The first day of school is just around the corner, and Back-to-School Central is designed to help you find everything your family needs to be ready.
First day for K-12 students: Wednesday, Aug. 21 (Late Start Wednesday will not begin until Aug. 28)
First day for Pre-K students: Friday, Aug. 23
If parents/guardians haven’t provided online proof of residency, which includes two required annual forms, please visit www.baschools.org/residencyverification. This must be completed in order to obtain a student’s class schedule or homeroom teacher.
The following sections will provide general information, but be sure to also check your child’s school website for information specific to their school site. School websites and contact information can be accessed from the top navigation bar.
Please view the 2019-20 instructional calendar.
ECC and Elementary Students
Secondary Students, Grades 6 - 12
Please note: Incoming 7th grade students must have proof of TDAP immunization in order to pick up their schedule.
BA Academy orientation will be held 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (doors will open at 5:30 p.m.) at the Kirkland Theatre located at located at 808 E. College St. in Broken Arrow on the following dates:
New students: Monday, Aug. 19
Existing students: Tuesday, Aug. 20
BA Virtual School orientation is scheduled 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Options Academy.
High School (9-12)
7:40 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Late Start Wednesdays – 8:10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Middle School (6-8)
8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Late Start Wednesdays – 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Elementary School (K-5)
9:10 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.
Late Start Wednesdays – 9:40 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Drop off (8:15 to 8:45 a.m.) – Pick up (2:20 to 2:50 p.m.)
Late Start Wednesdays – Drop off (8:45 to 9:15 a.m.) - Pick up (2:20 to 2:50 p.m.)
If you are new to our district and need to enroll your child(ren), please visit our New Student Enrollment section.
Visit the transportation webpage for information about bus routes. Broken Arrow Public Schools continues to make safety its number one priority, and every routing decision made has been based on student safety. Questions and concerns can be addressed by transportation services at BAbus@baschools.org.
Home Access Center keeps parents in the loop online and through a mobile app with access to grades, assignments, attendance and behavior. Parents can update their own contact information for easy, two-way communication with the district and school sites by visiting our Home Access Center webpage.
Canvas allows parents to view assignments and grades for SECONDARY students only. Visit our Canvas webpage to learn more.
The Caring Van will be available to administer FREE immunizations to students who are eligible for SoonerCare, are Native American or are uninsured. View dates and times for the upcoming Caring Van schedule.
Health forms that permit students to take medication at school, resume activities after an injury/illness, etc. will need to be filled out and turned in to the school site.
Please read the Meningococcal Disease Information prepared by the Oklahoma State Department of Education and Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Early Childhood Centers Breakfast - $.95
Early Childhood Centers Lunch - $1.75
Elementary Breakfast - $1.05
Elementary Lunch - $2.00
Middle School Breakfast - $1.05
Middle School Lunch - $2.35
High School Breakfast - $1.05
High School Lunch - $2.35 - $3.50
Adult/Teacher Breakfast - $1.80
Adult/Teacher Lunch - $3.75
As a participant in the National School Lunch Program, the district offers free and reduced rates on breakfast and lunch for students of families that meet certain income guidelines.
All students who wish to participate in the Free/Reduced program must enroll for the 2019-2020 school year by filling out an application.
The income eligibility guidelines and online application for Free/Reduced Meals will be available at the beginning of August at www.baschools.org/childnutrition. A paper application will also be available at each school site, the enrollment office or the child nutrition department.
Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be due by Oct. 3, 2019. On this date, the students that were on free and reduced lunches for the 2018-2019 school year will be cut from the program if a new application has not be processed.
Application processing time can be up to 10 days, although the child nutrition department works diligently to minimize the wait time for benefit assignment.
Online Meal Payment
Please check back again in August to set up your student's MySchoolBucks account. Online payments for school meals can be made using MySchoolBucks. Parents are able to set up an account with their child's student ID number, beginning Aug. 1. In addition, MySchoolBucks has a mobile app available for Apple IOS or Android phones. Each transaction results in a $2.49 fee.
Through MySchoolBucks, parents can see their child's balance, view purchase history and sign up for email notifications should balances become low. Although a great option for parents, the online system is not required, and parents may still send money with students for lunch and breakfast purchases.
Review and print the Early Childhood and Elementary school supply list.
Middle and high school supply lists will be provided to students by their teachers on the first day of school. We encourage parents to wait until after the first day of school before buying supplies, as each teacher has a specific list of supplies that students will need for their particular classes.
There are a number of organizations in Broken Arrow that assist parents with access to needed school supplies and other resources for their children. Review and print the local resources document.
