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June 24, 2024

Summer hours for school and district offices

We hope you are enjoying your summer break. Starting today, the district office will be open Mon.–Thurs., from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed the week of July 1). Regular Mon.–Fri. hours will resume the week of Aug. 19. 

Primary and middle school offices are closed and will reopen with limited hours starting the week of Aug. 5. High school offices will remain open through Thursday, June 27. 

View the full summer schedule on the district website.

Summer/fall checklist

Our annual summer/fall checklist contains valuable information about wrapping up the 2023-24 school year and preparing for the coming year. It is available online in English, Russian and Spanish.

Free summer meals

Battle Ground Public Schools will be serving free breakfast and/or lunch for anyone 18 years of age or younger at two locations this summer:

Maple Grove Primary School (610B SW Eaton Blvd.)

  • Lunch – Monday–Friday, June 24, through Aug. 16, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Breakfast – Monday–Thursday, July 8-18, 8-8:30 a.m. (no Friday breakfast service)

Daybreak Primary (1900 NW 20th Ave.)

  • Lunch – Monday–Friday, June 24, through Aug. 16, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • No breakfast served at this site

Children and teens do not need to attend a Battle Ground school to participate. Meals must be consumed onsite. 

SUN Bucks program

Children attending Battle Ground Public Schools may be eligible to receive $120 each this summer as part of a new Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer program known as SUN Bucks. Students may be automatically eligible for SUN Bucks if they previously qualified for free or reduced-price meal benefit through the district. 

Enroll now for kindergarten next fall

Any child who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2024, is eligible to enroll in kindergarten this fall. Enroll now to make sure your child can attend kindergarten orientation in the spring.

Upcoming SAT/PSAT testing

Students in grades 10-12 who are interested in taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT/NMSQT) can register for upcoming testing on Saturday, Oct. 26. The deadline to register is Oct. 18, and the cost is $17 per student. Find out more details and register.

Also this October, students in grades 11-12 have an opportunity to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT. The deadline to register is Sept. 20, 2024. Testing will take place Saturday, Oct. 5, at Battle Ground High School. Get more information about registration.

World language testing

If you are interested in earning world language high school credits, sign-ups are now open for testing on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Battle Ground High School. The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 18 (please note: you will need to log in with a district-issued email address). Registration is open to all students in grades 8-12. World language testing offers high school students the opportunity to earn up to four credits in order to meet their English language arts district and state graduation requirements and be eligible to earn the Seal of Biliteracy with their high school diploma.

Multilingual family advisory committee

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction is looking for parents and guardians to join its multilingual family advisory committee. The committee will provide input on programs and services for students across the state. If you are interested, please apply by June 30.

DISTRICT NEWS

VIDEO: 2023-24 school year in pictures

The 2023-24 school year is now officially in the rearview mirror. But you can relive a small sample of some of the learning and laughter through our annual year-in-review video. We hope you have a fantastic summer break, and look forward to welcoming our students back for the 2024-25 school year starting Tuesday, Aug. 27 (for all grades except kindergarten). See you then!

Subscribe to the BGPS Bulletin for more news from around the district

The above story is a selection from the June 21 edition of the BGPS Bulletin, our newsletter that is full of great stories about what’s happening in and around Battle Ground Public Schools. If you’re not already, be sure to subscribe so you can stay up to date and in the know.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Changes to graduation recognition for the class of 2028 and beyond

In recognition of the many ways that students achieve academic success, Battle Ground Public Schools plans to expand recognitions at high school graduations starting with the class of 2028 (eighth graders in 2024). Discover more about this change.

New teaching materials coming in 2024-25

Battle Ground Public Schools regularly adopts new curricula to replace old/outdated materials or materials that are no longer available due to licensing changes. Committees of teachers, administrators and community members review the options. Members of the public were also invited to review the materials and provide comments before board approval.

Starting in the 2024-25 school year, the following subject areas will be using updated materials:

  • Science (grades 6-8 and high school)
  • Horticulture science (high school)
  • Social students (high school)

More information about the approved materials and curriculum review process is available on the district website.

UPCOMING CALENDAR

  • Monday, June 24: Board of directors regular meeting, 6 p.m. at the Lewisville campus and streaming online.
  • Friday, June 28: High school offices closed until Aug. 5.

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