Important Back-to-School Info - Aug. 16, 2018
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 for Aug. 16.
The following are the annual forms that must be filled out and submitted at schedule pickup or meet your teacher in order for your student to obtain their class schedule or homeroom teacher.
The following sections will provide you with general information, so 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.
Everything you need to know about Back to School can be found by clicking the links below.
Schedule Pickup/Meet Your Teacher Dates
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 Virtual School Orientation is scheduled 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Options Academy.
Additional Health Forms
These forms permit students to take medication at school, resume activities after an injury/illness, etc.Access additional health forms.
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 - Online Parent Resource
The eSchoolPlus 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.
If you are new to our district and need to enroll your child(ren), please visit our New Student Enrollment section.
Immunizations: Caring Van
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.
School Start Times
High School (9-12)
7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Late Start Wednesdays – 8:15 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.)
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 - $2.85
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 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 school year will be due by October 2018. On this date, the students that were on free and reduced lunches for the 2017-2018 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.
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.
Student Activity and Athletic Passes
Broken Arrow Public Schools will offer two passes for students during the 2018-2019 school year.
- The Student Athletic Pass, available to all students in grades 6-12, is valid for General Admission seating at any regular season Broken Arrow High 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.
- The 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 $100 and can be purchased at Passport to Success (schedule pickup) for $70. After schedule pickup, the cost will increase to $80.
The Student Athletic Pass and the All-Access Pass can be purchased at Passport to Success/Schedule Pickup or from the Student Activities Department. The Student Activities Department is located in the Student Union on the Broken Arrow High School campus at 1901 East Albany Street.
Passes will be sold Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. beginning August 6 and at Passport to Success/Schedule Pickup.
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.
Please contact the Student Activities Office at 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 their student’s information under FERPA, he/she must complete and submit a “Parental Authorization to Withhold Directory Information” at their child’s school site.
Child Find Notice
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.
Parents Right to Know
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 Adrienne Stout, Senior Coordinator of Compliance and Retention, at 918-259-5700.
Report and Stop Bullying
In order to ensure a safe environment for all district students, parents and students are encouraged to thoroughly review the district’s policy and procedures to help report and stop bullying. This information and an anonymous electronic form can be found at www.baschools.org/stopbullying.
Meningococcal Disease Information
Please read the Meningococcal Disease Information prepared by the Oklahoma State Department of Education and Oklahoma State Department of Health. Learn more about the signs and symptoms, risk factors and more at www.baschools.org/healthinfo.
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 2018-19 can be found at www.baschools.org/studenthandbooks. Student Handbook hard copies can be requested through your student's school site.
1:1 - Digital Learning with Chromebook Devices in grades 9-12
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 8-12 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 for parents to sign an opt out form to take responsibility of damage/lost/stolen devices.