Broken Arrow Public Schools uses the latest technology to enhance student learning, student engagement and student achievement. The 1:1 computer initiative provides every student in grades 6-12 with a personal device to explore and utilize educational resources both inside and outside the classroom – from accessing class content and textbooks online, to communicating and collaborating with classmates and teachers. With 1:1, students have the best teacher-facilitated instruction combined with the best technology at their fingertips.
Students will not receive their schedule at schedule pick up until Chromebook insurance is purchased. If families decide to opt out of purchasing insurance, there will be an opportunity at schedule pickup for parents to sign an opt out form to take responsibility of damage/lost/stolen devices.
Broken Arrow Public Schools will offer two passes for students during the 2019-2020 school year.
1) Student Athletic Pass, available to all students in grades 6-12, is valid for general admission seating at any regular season Broken Arrow High School or middle school- sponsored home sporting event. This pass is not valid for tournaments, playoffs or state events. The cost of the Student Athletic Pass is $30.
Note: The activities department will replace lost, stolen or destroyed Student Athletic Passes or reserved tickets at a discounted rate with proof of purchase. There are no refunds.
2) All-Access Pass, available to all students in grades 10-12, includes the benefits of the athletic pass and entry into the Aloha Bash, Homecoming dance, Boot Scoot dance, Sadie Hawkins dance, Gym Night and Spring Fest. The All-Access Pass is valued at $95 and can be purchased at Passport to Success/schedule pickup for $75.
All passes may also be purchased from the student activities department, located in the Student Union on the high school campus (1901 E. Albany St). Please contact 918-259-4569 with additional questions.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act allows a district to designate certain student data as directory information. Broken Arrow Public Schools has designated “directory information” to include a student’s name, parents’ names, address and telephone listing, date and place of birth, class designation (i.e., first grade, tenth grade, etc.), extracurricular participation, achievement awards or honors, dates of attendance, weight and height, photograph, and the school or school district the student attended before he/she enrolled in Broken Arrow Public Schools.
The district will continue to disclose student directory information for the purposes of printing student names in yearbooks, honor rolls, athletic programs, publications, social media, district website and/or videos unless modified by the written direction of the student’s parent/guardian or the eligible student (18 years and older).
If a parent/guardian would like to exclude a student’s information under FERPA, which includes district photography and video, he/she must complete and submit a “Parental Authorization to Withhold Directory Information / Opt-Out” form at their child’s school site.
This notice is to inform parents that Broken Arrow Public Schools is maintaining an ongoing Child Find search to locate, identify and evaluate any child age 3-21 with an established or suspected disability. Child Find efforts include all individuals age 3-21 not enrolled in school, as well as those who attend public and private schools, Head Start, state institutions, and other child care or treatment facilities. Children not of school age must reside in the boundaries of Broken Arrow Public Schools to be included in the Child Find efforts.
Broken Arrow Public Schools has established and maintains a comprehensive screening and multidisciplinary referral, evaluation, and eligibility process for the identification of children with suspected disabilities. The District’s general education interventions will not delay the initial evaluation for special education services of a student suspected of having a disability. Child Find activities contain a mandate for public awareness of contact, location and established screening procedures. Information regarding evaluation procedures is available at no cost to parent/guardian upon request by contacting Broken Arrow Public Schools at the Educational Service Center, Special Services, 701 N. Main Street, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, or by phone at 918-259-5700.
As mandated by the Oklahoma State Department of Education, Broken Arrow Public Schools is required to fully inform parents that personally identifiable information is maintained on all children who are referred and evaluated under the provisions of Child Find.
The types of information sought may include but are not limited to: Parent concerns, developmental, adaptive behavior, social-cultural, health/medical, vision, hearing, motor, perceptual/processing, behavior, psychological, vocational and information gained through observations in the classroom or other environments.
It is the responsibility of Broken Arrow Public Schools to inform parents/guardians of their rights under the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Should you have any questions please contact the special services department at 918-259-5700.
At the beginning of each school year, a local school district that accepts Title I, Part A funding must notify parents of students in Title I schools that they can request information regarding their child’s teacher, including, at a minimum:
(1) whether the teacher has met the state requirements for licensure and certification for the grade levels and subject-matters in which the teacher provides instruction; and
(2) whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or their provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
(3) the college major and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and
(4) whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.
In addition, each Title I school must provide each parent timely notice that the parent's child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.
To receive any of this information, please contact the human resources department at 918-259-5700.
Broken Arrow Public Schools strives to ensure a safe environment for every student. If you witness or hear about a bullying situation, drug use or a threat of violence throughout the school year, please REPORT IT via an anonymous electronic form that can be found at www.baschools.org/ReportIt.
In order to ensure students and parents are aware of all school and district policies and procedures regarding academics, attendance, behavior and activities, parents and students are encouraged to thoroughly review the student handbook for their school. Handbooks for 2019-20 can be found at www.baschools.org/studenthandbooks. Hard copies of the student handbook can be requested through your student's school site.
Broken Arrow Public Schools has a free mobile app to provide parents, students and families with the latest news and information from across the district. This mobile app is available on both Apple and Android devices and was designed as a one-stop-shop to access school news, calendars, Parent Portal accounts, lunch menus, bus stop information and more. It also gives students and parents the ability to easily report bullying or a threat.
In addition, the mobile app can be customized by the user by selecting schools in which they will push notifications, news and calendar updates.
Download the app:
How to receive push notifications from certain school sites:
For more information, please contact the district’s communications division at 918-259-5700.
Broken Arrow Public Schools is in the process of verifying proof of residency for the 2019-20 school year. This verification is required in order to be re-enrolled for next school year.
This year, residency verification will be processed online. Please use one of the two links to access the online registration website.
You should have received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with directions on completing verification.
In order for students to attend Broken Arrow Public Schools,
Proof of residency/address must include any one of the following documentation:
Please note: Address must belong to the parent or legal guardian.
For questions, please contact the enrollment office at 918-259-7400.
The City of Broken Arrow is hosting its annual Back-to-School Bash to provide free services and resources to students and parents just in time for the new school year. The event is taking place Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon at The Assembly at Broken Arrow (3500 W. New Orleans St.)
There will be free school supplies, haircuts by Clary Sage, immunizations by the Caring Van (bring shot records), vision screenings, a community health fair presented by St. John Broken Arrow, Jupiter jumps, snow cones and more!
For more information, please contact the Broken Arrow Police Department at 918-451-8213.
Broken Arrow Public Schools would like to remind parents/legal guardians that the State of Oklahoma requires all students entering into Pre-K to have the following immunizations:
• 4 – DTP/DTaP
• 3 – Polio
• 1 – MMR
• 2 - Hepatitis A
• 3 – Hepatitis B
• 1 – Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Students entering into kindergarten must have the following:
• 5 – DTP/DTaP
• 4 – Polio
• 2 – MMR
• 2 - Hepatitis A
• 3 – Hepatitis B
• 1 – Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Students entering seventh grade are required to receive one Tdap booster for immunizations against tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis. This is a booster to the DTP students received before kindergarten. Students will not be allowed to pick up their schedules without this immunization.
The Guide to Immunization Requirements in Oklahoma contains essential immunizations information for the state of Oklahoma.
You are encouraged to contact your child’s healthcare provider as soon as possible to arrange for these immunizations.
To assist in obtaining these immunizations to eligible students, Broken Arrow Public Schools is once again teaming up with the Caring Van program in August. A registered nurse will be available during the dates and times listed below to administer free immunizations to students who:
* Are eligible for SoonerCare (Oklahoma Medicaid)
* Are Native American
* Are Uninsured
Please note that if the student does not meet at least ONE of the above criteria, he or she will be referred to a private physician for required immunizations.
A parent/legal guardian must accompany the student. A current copy of your student’s immunization record and the immunization consent form (Spanish version of the consent form) is also required. After receiving the immunizations, a copy of the updated records should be brought to your student’s school site.
The following are the dates, times and locations for when the Oklahoma Caring Van will be available within the district.
Enrollment Center (201 N. Main Street, Broken Arrow)
Aug. 9: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Aug. 13: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aug. 14: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Childers Middle School (301 E. Tucson, Broken Arrow)
Aug. 12: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Oliver Middle School (3100 W. New Orleans, Broken Arrow)
Aug. 12: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sequoyah Middle School (2701 S. Elm Place, Broken Arrow)
Aug. 13: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Centennial Middle School (225 E. Omaha, Broken Arrow)
Aug. 13: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 14: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Oneta Ridge Middle School (6800 E. Quincy Place, Broken Arrow)
Aug. 14: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Since the program began in 1999, thousands of children have received immunizations from registered nurses aboard the Caring Vans. Immunization information is entered in the Oklahoma State Immunization Information System (OSIIS), making vaccine history readily available.
For more information about the Caring Van, please contact Julia Price.
Broken Arrow Public Schools Board of Education named several key administrators to serve in leadership positions at one of the district’s 27 sites for the 2019-2020 school year.
Nathan Akehurst – Aspen Creek Elementary Assistant Principal
Mr. Nathan Akehurst joins BA from Coweta Public Schools where he has served as a classroom teacher and in a variety of leadership capacities.
Robin Saputo- Country Lane Intermediate Assistant Principal
Ms. Robin Saputo joined BA in 2017. She previously served as an assistant principal at Aspen Creek Elementary and will now serve as the assistant principal at Country Lane Intermediate.
Beth Johnson – Rhoades Elementary Principal
Ms. Beth Johnson joined BA in 2013. She previously served as Wolf Creek Elementary’s assistant principal and will now serve as the principal for Rhoades Elementary.
