Weather information

Are you prepared?

Do you have a backup plan if schools are delayed, closed or release students earlier than expected? For example, could you:

  • Adjust your work schedule?
  • Hire a babysitter or take the kids to daycare?
  • Ask a friend, neighbor or family member to watch the kids?

The weather can change quickly and without warning, making it difficult or impossible to follow regular routines. It’s important to be prepared—long before the storm hits.

How we notify families

  • Automated phone calls, emails and texts: Please keep your contact information updated in Skyward (Family Access) or contact your school office. On weather days, calls may begin going out as early as 5:30 a.m. to families who have not opted out.
  • Information line: 360-885-5343 (updated by 6 a.m. on impacted days).
  • District website
  • BGPS Facebook page
  • Flash Alert: Sign up for email alerts or download the mobile app for updates about emergency and non-emergency issues. You must re-subscribe every year.
  • TV and radio stations, local newspapers may share information at their discretion.

Battle Ground Public Schools administrators consider many factors when determining school closures, and notify families only if there is a change to the school schedule.

Weather-related late starts are two-hours!

In the event of a late start, school begins two hours later than normal. If a weather-related, two-hour late start occurs on a Wednesday late-start day, the teacher collaboration time will be canceled and school will start two hours later than the regular (Mon./Tues./Thurs./Fri.) start time. View regular school start/end times.

Parental discretion and weather-related absences

Even when a school is open, parents and guardians may use their own judgment whether it is safe to send their children to school. Weather-related absences are excused if they are reported to the school by a parent or guardian.

Bus snow routes

Snow routes are posted on our bus routes webpage.

North and south split

The district is split into “north” and “south” schools for the purpose of weather closures. Please note whether your school is designated as a “north” or “south” school.

  • North schools – Battle Ground High, Yacolt Primary and Amboy Middle schools, Captain Strong Primary, Chief Umtuch Middle, Tukes Valley Primary and Middle, CAM Academy, River HomeLink, Battle Ground Virtual Academy and Summit View High School.
  • South schools – Prairie High, Daybreak Primary and Middle, Maple Grove Primary, Pleasant Valley Primary and Middle, and Glenwood Heights Primary and Laurin Middle.

Phone calls

In case of a school closure or late start, we may begin calling families as early as 5:30 a.m. Please update your child’s contact information on Skyward (Family Access) or with your school office so that we can notify you. If you do not receive a call, you can call our information line at 360-885-5343 to check if there is a change in the school schedule. Additional weather information is on the district website.

Other Programs

Right At School

In the event of schedule changes due to inclement weather, Right At School follows the district’s decisions:

  • If the school is closed, Right At School programs at that school will be closed.
  • If the school is 2 hours late, Right at School at that school will open 2 hours late at 8:30 a.m.
  • If the school closes early or cancels afternoon activities, Right At School at that location will be closed after school.
  • In the case of a split district, Right At School follows the schedule of the school where it is located.

Community Education

If Battle Ground Public Schools closes schools, releases students early or cancels after-school activities due to weather, all Community Education enrichment and recreation events, classes and practices will be canceled.

In the event of a split-district closure, all Community Education enrichment and recreation events, classes and practices will be canceled at closed locations. If school and/or after-school activities are not canceled, all activities will go on as scheduled.

Course instructors will reschedule missed classes due to inclement weather. Practices will not be rescheduled.

Weekend events and classes
If inclement weather happens on a weekend when Battle Ground Community Education activities are scheduled, look online or call 360-885-6584 for cancellation information.

If it is a game or tournament:

  • All game supervisors and referees will be called.
  • It is the responsibility of the coaches to look online or call Battle Ground Community Education at 360-885-6584 to get the up-to-date closure information and call their players.
  • Within two weeks coaches will be notified of the rescheduled games and it will be the coaches’ responsibility to inform their players.

If it is a class:

  • The instructor and students will be called.
  • You will be notified of the reschedule as soon as possible.
  • Course instructors will reschedule missed classes due to inclement weather.

Tigerland Preschool

Tigerland Preschool follows the BGPS inclement weather system. If north schools are closed due to inclement weather, then Tigerland Preschool is canceled for the day. If BGPS has a 2-hour delay, Tigerland Preschool will also be delayed 2 hours, in which case the hours will be 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for the morning class and 2:00-3:30 for the afternoon class.

Find your school

North schools Amboy Middle Battle Ground High Battle Ground Virtual Academy CAM Academy Captain Strong Primary Chief Umtuch Middle River HomeLink Summit View High Tukes Valley Primary and Middle Yacolt Primary , South schools Daybreak Primary and Middle Glenwood Heights Primary Laurin Middle Maple Grove Primary Pleasant Valley Primary and Middle Prairie High


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