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2021-2022 Staffing Update, Important COVID Contact Information, School Council AGM, Next Year Planning, School Fees

Spotlight on Learning

Kindergarten students had fun working on their Under the Sea Unit.

Grade 5s enjoying their new game called Ladder Golf.
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Grade 3 students getting ready to collect data for grade 6 students testing their flying devices as part of their science unit.
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Professional Development Day

Friday, June 11, 2021
12:00 pm dismissal for Gr 1 - 8
No Kindergarten classes

2021-2022 Staffing Update

Please click here for more information on the BES Team for the 2021-2022 school year!

Important COVID Contact Information

To report a COVID positive case in your household over the weekend that could impact the school, please email the principal and assistant principal immediately:

School Council AGM

BES Council Annual General Meeting (via Google Meet) Wednesday, June 16 3:30 pm. As a parent, guardian or primary caregiver of a child enrolled at BES you are a member of the BES Council. Please click here for more information, the agenda and the meeting link. 

Next Year School Planning

Please help us in our planning for the 2021-2022 school year. Although we do not know exactly what thnadine.trottier@crps.cae 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

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.

School Calendar

Please click here to view the BES Community Calendar

June 4

P.D. Day - 12:00 pm dismissal for Grades 1 - 8, no Kindergarten classes

June 11

P.D. Day - 12:00 pm dismissal for Grades 1 - 8, no Kindergarten classes

June 16

School Council AGM 3:20 pm - virtual link

June 25

Last day of Kindergarten Classes

June 30

Grade 8 Farewell - Virtual celebration to be shared with families

June 30

Last of School (Gr 1-8) 12:00 pm dismissal

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. We will provide virtual programming all summer for students of different ages and stages: check out our programming to register!  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 June Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: or follow on Facebook:

You can also check out our School Announcements here (this is updated frequently) for more information. 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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