Beartales

Bryant Elementary School

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October 2021

News from Dr. Holcomb

Welcome Fall! I love this time of year! It is perfect football weather!


Let me start by saying Thank You to everyone who was able to attend parent/teacher conferences. I hope that the variety of options of not only days/times, but also the manner in which your conference was held, provided you an opportunity that worked best for your family to visit with your child's classroom teacher. This is a great time for us to share information with you and to show you student samples, but is also an opportunity for you to share more with us about your child. If you haven't had an opportunity to meet with us yet, you still can. Our District's goal is to have 100% participation so your child's teacher will be reaching out to find a time that works best for you.


This week our students will get to participate in the NHS "WE ARE ALL STARS" assembly. We are excited to have them as our guests! Don't forget about the NHS Free Tailgate nights. They are from 5-6:30 pm, and they serve hotdogs, chips, and water. All students from each school are welcome to attend. Students still receive free admission into all North High activities with a paying adult. Here are upcoming dates:


Oct. 15th Football vs West (Tailgate held in the west parking lot behind the scoreboard at Olsen Stadium)


Dec. 7th Basketball vs Heelan (Tailgate will be in the NHS commons)


Jan. 18th Basketball vs CBAL (Tailgate will be in the NHS commons)


We had the honor of presenting the Good News Report at the Board Meeting the end of September. Our task was to highlight growth that students had made in meeting goals in areas that had been difficult for them in some way. Six of our brave 5th graders participated in this event. Click on the link to see the report https://youtu.be/VTGaIOT5V2s We are super proud of not only these students but all of our students who work so hard to meet their goals.


Please do not ever hesitate to reach out if you have a question or are in need of help. We are here to help! Have an amazing fall!


Dr. Holcomb

Math Goal

Our Math goal at Bryant this year is as follows:


Bryant will raise our FAST Math proficiency scores (K-1: Early Math and 2-5 CBMmath CAP) from fall to spring by 10% in the 2021-2022 school years. In addition, we will also have a higher spring score in 2022 than in 2021 (>48.06%)


During our recent parent/teacher conferences your child's teacher shared your child's individual scores on this assessment. The chart below shows you where are students scored in each grade level as a whole.

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Literacy Goal

Bryant's Literacy goal is as follows:


Bryant will raise our FAST Literacy proficiency scores (K-1 Early Reading; 2-5 CBMr) from fall to spring by 10% in the 2021-2022 school years. In addition, we will have a higher spring score in 2022 than in 2021 (>57.02%)


During our recent parent/teacher conferences your child's teacher shared your child's individual scores on this assessment. The chart below shows you where are students scored in each grade level as a whole.

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Upcoming Events

Oct. 15 We Are All Stars Assembly with North High

Oct. 26 Picture Retakes and End of 1st Quarter

Oct. 29 Halloween Parties (Stay Tuned for more information)

Nov. 2 NO School--Staff Development Day for Teachers

Nov. 24 Early Dismissal 2:30

Nov. 25 NO school Thanksgiving

Nov. 26 NO school Thanksgiving Break

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  • Free and Reduced Meal Application Reminder: Have you filled out a free and reduced meal application for the 2021-2022 school year? If you haven’t, please take a few moments to fill out the application today. While meals are free to all students due to the pandemic, the information collected on the free and reduced meal application is needed for program funding within the District. Families who qualify for free or reduced meals may also qualify for P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits carry over for 30 days in the school year or until a new application is filled out for the new school year. The free and reduced meal application is available on the SCCSD website.


  • Stay Up-To-Date On Community Events: The Sioux City Community School District is proud to offer many ways for students and families to stay involved and connected in our community. Virtual Backpack provides families with a convenient way to receive the latest news and information from local non-profits and community partners on events and activities that may be of interest to District families. From camps and sports leagues to family services and resources, the SCCSD Virtual Backpack is a one-stop resource for community information. Sign up to receive the weekly e-newsletter today!


  • Return-to-Learn Plan and Weekly COVID-19 Reporting: The District’s Return-to-Learn Plan including our health and safety protocols and our weekly report for positive COVID-19 tests reported by parents and staff is available on the District’s website. The weekly positive COVID-19 data is updated every Friday as part of the District’s commitment to maintaining transparent communication with our families.

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, gomezj2@live.siouxcityschools.com. 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.