Important Year-End Information for Families

Jun. 25, 2018

The following information was sent to all CBE parents/guardians on Monday, June 25:

As we wrap up another school year, we have some important information for families about My CBE Account, fee payments, waivers and transportation for the 2018-19 school year.

Over the summer, the Calgary Board of Education will implement a new student information system called PowerSchool. The new system will have a parent portal that will allow families to access the services that are currently available through MyCBE Account and Home Logic. It will allow families to track student attendance and grades, as well as register for services and pay fees in one convenient location. More information about the new system will be available starting in August and as the new school year begins.

In advance of this change over the summer, it is important that all outstanding business, including transportation registration and payment of outstanding fees for the current school year be completed by Friday, June 29.

My CBE Account

Each year My CBE Account is unavailable in early July as the system updates information for the next school year. You will not be able to access your account starting at 4 p.m. on June 29 until July 6. After that time, most services will be available until the system is permanently disabled on July 24.

After July 24, parents and guardians will no longer be able to access their My CBE Account.

PowerSchool Parent Portal

Starting in August, families will have to create a new account to access the new online PowerSchool parent portal. This will allow continued access to online transportation registration and to make online fee payments which were previously completed in My CBE Account. You do not need to re-register for transportation.

To create an account to access the new PowerSchool parent portal, you will need your child’s CBE Student ID Number. There are a number of places you can find your child’s CBE student ID number:

  • Check your child's most recent report card.
  • Check your current My CBE Account.
  • Refer to your child's student ID card.
  • Ask your child.
  • Please visit your school in person to request the number. The CBE cannot give out this number over the phone.

Fees

We expect fees for the 2018-19 school year will be available in the new parent portal starting in August and throughout September and October. Families can begin to make fee payments as soon as they create a new PowerSchool parent portal account. Please check the parent portal regularly as fees may not all appear at once.

Transportation

Yellow school bus pre-registration closed on June 15, 2018. The transportation team is currently creating routes for the 2018-19 school year based on the addresses submitted before the cut off date.

Families can continue to apply for yellow school bus service as long as My CBE Account is still available and then again when the new PowerSchool parent portal is launched. While CBE Transportation continues to accept registrations, these applications will not be included in yellow bus route planning until route changes are done after Thanksgiving. Although your address will not be considered in the route planning until this time, students can access stops that are within your area prior to Thanksgiving.

New routes will be posted at cbe.ab.ca/busstop by Aug. 13 for modified calendar schools and by Aug. 29 for traditional calendar schools. 

All families registered for yellow school bus transportation will receive a confirmation email in October. If you change your mind about using yellow school bus service next year, you can cancel your registration online by Oct. 31, 2018 with no financial penalty.

The deadline for eligible students to submit Calgary Transit passes for rebate is July 31, 2018.

Families are also reminded to keep their child’s ZPass as this is a multi-year pass that will be reactivated and used again next year.

More information will be available on our website and your child’s school website in August.
We hope you have a great summer!