What's Buzzin' at Bryant

Week of September 4, 2023

A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Hello Bryant families,

Thank you to everyone who attended Back to School night. We had a wonderful turn out. I would like to extend a special thank you to our wonderful PTO. They always provide a special touch to make our events memorable. The Tiki's truck was a hit!

This week we will be hosting our first Celebrate Student Success assembly. One time per month we take time to honor those students who are excelling academically as well as demonstrating the Core Virtues. In addition to students being recongized by their classroom teacher, Mr. Carlson highlights a few students who have been rock stars during our after school HEARTS program. If you child is being recongized this month you will recieve notification by the classroom teacher regarding the assembly time. Parents will enter the assembly through the main MPR doors. I do understand that parents and family members like to bring items to help make the day special for thier child. However, please do not bring balloons as they will not be allowed to be taken to the classroom. If you child is not being recongized this month, dont fret. We have a long school year ahead of us.

As always, thank you so much for being such wonderful partners. Have a fantastic week!


The Core Virtue for the month of September - Diligence

Diligence is doing what needs to be done with devotion, dedication, and determination. Showing diligence involved making a constant and earnest effort to accomplish what has been undertaken, regardless of the circumstances surrounding the person.

This month, as part of our social-emotional development discussions, classes will discuss what it means and what it looks like to demonstrate diligence. Please join us by talking with your child about demonstrating diligence and never giving up, even when things appear to be difficult.

Thank you to the American Legion

Thank you so much to Kathleen and Mary from the American Legion for your donation of backpacks and school supplies. The American Legion has been a supportive partner of Bryant for the past few years. Your donations help to provide students with items they need to be ready for school. We appreciate you!

BUZZ is Back!

After a long summer break, Buzz is back and ready to congratulate those classes who have the best daily attendance. Each week Buzz flies to the class that has the best attendance and leaves them a special treat. Although there was a TIE between classes last week, one grade level collectively managed to bring home the prize! Congratulations to FOURTH GRADE! Mrs. Carranza and Dr. Broadnax tied for best attendance rate. Thank you to all the students for being here on time every day ready to learn. This is joint recognition with parents as you are responsible for getting them up in the morning and bringing them to school. Thank you so much! Keep up the good work!

August Core Virtue - Respect and Responsibility

Respect means that you accept somebody for who they are, even when they're different from you or you don't agree with them. Responsibility is being accountable for one's actions and to know and follow various rules and conduct codes. Responsible students treat others fairly, are trustworthy and honor their commitments. Thank you to Dr. Broadnax and her super students for teaching us what it means to be responsible and to show respect while at school.

Join a Bryant Parent Group!

Parent, we need you! Joining one, two, or all of Bryant's parent groups are a wonderful way for you to get involved in what's going on with the school community. We are always looking for enthusiastic new members to join our team. Be part of planning school activities, fundraising, budget planning, etc. Most meetings are held after school with the option of attending virtually or in-person. We look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings.

Attendance Matters!

Regular school attendance is the best predictor of a students success. If you child is at school on time every day, teachers have a better opportunity to identify and address any needs your child may have. It also helps to ensure your child feels as if he/she is part of the learning community. It can be very hard to enter into an enviornment when you feel as if you don't have a good grasp on what is going on specifically because you have been absent from school. This includes being tardy. Routines. schedules, and expecations for the day are established in the first few minutes of class. Although it may seem like it's not important, it helps classes establish community. Let's be good Bryant Bees! Please ensure your child is at school, on time, every day!
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Join School Site Council - We are still looking for interested parents!

We are looking for parents to join our team. School Site Council helps to support the administrative team in finalizing the categorical budget, monitoring school safety procedures, etc. There are 7 scheduled meetings to be held throughout the school year. Parents have the option of attending the meetings virtually or in-person. If you are interested in joining, please print and return the attached form. The due date has been extended to September 8, 2023.

We would love for your to volunteer!

We are so happy to welcome volunteers on campus to offer support or to attend field trips. This is a great way to ensure the school site, community, and families are all connected. If you are interested is being a volunteer, some important information you will need to know is captured below:

  • All volunteers are required to be checked into RAPTOR Visitor System & be cleared via the Volunteer Clearance List for 2023-2024. If you are not on the Volunteer Clearance List you will not be allowed on campus for any reason. Volunteers will not be allowed on campus prior to 8:10 am unless cleared by administration in advance of the visit.
  • The Adult Volunteer Participation process is a 4-6 week process (may be longer if there is a fingerprint processing delay).
    • Be sure to inform staff of the timeline to acquire clearance for scheduled events and field trips.
    • All chaperones, no matter the duration of the field trip or school event, must be fingerprinted and complete the process

Volunteer clearance renewal:

  • To complete the renewal process (volunteers previously cleared during the 2022-2023 school year) all volunteers are required to complete the annual online volunteer training and confirmation form
  • Tier 1 volunteers, previously cleared during the 2022-2023 school year may renew their Tier 1 clearance for the 2023-2024 school year.

If you would like to begin the volunteer clearance process, please access one of the links below.

E3 is BACK!

I am so happy to announce we will be bringing back E3! Please read the attached letter for more details. We hope many of you are able to volunteer.

E3 Volunteer interest form

23-24 - Data Confirmation

The data confirmation window for 2023-2024 will be July 17, 2023, through September 30, 2023. For the 2023-2024 school year, every parent/guardian of returning students MUST use the online Annual Data Confirmation process. Returning parents will not be required to print and submit hard copies of the Emergency Card. If you have questions or need support with completing the data confirmation online, please contact the main office. We will be happy to help.

Parent - Student handbook

Please take a minute to read/review the 23-24 Parent-student handbook with your child. Information in the handbook includes, but is not limited to: attendance, bully policy, birthday parties, riding bikes to school, etc. When finalizing your data confirmation you may be asked to confirm that you have received/read the handbook. Please contact the main office if you have any questions.

Riverside Arts Academy

We are so excitedf to continue our partnership with the Riverside Arts Academy (RAA). The program is offered to all 5th and 6th grade band students. Students will extend their love of music from our day program to RAA after school. RAA band will be offered to both grade levels two times per week. Don't miss out on signing up your child for this wonderful opportunity. RAA is scheduled to begin on September 11th. The sign up dealine is September 5th.

Enrollment form
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RUSD's Family Resource Center

Parents and families are encourage to join RUSD engagement opportunities

  • 9/11/23 Opening Doors/Abriendo Puertas Builds early literacy skills and promotes positive parenting practices and family interactions.

  • 9/11/23 Transición a la Universidad (Transition to College) Enhances the family’s ability to support their student’s last year in high school and the transition into college, emphasizing the role of the family, financial decisions, and common questions and challenges.

  • Various dates: Digital Equity Program Families receive a free refurbished computer after 8 hours of instruction.

Additional resources:

Riverside College & Career Fair

RUSD students and families are invited to attend the 19th Annual Riverside College and Career Fair taking place on September 28, at the Galleria at Tyler from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.

The event is hosted by the Riverside Chamber of Commerce and will feature over 100 colleges and professional organizations. View the event flier here.

No School - Labor Day

Monday, Sep. 4th, 12am

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

Bryant School of Arts and Innovation

Natanya Johnson, Principal

Melissa Gonzales, Assistant Principal

School Office Hours - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm