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Back to school checklist

Back to school!

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 5, 2023. We are excited about the opportunities for students that are ahead!

About Chinook’s Edge:
● We serve about 11,000 students in 40 schools in Central Alberta
● Our goals are: Academic Excellence, Social Emotional Well-being and Career Connections
● Mission: Chinook’s Edge School Division will engage every student in meaningful learning by challenging, encouraging and believing in them
● We are “Where Students Come First!”

Registration for new and returning students happens online. Click here to access registration information.

For returning students - please ensure you complete the annual school re-enrollment and consent form. Go to www.cesd73.ca and click on “PowerSchool” in the quick links drop down menu. After you login to PowerSchool, click on “School Engage” and look for the bell icon at the top right hand corner. This is where you will see your incomplete forms.

This form is a responsibility for parents to submit every year and / or as changes occur in relation to their child. The form provides updated contact and medical information, as well as consents to Technology Use, FOIP, Media, and Walking Field Trips. Your consent is needed annually in order for your child to participate at school.

Bus registration is completed online for new and returning families. Click here for more information. If you have questions, please contact the Transportation Department directly at 403.227.7072.

Bus schedules will be available the week before school starts. Your child’s bus driver will call families directly.

Bus status app (fast and easy access to busing information). There is an update to the Bus status app. Bus Status 4 is now available from Google Play and the App Stores. Bus Status 3 will be retired on September 29, 2023. Please download the new app once to continue to receive updates. Step-by-step instructions are here.

School fees - Chinook’s Edge charges some transportation fees (depending on how far a student resides from the designated school), as well as fees for options and Career and Technology Studies courses. For a full description of what you can expect, click here.

School supply lists are posted on school websites.

More questions? Please contact Division Office at 403.227.7070