Family and Community Resources

Below you’ll find links to a variety of contacts and resources that may be of interest to students and families.

Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)

Battle Ground Public Schools has implemented Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) methods at all schools in support of its focus on social-emotional learning. With PBIS, staff teach behavioral expectations to students just as they would any core subject, and reinforce those expectations with specific acknowledgement systems. Read more about the PBIS program on the District website.

Project AWARE

Battle Ground Public Schools is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, families, and staff. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Project AWARE is a partnership between the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Battle Ground Public Schools, Shelton School District and Marysville School District. Each district will work to:

  • Increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth.
  • Provide training for school personnel, families and community members to detect and respond to mental health issues in children and young adults.
  • Connect youth and families with needed services.

Read more about Project AWARE on the district website.

Drug-Free Schools

The Battle Ground Public Schools Drug Prevention Education/Intervention Program, which meets federal goals, offers counseling to students affected by their own drug use or others in their lives, and seeks to prevent such use by students not yet affected.

The district has prevention/intervention specialists at each secondary school who offer individual counseling as well as group support sessions for students, such as smoking-cessation classes at the high schools. Visit the district website for more information about BGPS’ Drug Free Schools program.

Director of Social-Emotional Learning
Sandy Mathewson
(360) 885-5456

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Coach
Tamra Scheetz
(360) 885-5374

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Coach
Kristen McIntyre
(360) 885-5369

Free and Reduced Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946. ** Please note the application process is unavailable during the summer. We cannot process 2019-20 applications until August. **

Visit the district website for more information and to apply for meal benefits. If you have questions, please call the Free and Reduced Hotline at (360) 885-5390.

C-TRAN’s Youth Opportunity Pass

The Youth Opportunity Pass is available to all middle and senior high school students who are enrolled in Vancouver, Evergreen, Battle Ground, Camas and Washougal school districts, the Washington State School for the Blind and the Washington School for the Deaf. This program is not available to any other schools or districts at this time.

Valued at over $300, the Youth Opportunity Pass is absolutely free to any student currently attending one of the above listed districts or schools; no restrictions apply. The pass offers all participating students unlimited access to C-TRAN Local service starting September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019. It does not offer access to any Regional or Express service that crosses into Portland, or para-transit service. It is not valid on TriMet or the Portland Streetcar. Click here for more information and to apply.

Family and Community Resource Center (FCRC)

Battle Ground Public Schools’ Family and Community Resource Center helps meet the needs of families faced with housing instability and similar economic challenges.

The center’s staff fields requests for a variety of resources to help those in need. Those requests typically include items such as school supplies, backpacks, winter clothes and personal items that enable students to stay focused on their studies.

Several years ago, the district produced a Family Resource Guide with contact information for agencies and organizations that provide assistance for families and students in need. The Family and Community Resource Center is a natural extension of the district’s partnerships with these resources.

Yvette Elrod, located in the BGHS Media Center, is Battle Ground High School’s FCRC representative.
Office: (360) 885-6518
Cell: (360) 726-1359


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