Panther Press

September 4th, 2020

Hello Bryant Families,

Here is the weekly newsletter for September 4th! It was absolutely AMAZING to see children in the building again and to hear the excitement surrounding starting school. We will have our Group A students (Last Name A-K) on September 8th and 9th with our Group B students (Last Name L-Z) on September 10th and 11th. The following week we return to the normal schedule of Group A students on Monday and Tuesday with Group B students on Thursday and Friday. We can't wait to see all of our kiddos in the building for classes!

SACC is coming to Bryant!

We will be offering a SACC program at Bryant this year. Please see the information below on how to register.


- Children that are enrolled in SACC can attend on their in-person school day. Hours during Phase 1 are 2:20-5:30.


- Click on the link for registration.

https://www.myprocare.com/Default/Index?aWtuPTIzNzU2MDc0OTYmc2NoSWQ9MTM=


- Once you complete your registration, you will receive an email with either information on start dates or an email stating you have been placed on the wait list. We can only take the first 20 children so please be sure to sign up ASAP.

Drop-Off/Pick-up Zones

Below is a map of the zones for drop-off and pick-up. As explained before, students will not have supervision on the playground until 8:00 A.M. School also does not start until 8:45. Please try to drop students off as close to 8:45 as possible. The zones are designed with family groups in mind. Students will play in the designated zones until school starts. They will also line up in their zones. Teachers will come to the zones to escort the children into the building. At the end of the day, parents may pick up their children in the same zone. Paras will be outside to supervise pick up unitl 2:40 p.m. Please remember that children should not be hanging around the playground playing on the equipment after school. Please be on time!
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Recess Zones

Below is a map of the recess zones. Students will be assigned a zone with fun games and activities designed for each zone. These zones rotate every two weeks. Students will be outside for their lunch recess unless it is below zero or poor air quality. Students also need to have a mask on at recess as well.
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Attendance During Phase 1

- K-5 Phase 1 Remote Learning Attendance/ Engagement Procedure


In the blended/ in-person environment (AA/C/BB) attendance will be taken by the classroom teacher daily. While remote, if a student is unable to participate synchronously once a day, the student/ guardian will need to check-in with their classroom teacher via e-mail, messenger, phone, etc. During a student’s remote learning days, if the student’s classroom teacher does not receive a “check-in” by 9:00 pm, the student will be marked absent for the day. After 10 absences, a meeting will be held with student’s parent/guardians and building principal to determine student’s educational placement.


- K-5 Digital Learning Attendance/ Engagement Procedure


Attendance will be taken by the digital learning teacher once daily, with the expectation that students check-in synchronously a minimum of two times daily. If a student is unable to participate synchronously once a day, the student/ guardian will need to check-in with their Digital Learning teacher via e-mail, messenger, phone, etc. If the student’s Digital Learning teacher does not receive a “check-in” by 9:00 pm, the student will be marked absent for the day. After 10 absences, a meeting will be held with student’s parent/guardians and building principal to determine student’s educational placement.

Class Dojo

We are a Class Dojo school. You should be receiving an invite to join your teacher's accounts. I will be listed as a co-teacher (as well as several others) in order to make sure we stay in contact. Please feel free to message on the app if you have questions. Please also remember that teachers may not answer immediately after hours or on the weekends but will return messages within 24 hours of returning in person.

Signing Onto Chromebooks

Please see the attached flyer from our tech department on Chromebooks.

An Update on the Cleaning Products:

The list if cleaning products that will be used in schools can now be found on the district website using the link below.


https://helenaschools.org/departments/district-facilities/cleaning-products-in-buildings/


If you have any questions, please email Kalli Kind, HSD1 Director of Support Services at kkind@helenaschools.org .

QPR Training

Lewis and Clark County is working with the Awareness Network to create a community of parents who are smart about mental health and suicide prevention.


Through their partnership, the organizations are offering free training to parents in the county and rewarding them with $5 gift cards for participating.


The most popular course, which is held twice a month, is Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR).

This training is intended for people from all walks of life, QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) is a two-hour course designed to teach “gatekeepers” warning signs of a suicidal crisis and how to help. Gatekeepers can include parents, friends, neighbors, siblings, co-workers, supervisors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, police officers, and firefighters, among many others. The process follows three steps: (1) Question if a person is considering suicide, (2) Persuade them to seek and accept help, and (3) Refer the person to appropriate resources.


Together, we can prevent suicide.


Register for upcoming QPR and other free courses for adults at https://lcsuicideprevention.org/parents/


To learn more about the Awareness Network and the scholarships they provide for youth mental health services in Lewis and Clark County, please visit www.awarenessnetwork.org

Food Benefits for Families

Please see the pictures below describing a food benefit for families from Montana DPHHS, Community Food and Agriculture Colalition and the Montana Food Bank Network! A huge thanks to these amazing organizations!
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