Academic Policies and Procedures



To excuse a student’s absence, please login to Skyward Family Access to notify us, or call 360-334-8202.  Absences that are not excused within 72 hours of the student returning to school will remain unexcused.

When a student is getting here after their class start time or leaving early and will not be present for scheduled class time… they sign in or out on the clipboard that is located as soon as you enter the front door.

All absences of students will require a note or personal contact (written note, phone call or email) by the parent/legal guardian or the absence will be considered unexcused. Any absence not excused within three (3) days after the return of the student to school will not be excused at a later date unless approved by an administrator.

All student absences due to illness or health conditions of five (5) or more consecutive days duration will require verification by appropriate medical personnel upon return of the student to school. Failure to provide acceptable verification may result in the absences being determined as “unexcused”.

Cheating is when a student knowingly submits the work of others and represents it as his/her own. Cheating also includes the aiding and abetting of cheating by others. Any student who knowingly aids or abets the accomplishment of cheating shall also be subject to appropriate corrective action.

Forgery is falsely representing a parent’s/legal guardian’s or teacher’s signature in any way, altering, erasure, or other tampering with a teacher’s grade, either on paper or on the computer, will result in appropriate corrective action.

Plagiarism is the taking of language, ideas, or thoughts from another person or source, and representing them as original work. Students who use plagiarized papers or projects, or are involved in any other form of cheating, will be subject to reduction in grades and/or appropriate corrective action.

Grades for courses will be awarded at the end of each semester and, for High School Students, placed on High School Students’ transcript.

A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = less than 60%

If the student leaves the program at any time during the school year, the student and/or parent must notify RHL so that teachers can provide grades and close the students’ account. All district-owned books or equipment must be returned and all fees/fines owed to the school or cafeteria must be paid.

If you wish to unenroll your student from River HomeLink, please complete the Student Withdrawal Request form.


It is advised that each student must check out a chromebook, own, or have access to a computer with internet capabilities and the Battle Ground School District’s email system.

Students are required to use their Battle Ground Public School email account for all communications regarding their online course. Student use of email falls under the Battle Ground Public School District’s Network Resources Acceptable Use Agreement.

Instructional materials required for a course, such as books or software, will be checked out and returned through the RHL media center. Students will be responsible for any loss or damage in accordance with school board policies.

Full-time BGVA students will follow all RHL policies and procedures. The RHL campus is a closed campus. Students eat their lunch on the school grounds or in the cafeteria. No exceptions without an administrator approval. Students will not leave campus with a non-family related student, especially in a car, without prior written permission on file in the school office. Part-time students will follow the RHL Campus policy.

Parking for all students and family members is in the Maple Grove parking lot. The exception is the handicapped spots which are located directly in front of the River HomeLink building. Do not park at the movie theater or adjacent spots in the Gardner Center. Do not park your car at any time in the fire lane.

Students must follow school policy regarding cell phone use. Exceptions may be made by the classroom teacher.

In the event of inclement weather affecting road conditions, such as snow, ice or severe and widespread wind damage, schools might be closed or start late. These decisions are typically made before 6:00 AM and made to the public through phone call, email message, posting on the district website, announced on TV and radio stations, posted on The Columbian website and as a recorded announcement on the school district’s “snow line” (360-885-5343). Students are expected to work online from home.


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