Back to School | 2022-23
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 of School:
- K-12 students: Wednesday, Aug. 24
- Pre-K students: Friday, Aug. 26
Please click the following sections below for general back-to-school information. Additionally, please visit 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.
The health and safety of our students and staff continue to remain our top priority for the upcoming school year.
New Student Enrollment
If you are new to our district and need to enroll your child(ren), please visit our New Student Enrollment section.
Returning Student Registration
Broken Arrow Public Schools is in the process of verifying proof of residency for the 2022-23 school year. This verification is required in order to be re-enrolled for next school year.
Please view the 2022-23 instructional calendar.
You will be notified if there are any changes to the instructional calendar.
Schedule Pickup and Meet Your Teacher Dates
Grades Pre-K through 5
Grades 6 through 12
School Start/End Times
Pre-K: 8:15 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Elementary School (K-5): 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Middle School (6-8): 8:35 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
Freshman Academy (9) and High School (10-12): 7:50 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
Immunizations and Health Forms
For school enrollment, a parent or guardian shall provide one of the following:
- Current, up-to-date immunization records (view Oklahoma requirements) OR
- A completed and signed exemption form (download form). We encourage parents to visit with your school site’s health office or District Health Coordinator Linda Aycock at firstname.lastname@example.org in an effort to ensure the exemption form is properly completed for the State’s approval.
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.
Child Nutrition, Free & Reduced Meals and Online Meal Payment
Broken Arrow Public Schools is encouraging parents/guardians to complete the free and reduced lunch application if they feel they may qualify based on household size and income.
PLEASE NOTE: According to the USDA, breakfast and lunch WILL NOT be free to all students for the 2022-23 school year, so completing the application is incredibly important.
The application is only available online, and the child nutrition department will not be accepting any paper application forms.
- English Application Link
- Spanish Application (Español) Link
- Arabic Application (العربية) Link
- French Application (Français) Link
- Filipino Application (Tagalog) Link
- Vietnamese Application (tiếng Việt) Link
The district is strongly encouraging parents/guardians to have online applications completed by Sept. 21 to ensure they are processed and approved by Oct. 1.
Parents are able to set up an account with their child's student ID number beginning Aug. 10. In addition, MySchoolBucks has a mobile app available for Apple IOS or Android phones. Each transaction results in a $2.75 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.
For questions or concerns, please contact the child nutrition department at 918-259-4565.
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.
Chromebook Devices and Insurance (Grades 6-12)
Students in grades 6-12 for the 2022-23 school year can purchase their Chromebook insurance online. The insurance program is voluntary, but if not purchased the parent/guardian is responsible to fill out an Opt Out form at their child's school site to take responsibility for the device's functionality throughout the school year. To purchase insurance, visit www.baschools.org/insurance.
Please keep in mind that if insurance is not purchased at the time of device acceptance, parents/guardians are responsible for the full cost of any repair or replacement of all damage to or loss of the Chromebook and charge cord. Lost charge cords and acts of intentional damage will not be covered by the insurance.
Student Activity and Athletic Passes
Broken Arrow Public Schools will offer two passes for students during the 2022-23 school year.
1. The Student Athletic Pass, available to all students in grades 6-12, is valid for general admission seating at any Broken Arrow High School or middle school home sporting event. This pass is not valid for tournaments, playoffs or state events. The cost of the student athletic pass is $35.
- Middle School – Please contact Carolyn Harger at email@example.com.
- Freshmen Academy – Purchase at schedule pick-up.
- BAHS – Purchase online and pick-up at Passport to Success
2. The All-Access Pass, available to all students in grades 10-12, includes the benefits of the athletic pass ($35) PLUS entry into the Aloha Bash ($10), Homecoming dance ($20), Boot Scoot dance ($10), Sadie Hawkins dance ($15), and Gym Night ($5). The All-Access Pass is $85 and can purchased online. Passes will be available for pick-up at Passport to Success.
Any student in grades 10-12 may also attend the annual Leadership Retreat at New Life Ranch Frontier Cove. The retreat will take place Oct. 29-30. Register online and pick-up a permission form at Passport to Success. Space is limited.
Please contact the Student Activities office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-259-8571 with additional questions.
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 the 2022-23 school year will be posted at www.baschools.org/studenthandbooks, if approved by the Board of Education on Aug. 8.
Hard copies of the student handbook can be requested through your student's school site once school begins.
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:
- 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
- whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or their provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
- 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
- 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.
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.