​​​​​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.​​

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Summer Office Hours & Business Office

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday: Closed

Guidance Office

  • Monday, August 28 - 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year

We are looking forward to an exciting new school year here at William Aberhart!

Student Photos 

Plan to have your picture taken!

Student photo visual ID cards will be initially issued at no cost to all student.  Lost or damaged ID cards will need to be immediately replaced at a charge to the students.  


Student ID cards will be required for admittance to classes, school activities, exams, sporting events, checking out library books and textbooks. ID cards may also be required to verify student status on Calgary Transit.  

All students must have their picture taken, even if a photo package is not purchased. You do not need to bring money for photos during school start up.  Each student will have pictures taken and receive a proof package mid-September.  Please visit their website for further information at http://lifetouch.ca/

Lifetouch has developed a way for families to view and order their child’s photo package using their student's school issued ID number prior to receiving their proof sheet.

Here are the quick and easy steps to access photos online by using your child’s student ID number:

• Go to mylifetouch.ca

• Click on “Student ID” - Enter Email - Get started

• Enter in your school's city, province and school name

• Then click the blue button “Continue”

• Enter in your child's full name, student ID number and the relationship to student

• Then click on the blue button “Find Student”

• Once the image of your student comes up, you can click on the blue button “Yes this is my student”

• From here you can go onto order from one of our many photo package offerings. 

If you have any questions on this ordering process, please call the Lifetouch Customer Care Line at 1.866.457.8212

Parents can still access their photos online using their child’s portrait ID and access code if they wish to after they have received their proofs.

Early Bird Student Photo & ID's by Lifetouch in the Cafeteria  9:00 - 2:00

Monday, August 28, 2023         - Grade 10 Only  A-J 9:00 - 11:30  /  K-Z 11:45 - 2:00
Tuesday, August 29, 2023        - Grade 11 Only  A-J 9:00 - 11:30  /  K-Z 11:45 - 2:00
Wednesday, August 30, 2023   - Grade 12 Only  A-J 9:00 - 11:30  /  K-Z 11:45 - 2:00


Grade 10’s and new Grade 11 and 12 students will be assigned lockers on early bird days on a first come first served basis. Please go to the Business Office to have your locker assignment processed.  Grade 11 and 12 students will remain in the lockers they already have assigned. Please come see us in the business office during this time if you have forgotten your location or code.

If you are unable to attend your set date or time for early bird photo and ID, you may come in on the other scheduled dates or on, Friday, September 1, 2023 | Photo Make up day.  https://my.lifetouch.ca/mylife...

Lifetouch will be sending your students' proofs to William Aberhart, where they will be distributed by homeroom.

First Day of Classes

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Grade 10:               9:00 - 12:00  Assembly and Activities
Grades 11 & 12:     1:00 - 3:00    Assembly and Activities

Friday, September 1, 2023

Regular Friday Bell Schedule  (See Bell Schedule below)

Bell Schedule for 2023-2024

You can print a PDF of our Bell Schedule here or from our Contact Us page.


Welcome back to school!  We have looked at timetables and reviewed them to see that where possible they are balanced.  Please be aware that course request changes will be limited as classes are full and we are managing class sizes.

Timetable changes will only be considered if:

  • The timetable is not balanced
  • You are missing a pre-requisite for a course
  • You are missing a diploma or French Immersion Certificate requirement
  • You are missing a  Post-Secondary requirement

Guidelines for Requests

  • This is a request. The priority is to provide you with an appropriate program leading to high school completion.
  • Your request(s) will be assessed on an individual basis.
  • No teacher changes

Process for Requesting a Course Change

Consideration will only be given to requests received via the Request for Course Change Fall 2023 -2024 Form. Please submit it to your Guidance Counsellor by email.    Guidance Counsellors work with students and families according to the student’s surname.

Student Surnames:

A-G, Ms. Peters   nrpeters@cbe.ab.ca

H-O, Ms. Arrell      sdarrell@cbe.ab.ca

P-Z, Ms. Verwaayen   rsverwaayen@cbe.ab.ca

Requests for course changes will be considered between August 21 and August 30.

Requesting an Online Course

The Calgary Board of Education’s online school is CBe-Learn. https://school.cbe.ab.ca/schoo...

Please see CBe-Learn’s website for courses offered, registration dates, and course access dates but be aware that information can change.

Process for Requesting an Online Course

Fill in the Online Course Request Form 2023 -2024 and submit it to your Guidance Counsellor.

School Supplies

Please bring your own basic school supplies, such as pens, pencils, and binders with paper. Your teachers will let you know if additional supplies are required.

School Calendar

View our School Calendar  for upcoming events and dates. See the CBE website for system calendars.

Athletics Start Up 

For information on our athletics program

Registration Information

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

Follow Us on Social Media

Follow school and classroom accounts for highlights of students learning and school news and announcements:


Transportation to school is by Calgary Transit.   Please visit the Calgary Transit website for details of High School Service Routes.   
Calgary Transit Bus routes, stop location and stop time information are available through links on our ABE Busing page.

The stop time provided is the time the bus leaves the stop.  Please be at the stop at least five minutes before the scheduled departure time.  Buses will not wait at or return to stops once they have left.

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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.​​​​​​​

​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.​​​​​