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 for Kindergarten to Grade 6

Our first day of classes is Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 and the school office is open to parents on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM. Between August 27 - August 31 teachers will be calling all families to introduce themselves and also share what the first day of school procedures will be when students arrive at school.

School Start & End Times

At West Dalhousie school we have a soft entry.  That means that you will not hear a bell ring. Students may enter the school from 7:50 - 8:00 a.m. via their designated doors.  After 8:00 a.m. students are to enter the school via the front door of the school.  Past 8:00 a.m. students are considered tardy.  Dismissal is at 14:32 Monday to Thursday and at 12:05 on Friday.  

Monday to Thursday

  • 7:55 - 11:00 AM
  • 11:40 AM - 2:32 PM
  • Lunch: 11:00 - 11:40 PM
  • Recess: 15 minutes and staggered by grade ( teacher will email information)

Every Friday (Early Dismissal)

  • 7:55 AM - 12:05 PM

Kindergarten students will attend Monday, Wednesday and alternating Fridays.

School Supply Lists

School supplies are provided to all students on the first day of school by the Teacher. Students are expected to have indoor running shoes and a backpack. Please pack a snack and lunch for your child each day – on Fridays, all children need a snack. For Noon Supervision guidelines, please refer to the handout in the Opening Package.

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. View our calendar page for events and dates. 

Links and Forms To Review:

Please review the links and forms found in the side bar.

Assigned Teachers and Class lists

During the last two weeks in June, teachers meet and create class lists for the following school year. It is important to understand the process that staff engages in to make these decisions for all children. A great deal of time, thought and discussion occurs throughout this decision making process and consideration of many factors is given in order to create heterogeneous groupings of students. These include balancing the following for each class: learning strengths, learning challenges, overall achievement levels, social/behavioral challenges, work habits, special learning needs, ELL needs, gender, positive social connections, personalities, and input from the previous teacher. Please know that your child’s placement certainly will reflect carefully considered decisions on the part of the staff in order to provide balanced classrooms where each child feels valued, safe, supported, challenged and successful.  For this reason we do not take parent requests for placement of children in a specific class or with a specific teacher.  Staffing changes occur throughout the summer.  

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, 9:00 AM for registration.

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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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