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E-NEWS: Next Year School Planning, CRPS Homestay Program, Important Dates

Students canoeing

Spotlight on Learning

Please click here to view an online newspaper created from our Grade 6 students (at-home and in-school learners).

“All articles have been researched, written, and edited by Grade 6 students. Students are members of the Grade 6 At-Home Learning class and a Grade 6 in person class. Together, we represent a diverse group of grade 6 students from all areas of the Bow Valley. We strive to bring you interesting, accurate, informative news each week. Our news stories will be about a range of topics that we are learning about and that we are interested in.”

Grade 6 students had the pleasure of interviewing Mayor Borrowman, as part of their Social Studies curriculum on local politics.

Last week our Gr. 8 students enjoyed canoeing, as part of their Outdoor Pursuit activity:

Full Day Professional Development

Friday, May 21, 2021
No Classes for Students Grades K - 8

Next Year School Planning

Please help us in our planning for the 2021-2022 school year. Although we do not know exactly what the next school year will look like, we are asking you to inform the office if your child(ren) will NOT be attending Banff Elementary School (or Banff Community High School if your child is currently in Grade 8). Please email us at if you did not respond to our intent form in March or your plans have changed.

CRPS Homestay Program - Hosts needed 2021/2022 School Year

Our homestay families are an integral part of the International Student Program. CRPS is now accepting host applications for the Homestay Program for the 2021/2022 school year. Remuneration of $1,025 is paid monthly per student. CRPS has a rigorous COVID-19 readiness plan in place to keep our host families and communities safe. For more information please click here.

School Fees Now Due

2020-2021 School Fees (Lunch Supervision) are now due. Debit or credit card payments can be made online through your PowerSchool Parent Portal. You can find instructions here on how to make a payment. Please contact Joanne Geyer at to make payment arrangements if you are unable to pay in full at this time. Thank you if you have already made payment.

Important Dates - Please click here to view the BES Community Calendar

May 7 - 20

Online Learning for all students

May 19

School Council Virtual Meeting 3:20 pm - click here for the meeting link

May 21

Full Day P.D. - no online classes for students Grades K - 8

May 24

Victoria Day - School is closed

May 25

Students return to in-school learning

May 26

CRPS Board Virtual Meeting 7:00 pm

School and Family Wellness Worker

Ashley Butenschon is here to help support families and students with their social and emotional well-being. Please contact her at 403-762-4465 ext 6089. One more way Canadian Rockies School Division is here to help support not only your child, but also your family.

Right from the Start

Right from the Start provides programming about positive mental health to all students at BES. Here is our May newsletter. Have a listen to Everyday Consent for Children and Youth, a podcast produced by the YWCA, with BES Success Coach Megan Jenniex as guest speaker. Here's a short survey: please let us know how we can best support you and your family. Thanks for your input! Stay tuned for more information and registration about our (virtual) summer programming, coming later in May. We can be reached as always by emailing Success Coaches and You can check out our website for resources, and find us on social media!

Settlement Services

Settlement Services provides Permanent Residents of Canada, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees with the support they need to settle in the Bow Valley.  Please click the link for the Settlement Services May Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: or follow on Facebook:

Please see the school web-site at for the Re-Entry Plan, additional information, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under News. You can also check out our School Announcements here (this is updated frequently). Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders.

Please follow CRPS on Facebook and Follow/Tag us on Twitter, so you can stay up-to-date on all CRPS school related issues, updates and information.

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Banff , Alberta T1L 1K1

Phone: 403-762-4465

Fax: 403-762-4036