Broken Arrow Public Schools is distributing state test results to parents during the upcoming parent/teacher conferences on Oct. 11 and Oct 16. The state tests were given to students in grades 3-8 last spring.
For parents unable to attend parent/teacher conferences, test results will also be available for pickup any time after Oct. 16 at your student’s school site. Identification will be needed to pick up these test results.
New this year, parents can access their student's state assessment scores through the Oklahoma State Testing Portal. This portal will not only enable parents to view their child’s progress and strengths/weaknesses on the tests, but it will also assist parents with tracking state assessment information throughout their child's academic career. Currently, the portal provides scores from the 2016-17 and 2017-18 assessments. Each year, the portal will be updated with new assessment results.
To access the student's test results on the online portal, parents will need their student's testing number (STN) and his/her date of birth. The STN is a 10-digit number located on the paper copy of the state test report. Each student will have their own account. Accounts are not per family.
Please contact your child’s school site counselor or principal if there are any additional questions or concerns.
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Broken Arrow Public Schools students and parents can now use their mobile devices or internet browsers to find up-to-the-minute school bus arrival information by using the Versatrans My Stop app.
“We know how important accurate and timely school bus information is to our parents and students,” Transportation Director James McNabb said. “This new technology should significantly help our bus riders and their parents know when it’s time to head out to the bus stop and when they can be expected home after school.”
Broken Arrow is one of just two districts in Oklahoma to use this technology, which was paid for with bond funds specifically approved by local voters for transportation expenses.
“We are passionate about learning in Broken Arrow, and that extends far beyond the classroom,” Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop said. “We consistently seek new ways to lead and follow our students into the future in all aspects of education – including the ride to and from school.”
Users can download the My Stop app for their mobile device by searching for “Versatrans My Stop” in the App Store or Google Play. From there, they can select Broken Arrow Public Schools and log in with their child’s information. Student ID numbers are used for the username and the initial password, which will then be changed for security purposes.
My Stop displays the location of the selected school bus on a map and includes the estimated time of arrival (ETA) to the student’s specific bus stop. The ETA is automatically updated from school bus GPS data and is recalculated to accommodate traffic delays along the route. When using the app, parents can enable push notifications to automatically alert them to bus delays or schedule changes.
“As a mother of two students, I know how morning routines are timed down to the minute based on when the bus is coming,” Dunlop said. “My Stop will help make sure kids are out to the bus stop in time, but also minimize the time they have to stand out in inclement weather if there is a delay.”
Desktop users can access the same information by visiting http://bit.ly/MyStopBA
In Feb. 2015, Broken Arrow patrons passed the Broken Arrow Public Schools bond proposal, allowing the district to begin its next phase of transformation to meet the needs of a district that is growing at a rate of 3 percent per year.
The 2015 bond issue projects total $370 million and will be completed over the course of 12 years.
Phase one of the four-part project is now finished. This phase included a new elementary school named Timber Ridge, Sequoyah Middle School expansions and renovations, Broken Arrow High School additions, Kirkland Field Activity Complex construction and Freshman Academy classroom additions.
Timber Ridge: With more than half of the its growth at the elementary school level, Broken Arrow Public Schools added its 15th elementary school, Timber Ridge, to the list of school sites. Timber Ridge opened its doors for the 2017-18 school year. The school is located in the northeast section of the district to alleviate overcrowding issues. Amenities include 34 classrooms, four half-sized classrooms, media center, full-size gymnasium, music room, art room and science room as well as FEMA Saferoom. Within the past year, Timber Ridge received the Associated General Contractors of America’s 2018 Build Oklahoma Award for Educational $10-$20 million project category.
Sequoyah: Known as the district’s oldest active middle school, Sequoyah was completely remodeled. The old cafeteria was converted into a new media center and classrooms were added, including a newly renovated space for the district’s special education students and a fine arts wing that doubles as a FEMA Saferoom. Sequoyah also received two courtyards, one with riser seating and raised planter beds where students can learn about health and nutrition and one with basketball goals and other outdoor activity spaces. All existing classrooms received new carpet, furniture and built-in cabinets. The project also included the addition of an elevator to the two-story section of the building along with other upgrades to meet ADA accessibility requirements.
Broken Arrow High School Classroom Addition: With more than 22,000 square feet added and 5,000 square feet renovated, construction of 11 state-of-the-art classrooms and a commons area was completed on Broken Arrow High School’s campus. Various site improvements were also finished, including a new parking lot, additional visitor parking, new LED parking lot lights and others.
Kirkland Field Activity Complex Part One: The site formerly used as North Intermediate High School is being repurposed with special recognition given to its historical significance in the district. Plans included renovations to the current auditorium and gymnasium. Kirkland Field was repurposed as the Kirkland Soccer Complex, which features a two full-size competition soccer field. Future plans include renovations to the current gymnasium and natatorium (swimming pool).
Broken Arrow Freshman Academy: Renovations were completed at the Freshman Academy in August 2018. This project included a new media center at the front of the building to emphasize the importance of literacy at Broken Arrow Public Schools. Four science labs and 7 classrooms were added. Building circulation was increased by the addition of hallways and stairwells. New furniture for the school site was also purchased.
Phase two of the bond issue will begin this summer. For more information about the bond issue, please visit www.baschools.org/2015Bond.
Broken Arrow Public Schools utilizes Home Access Center (HAC) and Canvas, both of which allow parents/guardians to measure and track student progress, grades and attendance. Online tutorials and further instructions can be found below.
Grades PreK through 5: HAC allows elementary parents to access attendance AND grades.
Grades 6 through 12: HAC ONLY allows you to view attendance. Grades and assignments are available through Canvas.
All parents: Use HAC to update your contact information