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School Supply List 2024-2025

Please note that the Grade 7 Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2024, from 8:00 am until 11:30 am.


Pre-enrolment and registration update (Grade7)

Thanks to all the families who pre-enrolled before the March 22, 2024, deadline to help our school get
ready for next year! 

We could not accept any new students in Grades 8 and 9 who do not reside in our attendance area.
Additionally, we had more requests than available space in Grade 7, which means new students who are not
designated to Vernon Barford School or have a sibling who will be returning to Vernon Barford for the
2024-25 school year will be chosen by random selection.

If your child is entering Grade 7, you will be notified about the results of the random selection by April 12,

For the 2024 - 2025 school year, Vernon Barford School is now full in all planned classes in Grades 7 to 9 in the Regular and Gifted and Talented programs.

For the regular program, we will only accept resident students in Grades 7 to 9 whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have newly
moved into the school’s attendance area. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools who is not Roman Catholic has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton.

Non-resident students may enroll in another division school with space in planned classes.

2024 Vernon Barford Open House

**If you missed our 2024 Open House, please check out our social media (Facebook & Instagram) sites for exciting information about what is happening at Vernon Barford.**

The open house for potential Vernon Barford students looking to attend in 2024-25 will be held on January 30, 2024, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pre-enrol in SchoolZone 

Get ready for the 2024–25 school year! Sign in to your parent SchoolZone account between February 1 and March 22 to select your child’s preferred school for next year. 

Whether your child is staying at the same school or changing schools, all students need to pre-enrol. Knowing how many students to expect helps schools prepare to welcome them in September.

 If you need help, contact your student's CURRENT school office or read the pre-enrolment handout.

Course selection is NOT part of selecting your preferred school in SchoolZone. Junior high and high school students will choose specific courses (e.g., fine arts, career, and technology studies) through a separate process at their current school.

Please contact your student's CURRENT school office if you cannot access your SchoolZone account.

New to the Division?
Instead of using SchoolZone, students new to Edmonton Public Schools must submit a completed Student Registration form found on the EPSB New Student Registration page. 

Supporting Documentation for registration:

  • Student’s Canadian Birth Certificate with parents’ names printed on it (or proof of eligibility to attend school in Canada, for example, Canadian Passport/PR Card/Citizenship Card or Certificate WITH Non-Canadian Birth Certificate if the student was born outside Canada), AND
  • Minimum of five documents from the following list for proof of residence address:
    • Parent’s Driver’s License
    • Utility Bills for the residence – gas, water and power
    • Government-issued documents
    • Car/Property/Tenancy Insurance
    • Mortgage document

Please note that the above documents must show the guardian(s) name and consistent mailing/service address within the school attendance boundaries.  A rental agreement does not qualify as valid proof of residence.

Please check our current Primary Boundary Maps to see if you reside in our boundaries. 

Gifted & Talented Program Registration is completed by your student's current EPSB school. Please contact your student's school office to have them begin the registration process.

Please note that all Gifted & Talented students must be coded as such BEFORE registration begins. Vernon Barford does NOT offer testing to have students coded. Contact your student's current school office if you have any questions regarding coding criteria for the Gifted & Talented program. 

Enrollment Limits:

We will accommodate all students who live within our attendance boundaries and select Vernon Barford before the registration deadline.  While each year, we also accept students from outside our boundaries, we have an enrollment cap in all of our programs that cannot be exceeded.  For example, this year, we were only able to accept 105 Gifted and Talented Program students in grade 7 and do not typically accept Gifted and Talented students at grade 8 or 9 levels, as students who join us in grade 7 remain with us through the end of grade 9 so the program is already full.  Also, note that the Gifted and Talented Program is a special needs program, and as such, students need to be coded appropriately by their current school if they wish to be considered for entrance.  

Update your student’s address with the school office before pre-enrolling in SchoolZone.