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School Supplies Lists/Pre-Order, COVID Contact Information, Lost & Found, School Fees

Spotlight on Learning

Grade 2 students had a fun day of learning about Alberta’s Pioneers’ as part of their Social Studies program of studies:  Here are some students learning how to make butter.

To celebrate National Indigenous People’s Day on June 21,  our Kindergarten students were inspired by Trudy Wesley’s book Ne Iethka Makochi Chach “This is Our Home,” whereby students created beautiful artwork similar to the cover below using blues and greens and learned the story about the Stoney Nakoda People. 

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Last Day of School

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
12:00 pm Dismissal Grades 1 - 8

School Supplies Pre-Order

BES and Bow Valley Basics are working together to offer you great savings and convenience for your child’s school supplies! This is an optional program. To place an order please visit or visit Bow Valley Basics (Canmore) in person by JULY 31 to take advantage of the pre-order pricing. Orders received after July 31 may be subject to a handling fee. No orders or payments will be taken at the school. Please click here for more information and the supply list for each grade.

Important COVID Contact Information and Attendance

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.

Lost & Found

The Lost and Found tables will be outside the Squirrel Street entrance each school day until Wednesday, June 30 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.

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 25

Full Day of School Gr K-8 3:02 pm dismissal

June 25

Last day of Kindergarten Classes 12:00 pm dismissal (no bus service)

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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