes

Safe and quick school evacuations are practiced throughout the year. In the event of an immediate evacuation, students will be evacuated to a nearby location. School personnel will supervise them until parents are notified and students are picked up.

In case of storm, fire, utility disruption or civil disturbance, parents will be contacted by office staff using SchoolMessenger. School personnel will supervise students whose parents cannot be reached until an emergency contact person is reached.

In case of custody issues, ensure that the custodial parent is clearly indicated. Court documents to this effect must be provided for the student’s file. Any changes to these papers or to the wishes of the custodial parent MUST come in writing with a signature.

It is extremely important that we have up–to-date information in case of an emergency situation. At the start of each year, your child will bring home the Student Demographic Information Sheet. This report will contain all of the vital information
that we have recorded for your child. Thereafter, please notify us immediately of any changes in your address, phone numbers, place of work, emergency contacts, etc.

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​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. ​​​​