Weather/Emergency Closures

Battle Ground Public Schools makes every effort to ensure safety throughout the district. In the unfortunate event that safety is compromised, Battle Ground Public Schools will communicate with staff, students, and parents.

The district uses multiple communication tools to deliver emergency information in an effective and timely manner.

How we notify families

  • Automated Phone Calls & Emails Please keep your contact information updated in Skyward (Family Access). Contact your school office to update your information. On weather days, calls begin going out at 5:45 am to families who have not opted out.
  • Emergency Information Line: (360) 885-5343 (Updated by 6:00 am on impacted days).
  • District Website Bookmark for easy access.
  • Social Media Accounts
    • BGPS Twitter Account
    • BGPS Facebook Page
  • Flash Alert News sends notifications to your computer or mobile device about emergency and non-emergency issues.
  • TV and radio stations, local newspapers

Weather-related closures

New for 2017-18: Late starts are two-hours! Battle Ground Public Schools administrators consider many factors when determining school closures.

Weather Related School Closure and Late Start GuideWeather-Related School Closure & Late Start Guide (PDF) RUSSIAN (PDF)

Split-district (“partial”) closures or late starts – Sometimes the weather forces us to close or have late starts at some schools but not others. In the event of split-district closures or late starts, it is important to know whether you live in the north or south part of the district:

  • North Schools – Battle Ground High, Yacolt Primary and Amboy Middle schools, Captain Strong Primary, Chief Umtuch Middle and Tukes Valley Primary and Middle.
  • South Schools – Prairie High, Daybreak Primary and Middle, Maple Grove K-8, Pleasant Valley Primary and Middle, Glenwood Heights Primary and Laurin Middle.
  • Alternative Schools – CAM Academy, River Homelink, and Summit View High School. These schools will follow the worst-case scenario.

Parental discretion – Even when a school is open, parents and guardians may use their own judgment whether it is safe to send their children to school. Weather-related absences are excused if they are reported to the school by a parent or guardian.

Late-start school hours

In the event of a late start, school begins two hours later than normal. View school start/end times as well as late start and early release information.

Snow Bus Routes

School-specific bus routes, including snow routes, can be found on the district Bus Route page. If snow routes are in effect in the morning, those same buses will be on snow routes in the afternoon, too, regardless of the weather by that time.

Community Education Inclement Weather Policy

If Battle Ground School District closes schools or students are released early or after-school activities are cancelled due to severe weather, all Community Education enrichment and recreation events, classes, and practices will be canceled. In the event of a split-district closure, all Community Education enrichment and recreation events, classes, and practices will be canceled at closed locations. If school and/or after-school activities are not canceled, all activities will go on as scheduled.

Course instructors will reschedule missed classes due to inclement weather. Practices will not be rescheduled.

Weekend Events and Classes
If inclement weather happens on a weekend when Battle Ground Community Education activities are scheduled, look online or call (360) 885-6584 for cancellation information.

If it is a game or tournament:

  • All game supervisors and referees will be called.
  • It is the responsibility of the coaches to look online or call Battle Ground Community Education at (360)885-6584 to get the up-to-date closure information and call their players.
  • Within two weeks coaches will be notified of the rescheduled games and it will be the coaches’ responsibility to inform their players.

If it is a class:

  • The instructor and students will be called.
  • You will be notified of the reschedule as soon as possible.
  • Course instructors will reschedule missed classes due to inclement weather.

Tigerland Preschool

If Battle Ground School District has a late start due to weather conditions, morning Tigerland preschool will be canceled and rescheduled. Afternoon Tigerland preschool will be held at the regularly scheduled time.

If Battle Ground School District releases students early due to weather conditions, afternoon Tigerland preschool will get out early or be canceled depending on the time of the decision.


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