School offices will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the week of April 17-21 for Connect to Kindergarten so that parents can get questions answered and bring required documentation to their child's school.
Incoming kindergartners should be enrolled so they can attend a kindergarten welcome orientation at their school:
Any child who will be five years old before Sept. 1, 2017 is eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall. Battle Ground Public Schools offers full-day kindergarten so that students can benefit from the advantages of a developmentally appropriate, full-day program. Parents can find out which school their child will attend by using the district's online boundary map at http://www.battlegroundps.org/parents-and-students/boundaries or by calling the district boundaries office at (360) 885-6577.
To enroll, families must fill out required forms and provide required documents. Required documents include verification of the child's birth date (such as a birth certificate) and a signed and completed Washington state Certificate of Immunization Status form.
School will begin next year on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at Battle Ground Public Schools. A list of key dates for the 2017-18 school year, including breaks and holidays, is available on the district website: http://www.battlegroundps.org/about-us/school-calendars. Kindergartners will participate in a Smart Start schedule that allows small groups of students to attend school each of the first three days of the year in order to get acclimated to the school environment, routines, their teacher and classroom, and other students. Parents will receive a letter before the start of school about their child's start date.
Battle Ground Public Schools also offers preschool options for early learners. The BGPS Community Education Department offers tuition-based preschool programs for ages 3-5 called Tigerland Preschool. Two and three-day programs are located on the campuses of Captain Strong Primary and Yacolt Primary. Tigerland Preschool is designed to prepare early learners for their kindergarten experience. To register, contact Community Education at (360) 885-6584.
BGPS also offers preschools for children with special needs. Please contact the BGPS Special Services Department at (360) 885-5318 for more information. Information about BGPS preschool options is available on the district's preschool web page at http://www.battlegroundps.org/parents-and-students/preschool-and-daycare.
Online enrollment for kindergartners is now open: http://www.battlegroundps.org/parents-and-students/k12-enrollment.
Questions? Please visit your school during Connect to Kindergarten, April 17-21
Learn which school your child will attend: http://www.battlegroundps.org/parents-and-students/boundaries
Key dates for the 2017-18 school year: