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COVID Contact Information, School Council AGM, Lost & Found, Next Year Planning, School Fees

Spotlight on Learning

Our grade 7 students are happy to be part of tennis lessons at the Banff Springs, as part of their Outdoor Pursuit Program.

Grade 4 students experimenting with bubble art.
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Kindy students labelling the parts of an insect: “We learned that insects have a head, thorax and abdomen, as well as wings, antennae, and six legs.”
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Our kindy students showing off their numeracy skills.
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Full Day Friday

Friday, June 18, 2021
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:02) Grades K - 8

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:
When notifying the school of an absence please ensure to provide a detailed reason. If the absence is illness related, please indicate the symptoms. If your child is exhibiting one or more of the COVID symptoms outlined in the daily screening tool, please contact AHS and follow all protocols.

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. 

Lost & Found

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The Lost and Found tables will be outside the Squirrel Street entrance each school day starting Monday June 14 to Friday June 25 for easy access between 8:00 am-3:30 pm. Please come check for missing items. After June 30 all items will be donated.

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

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 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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