Online enrollment is open for kindergartners who will attend Battle Ground Public Schools next year. Any child who will be five years old before Sept. 1, 2018 is eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall. Parents will need proof of their child's birth date (such as a birth certificate) and a signed and completed Washington state Certificate of Immunization Status form.
Full-day kindergarten will be offered at all primary schools so that students can benefit from the advantages of a developmentally appropriate program. Parents can find out which school their child will attend by using the district's online boundary map or by calling the district boundaries office at (360) 885-6577.
Enrolled students and their families will be invited to attend a kindergarten orientation in the spring. These orientations are a time for you and your child to get to know your school and to learn more about the kindergarten program. Enrolling your child prior to these orientations is a key step in being prepared for the school year, and helps the district plan for the number of teachers it will need to serve our youngest students.
Please enroll your 2018-19 kindergartner online now so that you can attend a kindergarten welcome orientation at your school. Orientations will be held on the following dates and times:
2018-19 School Calendar
School will begin next year on Wednesday, Aug. 29. A list of key dates for the 2018-19 school year, including breaks and holidays, is available on the district website. Enrolled kindergartners will be invited to participate in an introductory program that allows small groups of students to get acclimated to the school environment, routines, their teacher and classroom, and other students on the first days of school. 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. A free drop-in program for parents and their preschoolers called 1-2-3 Grow and Learn is offered weekly at most primary schools. Prairie High School and the BGPS Community Education Department offer tuition-based preschool programs for ages 3-5 called Prairie Preschool and Tigerland Preschool. Two and three-day programs are located on the campuses of Captain Strong Primary and Yacolt Primary, and a three-day program is offered at Prairie High School. The preschools are designed to prepare early learners for their kindergarten experience. To register for Tigerland, contact Community Education at (360) 885-6584. To register for Prairie Preschool, call (360) 885-5004. 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.