What's Buzzin' at Bryant

Week of October 2, 2023

A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Hello Bryant families,

Thank you to everyone who participated in our very first Parent University. Our goal is to continue to strengthen our parent/school connection while providing parents with tools to support their children in a variety of areas and ways. Be on the look out for information related to our next session. We look forward to seeing everyone.

Progress reports went home with students last Friday. Everyone students receives a PR in trimester one. If you have not seen it yet, please be sure to check your child's backpack.

Lastly, fall picture day is Friday, October 6th. Purchasing information and proofs are sent to families electronically therefore it is important that you have finalized the data confirmation process in Aeries and have a correct email address on file. Not having accurate information on file may impact your ability to order fall pictures.

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


At Bryant, what do we stand for? Our Mission and Vision will explain

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RUSDs 2023 State of the District

Attention Families: Save the Date for this year's Riverside Unified State of the District!

Our annual State of the District event is an opportunity to hear about RUSD"s accomplishments, student success stories, and plans for the future.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

The Maxine Frost Performing Arts Center

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Guest reception

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Program

Learn about how your district is partnering for success!


Atención familias: ¡Reserven la fecha para el Estado del Distrito Unificado de Riverside de este año!

Nuestro evento anual del Estado del Distrito es una oportunidad para escuchar acerca de los logros del RUSD,las historias sobre el éxito de los alumnos y los planes futuros.

Jueves, 2 de noviembre de 2023

En el Centro de artes escénicas Maxine Frost

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Recepción de invitados

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Programa

Infórmese sobre cómo su distrito se asocia para lograr el éxito.

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Work hard, DANCE HARDER!

Last week we had a blast at our lunch time dance party. The music was blasting and we enjoyed every minute of it. Our students work hard so they deserved a few minutes to get their groove on!

The Core Virtue for the month of October - Gratitude

Gratitude is thankfulness for the gift of life and the gifts in life. Gratitude is the act of recognizing and acknowledging the good things that happen, resulting in a state of appreciation. This month show your gratitide and appreciation toward other for the little things they do to make your day brighter.

This month, as part of our social-emotional development discussions, classes will discuss what it means and what it looks like to show gratitude. Please join us by talking with your child about showing gratitude and appreciation to others.

Who has the best attendance?

Congratulations to Mrs. Hara and her super students for being recongized as the class with best attendance average last week. In addition to our students, parents are to be recongized for ensuring their children are at school, on time ready to go! Thank you for your support. Keep up the great work!

Parent University

Thank you to everyone who came out to our first Parent University session. We look forward to seeing you all at session two. Be on the look out for details.

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.

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.

RUSD's Family Resource Center

Parents and families are encourage to join RUSD engagement opportunities

Pathways to College and Career Family Engagement Summit

RUSD College and Career Readiness and the Family Resource Center have partnered to host the Pathways to College and Career Family Engagement Summit scheduled for October 14, 2023, at Ramona High School. Pathways Flyer

  • 10/4/23 Grief & Loss will explore different types of loss and how to support children in the grieving process.

  • 10/5/23 Praising Children will provide tips on how to effectively use praise to increase motivation and self-esteem.

  • 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.

Fall Picture Day

Friday, Oct. 6th, 12am

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

Mark your calendars

Bryant School of Arts and Innovation

Natanya Johnson, Principal

Melissa Gonzales, Assistant Principal

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