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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School Calendar

We are a school that follows the Traditional Calendar. View our Calendar page for events and dates. 

First Day of Classes

Our first day of classes is Sep. 1, 2021  for Grades 1 - 5 and the school office is open for questions/information on Aug 30, 2021.

On the first two days of school we have a staggered entry for kindergarten. This allows for a greater opportunity for children to get to know their teacher, their classmates and adjust to their new classroom routines.

Student With

First Day

Start Time

End Time

No School On

Last Names A-L

Morning (AM) Class

Sept 1, 2021

9:10 am

12:00 pm

Sept 2, 2021

Last Names A-L

Afternoon (PM) class

Sept 1, 2021

1:00 pm

3:50 pm

Sept 2, 2021

Last Names M-Z

Morning (AM) Class

Sept 2, 2021

9:10 am

12:00 pm

Sept 1, 2021

Last Names M-Z

Afternoon (PM) Class

Sept 2, 2021

1:00 pm

3:50 pm

Sept 1, 2021


Our alternating AM/PM schedule will start on Friday, Sept 3, 2021 with AM Kindergarten students. No PM class on this day.

School Start & End Times

Our bell times are:

Kindergarten

  • Morning     |   Monday to Thursday   9:10 am – 12:00 pm
  • Afternoon  |   Monday to Thursday   1:00 pm – 3:50 pm 

Friday - Alternating AM/PM  See our WOM Calendar 21-22

Grades 1 - 5

  • Monday to Thursday   9:10 am – 12:35 pm  |   1:20 pm – 3:50 pm
  • Friday 9:10 AM - 1:20 pm

For more information on school hours visit our Contact Us page.

Kindergarten

Classes begin on Sep. 1 or 2, 2021 with a staggered entry schedule.  Tue., Sep. 1, 2021 for children with last names starting with A-L, and Wed., Sep. 2 for children with last names M-Z. The first day for all children is Thu., Sep. 3.

Teachers will meet children on the west wall compound (near the creative playground). They will be wearing name tags and orange vests, and once they have collected their children, they will bring them into their class. Before bringing your child to his/her teacher, please check-in to the Kindergarten Welcome table, located in the middle of the compound. If possible, please know the letter(s) of your child’s bus(es) when you come to school.

In preparation for September classes:

  • Bus maps and schedules will be available at the school on Aug 30 & 31 between the hours of 9:00am – 3:00pm. They will also be available on the Calgary Board of Education Website.
  • Once you know your child’s bus letter – record this, along with their address and emergency contact information somewhere safe on your child’s backpack (ex a nametag).

If your plans have changed and your child will no longer attend W.O. Mitchell, please notify the office as soon as possible, 403-777-6100 ext. 0 or email us at womitchell@cbe.ab.ca.

Assigned Teachers

To view our complete staff list, please visit the Our Staff page. Teacher and classroom blogs may be found on our Classes & Departments page.

If you provided your email address on your child's registration form, your child’s teacher will send you an email the day before school starts, introducing himself/herself to your family. Teachers will meet children on the west wall compound (near the creative playground). They will be wearing name tags and orange vests, and once they have collected their children, they will bring them into their class.

If your child is taking the bus on the first day, staff will meet children at the bus and direct them to their teacher. Please make sure that your child knows what their bus letter is. If you are dropping your child off on the first day, but plan on taking the bus later, please let your child’s teacher know the bus letter. 

If you are dropping your child off, please say good-bye outside.

Class Lists & Placement Requests

Please know that your child’s current classroom teacher will spend much thoughtful time strategically placing students into each years’ classes to best support their learning and social needs. This work usually begins the end of May.

We do not accept parent requests for teacher-specific student placements in any grade, nor do we accept peer requests. Please do not ask your child’s teacher, or administration to do this. Going forward, if you have information about your child that you believe we may not know, or that has changed, but that may impact success in next grade, please put this in writing to the attention of Principal Susan Coveyduck. This information will be held confidentially.

Noon Supervision

Lunch Hour:  Varies by classroom, as at this time we are planning for staggered lunch times.

For more information visit our Noon Supervision page. Learn more about Lunchtime.

School Supplies

All school supplies used in the classroom are distributed by teachers during the first days of classes. Please provide a backpack large enough to carry reading and homework books, as well as a pair of indoor non-marking shoes. Please ensure that all your child’s items, especially their shoes, are labeled properly. 

Information Packet

On the first day of school, each child will come home with a information packet containing important information regarding parental contact, medical information, school fees and accompanying services. Please give the information in the packet the attention it requires. The folders are due back to school on Sep. 15.

Registration Information

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

Our school office opens on Aug. 30 for registration from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.


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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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