​​​​​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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First Day of Classes

Our first day of classes is August 31, 2023 and the school office is open to parents on August 28-30, 2023 from 09:00-3:00 pm.  Teaching staff will be reaching out to families at the end of August to make introductions so that you are aware who your child's teacher will be for the 2023-24 school year. 

Our Kindergarten students will have staggered entry on August 31 and September 1 - timings for staggered entry are detailed in the welcome letters sent to individual families.  Essentially this means not all Kindergarten students will start school on the same day.   Please refer to your family's individual letter for exact date/time of attendance for your child.   Please reach out to the School Office if you have questions about Kindergarten staggered entry. 

Regular Kindergarten classes will begin on September 5, 2023.  Kindergarten families, please meet your teacher on the compound (bottom of hill). 

School Start and End Times

Our bell times are:                             

Grade 1 to 6

Monday to ThursdayFriday
8:55 Bell rings to enter school
Classes begin 
8:55Bell rings to enter school
Classes begin 

Classes Begin 

12:50 Early Dismissal
3:40 Dismissal

Kindergarten - Monday to Thursday


Bell rings to enter school 
AM Class begins
12:53PM Class Begins
11:47AM Class dismissal3:40 PM Class Dismissal

Kindergarten - Friday 

Alternate between AM and PM Class. See our Calendar for dates.

Friday Mornings - (alternating AM and PM Class)
Bell rings to enter school
Class begins
12:50Class dismissal

School Supplies

Woodbine School provides students with basic student supplies these will be distributed to students in the first few days of school.  Parents are asked to provide students with a large backpack, indoor shoes (velcro if your student cannot tie shoe laces), water bottle and a peanut free lunch (if you are part of the Lunch Supervision program, Grades 1-6 and staying at school for lunch) and a healthy snack. Indoor shoes are brought to school the first day of school and left at school. Many backpacks and shoes look alike; please label ALL student possessions.

School Calendar

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

Lunch Supervision

Lunch Registration

In order to eat lunch at school in our lunchroom program, all students must be registered. For more specific information as to cost and registration procedures, please see our Lunch Supervision Lunch Supervision page.

Registration and payment is done through MyCBE 

Woodbine School operates a four-day lunchroom program for all students from Grades 1 - 6.  

Please remember to call our lunchroom line to report a child’s absence/drop-in at 
403-777-8630 extension 2.

Woodbine School operates a “Peanut-Aware” lunchroom. We discourage peanut products in the lunchroom but cannot guarantee a “peanut free” environment. Please let us know if your child has food allergies and requires support. For more information on how to deal with allergies, please see our Illness and Medical page.

Snacks and lunches should be easy for children to manage. Hot water and microwaves are not accessible for students.

During lunch recess, supervision is provided for students attending the lunch program.  Students who go home for lunch should return no more than 5 minutes prior to the 1:00 pm entry bell and line up with their class to re-enter school.  

Grade Configurations

  • Kindergarten 
  • Grade 1 
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5/6

School Parking Lot

Please note that the parking lot is not available for visitor/volunteer parking. We ask that you refrain from parking in the parking lot. The parking lot is only accessible to CBE employees as staff members have assigned parking and arrive at various times throughout the day. For safety reasons, DO NOT use the parking lot to drop-off or pick-up children.

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.​​​​​