Our Back to School Checklist is here!
Aug. 16, 2021
Dear families of Battle Ground Public Schools,
We are counting down the days until we get to see our students again, and are providing a Back to School checklist below to help you prepare for the start of school on Sept 1. Updates and more information will be released as it becomes available.
Additional information about back to school events and schedules will be sent by your school.
Thank you and enjoy the rest of your break!
Battle Ground Public Schools
Back to School checklist
- Request bus service in Skyward by Aug. 18 if you plan to ride the bus to/from school. Bus routes are typically posted on the district website the week before school begins.
- First day of school: Wednesday, Sept. 1 (Kindergartners check your Smart Start schedule for information about the first few days of school. The first full day of kindergarten is Sept. 7).
- School start/end times:
- High Schools and CAM Academy: 7:55 a.m.–2:25 p.m.
- Middle schools: 8:10 a.m.–2:40 p.m. (Amboy: 7:45 a.m.–2:15 p.m.)
- Primary schools: 9:10 a.m.–3:40 p.m.
- Student schedules are typically released by your school the week before school starts. Watch for information to come from your school.
- Watch for Back to School night/orientation information from your school.
- Complete Online Student Update in Skyward to update your student’s information.
- Before/after school care will be offered at primary schools next year by Right At School, which announced a price reduction.
- Get school supplies. Contact your school or the Family and Community Resource Center if your family needs assistance.
- 2021-22 calendars are online.
- Health and safety protocols:
- The state Department of Health is requiring all people, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks indoors at school and on school buses. There are a few exceptions for people with medical and developmental conditions or a disability that prevent them from wearing a mask.
- Health screenings and temperature checks are not required at this time, but please keep your child home if they are running a fever or experiencing other symptoms of illness. See our Health and Attendance brochure and the COVID-19 Student Symptom Flow Chart for more information.
- A positive case of COVID-19 in school will result in notifications to staff and the information available for families on the district website.
- Optional COVID-19 testing will be offered for symptomatic students and close contacts.
- Schools will maintain at least 3 feet of physical distance in classrooms to the degree possible and reasonable, and 6 feet elsewhere to the degree possible and reasonable without limiting the district’s ability to serve all students.
- For the purposes of contact tracing in classrooms, close contacts are those who are within 3 feet of a person who is positive for COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes in a 24-hour period.
- Confirm that your child meets Washington State immunization requirements by the first day of school.
- Apply for Free/Reduced meal benefits: If you qualify for free or reduced price meals, you may be eligible for decreased fees to participate in other school programs.
- School meals are FREE for all students through June 2022, thanks to the USDA meal program. Battle Ground schools will offer a limited variety of hot lunch options. Sack lunches will only be available when necessary.
- Students will be spaced as far apart as possible without impacting the district’s ability to serve all students, per state health requirements. Because students do not wear masks during lunch, close contacts will be those who are within 6 feet of a positive COVID-19 case for the purpose of contact tracing.
- The last day of curbside summer meal pickup will be Aug. 26.
- Technology checkout:
- 5th graders will receive a Chromebook during materials checkout.
- 6-12th graders who need a Chromebook should go to their school media center.
- Students who need assistance with their Chromebook need to speak with their school’s teacher librarian during normal school hours.
- Monitor Chromebook use with the Go Guardian parent app.
- Athletics and activities information will be released as it becomes available.
- Middle school sports are on hold until next winter pending the outcome of the levy. Middle school sports will be funded from the levy, which failed to pass in February.