​Important Dates

We are a modified calendar school. However, due to the ongoing health risk of COVID-19, the CBE has made the decision to move all modified calendar schools and programs to the traditional calendar for 2020-21. 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.


The Alberta Government announced on July 21 that schools will be in Scenario 1 as of Sept. 1, 2020.  

The CBE's 2020-21 re-entry plan is subject to change as more information becomes available from the province. We will continue to update schools with more details during the next school year.​

You can find the COVID Self-Assessment Tool​ (daily checklist) in the Government Resources section on the CBE website. 

Back to School Information

*See our Re-Entry Plan under Resources on this page.

First Day of Classes - Grades 1 - 5

Our first day of classes is Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 and the school office is open to parents on August 26, 2019 at 8:00 am.

Kindergarten  - Staggered Entry

Kindergarten students and their parents are welcome to attend a 30-minute drop in on one of these two days.  Sept 1 8:30-9:30 Group A, Sept 1 1-2 Group B. Sept 2 8:30-9:30 Group C Sept 2 1-2 Group D. Children coming for this drop-in will need to be accompanied by an adult. This process allows children to become familiar with the program with fewer children involved and to spend a shorter amount of time at school. Your child’s teacher will be in contact with you in August to let you know what date your child will be attending. On Thursday September 3, Groups A & C will come to school from 9-10:30 and Groups B & D will come so students have a chance to get to know their teacher and a few peers before our first full day of school on  Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. 

Kindergarten - First Day

First full day of Kindergarten is Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.

School Start and End Times

For Full Day Kindergarten up to grade 5 

  • Monday-Thursday 8:00 - 2:35
  • Lunch Monday - Thursday 11:45-12:30
  • Friday 8:00-12:15
  • Daily Recess: 9:50-10:05

Valley View Science Kindergarten 

  • AM class to attend full days on Monday and Wednesday 8:00 - 2:35. They will stay for lunch on these two days.
  • PM class to attend full days on Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 - 2:35. They will stay for lunch on these two days. 

Alternate Friday: 8:00 - 12:15

School Calendar

For the 2020-2021 school year all CBE schools will follow the Traditional Calendar. To view our school’s calendar, click here.

For system calendars, please visit here:
http://www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/calendars/Pages/default.aspx

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on August 26, 2020 for registration.

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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 / 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 noon 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.​

​Yellow School Bus Tra​nsportation

Yellow school bus routes for the 2020-21 school year are created over the summer and based on the addresses submitted before the pre-registration deadline in May. While CBE Transportation continues to accept pre-registrations, these will not be considered until route changes are done after Thanksgiving.

COVID-19 Chan​ges

  • Riding the Bus Flowchart and Checklist
  • Only registered students have bus route and stop information provided through MyCBE / PowerSchool; this is to control the number of students accessing a bus in order to support maintaining healthy distances
  • Only registered students should use transportation services
  • Students are assigned to one stop based on their primary home address for general transportation; alternate stops will not be available
  • Students will be assigned a seat by the driver; students must adhere to the seating plan
  • Students must complete the AHS health assessment every morning before leaving for the bus stop. Students or family members with COVID-19 symptoms must stay home.
  • Masks are mandatory for students K-12, including on school buses
  • All service providers will follow Alberta Education and Alberta Health COVID-19 guidelines
Please visit our Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions page, Transportation Section for more information.​

More information about 2020-21 transportation service levels and proposed fees are posted on the CBE website.

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

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.​​​​​

The Alberta School Councils' Association is conducting a survey to measure the “pandemic pulse” in the province. Families with children in K-12 are invited to participate. The survey will take about 15 minutes and closes on Friday, Nov. 6 https://t.co/GQggL7IRT0 https://t.co/ezYmUarRMj

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