2016-17 Back to school guide

Superintendent Welcome Back Message 

Click here to read Superintendent Hottowe's welcome back message highlighting this year's focus on academic performance, social-emotional needs of staff and students, and the future of district facilities. 

Online Student Updates 

Battle Ground Public Schools is asking parents to complete an Online Student Update for each student so that the district has the most up-to-date information before school begins. Battle Ground has implemented the online student update process to make the completion of back to school paperwork more efficient for both families and school staff by reducing paper forms. 

The Online Student Update lets families request changes to contact information, including emergency contacts; fill out several back to school forms: student health form, housing questionnaire, student electronic release form; and provide military family status and student demographic information.

To complete the student update online, please log in to Skyward (Family Access) and click "Online Student Update" on the navigation bar in the left column of the web page. Hard copies of forms are available at schools for families who do not complete the update online. Click here for help completing these updates online.

New Student Enrollment

Are you new to the district? Battle Ground Public Schools offers online enrollment through Skyward (Family Access). Click here for more information and to enroll online.


    Back to School Nights

    Get ready for the first day with Back to School events. These events are a great way to meet your teachers, get your schedule and talk to administrators about the new year. Check out our list of Back to School events, including freshman orientation at BGHS and PHS. 

    2016-17 School Supply Lists

    Click on your school name below for an updated school supply list.

    • School supply lists will have recommended items by grade level with quantities per item.  Local stores use these lists to stock the needed items for purchase. If you have any additional questions please contact your school office. 

    School Supply Lists Primary Schools K-4  

    School Supply Lists Middle Schools 5-8 

    High Schools 

    Battle Ground, Prairie, and Summit View high schools: 

    • Students will receive detailed lists from teachers on their first day of school. We recommend students come prepared with basic items including a backpack, notebook, pen and pencils.

    School Supply Lists Alternative Learning Experience

    Bus Routes K-12

    2016-17 Bus Routes are coming soon. 

    Bus routes are listed by school, route number and morning pickup time. If you do not know your bus route number please use the Edulog website to find times and bus stops near you, or call Cascade Student Transportation at (360) 687-7137.

    Bus Safety Tips for Parents, Students and Motorists

    Click here to view general safety tips. 

    Student Health and Immunization Forms

    Student health information and forms including  2016-17 Immunization Forms, Life Threatening Health Condition Forms and medication information can be found on the Health Services webpage

    Make Payments to Lunch Accounts in One Convenient Transaction

    Our new e-Funds system lets parents make payments for multiple students in one transaction without any processing fees. Click here for more information and to put money into your child's lunch account.

    Lunch Menus and More

    Free and Reduced Meal Application

    The 2016-17 free and reduced meal application is available to complete online through Skyward (Family Access)For additional information, please contact Deborah Beachner at Nutrition Services, 360-885-6539 ext. 3994, beacher.deborah@battlegroundps.org, or your school administrator. 

    School Hours 

    School offices are open and hours are posted online

    Stay Up-to-Date with District News

    Battle Ground Public Schools uses multiple communication tools to keep our staff, students, parents and community members informed. Check out the News page to learn more about the district's notification system, social media pages, and sign up for the BGPS Bulletin a weekly e-newsletter and download the new BGPS Mobile App for Apple and Google Play.