Greetings and Thank You
Greetings from Vernon Barford and please allow me to share a huge thank you with all students, parents, and faculty for your positive contributions and efforts this year.
To our Grade 9 students and families as well as students and families in other grades who are leaving, thank you for the many ways in which you have enhanced our school community and know we wish you all the best and continued success as your journey and adventures continue. Once a BLUE, Always a BLUE.
For those families who are returning to Vernon Barford next year, know we look forward to continuing the journey with you and continue to be united in the hope that we will be able to have a more normal school year in all ways.
For those who are new to our school next year we look forward to meeting and getting to know you better in the fall. Welcome to our BLUES family and the wonderful world that is Vernon Barford.
For those who are newly moved and are considering Vernon Barford or just want to learn more about our school, please see some additional information below.
Welcome to Vernon Barford website and thank you for your interest in our school. The core purposes of our school are to a) Ensure learning and b) Promote positive development of the whole child. We offer regular, literacy, and challenge programming at all three grade levels and our school is home to about 800 students in grades 7 to 9. We continue to have a proud tradition of providing excellence and opportunity in academics and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.
The pre-enrolment process for the 2021-2022 school year is now complete. If you are interested in registering your child for the 2021-2022 school year, please allow us to make you aware of some important information below:
Return to School Dates and Process
The school office will be closed for the summer and will reopen starting Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
August 12 (4:00 pm) = Deadline for families to select schooling format for next year. All families are encouraged to return to onsite learning as we have learned this year that this is better for student physical and mental wellness, learning, and positive development of the whole child.
Wednesday August 25 = Vernon Barford school office opens (9:00 - 3:00 pm)
Thursday Sept. 2 = First day of school for Grade 7 students only Welcome/ Orientation/ Covid proces updates, Evacuation drill, Mini periods. Regular start and end times, Breaks, Lunch, etc. Essentially the focus of this day is to welcome our Grade 7 students and get them settled into school without our Grade 8 and 9 students in the building. Specific times and additional details to be provided in August.
Friday Sept. 3 = First day of school for Grade 8 and 9 students only
- AM = Grade 8 Orientation, Evacuation drill, Mini periods. Grade 8's only at school for the morning on this day.
- PM = Grade 9 Orientation, Evacuation drill, Mini periods. Grade 9's only at school for the afternoon on this day.
- Specific times and additional details to be provided in August once Covid and school realities are confirmed. With the above our whole faculty can help get everyone settled and up to speed in terms of things like Covid processes, lunch process, will we or will we not be able to use lockers, etc.
Monday Sept. 6 = Holiday (school closed)
Tuesday Sept. 7 = First day of school with all grades on site.
Please click here to access our School Supply List 2021-22 (please click on link)
If you have an EPSB Schoolzone account and would like additional information about our school please be sure to check out our BLUES Info Zone at the link provided below. This link outlines how school occurs at Vernon Barford in normal times. Adjustments for the upcoming year may be required to meet COVID expectations.
As all grades and programs are full and closed, we are only able to accept new students to our Regular Program if they have not been pre-enrolled with any other school for the 2021-22 school year or are newly moved into the Vernon Barford attendance area after April 15, 2021. For students who would like to switch to from the school in which you pre-enrolled, you will need to first contact the principal at the school in which you pre-enrolled to discuss your situation and then contact a school that has room (ie, not Vernon Barford).
For more information about registration at Vernon Barford or any other EPSB school, please check the “For Parents-Registration” tab on our website.