Full Friday, Science Fair and Attendance Line: September 17, 2015


Full Friday
September 18
Full day of school for Gr. 1 and 6. 
No Kindergarten classes on all Fridays in September
Canadian Rockies Regional Science Fair
March 22, 2016
Students who attend school in the Bow Valley and are enrolled in Grades 4 to 12 are invited to compete in the annual Science Fair. 
Please click here for registration package, student handbook and details. 
Attendance Line
To ensure a safe and caring school environment, Banff Elementary School has implemented an “Attendance Line” to assist in tracking students’ attendance. Parents are asked to use this process when notifying our school about an attendance issue for our students. By using this system, we can enhance our office procedures relating to attendance. It is a very simple procedure that is outlined below:
1. Dial 403-762-4465 and you will be connected to the school’s Voice Mail system.
2. When you hear the main greeting, press ‘1’ which is our school’s “Attendance Line” extension.
3. Follow the online prompt. The information that our school typically would like to acquire is:
Name of Parent
Name of Student
Grade of Student
Dates of Absence
Reason for Absence
Example:  “Hello. This is John Doe. My son William, Grade 4A, will be absent Monday, September 16 because of illness.”
4. After leaving your message you may hang up.
School Fees
School fees invoices have been sent home.  Payment options are: 
Cash or Cheque: Please bring a copy of your invoice into office along with payment. Cheques will be made out to Banff Elementary School
Debit or Credit: Only available for online payment through Powerschool- Parent Portal
Payment is due by October 16, 2015
BES Facebook page
Did you know BES has a Facebook page?  Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders. 

Right from the Start
RFTS supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Our doors are always open. Please click here for News and upcoming events.

Please see the school web-site at www.banffelementary.ca for additional information, updated calender,stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under Email Updates.