​​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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First Day of Classes 

Our first day of classes is Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022 and the school office is open to parents on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 (please call ahead as office hours are varied)

School Start & End Times

Our bell times are:

Mornings8:00 AM – 11:24 AM 
Lunch11:24 AM – 12:04 PM
Afternoons12:04 PM – 2:30 PM
Early Dismissal Fridays8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Valley Creek School Bell Schedule 2022-2023


Monday – Thursday 

7:58 am – Warning Bell 

8:00 – 8:48 – Period 1 

8:49 – 9:37 – Period 2 

9:37 – 9:47 – Health Break (10 minutes) 

9:47 - 10:35 - Period 3 

10:36 – 11:24 – Period 4 

11:24 am – 12:04 pm – Lunch (40 minutes) 

12:04 - 12:52 – Period 5 

12:53 - 1:41 – Period 6 

1:42 – 2:30 – Period 7 

2:30 pm – Dismissal 


Friday Schedule 

7:58 am – Warning Bell 

8:00 – 8:32 – Period 1 

8:33 – 9:05 – Period 2 

9:06 - 9:38 - Period 3 

9:39 – 10:11 – Period 4 

10:11 am – 10:22 am – Health Break (11 minutes) 

10:22 - 10:54 – Period 5 

10:55 - 11:27 - Period 6 

11:28 – 12:00 – Period 7 

12:00 pm – Dismissal

For more information on school hours visit our Contact Us page.


School Supplies

School Supply Lists for Grade 7 to 9 are attached under 'Resources' at the top right of this page. Grade 7 to 9 school supplies are not supplied by the school.

Grade 4 to 6 school supplies are supplied by the school.


School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. View our school's Calendar for upcoming events and dates.  

For system calendars, please visit: http://www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/calendars

Lunch Supervision

For more information visit our Lunch Supervision page.

Lunch Supervision will begin on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. If your child is in Grade 4 to 6 please be sure to register/pay for this service through your my CBE/PowerSchool account.

Our cafeteria will open on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. The cafeteria will have vouchers that you can purchase through your my CBE/PowerSchool account, and online ordering in the fall: cafeteria order link

Assigned Teachers 

Parents and Students will be able to access PowerSchool to see assigned homeroom teachers. Please note that homerooms and staff assignments may change. Lists will also be posted on the first day of school.

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 for registration. Please call ahead as office hours are varied.


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​​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.​​​​​​​

​​​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 2022-23 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

​​​​Yellow School Bus Tra​nsportation

Yellow school bus routes for the 2022-23 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 2022-23 transportation service levels and proposed fees are posted on the CBE website.

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

Conditional riders can also register using MyCBE. 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.​​​​​

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