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February 4, 2021 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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BGPS preparing for Feb. 22 middle school hybrid start

Clark County Public Health announced Tuesday that COVID-19 activity has dropped to the moderate level in the county. In light of the decrease, Battle Ground Public Schools is preparing to bring middle school students in for hybrid learning beginning the week of Feb. 22, with fifth graders attending an orientation the week before. 

In accordance with the state metrics, districts can bring middle school students into buildings for in-person learning when the COVID-19 activity level falls within the moderate level. 

Some of the details to note are:
  • Fifth graders will attend a half-day orientation on Feb. 16 (Group A students) or Feb. 18 (Group B students) in the morning during their direct instruction time. Watch for more information from your school.
  • Hybrid learning will begin Feb. 22 for middle school students, including at CAM Academy. River HomeLink students will remain remote at this time.
  • Learning schedules will change for both remote and hybrid students. Those who have opted to stay remote will continue to learn remotely; however, when hybrid learning begins, schedules will change for students who participate in hybrid learning and for those who continue to learn remotely. In order to provide all students with an equitable experience, account for the complexity in scheduling and provide access to resources and support services, we need to have students on similar learning schedules regardless of their learning model.
Visit the district website for more details

Welcome to hybrid learning, K-4 students!  


It was wonderful seeing K-4 students back in class this week for the start of hybrid learning, and we're beyond excited for the return of 5th-8th grade students starting Feb. 22nd! Visit our Facebook page to see a collection of photos from each of our district primary schools' first days of hybrid learning.

Visit https://www.battlegroundps.org/district-preparing-for.../ for more information about the transition to hybrid learning for middle school students.

Thank you, school counselors!

It's National School Counseling Week, and to celebrate, we are sending a BIG THANK YOU to all* of our counselors in recognition of the tremendous impact they have in helping our students achieve school success and plan for their careers. Please join us and take some time this week to let your school counselors know that you appreciate the important work they do #EngagingHeartsEquippingMinds!

*Not pictured are Annie Carmichael, Sheryl Piper, and Stacie Syverson. While we don't have school photos of these counselors to include here, they are certainly included in our message of appreciation!

Cheer on BGHS senior Bethany Tuchardt at Regional Finals Feb. 10


After placing first at the school’s 11th annual Poetry Out Loud competition with her recitation of Claudia Rankin's poem "Don't Let Me Be Lonely", Battle Ground High School senior Bethany Tuchardt is competing in the regional finals, and you're invited to attend! Yes, you! 

On Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m., join the event via Zoom. We hope to see you there! 

Battle Ground Public Schools make final pitch for replacement levy before February special election

by Chris Brown, Clark County Today

The district will dip into emergency funding to offer a lower tax rate in the first year of the four-year maintenance and operations levy


Next Tuesday’s special election will mark four years since Battle Ground Public Schools asked voters to approve a replacement Maintenance and Operations Levy.

That levy, which carried a rate of $3.66 per $1,000 of assessed value in its first year, passed narrowly, with 53.69 percent of the vote. This time, the district is asking for a rate of $1.95 per $1,000, rising to an estimated $2.20 in the final three years of the levy.

To hit that lower rate in 2022, the Battle Ground School Board voted to dip into the district’s emergency fund balance to make up the shortfall. Read more on Clark County Today's website

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including several crossing guards and lunch/recess supervisors. If you are interested in these positions, look for them listed as Basic Education Assistants on the jobs webpage

Other open positions include a day shift custodian, a high school registrar, 10 special education assistants (5 baseload and 5 student specific), a transportation router, assistant coaches for girls basketball, the dance team, and swimming; a head coach for boys tennis, and various certificated and classified substitutes.
 
BGPS' transportation provider, Cascade Student Transportation, is also in need of bus drivers. Visit https://sticareers.com/ to apply. 
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