Kindergarten enrollment in Battle Ground schools
February 19, 2021
It’s time to enroll the Class of 2034! Online enrollment for kindergartners who will attend Battle Ground Public Schools next year is available now. Any child who will be five years old by Aug. 31, 2021 is eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall. Students who enroll in Battle Ground’s full-day kindergarten benefit from the advantages of a developmentally appropriate program.
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. Note that for students entering school in the fall, the State of Washington requires that immunization records be medically verified. More information about immunization requirements, including forms in English, Spanish, and Russian, is available on the district website at www.battlegroundps.org/health-services/immunization-information/.
Families can find out which school their child will attend by using the Clark County Property Information Center or by calling the district boundaries office at (360) 885-6577. Parents/guardians must enroll their children at the school assigned to their address, even if they plan to request a boundary exception.
In a typical school year, incoming kindergartners and their families would be invited to orientations to help them acclimate to the school learning environment. These orientations will occur at the end of May. Each primary school will schedule their own orientation and communicate those details to families. Please note that these orientations may be cancelled or altered due to the ongoing public health crisis.
2021-22 School Calendar and Smart Start
School will begin next year on Wednesday, Sep. 1; however, kindergartners have a staggered start. Enrolled kindergartners will be invited to participate in an introductory program called Smart Start 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. The Smart Start conferences are scheduled for September 1-3, and parents will receive a letter before the start of school about their child’s Smart Start date. A list of key dates for the 2021-22 school year, including breaks and holidays, is available on the district website: www.battlegroundps.org/school-calendars/.
Prairie High School and the BGPS Community Education Department offer tuition-based preschool programs for ages 3-5. Two and three-day programs called Tigerland are located on the campus of Captain Strong 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. The district also offers preschools for children with special needs. Please contact the BGPS Special Services Department at (360) 885-5318 for more information. Information about preschool options is available on the district’s preschool web page at www.battlegroundps.org/preschool-and-daycare/.
Kindergarten at River HomeLink
Registration for the 2021-22 school year opens soon at River HomeLink, the district’s school for online learning and homeschool support. If you are interested in River HomeLink as an option for the 2021-22 school year and you reside within the boundaries of Battle Ground Public Schools, please complete RHL’s new student interest form. After you submit the interest form, you will be contacted via email and invited to an upcoming Parent Informational Meeting, which is your first step toward enrollment at River HomeLink.
Online enrollment for kindergartners is now open:
Learn which school your child will attend: https://gis.clark.wa.gov/gishome/property/index.cfm
Key dates for the 2021-22 school year: