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E-NEWS: In-Class Learners Returning, Important COVID Contact Information, Next Year School Planning, CRPS Board Meeting & Homestay Program


Spotlight on Learning at Home!

Grade 2 students learning about Boats and Buoyancy in Science.

Grade 1 students learning about Plants in Science.

Grade 2s created their own Steve Wyborney Estimation Mysteries.
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At-Home Learning can be fun: Health and Wellness break.
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In-Class Learners Returning
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:02) Grades K - 8
Please follow the link to view a message from Superintendent Christopher MacPhee on May 20, 2021.

Full Day Friday
Friday, May 28, 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:

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 Virtual Board Meeting
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:00 pm - Agenda / Meeting link. Please follow this link to view the Board Highlights from the April public school board meeting.

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 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 Virtual Board Meeting 7:00 pm

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

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. Parents/guardians, please let us know how we can best support you and your family: Here's a short survey. Thanks for your input! 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 E-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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