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.​

The Calgary Board of Education continues to plan for the health measures that may be in place for the next school year. More details will be shared with families before the first day of classes.

Find the latest information on the CBE website and the Alberta Government website.​

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First Day of Classes 

Our first day of classes is Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, with Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 being our first Early Dismissal day (where all classes end at 12:00 PM).  
The school office is open to parents on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021.

School Start & End Times

Grades 1 – 5:

Mondays – Thursdays:  8:00 AM – 2:35 PM (with lunch from 11:25 AM – 12:10 PM)

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

Kindergarten:

AM Class: Mondays – Thursdays: 8:00 AM – 10:50 AM

PM Class: Mondays – Thursdays:  11:45 AM – 2:35 PM

AM or PM Class – Alternating Fridays: 8:00 AM – 12:05 PM

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. View our Varsity Acres School Calendars for upcoming events and dates specific to Varsity Acres School.  

Noon Supervision 

Grades 1 - 5 have a lunch break from 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM  Students registered for Noon Supervision will eat from 11:25 AM - 11:45 AM and have time for outdoor lunch recess from 11:45 AM - 12:10 PM  If your child requires a bit more time to eat, they will have that option prior to going outside.  For more information visit our Noon Supervision page.

Assigned Teachers 

A message to families will be sent out via School Messenger with information about homeroom and teacher assignments, as well as where to meet on the morning of Sept. 1 for the first day of school.

Kindergarten  

Sept. 1 and 2, 2021 will be staggered entry for our Kindergarten students where they will only attend for 75 minutes at their pre-assigned time.  A letter will be sent out to confirm the times your Kindergarten child is to attend. Kindergarten enters and exits through the courtyard exit.  Guardians or caregivers are asked to meet children outside in the courtyard area.

Registration Information

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

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​​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 lunch 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.​

​​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 2021-22 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 2021-22 transportation service levels and proposed fees are posted on the CBE website.

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

Conditional riders can also register using MyCBE / PowerSchool. 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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