Important Reminder Regarding Attendance
If your student is going to be absent at the beginning of the new school year, kindly advise our office by leaving a telephone voice message on our attendance line (open 24 hours/7) at 403-777-7190, dial 1; or by email email@example.com indicating the start date of your child. This will alleviate unnecessary phone calls home, as well as secure your child’s registration at Tom Baines School. Please also inform us if you are moving and your child will not be attending Tom Baines School.
The School Office will be open August 25 - 30th for registrations and questions from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and August 31st from 8:30 - 12:00 p.m. Starting September 1, through June office is open Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2021-22 School Start and End Times
Monday - Thursday : 8:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Friday : 8:45 - 1:10 p.m.
There is a bell schedule on the right hand side of this page.
First Day of Classes
Our first day of classes is Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Classes will start at 8:45 AM., but we would suggest you arrive on the first day at 8:30 AM to give yourself time to find your homeroom. Grade 8 & 9 students that are returning to Tom Baines will be dismissed at lunch and will need to find their own way home. All Grade 6 & 7 students and any Grade 8 & 9 students that are new to the Tom Baines building will stay for the whole day until 3:30 dismissal. If your Grade 8 or 9 student attended Tom Baines last year on the Hub but has never attended in person learning in the building they should stay for entire day. A free “Walking Taco” will be provided for lunch to these students staying all day.
We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. To view our school’s calendar with dates specific to Tom Baines School please see the Calendar page on this website. Dates for 2021-22 will not be available until late August.
Teachers will be emailing students to welcome their students to their classroom and to let them know where to go on the first day. If you do not receive an email please have your student report to the office. School starts at 8:45 a.m.
Please note * Tom Baines School is at maximum capacity so homeroom or class changes are not possible.
Suggest School Supply List
Our teachers have put together a suggested list of supplies that students will need this school year. The list is located on this page to the right in red. We would suggest students only bring a backpack, notepad and something to write with on the first day of school, as well as any special locker items they may want to organize on the first day. The teachers will guide them on what things they will need going forward.
Grade 6 Lunch Supervision
Grade 6 students who do not come home for lunch must participate in the lunchroom program. Grade 6 students have designated seating with the direct supervision of Lunchroom Supervisors who will be there to assist them during lunchtime and cleanup, as well as outside supervision. Grade 6 students staying for lunch can bring their lunch from home or will also have access to our Cafeteria services.
Please check the CBE Noon Supervision web page for updates.
Cafeteria Information (Grades 6-9)
The cafeteria provides and optional opportunity for reasonably priced, homemade, nutritious lunches and morning snacks for students, as well as a vending machine stocked with healthy snacks.This is an optional service, students are always more than welcome to bring their own lunch, and most do.
At this time we are awaiting direction from Alberta Health Services as to what the Covid-19 protocols will look like in September for operating our cafeteria. Stay tuned for more information!
All Tom Baines bus eligible students take Calgary Transit. We do not have yellow chartered school busses.
Helpful transportation links:
Virtual 2021 Open House
Due to the pandemic we had to hold a "virtual" open house for 2021. See below our 25 minute video that will give new students an idea of what to expect at Tom Baines School. Enjoy!