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Back to School Guide

Instructional Options

Battle Ground Public Schools offers families multiple learning options:

  • Traditional, comprehensive neighborhood schools provide bus services, music and art, STEM education in middle and high schools, athletics in both middle and high schools, and extracurricular activities.
  • Battle Ground Virtual Academy is a flexible, online program that meets the individual academic needs of students and provides regular support from local, certificated teachers.
  • River HomeLink supports at-home learning with certificated teachers; textbooks and curriculum; and optional, onsite elective and core courses.
  • CAM Academy is a rigorous, alternative learning school that focuses on family partnerships, character and marketplace academics for grades 3-12.
  • Summit View High School is a self-paced high school program that offers scheduling flexibility.

Annual Student Update

Battle Ground Public Schools is asking parents and guardians to update their student’s information and fill out back to school forms before school begins on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. (Kindergartners will have a separate Smart Start schedule and will receive information from their school. The first full day of kindergarten is Sept. 5).

The Online Student Update lets families request bus service, make changes to contact information; fill out back to school forms; provide military family status; and opt out of the release of directory information to military recruiters, institutions of higher learning, non-commercial parties, and the media under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

To complete the student update online, please log in to Skyward (Family Access) and click “Annual Student Update” on the navigation bar in the left column of the web page. See the instructions for completing the update.

Please visit your school office to update immunization records.

New Student Enrollment

Are you new to the district? Battle Ground Public Schools offers online enrollment through Skyward (Family Access)

2023-24 School Calendars

Calendars for the 2023-24 school year are available on the School Calendars web page.

2023-24 School Supply Lists

School supply lists are available on the School Supply Lists web page. Battle Ground Public Schools provides basic school supplies for all K-4 students thanks to a rule change that provides the district with revenue from timber sales that occur within the district’s boundaries. K-4 families will still need to provide backpacks and perhaps reusable water bottles and earbuds, but will not need to purchase other necessities like paper, pencils, erasers, scissors and crayons.

Bus Routes K-12

If your family’s bus transportation needs have changed since last school year, you must request bus transportation through Skyward Family Access. 
Please note there may not be a bus available, depending on where you live and proximity to your assigned school. Questions? Call First Student at 360-841-7099 ext. 1 or call our school district transportation office at 360-885-6577.

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

can be found on the Health Services webpage. A list of free and low-cost immunization clinics is on our Community Events page.

Make Payments to Lunch Accounts in One Convenient Transaction

Our e-Funds system lets parents add funds to their child’s lunch account and make payments for multiple students in one transaction without any processing fees. More information is available on our FAQ page.

Lunch Menus and More

Meal Prices & Payments
Menus and Nutritional Info (Sodexo website)
Free and Reduced Meals
Tools for parents
Contact Information
Skyward (Family Access) – You can add money to your child’s lunch account online through Skyward (Family Access) without paying processing fees.

Free and Reduced Meal Application

The 2023-24 free and reduced meal application will be available to complete online starting Aug. 1 through Skyward (Family Access). Please fill out just one form per family. Questions? Contact Deborah Beachner at Nutrition Services, 360-885-6539 ext. 3994,, or your school administrator.

Volunteer Clearance

We appreciate all our volunteers! Parents and community members who would like to volunteer in the classroom, on field trips or at any school function must first get volunteer clearance. The clearance must be renewed every two years. Start the volunteer process online.

School Hours

School 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.

Question or concern?

Please contact the staff member(s) closest to the topic if you have a question, concern or issue regarding a specific student and/or school.

  1. Contact the teacher or a guidance counselor. See school phone numbers. Battle Ground staff members can be reached via email using this format:
  2. Contact the principal (if a school-wide concern, this becomes step one).
  3. Contact one of the following district administrators:
  • Primary schools and early education–Director of Instructional Leadership Mike Michaud
  • Middle/high schools, CAM Academy, Summit View, River HomeLink and Battle Ground Virtual Academy–Director of Instructional Leadership Travis Drake
  • Special education–Executive Director of Special Services Kellie Clay and Director of Special Services Jennifer Goodwin
  • Human resources–Executive Director of Human Resources Michelle Reinhardt and Director of Human Resources Luke LeCount
  • Nutrition services–Director of Nutrition Services James Capen
  • Transportation–Transportation/Boundary Specialist Karen Bisson and Director of Student Services Tom Adams
  • Safety–Security Supervisor Mike Kesler and Director of Student Services Tom Adams
  • Communications office–Director of Communications and Community Engagement Amanda Richter
  • Maintenance and facilities–Executive Director of Facilities and Operations Kevin Jolma


The Washington state governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds is an independent state agency that helps to reduce educational opportunity gaps by supporting families, students, educators, and other stakeholders in communities across WA in understanding the K-12 school system and resolving concerns collaboratively. The Office of the Education Ombuds’ services are free and confidential. Anyone can contact the office with a question or concern about school.

The Office of the Education Ombuds listens, shares information and referrals and works informally with families, communities and schools to address concerns so that every student can fully participate and thrive in our state’s public schools. The office provides support in multiple languages and has telephone interpretation available.

To get help or learn more about what the Office of the Education Ombuds does, please visit their website, email or call 1-866-297-2597 (interpretation available).


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