Kindergarten orientations happening this month in Battle Ground Public Schools

May 9, 2024

If your child will turn 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2024, consider attending an upcoming kindergarten orientation at one of Battle Ground Public Schools’ seven primary schools. Students do not need to be enrolled or pre-register to attend orientation. This is an opportunity for families to visit classrooms, talk with school staff, ask questions and get assistance with enrollment. This year’s schedule is:

  • Daybreak Primary – 5-6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21
  • Glenwood Heights Primary – 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23
  • Captain Strong Primary – 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21
  • Yacolt Primary – 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23
  • Maple Grove Primary – 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, May 23
  • Pleasant Valley Primary – 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23
  • Tukes Valley Primary – 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23

If you are unable to attend an orientation but have questions prior to enrollment, please contact the school your child will be attending. A list of contact information is available on the district website. To determine which of the seven primary schools your child will attend, visit the Clark County Property Information website and enter your address. You can also contact the district boundaries office at 360-885-6577.

Enrolling now also  allows you to sign up your child for  Jump Start in August. This four-day program, Aug. 12-15, helps kindergarten students get acclimated to school. Space for Jump Start is limited and determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment also ensures you will receive information about school open houses held prior to the start of the school year. This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and building administrators.

Students who are participating in the district’s Transitional Kindergarten program will automatically be enrolled in kindergarten at their neighborhood school and should let the school’s registrar know if they would like their child to attend Jump Start in August.

Kindergarten enrollment is available online. Parents and guardians will need to provide proof of their child’s birth date (such as a birth certificate) and a signed and completed Washington state certificate of immunization status or certificate of exemption. Please note that the state of Washington requires that immunization records be medically verified. 

School will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2024; however, kindergartners will have a staggered start. This allows small groups of students to acclimate to the school environment on the first couple of days of school before beginning to attend full time. Parents will receive a letter before the start of school about their child’s start date. Sept. 3, 2024, will be the first full day of school for kindergartners. See the 2024-25 school year calendar (Español) (Русский). 

Preschool options

Battle Ground Public Schools also offers preschool options for early learners. Prairie High School, Battle Ground High School and the BGPS Community Education Department offer tuition-based preschool programs for ages 3-5. Battle Ground Public Schools also offers early intervention programs and services for children ages 3-5 who are identified for special education services. Learn more and compare options.


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