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. 17.
The annual health form 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.
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.
These forms permit students to take medication at school, resume activities after an injury/illness, etc.Click here to access additional health forms.
Visit the transportation webpage for information about bus routes. BAPS 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.
The transportation bus route link has been temporarily disabled and will not be available until Aug. 1 at the earliest.
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.
The Caring Van will be available at the Enrollment Center located at 210 North Main Street to administer FREE immunizations to students who are eligible for SoonerCare, are Native American or are uninsured on:
Aug. 9, 2 - 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 10, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Aug. 16, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Caring Van will also be at Childers Middle School located at 301 E. Tucson, on Aug. 9 from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Guide to Immunization Requirements in Oklahoma contains essential immunizations information for the state of Oklahoma.
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, BAPS 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 2017-2018 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. The application will also be available at each school site, the enrollment office or the child nutrition department.
Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be due by October 2017. On this date, the students that were on free and reduced lunches for the 2016-2017 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 for their children. Please click here for more information.
Broken Arrow Public Schools will offer two passes for students during the 2017-2018 school year.
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 7 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, as well as the school or school district the student attended before he/she enrolled in Broken Arrow schools. BAPS will continue to disclose student directory information for the purposes of printing student names in yearbooks, honor rolls, athletic programs and publications.
Parents or eligible students should advise the principal of the school(s) of attendance in writing of any or all of the items they refuse to permit the district to designate as directory information about that student. The designation will remain in effect until it is modified by the written direction of the student’s parent or the eligible student.
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 Adrienne Stout, Assistant Director of Human Resources, at 918-259-5700.
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.
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 2017-18 can be found at www.baschools.org/studenthandbooks after Aug. 14. Student Handbook hard copies can be requested through your student's school site.
BAPS uses the latest technology to enhance student learning, student engagement and student achievement. The 1:1 computer initiative provides every student in grades 9-12 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.
Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) would like to remind parents/legal guardians that the State of Oklahoma requires all students entering into kindergarten to have the following immunizations:
• 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.
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, BAPS 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 BAPS district.
Childers Middle School (301 E. Tucson, Broken Arrow)
August 9, 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Enrollment Center (201 N. Main Street, Broken Arrow)
August 9, 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
August 10, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
August 16, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 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 918-259-4301.
The Oklahoma State Department of Education named Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) teacher Donna Gradel as one of 12 finalists for the 2018 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year during the State Department of Education’s EngageOK education conference.
“Donna Gradel is not only an amazing teacher in her classroom, but she is also a positive example to students and adults alike. She truly believes that everyone can make a difference in the world,” Broken Arrow High School (BAHS) Principal Liz Burns said. “It is an honor to work alongside her, watching as she ignites a passion within her students for science and service. We are fortunate that she has chosen to share her talents with Broken Arrow.”
Gradel, who has taught science at Broken Arrow High School for 21 years, will represent BAPS at the 2018 Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year ceremony this fall.
Read more about Gradel’s teaching journey