Bryant Elementary School

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June 2021

News from Dr. Holcomb

As they say in the movie business.......That's a wrap! At times, I have felt like this has been the longest school year ever, but at the same time, I can't believe we just closed the books on the 20-21 school year. Wow!

Thank you for entrusting us with your child everyday for the last 180 days. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have worked to navigate the ever changing COVID protocols and guidance. Thank you for supporting your child at home so they were ready to learn and grow at school or online each day. I appreciate you! I know it has been a tough year on all of you as well.

I will continue to keep you updated through our Bryant Facebook page this summer and when appropriate through emails and/or phone calls. I hope you have a wonderful summer! If you need anything this summer please feel free to email and/or call. There will not always be someone in the office but I will do my very best to return your messages in a timely manner.

Summer meals locations

The free summer meals locations have now been published. Please click on the link to see all of our locations this summer.

Playgrounds this summer

Starting Monday, June 7th, we will have summer school and Beyond the Bell programming in our building. For safety, our school playgrounds will be locked during this time just as they are during the school year. Due to additional recent vandalism, our playgrounds will remain locked after school hours. I hope that we will be able to reopen them at some point this summer, but for now, they will be closed. I know this is an inconvenience, but unfortunately it is a necessity at this time.

Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) Grades 3rd-5th

I have received some questions about when parents will have access to their child's ISASP test scores. Here is some information about how these reports will become available. As we receive more information we will get that out to you in terms of how to access your child's report.

Beginning in August 2021, Iowa families will have online access to view their student’s results on the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP). The ISASP Parent Portal will allow families to securely access and view the Individual Student Reports (ISR). Please note: students who took remote testing will not receive an ISR and will not have a report available in the portal.

FAST Literacy and Math Spring Data

Below you will see two graphs that represent our Spring FAST data. The top picture is Literacy and the bottom Math.

Our District Literacy goal--increase proficiency by 10% from Fall to Spring. We met our goal with an increase of 13.43%!

Our District Math goal--increase proficiency by 7% from Fall to Spring. We met our goal with an increase of 8.04%!

We were able to take a preliminary dive into the data prior to school ending. We celebrate in the success of our students but know that we have continued hard work ahead of us. While some of the numbers don't reflect it, we did see some really nice growth from our students. We are looking forward to taking part in a number of summer opportunities that will give us additional tools for our toolbox in the Fall.

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Immunization & Screening Requirements

Before next fall, make sure your child’s immunizations, dental screenings, and vision screenings are up-to-date. According to law, there are requirements for children entering kindergarten, third grade, seventh grade, ninth grade, and twelfth grade. Visit our website to learn more.

SCCSD Virtual Backpack

From camps to sports leagues to family services, the SCCSD Virtual Backpack serves as a link between non-profit community partners and our students and families.

Would you like to get weekly updates about events? Sign Up for the Virtual Backpack email list here.

Non-Discrimination Statement

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT The Sioux City Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas: Business & Marketing, Family & Consumer Science, Health Science, and Industrial Arts, Technology, & PLTW. The Sioux City Community School District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (for employment), national origin, religion, age (for employment), disability, socioeconomic status (for programs), marital status (for programs), or veteran status (for employment) in its educational programs and its employment practices. The District is required by Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its programs, activities, or employment. Inquiries or grievances under Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act may be directed to Jen Gomez, Director of Student Services & Equity Education/Title IX Coordinator at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations to the District may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, or both. Please see District Board policies 103 and 504.4 for additional information on available grievance procedures.