Important back-to-school info for 2019-20
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.
Everything you need to know about back-to-school can be found by clicking the links below.
Please view the 2019-20 instructional calendar.
Schedule Pickup and 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 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.
School Start Times
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.)
New Student Enrollment
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.
Student Monitoring (Home Access Center and Canvas)
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.
Immunizations, Caring Van and Health Forms
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.
Chromebook Devices and Insurance (Grades 6-12)
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 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.
Student Activity and Athletic Passes
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.
- Middle School: Can purchase at the Broken Arrow High School Student Union or in Tiger Alley (next to the football stadium) at the first football game.
- Freshman Academy: Can purchase a pass at schedule pickup on Aug. 12.
- Grades 10-12: Can purchase at Broken Arrow High School during schedule pickup beginning Aug. 13.
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.
Directory Info / District Photography and Video Opt-Out
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.
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 the human resources department at 918-259-5700.
Report It! Stop bullying, drug usage and violent threats
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:
- Click the “Settings” icon in the app
- Click the schools sites you would like to receive notifications from
- Scroll down and click “Save”
For more information, please contact the district’s communications division at 918-259-5700.