School Closure Information

Schools closed through remainder of school year

To help our state and nation slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Battle Ground Public Schools are closed through the remainder of the school year. This directive is from Governor Jay Inslee and applies to all schools in the state of Washington. The information below is intended to help the community connect with helpful resources during this unprecedented closure.

Looking for past messages that were sent out by the district? We’ve archived the daily updates on our News feed.

Similar to our summer meal program, children can pick up a free and nutritious sack lunch and breakfast items for the following morning each week day between 11 a.m. and noon.

Grab and go lunch and breakfast is available to children ages 0–18   (Children do not need to be present)

When: 11 a.m. to noon weekdays through August 21st.

Where:

  • Battle Ground High School  (until June 30th)
  • Prairie High School  (until June 30th)
  • Glenwood Heights Primary  (until June 30th)
  • Tukes Valley Primary  (until June 30th)
  • Amboy Middle
  • Yacolt Primary
  • Pleasant Valley Primary
  • Captain Strong Primary
  • Daybreak Primary
  • Maple Grove Primary (until June 30th), then River HomeLink

More information about technology assistance is on the Chromebook Help web page.

Chromebooks

Battle Ground Public Schools provides Chromebooks to students who do not have access to a computing device at home. The Student Help Desk provides technical support for Chromebook and educational software issues.

Internet access

If your students DO NOT have reliable internet service at home, you can check in with the Student Help Desk at (360) 885-5465 about the availability of a hotspot.

Other options for internet access are also listed on the Chromebook Help page.

Home Learning Resources

To support families during this challenging time amidst the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have compiled a list of online educational websites to help you continue learning at home. You can use these resources to augment the assignments from your child’s teacher(s), or for continued learning this summer.

For many of the websites, we have created videos that explain what the site offers and how it can be used.

Visit our Home Learning Resources webpage.

AP tests

The College Board has announced that traditional face-to-face AP exams will not take place this year, and instead students will have the opportunity to take an online exam from home. Visit the AP Central website for the latest information regarding remote learning resources, at-home testing options, and exam dates.

In lieu of the traditional exam setup, the College Board is providing free AP Review sessions. These live sessions can help to supplement students’ high school instruction and  to prepare for the online exam.

BGHS will continue to take payments for AP exams. The tests are posted with a fine date of 5/29/20. How to pay school fees/fines with a credit card? Go to: http://wa-battleground.intouchreceipting.com Username: Your student’s 7 digit ID number Password:  Your student’s last name (case sensitive).

All PHS students taking the test have paid in full and are ready to go.  Please send any questions to Wennerlind.Kristin@battlegroundps.org or thompson.erin@battlegroundps.org

SAT and ACT exams

SAT Exams: All SAT exams have been canceled until August. Students who already registered for the May 2 exam (and whose March test centers were closed, or who do not receive March scores because of any irregularities) will receive refunds. Students can go to https://www.khanacademy.org/sat to keep their readiness skills sharp while schools are closed.

ACT exams: ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13. Students can go to https://www.act.org/ for more information.

Information for high school seniors

NEW! Read our FAQ and webpage just for seniors!

High School and Beyond Plan Completion

Seniors who have not completed their High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) requirements can log in to their accounts and finalize requirements for graduation. Seniors that have sections to complete will be contacted by Career Center staff and should check their email for directions with their student logins

BGHS College & Career Center contacts

PHS High School and Beyond Plan

Graduation Requirements

As of March 13, OSPI has canceled all required state testing for the remainder of the school year. More information will be provided in the future.

Graduation ceremonies and events

  • Graduation dates will not change. All schools will be holding virtual ceremonies plus drive-through diploma pickup/celebrations at 7 p.m. on their originally scheduled graduation day.
  • The last attendance day for seniors will be the date of their graduation.

Running Start students

Follow the Clark and Lower Columbia College schedules for your classes at these colleges.

School and district hours: Schools are closed to the public. If you need assistance from someone in the district office, please make an appointment by calling 360-885-5300.

Free childcare available for first responders, grocery workers through June 16

Free childcare for first responders, medical professionals, and grocery employees

Free child care and daycare services are available for essential services employees.

Due to the current statewide shutdown of K-12 schools, Battle Ground Public Schools is providing childcare for students in grades K-5 for the children of parents/guardians whose employers are considered essential services. Parents/guardians who are first responders, medical professionals, and grocery store employees can qualify for this free service, which is available through the end of the school year on Tuesday, June 16.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get information about Battle Ground’s remote learning plan online.

Battle Ground also has created a webpage with links to many online learning sites. You can search our new Home Learning Resources page by keyword or browse by subject and grade level. We continuously add additional learning sites and videos, so check back often. 

During the closure we will continue to provide information via several methods:
Battle Ground website for updates
Email
Automated phone call
Social media
BGPS Information line: (360) 885-5343

Some of the missed school days will be made up at the end of the school year. Currently, the last day of school is scheduled for June 19.

The make-up days will be: May 1 (snow makeup day), June 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19.

The district will apply for a state waiver for the additional days that students miss.

High school graduation ceremony dates will not change. The last day of school for seniors will be the day of their graduation.

Battle Ground Public Schools’ district office is working on a process for refunding unused spring sports fees and other unused spring fees.

The district is working to minimize transactions by reconciling refunds with any student fees due for unreturned books and equipment. We expect that positive balances will be available for refund in June after school is out.

Details about refunds or applying a balance forward to next school year will be available soon. Thank you for your patience.

To pay middle or high school fines or fees, please go to https://wa-battleground.intouchreceipting.com/.

ALL athletics, school activities, field trips, and performances have been canceled until further notice.

Yes, all school events are canceled and school buildings are closed to the public.

Governor Jay Inslee has directed all public and private K-12 schools in Washington to close through the end of the school year.

All Community Education events and Facilities Rentals are canceled.

If you have children or family members with other medical conditions that put them at higher risk for the flu, talk to your healthcare provider about planning specific to your family.

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