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Fort Vermilion Public School

Fort Public School is a grade K-12 school in the Hamlet of Fort Vermilion, Alberta. Fort Public prides itself on the opportunities available to students and the welcoming environment we create for both students and staff. 

Fort Public added grades K to 6 to its building in September 2020 after a spring flood damaged St. Mary's Elementary school which resulted in the closure of St. Mary's.  Grades 10 to 12 are housed at Northern Lakes College down the road from Fort Public.  

At Fort Public there is a place for every student. Our small population allows for strong relationships with students, parents and staff and creates a network of support for students to succeed. Our top priority is offering quality education to students and ensuring all students experience success. 

 About the Hamlet of Fort Vermilion

Fort Vermilion is a small Hamlet in Fort Vermilion with a population of 727 people as of 2011. Fort Vermilion is located approximately 661 km north of Edmonton via Bicentennial Highway 88.  It is 80 km from the town of High Level and 40 km from the hamlet of La Crete. Fort Vermilion is Alberta's oldest settlement and is rich in Aboriginal culture. Within Fort Vermilion there are a number amenities at your fingertips such as a locally owned grocery store as well as Tall Cree foods, an Alberta Treasury Branch, a recreation facility, post office, several restaurants, a pharmacy, hardware store, RCMP detachment, gas station, Medical clinic and hospital. Fort Vermilion offers all the luxuries of a small town with the amenities of a bigger center. 

Fort Vermilion History (Mackenzie County website)

Discover Fort Vermilion

If you are new to the Fort Vermilion area and have children in Grades K to 12 we invite you to call our school to learn more about the education options available.

Choosing Fort Vermilion Public School will provide your child with an excellent and diverse education in a safe and caring environment. We have an excellent staff and services that can meet the learning needs of your child. Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions that cannot be answered by browsing this website.

Student Registration Information

Continuing students DO NOT need to register each year, they will automatically be enrolled for the upcoming school year.

For the general population, exposure to scents is not typically problematic. However, from time-to-time, the presence of perfumes and other scented products can present indoor air quality concerns that may affect a person’s comfort. Furthermore, for a small portion of the general population, scented products may present a risk of health hazard.

For individuals with pre-existing conditions such as chemical sensitivities or sensitizations, asthma or allergies, exposure to some odours can cause a range of ill health effects. Some reported symptoms include: headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, fatigue, weakness, insomnia, confusion, loss of appetite, depression, anxiety, upper respiratory symptoms, shortness of breath, difficulty with concentration, and/or skin irritation.

Scented products more commonly include the following:

● Personal hygiene products, such as shampoo, conditioner, hairsprays, deodorants, colognes, aftershaves, fragrances, perfumes, lotions, soaps, cosmetics and creams;

● Industrial and household chemicals and cleaners;

● Air fresheners, such as deodorizers, potpourri, oils and candles; and

● Various household products.

Raising the scent-awareness of our staff, students and public

Employees, students, and visitors will be informed of this guideline through signs posted in Fort Vermilion School Division #52 schools and buildings, website information, newsletters, and healthy workplace promotional materials.

Minimizing the use of, and exposure to, scented products

● Persons entering our schools and buildings will be encouraged to use scent-free products.

● Wherever possible in our schools and buildings, scent-free products should be used. The purchase and use of “unscented” products will be preferred over scented substitutes where possible. This will involve a review of Material Safety Data Sheets for commercial products currently used and those intended for use, as well as examination of product samples to ensure that the ingredients are unscented.

● Health and Safety 2016 Revision

● Wherever possible, maintenance, renovation, etc. with which an “atypical” odour is associated should be scheduled to occur at times of reduced occupancy.

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Cross boundary transportation will not be provided for students attending schools out of their attendance area. However, subject to space availability on the bus, students may ride to a school out of their area from a location on an existing bus route. Existing bus routes will not be modified to provide transportation services to students outside their attendance area.