​​​​​Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year

Important Dates

We follow the CBE instructional ​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.​​

Back to School Information

First Day of Classes 

  • Our first day of classes is Thursday, Aug 31, 2023, with Friday, Sep. 1, 2023 being our first Early Dismissal day (where all classes end at 12:05 PM). 
  • The school office is open to parents on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023.

School Start & End Times

Grades 1 – 5:

Mondays – Thursdays:  8:00 AM – 2:35 PM (with lunch from 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM)

Fridays: 8:00 AM – 12:05 PM (with no lunch break).  ALL CLASSES END EVERY FRIDAY AT 12:05 PM


AM Class: Mondays – Thursdays: 8:00 AM – 10:49 AM

PM Class: Mondays – Thursdays:  11:46 AM – 2:35 PM

AM or PM Class – Alternating Fridays: 8:00 AM – 12:05 PM (see our calendar for which dates AM and PM attend)

School Supplies

Students supplies are provided by the school for children in kindergarten through Grade 5. Families are to provide indoor shoes, backpacks, lunch, and snacks. You may also choose to send your child with a water bottle. 

School Calendar

View our School Calendars for upcoming events and dates specific to Varsity Acres School.  See the CBE website for system calendars.

Lunch Supervision 

Grades 1 to 5 have a lunch break from 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM. Students registered for Lunch Supervision  have the following schedule:

  • Grades 4 & 5 will eat from 11:45 AM - 12:05 PM and have time for outdoor lunch recess from 12:05 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Grades 1-3 will have outdoor lunch recess from 11:45 AM to 12:05 PM and eat from 12:05 PM to 12:30 PM.
  • For more information visit our Lunch Supervision page.

Assigned Teachers 

A message to families will be sent out via School Messenger the last week in August with information about homeroom and teacher assignments, as well as where to meet for the first day of school.


All kindergarten students will be given staggered entry times for the first day of school, August 31, 2023

Registration Information

Please visit our How to Register page for registration details. Please note that the registration process is completed online, but schools can assist with any questions.

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​​​​​​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 2023-24 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

Subscribe to School Messages

Most school messages are sent to parents through SchoolMessenger. It’s a mass communication tool that allows schools to easily and securely send email, phone and text messages to parents / guardians, independent students in a particular grade, class, school or area. Messages are sent to the parent contacts on file at your school.​​

To ensure you receive important information from your child’s school and the Calgary Board of Education, subscribe to school messages.​

​​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 2023-24 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 2023-24 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. Should routes change or if qualified students are added to a route and the bus becomes overcrowded, conditional riders may be removed to accommodate these changes.​

Learn more about transportation on the CBE website.

​Follow CBE on Social Media

Follow the CBE social media platforms to stay up-to-date on system news and announcements.

​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.​​​​​