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Back to School | 2020-21

The health and safety of our students and staff will remain our top priority as we prepare for the upcoming school year. We know students and parents have many questions: What will the year look like? How will we safely and effectively return to in-classroom learning? When will the school year start? How will the district manage appropriate social distancing? Please know district leadership is working through these questions and many others. 

This page will serve as a hub for information and updates. Families should expect to receive a full reentry plan by the end of July with processes and procedures. Please make sure your contact information is up to date by completing your residency verification for the 2020-21 school year. 


Frequently Asked Questions


New Student Enrollment

If you are new to our district and need to enroll your child(ren), please visit our New Student Enrollment section.


Residency Verification

Broken Arrow Public Schools is in the process of verifying proof of residency for the 2020-21 school year. This verification is required in order to be re-enrolled for next school year. 


First Day of School

First day for K-12 students: Wednesday, Aug. 19

First day for Pre-K students: Friday, Aug. 21

Should any changes occur with the school calendar, you will be notified by the end of July.


Instructional Calendar

Please view the 2020-21 instructional calendar (updated June 29, 2020)

Should any changes occur with the school calendar, you will be notified by the end of July.


Schedule Pickup and Meet Your Teacher Dates

ECC and Elementary Students

Pre-K Screening Dates and Information
Meet your Teacher (Will be posted in July.)
Parent Night (Will be posted in July.)

Secondary Students, Grades 6 - 12

Orientation Dates and Schedule Pickup (Will be posted in July.)


School Start Times

Pre-K: 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. 

Elementary School (K-5): 9:10 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Middle School (6-8): 8:30 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

Freshman Academy (9) and High School (10-12): 7:40 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.


Transportation

Bus routes and Tulsa Technology routes for the 2020-21 school year will be posted after Aug. 3.


Immunizations, Caring Van and Health Forms

Required Immunizations

The Caring Van will be available to administer FREE immunizations to students who are eligible for SoonerCare, are Native American or are uninsured. (Schedule will be posted in July.)

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.


Breakfast/Lunch Prices

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 - $2.00
Adult/Teacher Lunch - $4.00


Free/Reduced Meals

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. Online application link for Free/Reduced Meals will be available at the beginning of August.


Online Meal Payment

Please check back again in August to set up your student's MySchoolBucks account. 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.


School Supplies

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. Please check back in July.


Chromebook Devices and Insurance (Grades 6-12)

Please check back in July.


Student Activity and Athletic Passes

Broken Arrow Public Schools will offer two passes for students during the 2020-2021 school year. Please check back in July.


Student Handbooks

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 2020-21 school year will be available in July.

Hard copies of the student handbook can be requested through your student's school site.


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


Mobile App

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.