Dec. 15, 2022
Dec. 15, 2022
Dear parents and guardians,
This fall the Calgary Board of Education gathered feedback from students, parents, staff and members of the public about possible calendar changes for schools currently operating on the modified calendar.
In considering the feedback gathered and other factors, we have decided to transition CBE schools currently operating on the modified calendar to the traditional calendar starting in the 2023-24 school year.
The traditional instructional calendar for 2023-24 has been approved. Details are available below and on the CBE website.
Transitioning Some CBE Schools from Modified to Traditional Calendar
This decision means most CBE schools will be operating on one calendar (known as the traditional calendar) starting next fall. Unique-setting schools will not be affected by this change and will continue to operate on the calendar that best meets the needs of their students. The list of modified-calendar and unique-setting schools can be found here.
Other factors considered were equitable access to programming for all students and alignment with other programming and operational requirements. These factors were identified after an analysis showed that the modified calendar does not result in higher student achievement or attendance rates.
We recognize that this decision does require staff and families to make adjustments in preparing for the 2023-24 school year. The CBE is committed to working collaboratively with school leaders and staff at modified-calendar schools to provide a smooth transition for families affected by this decision.
Read more about the decision and the feedback gathered on the CBE website.
2023-24 Instructional Calendar Now Posted
The instructional calendar for 2023-24 has been approved and is available here. In support of student and staff well-being, we will be providing a fall break with more consecutive days off than previously provided on the traditional calendar. This responds to what we heard through the fall 2022 engagement process and other feedback we’ve received recently. For 2023-24, this fall break will happen Nov. 9 – 14.
If you have any questions about what this means for your child, please contact your school.
Chief Superintendent of Schools