Tobi Kula – Timber Ridge Assistant Principal
Ms. Tobi Kula joined BA in 2007. She previously served as Creekwood Elementary’s assistant principal and will now serve as Timber Ridge Elementary’s assistant principal.
Dax Gray – Centennial Middle School Assistant Principal
Mr. Dax Gray joined BA in 2011. He previously served as one of Broken Arrow High School’s senior class assistant principals and will now serve as one of Centennial Middle School’s assistant principals.
Steve Butcher – Childers Middle School Assistant Principal
Mr. Steve Butcher joins BA from Tulsa Public Schools where he served as a middle school assistant principal.
Robin Emerson – Oliver Middle School Principal
Ms. Robin Emerson was a former Broken Arrow teacher and joins the district from Tulsa Public Schools where she served as a director of special services and an elementary principal.
Steve Lobaugh – Oliver Middle School Assistant Principal
Mr. Steve Lobaugh joined BA in 2014. He previously served as an assistant principal at Oneta Ridge Middle School and will now serve as one of Oliver Middle School’s assistant principals.
Alexis Shahadi – Oliver Middle School Assistant Principal
Ms. Alexis Shahadi joined BA in 2016. She previously served as an assistant principal intern at Country Lane Intermediate and will now serve as an assistant principal at Oliver Middle School.
Seth Ramsay – Oneta Ridge Middle School Assistant Principal
Mr. Seth Ramsay joined BA in 2016. He previously served as a teacher at Centennial Middle School and will now serve as an assistant principal at Oneta Ridge Middle School.
Paul Allison – Sequoyah Middle School Assistant Principal
Mr. Allison joined BA in 2006. He previously served as an assistant principal for the sophomores at Broken Arrow High School and will now become one of Sequoyah Middle School’s assistant principals.
Josh Regnier – Broken Arrow Freshman Academy Principal
Mr. Josh Regnier joins BA from Tulsa Public Schools where he served as a middle school principal.
Caleb Starr – Broken Arrow Freshman Academy Assistant Principal
Mr. Caleb Starr joined BA in 2017. He previously served as an assistant principal at Centennial Middle School and will now become an assistant principal at the Broken Arrow Freshman Academy.
Larry Lewis – Director of High School Administration
Mr. Larry Lewis joined BA in 2009. He previously served as Broken Arrow High School’s senior class principal and will now serve as the director of high school administration.
Amanda Summers – Broken Arrow High School Sophomore Class Principal
Ms. Amanda Summers joined BA in 2014. She previously served as an assistant principal at the Freshman Academy and will now become the sophomore class principal at Broken Arrow High School.
Denny Beach – Broken Arrow High School Sophomore Class Assistant Principal
Mr. Denny Beach joined BA in 2014. He previously served as an assistant principal at Sequoyah Middle School and will now become an assistant principal for the sophomore class at Broken Arrow High School.
Crystal Barber – Broken Arrow High School Senior Class Principal
Ms. Crystal Barber joined BA in 2016. She previously served as the junior principal at Broken Arrow High School and will now become the senior class principal.
Mickey Replogle – Broken Arrow High School Junior Class Principal
Mr. Mickey Replogle joined BA in 2011. He previously served as Broken Arrow High School’s sophomore principal and will now become the junior class principal at Broken Arrow High School.
Andy Rice – Broken Arrow High School Junior Class Assistant Principal
Mr. Andy Rice joined BA in 2009. He previously served as an assistant principal at Childers Middle School and will now become one of the high school’s junior class assistant principals.
Renew your Class 6A defending state champion Broken Arrow Tigers football season tickets beginning July 15 for the 2019 season.
Fans who had 2018 season tickets may renew their season tickets the weeks of July 15 and July 22, Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase in the Broken Arrow Athletic Department offices on the second floor of the Varsity Training Center (directly south of Memorial Stadium on County Line Road). Tickets may be purchased with cash, check, or credit card (Discover, MasterCard, or Visa). Please note: all credit card purchases will have a three percent convenience fee per transaction. Parking passes are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Season ticket upgrades or the adding additional seats, begins the week of July 29 for those fans who renewed their season tickets.
Reserved season tickets are $50 for five home games. Season ticket holders may purchase an all-sport pass for $100. An adult all-sport pass that includes general admission seating for football is $90.
Reserved stadium parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis for $100.
The 2019 home varsity schedule kicks off Sept. 13 against Owasso. The Tigers host three home games in October: Norman on Oct. 4, Edmond Santa Fe on Oct. 17, and Yukon for Homecoming on Oct. 25. The Tigers play Edmond Memorial at home on Nov. 1. All home games are scheduled for 7 p.m.