Calgary Board of Education Emily Follensbee School
5139 - 14 Street SW, Calgary AB T2T 3W5 | Exceptional Needs | Modified Calendar
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Welcome to Emily Follensbee School

Dates to Remember

Aug. 13 Office Opens

Aug. 16 First Day of School

Aug. 31 & 31 Parent-Teacher Conferences

Sept. 3 Labour Day

Sept. 21 Non-Instruction Day

Oct. 6-14 Fall Break

Oct. 26 Non-Instruction Day

Nov. 23 Non-Instruction Day

Dec. 7 Non-Instruction Day

Dec. 22 - Jan. 9 Winter Break


EFS T-Shirts go on sale in May

The staff, families and students of EFS have decided it is time to build some school spirit and order some school clothing that “shouts” out how proud we are of our school. We will begin this process by sending home an order form for you to review and decide if you will want to participate in the program. We will have samples and sizes for you to view at the Art Walk in May


School Budget Process

The spring budget and Resource Allocation Method has been rolled out to all schools and we have been very fortunate in having our school funding base remain stable for the coming year…. We are in a very good position to go forward into the coming year with a positive expectation. As many of you know, our school is block funded rather than on a per student basis as our student needs require a different model of funding to ensure that all of our student’s needs are met.


Planning for Learning 2018-19

As mentioned above, schools have been allocated their projected budgets and are ready to start planning for the 2018-19 school year. We are about to begin the process of determining classroom configurations and the staffing for next year. We have shared budgeting information with the staff and with the parents who attended the Parent Council meeting this month. We will continue to have 11 classrooms and again this year we are anticipating a decline in enrolment. We will be looking very closely at our students’ needs to ensure we have the most effective groupings and staff teams in place. If you have any questions, special requests or input to share with us regarding your student please contact Fred or Jen to discuss these items.


Registration Process 2018-19

Students continuing at Emily Follensbee next year will be asked to register for bussing online. If you need help setting up your My CBE Account, please let us know.


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