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Truth & Reconciliation

CBE Schools Commemorate Truth and Reconciliation

In the last week of September, CBE schools participated in numerous activities including ribbon-tying, assemblies and watching live broadcasts to commemorate Truth and Reconciliation Week. Many schools have posted photos, videos and more on their websites or through their social media channels. The CBE is committed to acknowledging and supporting the implementation of the TRC 94 Calls to Action specific to education. We support improved achievement, equity and well being for students who self-identify as Indigenous, and creating opportunities for all students, staff and school communities to engage in practices that facilitate reconciliation.

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we ARE Growing!

Chris UsifDid you know that we are welcoming more students to the CBE than ever before? We have more than 126,000 students registered at 249 schools across our system, with two more new schools opening this year. We have also welcomed a total of 4,500 students from other countries into our schools, including more than 650 Ukrainian students.

It is so important that every student have the opportunity to succeed personally and academically regardless of background, identity or personal circumstances. We are proud to offer positive and inclusive learning and working environments in every one of our schools.

Christopher​ Usih, Chief Superintendent

Have Your Say 
Have Your Say! Possible Transition for Modified-Calendar Schools

The CBE is gathering feedback on the possibility of transitioning 28 regular-program schools operating on the modified calendar to the traditional calendar. Families and staff at modified-calendar schools and their feeder schools received an email on Sept. 30 inviting them to share their perspectives. All other families are welcome to share their perspectives as well.

A Primer on School Fees

For many families, costs such as busing, lunch supervision and field trips can really add up. We know that affordability is an issue and we are committed to giving every student a high-quality education regardless of their family’s ability to pay fees.

School Bus & Kids  
Drive A Yellow School Bus

Calling all potential school bus drivers! If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a driver, please connect with your transportation service providers directly for more information:

New K-6 Curriculum Underway

In Alberta, the curriculum is determined by Alberta Education. It identifies what students are expected to learn and do in all subjects from kindergarten to Grade 12.

This year, we are implementing new curriculum in K-3 English Language Arts and Literature and Mathematics, as well as Physical Education and Wellness from K-6. A smaller number of teachers in gr. 4-6 are part of a small scale implementation for gr. 4-6 Mathematics and English Language Arts and Literature. We also have some teacher piloting K-6 Science and French Immersion Language Arts and Literature.

A Warm Welcome From Your Board of Trustees

As an elected Board, our job is to govern the CBE, one of the best education systems in the world. It’s also our job to advocate on behalf of all CBE students. We are already meeting with MLAs to discuss our capital plan, and the need for school modernizations to meet the learning needs of today’s students.

Whether you’re new to the CBE, or have had children enrolled for years, we encourage you to get involved in your child(ren)’s school, participate in school council, and stay current with events happening in your school and the system as a whole. Make sure you also subscribe to SchoolMessenger to receive important updates from your school about fees, picture days, field trips, fund lunches and more. You can also opt in to receive text messages. Just text the word YES to 978338.

We also invite you to engage with us​. Your perspectives help us to make the best decisions for our students.

For School Councils

One of the most important ways you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of CBE students is by participating on school councils. By connecting students, schools and your community, school councils help nurture and inspire students to achieve their full potential.

Please see the CBE School Councils webpage for more information and resources.


Donations & Fundraising

Making a donation to your school, a specific project at a school or CBE system initiative is easy by visiting EducationMatters Community Campaigns. It’s also easy for school-based parent societies to set-up fundraising campaigns for a particular initiative at their school. New this year is a text-to-donate feature that schools can also use to enhance fundraising, making it simple for parents, students and community members to give.

EducationMatters, CBE's Trust and Foundation, processes all monetary donations for CBE. EducationMatters is a registered charity and will issue tax receipts for donations of $20 or more.


Community of School Councils (COSC) Meetings

About four times per year, school council chairs or designates are invited to engage with trustees and administration on key issues facing schools and the system.

Meeting dates, materials and presentations are posted on the School Councils Meeting page. Invitations are sent out prior to each meeting to the email addresses on our school council distribution list.

School Council Meetings

Help Us Keep Our School Council Distribution List Current

School council chairs should send an email to and include the name and email addresses for your Chair, Vice/Co-Chair, and Key Communicator.

Alberta School Council Association (ASCA) Courses

The Board of Trustees is pleased to pay for two Alberta School Council Association (ASCA) courses to support the successful operation of all CBE school councils this fall.

The two courses that will be offered are:

  • School Council Introduction
  • Tools for Effective School Councils

More information about these courses will be made available to school councils in the near future.

$500 School Council Grant

More details about the provincial government grant for the 2022-23 school year are expected soon and will be shared with school councils.​

ASCA Information

Key Dates
(September - October 2022)

See your school website for dates specific to your school community.
Additional system calendar information can be found on the calendar webpage and the events page.

CBE CalendarsCBE Events

Friday, Oct. 7

System Non-Instruction Day
Students do not attend school

Monday, Oct. 10

Thanksgiving Day
All schools and CBE offices are closed

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Public Board meeting at 11:00 AM

Tuesday, Oct. 11 to Friday, Oct. 14

Fall Break for modified calendar schools

Monday, Oct. 17

Classes resume in modified calendar schools

Thursday, Oct. 27

School Council Introduction 7:00 PM

Friday, Oct. 28

System Non-Instruction Day
Students do not attend school

Monday, Nov. 7

Tools for Effective Councils
7:00 PM​​​


CBE Connections is emailed every month to families to connect them more closely with what’s happening across our system.

Communication & Engagement Services

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